Why does MY COMPUTER keep opening at startup ?

  Paul33 08:35 23 Oct 2010

Had this one for six months or so - doesn't appear to do any harm but still annoying !

I've checked the STARTUP items and nothing seems unusual or referencing My Computer in any way. I've cleaned and de-fragged the registry, I've checked the Registry entry for userinit is correct, I'ce checked for viruses and spyware ..... and still it pops up every time !

Any ideas ?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 09:20 23 Oct 2010

1. Open Start menu >> Run or press window + r , this will open the run prompt

2. Type “regedit” ( without quotes ) and press Enter , this will open registry editor

3. Now, navigate to the following registry key in registry editor

HKEY_ LOCAL_ MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Win­dows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

4. Double click the Userinit registry key and set the value C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.e­xe, ( The comma at the end of the value should also be there ).

5. Exit registry and restart your computer to see the change into effect

  Paul33 13:28 23 Oct 2010

The comma is definitely there - checked it several times now !

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:02 23 Oct 2010

Have you rebooted the machine?

  Paul33 15:51 23 Oct 2010

Why would I reboot the machine ..... I haven't changed anything !!!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:57 23 Oct 2010

Change the registry setting (even though it doesn't appear to need changing) close regedit and reboot

see if it has cured the problem.

  T0SH 16:45 23 Oct 2010

Try the fix detailed here I have found it works with all sorts of odd folders opening at windows startup

click here;EN-US;170086

Cheers HC

  GaT7 16:48 23 Oct 2010

TOSH's link again click here. G

  T0SH 16:54 23 Oct 2010

Try the tiny url route

click here

Cheers HC

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