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Problem With The "start" Opening By Itself


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#1 thatoneguyyep101

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 10:23 PM

When I turn my computer on, and login my computer for some reason automatically opens the "Start" menu. Is there a way to stop it from doing this? Please look at the screenshot, and also my OS is Windows XP Home Edition.
Thanks to all for your help! :thumbsup:
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=15gou84&s=3

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 12:51 AM

Have you tried doing a System Restore to a point before the problem occurred?

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 04:22 AM

No. My computer has recovered from bad viruses and all of that. I had to do an entire system restore, partitions and everything. And since then the Start has been opening by itself.

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 06:13 PM

You might try running sfc /scannow, system files may be corrupted and need to be replaced.

LEARN how to use SFC.EXE (system file checker) in this article! - http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 06:37 PM

Thanks very much for your help hamluis! The Windows File Protection is running right now, and I'll tell you the results whenever it gets done, thanks.

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 07:33 PM

I don't think any system files were corrupted or anything was wrong with the, because I ran The Windows File Protection program thing, and watch the bar go across it's windows, and when it got done nothing happened.. so I guess everything was okay, otherwise it would tell me? Very good suggestion though, any others?

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 07:39 PM

Have you had a look in the event viewer located in administrative tools in the control panel. look under the available sections for errors and warnings. Also there might be a SFC report in the event viewer which will give more info on what was fixed.
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Posted 28 June 2008 - 11:02 PM

I looked in the event viewer, in application, security, system, and internet explorer, and found no SFC report anywhere :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 07:07 AM

It may be called something else like windows file protection or something similar. It will most likely be in the system category.
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Posted 29 June 2008 - 09:26 AM

thatoneguyyep101,

Just check "msconfig" for any startup program doing this.


Start--> Run --> msconfig (Press Enter)

In Msconfig, Click the tab labeled "Startup".

Look for any suspicious program. If you find one, just "Uncheck" it.

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 11:31 PM

The only one I can see is Oemreset or RTHDCPL, but those are the only ones... and they've always been there, ever since the computer was new.

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 11:31 PM

Still nothing.

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 12:39 AM

I finally found an answer I was looking for! After posting the question here, and not receiving what I was looking for I posted it on yahoo answers, and today I got the answer!

Here's the fix:

1.Enter the registry(start run type "regedit")
2.Search for "StartMenuinit"
3.If not found proceed to step 7
4.If found right click,then left click modify,
5.Now change the value data to 2
6.Exit the registry and reboot
7.To create the "StartMenuinit" value
8.Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USERS\Software\
Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\
Explorer\Advanced
9.Right the blank screen
10.From "New"scroll down and select "Dword Value"
11.Type in "StartMenuinit",then proceed to step 4

Thanks to all for your help and time (=

Edited by thatoneguyyep101, 01 July 2008 - 12:39 AM.


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Posted 01 July 2008 - 07:54 AM

Thanks for posting the fix that you found! It'll help the next person who comes searching for help with this problem.
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