Unwanted automatic IE startup

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At startup on a Win 98 PC, an IE window starts automatically, saying
first "res://ie4tour.dll welcome.htm", and then that the page cannot be
found. I have searched without success everywhere I can think of, in
registry, autostart and ini files, to find the command that starts
this. Four different startup control utilities find nothing I can
relate to it.

Does anyone have an idea about how to find and delete this startup
command?

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

    Open Explorer and click the Search button. Select the C: drive under "files
    and folders", and type in "ie4tour.dll" for the file to look for. When
    Windows finds it, simply delete the file. It is merely an intorductory tour
    file left over from a previous installation of IE and is not needed.
    http://www.datadoctors.com/help/questions/question.cfm?id=2723

    How to Cause the Internet Explorer Welcome Screen to Appear
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=175374


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    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:1124568019.958548.311640@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com,
    sbring <sven.bring@glocalnet.net> hunted and pecked:
    > At startup on a Win 98 PC, an IE window starts automatically, saying
    > first "res://ie4tour.dll welcome.htm", and then that the page cannot be
    > found. I have searched without success everywhere I can think of, in
    > registry, autostart and ini files, to find the command that starts
    > this. Four different startup control utilities find nothing I can
    > relate to it.
    >
    > Does anyone have an idea about how to find and delete this startup
    > command?
    >
    > Sven
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Thanks!

    I had already searched for the DLL file without success, but the second
    link you recommended had the solution.

    Thanks again,
    Sven
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Glad to hear it. Keep having fun. :-)

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    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:1124615013.823180.42470@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com,
    sbring <sven.bring@glocalnet.net> hunted and pecked:
    > Thanks!
    >
    > I had already searched for the DLL file without success, but the second
    > link you recommended had the solution.
    >
    > Thanks again,
    > Sven
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