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W2K startup:looks for diskette & puts folder on desktop

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by lclopp, Jan 2, 2002.

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  1. lclopp

    lclopp Thread Starter

    Jan 2, 2002
    Wierd W2K install problems: Annoying, but not fatal
    1) When the system first boots a folder is opened on the desktop and stays there each time until I close it. The directory is "common" and the folder is "Bin". I tried to find it in the registry to remove it, but could not "find" what seemed to be the right file. Anyon know how (and where) to clean.

    2) When I load some programs, the system seems to be looking for a diskette in the floppy drive. I reinstalled W2K (clean), but it's still looking for it. Anyway to bypass the search?:confused:
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Mar 19, 2001
    Hiya and welcome

    For the first question, lets have a look at your startup. Go to Start | Programs | Startup. Is there anything in there that shouldn't, like your folder? You can list them here if you wish. If you want to delete the common folder, just rightclick in the Startup and choose Delete. But, as I say, you can post if you want.

    Also, we could take a look at your startup Programs, just in case. Go to Run and type MSINFO32. On the left choose Software Enviroment, then Startup Programs. Action | Save As Text File, and copy/paste the info.

    Now, the second: Does it happen with all programs or just a few? If just a few, can you name them?


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