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System32 Opens At Startup?


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#1 darkslategrey

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 04:42 PM

Okay, I'm pretty sure this isn't caused by malware since it was one of the oddities I noticed as soon as I turned the computer on right out of the box. For some reason on some accounts, the "System32" folder will open on login. I'm running Windows XP, Service Pack 2 on a Dell Dimension XPS. I'm not exactly sure of the generation in the Dimension XPS series but it's something like 2 or 3.

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#2 Richard Fu

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 04:47 PM

Did you look in the startup folder?

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 05:37 PM

Try the fix at Kelly's Korner.

System32 Folder Opens Upon Boot - #260 on the right.

Right click on it and save the .vbs file to your desktop. Then, double click on the file icon (on your desktop) to run the script. You may need to reboot your computer for the changes to take affect.

With any fix like this you should create a new restore point and backup the registry first. For backing up the registry I like to use ERUNT.
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#4 darkslategrey

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 07:41 AM

Okay, thanks for the help. I'll be trying this out soon, but the computer affected by this problem is off right now because I think the motherboard is going. Again.

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 06:05 PM

Hi. I'm running into the same issue with a laptop I've been bringing back
from the "plague".... The fix at Kelly's didn't work, nothing in start-up either,
and I also checked the things listed on the MS knowledgebase article and
couldn't see anything, but honestly, I truly wouldn't know if something was
wrong if it bit me, so, I'm upload a screen shot of my "Run" in the registry.

Would someone with experience mind looking at it for me and letting me
know if something pops out? I'd appreciate it. This is the last thing I'd like
to fix on this machine before giving it back and hopefully never seeing it again.

The image is a tad grainy, but readable I'm thinking.

Thanks in advance

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#6 Michael-Anthony

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 06:08 PM

taskmgr isnt a common entry in the run folder, considering it has a blank value, i would go ahead and delete it.

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 06:34 PM

Oh YOU so totally Rock! (Something my kids might say).

It worked.... Thanks so very much.

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Take Care

Ray




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