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

21 May 2011   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Your welcome Craig, I'm glad I could help

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29 May 2011   #22

Windows 7 64 bit

severedsolo, I also had exactly the same problem and your solution worked!! thanks man and like CraigMO2, I'm grateful for your help.
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29 May 2011   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RickMichigan View Post
severedsolo, I also had exactly the same problem and your solution worked!! thanks man and like CraigMO2, I'm grateful for your help.
Hi RickMichigan, welcome to SevenForums

I'm glad it worked for you, credit where credit is due though, it was actually Bill2 who came up with it, I just googled
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05 Jul 2011   #24

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2
Open Regedit and navigate to the following key.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
Look in the right pane, there will be an entry called Userinit.
Change the value of Userinit to C:\Windows\system32\userinit.exe
Hi all,
Had the same problem on a clients machine.
The above edit worked.
Changed C:\Windows\system32\userinit.exe.userinit.exe to

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17 Aug 2012   #25
James Miller

Windows 7 Home 64 bit

This old thread is being resurrected because I am having exactly the same problem with my brand new Lenovo Ideapad model Y480, running Windows 7 Home, 64-bit. As described early in this thread, everything seems to function normally after minimizing or closing the My Computer folder that opens automatically at startup.

Trouble is, the fix described above did not work on my computer.

Even before I got all of my software loaded and email accounts configured, the problem began. And by the way, all of these are mainstream programs - nothing exotic - and are working perfectly in my other computers.

This new (not refurbished) computer arrived from Lenovo only three days ago. Last night I called Lenovo Tech Support, and a technician spent at least an hour working on it by remote-access. Finding no fix, he recommended a "factory reset", which put the computer back to its out-of-the-box condition.

This morning I started all over again to load my software, and the problem started again. I'm not sure it is related, but the problem began after an automatic update for one of the programs downloaded.

The second Lenovo technician is still at it after more than an hour by remote-access, and it is obvious that this is a new and unknown problem for them.

Should I just demand a replacement computer?
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19 Aug 2012   #26
Citizen V

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit


I'm having the same issue and tried the above fix as well but it did not work... and I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z580, brand new. Running W7 home premium 64 bit.
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19 Aug 2012   #27
James Miller

Windows 7 Home 64 bit

One more detail about this computer that could be pertinent: it has the optional 32 GB SSD in addition to the mechanical hard drive.

I have performed the Lenovo "OneKey Recovery" three times now, learning more about the issue with each loading of the programs and updates. After the most recent recovery, my first action was to download Adobe Acrobat Standard 10 from the Adobe website, and the "My Computer" folder has opened ever since. In previous tries, it was the same with installation of version 9. The natural conclusion would be that the download is the cause, but I have installed this program in several other computers, and have not experienced this issue before. If it were a common issue, I guess Adobe would know about it and get it fixed.

So, perhaps the issue is caused by some quirk of the Adobe Acrobat download in this particular computer - or this particular Lenovo version of the operating system. I have requested return authorization, but wonder whether a replacemet computer would come with the same problem. I guess we'll know soon enough.
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26 Aug 2012   #28
Citizen V

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Let us know. I have a feeling it has something to do with Lenovo since it seems like an odd coincidence that we both have Ideapads.
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30 Aug 2012   #29

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Wow this is odd. I too purchased a Lenovo Y480 about 2-3 months ago. Everything had worked fine till last week when Windows Explorer starts when the laptop boots up.

Have yet to find a workable solution but I wanted to share my experience since its so oddly similar
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30 Aug 2012   #30
James Miller

Windows 7 Home 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WhiskeyJack12 View Post
...Everything had worked fine till last week when Windows Explorer starts when the laptop boots up.
Could your issue be related to a recent Adobe update, or did you install an Adobe program?
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