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#1 xSwtLilAngel666x

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 06:01 PM

When I open my Control Panel, I see this folder icon. It's blank, and I don't know what it is. I'm tempted to delete it, but since I have no idea what it is, I don't want to risk damaging my computer because of my hasty decision. Could anyone tell me what exactly it is? Many thanks.

Here's what it looks like: http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/237/cpxa6.jpg


Also, sometimes, I get random music/noises whenever I'm on my computer. I have no idea where it's coming from. Some examples are techno music, this buzzing noise, and noises that sounded like someone was taking pictures. Why am I getting these noises and how do I get rid of them? @_@

Edited by xSwtLilAngel666x, 06 April 2007 - 06:13 PM.

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#2 jgweed

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 06:24 PM

If you right click on the folder and open it, what is inside? Or is there nothing at all (you can check the folder properties)?
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#3 xSwtLilAngel666x

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 06:31 PM

If you right click on the folder and open it, what is inside? Or is there nothing at all (you can check the folder properties)?
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John


You can't open the folder. When you right click it, all you can do is either cut it, create a shortcut or delete it.
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Posted 06 April 2007 - 08:07 PM

Hi xSwtLilAngel666x, :thumbsup: to BC

Are you comfortable going into your registry? If you are we might be able to figure out what this is.

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If you feel comfortable enough or know someone who can do this for you I need you to navigate to a certain registry entry, export that entry to another place, change the exported entry to a notepad file and then paste the contents of that file on the board so we can try to figure out what that folder is.

If you do not wish to do this, that is OK too but I don't know any other way to figure out what that folder is or is supposed to be.

Click your Start button and click the Run button. In the Open: box type "regedit" (without the exclamation marks) and click OK. Your registry editor will now open.

Before you do anything else right click on the My Computer entry in the registry editor and select export. This will export a copy of your registry to a place of your choosing so that you can restore your registry if you make mistake.

Now you want to navigate to this registry entry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\Extended Properties\{305CA226-D286-468e-B848-2B2E8E697B74} 2

Right click on the folder named "{305CA226-D286-468e-B848-2B2E8E697B74} 2" and then export this registry entry also.

Now go to were you exported the "{305CA226-D286-468e-B848-2B2E8E697B74} 2" entry to. Right click on the file and with The Open With option in the drop down menu open this file with Notepad (you may have to use the Choose Program... option in the Open With menu to find notepad).

Copy the entire document and paste it here so we can try to figure out what that folder is.

Edited by Ronbo, 06 April 2007 - 08:49 PM.

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 09:40 PM

Hi xSwtLilAngel666x, :inlove: to BC
Please do refrain from doing this :trumpet:
This :thumbsup:
or this? :banana:
Sorry for the :flowers:
Hmm i have the same thing but not the same picture... i believe its the Control Panel itself! :cool:




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