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C:/program files opens up after Windows XP Pro start up

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#1 dananc7


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 03:33 PM

Hi All,  Within the last couple of days whenever I boot up my pc, everything loads up ok, but then it also opens up a window for my programs, titled C:/program files.  I haven't set anything to ask the pc to do this.  Can anyone give me a reason as to why it does this, and how to prevent it?  Thanks!

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 04:26 PM

have you added any programs in the last couple of days?

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 08:42 PM

The C:\Program Files folder opens at startup because of a corrupt registry value. The value could have been corrupted for a number of reasons to include installing/uninstalling a program which did not install/uninstall itself properly.

The problem could also be caused by empty run entries in your startup shortcuts which will open the program files. The first thing to do is check the startup run registry entries with AutoRuns and if any are present, remove those entries.
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