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Anonymous
July 11, 2005 3:06:17 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

The subject says it all.

When the desktop loads, C:\ opens by itself.

I opened the issue at Neowin
http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=337740

Rather than repeat all the steps tried to solve it (you will see that
all the sensible conventional approaches have failed), it's all
documented there.

Happened shortly after a clean OS reinstall. Weird.

tia

~J
----------------------------------------------------------
Wn98se, PIII650
Anonymous
July 11, 2005 2:14:02 PM

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Here is a post and the answer to it from Alan Edwards, same problem I think,
the solution may be the same, it worked for me. item 2 delete the desktop
process


--Quote--
It is not even normal for a C:\ window to open at startup in safe mode.
Try these notes I have on file:


1. Check Win.ini for odd spaces or unnecessary punctuation (or even a C:\)
in the run= or load= lines.


2. Windows Explorer Starts When You Start Your Computer
http://support.microsoft.com?kbid=228502

Delete the 'DesktopProcess' value from the following registry key:
HKEY CURRENT USER\Software\Microsoft\Window­s\CurrentVersion\Explorer

3. Delete any C:\Autorun.inf files.

4. If you have ever loaded a copy of IE6 that is not the public preview,
then delete the contents of this Registry key:

HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\M­icrosoft\Windows\CurrentVersio­n\Explorer\Res
tartCommands

...Alan
--
Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
http://dts-l.org/index.html

> In microsoft.public.win98.gen_dis­cussion, "Randy"
> <anonym...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> >For reasons i cant explain the C:\Windows directory on my
> >pc insists on appearing on my desktop every time i boot..
> >this is a recent thing... I've used the system config
> >utility to diable startup group items and unchecking
> >everything in Selective start up. no luck.. the only
> >differnce occurrs if i do a safe mode boot.... then the
> >only directory that pops up is c:\ (which may be normal
> >for all i know} I've spent hours combing through the
> >registry... and cant figure it out.. HELP !!!

--End Quote--

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Catalog of removal tools (1)
http://www.pandasoftware.com/download/utilities/
Catalog of removal tools (2)
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/newsinfo/collateral....
Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts file
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
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_
"vegeddabowdit" <vegeddabowdit@hotmail~cold_trail~.com> wrote in message
news:o OoXM7dhFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
| The subject says it all.
|
| When the desktop loads, C:\ opens by itself.
|
| I opened the issue at Neowin
| http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=337740
|
| Rather than repeat all the steps tried to solve it (you will see that
| all the sensible conventional approaches have failed), it's all
| documented there.
|
| Happened shortly after a clean OS reinstall. Weird.
|
| tia
|
| ~J
| ----------------------------------------------------------
| Wn98se, PIII650
|
|
|
|
Anonymous
July 12, 2005 2:23:34 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

I "almost" gave up on a solution, but that worked like a charm.

Thanks so much.

Suppose I shouldn't push my luck, but I'd sure like to know why it
happened in the first place, or is it just one of those one in a million
chance quirks that you can't anticipate?

