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Hi,

Starting recently, everytime I login my account, a Windows Explorer
window showing the contents C:\Windows\System32 directory opens. I
don't know why that's happening and want to locate what's causing this.
I close all of the windows before logging out and when I log back in,
it shows up again (so it's not because I logged out with that window
open and WindXP memorized it).

I'm running WinXP Pro SP2.

There's nothing in the Start > Programs > Startup menu
There's nothing out of the ordinary in
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"CTHelper"="CTHELPER.EXE"
"CTSysVol"="C:\\Program Files\\Creative\\SBAudigy2\\Surround
Mixer\\CTSysVol.exe"
"IntelliPoint"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft
IntelliPoint\\point32.exe\""
"type32"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\\type32.exe\""
"Zone Labs Client"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Zone
Labs\\ZoneAlarm\\zlclient.exe\""
"iTunesHelper"="C:\\Program Files\\iTunes\\iTunesHelper.exe"
"ccApp"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Symantec
Shared\\ccApp.exe\""
"Symantec NetDriver Monitor"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\SYMNET~1\\SNDMon.exe"
"ATIPTA"="C:\\Program Files\\ATI Technologies\\ATI Control
Panel\\atiptaxx.exe"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents\IMAIL]
"Installed"="1"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents\MAPI]
"Installed"="1"
"NoChange"="1"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents\MSFS]
"Installed"="1"

And nothing out of the ordinary in this one as well:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"SB Audigy 2 Startup Menu"=" /L:ENG"

The RunOnce folders in those locations are empty.

The window does NOT show up in when starting in Safe Mode. Does anyone
have any ideas on what I could try, where I could check? It's driving
me nuts...

Thanks,

ICAB
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Backup and delete this value:

    "SB Audigy 2 Startup Menu"=" /L:ENG"

    --
    Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Shell/User
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org


    <igorantonio@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1110687900.092026.176220@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > Starting recently, everytime I login my account, a Windows Explorer
    > window showing the contents C:\Windows\System32 directory opens. I
    > don't know why that's happening and want to locate what's causing this.
    > I close all of the windows before logging out and when I log back in,
    > it shows up again (so it's not because I logged out with that window
    > open and WindXP memorized it).
    >
    > I'm running WinXP Pro SP2.
    >
    > There's nothing in the Start > Programs > Startup menu
    > There's nothing out of the ordinary in
    > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run:
    >
    > Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    >
    > [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
    > "CTHelper"="CTHELPER.EXE"
    > "CTSysVol"="C:\\Program Files\\Creative\\SBAudigy2\\Surround
    > Mixer\\CTSysVol.exe"
    > "IntelliPoint"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft
    > IntelliPoint\\point32.exe\""
    > "type32"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\\type32.exe\""
    > "Zone Labs Client"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Zone
    > Labs\\ZoneAlarm\\zlclient.exe\""
    > "iTunesHelper"="C:\\Program Files\\iTunes\\iTunesHelper.exe"
    > "ccApp"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Symantec
    > Shared\\ccApp.exe\""
    > "Symantec NetDriver Monitor"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\SYMNET~1\\SNDMon.exe"
    > "ATIPTA"="C:\\Program Files\\ATI Technologies\\ATI Control
    > Panel\\atiptaxx.exe"
    >
    > [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents]
    >
    > [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents\IMAIL]
    > "Installed"="1"
    >
    > [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents\MAPI]
    > "Installed"="1"
    > "NoChange"="1"
    >
    > [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents\MSFS]
    > "Installed"="1"
    >
    > And nothing out of the ordinary in this one as well:
    >
    > [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
    > "SB Audigy 2 Startup Menu"=" /L:ENG"
    >
    > The RunOnce folders in those locations are empty.
    >
    > The window does NOT show up in when starting in Safe Mode. Does anyone
    > have any ideas on what I could try, where I could check? It's driving
    > me nuts...
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > ICAB
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Bingo!

    Thanks Ramesh.

    Also, http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp/1069029061

    Igor
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