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Windows 7: Startup programs don't run

18 Aug 2010   #11
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hello,

A Stupid question did you reboot after adding the entry ? Shawn has created almost 6 methods to add items to startup test the other methods Startup Programs - Change

Hope this helps,
Captain

Edit: Also create a Windows User Profile and Test it under that account.


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18 Aug 2010   #12
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Have a look at the following registry entries

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

and ensure that the location of the startup entry is pointing correctly to all users location

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

and check that these start-up locations are pointing to the correct user location

From your symptoms it would appear that these entries have become corrupted

Captian Jacks suggestion of creating a new user account will provide a good comparison of haw these entries (for the per user tree) should be formatted
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18 Aug 2010   #13
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Before we have to throw the baby out with the dirty water (aka clean install),

try SFC /SCANNOW. I make no promises, but just may solve your problem.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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18 Aug 2010   #14
CNSZU

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Have a look at the following registry entries

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

and ensure that the location of the startup entry is pointing correctly to all users location

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

and check that these start-up locations are pointing to the correct user location

From your symptoms it would appear that these entries have become corrupted

Captian Jacks suggestion of creating a new user account will provide a good comparison of haw these entries (for the per user tree) should be formatted
Yes, I finally solved the problem, and it had to do with the corrupt registry. Actually, I just now found another post here Startup folder which explains what registry entries to change. Thanks for all suggestions!
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