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Re: System 32 folder opens during start up
From: Michael Cecil <macecil () comcast net>
Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2006 16:07:02 -0600

At 11:23 AM 3/9/2006, DMORROW5 () satx rr com wrote:
>I'm drawing a blank...
>One of the computers that I maintain is giving me a headache. It's a
>personal computer, and every-time it boots up, the system32 directory
>folder opens up. I've looked in startup folders for all users, and a few
>other things, but cannot find the reason.
>Any thoughts to turn this off? I suspect it may be in the registry, but
>I'm not definitely sure.

Sometimes when a program doesn't get uninstalled correctly this can happen from a leftover startup entry in the registry. You might just want to run HijackThis <http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/> which does a pretty good job of scanning and listing all the startup items. Or perhaps use msconfig (can copy it to a W2K machine from an XP one) but it's not as thorough. Harlan Carvey posted a very good list (in Excel) of all the registry startup locations last year on his blog <http://windowsir.blogspot.com/> too.
Michael Cecil
macecil () comcast net

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