c:/windows screen on startup

  broggs 21:42 14 Dec 2003

I've just done a clean install of win me and on startup the windows folder opens up on the desk top. How can I get rid orf this?
Thanks in anticipation

  VoG II 21:59 14 Dec 2003

If you close the explorer window then reboot the folder should not reappear.

If it does, Start, Run, type in


and click OK.

On the Startup tab look for explorer.exe and if found untick it. OK your way out and reboot.

  broggs 22:08 14 Dec 2003

explorer.exe is not there in the startup when using msconfg

  AndyJ 22:12 14 Dec 2003

Do you mean an MSDOS window appears i.e. black screen with C:\ prompt ?

  broggs 22:17 14 Dec 2003

no the windows screen is visible showing all the folders and files which are in the windows folder

  beeuuem 23:13 14 Dec 2003

You need to find the file 'Win.ini',which is in the Windows folder, using Explorer or 'Find'. Double click on the file which will open in Notepad. The first four lines of the file should read





If there is anything at all behind the 'run=' (it might only be a full stop) remove it. Any text behind this command will cause the Windows folder to open. Reboot and all should be well.

  broggs 17:58 15 Dec 2003

Many thanks beeuuem you are indeed a star.

  beeuuem 21:44 15 Dec 2003

Glad to help - haven't heard of that problem for a while but it was still in my files of "problems I have had" :-)

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