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#1 Mnatty

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 04:03 PM

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I am running windows xp home edition and my problem is that everytime I start my notebook up the system32 folder pops open. I have tried the microsoft solution they have on their site (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=170086), but when I search for the reg keys that microsoft says are causing the problem it turns out they don't exist. I had a malware problem a while back and before I found a solution I had deleted a few reg keys, but the problem started long before I messed with the reg keys. It has been a minor annoyance, however I am starting to rely more heavily on the system and the last thing I want is for it to crash in the middle of a major project. Any and all help will be highly appreciated.

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 05:17 PM

Do you know exactly when this problem began or do you have a registry backup saved?

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 05:48 PM

Try this:
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Posted 04 October 2006 - 10:17 AM

The problem begun a while back, probably May or June (I know, I should have jumped on it then), I do not have a registry backup saved, I have not done a system restore because while I had the malware problem I lost all my restore points. I tried Kellys korner #260 on the right, it didn't help. The tool they have couldn't find that particular reg key.

Edited by Mnatty, 04 October 2006 - 10:19 AM.


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Posted 04 October 2006 - 07:43 PM

There's a bunch of different things that could cause this. Here's a couple of links about similar problems:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=170086
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/44790/system-32-window/

Also, this could be a remnant from the removal of a virus infection, or could be from the removal of a legitimate program. Whatever it is, it used to reside in the System32 sub-directory.

For example, my Mailwasher program automatically calls my email client when I click on "Process Mail". And, if the email client has been removed, the folder that used to contain it will open.

Fixing it will require tracking down the culprit (and it may not be obvious from your startups). If this proves fruitless, then you may have to consider a repair install of XP to be rid of it.
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Posted 04 October 2006 - 11:13 PM

I have already tried the solutions that've been suggested, (like I stated in my first and second post) nothing seems to be working. I think I'll take usasma's advice and attempt an XP repair, if that doesnt work am thinking system recovery in a few weeks. Ill keep checking this topic for new solutions. Thanks




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