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Question: explorer folder opens at startup

How can I stop W2K from opening an explorer folder on the desktop at startup? It opens for every user on the system.

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When I open Windows Explorer, in the left pane below "This PC", the Documents folder opens the Docs folder on OneDrive (just noticed my Pictures folder is mapped to OneDrive as well).

Downloads, Music, and Videos do not...they open their respective folders in my user account.

How do I get rid of this OneDrive madness??

Answer:Documents folder in Windows Explorer opens to Docs folder on OneDrive

Hello Ashley,

It sounds like you may have Documents set to auto save to OneDrive. If so, setting it to auto save to This PC instead should sort this for you.

Auto Save Documents to OneDrive or This PC in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials

Same for Pictures.

Auto Save Pictures to OneDrive or This PC in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials

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hello all,
like the title says, when i try to open a folder, it opens a new window instead in the same window. can anybody help me?
help would be appreciated. (sorry for my english)

Answer:double click on explorer folder opens a new folder

Hi. Welcome to TSF.

Open Control Panel, double-click Folder Options and select the General tab. Select the Open each folder in the same window option and click OK.

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My C:/ folder just pops up when I log onto my user for no aparent reason. Can I get rid of this please?
 

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My son has a folder which he keeps all his music,video etc in. Recently whenever i boot into windows his personal folder opens automaticaly,how can we stop this from happenin. I have scanned his folder for viruses but it was clean.can someone help.I run windows xp professional.

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Hi,

I'm sure you've seen his problem before as there's a lot of questions about it. I've been through all the suggestions but none of them seem to work for me.

My OS is XP home sp3.

I have a folder which opens on startup. C:\windows\programe files\microsoft

I've looked through various help forums and checked the following:

open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Microsoft > Windows > Currentversion: look in these folders;
Run
RunOnce
RunOnceEx
RunServices
RunServicesOnce

And the similar locations on in HKEY_CURRENT_USER.

I cannot find any registry entry which has the above path in the right pane, though some are similar.

I've also checked the startup folder which is now empty and checked that folder options is not set to open last folder.

Any other ideas?

Answer:Folder opens on startup

Try this
http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;q228502

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On my other computer (an HP Pavilion 750n), the HP Folder in Program Files (or something like that) has been opening as soon as the computer is started and the desktop is loaded. Does anybody know why this might be happening??
 

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I have just installed a new printer and now the folder containing all the software for the printer opens at startup. I have looked in the startup folder - it is empty. I have looked in startup in msconfig - no sign. Can anyone help me to stop this please?ThanksPhil

Answer:Folder opens at startup

try opening up the printer prog and look for a tick in a box saying open this folder at startup

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All right, I've been having problems with this for a while. I have looked through some threads here, but haven't been able to make much of anything. Here's the problem...

Every time I start my computer, my System32 folder opens. (I am running Windows XP). Basically, I have no clue why. For a while, I also got an error message about a "wjview.exe" error, but that has recently stopped after doing some other stuff.

Any help/suggestions is greatly appreciated. Also, does anyone know what a program called "lycemo.exe" is? That often gets blocked by my firewall, but I have no clue what it is.
 

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Hey Everyone,

I have a question. I have a Dell Dimension 310 that a folder opens after you have booted the computer and the OS fully loads. The folder is called C:\Program Files\Common

Is there a reason for this? How do I get it to stop coming up on start up. I have never seen this before

Answer:program folder opens on startup

It is within the Registry, Startup programs or listed on MSConfig. Check those out to see if it is there to remove it.

Another thing to try, get MSConfig Cleanup, Link can be found in Osiris's Spyware Guide or here at MajorGeeks. That should find and remove the entry as well.

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Hello,

This has been a long standing problem that I have not been able to find an answer for on my own.

I am unsure of what caused this to happen initially, but when I was using Windows 7 the system32 folder (C:\WINDOWS\system32) would open whenever I started my computer and reached my desktop.

I attempted to find a fix, failed, and left it.

Some time ago I upgraded to Windows 10, and the issue continues to happen. Whatever I read mentions that there may be a problem in the Registry, but anything I have tried has solved this issue.

So, I would like to know if anyone here would have any ideas on how to resolve this. My end goal, of course, would be to NOT have the system32 folder open whenever I start my computer.

Any and all help is appreciated, thank you!

Answer:system32 folder opens at startup

Hello and welcome to the TenForums

Have you checked to see if there is anything you don't expect in the Start-up tab of Task Manager?

You could also try working through this tutorial to see if you can identify any unusual items and report back if you find any.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

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This Folder opens on Startup in Windows 10:
C:\Windows\System\Speech

How do I stop this? I looked under Start>All Programs>Startup.....Not there.

Thanks.............Bill

Answer:Folder Opens on Startup in Windows 10

Hello Billg226 Welcome to the Ten Forums! Not glad to see you back with some headaches however.

The speech options would be under the Windows Ease of Access found at the bottom of the list of things in the Start menu>AllApps section there where you would go to enable/disable things which could explain why that particular folder keeps being found open on startup. The View option on the menu bar in any Explorer window allows you to slide over the "Change folder and view settings" where the View tab is then opened to check off or uncheck the "restore folders on login" box as pointed to in the image here.

The highlight lines take you through the steps to see that checked or unchecked where you then click the Apply button to see that set. If that is checked off by chance unchecking that should be an immediate help while you will first want to look in the Ease of Access in case the Speech option has been enabled.

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Hello. Very recently, a folder called Common located in C:\Program Files keeps popping up when I log into my laptop. I tried to stop this by looking in msconfig to deselect it, but couldn't find anything to do with the folder.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Answer:Common folder opens at Startup

Hey,
have you checked your startup folder?
(start->programs->startup)

You could try using something like EasyCleaner (google it) to remove the startup entry(like msconfig but it looks in the startup folder and anywhere else startup items are found).

in msconfig do you have any programs which are in the folder which opens? (e.g. is there a program which maybe isn't running)?

is there anything(an event) you can link this with? installing new programs etc.

Cheers,
Jamey.

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Hello, I've been having this problem for about a month now, and it won't go away.

Whenever I start my computer up, the C:\WINDOWS\system32 folder opens up.. everytime! I have looked at several forums to try to fix my problem, and I have tried the fix at this website: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm (line 260) and this is the message that came up:

"the script cannot repair your issue. The expected Registry value was not found."

I have no idea what to do.. I read on one forum that the guy had to basically clean off his hard drive and re install it! I REALLY don't want to have to go through that.. especially since I'm a college student, and finals are coming up.. the last thing I need is to be without my own computer. PLEASE Help me!!

I have searched on this site for forums pertaining to this subject, but I haven't found any. So, if there is one, and I missed it, feel free to send the link to the thread my way.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:44:43 PM, on 4/4/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
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I have this wierd problem of a folder opening with every windows startup. The folder is C:\Program Files\Zone.com. The folder and files within are not malware or anything, just some little games that came with my computer that I never got rid of. It is not in my startup folder. I have never run any of the games and don't even remember opening that folder before this started happening.

Thanks for the help.

Here is a HJT Log just incase:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:36:09 PM, on 6/25/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Alias\Maya6.5\docs\wrapper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Alias\Maya6.5\docs\jre\bin\java.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sonic\Updat... Read more

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When I start up my pc my system 32 folder always open's after desktop loads, any ideas on how to stop this? I just did a system recovery this evening, uninstalled all the bundled junk, installed firewall and antivirus and ran all updates. Thank You.

