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Windows 7: Windows Explorer (My Computer) opens/pops-up every startup

13 Sep 2012   #11
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

A system restore to the time previous to your CS6 install won't delete everything on the system. It will only remove whatever programs were installed after the restore point. This is different than a system restore to factory settings.

System Restore

Section 8 shows where you can select which point in time you'd like to restore.


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13 Sep 2012   #12
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by llij View Post
Not all the discs are with me
Do you not own them then?
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13 Sep 2012   #13
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

The question above leads me to ask whether some of these programs were downloaded/acquired from a source other than the actual supplier? If so, where?
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13 Sep 2012   #14
llij

Windows 7 32/64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
The question above leads me to ask whether some of these programs were downloaded/acquired from a source other than the actual supplier? If so, where?
My company bought the software. There should be no problem if it's original. The drivers can be found online. I guess system restore is the last resort. Thanks for the link.
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13 Sep 2012   #15
ShadyLou

win 7 home 64bit
 
 

I too am having this exact same problem on a two-week old Lenovo (U310).
However, I believe I was having this issue with it right out of the box. It wasn't till recently it was really starting to get on my nerves and I wanted it gone. The Googled information on the web has been useless... then I read this thread. So now I'm thinking it might be a Lenovo quirk. I too have installed Adobe CS (v.4 tho), Office10, and a loads of other stuff for school. All I want the computer to do is start up with a windowless desktop
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14 Sep 2012   #16
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

EDIT: Just realised that the Auto Runs prog should have found the WE if it were there. Still worth an extra look perhaps?

Original post:
I have now replicated this problem on my system!
To stop this happening try this:
Press start button and in the search box type msconfig. Click the msconfig.exe entry at the top of the window. Click Start Up Tag in the Window that opens and look for the Windows Explorer entry. See screenshot.

Windows Explorer (My Computer) opens/pops-up every startup-strat-up.png

If it is checked uncheck it. Click Apply and OK. You may have to restart Windows for it to take effect. If you want to remove the entry for Windows Explorer completely from the System Configuration follow Brinks tutorial here:
Startup Programs - Change


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14 Sep 2012   #17
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Have found another very recent thread on this subject. it seems as if Adobe could be the problem. The thread is a bit long but two items took my eye one is this from severedsolo :
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.

The other one ininvolves the registry. You will find it looking through the thread which is here:
Windows Explorer (Libraries) opens on every startup
If you use that one make sure you do a backup of the registry first.
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19 Sep 2012   #18
llij

Windows 7 32/64
 
 

Yep, I mentioned earlier that I've tried everything -- not even system restore can stop the folder from showing. And I have to reformat my laptop just to make sure which software is causing the problem. Cs6. Anyway, maybe a lower version would be more compatible.
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19 Sep 2012   #19
llij

Windows 7 32/64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ShadyLou View Post
So now I'm thinking it might be a Lenovo quirk.
I thought so too. I've read other forums having the same problem with Lenovo. Quite dissappointing.
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23 Sep 2012   #20
cromaxs

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
I Found a Solution

Hi everyone,
I too own a Lenovo and have had the same problem for over 6 months now since I bought it. Today I finally got tired of "My Computer" opening every time I start my computer. I google searched for a wile and found something that worked for me. I downloaded a program called Combofix and ran it. After it was complete I rebooted my computer and to my surprise if fixed my problem the "My Computer" window did not open. It's a free program here is the Link ComboFix Download Don't ask me how or why it fixed the problem because I have no ideal I am not that computer literate. I hope it works for everyone with a Lenovo or any computer like it worked for me.
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