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C:\Windows\System32 folder on desktop every time I boot up.


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#16 windummy

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 06:50 AM

Sorry for the delay in posting back. In msconfig put a checkmark next to Alaunch. Reboot the computer. Does it solve the problem?

 

Back @ petewillis:

 

NP. Well, I checked off Alaunch and re-started. Sorry to report back that the folder is still there. Only this time it took longer to X out and accessing my FF browser was sluggish. So, I went back and unchecked Alaunch and restarted. My system is same as before (not sluggish) and the folder is still there.

 

Just got up as it is morning here in the U.S. so after a cup of coffee, I'm going to set about tackling Bleepin' Janitor's prior registry instructions. I'll report back to you all the results on that as soon as I can.

 

Thanks again!

 

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Edited by windummy, 22 February 2014 - 06:51 AM.


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 07:02 AM

Hello windummy,

 

"just downloaded and looked at the .vbs script...Looks like you received the bottom message.."

 

Not sure what that means. But, thanks for sending it.

He means you received the "message" in the bottom of the codebox, as shown in the screenshot you took:

 

MsgBox "This script cannot repair your issue. The expected Registry value was not found.", vbOKOnly, "Finished."

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bloopie

 

@ bloopie:

 

Thanks. I realized the same thing. but, only after i launched my comment back to him!

 

Re,

 

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 09:37 AM

Post #9, quietman7
"Related articles
System32 Folder Opens When Logging on to Windows"
 
Sorry the quick fix didn't work.
Hope the above does the job.

Edited by petewills , 22 February 2014 - 09:39 AM.


#19 windummy

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 09:59 AM

 

Post #9, quietman7
"Related articles
System32 Folder Opens When Logging on to Windows"
 
Sorry the quick fix didn't work.
Hope the above does the job.

 

 

Back @ petewillis:

 

Np, Mate. I appreciated your time and effort. The link was helpful and Iwill keep it on file.

 

Re,

 

/MH~


Edited by windummy, 22 February 2014 - 10:18 AM.


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 02:52 PM

The script checked HKCU, you might want to look at the following other key to see if there are any empty entries.

 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

 

There should not be anything in the RunOnce section in the below keys. If there is, you can delete it but I would export the key first just in case.

 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:23 PM

This is an old issue.

The System32 folder opens at startup because of a corrupt registry value. The value could have been corrupted for a number of reasons to include malware or 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 system32 folder. The first thing to do is check the startup run registry entries with AutoRuns and if any are present, remove those entries.

If that does not resolve the issue, #260 at Kellys Korner (as already noted) should resolve the problem. Just click "System32 Folder Opens Upon Boot" in the right column and you will be prompted to download xp_systems32opens.vbs. Save the file to your desktop and double-click on it to run the script. Since the script modifies certain registry settings you may receive an alert from your anti-virus or any script blocking program. Ignore the warning and allow it to continue.

Related articles:
System32 Folder Opens When Logging on to Windows
Why does my System32 folder open when I log in?

CAUTION: This step involves making changes in the Windows registry. Always Create a New Restore Point and back up your registry before making any changes.

 

Back @ quietman7:

 

SUCCESS! The win/32 folder no longer appears on my desktop after removing it with the AutoRuns prog you linked me to:

 

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902

 

Please consider this thread RESOLVED and Closed.

 

Thanks again!

 

Re,

 

/MH~
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Edited by windummy, 23 February 2014 - 12:25 PM.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:41 PM

Good work! Glad you got it worked out! :clapping:



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:17 PM

Good work! Glad you got it worked out! :clapping:

 

Back @ bloopie:

Good work only because of everyone's input and suggestions within this thread. Including yours!

"Many hands make light work."
(John Heywood, {1497-1580} an English writer)

 

Thanks again!

 

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/MH~

 

P.S.-Cool animated emotion.


Edited by windummy, 23 February 2014 - 01:19 PM.


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