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Windows 7: Windows Explorer (Libraries) opens on every startup


20 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Windows Explorer (Libraries) opens on every startup

I have a HP Pavilion dv7 Entertainment Laptop. Lately, when I start up my computer, Windows Explorer (Libraries) open automatically. I can close it out with no problem but find it annoying to see it on EVERY startup. I don't know if something happened during a HP or Windows update or if possibly picked up some spyware or malware somewhere. I ran scans with Avast anti-virus, Spybot S&D, and Malwarebytes with nothing serious showing up...just cookies.

Everything seems to run properly with no problems but this showing up on startups/reboots, opens on safe mode also. I checked to see if anything in startup folder...Nothing. I checked msconfig settings...can't find anything unusual.

Please help if you can. I would be very grateful

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20 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi CraigM02, Welcome to Sevenforums.

Try this;
Open Windows Explorer,
Press the Alt key and click Tools>Folder Options
Under the "View" tab, make sure that "Restore previous logon folders at startup" is unchecked.
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20 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

It is not checked.
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20 May 2011   #4

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hi Craig, and welcome to sevenforums again!

type msconfig in your start-menu searchbox - is there anything in the startup tab that may be causing this?
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20 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
hi Craig, and welcome to sevenforums again!

type msconfig in your start-menu searchbox - is there anything in the startup tab that may be causing this?

Thanks mickey, No, not that I could tell. Here is what is listed. I have already disabled some from running at startup that I do not consider necessary.

Yes HKCU:Run LightScribe Control Panel C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe -hidden
Yes HKCU:Run ISUSPM "C:\ProgramData\Macrovision\FLEXnet Connect\6\ISUSPM.exe" -scheduler
Yes HKCU:Run Google Update "C:\Users\Craig\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
Yes HKCU:Run swg "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe"
Yes HKCU:Run SpybotSD TeaTimer C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
Yes HKCU:Run Corel Photo Downloader "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Corel\Corel PhotoDownloader\Corel Photo Downloader.exe" -startup
Yes HKLM:Run HP Software Update C:\Program Files (x86)\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
Yes HKLM:Run avast5 "C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\avastUI.exe" /nogui
Yes HKLM:Run StartCCC "C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe" MSRun
Yes HKLM:Run ZoneAlarm Client "C:\Program Files (x86)\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run QuickTime Task "C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
Yes HKLM:Run TkBellExe "C:\Program Files (x86)\real\realplayer\update\realsched.exe" -osboot
Yes HKLM:Run SunJavaUpdateSched "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run Adobe Reader Speed Launcher "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run Adobe ARM "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run Corel File Shell Monitor c:\Program Files (x86)\Corel\Corel PaintShop Photo Pro\X3\PSPClassic\CorelIOMonitor.exe
Yes HKLM:Run SynTPEnh %ProgramFiles%\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
Yes HKLM:Run HP Quick Launch C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch\HPMSGSVC.exe
Yes HKLM:Run SmartMenu C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP MediaSmart\SmartMenu.exe /background
Yes HKLM:Run HPToneControl C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HPToneControl\HPTonectl.exe
Yes HKLM:Run HPWirelessAssistant C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\DelayedAppStarter.exe 120 C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWA_Main.exe /hidden
Yes HKLM:Run EvtMgr6 C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPointP\SetPoint.exe /launchGaming
Yes HKLM:Run SysTrayApp C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray64.exe
Yes HKLM:Run IntelWireless "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\WirelessCommon\iFrmewrk.exe" /tf Intel Wireless Tray
Yes HKLM:Run IgfxTray C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
Yes HKLM:Run HotKeysCmds C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
Yes HKLM:Run Persistence C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe
No HKLM:Run googletalk C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe /autostart
No HKLM:Run iTunesHelper "C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
No HKLM:Run Standby "c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Corel\Standby\Standby.exe" -START
Yes Startup Common Bluetooth.lnk C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
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20 May 2011   #6

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

well nothing jumps out of that list as the obvious culprit.

however, i do wonder how many of those entries are actually useful...but that's a different subject.
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20 May 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
well nothing jumps out of that list as the obvious culprit.

however, i do wonder how many of those entries are actually useful...but that's a different subject.
Yes, that is something else I need to take care of but... first things first...
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20 May 2011   #8

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

as a test, you could try disabling them all (temporarily) to see if that helps.

if it does, disable half of them, and you'll eventually home in on the culprit (if there is one).
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20 May 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
as a test, you could try disabling them all (temporarily) to see if that helps.

if it does, disable half of them, and you'll eventually home in on the culprit (if there is one).
I was going to try that but was afraid of disabling something that would keep my system from starting properly or screwing something else up that needs to run.
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20 May 2011   #10

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i'm pretty certain that none of those will prevent your system from starting - at worst certain software won't work quite right.

the entries are simple to re-enable in case of problems.

i suppose it all depends on how bothered you are by the explorer window opening, and how much time/effort you are willing to expend in finding a solution.
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