C:\Program Files\Common

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by macromp, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. macromp

    macromp the retarded one

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    this folder opens everytime i start up the computer, it has a folder calle 'bin' in it, any idea how to stop it loading up everytime?
     
  2. Lee

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    check to see if it is in your startup items.

    run>start>msconfig>startup--- check (checked boxes) uncheck as appropriate.
     
  3. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    I was just gonna make a thread about the same problem,when I start the pc My Documents always opens up.
    I've looked in msconfig-startup but it isn't mentioned :confused:
     
  4. Android412

    Android412 OSNN Addict

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    There's an option in in windows explorer. Tools>Folder options...>View>Restore previous folder windows at logon.

    Not 100% if this is it, but I think thats what I did to stop it when mine was doing it.
     
  5. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    Tried that,didn't work :eek:
     
  6. macromp

    macromp the retarded one

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    tried the msconfig thing and couldn't see it mentioned (although there are 2 boxes ticked, but no text beside them showing what it is)
    and the 'restore previous windows' wasn't ticked...
     
  7. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team

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    try clearing your recent documents history
     
  8. Perris Calderon

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    try navigating to the file in windows explorer (win key+e), right click tools, restore default
     
  9. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    Did that,didn't work
    It's annoying me now :mad:
     
  10. Perris Calderon

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    did you try "reset all folders" too?
     
  11. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    Yep did that earlier,didn't work either.This happened once before but I just can't remember how I stopped it :confused:
     
  12. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Run HijackThis and post log.
     
  13. American Zombie

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    Go to this key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows then in the right pane see if it is listed under load.
    I will mention that DlDer Trojan can cause this too but I don't think it is the case this time.
     
  14. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    i finally stopped it :D

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon. In the right pane under Userinit, Change the key that reads: C:\Windows\System32\Userinit.exe,C:\Windows\System32\Userinit.exe To: C:\Windows\System32\Userinit.exe,
     
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  16. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    Found it at same link you just posted....good old Google :D
     
  17. macromp

    macromp the retarded one

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    mine already says C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe, =(
     
  18. macromp

    macromp the retarded one

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    here's the hijackthis result (didn't know how to output results to a txt file, if that's even possible)
     

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    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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