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Folder always open at startup

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by wigginton, Feb 10, 2005.

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  1. wigginton

    wigginton Thread Starter

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    Hello guys and gals,

    Everytime I startup windows XP my C:\Program Files\Common folder is open. It does this, regardless of who is logging on. I'm sick to death of closing the thing now. There's also a folder inside the common folder called 'Bin'. Don't know if this has anything to do with it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Ryan.
     
  2. rude

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    Try this,go to:
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    Delete the folder from there
     
  3. wigginton

    wigginton Thread Starter

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    I checked, the folder isn't there in any of the startup folders for any of the users.
     
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    Try this,go to folder options and select "Show hidden files and folders",then follow C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Start Menu\Programs\Startup and see if the folder is there.
     
  5. wigginton

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    Still no joy. :eek: What a pain in the ***.
     
  6. rude

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    Try this: Start/Run Type: msconfig
    on the Startup tab,uncheck the Common folder
     
  7. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Retired Moderator

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    Hi wigginton

    Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

    Are there any executable files in the Bin folder?

    Have you run a full system scan with an anti-virus program?

    To rule out a virus or trojan:
    Run an online Anti-Virus scan from at least one and preferably 2 of the following sites
    http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
    http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
    http://security.symantec.com/default.asp?
    http://www.ravantivirus.com/scan/
    Allow them to clean/delete any spyware/malware or viruses/trojans they may find.
    Make a note of any files flagged that were unable to be cleaned or deleted.

    Let us know if the scan came up clean or not.
     
  8. wigginton

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    ;) The culprit was something on my startup tab called NclTray.exe (something to do with Nokia PC Suite). I've uninstalled the Nokia stuff now but the item's still on my startup tab list (under msconfig) along with a couple of other things with no description whatsoever. They're un-ticked at the moment. Any idea how I remove them completely?
     
  9. EAFiedler

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    The best way to remove items from the System Configuration Utility is removing the startup option from within the program itself.

    You can do a registry edit and remove that particular entry.
    Remember to backup your Registry first.
    At the very least Export the Key you are about to edit as a .reg file, save it as a backup in case of undesired, unexpected results.

    The entry you are looking for (if disabled under msconfig) would most likely be in the Registry key with the Run- key.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run-

    If the entry is not found in the above key, look for it in these keys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx

    _____________________________________________________________

    Right click on the String Value for that entry in the right hand pane of Regedit and select Delete from the context menu.

    You may need to Reboot to see the change in the System Configuration Utility.
     
  10. wigginton

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    Thanks for your time guys. Problem solved.
     
  11. EAFiedler

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    You can mark your thread solved using the Thread Tools at the top of the page.
     
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