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My Documents Folder Opens On Startup


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#1 killmypc

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 07:24 AM

Hey Ya'll,

A good friend of mine recently visited a wallpaper site, and got a severe pop-up problem, using info I have found here, we were able to get them to stop. Running Spybot, Adaware, RegCleaner, and Asquared. But now the My Documents folder opens when he logs on...? Any Ideas??

He runs XP Pro w/ no SP, and only uses the firewall in his router.... He is a good friend, but very hard-headed, says he doesn't need all that, and ask " why do you think everyone is out to get you when your on line?", and "I've never used a firewall, and have never had a problem before".... (I know).. :thumbsup:

Anyway, thanks for any help :flowers:

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 07:37 AM

says he doesn't need all that, and ask " why do you think everyone is out to get you when your on line?", and "I've never used a firewall, and have never had a problem before".

Well, he has one now! Tell your friend that God helps those who help themselves.

He sounds like the kind of guy who prays to God to win the lottery, but doesn't buy a ticket! :thumbsup:

At any rate:

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!

More info HERE: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555294/en-us
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#3 killmypc

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 07:59 AM

Thanks AF,

:thumbsup: I can see him doing that! :flowers:

I have told him how helpful ya'll are, but I don't think he really understands.

After all the problems I had that ya'll helped me thru, I'm surprised that he hasn't already got on BC..

Thanks again man, the help is very much appreciated. :trumpet:

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 08:03 AM

He needs SP2 also.
And subsequent Windows Critical Updates.

Tell him to keep you out of his address book.
Without the firewall and critical updates his computer will become a zombie sooner or later, probably sooner, and start sending viruses to everyone in his address book.
Don't ever open any attachments on any email he sends you.

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 08:07 AM

I have told him how helpful ya'll are, but I don't think he really understands.

Well, after you send him a bill for $200 he'll appreciate the free advice given here at BC!

Thanks again man, the help is very much appreciated.

You are welcome! It's nice to be appreciated.
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#6 killmypc

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 08:20 AM

Hey Enthusiast,

Yea, we had that talk already, I just usually say I didn't get his e-mails.. Sometimes it's like beating your head against the wall!! :thumbsup:


AF,

$200....? Why the discount? :flowers:

Thanks again

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 07:44 AM

AF,
Worked like a charm... :thumbsup:




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