windows folder on desktop when booting

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My mother's computer has a slight problem when booting.
Windows ME

when she boots up the windows folder appears on the desktop. it's easy just to press the little x and away it goes but why is it doing this, I seem to remember someone mentioning an extra line in win.ini causes this but I can't see anything obvious or not wanted there

Any ideas anyone

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Try this:

Go to Start > Run > Regedit.

Drill down to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
Look in the right pane for a DesktopProcess value.

If you find it, delete it, and reboot.

Good luck,
 

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Thanks Tony I'll try that next time I go to see her in a few days time and report back if it doesn't cure the problem

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No prob! :)

If this is really the Windows folder opening on boot, the above does sound like it might be the fix.
 

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It definitely is the windows folder opening. It's a fairly recent happening , either caused when cable modem installed or one of my sisters kids downloading some prog that changed other settings that I have "cured" today.

I remember reading somewhere about similar probs with cable modem install

Anyway i will let you know the outcome
 
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