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New Blank Email at Every Startup

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by secapoc, Feb 16, 2007.

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  1. secapoc

    secapoc Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Every time I boot my computer (HP/Compaq Presario Windows XP), a new blank email pops up automatically. I have tried unmarking the "make default email" box in both Firefox and MS Outlook, but it doesn't help. They are automatically re-marking themselves as the default email.

    Somewhere on the web, I saw a suggestion that some other application is starting the email, but I can't find that application.

    Any suggetions, folks? Thanks in advance!
     
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    Welcome,

    Have you tried using IE and if so does it happen in IE too..

    Does this only popup on startup?
     
  3. secapoc

    secapoc Thread Starter

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    Hi Bonk,

    Beg your pardon, but I don't understand your question.

    When you ask if I have tried using Internet Explorer, I'm confused. What's happening is that I'm getting a new blank email popping up as soon as I boot, as if I had hit the button in my email program to write a new email.

    Since this is happening before I have opened a browser, or any other application, I'm not sure what you mean when you suggest I try IE. IE being a browser and my problem being an unbidden new email, I'm confused. Excuse my ignorance.

    And, yes, this is only happening on startup.

    Thanks for thinking about this, Bonk!
     
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    Understood.....

    Go Start>>Run type msconfig click OK

    Then in the new window click on the Startup tab

    Check there and uncheck it to stop it on startup

    But be careful what you uncheck as it might be needed.
     
  5. secapoc

    secapoc Thread Starter

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    Thanks, bonk!

    I ran msconfig and looked at all the programs in the startup. Nothing looked obvious to me, so, for safety, I searched each one on the web before I un-checked it, and then, after researching five or six different programs, I finally unchecked my "Key Text" application (a keyboard macro program I imagine you're familiar with).

    That solved the problemo!

    I realize this is a very small problem to have, but it's been more and more irritating as time goes by.

    Thank you for your help!

    secapoc
     
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