Windows Explorer start every time XP starts


D

Dan

For the admin user, a windows explorer session starts
every time I log into XP. It is pointed to the
c:\windows\system32 directory. There are no refrences in
the startup menu, autoexec.bat, config.sys or System
Information Start Up Programs. There do not appear to be
any registry entires calling explorer.exe either.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Dan Peters.
 
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Mike

Dan,

Is it possible that you have a task that runs the program
automatically?

"To modify a scheduled task
Open Scheduled Tasks.
Right-click the task you want to modify, and then click
Properties.
Do one or more of the following:
To change a program being run, in Run, type the path for
the new program.
To change the schedule for the task, click the Schedule
tab.
To customize the settings for the task, such as maximum
run time, idle time requirements, and power management
options, click the Settings tab.
To set security for the task, click the Security tab.
Notes

To open Scheduled Tasks, click Start, click All Programs,
point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then
click Scheduled Tasks.
If you change the user account or the program that is
being run, you must supply the password for the user
account.
If the task program requires command-line options, type
them in Run, after the task path.
If the path to the task program includes spaces, type
double quotation marks ("") around the entire task path.
For example:
"C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\Mplayer2.exe"

Confirm that the system date and time on your computer
are accurate, because Scheduled Tasks relies on this
information to run scheduled tasks. To verify or change
this information, double-click the time indicator on the
taskbar."
 
D

Dan

Thanks for the excellent advice, however, the kbid=170086
support case does not apply to this issue. In addition,
there are no scheduled tasks.

Any other ideas.

Thanks,

Dan.
 
K

Kelly

Hi Dan,

In addition to Rick's great advice.....

This is a known issue for owners of an SB Audigy 2 sound card. Re-enable
the item in MSConfig.

Then see www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm, Line 260, Left column for a
small utility that will correct this for you. The problem is caused by a
leading space before the /L:ENG. This cause the problem, the script
corrects it.

System32 Folder Opens When Logging on to Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...port/kb/articles/q170/0/86.asp&NoWebContent=1


/top10faqs.htm
 
D

Dan

Kelly,

Thanks for the great advice, I do have the SB Audigy 2
sound card. You were 100% correct and it was as simple
as removing the leading space before the /L:ENG registry
entry.

Sincerely,

Dan Peters.
-----Original Message-----
Hi Dan,

In addition to Rick's great advice.....

This is a known issue for owners of an SB Audigy 2 sound card. Re-enable
the item in MSConfig.

Then see www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm, Line 260, Left column for a
small utility that will correct this for you. The problem is caused by a
leading space before the /L:ENG. This cause the problem, the script
corrects it.

System32 Folder Opens When Logging on to Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx? scid=http://support.microsoft.com:80/support/kb/articles/q
170/0/86.asp&NoWebContent=1


--
All the Best,
Kelly

MS-MVP Win98/XP
[AE-Windows® XP]

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com

Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/top10faqs.htm


Dan said:
For the admin user, a windows explorer session starts
every time I log into XP. It is pointed to the
c:\windows\system32 directory. There are no refrences in
the startup menu, autoexec.bat, config.sys or System
Information Start Up Programs. There do not appear to be
any registry entires calling explorer.exe either.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Dan Peters.
.
 
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Kelly,

I am having the same issue with my XP laptop and the Audigy sound card causing a explorer window to open n boot up. I have run the noted s 260, but I do not know where the windows SP3 code sits in the directory structure, I then canceled the script, but I still have the problem.

Exactly what registry entry has this /L:.Eng reference you mention pointing to? If I knew that I can just makle the registry correction.
Bill
 

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