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#1 jones777

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 10:48 AM

Hello,

This is my first time here so I hope I can make sense of my problem.

I am 75 years of age, but love my computer. Just recently when I boot up and my icons all come up on the screen, the last one to come up is My Computer files. It is not not an icon, it's my files as if I would have opened up My Computer. I have to close that, and then click on Explorer Internet. I think it is making it longer to boot up and also I can't figure out why it is suddenly doing this.


I looked on My Startup and it doesn't show that My computer is on that list and it's just showing up on my desktop. How can I stop this from happening? Also which is the best Brouser? I keep hearing that Windows Internet Explorer is having lots of problems. I have the option to use MSN. I recently loaded Skype, would this be causing problems?

Thank you all so much for any help here.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 11:03 AM

Hi Jones777 and welcome to BleepingComputer.

Have you tried to open these files to see what they are?

If you right click on these files and choose delete in the drop down menu does it say that it will delete the files or the short cut? If it says that is will delete the short cut delete it. There are other ways to make this disappear but you want to know what those files are first and if they are stored anywhere else where they may be accessed. Let us know what you find.

As for a browser, many of us here use Firefox which is a stand alone browser. You can download it from here.

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#3 jones777

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 12:28 PM

Thank you for responding. The files are my computer files, like if I would just click on My Computer and open all those files. I just click on the X and close them. They are all on my C drive and on Windows Explorer. They show up on my desktop just like if I would open up My Computer. They are all my folders and programs.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 01:18 PM

When you start the computer, do you need to chose your username\enter a password before it loads?
If not, try this:
Click Start, then Log off.
If asked, choose Log off again. If it asks whether your sure, click Yes
You should get a screen where you can click your user name
(It will either something you chose when the computer was setup, your name, or Owner)

Post back and say whether the My computer window still opens.
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#5 jones777

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 01:47 PM

Unfortunately, My Computer still comes up. On StartUp all my icons load and then when it gets to McAffee Virus Protect and my Spysweeper, that is when My Computer files comes up. I close that and then It continues on and I can click on my Windows Internet Explorer.

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 02:19 AM

Hello jones777,

Please see the following Microsoft article:

The "My Documents" folder automatically opens every time that you log on to a Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computer
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