Hi to all Just purchased a brand new PC with winXP installed. When I first power up and the desktop appears a window automatically opens up with My Documents. There is no shortcut in the startup file so how can I stop this from appearing upon first bootup?
Try downloading and installing Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel. click here After installation, go to Control Panel, Startup, and go through each tab to see if in the path column there is a reference to My Documents (You may have to expand the column width to see the full path).
The path to the My Documents folder in XP for a particular user is:
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\My Documents.
If the path refers to the folder, or a file in the folder (such as C:\...\My Documents\abcde.xyz), untick it or report back.