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Windows attempts to open a file on startup

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by clonerevolt, Jan 25, 2011.

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  1. clonerevolt

    clonerevolt Thread Starter

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    Hello!

    Every time I power on or reboot Windows 7, once I reach the desktop I get a dialog asking me which program I want to use to open a particular file.

    File name: [my first name]

    This wasn't always so. It started maybe six months ago and I've just dismissed the dialog. Now I'd like it to stop. What is causing this and how do I make it stop?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Lance1

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    Sounds like something is trying run at startup. Download Autoruns for Windows It will be a compressed file so extract it. Open the folder and double click autoruns.exe Click the logon tab and see if the culprit is there. if so, uncheck it, close Autoruns and restart.
     
  3. Gouthaman

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    I have the same problem. I was able to trace the file with my name to c:\users\. I deleted the file and it pops up again in a couple of days.
     
  4. clonerevolt

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    Found it in Autoruns and disabled it. Thank you.
     
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