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Mysterious folder, How do I get rid of it?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by lehatche, Jan 18, 2007.

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  1. lehatche

    lehatche Thread Starter

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    I copied (Ghosted?) Files from a HDD that had some problems onto a WD 80 gig using the supplied software. I have found one small problem. When you boot up and loads windows completely, it opens a window with the title of new folder and it is empty. I have unchecked every thing in startup with no luck I hope someone can help.
     
  2. bicycle bill

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    Why not try start>search for "new folder".
     
  3. Claymore

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    Hi,

    Open the Registry by going to Start => Run and typing in "regedit" {without the quotes}

    Navigate to this key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SoftwareE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

    In the right-hand pane, check the Value of string Userinit

    See if it looks like this:
    C:\windows\system32\userinit.exe,c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe

    If it does, and before making any changes, go to File => Export and save the 'Selected Branch' to a suitable location with a suitable name.
    Then...

    Right-click on Userinit and Modify its Value to:
    C:\windows\system32\userinit.exe
     
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