My Computer displays on startup

  techy gal 18:01 14 Feb 2005

Lately and for some unknown reason 'My Computer' keeps popping up when I boot up. I cannot find anything within the startup folder that might encourage this - any ideas how I can stop this irritating little glitch?


  Jackcoms 18:17 14 Feb 2005

Have you tried System Restore?

  techy gal 18:24 14 Feb 2005

I haven't. Do you suggest that I go back to a date it didn't happen? I think I've been a bit busy on the PC over the last few days - aren'ty I likely to jeopardise that?

  JaßîsFaß ˜ 19:09 14 Feb 2005

click here

This is a link to a thread I started a while ago and there is lots of suggestions here to help solve this problem. Unfortunately I have not completed all the suggestions as you will see from my last post to the thread. Am sure it may help you resolve yours fairly quickly.

  Jackcoms 20:24 14 Feb 2005

"Do you suggest that I go back to a date it didn't happen?"


"I think I've been a bit busy on the PC over the last few days - aren't I likely to jeopardise that?"

Probably, not.

System Restore is a component of Windows XP that you can use to restore your computer to a previous state, if a problem occurs, without losing your personal data files (such as Microsoft Word documents, browsing history, drawings, favourites, or e-mail). System Restore monitors changes to the system and some application files and it automatically creates easily identified restore points. These restore points allow you to revert the system to a previous time. They are created daily and at the time of significant system events (such as when an application or driver is installed). You can also create and name your own restore points at any time.

Restoring your computer does not affect or change your personal data files. It's a good idea to back up your data files periodically. For example, you might copy your data files to removable media, such as a writable compact disc, once a week.

HOWEVER, if you restore to a point before a program was installed, that program does not work after restoration. If you want to use the program again, you must reinstall it.

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