Answer:System 32 folder opens on startup

Did it do it before the system restore or just after?

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when anyone logs in to this one PC, the windows system folder (C:\windows\system)opens up on the desktop. I checked the regestry for programs on startup but nothing was there about the system folder. How can I stop this folder to pop up? I dont want anyone in that folder deleting things.
Thanks
 

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Hi All, I'm working on a Dell laptop that the system32 folder pops up at startup. I ran Hijackthis and found a huge javascript in the start up. I've never seen this before. I ran spybot s&d an it found and cleaned out some stuff, but this script thing still remains. I'm pretty clueless on how to fix this one. The Hijack log is to large to post, I'll try and post it as an attachment. Any help would be greatly appericiated. Thanks a bunch.
 

Answer:System32 folder opens at startup

After looking on google this should fix it.. http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/xp_system32opens.vbs

 

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I'm running windows xp and every time i restart or boot up it opens the system32 folder. I seen a previous post about this in which they said to download hijackthis and post the log. So here it goes. BTW i have none of the reg keys as in the above post i just mentioned. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
 

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:44:04 PM, on 5/27/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Media Access\MediaAccK.exe
C:\Program Files\Media Access\MediaAccess.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\WinTools\WToolsA.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq Connections\1940576\Program\BackWeb-1940576.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\gearsec.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\WinTools\WSup.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\WinTools\WToolsS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\Hijackthis\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

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Could someone please help analyze my HiJackThis log? The c:\windows\system32 folder launches on startup in XP. Thanks very much for any assistance!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 8:28:34 PM, on 1/18/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\DVDAudio\CTDVDDet.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AWS\WEATHE~1\Weather.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
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Answer:System32 Folder Opens on Startup in XP

Have you read the article here?
 

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I installed a stardock program then removed it just before this.
Apologies, as I know this has probably been posted before. Can someone please look at my Hiajckthis log and tell me why my system32 folder opens on startup? Thanks in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:34:32 PM, on 3/15/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SBCSEL~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\YOP\yop.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\browser\ycommon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Sys... Read more

Answer:Win32 folder opens at startup?

I Think this might be it? anyone know

O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [WIAWizardMenu] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\sti_ci.dll,WiaCreateWizardMenu

Thanks,

-Jason

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Hi,

I'm using Windows XP and for some reson when I start up my PC a folder is automatically opened for some some software I installed (iomega) ... how can I turn it off so that the folder doesn't open !!!

Thanks
 

Answer:Startup automatically opens a folder

Go to Start > Run > type msconfig > click on the startup tab. Scroll down the startup items until you find IMGSTART.EXE and uncheck it.

Restart and see if that does it.

Steve
 

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Hey Ya'll,

A good friend of mine recently visited a wallpaper site, and got a severe pop-up problem, using info I have found here, we were able to get them to stop. Running Spybot, Adaware, RegCleaner, and Asquared. But now the My Documents folder opens when he logs on...? Any Ideas??

He runs XP Pro w/ no SP, and only uses the firewall in his router.... He is a good friend, but very hard-headed, says he doesn't need all that, and ask " why do you think everyone is out to get you when your on line?", and "I've never used a firewall, and have never had a problem before".... (I know)..

Anyway, thanks for any help

Answer:My Documents Folder Opens On Startup

says he doesn't need all that, and ask " why do you think everyone is out to get you when your on line?", and "I've never used a firewall, and have never had a problem before".Well, he has one now! Tell your friend that God helps those who help themselves.He sounds like the kind of guy who prays to God to win the lottery, but doesn't buy a ticket! At any rate:Start > Run > type "regedit" (without the quotes)This will open up the registry editor. Then navigate to:HKLM/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows NT/CurrentVersion/WinlogonIn there there should be a value (on right hand side of screen) called Userinit.The data for this value is probably something similar to:C:\windows\system32\userinit.exe,C:\windows\system32\userinit.exe,If you do see a duplicated string in there similar to the above - simply double click on the Userinit value and edit the data so as to delete everything to the right of the first comma (,). In the case above you would leave only:C:\windows\system32\userinit.exe,Exit registry edit and reboot. No more My Documents!More info HERE: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555294/en-us

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I am aware of the Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 170086 that states

This behavior also occurs if there is a String value that contains only a single quote character (") as the Value data in the following Registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

I can find no string value that contains this type of error

Is anyone aware of a possible alternate cause or can anyone recommend a registry cleaning program that could automatically find and fix the problem?
 

Answer:System32 folder opens on startup

Download Hijackthis. Scan your machine then click on Save Log.

Post a copy back here and someone will be happy to review it.

Don't make any changes until instructed to do so.
 

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I also have the same problem as cobberhead. My system32 file opens on startup. It just started doing that for no reason. I did not restore or download anything. What ever caused it won't let me get rid of it. Any suggestions?? I'm runing windows xp

Answer:system32 folder opens on startup

vanatone.....  Have a read , this may assist you .http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;170086dl65  

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Each time I log on, my Document folder opens . And it opens across my entire desktop. I have to X out of it to go to Yahoo or Firefox. How do I stop it from opening?

Answer:My Document Folder opens on Startup

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555294

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I am running XP pro and I have the system32 folder displayed at boot up. I have read all of the articles relating to this issue and cannot find the registry entry that is causing the problem. If one of you with experience on this would kindly look through my hijackthis log file and help, I would appreciate it greatly. Here goes:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 10:07:41 PM, on 8/5/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\DVDAudio\CTDVDDet.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE\opware32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\DragToDisc\DrgToDsc.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\RxMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
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Answer:System32 Folder Opens During Startup

I dont see anything obvious in the log but i am not an expert,

However have you checked this?

http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...port/kb/articles/q170/0/86.asp&NoWebContent=1

SYMPTOMS
When you log on to Microsoft Windows, a Microsoft Windows Explorer window may open that displays the contents of the System32 folder.

This behavior also occurs if there is a String value that contains only a single quote character (") as the Value data in the following Registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
 

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Hi, I have a new Dell Dimension 8300, P4 at 3.0 GHz, 800 FSB, 60 G HD and 512 DDR and am running XP Home (whew, what a mouthful!). Everything seems fine, except whenever I turn on the PC or restart, once everything on my desktop has finished loading, the System 32 Folder opens itself.

I went to Dell Online Forum and someone gave me a link to a Microsoft document where it talks about this problem and why and what to look for in regedit to correct it (usually a null value or a single " mark). I couldn't find anything resembling what they said to look for in regedit.

I then contacted Dell Tech Support and they had me uncheck everything in Startup through msconfig, which fixed the Sys 32 Folder problem, but then my NAV Autoprotect couldn't be enabled, so the tech decided we should do a reinstall of XP Home. He stayed on the phone with me for most of it, but with 20 minutes left to go, we decided I could do the last bit on my own.

Guess What??!!

IT'S STILL HAPPENING!!!!

I've downloaded RegEditScrub, but am too chicken to use it.

Hope someone can help!

TIA as always,
Janet
 

Answer:System 32 Folder Opens on Startup

Obviously it can be controlled by msconfig. Maybe if you were to copy everything listed under the Startup tab, someone can help you figure it out.
 

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The my documents folder always opens on my desktop PC, anyone know how this started or more importantly how to fix it.

Im running windows XP Prof.

