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Old November 28th, 2004, 11:36 AM   #1
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unnecessary opening of window folders on start up

Can anyone tell me how to make this annoying problem go away? To be specific it is the root folder that opens on start up of win XP. I know there is a way to turn this off but have forgotten.
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Old November 28th, 2004, 01:59 PM   #2
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Hello Charles,

Do you really live in Sweden? I live in the south of Stockholm.

About the folders - can be 2 things:

1. You have enabled "Restore previous folders on windows logon" under "Folder options"

2. You have gotten an entry in the startup or registry that points to "program files/xxx...xxx" - without qouetes surrounding it, then Windows won't find the directory/file - and will display "program files".

Good luck!

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Old November 28th, 2004, 02:26 PM   #3
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Yes. I do really live in Sweden. I am in Avesta, Dalarna.

Thanks but I don't really get want you are saying. Your explaination is a little confusing.
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Old November 28th, 2004, 08:46 PM   #4
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Is it a system32 folder?

Open Regedit or Regedt32. Find HKLM \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run .

There is probably a Value (Name) with no data listed. Delete that Value and it will go away. Ignore (Default).

Example: CTHelper / REG_SZ / (value not set)
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Old November 29th, 2004, 07:41 AM   #5
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I checked this out but there wasnt anything to delete. The only thing that did not have any value was a standard valu but I'm sure you did not mean this.
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Old November 29th, 2004, 09:11 AM   #6
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You can try Sysinternals Autoruns.

http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/fr...autoruns.shtml

It can disable things that autorun/startup. *even good things, so be careful.
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