Quote: Originally Posted by richc46
Quote: Originally Posted by CNSZU
Thank you, I followed the instructions for repair install (which took 5 1/2 hrs), but the problem persists. Although I'm able to add startup programs with a third party tool (Auslogics Boostspeed), I'd rather fix my Windows 7. Are there any experts here?
Jon is an expert, and one of the best.
My apologies, please don't take it the wrong way.
What happens if you paste the shortcut directly in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup?
Thank you, but when I tried it, something really strange happened. It automatically appeared in the All Programs>Startup menu, however it appeared TWICE in msconfig. When I restarted the computer, the startup program thus started twice. I double checked the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup folder, and there is only ONE program link. In the C:\Users\(User-Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup folder, there is nothing.
Next, I unchecked one of the duplicate entries in msconfig, restarted the computer, but now the startup program did not start at all! I opened msconfig, and the startup program was now mysteriously changed to a single, unchecked entry. I checked the entry, closed and reopened msconfig, and the startup program was now listed as two checked entries!
This behaviour is baffling. Can anyone help me out with this?