"AlmostBob" <anonymous1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:eLfoqphhFHA.3544@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Here is a post and the answer to it from Alan Edwards, same problem I
think,
> the solution may be the same, it worked for me. item 2 delete the
desktop
> process
>
>
> --Quote--
> It is not even normal for a C:\ window to open at startup in safe
mode.
> Try these notes I have on file:
>
>
> 1. Check Win.ini for odd spaces or unnecessary punctuation (or even a
C:\)
> in the run= or load= lines.
>
>
> 2. Windows Explorer Starts When You Start Your Computer
> http://support.microsoft.com?kbid=228502
>
> Delete the 'DesktopProcess' value from the following registry key:
> HKEY CURRENT USER\Software\Microsoft\Window­s\CurrentVersion\Explorer
>
> 3. Delete any C:\Autorun.inf files.
>
> 4. If you have ever loaded a copy of IE6 that is not the public
preview,
> then delete the contents of this Registry key:
>
>
HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\M­icrosoft\Windows\CurrentVersio­n\Explorer
\Res
> tartCommands
>
> ...Alan
> --
> Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
> http://dts-l.org/index.html
>
> > In microsoft.public.win98.gen_dis­cussion, "Randy"
> > <anonym...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> > >For reasons i cant explain the C:\Windows directory on my
> > >pc insists on appearing on my desktop every time i boot..
> > >this is a recent thing... I've used the system config
> > >utility to diable startup group items and unchecking
> > >everything in Selective start up. no luck.. the only
> > >differnce occurrs if i do a safe mode boot.... then the
> > >only directory that pops up is c:\ (which may be normal
> > >for all i know} I've spent hours combing through the
> > >registry... and cant figure it out.. HELP !!!
>
> --End Quote--
>
> --
> Adaware http://www.lavasoft.de
> spybot http://security.kolla.de
> AVG free antivirus http://www.grisoft.com
> Etrust/Vet/CA.online Antivirus scan
> http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
> Panda online AntiVirus scan http://www.pandasoftware.com/ActiveScan/
> Catalog of removal tools (1)
> http://www.pandasoftware.com/download/utilities/
> Catalog of removal tools (2)
> http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/newsinfo/collateral....
> Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts file
> http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
> links provided as a courtesy, read all instructions on the pages
before use
>
> Grateful thanks to the authors and webmasters
> _
> "vegeddabowdit" <vegeddabowdit@hotmail~cold_trail~.com> wrote in
message
> news:o OoXM7dhFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> | The subject says it all.
> |
> | When the desktop loads, C:\ opens by itself.
> |
> | I opened the issue at Neowin
> | http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=337740
> |
> | Rather than repeat all the steps tried to solve it (you will see
that
> | all the sensible conventional approaches have failed), it's all
> | documented there.
> |
> | Happened shortly after a clean OS reinstall. Weird.
> |
> | tia
> |
> | ~J
> | ----------------------------------------------------------
> | Wn98se, PIII650
> |
> |
> |
> |
>
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Anonymous
July 12, 2005 9:32:37 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Hard to say, since you don't specify which of the handful of fixes
listed below worked for you. That list covered several possibilities.