Thanks

Answer:"My documents" folder opens on startup

Hello!Your problem is probably a corrupted registry file.Please hit Start and then hit runType in the blank regedit and hit OKNavigate to HKLM/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows NT/CurrentVersion/WinlogonLook for the value named UserinitIt probably looks like this: C:\windows\system32\userinit.exe,C:\windows\system32\userinit.exe,If you do see a duplicated string in there similar to the above - simply double click on the Userinit value and edit the data so as to delete everything to the right of the first comma (,). In the case above you would leave only:C:\windows\system32\userinit.exe,Exit registry edit and reboot. No more My Documents!Hope this helps!

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My daughter is home from college for the holidays, and her laptop computer has many issues....surprise surprise. Most of them I've been able to clear up so far by running Ad-Aware, and updating the files in her Symantec Norton Anti Virus and running it. A curious phenomena though, is the appearance of the System32 folder, opened, every time the machine is re-booted. I can simply close the file and it goes away. It doesn't appear to be malicious...although Norton is still running its' scan right this minute so maybe it is symptomatic of some virus.

Any other ideas about why it is showing up? How might I inhibit it?

Thanks in advance, I searched through this forum and could not find a similar question.
 

Answer:System32 folder opens on startup?

Simplest thing to try first (an unlikely fix but easy to do):
1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Appearance and Themes, and then click Folder Options.
2. Click the View tab.
3. Click the Restore previous folder windows at logon option, and then click OK.

If that doesn't do the trick, then the heavy-duty fix is explained in the MS KB article, System32 Folder Opens When Logging on to Windows.
 

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When I start my computer system 32 folder opens on my desktop, why? How can I get rid of it?
 

Answer:system 32 folder opens on startup

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To:Techguys...HELP...PLEASE....
From :Steve

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 11:10:23 AM, on 11/23/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ccPxySvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\P2P Networking\P2P Networking.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\LXSUPMON.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SCMain.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\bin\IMApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CMMON32.EXE
C:\unzipped\hijackthis\hijackthis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS01
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.poetworld.net/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.emachines.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = h... Read more

Answer:HELP...sytem32 folder opens on startup XP

Closing duplicate post.
http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=300255
 

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I have tryed what the Mirosoft says to do, I have run Windows Defender, Ad-ware and spybot but I still opens at start up, and I also have downloaded and run the xp_system32opens.vbs file but it comes up with,

This script cannot repair your issue. The expected Resgistry Value was not found.Click to expand...

Here's the HijackThis Log I just done also,

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:15:24 AM, on 6/15/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alias\Maya 7.0 Personal Learning Edition\docs\wrapper.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\Program Files\Alias\Maya 7.0 Personal Learning Edition\docs\jre\bin\java.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WgaTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ABIT\ABIT uGuru\uGuru.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASC... Read more

Answer:System32 Folder opens up at startup.

Now there's odd. A friend of mine's just asked me about this exact same problem. It followed on from a conversation about spyware that I think I've helped him remove, but I need to see his PC.

I kinda assumed that the spyware he removed was hiding there, so when the registry entry or whatever tries to open it, and it's now gone, it opens the folder on the desktop instead.

Will watch this thread with interest.
 

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Have run HiJack wiuth the following results:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 15:11:26, on 29/08/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\DVDAudio\CTDVDDet.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Password Manager\AcctMgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ntl\BROADB~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
C:\progra~1\scansoft\paperp~1\pptd40nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BackWeb-8876480.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MS... Read more

Answer:System 32 Folder Opens on Startup

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I just noticed this today. I deleted a PWS Trojan yesterday using McAfee, along w/ the registry keys it created. Now My Computer folder opens on startup. Any ideas? Thanks for any info everyone.

Answer:My Computer Folder Opens On Startup?

Welcome to BC! Ok, I have seen this before and I gave the following answer: CLICK HEREIt may not work for you, but it might be worth a shot.

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Have run HiJack wiuth the following results:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 15:11:26, on 29/08/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\DVDAudio\CTDVDDet.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Password Manager\AcctMgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ntl\BROADB~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
C:\progra~1\scansoft\paperp~1\pptd40nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BackWeb-8876480.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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Answer:System 32 Folder Opens on Startup

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This is my gf's computer but I'm basically responsible for keeping it working.

I have to run Norton and adaware and spybot fairly regularly because she keeps DLing crap. (Although she swears she doesn't do it, it just magically appears on its own. Funny how that never happens on my computer )

Anyway, at startup, the folder "C:\Program Files\Common" pops up, and the only folder in it is "Bin"

I've looked in msconfig and searched around in the registry and can't figure out what's making this happen. I'm guessing its related to one of the many pieces of software that's been removed over time.

Any suggestions?
 

Answer:A folder opens up at startup. how do I make it stop?

Just for giggles (and since it's the only thing I can think of), did you check to make sure a shortcut to that directory didn't end up in the Startup folder?
 

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For some reason, everytime I start Windows, it opens the System32 folder.

-I have checked the "startup" folder in the Start Menu
-I have inspected the Registry thoroughly, I have already tried the "userinit.exe" trick, already looked for suspicious things in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN key, and searched the key, "RUN", throughout the Registry.
-I can't see anything wrong in the Registry.
-I have repaired and reinstalled Microsoft Office XP.

Even more confusing, I just got this computer on 7/27/03, which negates the possibility of a virus (no Internet connnection also).

This problem has been with me from the first time I restarted the computer.

I have a network card, but not connected. <---Might this be a cause?

I know someone has the answer, so speak up!!

My machine:

Dell Dimension 8300
Pentium 4 at 2.8 GHZ
512 MB of RAM at 400 MHZ
80 GB Hard Drive
Intel 875P Chipset
Windows XP Professional
 

Answer:[Resolved] System32 Folder Opens at Startup (XP Pro)

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Not sure which entry to uncheck in start-up tab on msconfig. There are the following present: WLTRAY.exe, conime.exe, ctfmon.exe & a curious entry: ""noUI

Answer:System32 File Folder opens upon startup

Did you try googling the entries?WLTRAY.exe = Dell Wireless WLAN Card Wireless Network Tray Appletconime.exe = This process is used when a Asian laguage is used in Windows. OR...it's a backdoor application can allow attackers to access your computer, stealing passwords and personal data.ctfmon.exe = a process belonging to Microsoft Office Suite.noUI = ??Try running CCleaner Portable, click Tools > Startup & see if that gives you any more info.http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/bu...

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The "This PC" folder often opens at startup. Also the computer goes to the desktop instead of the start screen. (That option is not checked on the taskbar). I've clean booted, removed programs, regedit, etc. with no luck.

Answer:This PC folder opens automatically at startup in Windows 8

Please see Fix: Computer or Documents Folder opens automatically at Windows Startup

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i have an annoying problem of windows system 32 folder opens on startup. I read that htis may be caused by invalid registry entries in: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. but this is not the case.

i ran a scan on my trend-micro av, but found nmothing

anybnody else have a solution?

hijack log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:44:51 PM, on 1/6/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Intel\Wireless\Bin\1XConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\crypserv.exe
C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\WENGINE\wmonitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exe
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Hello. Yesterday I started having a strange issue. It started soon after upgrading to Windows 7 Service Pack One, but is not necessarily associated with the upgrade. Anyway, the system folder opens on the desktop when the computer starts. I can close it and it doesn't come back until the computer is restarted. If I go to the start up folder (and left click all users as well) there is a "desktop.ini" file in there. I can delete it from both locations, but on restart the folder opens up and "desktop.ini" is back.
A full virus scan with Norton came up clean except for some tracking cookies that were automatically deleted. Any other ideas, anyone?
Thanks, gordoncanada

Answer:System Folder opens on desktop at startup

Desktop.ini is the file Windows 7 uses to store customizations of folders and other information about those folders.

