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Windows 7: open window on start up

13 May 2010   #11
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

bill thanks for the google advice however as a member of sevenforums i like to give my fellow windows 7 users the odd challenge now and then it also allows us to build a database of issues fixed / solved or otherwise for members and guests to search and hopefully help them ,
kucing13 do you mean the checkbox list in organise/folders and search options view tab if so my view hidden folders is set to off


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13 May 2010   #12
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

hello boohbah, I usually have Process Explorer installed on every computer I touch. One of its best features is a Target icon (looks like crosshairs) that can tell you what window is on the screen.

if you feel up to it:

Download Process Explorer.
Process Explorer

run it during startup and when you see the window pop up, click on the target Icon and then click on the window.
Process Explorer will then move to the line item in its list of what is creating or using that window.
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13 May 2010   #13
kucing13

 

run cmd scf/scannow

try it
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13 May 2010   #14
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Thorsen thanks will give it a whirl.

kucing13 ta scannow is a nuisance as i have my windows heavily themed and scannow repairs it back to basic windows forcing me to re hack my system files and themes folders etc but thanks for input
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13 May 2010   #15
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Thorsen heres a screenie, could wdm be the issue


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13 May 2010   #16
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Might be an issue: The DWM is linked to Directx and your aerostyles

Desktop Window Manager - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Desktop Window Manager requires video cards supporting DirectX 9.0 and Shader Model 2.0.

Its also used to allow Aero so I dont think disabling it will help.

So you might be looking at this issue due to your use of themes. does this pop up in Safe mode or on any other user accounts. What theme are you using?

I dont know why this would cause a desktop window to open on startup though.
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13 May 2010   #17
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Another tool you can use since this is running during startup is Process Monitor
Process Monitor

this has tons of info and can be run at startup. I dont know how easy it is to navigate though. I have not used it in a long time.
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13 May 2010   #18
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

wmiprvse.exe

Can you make sure this program is running from the System32 folder. I see you have two of them running.

Also,you can highlight the SCVhost that is running the explorer process and see what services it is calling. One of these services might be launching the window.
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13 May 2010   #19
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

the scvhost should look something like this: (this is in XP but should look similar)


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13 May 2010   #20
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Ok thanks , i would say i have been running themes since october and this is a new issue the theme is mr grims concave seven
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