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm

"vegeddabowdit" <vegeddabowdit@hotmail~cold_trail~.com> wrote in message
news:eNqnnHqhFHA.2180@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>I "almost" gave up on a solution, but that worked like a charm.
>
> Thanks so much.
>
> Suppose I shouldn't push my luck, but I'd sure like to know why it
> happened in the first place, or is it just one of those one in a
> million
> chance quirks that you can't anticipate?
>
> "AlmostBob" <anonymous1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:eLfoqphhFHA.3544@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Here is a post and the answer to it from Alan Edwards, same problem I
> think,
>> the solution may be the same, it worked for me. item 2 delete the
> desktop
>> process
>>
>>
>> --Quote--
>> It is not even normal for a C:\ window to open at startup in safe
> mode.
>> Try these notes I have on file:
>>
>>
>> 1. Check Win.ini for odd spaces or unnecessary punctuation (or even
>> a
> C:\)
>> in the run= or load= lines.
>>
>>
>> 2. Windows Explorer Starts When You Start Your Computer
>> http://support.microsoft.com?kbid=228502
>>
>> Delete the 'DesktopProcess' value from the following registry key:
>> HKEY CURRENT
>> USER\Software\Microsoft\Window­s\CurrentVersion\Explorer
>>
>> 3. Delete any C:\Autorun.inf files.
>>
>> 4. If you have ever loaded a copy of IE6 that is not the public
> preview,
>> then delete the contents of this Registry key:
>>
>>
> HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\M­icrosoft\Windows\CurrentVersio­n\Explorer
> \Res
>> tartCommands
>>
>> ...Alan
>> --
>> Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
>> http://dts-l.org/index.html
>>
>> > In microsoft.public.win98.gen_dis­cussion, "Randy"
>> > <anonym...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>>
>> > >For reasons i cant explain the C:\Windows directory on my
>> > >pc insists on appearing on my desktop every time i boot..
>> > >this is a recent thing... I've used the system config
>> > >utility to diable startup group items and unchecking
>> > >everything in Selective start up. no luck.. the only
>> > >differnce occurrs if i do a safe mode boot.... then the
>> > >only directory that pops up is c:\ (which may be normal
>> > >for all i know} I've spent hours combing through the
>> > >registry... and cant figure it out.. HELP !!!
>>
>> --End Quote--
>>
>> --
>> Adaware http://www.lavasoft.de
>> spybot http://security.kolla.de
>> AVG free antivirus http://www.grisoft.com
>> Etrust/Vet/CA.online Antivirus scan
>> http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
>> Panda online AntiVirus scan http://www.pandasoftware.com/ActiveScan/
>> Catalog of removal tools (1)
>> http://www.pandasoftware.com/download/utilities/
>> Catalog of removal tools (2)
>> http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/newsinfo/collateral....
>> Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts file
>> http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
>> links provided as a courtesy, read all instructions on the pages
> before use
>>
>> Grateful thanks to the authors and webmasters
>> _
>> "vegeddabowdit" <vegeddabowdit@hotmail~cold_trail~.com> wrote in
> message
>> news:o OoXM7dhFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> | The subject says it all.
>> |
>> | When the desktop loads, C:\ opens by itself.
>> |
>> | I opened the issue at Neowin
>> | http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=337740
>> |
>> | Rather than repeat all the steps tried to solve it (you will see
> that
>> | all the sensible conventional approaches have failed), it's all
>> | documented there.
>> |
>> | Happened shortly after a clean OS reinstall. Weird.
>> |
>> | tia
>> |
>> | ~J
>> | ----------------------------------------------------------
>> | Wn98se, PIII650
>> |
>> |
>> |
>> |
>>
>
>
Anonymous
July 13, 2005 3:58:37 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Which one worked?

....Alan
--
Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
http://dts-l.org/index.html

On Mon, 11 Jul 2005 22:23:34 -0700, "vegeddabowdit"
<vegeddabowdit@hotmail~cold_trail~.com> wrote:

>I "almost" gave up on a solution, but that worked like a charm.
>
>Thanks so much.
>
>Suppose I shouldn't push my luck, but I'd sure like to know why it
>happened in the first place, or is it just one of those one in a million
>chance quirks that you can't anticipate?
>
>"AlmostBob" <anonymous1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>news:eLfoqphhFHA.3544@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Here is a post and the answer to it from Alan Edwards, same problem I
>think,
>> the solution may be the same, it worked for me. item 2 delete the
>desktop
>> process
>>
>>
>> --Quote--
>> It is not even normal for a C:\ window to open at startup in safe
>mode.
>> Try these notes I have on file:
>>
>>
>> 1. Check Win.ini for odd spaces or unnecessary punctuation (or even a
>C:\)
>> in the run= or load= lines.
>>
>>
>> 2. Windows Explorer Starts When You Start Your Computer
>> http://support.microsoft.com?kbid=228502
>>
>> Delete the 'DesktopProcess' value from the following registry key:
>> HKEY CURRENT USER\Software\Microsoft\Window­s\CurrentVersion\Explorer
>>
>> 3. Delete any C:\Autorun.inf files.
>>
>> 4. If you have ever loaded a copy of IE6 that is not the public
>preview,
>> then delete the contents of this Registry key:
>>
>>
>HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\M­icrosoft\Windows\CurrentVersio­n\Explorer
>\Res
>> tartCommands
>>
>> ...Alan
>> --
>> Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
>> http://dts-l.org/index.html
>>
>> > In microsoft.public.win98.gen_dis­cussion, "Randy"
>> > <anonym...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>>
>> > >For reasons i cant explain the C:\Windows directory on my
>> > >pc insists on appearing on my desktop every time i boot..
>> > >this is a recent thing... I've used the system config
>> > >utility to diable startup group items and unchecking
>> > >everything in Selective start up. no luck.. the only
>> > >differnce occurrs if i do a safe mode boot.... then the
>> > >only directory that pops up is c:\ (which may be normal
>> > >for all i know} I've spent hours combing through the
>> > >registry... and cant figure it out.. HELP !!!
>>
>> --End Quote--
>>
>> --
>> Adaware http://www.lavasoft.de
>> spybot http://security.kolla.de
>> AVG free antivirus http://www.grisoft.com
>> Etrust/Vet/CA.online Antivirus scan
>> http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
>> Panda online AntiVirus scan http://www.pandasoftware.com/ActiveScan/
>> Catalog of removal tools (1)
>> http://www.pandasoftware.com/download/utilities/
>> Catalog of removal tools (2)
>> http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/newsinfo/collateral....
>> Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts file
>> http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
>> links provided as a courtesy, read all instructions on the pages
>before use
>>
>> Grateful thanks to the authors and webmasters
>> _
>> "vegeddabowdit" <vegeddabowdit@hotmail~cold_trail~.com> wrote in
>message
>> news:o OoXM7dhFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> | The subject says it all.
>> |
>> | When the desktop loads, C:\ opens by itself.
>> |
>> | I opened the issue at Neowin
>> | http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=337740
>> |
>> | Rather than repeat all the steps tried to solve it (you will see
>that
>> | all the sensible conventional approaches have failed), it's all
>> | documented there.
>> |
>> | Happened shortly after a clean OS reinstall. Weird.
>> |
>> | tia
>> |
>> | ~J
>> | ----------------------------------------------------------
>> | Wn98se, PIII650
>> |
>> |
>> |
>> |
>>
>
Anonymous
July 13, 2005 3:58:38 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Mine was number 2 delete reg entry for desktop process

--
Adaware http://www.lavasoft.de
spybot http://security.kolla.de
AVG free antivirus http://www.grisoft.com
Etrust/Vet/CA.online Antivirus scan
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
Panda online AntiVirus scan http://www.pandasoftware.com/ActiveScan/
Catalog of removal tools (1)
http://www.pandasoftware.com/download/utilities/
Catalog of removal tools (2)
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/newsinfo/collateral....
Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts file
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
links provided as a courtesy, read all instructions on the pages before
use
Grateful thanks to the authors/webmasters