It is normal for this file to reappear after it has been deleted.

Looking over documentation, it appears this problem occurred with other versions of Windows as well, when there was a null value in a registry entry in

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Find that key in RegEdit, or a similar one such as RunOnce, RunService, etc. Check the value of the key and make sure it isn't null, or that it doesn't just show quotation marks. I'm curious whether it's the same problem.

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Howdy!What more can be said... C:\WINDOWS\system32 folder opens when I start or re-start.Yes, I have read the MS Knowledgebase info about the 2 Registry entries, but they do not appear in my Registry. System32 Folder Opens When Logging on to Windows XPI did a search in this discussion group and came up empty also.This started when I formatted (last week) and installed WinXP Pro and then started installing my programs, etc.Any help will be GREATLY appreciated!In advance, many thanks.Bob

Answer:C:\windows\system32 Folder Opens At Startup

There's generally 2 causes for this problem:1) incomplete removal of malware (viruses/spyware)2) corrupt installation of autostarting programs (this includes programs that autostart - and programs that are called by other autostarting programs)The first step is to check your startup entries for items that load on startup. You can use msconfig.exe from the Run dialog - but I prefer this free program: http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/Autoruns.htmlIf it's too complicated - then there's another free one here that's easier to use: http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtmlStart by looking for programs that aren't on your system - and for one's that are unfamiliar to you. You can eliminate the one's that are currently started (since they started, they musn't be the problem).Then, one by one, try disabling them and restarting your system. Eventually you'll find the one that causes this behavior.CAVEAT: At times this is caused by the behavior of other programs not involved in the startup process. But eliminating the startup programs as a source of the problem is the first step in finding the problem there also.

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I run windows xp home edition.When my computer starts up.
the Program files folder opens up and lists all the contents of my folder.
I have been cleared of malware etc. in the HJT forum.
Any suggestions please?

Also for a split second a small window that reads "dialog" on the top header will flash and go away.
Not really sure about that either.

Happy holidays

Answer:Program files folder opens up at startup:I Need a solution

Hi triggerhappy,

msconfig is a diagnostic feature of windows which allows you to narrow down what might be causing some things to happen at startup. For the small window with "dialog" in the header, I would suggest that you go to Start / Run and type in msconfig and then ok. (You will need to be in an administrator level account to do this.) In the box that opens up, check Diagnostic System Start and then click on the Startup tab. Leaving your antivirus and firewall activated, uncheck the other items and reboot. If the dialog box does not appear, then you can assume that it is something loading together with one of your startup programs. If so, go back into msconfig to the startup tab again and add in half the programs that you unchecked before and reboot. By rechecking all the tabs, you will be able to narrow down which program it might belong to.

If using msconfig did not get rid of the "dialog" window problem, go back into msconfig and check "Normal System Start". This will cause all those items you unchecked to be rechecked.

After you do the above, tell me if this took care of either, neither or both of the problems you mentioned.

Zllio

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The c:\program files\common folder opens automatically every time windows starts. This is probably the result of an entry in the registry somewhere, but I have no idea where. Nor do I know how to turn it off. Please help!
 

Answer:Unwanted folder automatically opens at Windows startup

Try running MSCONFIG, click on the Startup tab, and see if it is located there.

Otherwise:

Start Regedit
Go to both:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
See if it is there as well.
 

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The default action for double-clicking a folder in Explorer is to open that folder in a new window. The only way to get it to open in the same window is to right click and select Open.

I have looked for specific registry edits, but my only results seemed to only apply to Vista or XP.

Please note that the Folder Options >> Open Each Folder in Same Window is ineffective, and a registry tweak or context menu edit is probably necessary at this point.

Any suggestions?

-Thanks in advance!

Answer:Explorer always opens each folder in new window

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore]
"BrowserFlags"=dword:00000022
"ExplorerFlags"=dword:00000021
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
65,00,20,00,2f,00,65,00,2c,00,2f,00,69,00,64,00,6c,00,69,00,73,00,74,00,2c,\
00,25,00,49,00,2c,00,25,00,4c,00,00,00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec]
@="[ExploreFolder(\"%l\", %I, %S)]"
"NoActivateHandler"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec\application]
@="Folders"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec\ifexec]
@="[]"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec\topic]
@="AppProperties"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open]
"BrowserFlags"=dword:00000010
"ExplorerFlags"=dword:00000012
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
65,00,20,00,2f,00,69,00,64,00,6c,00,69,00,73,00,74,00,2c,00,25,00,49,00,2c,\
00,25,00,4c,00,00,00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\ddeexec]
@="[ViewFolder(\"%l\", %I, %S)]"
"NoActivateHandler"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder... Read more

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Not a big problem, but annoying. When restarting my computer, lately Windows Explorer opens to the Dell Media Experience program file. I can't find anything on the startup list, and Services gives me no clues. I did have PCMServices.exe running in the task manager, but I stopped it and it didn't restart on re-boot, but Explorer still did. Any ideas? Thanks.
 

Answer:Explorer opens on startup

Normally this problem occurs either with MyDocuments or the System32 folder opening on startup
They have fixes for both of these

My Documents Folder Opens Upon Boot (for C:\)[/ulr]

System32 Folder Opens Upon Boot

To use the Regedits: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad by right clicking on the file and selecting Edit.

To use the VBS Files: Download .vbs file and save it to your hard drive (you may want to right click and use Save Target As). Double
click the vbs file. You will be prompted when the script is done.Click to expand...

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

This article indicates it may be related to that pcmservices
http://www.kbalertz.com/kb_894519.aspx

But I would wonder if you have any Dell Media Experience or DMX entries like DMXLauncher.exe or DMX.exe?
 

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I had been having lots of viruses, in spite of a good antivirus (McAfee OAS), after reformatting and reinstalling all my applications about 5 days ago, I have since two days the system32 folder opening up on startup, and the DRVSTORE folder is in blue.

I restored my system as far back as I could, but the issue remains unsolved.

Many searches yielded the same question from other individuals, but could not find an answer.

The only part of an answer I got from the Microsoft site related to the system32 opening at the end of startup, but none of the steps given gave any result.

I ran spybot that only found doubleclick.

I am on XP Professional, English version running on a Dell Dimension.

Please help.

Thanks

Answer:system32 opens on startup and DRVSTORE folder is labeled blue

Hello Mandle, Welcome to TSF!

The DRVSTORE file is a system file and should not be tampered with unless you are fully aware of what you are doing.
The fact that it is "Blue" is nothing to be overly concerned about, as Windows? has 'compressed' this file to save disc space on your computer, and it is quite normal.
It is best to just leave it alone.
Hope this answers the query.

Kind Regards,

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Who ever logs into the system gets the WINNT\SYSTEM32 folder displayed.

This happens on 2 machines. One NT and one WINDOWS 2000.

Setting is not in the "startup" or in the "run" or "run once" sub keys

I know this problem is something others have experienced. Can any one tell me where to check for this system folder opening at startup.

ASAP please.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Windows system directory folder opens each time with startup

Can you post a startup log from HijackThis?

