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Windows Explorer launches at W2K Boot-up

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by cruachaun, Sep 9, 2003.

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  1. cruachaun

    cruachaun Thread Starter

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    I have W2K Pro SP3. When I Bootup recently 2 horizontally-tiled Windows Explorer pages are launched at the end of the Bootup process.
    Before this happened the Boot process ended with only the Desktop showing.
    These two pages had been accessed some days ago but I now don't want them to appear at Bootup.
    How do I stop them appearing like this ?

    cruachaun
     
  2. punk164m

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    try deleting cookies? or use the msconfig options to see whats happening at start up
     
  3. punk164m

    punk164m

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    or better yet get adware 6 by lavasoft and do a scan
     
  4. cruachaun

    cruachaun Thread Starter

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    Tried deleting cookies in IE 6 - no change .
    forgotten how to use msconfig options - could you remind me , please?
     
  5. cruachaun

    cruachaun Thread Starter

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    I think I've solved this problem myself.
    The two pages mentioned had the following paths :-
    "E:\Utilities\AVG " & "E:\Utilities\Shampoo"
    These referred to two Applications ,AVG , (a free A/V Programme) , and SHAMPOO ( a free Uninstaller Programme )
    It would seem that the Explorer pages in question were launched at Bootup because I had added the Folders containing the executive files instead of the files themselves to the Startup Menu.When this was changed to the path containing the executive files only , this resolved the problem as , after this change , the Programmes ran at Bootup but only appeared as icons in the Sys Tray - no Explorer pages now appear at Bootup.

    Thanks to all who replied.

    cruachaun
     
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