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Excel and Word Opens a New Doc on Startup

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Mandrake Nightshade, Nov 19, 2001.

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  1. Mandrake Nightshade

    Mandrake Nightshade Thread Starter

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    I want to stop these programs from running on start up I went to the startup folder and they are not there.

    Order of events.
    1 Reboot
    2 Log in
    3 Excel 7.0a opens a new worksheet
    4 Word 97 opens new document

    Winword.exe and excel.exe is not in the startup folder.


    Help Please.
     
  2. jbcalg

    jbcalg

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    look in msconfig to see if they start at start up, the 'startup' folder may have very little that starts up

    go to:
    start
    run
    msconfig
    startup
    look at all those programs that start at startup, uncheck word and excel references
    reboot
     
  3. Mandrake Nightshade

    Mandrake Nightshade Thread Starter

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    Does not have MSCONFIG.
     
  4. Gram123

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    Mandrake - when I needed msconfig (or similar) for WinNT 4.0, Mulder pointed me here:

    http://www.delphifreestuff.com/

    Go to the Freeware link on the left and locate and download "Startup Manager".

    Worked for me!

    Gram
     
  5. jbcalg

    jbcalg

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    aha, so sorry
    didn't know it was W95

    see if one of the 3rd party softwares can help as Gram suggests
     
  6. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Or just take a look in Regedit:

    You need to check the following keys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion/Run
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
    and
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    Click on the Run and RunServices subkeys in succession, and take a look in the right pane. See whether there's anything there that could explain this.

    Good luck,
     
  7. Mandrake Nightshade

    Mandrake Nightshade Thread Starter

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    That worked.



    Thank you very much!

    Mandrake
     
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