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#1 Laburnam


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Posted 17 January 2011 - 02:11 PM

I am using XP with service pack 3. When I start up the usual stuff happens and my desk top appears. But then it automatically goes into the list of all my folders in 'My Documents' - just the one column, without me having clicked on anything. I haven't added any software recently. Noticed it about 10 days ago. Anyone got any ideas what could be causing this? Thanks. Caz.

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 02:18 PM

Is everything else okay other than Windows Explorer Opening? If so, download and run Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel (http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml)

Look for either an entry related to something in My Documents OR an incomplete entry. Uncheck any such items and reboot.

If that doesn't do it we'll have to look in the registry for an incomplete startup item. Post back with the results from above and we'll see if we have to do anything else.

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 03:21 PM

Using the above, if you find an entry that references My Documents, make sure that it has quotes around the entry.
You may find that the entry has a leading quote and not trailing or something similar.
That would cause this to occur
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