Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: "open with" dialog at windows startup

25 Nov 2010   #11
Orbital Shark

 
 

In addition, have a look in MSCONFIG (just type into Start box) and see if there's a rogue entry under the 'Startup' tab.


OS


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
25 Nov 2010   #12
Bill2

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

1) Startup items are controlled from a variety of registry keys, folders and scripts so the culprit could be hidden in any of these in your case. See this page for an exhaustive list.

Understand and Control Startup Apps with the System Configuration Utility

Check each of those locations on your computer to narrow down where that message could be coming from.

2) If you havent already, scan with free Malwarebytes. Also, download and run CCleaner, both regular and registry.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Nov 2010   #13
terrytech

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

The shell value is "explorer.exe"
As I stated before a virus scan back clean. I've have had a lot of success with NOD32 but I'll try Malwarebytes. I have already ran ccleaner. I also used MSCONFIG to check startup programs, nothing seems out of place. I could run a system restore but I'm more interested in finding and fixing the problem. Bill2: Thanks for the link I'll check it out.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

25 Nov 2010   #14
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by terrytech View Post
The shell value is "explorer.exe"
As I stated before a virus scan back clean. I've have had a lot of success with NOD32 but I'll try Malwarebytes. I have already ran ccleaner. I also used MSCONFIG to check startup programs, nothing seems out of place. I could run a system restore but I'm more interested in finding and fixing the problem. Bill2: Thanks for the link I'll check it out.
Another program you might want to look at is Autoruns for Windows v10.05 by Microsoft SysInternals. It processes much more than MSConfig dares, and should thusly be used with caution, as making inappropriate changes is almost as bad as editing the registry wrong!

"open with" dialog at windows startup-image1.jpg


My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 "open with" dialog at windows startup




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Office 2010 Slow To Show "Open" Dialog Box When Connected To Network
Hello all, Frustrating problem: All Office 2010 apps require a 45 second delay to produce an "open" or "save as" dialog box when the computer is connected to a LAN (wireless or wired, domain or workgroup). When the computer is NOT connected to a LAN (wireless or wired, domain or workgroup),...
Microsoft Office
"Open with" dialog broken.
Hi, I just discovered that if I right-click a file ( .txt , .avi , etc), and attempt to use "Open With", I do get a previously used list of programs to select from in the drop down list that appears. However, if I then select the "choose default program ..." dialog box to find an...
General Discussion
Every time I open a .exe file it opens the "open with" dialog box
I have ASUS Windows 7 x32bit and I have tried everything on the internet, every time that I try to open a .exe file it will open the "open with" dialog box instead. I have already established that I have not got a virus because what happened was I stupidly selected adobe accidentally when it didn't...
General Discussion
"Open Action Center" dialog box won't clear
It is so incredibly annoying. When it pops up (i.e. to remind me to backup my system), I can't clear the box. It stays on top of everything until a reboot. Even an end-task on explorer.exe won't get rid of it. It's happened now on two different PC's running x64 ultimate - so I assume this is...
General Discussion
Restore the "save or open" dialog window
Hi! I "told" Maxthon (i.e. Internet Explorer) to open f4v files with VLC. However, I'd like to have back the dialog window that asks if I want to open or save such files. How do I do that? :o Thanks, diodorus
Backup and Restore
No Network in "Open File or Folder" dialog?
Huh, what's going on here. My computer lets me browse the network just fine and even sees everything there is to see. However, when I want to say, mount a DVD from a networked computer for example, the Network icon is nowhere to be found on the Open File or Folder dialog window. Going back to...
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:07.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App