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System 32 File Opens at Start Up & Links don't work in IE


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BriteOne

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:) Newbie here... I am about to throw my extremely slow computer out the window. Oh wait.. I can't afford a new one, better save it....

Every time I turn on my computer my SYSTEM32 Folder opens. Then, in internet explorer any link that is clicked locks up the entire machine and I have to close the program. I have ran SpySheriff and deleted all adware and spyware it said I had, but it didn't fix the problem. Anyone out there care to help me figure this one out?

Thanks!!
:tazz: Embarrassed for not knowing what to do next.

Annie :)
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waynescheffler

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Assuming you have windows XP
This behavior can occur if a null, incomplete, or damaged entry exists in the registry.
The system32 folder will open on boot if a incorrect or corrupted entry is in the
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
or
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
registry key
or
if you have a corrupted link in you start>programs>startup folder.

The first thing to do is create a restore point start>help and support>Undo changes to your computer with System Restore. Select "Create a resore point"

Then to fix the problem. Start>run type in msconfig press enter key
click on the startup tab and look for any blank entries or entries that only have one " in them in the command column.
Uncheck any that do.
apply and restart. if the problem persists start>programs>startup right click each item in the startup folder and check that the target file is valid.

You probably have some registry corruption causing this I would download and run ERUNT to backup the registry then NTREGOPT to repair it
you can download both for free at http://www.larsheder...nline.de/erunt/
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BriteOne

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After setting the restore point and choosing start>run>misconfig... i get this message shown in the picture below.

I ran ERUNT to backup the registry then NTREGOPT to repair it and then rebooted my machine..... but.. on start up the system32 file opened again. Now what

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Edited by BriteOne, 19 January 2006 - 08:53 PM.

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waynescheffler

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Yep you made a booboo type its msconfig not misconfig :tazz:
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Yep you made a booboo type its msconfig not misconfig :tazz:

OMG.. Guess my hair color? Going to fix that now... lol
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Ok... I found one blank entry and unchecked it. I found no entries with a missing ". Rebooted.... SYSTEM32 opened at startup again. I am heading to bed for the night as I have been working on this for hours. Care to meet me here in the am for coffee??? lol.. I am in Ohio time, I should be online by 8am.
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Got to work unfortunately but I'll brainstorm it and try to post after work or during work if I can sneak away :tazz:
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Thanks Wayne for your help. I really appreciate it. My system is the slowest on the planet. I am hoping fixing this will help it run faster also. Too bad on work tomorrow... I am off.. and thrilled about it. Make sure if you brainstorm that you give me the instructions in blonde english please. :) :)

:tazz: Smart enough to know how to do a screen shot... not smart enough to check for typos before clicking submit..... duh. Hense.. BRITEone.. mispelled brite. :woot: Bye for now.
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Anyone else have any ideas? Now when I booted this morning I got an error message with a bunch of mumbo jumbo type.
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Anyone else have any ideas?

Now when I booted this morning I got an error message with a bunch of mumbo jumbo type... like this... AZNNIOAHraheirfhanfOISIANLSNfsnffsdklnsoaurejndknknIWAJLJKJNLFKNs and much longer.

I ran the registry cleaner advertised on this site and it found 245 errors. But ofcourse it wants me to buy the program in order to fix the problem. Anyone have a 1 time use code or something? OR a free cleaner that will find all these errors AND fix them too??

My virus scanner is also coming back clean... could it be missing something?
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WAYNESCHEFFLER advice fix the problem for my computer.....thanks.
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