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Windows 7: Unwanted Window at StartUp

28 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Unwanted Window at StartUp

Hi all!

Every time I start up Windows, this window opens up.

It doesn't hurt anything but it's damned annoying.

How do I stop this behavior?


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28 Apr 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Richard,

Double check all the startup locations in the tutorial below to see if that folder may be listed or any unknown entry that may be it. If so, just delete it.

Startup Programs - Change

If not, then do step 4 in the tutorial below, delete the two desktop.ini files on your desktop, and do step 5 below. Afterwards, log off and log on to see if it still happens.

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

Hope this helps.
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28 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Couple of things to try:

1) Open msconfig and check startup entries. Uncheck anything you cant identify with a known program, reboot. Or post a screenshot here.

2) Run CCleaner regcleaner once, reboot.
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29 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

OK, Bill2 & Shawn:

I did everything you guys said and it still rears its ugly head at boot time.
I was unable to find it in the registry, or msconfig, or CCLeaner- it's hiding real good.

I've just gotten an idea I'll try. If it works I'll let ya know. Otherwise, I've no clue at this point.

Stubborn little bugger...

OK, I got it figured out an it's strange.

I just installed ShellFolderFix a couple of days ago.
It has an option to remember open folders from previous Windows sessions.
I unchecked it and the problem went away.

To my way of thinking it shouldn't have been a problem as I never had that window open when I shut down the computer.

Ah well- problem solved.
Thanks for all the help- I'll mark this solved.

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29 Apr 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

That's great news Richard.
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