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Windows 7: booting into desktop

24 Jan 2009   #1
ldhalleck

windows 7
 
 
booting into desktop

when booting up desktop a file opens: computer>os(cs:)windows>system32, I have searched everywhere to try and figure out how to stop this from happening but can't resolve it. It looks the same as if you opened a windows file and it listed the entire contents.


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24 Jan 2009   #2
ExNavy11

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Could you post a screen shot?
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24 Jan 2009   #3
ExNavy11

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Hit the Start button, type Regedit in the search bar. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Do you see that system32 there in the list?
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24 Jan 2009   #4
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

edit: You just beat me BucSox!

open regedit.

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run

and look on the right pane for any references to this program. If you find any, delete it.

Do the same for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run

and

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Winlogon

and

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Windows
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24 Jan 2009   #5
ExNavy11

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
edit: You just beat me BucSox!

open regedit.

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run

and look on the right pane for any references to this program. If you find any, delete it.

Do the same for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run

and

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Winlogon

and

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Windows
Ive seen instances of this before and it turned out to be spyware/virus. Have you heard of that before?


Perhaps the poster should do a thorough scan as well, just to be safe.
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24 Jan 2009   #6
ldhalleck

windows 7
 
 

how do I do a screen shot?
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24 Jan 2009   #7
ldhalleck

windows 7
 
 

I found it in the second one mentioned and deleted it, it didn't help still booting to that screen right after if boots gadgets and clock
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24 Jan 2009   #8
ExNavy11

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ldhalleck View Post
I found it in the second one mentioned and deleted it, it didn't help still booting to that screen right after if boots gadgets and clock
Did that return to the Registry after you deleted it and rebooted?

If I were you, I would run a spyware/malware/virus scan. Also, run MSCONFIG and go to start up. Is there anywhere in the list that shows system32?
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24 Jan 2009   #9
ldhalleck

windows 7
 
 

already did msconfig and I will run virus scan but I do that regularly so I really don't think that is it and I'llcheck to see if it's back in
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24 Jan 2009   #10
ldhalleck

windows 7
 
 

it didn't return to the registry
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