unwanted startup items

All of a sudden my computer has started bringing up windows explorer and C:\Program Files\COMMON when I boot up. I know how to stop programs from coming up on boot up but where do I go for files being brought up?
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  1. Go to Run, and type MSCONFIG on the next window, click the Startup tab, at the right side... and if it's there, uncheck it and any unwanted start up programs.

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  2. that worked for one of them somehow but I still get windows explorter coming up at startup. there isn't anything there to take that off.
  3. Perhaps the conversation on this <A HREF="http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_20486783.html" target="_new">message board</A> will be of some help.


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