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#1 Bassin

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 05:42 PM

When I restart my computer, instead of going to desktop, it goes to c:\windows. Does anyone know what could cause this problem?

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 06:31 PM

Does it open to C:\Windows\System32 or just C:\Windows ?

This can be caused by a virus. Are you sure you are adware &/or malware clean?

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...showtutorial=62
Try these free tools.
Trendmicro (free virus scan only)
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
Adware SE (update after installing)
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
Spybot S&D (update after installing)
http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-Dest...4-10122137.html

If this doesn't fix it then we will take a different approach.

Post back with your progress.

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 06:36 PM

It goes to just c:\windows, then you can see all the system folders. I have ran spybot, and Norton says no virus.

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 09:40 PM

This is a registry edit so be careful. To backup registry.
Start>Run>(type) regedit>Click My Computer>File>Export>Export the context of the registry to a safe place.

Navigate to this key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mic­rosoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\­Explorer


Click on Explorer (not the +) look in the Right Pane for DeskTopProcess. Right Click>Delete




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