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frehley

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system32 file booting with XP
« on: June 25, 2005, 08:36:32 PM »
Everytime I boot my PC, the "system32" file opens up, and I'm clueless to know why.

I'm running Windows XP Home on a PC barely 6 months old. My wife and I have separate usernames for it, and this only happens to me.

We've looked in the Startup folder and ran msconfig. I unchecked everything I knew was safe, but I'm no expert so I don't know if it's one of these options.

I don't understand why the folder itself opens up. There's no message, the computer runs perfectly fine, and as I said before, this does not happen to my wife.

It's not exactly a huge problem, but it shouldn't be there and it bothers me, lol. Any idea of how I can stop it from loading?

Thanks!  :)

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    « Last Edit: June 25, 2005, 10:04:58 PM by Fed »

    pcdoc4christ

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    Re: system32 file booting with XP
    « Reply #2 on: June 26, 2005, 02:06:50 AM »
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    Everytime I boot my PC, the "system32" file opens up, and I'm clueless to know why... .


    Frehley:

    Do you mean that the C:\WINDOWS\System32 folder (the one with all the .DLL files) opens every time you start your computer?  If so, you may try this:

    1. Click Start > Control Panel.
    2. In Control Panel select Folder Options.
    3. In Folder Options uncheck the check box next to Remember Each Folder's View Settings.
    4. Click Apply and OK.

    That may keep the folder from opening each time you start your PC.

    Regards,
    Doc


    frehley

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    Re: system32 file booting with XP
    « Reply #3 on: June 26, 2005, 07:11:51 AM »
    Yes, the C:\WINDOWS\System32 is the folder I meant.

    I tried what you said but unfortunately it still loads up.   ???

    Any other ideas?

    Raptor

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    Re: system32 file booting with XP
    « Reply #4 on: June 26, 2005, 07:15:22 AM »
    Go to

    1. Start
    2. Run
    3. Type Msconfig
    4. Click OK

    Is the General tab set to Boot normally?

    Scan for Viruses, Spyware and Trojan Horses as well.
    « Last Edit: June 26, 2005, 07:18:38 AM by Raptor »

    Raptor

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    Re: system32 file booting with XP
    « Reply #5 on: June 26, 2005, 07:37:33 AM »
    Could it be that you have added the C:\Windows\System32 as a task in Task Manager?

    frehley

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    Re: system32 file booting with XP
    « Reply #6 on: June 26, 2005, 10:24:46 AM »
    Nope, still loads.

    I changed the boot to Normal and checked Task Manager, the only thing in there is my virus scanner.

    :-/

    Raptor

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    Re: system32 file booting with XP
    « Reply #7 on: June 26, 2005, 12:27:30 PM »
    Scan for Spyware, Trojan Horses and Viruses.

    merlin_2

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    Re: system32 file booting with XP
    « Reply #8 on: June 26, 2005, 12:31:55 PM »
    How long has this going on! make model and specs of your pc......
    « Last Edit: June 26, 2005, 12:32:19 PM by merlin_2 »

    frehley

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    Re: system32 file booting with XP
    « Reply #9 on: June 26, 2005, 01:30:06 PM »
    OK, downloaded the windows Spyware detector, nothing.

    Re-ran McAcfee Virus Scanner even though I only ran it a few days ago, nothing.

    I have a Dell Dimension 8300. Pentium 4, 3Ghz, 200Gb HD, 512Mb RAM.

    It's been doing it for months. I'd say at least 4-5 months, but we've been without the internet for most of that time (had it, lost it for a while, have it now), so there wasn't a whole lot I could do about it without being online. It's very confusing because other than that, the computer is great, and what setting do I have different from my wife's account on the same computer?

    ???

    merlin_2

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    Re: system32 file booting with XP
    « Reply #10 on: June 26, 2005, 01:36:23 PM »
    Hold the f8 key on boot up and chose the last good config...

    pcdoc4christ

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    Re: system32 file booting with XP
    « Reply #11 on: June 27, 2005, 11:57:50 PM »
    Frehley:

    OK, let us get to the bottom of this.  Please...

    1. Click Start > Run...
    2. In the Run... text box, type [size=13]msconfig[/size] and click OK.
    3. In the System Configuration utility, select Diagnostic Startup.
    4. Click Apply and OK.
    5. Restart your computer.

    If the Windows32 folder still opens, let us know.  If it does not, then one of the services, startup items, WIN.INI items or SYSTEM.INI items is to blame.  We may find out which one by next trying selective startup in the System Configuration utility.

    Let us know how it goes,
    Doc