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Windows 7: window screen opening and closing at startup, instanly.

16 Sep 2010   #1
Hondajt

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 
window screen opening and closing at startup, instanly.

I have two computers that have win 7 x64 pro/ult. Recently, both computers, after typing in my poassword for login to windows, I get the desktop, icons, the hardware meter gadgets, then a windows pops up, near the top left corner, about a 1/6 of the screen size, and it immediately closes. It isn't there long enough for me to read anything in it, or even see if there is anything in it.

Under start-up folder in the start menu, both computers do have logitech registration. I click it, fill it out, and re start the computer. Still happens, and the start up folder still has logitech's product registration there. I complete it, restart the computer, and the window still shos up, then closes. Damn near instantly. Under start-up, the logitech thing is gone, so it is blank. But it still happens.

Installing the webcam and using it for Logitech Vid, is the only thing I have changed recently on both computers. Also, windows 7 did have an update, monday i believe...

Any thoughts? I have no idea what to look for in regedit.


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16 Sep 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Type event viewer in search and see if anything appears there, that might be an answer

Try in safe mode

Try a clean boot to try to localize the cause.
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

Unless on a network, if two computers just started this recently, it is something that you did.
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16 Sep 2010   #3
Hondajt

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 

thanks. I'll try safe mode. I looked at the event viewer. but i'm not sure what I should be looking for.
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16 Sep 2010   #4
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

Why do you consider this a problem?

Are you on a home network or a corporate network? If corporate network it could be the network admin has set you up with some kind of login script.

Regardless, it could be that a recently installed software package runs some kind of a script or cmd file during Windows startup. Have you used msconfig to view what programs are being started? Might even be something being run by a service that's being invoked so you could also check in Services to see what Services are set to automatically run at startup.
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16 Sep 2010   #5
Hondajt

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 

Well, removing the "logitech software" fixed the problem.

It bothers me because it's a slow laptop. I don't want or need anything running other than the absolute basics. And I wasn't sure it wasn't spyware/virus/etc...
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16 Sep 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Glad that you fixed the problem
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16 Sep 2010   #7
Hondajt

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 

still annoying that I had to remove that. I got on the logitech forums, but the registry fix they suggested didn't apply to me. (different OS/software?)

On my desktop, I just need to figure out how to prevernt that window from opening/closing. It's a core i7, so I'm not too worried about the performance impact, lol.
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16 Sep 2010   #8
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hondajt View Post
still annoying that I had to remove that. I got on the logitech forums, but the registry fix they suggested didn't apply to me. (different OS/software?)

On my desktop, I just need to figure out how to prevernt that window from opening/closing. It's a core i7, so I'm not too worried about the performance impact, lol.
To each his own I guess.

If the Logitech software serves a useful purpose then why care that the window pops up? I can understand wanting to know why it pops up and making sure it's not some malware but know that you know, why is it a problem?
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16 Sep 2010   #9
Hondajt

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 

mostly because I'm a control freak. It doesn't really bother me that it happens, just that I don't have the choice to prevent it from happening. If there as an option to not launch at start-up, that would make me happy. Since I only use the webcam once a month or so, it was easier just to remove the software in this case.

I am still searching the logitech forums for an idea on how to prevent it from auto-launching at start-up, without also disabling some of the other features.
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