There must be something running somewhere. Perhaps in your msconfig
 

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I was browsing the internet and my web browser (Opera) closed and the Libraries folder opened, all desktop icons and my taskbar disappeared. Now when I boot up my computer it's in that same state. The task manager is inaccessible also. It happened once before recently but rectified itself. Now it's come back and doesn't look like going anywhere!

Here's the DDS log. Thanks for any help.

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514
Run by Jake at 21:48:52 on 2012-01-15
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.4095.2412 [GMT 0:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\UnsignedThemesSvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
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Answer:Icons and taskbar have disappeared, Libraries folder opens on startup

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I installed a brand new version of XP Home with SP2 on Saturday evening and all has been running just fine. However, for some reason now the system32 folder keeps popping up after my desktop is loaded. This just started today and I am unsure how to prevent that folder from popping up every time the computer starts up. The only changes made today were some programs being installed onto the system.

Also, I believe this showed up after I installed drivers for the chipset and such Saturday night, but in the Startup folder, a 'Reboot.exe' file is showing up. Is it safe to remove that from the Startup folder? I looked it up thruogh Google and as far as I can tell, that file will reboot the system? The information I did find, if that's the same file, was not very helpful.

Thank you!
 

Answer:Solved: System Folder Opens at startup, and reboot.exe question

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This is nearly identical to the closed thread located at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/216821-unwanted-folder-automatically-opens-windows.html.

I got a notification from Symantec about a free upgrade to NAV 2011 and said what the heck why not, after which now everytime I power up a window opens for c:\documents. I had already followed the suggestions in the old thread with no evidence anywhere that this explicit entry is in any startup registry entry nor can I find it anywhere else. I found something searching Microsoft called "autoruns", ran it and found nothing. I suspect it may be hidden somehow in a Symantec entry in the registry since there is one for the upgrade for the download manager, though.

Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Solved: Unwanted folder automatically opens at windows startup

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its no big problem but its kinda annoting,the folder somehow managed to get itself set to autostartup every time i turn my comp off and i cant seem to find were to dissable it from doing this. thanks if ya reply
 

Answer:[Resolved] my C:\windows\system32 folder auto opens on startup

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I have a strange problem. explorer won't open folders when I double click on them. My media player starts instead, even if there is no media inside the folder. To get into a folder, I have to left click and choose "open". Then explorer goes into the folder and displays the files.

I have directory opus installed, and it works fine except when I try to open a folder on my desktop, then the same behaviour as above occurs.

Any thoughts? thanks for reading.

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When I put Windows Explorer in the Task Bar and I click it, it goes to the Libraries. Would there be any possibility to change it, to open up to the folder of your Account Name? As in the folder that has the documents, download, music, picture, and videos.

Answer:How do you change what the Windows Explorer Folder opens up to?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by CosmicPoptart


When I put Windows Explorer in the Task Bar and I click it, it goes to the Libraries. Would there be any possibility to change it, to open up to the folder of your Account Name? As in the folder that has the documents, download, music, picture, and videos.


Visit the following tutorial for instructions;

Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target

HTH

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Everytime when I startup, a windows explorer window opens in the directory c:\program files\common\ this directory contains no files, only a folder called BIN. Probably this directory is referred to by a (removed?) program during my startup procedure, but I have no idea which one. How can I track which program causes this problem? Restoring my system is not an option because I've ignored this problem too long...

Thanks in advance

Andor

Answer:XP opens Explorer Window on startup

Check your Startup folder under Start->All Programs and see if Windows Explorer is listed there. If so, just right click on it and choose Delete.

If the above does not work, I suspect that it's spyware.

Please download HijackThis. Create a folder at C:\HJT and move HijackThis.exe there. Run a scan and save the log file. Post the whole log file here. Do not fix anything since most of them listed there are harmless (some are system required). This program will help us determine if there is any spyware/malware on your computer.

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I actually have windows ten I accidentally put this in the wrong thing but please help anyway

Whenever I turn on my computer, at least 3-4 windows of Internet Explorer open up. I don't want to disable internet explorer because I need it for word to work, but please help me with this. I already tried to use msconfig, internet explorer doesn't show
up. Again, I don't want to disable internet explorer I just want it to stop opening on startup.

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I have a problem every time I boot up, Windows Explorer opens on my desktop. It opens to display the contents of My Documents. I am running win me and have been through every thing listed in start up in the win config utility with no success. I have a freind running win xp who has the same problem only his opens to display the contents of his windows system32 folder. All you have to do is close the window to return to the desktop but its very annoying. Does anyone know what caused this and how do I make it stop??
 

Answer:Windows Explorer opens on every startup

Aljem
Welcome to TSG!
When that happens it is generally caused by a conflict with a program that is starting up. The way to find that program is somewhat tedious but to my knowledge the only way.
Go to start\run and type in msconfig and select the startup tab.

Now disable everything except Explorer, systray, pchealth, and *statemgr. Now restart your system. Windows should start faster and the window should not appear.
Now go back to msconfig and add back in a group of four items at a time and restart. When the problem resurfaces then you have isolated the item to one of the four. Now you will have to disable three of the four and restart again until you have isolated which program is causing it. Once found you will have to delay the start of that program by leaving it disabled in the startup group and placing a shortcut to is in C:\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup folder.

Norton internet security Iamapp.exe was notorious for this problem.

Let us know if that helps you.

Dave
 

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I installed my DVD drive on my HP machine, and now I keep getting an explorer window that opens on Startup to the HP folder. Its innocuous, but annoying. How do I get rid of it?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Explorer window opens on Startup

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When my mom starts up her computer, Windows Explorer opens to c:\Programs\Common. It just starting doing this a few days ago. Any ideas why or how to stop it?
 

Answer:Windows Explorer opens on startup

It happens just on startup and doesn't come back if closed. When you start up the computer again, it pops back up.
 

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1. If I try to select normal startup in msconfig.exe, it doesn't stick; always reverts to selective startup.

2. When I boot to the Windows 10 desktop, it always opens a Windows Explorer window at /windows/system/ which shows only a Speech folder in the right panel.

3. Checking my BootManager using BCDEdit, I see this but I don't understand what the entries mean or whether any of them are connected to the problems 1 and/or 2:


Code:
C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit

Windows Boot Manager
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identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {657a150b-658d-11e5-99b6-8e17c296bef1}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
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identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 10
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {6c229bec-6586-11e5-9bc2-4487fc95d11b}
recoveryenabled Yes
allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {657a150b-658d-11e5-99b6-8e17c296bef1}
nx OptIn
bootmenupolicy Standard

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Answer:Windows 10 opens folder at boot; msconfig stuck at selective startup

Couldn't there be other possibilities why the folder could be opening on the Windows start? Check task scheduler, and for any other programs that could be responsible for that, get a copy of CCleaner and take a look at your programs launched on start.. Just a couple more ideas to chuck at you .. (Sorry..)

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Hi there,
I've been searching a lot, trying to find a solution to this problem, but no solution.
The problem is that, when I open a folder, explorer will allways open a new window, and I end up with lots of windows, which becomes really annoying.
Also, nothing happens when I change folders options to "open each folder in the same window". I checked it, unckecked it, checked it, restarted the computer, stopped the explorer process at the task manager, nothing worked.

This is really annoying. Please help.

