System 32 Folder - Windows XP (Home)

  MCPR82 17:02 15 Nov 2003

When I start up my pc the System 32 Folder is displayed. I've checked the programmes in the start up menu and it's not included.

Grateful for any suggestions as to a 'cure'

Thanks !!

  VoG II 17:05 15 Nov 2003

Start, Run, type in


and click OK.

See if it is listed on the Startup tab and if so untick it (probably would be listed as explorer.exe).

  MCPR82 18:09 15 Nov 2003

Thanks - tried this to no avail - no sign of the folder or the explorer.exe. in startup

  jimv7 18:21 15 Nov 2003

Untick everything in msconfig/startup then tick 1 at a time until you find the 1 you want to stop.

  hugh-265156 18:26 15 Nov 2003

control panel/tools/folder options/view

untick "restore previous folder at windows logon"


  MCPR82 19:15 15 Nov 2003

Thanks jimv & Huggy - No luck I'm afraid, it keeps on appearing

  ©®@$? 19:21 15 Nov 2003

This can be caused by a blank entry, such as can be left behind by
an incomplete program removal, in the
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and/or
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run keys.

System32 Folder Opens When Logging on to Windows
click here;en-us;170086

if you don't want to fiddle in the registry then download a vbs file on

Line 260. click on "System32 Folder Opens Upon Boot"
click here

this will do it for you

good luck

  ©®@$? 19:22 15 Nov 2003

http: //;en-us;170086

put the above in your address bar without any spaces

  hugh-265156 19:32 15 Nov 2003

found click here

  hugh-265156 19:33 15 Nov 2003

oops! too slow

  MCPR82 19:42 15 Nov 2003

Thanks all - Still no joy. After clicking on the "system32 folder opens on boot" shortcut, I get the following message which prevents me installing the fix "iexpolore.exe on windows home edition service pack 1 cd is needed"

Any ideas ??

Thanks very much again

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