Something is calling on a program in the C:\Windows directory - and the program is no longer there, so Windows opens up the folder to show that it's done it's job!
The tricky part is figuring out what this is. Here's a nifty list that I just found that will show you where to look: http://www.governmentsecurity.org/articles...deonstartup.php
There are simpler ways to do this. The easiest is to remember what programs that you removed around the time that this started happening. If it was spyware or a virus - then this could be the result of an incomplete fix by your utilities.
If not, then you'll have to examine your startups for entries that:
1) Point to the C:\Windows directory and
2) That refer to a file that no longer exists in that directory.
To start, go to Start...Run...and type in "msconfig" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Then go through the tabs to see if you can find it there.
If not, then I'd suggest that you use Autoruns by SysInternals (it's free) to help track it down. Here's a link for the download page: http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/Autoruns.html
Then it's just a matter of wading through the details until you can locate the bugger. Then disabling it to make sure it's the one that you need to disable.
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