Answer:Explorer opens a new window every time I open a folder

With Win exploer open and from the menu bar:
Tools | Folder Options | General tab | Browse folders section|
choose Open each folder in the same window

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Whenever I open my folder with video files win. explorer CPU usage jumps to 50% although I didn't watch any clips! When I close the folder CPU usage remains the same and there is no open applications! Any ideas how to fix this? I am running XP SP3 with all the current updates.
 

Answer:Windows explorer CPU usage 50% when opens video folder!

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When I click on my internet explorer the system 32 folder pops up. I then notice new files added to my start up registry like:
<BODY BGCOLOR="#ffffff"><H4>401 The web site is blocked by administrator</H4></BODY></H
and
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupreg\<HTML><HEAD><TITLE>401 The web site is blocked by administrator</TITLE></H
I delete these keys from regedit and they just come back next time I sign on explorer. I've tried running registry mechanic, and even tried removing explorer and reloading it, same problem happens next time I sign on. I've also tried reloading xp and that doesn't fix problem either. Now I'm stuck using firefox browser right now which sucks. (I am running windows xp)
Any help would be greatly appreciated as this problem has been going on for six months.
 

Answer:[Solved] system 32 folder pops up when explorer opens

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The title kind of says it all, I guess...when I start my computer (which runs XP Professional Edition), the only thing visible on my screen is my My Documents folder.

I was able to download DDS, but it won't run: It opens up the black-screen window, but it closes after about 5 seconds. GMER ran successfully...I'm attaching the GMER log now.

Thanks for your help!

Answer:My Documents Opens on Startup, But Explorer Doesn't

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this is the solution for bowiehero in thread http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=190677

I had the same problem...

everything was allright in the registry but the My documents was opening on startup.


1 - boot up your Windows CD in "Repair" Mode
2 - execute (X: is your CD drive letter) :
- copy X:\i386\explorer.ex_ C:\Windows\explorer.exe
- copy X:\i386\userinit.ex_ C:\Windows\system32\userinit.exe
3 - reboot
 

Answer:Explorer Does Not Run on Startup; Opens a Window to My Documents

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Thanks but no this is not the solution. As you can see we have provided the correct and full fix. If the user did what you proposed (and you assumed he had a Windows CD), he would not be able to login and he would no longer even have a Windows shell if he were able to login. The reason for that is that you copied compressed versions of userinit.exe and explorer.exe and overwrote the real file names with them and left them in compressed form. They cannot run in compressed form and need to be expanded. You should have used expand not copy

However the explorer.exe file was fine. Just the userinit.exe file had to be replaced and this user had backup copies already on his PC which was simple to copy and overwrite the modified userinit.exe which had been replaced by a renamed copy of explorer.exe. Also there were many other problems to be fixed as you can see from that thread.
 

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I have a HP Pavilion dv7 Entertainment Laptop. Lately, when I start up my computer, Windows Explorer (Libraries) open automatically. I can close it out with no problem but find it annoying to see it on EVERY startup. I don't know if something happened during a HP or Windows update or if possibly picked up some spyware or malware somewhere. I ran scans with Avast anti-virus, Spybot S&D, and Malwarebytes with nothing serious showing up...just cookies.

Everything seems to run properly with no problems but this showing up on startups/reboots, opens on safe mode also. I checked to see if anything in startup folder...Nothing. I checked msconfig settings...can't find anything unusual.

Please help if you can. I would be very grateful

Answer:Windows Explorer (Libraries) opens on every startup

Hi CraigM02, Welcome to Sevenforums.

Try this;
Open Windows Explorer,
Press the Alt key and click Tools>Folder Options
Under the "View" tab, make sure that "Restore previous logon folders at startup" is unchecked.

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After I shutdown or reboot, when the system restarts, I see an Explorer window open up. The Explorer window is always open to the folder "C:\Windows\system". The folder is empty BTW.

I've tried some of the solutions in this webpage, but none of them seemed to have worked.

Fix Windows Explorer Window Opening on Startup
Fix Windows Explorer Window Opening on Startup

Answer:An Explorer window opens up everytime at startup

Hi,
Use Clean boot,
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Click Start and type in the search box,
msconfig
Click on the suggestion on top or hit the Enter key,
Go to the Startup section and take some screen shots for a complete list,
Go to the Services section and on the bottom left Check the box to Hide All Microsoft services,
Repeat the screen shots,
See the links above my signature on how to take and upload screen shots here,
Cheers.

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Hello,

I've recently run in to a problem with an XP SP3 computer.

Backstory:

It had become severely infected. My browsers were being hijacked, and programs were unable to run. I attempted to install malwarebytes, but I didn't succeed; it would fail at "finishing installation". After that, I installed Hijackthis and noticed several strange key entries. At that point, I ran combofix which managed to find 12 or so rootkits, and had to reboot the computer in order to clean them.

I did so, and on reboot, my AVG 8.5 began popping up with several virus notifications. I told AVG to remove all of the threats it found. I was able to install Malwarebytes and update and run it. It found about 47 infected objects and was able to remove them all with a reboot.

At this time, I began noticing that on reboots, explorer was no longer starting. All that opens on startup is a folder window to "My Documents". If I then try to run explorer from the command line, another duplicate "My Documents" window appears. If I close all of the "My Documents" windows, and then run explorer, I am able to view the desktop as normal. This happens on any user profile I log in with, and also in safe mode. Any scans I now perform show no infections. Afterwards, I ran MGtools, but it appeared to have no effect. I also ran CCleaner to check for registry errors, but again, no noticable effect.

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Answer:Explorer Does Not Run on Startup; Opens a Window to My Documents

Welcome to Major Geeks!

You need to install and run SUPERAntiSpyware as requested in our cleaning instructions.

You also need to refer to step 1 of the READ & RUN ME and uninstall the Viewpoint software that you still have installed, and also you need to uninstall the 7 old versions of Sun Java that you have installed and then install the current version. This was all covered in step 1. If you are having a problem doing this because you could not figure out how to run Add/Remove Programs without having a Desktop then you can simply run Task Manager and click File, New Task (Run...) and enter appwiz.cpl in the box and click ok.

Then you will need to run MGtools again and attach a new MGlogs.zip file.

Do you know what the below startup processes are?



[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"utsgmon"="Testimonials.exe"
"forces_elite"="UserSp1.exe"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentVersion\Run]
"newbreed"="forces_elite.exe"
"ATLIEHELPER"="NopeZ.exe"Click to expand...


 

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I recently installed the November update on my computer and now the File Explorer runs at every start up. How can I go disable this and go back to normal?

Answer:File Explorer opens at Windows 10 startup

Hi, this reference, albeit older, gives a basic sequence of steps to help you analyse the problem - I've not yet seen reports of this generally.
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...599b31bf5?db=5

Here's an updated version of how to do a clean boot (first step in the above)
How to Clean Boot Windows 10 and Windows 8

and here's an updated version of how to add, delete, enable startup items.
Startup Items - Add, Delete, Enable, Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Hello All!
Let begin by saying, how very grateful I am, for this forum of smart folks, that are always able to have an answer, to all of my rediculous questions. Thank you.
I have chosen to use Google Chrome as my default browser. In my settngs, I've set it to have "access to Internet Explorer." I have also changed some setting in another location, which offhand, I don't remember where/what that was... But the point is, when
I start my computer, a window opens, with IE!! First of all, I don't want a window to open at all, at startup, With IE or GC. I would like to activate a window at my liesure. But the part that, it opens IE is just a pain. I don't know why such thing get on
my nerves. I can't seem to find a place to change the settings, to stop the window from opening, automaticly (and by doing so, the IE thing would go away, automaticly :]).

