After logging-in to XP Home

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by djchapple, Mar 16, 2003.

  1. djchapple

    djchapple OSNN Addict

    I have just had the usual irretrievable crash and I have almost reloaded everything.

    So far no real problems but I have one annoying niggle.

    The system boots up as normal and gives me the normal desktop screen but on top of this screen there is always a window showing one of my folders. This is the normal window you would receive if you used Windows Explorer.

    I have looked everywhere (well anyway lots of places) but i cannot find how to stop this explorer screen automatically loading at start-up.

    Any ideas?
  2. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

    Amstelveen, The Netherlands
    have you checked whats started at boot with msconfig? check your startup folder in the startmenu. check the register for runonce
  3. djchapple

    djchapple OSNN Addict

    Many thanks for the advice.

    I have checked the startup menu, nothing there, and I have looked in msconfig again i found nothing obvious. However I am not sure what the entry would look like for an explorer window?

    Next I will look in the registry as suggested.
  4. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

    It may be as simple as some missing quotes in a command somewhere. If you have a shortcut in your startup that has a command with spaces in it and it is not set between quotes Windows will only read until the first space and open this folder if it exists.
  5. ntguru50

    ntguru50 Guest

    yeah, check spaces and commas in your win.ini file (under your Windows directory). Check for any spaces or commas in your "Load=" or "Run=" lines and remove any. Also, check if you have the Windows Explorer DesktopProcess registry key under

    and delete the value if you have it...(remember to backup your registry before you go around wacking anything in there!!!)
    You could also try enabling bootlogging (msconfig, boot.ini, check Boot Log option) and seeing what's loading in your ntbtlog.txt file