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#1 nixx

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 02:43 PM

hello

i've a problem. everytime i log in, my "My Computer" window pops up. it's annoying really since i have to close it everytime since it don't really need it right away.

is there anyway to fix this?

thank you in advance :thumbsup:

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#2 nixx

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 02:44 PM

oops. looks like i've posted double topics. sorry i dont know how to delete it

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 04:18 PM

Well, What type of computer and what are the stats for it? This would be a large help. We would hate to give you an answer for a Macintosh or something like that.

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 04:24 PM

nixx,

I've taken care of the duplicate. It's gone. :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 06:00 PM

I would first try a System Restore and see if the problem goes away. Choose a date BEFORE this started happening. More info on this can be found HERE.

A second option requires you editing the registry. Are you comfortable doing this? If so, and if the first idea didn't work, I will pass that info along to ya!
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Posted 18 April 2006 - 11:55 PM

uhh.. my system restore is turned off. it just asks whether i want to restore now (OK or Cancel) but the other items such as the restore at an earlier time and restore points aren't there :thumbsup:

anyway, it's cool for me to edit the registry. thanks for your help :flowers:

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 11:56 PM

ThorXP Posted Today, 05:18 AM
Well, What type of computer and what are the stats for it? This would be a large help. We would hate to give you an answer for a Macintosh or something like that.


--oh sorry. i just thought that it'd be obvious that my OS is windows XP since its in this forum. anyway, my OS is XP Professional. thanks :thumbsup:

Edited by nixx, 18 April 2006 - 11:58 PM.


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Posted 19 April 2006 - 06:10 AM

I found this some time ago on the internet in an article regarding the "My Documents" folder popping up at start up. I have not had the chance to use it or test it. I wrote to it's author and he thinks it should work in a situation where "My Computer" opens at startup also. Might be worth a try.

Back up your Registry first!

Start > Run > type "regedit" (without the quotes)

This will open up the registry editor. Then navigate to:

HKLM/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows NT/CurrentVersion/Winlogon

In there there should be a value (on right hand side of screen) called Userinit.

The data for this value is probably something similar to:

C:\windows\system32\userinit.exe,C:\windows\system32\userinit.exe,

If you do see a duplicated string in there similar to the above - simply double click on the Userinit value and edit the data so as to delete everything to the right of the first comma (,). In the case above you would leave only:

C:\windows\system32\userinit.exe,

Exit registry edit and reboot. No more My Documents!
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Do NOT make changes to your registry unless you have a good backup first!

HOW TO BACKUP THE ENTIRE REGISTRY IN WINDOWS XP

Start > Run
type "regedit" (without the quotes). This will open the Registry Editor.
File > Export
Choose a location where you want to store your backup. Choose an easy to remember location, such as on your desktop.
Give it a easy to recognize name in File Name such as: regbackupMONTH with MONTH being the current month.
Save as type: Registration Files (*reg)
Export Range: All
Click on 'Save'

A copy of your registry will now be saved on your desktop and will look like this:
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Edited by Albert Frankenstein, 19 April 2006 - 06:11 AM.

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Posted 19 April 2006 - 06:20 AM

hey

i checked out the registry, theres only 1 C:\windows\system32\userinit.exe, in the value :thumbsup:




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