Answer:A window with Internet Explorer opens at startup

so IE automatically starts on startup?
 
 
go to start > run > and type in "msconfig" (no quotes)
 
this will bring up another window
 
Go to the startup tab.
 
In this list you will see a bunch of programs that start on boot up.  Find the one that relates to IEexplorer and uncheck the box.  Then restart
 
 

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Hello all and thank you in advance.

I had some sort of virus several months ago; I ran Sophos, McAffee and Adaware and removed multiple malicious programs (sorry, I don't remember what they were) and was able to fix several annoying problems that it had caused (it disabled viewing hidden files and removed folder options from the control panel so I couldn't enable it, among other things). I was able to fix everything, except for the fact that when I login I only see my desktop background, with no icons or anything else, although the strange thing is that My Documents does appear. I'm able to run the task manager and run explorer.exe to get my desktop loaded, but having to do this every time I boot up is getting old.

I've searched online and tried several fixes (logging on as a different user, checking the shell subkey in the winlogon of the registry for duplicate values, etc), but nothing works.

I've posted all of the required scanning information here; any help would be much appreciated!!
DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by mquirk at 15:22:29.00 on Thu 12/03/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2000.1249 [GMT -8:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}

============== Running Processes ===============

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Answer:Explorer.exe not booting, but My documents opens on startup

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Hello Tenforums!
First I'd like you to thank you for all the times you've helped a frusterated little guy with his PC-problems - even thought I never registrered, I've been here quite some times.

The problem
Anyways, on to the problem. As the title states; every time I double-click a folder in Windows Explorer, it opens in a new window. I know there have been problems on this in earlier versions of Windows. I'm running Windows 10, but I've yet to found a solution to this problem.

What is weird about this, is the following. The ONLY time a folder opens in a new window, is when the folder is located in the PICTURES folder. On some occurrences, the folder I'm clicking is opening twice.

Another strange thing I noticed, is when I delete something. When I used to delete something, the folder would automatically update and remove the file without me needing to do anything. Now, I have to refresh the folder I'm in to actually be able to see the picture I deleted gone.

Here's what I've tried:
Making sure the registry key of HKCR\Folder is empty.Running the sfc /scannow command in an elevated command promptChecking the Explorer options for opening a folder in the same window or a different one on and off.Checking the double-click and single-click options on and off.Making sure I do not have this "Vault" program that everyone is talking about... SourceGear Vault?Refreshing the Windows Explorer process in Task Manager.

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Answer:Explorer opens a new window every time I double-click a folder

Ireliavent said:

Hello Tenforums!
First I'd like you to thank you for all the times you've helped a frusterated little guy with his PC-problems - even thought I never registrered, I've been here quite some times.

The problem
Anyways, on to the problem. As the title states; every time I double-click a folder in Windows Explorer, it opens in a new window. I know there have been problems on this in earlier versions of Windows. I'm running Windows 10, but I've yet to found a solution to this problem.

What is weird about this, is the following. The ONLY time a folder opens in a new window, is when the folder is located in the PICTURES folder. On some occurrences, the folder I'm clicking is opening twice.

Another strange thing I noticed, is when I delete something. When I used to delete something, the folder would automatically update and remove the file without me needing to do anything. Now, I have to refresh the folder I'm in to actually be able to see the picture I deleted gone.

Here's what I've tried:
Making sure the registry key of HKCR\Folder is empty.Running the sfc /scannow command in an elevated command promptChecking the Explorer options for opening a folder in the same window or a different one on and off.Checking the double-click and single-click options on and off.Making sure I do not have this "Vault" program that everyone is talking about... SourceGear Vault?Refreshing the Windows Explorer process in Task Manager.

Explaning the .GIF I li... Read more

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Bought Lenovo Y480-Windows 7 just days ago and installed 3DS Max, Cad, Adobe CS6, Microsoft 2010. To counter the problem for whatever spyware, I installed Microsoft Security Essential, CCleaner and I have McAfee. But I think the problem occurred when I installed Adobe CS6. Just so you know, I've tried everything -- Tried "regedit", tried "msconfig", I tried placing missing symbols -- I called my I.T. friend. Windows Explorer/My Computer pops-out every time I open my laptop. Is this a bug from the new Adobe?

Answer:Windows Explorer (My Computer) opens/pops-up every startup

Download and run this utility:

Autoruns for Windows

Go to the Logon tab and post either a screenshot of the entries in there or save it to a text file and paste that here.

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Hello,

I don't know if this has to do with a virus, but it's been happening since last night and it's got me baffled.
Every time I start my machine (Windows 2000) a window (windows explorer) opens after startup. The window shows the folders within c:/dOCUMENTS AND sETTINGS/mY uSER (where my user is my name).
I've checked in START -> Startup but there's nothing that would account for this.
I've ran AdAware, CWShredder, Spybot S&D and a couple of antiviruses, none found anything wrong.
Any ideas about how I can fix this? Any ideas a s to what causes it?
Thanks

CPG
 

Answer:[Resolved] Windows Explorer window opens on startup

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'C:\Program Files\Common' explorer window opens automatically on Windows startup.Inside of it is a 'sounds' folder.Side symptom is if the volume is muted, then system restarted, volume is no longer muted after Windows restarts.Solution at posting here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic188614-15.htmldid not take care of my issue.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:49:04 PM, on 3/26/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\COMODO\Firewall\cmdagent.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\IOGEAR\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\Program Files\Diskeeper\DkService.exeC:\WINDOWS\Sys... Read more

Answer:explorer window opens automatically on Windows startup

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(XPSP2) When I double click on a folder in the Windows Explorer right-hand pane, it opens a search box instead of simply exploring the folder. Can anyone advise me how to turn it back to the normal behaviour?

This situation arose after I did some registry tidying to get rid of a much more irritating problem. So it won't surprise me if there is some registry key I still need to change.

regards
Boops

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows Explorer: double-click folder opens Search

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Click on Start, Run then type regsvr32 /i shell32.dll and click Ok.

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Ragazzi! I refer to the postings  "Windows Explorer (Libraries) opens on every startup"Sorry to say, and I'm not trying to be the smartass, but the issue of the Windows explorer opening at every startup on several Lenovo Ideapads is still lingering around. I visited a forum or two, three, four but still there is no anwer. Isn't there anybody who can point his / her finger on this trivial, yet uggly thing? I mean, some were suggesting to remove some specific Adobe programs to avoid Explorer to open at startup, but for me this is no solution! In fact I think it's pretty ridiculous to give laptop-users this kind of advice!  And it seems that only Lenovo laptops suffer from this problem, so is it too much asked if someone at Lenovo's support-desk with take a good look at this issue, or are they too busy solving more weighty problems? Anybody at Lenovo's support-desk?  

