Originally posted by Guy
If you have My Computer open when you reboot, or right after you install something and it's open, it defaults to open it back on start up so you can continue where you left off.
This should only happen once though.
actually guy winXP will never open a folder up on reboot unless a program explicitly tells it to which in this case it is the problem he is having. having winxp open a folder up at reboot like win98 would cause a security problem i would think.
Max Paws i can tell you why you have this problem. it is from a bad installer, let me clarify: i installed a radeon video driver and i selected a custom install directory. the computer would always open up to the folder where the installer was at at bootup. since the ATI radeon video driver is always loaded at bootup, well you get it. the video card driver has a application that should have loaded in the system tray at bootup but fails
and opens the driver installation folder.
i reinstalled the driver and when i left the default install directory alone no more popups. so i think you have the same problem. during a software/driver installation you changed a default directory and when the service tries to load up at boot it cannot find the files it needs to run at startup so it points to a folder and opens it up. this could be a video driver, virus scanner, anything that should be loaded at bootup.
a fix would be to type in the run box msconfig and deselect services that start up at bootup and see which is causing it, than reinstall that software but use default installation directory.