Memory Diagnostic Tool keeps launching on boot up



I have run the diagnotic tool a couple times to see if my memory is running
the way it should, and I am aware that after you log back into Windows, the
tool reports whether your memory is working properly or not.

However, both times that I ran it, the tool's icon appeared in the taskbar
beside the little power icon and system clock... no status pop-up, nothing.
The thing is that when I try to click on it or right-click it, nothing

The MDres.exe process keeps showing up in the task manager every time I
reboot. There is no shortcut to it in the Startup folder, nor am I able to
find any entry in the registry to turn off its loading on startup. I have
opened the system configuration window, but it's not listed there either. How
do I stop it from launching every time I boot up Vista?

I have found a few inquiries about this on the internet dating as far back
as March 2007, but no solution has been presented anywhere. I hope you folks
could shed some light on it.


200 GB HDD
T5300 Core 2 Duo
Vista Ultimate 32-bit (legit)


Thanks for your quick response. However, Hijackthis didn't tell me anything
I didn't already know. The mdres.exe process originates from the
\Windows\system32 folder. There is no other mention of it in the log file.

I don't want to go digging through the registry for any trace of mdres.exe
in case I delete the entries which allow the diagnostic tool to run in the
first place.

Any ideas?


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