Answer:U310: Windows Explorer (Libraries) opens on every startup *revisited*

 
 
 
 
 
 
Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
Please try this
 
Start -> Run -> msconfig -> Startup -> Disable All -> ok -> restart
 
Enable Startup iteams one by one to check what is causing the issue . 
 
or Try the below solution
 
 
1.  Go to Regedit by typing Regedit in RUN (Start/Run)
2.  Go to:  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Winlogon3.  Edit the value of Userinit to X:\Windows\system32\userinit.exe,replace X with the drive letter in which you have installed 7For example:  My drive letter where windows is installed on is C:\4.  Then I located the entry that look similar to X:\Windows\system32\userinit.exe,The problem was that the address had one extra userinit.exe like this: X:\Windows\system32\userinit.exe,userinit.exeSo i just deleted that and it was fixedFinished and correct entry C:\Windows\system32\userinit.exe,
END OF STEPS 
 
 
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itproui/thread/7062701c-2c2c-4647-b4bf-722e1f55fa3b
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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ever since i (partially) installed an Audigy sound card, i get a message that reads "No drive attached to FasTrak controller, the BIOS is not installed" every time i boot up. this is annoying, but not too annoying, because it is only ther for about 2 seconds.

far more annoying is that ever since i upgraded Netscape 7.0 to 7.1, the Program Files folder opens up at startup. what makes it annoying is that i have to close it each and every time i boot up.

any help with stopping either of these unwanted occurrences would be much appreciated.
 

Answer:"BIOS not installed" message and Java folder opens on startup

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I noticed a strange behaviour when booting a relatively new installation of Windows 10. After logging in, Google Chrome opened shortly afterwards and opened a go.microsoft.com link which led to this
webpage:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...ndows-10Chrome

It's listed nowhere on the startup section of taskmanager and I couldn't find any registry values pertaining to the go link or the URL it would go to afterwards. I tried to search the problem and saw that some Windows 10 update made it so that when the system shuts down it will relaunch any programs that were open during the shutdown sequence, but it wouldn't make sense for a go.microsoft.com link since that link only appears briefly before resolving to https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...?os=windows-10 which I would imagine would appear first if the latter problem were the case. I tried seeing would it appear if I shutdown Windows with Chrome open on a single, unrelated webpage, and when it rebooted it opened the same microsoft link and alongside the other page, but has stopped since.

Would anyone have idea on what might cause this behaviour, or know where in Windows 10 the link is which leads to that URL? I'm just trying to figure out what may have caused this as it seems unusual and if it were possibly from having clicked a help link somewhere in Windows 10. Thank you for the help!

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Is there any way to change the startup folder that Windows Explorer points to when it starts up?

Answer:Windows Explorer startup folder

Yes. You edit the shortcut that starts it, or create a new one. For example, if you are using a shortcut which is in the Start Menu, open the start menu, move the highlight so it is on "Windows Explorer", right click, and select "properties". You will see a text box marked "Target". It will probably have %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe in there. You just have to add the location where you want Windows Explorer to open, for example %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe D:\ if you wanted Explorer to always open in the D:\ folder.

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When I view my Startup folder by going through the Windows-7 Start orb, and then selecting "All Programs", I see four files. But when I use Windows Explorer to view it, the Startup folder is empty! If I drag a file into the Startup folder using Explorer, only that one file shows up. But if I view the Startup folder by going through the Windows Start orb on my desktop task bar, and select All Programs, the Startup folder now has that new file that I dragged in using Explorer, AND the four other files that were there already. So, why does my Startup folder show different number of files depending on HOW I view it? What's going on here?

Answer:Why is my Startup folder empty when using Explorer?

Click the start orb and then right click "All Programs". Select "Open" and you get your start menu. Select "open all users" and you get the all users start menu. Each one has its own startup folder. Each user has their own startup folder.

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I saw that suggestion to edit the pinned shortcut by adding a command line and a path but this for some reason create new instance on exeplorer.exe every time I close all folders and click on it again(or middle click while other folders are opened) When the shortcut is pointing directly to explorer.exe without command line,then everything is fine.

Answer:Change the explorer startup folder?

This is what I have a shortcut to the "C" drive.

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There are several items that don't appear in process explorer (sysinternals) unless it is run as administrator.

I want to do this everytime I log in, so I placed a shortcut in the startup folder. This only works if I don't change the compatibility settings on it to run as administrator.

I suspect that during login/startup that the prompt asking if you really want to run as administrator does not work from items in the startup folder.

Is there any other way to get this going automatically?

Answer:how to run process explorer from startup folder as admin

Hello rocket777,

By default, Windows will not allow a program to "Run as administrator" at startup.

However, you could use the method in the tutorial as a workaround to do so. It basically shows you how to create an elevated shortcut to run the program, then place this elevated shortcut in your Startup folder.

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hi,I've been trying to change the startup folder as described by microsoft but without success. In Explorer Properties I am told to......"In the Target box, append the "/root" command-line switch to the "%SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe" command, using the startup location that you want. For example, if you want Windows Explorer to start at the root of drive C, edit the command to the following:%SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe /root, C:\"...... I've done this, but no change. My boot drive is C:, but I want default folder to be partition D:\ . In Explorer Properties "Start in:" is described "%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%", could this be the issue, if so then how do I change it?Many thanksPeter

Answer:Windows Explorer default Startup Folder

I wonder if you might be making problems for yourself. If your boot partition is C;\ and you want to default to D:, I can only assume you maen this for your data? If so, why no simply amend My Documents to point to your D:\ drive?

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There are several items that don't appear in process explorer (sysinternals) unless it is run as administrator.

I want to do this everytime I log in, so I placed a shortcut in the startup folder. This only works if I don't change the compatibility settings on it to run as administrator.

I suspect that during login/startup that the prompt asking if you really want to run as administrator does not work from items in the startup folder.

Is there any other way to get this going automatically?

Answer:how to run process explorer from startup folder as admin

Hello rocket777,

By default, Windows will not allow a program to "Run as administrator" at startup.

However, you could use the method in the tutorial as a workaround to do so. It basically shows you how to create an elevated shortcut to run the program, then place this elevated shortcut in your Startup folder.

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

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There are several items that don't appear in process explorer (sysinternals) unless it is run as administrator.

I want to do this everytime I log in, so I placed a shortcut in the startup folder. This only works if I don't change the compatibility settings on it to run as administrator.

I suspect that during login/startup that the prompt asking if you really want to run as administrator does not work from items in the startup folder.

Is there any other way to get this going automatically?

Answer:howto run process explorer from startup folder as admin

Hello rocket777,

By default, Windows will not allow a program to "Run as administrator" at startup.

However, you could use the method in the tutorial as a workaround to do so. It basically shows you how to create an elevated shortcut to run the program, then place this elevated shortcut in your Startup folder.

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I often right-click the Start button to access Windows Explorer. It's a quick & easy way to explore. The only thing I don't like is the fact that is starts in "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Start Menu\"

It would be much more useful if it would start at a C:\ prompt like Windows 7 does.

I'm sure all it would take it is a simple Registry edit, editing the existing default to something like "%SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe /root, C:\"

But where?
 

Answer:How can I Change the Windows Explorer Default Startup Folder?

Click on my computer desktop Icon... right click on C:\
and create a shortcut on your Desktop.
You can then drag/drop it on the Quick Launch toolbar if you want.
 

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Every time I boot up, Explorer "My Documents" opens up on startup. I've tried startup manager and msconfig but don't see it in either to disable.

Anybody seen this happen before? Know how to stop it from opening?

Bo Bo>>
 

Answer:Explorer "My Documents" opens up on startup

Check Start/Programs/Startup. Do you have a shortcut there to My Documents? If so, delete it. When Windows boots, it automatically runs everything in the Startup folder.
 

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Hi,
is there any way to change the windows explorer default startup folder using registry setting?
My environment provides restriction to C drive, so is it possible to launch the windows explorer from some other drive?
Appreciate your help!

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