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Empty folder created on start-up

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#1 FWH1960


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Posted 11 May 2011 - 08:07 PM

Hi all.

I am running Windows 7 on a desktop. I use it mostly for browsing and high end gaming. My recent installs have all been pretty safe (CDs from game companies), so I don't think it's an infection...though if it were, it's a pretty mundane one.

Recently (last couple of weeks), whenever I reboot or cold start my machine, a New Folder(2) is created on my desktop. The first time I noticed it was right around the time I was copying a lot of documents to my machine for a new home purchase. I was trying to keep track of all the folders I had to create, but I know for a fact that as I was creating, I wasn't keeping up with naming conventions. I really hadn't noticed that it was being recreated every time until I VERY deliberately removed it about two days ago. Until then, I thought I had just kept forgetting to remove it.

This evening, while booting, I took particular care and watched my task list while starting. I didn't notice anything out of the ordinary (though my computer brilliance has burned itself out over the last few decades), and hence my request for information here.

There appears to be no other issues with my machine (except for the occasional bass voice coming from my speakers saying "Skynet lives"...that's a joke).

Hmmm...with one other exception. I have been having trouble getting a Windows 7 update to work. Which according to Murphy's Law would be the exact reason for the folder being created.

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#2 Chippychap


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Posted 13 May 2011 - 02:02 AM

You could run msconfig and have a look at what runs at startup.
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#3 Allan


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Posted 13 May 2011 - 06:52 AM

1) DO NOT use msconfig to permanently change startup programs
2) What is the name of the folder?

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