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NT Startup Problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dwojo1, Dec 11, 2001.

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  1. dwojo1

    dwojo1 Thread Starter

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    Whenever I log in to NT my desktop opens to the "system32" folder. This folder isn't found anywhere in the startup icons and I can't figure out how to get rid of it. thanks
     
  2. littlemar

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    Have you checked the winnt/profiles folder /all users or default user/Start menu? Sometimes things hide there too.
     
  3. SyscoKid

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  4. SyscoKid

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    Something's wrong, that link won't open for me now. OK, let mne quote from the article.

    "Use Registry Editor to view the following two Windows registry keys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    Verify that all the values in these keys do not contain any incorrect, incomplete, or null entries (such as "").



    MORE INFORMATION
    An incorrect entry in the following registry value has been confirmed to cause the behavior described above:

    Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    Value: ActiveMovie File Extensions
    Value Type: REG_SZ
    Value Data: ActMovie.exe /Check
    If the value data for this entry is null or appears in Registry Editor as quotation marks, you may experience the problem described above. To correct the problem, change the value data to match the entry above or delete the ActiveMovie File Extensions value.

    This behavior can also occur if the Reminder value that has "" next to it is in the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run

    You can resolve this behavior by deleting the Remainder value.

    If you are uncertain whether an entry is incorrect or incomplete, you may want to delete all entries other than the default Windows entry. The following entry to run the System Tray is the only required Windows default entry:
    Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    Value: SystemTray
    Value Type: REG_SZ
    Value Data: SysTray.exe"
     
  5. dwojo1

    dwojo1 Thread Starter

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    Thanks alot SyscoKid -worked like a charm.

    Dwojo
     
  6. SyscoKid

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    Glad to help!
     
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