System 32 Folder - Windows XP (Home)

  [DELETED] 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 !!

  [DELETED] 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).

  [DELETED] 18:09 15 Nov 2003

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

  [DELETED] 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"


  [DELETED] 19:15 15 Nov 2003

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

  [DELETED] 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

  [DELETED] 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

  [DELETED] 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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