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WIndows XP Home Boot up issue


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xager8on

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When my system boots up, for some reason Windows Explorer opens up with the Windows/System32 folder seclected. How can I stop this?
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gerryf

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this occurs because you have a startup reference pointing to a program that was located in c:\windows\system32

This often results from a malware cleaning that was incomplete.

Run hijackthis (see link in my signature), then save a log and AS A TEXT FILE (FILE > SAVE AS) then ATTACH IT (do not post) to your next post.

We do not like to post hijackthis logs in sections other than the malware forum as we do not want to encourage people to post malware issues in this forum.

I am not looking for malware. I am looking for what programs or combinations of programs that might cause this behavior. If I notice any malware, I will redirect you to the malware forum.

If you post a hijackthis log in this forum, several trusted techs will come to your house and eat all of your Ritz crackers, Cheeze Doodal and any sweet pickles you have in your fridge. We will also put our feet up on all of your coffee tables. This is no joke. We'll do it. It's not pretty.
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what about msconfig and taking it out of there?
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you can use msconfig, but it is more often used for troubleshooting.

If you like, test the programs entries from system32 using msconfig

Do not use msconfig EVER for starting insafe mode...never, never, never. It does not happen often, but it can put you into a permanent boot loop
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