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Y do my C:\WINDOWS\system32 folder open up at startup

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Every time I open my computer, the C:\WINDOWS\system32 folder always opens up for no reason.

At first I ignored it because it didn't seem to affect anything in my computer, but lately I have noticed that is slowing down when I'm on the WEB.

Anyway, last night, I tried a disk defragmentation of the C: disk, and before it finished, my computer just shut down by itself. I took me 3 attempts to start it again. Every time, it would just keep shutting down after approximately 5 seconds.

I was just wondering if my latest problems could be related to the system32 folder always opening up. Is my computer trying to tell me something?

Edited by aphelia, 23 December 2006 - 09:39 AM.

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Look at this previous post on a very similar issue with the System32 folder opening:

As to the shutting down during defrag:
1. Do you have a reliable antivirus software installed? If so, is it up-to-date and have you run full scan lately?

If you don't have antivirus, here are some reliable free ones:
a-squared - http://www.emsisoft..../software/free/
AntiVir - http://www.free-av.com/
Avast - http://www.avast.com...ast_4_home.html
AVG - http://free.grisoft.com/
BitDefender - http://www.bitdefender.com
ClamWin - http://www.clamwin.com/

2. You can try defragging the drive in Safe Mode. While starting your computer tap the F8 key once every second during the memory count up, or during the system spash screen where you see the system maker's name (HP, COMPAQ, DELL....etc.)

This will result in a text based menu. Use the curors/arrorw keys to navigate to SAFE MODE and hit enter.

Does the problem recur in safe mode?

Please post back with the results.
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