"Alan Edwards" <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
news:79t8d1h8joqs9c2s5jcemmeaa1pqt8vpnj@4ax.com...
| Which one worked?
|
| ...Alan
| --
| Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
| http://dts-l.org/index.html
|
| On Mon, 11 Jul 2005 22:23:34 -0700, "vegeddabowdit"
| <vegeddabowdit@hotmail~cold_trail~.com> wrote:
|
| >I "almost" gave up on a solution, but that worked like a charm.
| >
| >Thanks so much.
| >
| >Suppose I shouldn't push my luck, but I'd sure like to know why it
| >happened in the first place, or is it just one of those one in a million
| >chance quirks that you can't anticipate?
| >
| >"AlmostBob" <anonymous1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| >news:eLfoqphhFHA.3544@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
| >> Here is a post and the answer to it from Alan Edwards, same problem I
| >think,
| >> the solution may be the same, it worked for me. item 2 delete the
| >desktop
| >> process
| >>
| >>
| >> --Quote--
| >> It is not even normal for a C:\ window to open at startup in safe
| >mode.
| >> Try these notes I have on file:
| >>
| >>
| >> 1. Check Win.ini for odd spaces or unnecessary punctuation (or even a
| >C:\)
| >> in the run= or load= lines.
| >>
| >>
| >> 2. Windows Explorer Starts When You Start Your Computer
| >> http://support.microsoft.com?kbid=228502
| >>
| >> Delete the 'DesktopProcess' value from the following registry key:
| >> HKEY CURRENT USER\Software\Microsoft\Window­s\CurrentVersion\Explorer
| >>
| >> 3. Delete any C:\Autorun.inf files.
| >>
| >> 4. If you have ever loaded a copy of IE6 that is not the public
| >preview,
| >> then delete the contents of this Registry key:
| >>
| >>
| >HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\M­icrosoft\Windows\CurrentVersio­n\Explorer
| >\Res
| >> tartCommands
| >>
| >> ...Alan
| >> --
| >> Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
| >> http://dts-l.org/index.html
| >>
| >> > In microsoft.public.win98.gen_dis­cussion, "Randy"
| >> > <anonym...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
| >>
| >> > >For reasons i cant explain the C:\Windows directory on my
| >> > >pc insists on appearing on my desktop every time i boot..
| >> > >this is a recent thing... I've used the system config
| >> > >utility to diable startup group items and unchecking
| >> > >everything in Selective start up. no luck.. the only
| >> > >differnce occurrs if i do a safe mode boot.... then the
| >> > >only directory that pops up is c:\ (which may be normal
| >> > >for all i know} I've spent hours combing through the
| >> > >registry... and cant figure it out.. HELP !!!
| >>
| >> --End Quote--
| >>
| >> --
| >> Adaware http://www.lavasoft.de
| >> spybot http://security.kolla.de
| >> AVG free antivirus http://www.grisoft.com
| >> Etrust/Vet/CA.online Antivirus scan
| >> http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
| >> Panda online AntiVirus scan http://www.pandasoftware.com/ActiveScan/
| >> Catalog of removal tools (1)
| >> http://www.pandasoftware.com/download/utilities/
| >> Catalog of removal tools (2)
| >> http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/newsinfo/collateral....
| >> Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts file
| >> http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
| >> links provided as a courtesy, read all instructions on the pages
| >before use
| >>
| >> Grateful thanks to the authors and webmasters
| >> _
| >> "vegeddabowdit" <vegeddabowdit@hotmail~cold_trail~.com> wrote in
| >message
| >> news:o OoXM7dhFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
| >> | The subject says it all.
| >> |
| >> | When the desktop loads, C:\ opens by itself.
| >> |
| >> | I opened the issue at Neowin
| >> | http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=337740
| >> |
| >> | Rather than repeat all the steps tried to solve it (you will see
| >that
| >> | all the sensible conventional approaches have failed), it's all
| >> | documented there.
| >> |
| >> | Happened shortly after a clean OS reinstall. Weird.
| >> |
| >> | tia
| >> |
| >> | ~J
| >> | ----------------------------------------------------------
| >> | Wn98se, PIII650
| >> |
| >> |
| >> |
| >> |
| >>
| >
Anonymous
July 16, 2005 1:24:04 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Sorry. Thought it was clear my response was a confirmation that the
solution was AlmostBob's suggestion for removing "desktop process" from
the registry.

"Gary S. Terhune" <grystnews@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:eY8EOJ0hFHA.2444@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Hard to say, since you don't specify which of the handful of fixes
> listed below worked for you. That list covered several possibilities.
Anonymous
July 16, 2005 9:59:16 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Thanks for the feedback.
No, it wasn't clear to me, (and probably Gary), as there were several
possibilities.

....Alan
--
Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
http://dts-l.org/index.html

On Fri, 15 Jul 2005 21:24:04 -0700, "vegeddabowdit"
<vegeddabowdit@hotmail~cold_trail~.com> wrote:

>Sorry. Thought it was clear my response was a confirmation that the
>solution was AlmostBob's suggestion for removing "desktop process" from
>the registry.
>
>"Gary S. Terhune" <grystnews@mvps.org> wrote in message
>news:eY8EOJ0hFHA.2444@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Hard to say, since you don't specify which of the handful of fixes
>> listed below worked for you. That list covered several possibilities.
>
!