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Old 12-27-2004, 03:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Why does my System 32 folder open every time I start Windows and how can I make it stop doing that? Here is a Microsoft KB article about this problem but none of the remedies they offer help me. Thanks a lot!
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there are 2 ways you can stop this:
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a) go to start, run, type "msconfig" (without quotes)
go to Startup
b) un-check any programs you don't want starting up when Windows loads
- if there is one called explorer, uncheck it; even though explorer is the program that basically runs your computer, it should automatically open when you start up even if it is not in the list there. if it is in the list, explorer opens twice instead. if you open another instance of explorer, it opens up a window which you can browse to folders. this is likely what is happening in your case

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a) go to start, run, type "regedit" (without quotes) then enter
b) go to the following folders:
HKey_Local_machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entversion\Run
HKey_Current_user\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Run
c) delete keys with the names of programs you don't want starting up when Windows loads
the last point in #1
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None of these schemes worked because I didn't have an "explorer" entry anywhere to delete! What should I try next?
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None of these schemes worked because I didn't have an "explorer" entry anywhere to delete! What should I try next?
could be a virus,run a boot virus scan
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