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#1 Starbuck

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 05:14 PM

Hi,
A friend of mine is having problems, this is what he said........

Since today when I start my machine an Explorer window showing windows/system32 sits on my desktop. I can close it by clicking the red cross.
But I do not want it to be there after starting up.
How can I remove this....

His Hjt log is clean and not showing anything unusual....
Anyone any ideas what could cause this????

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 05:51 PM

if your friend disconnected the computer from the Internet, then disabled all the starts ups in msconfig(noting which ones were enabled to turn them back on later) would it not go far in telling him that a program is placing the windows/system32 on the desktop if he rebooted the computer
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 05:57 PM

Try this:
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Posted 20 October 2006 - 10:28 AM

There's many different reasons for the folder opening on boot. The most common is that the system is looking for a program to start that no longer exists - and that program was located in the System32 subfolder.

The most common reason that I've seen for this is the incomplete removal of malware (viruses and spyware). Have you recently removed a virus or spyware from your system?

Also, this free online scan offers a registry repair option that may assist in fixing this problem: http://safety.live.com/

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 01:03 PM

Thx guys,
just had word from my mate.....
This problem occured on a new m/c. He set Outlook Express as his default email client..... and the window is gone!
So.... not sure if it was just a bug or what, seems odd though that ticking OE has cleared the system 32 folder on boot up.

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