I went to Dell's community forum and read several posts on this subject, most told members who were experiencing the same problem as I am to do the following:
Click on start, then click on run, type in "msconfig" then click "OK" and that will take you to another page, go to the top of that page, click on the tab labeled "startup" which will open up a box listing a long list of items, the discussion then said to go down the page until I found these two items, "ISUSPM" and "issch" which if checked to go ahead and uncheck them, then click on apply, then click on close.
I am then prompted to either restart my computer now or restart it later. I click on restart it now, the computer restarts and after the restart has finished up appears a much larger dialog box labeled "System Configuration Utility" which told me to go back and choose the normal startup mode on the general tab to start Windows normally and to undo the changes I had just made. Below that large dialog box was an item which was unchecked and I was told in the Dell forum to check it. It said the following:
"Don't show this message or launch the system configuration utility when Windows starts." I then clicked OK. I then once again restarted my computer and after the restart it seemed to work but now the Somic Activation Module box has come back.
If I use that Windows registry cleaner which you referred to in a previous post, I read on the website to use it with caution, it could delete vital information and files you might not want deleted. I have quite a bit of Quicken on this desktop PC, would I run the risk of deleting any or all of my Quicken if I went ahead and used that Windows registry cleaner?
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