"Setting Up Personalized Settings" Message at Every Boot

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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
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SYMPTOMS

You may receive the following message each time you start your computer:
Setting up Personalized settings

CAUSE

This behavior can occur if you have Internet Explorer installed and the network is set up to use mandatory user profiles that are not configured with Internet Explorer personalized settings.

RESOLUTION

WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To work around this behavior, create a new mandatory user profile that includes Internet Explorer personalized settings, or change the BrowserWebCheck data value to a null value.

For information about creating mandatory profiles, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
168476 How to Create Mandatory Profiles with Windows NT 4.0
To change the setting in the registry, delete the Loadwc.exe value data from the BrowserWebCheck value in the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
For additional information about Loadwc.exe, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
176960 Description of the Loadwc.exe File in Internet Explorer

MORE INFORMATION

Each time Internet Explorer starts, it checks to see if Internet Explorer personalized settings are installed. When the settings are not present, it attempts to create these settings. However, mandatory user profiles do not allow you to save user profile settings, so this process is repeated every time your computer restarts.

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Article ID: 236436 - Last Review: December 6, 2003 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
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