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eraemia 12-28-2005 01:46 AM

Windows Folder at Startup

Whenever I start my computer, the WINDOWS folder pops up. What causes this, and how can I disable it?

Thanks in advance.

Osiris 12-28-2005 01:49 AM

System32 Folder Opens Upon Boot

Run that and reboot and let me know if it works.

eraemia 12-28-2005 01:53 AM


Thanks for your quick reply. After running that file, a dialog box titled "Finished" immediately popped up, saying "This script cannot repair your issue. The expected Registry value was not found."

I am not sure what that means. Any idea?


Osiris 12-28-2005 01:54 AM

is it the system 32 folder?

C:\WINDOWS <---- This


C:\WINDOWS\system32 <---- This


eraemia 12-28-2005 01:56 AM

The C:\WINDOWS folder pops up.

Osiris 12-28-2005 01:58 AM

go to start, run, type msconfig, go to startup tab, post me a screen shot or click disable all, recheck your antivirus and reboot.

if you are not sure what to uncheck or recheck, post me a screen shot

eraemia 12-28-2005 02:06 AM


I'm not sure what to uncheck, so here are the screenshots of my startup tab:



Osiris 12-28-2005 02:10 AM

I think I see your problem in pic 2. See where it says c:\Windows\? Thats what is making it come up.

Now click on disable all

Now go to where is says location, that bar right next to location, put your mouse on it until you can move the bar over to the right to expand the entries and then go back and check everthing that says norton or symantec. Reboot and that folder shouldnt reappear.

eraemia 12-28-2005 02:24 AM

Thanks, the Windows Folder no longer appears, but now, the System Configuration Utility appears since I am in a "Selective Startup" mode. When I went back to the Startup tab, many items were selected too. Before restarting, following your suggestion, I only selected Symantec/Norton items (there were 2 I checked).

Osiris 12-28-2005 02:27 AM

ok. when that comes up, just put a check mark in the box and click ok and it wont appear the next time you reboot/restart.

If I were you, I would run msconfig cleanup to get rid of all those invalid reg entries that you dont need any more. You will probably notice your system is a little faster since you dont have all those startup items any more. You saud they are checked again right? if so, go back and only leave checked your antivirus, click apply, but dont reboot yet, run msconfig cleanup, click select all, the click clean up selected, now reboot and all those entries will be gone.

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