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qttask.exe insists on reloading

qttask.exe insists on reloading

qttask.exe insists on reloading

(OP)
I finally solved a problem where QuickTime wouldn't load, and I got the strange error message

"There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive \Device\Harddisk2\DR5"

This was related to a USB media reader that was installed. Taking it off line solved the problem.

The next issue is a nuisance issue. It involves QuickTime's insistence on running "qttask.exe" on boot up with its icon on the taskbar section of processes running. I can readily shut this down, and take it out of the startup processes by one of several means, including msconfig, or WinPatrol. But the next time that QuickTime is run, it wants to reinstate that startup item, I use WinPatrol, which notifies me of this, and I refuse to allow this.

There must be some way to permanently stop this, but I can't find it in any of the QT preferences. If I rename/delete the qttask.exe file, will that cause any hiccups when QT tries to reinstate it into the startup items?

What is the "proper" way to get rid of this nuisance? From all I've read, it is not needed to run QuickTime.

Ron Hirsch

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