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Error when starting PWAD


I've been trying to help someone with the following error to no avail. This error message pops up when attempting to start PWAD.
Could I get some help troubleshooting this particular error? 

Thank you




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Super User

Dear @MaximAld 


I was getting similar types of errors too when launching PAD.

Try out the below.

- Go to Run

- Type shell:startup and hit Enter

- This opens the startup folder and you can see Power Automate there

- I just removed it from the list of startup items and PAD opened successfully from there onwards.


Not sure if this is something related to the free version I have, but you can give it a try.


Edit: may possibly require a restart of machine.


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Hi, thank you for your reply.

The steps above have been tried, but still an error persists. Is there any other possible solution?

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