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#1 pounded clown

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 01:57 PM

Whenever I start up my Dell Dimesion 8400 with Windows XP Home, the Windows System 32 file opens. The contents read hidden as I have instructed the computer not to show hidden files and folders as well as keep protected operating systems hidden. I was wondering if anyone else experienced this glitch and whether it was a symptom of something more ominous.

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 08:42 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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