startup problems

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by swtchrly, Oct 1, 2002.

  1. swtchrly

    swtchrly Guest

    upon startup i am faced with my program files folder instead of my desktop. i do not see any strange services in the system configuration utility. and i am very confused. i hope this is the right place to post.

    thanks
     
  2. Ninj0x

    Ninj0x Guest

    sounds like u need a fresh install of XP!! it heals all....
     
  3. swtchrly

    swtchrly Guest

    i just reinstalled and set everything up, i hope i dont have to do that.
     
  4. Ninj0x

    Ninj0x Guest

    yay! good for you but, you prolly will do it many a time more.
     
  5. yoyo

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    Before reinstalling I'd check the shortcuts in your startupfolders (userprofile + allusers). Rightclick - properties. Look if one has a command with spaces in it and is not set in "s. For example if one reads : C:\program files\xxx.exe instead of "C:\program files\xxx.exe", Windows will only read until C:\program and open this folder.
     
  6. swtchrly

    swtchrly Guest

    tried that but could not resolve the problem. maybe ill just let it boot up like that.
     
  7. gilerzz

    gilerzz Guest

    Try this, right click My Computer---> System Properties ---> Advanced ---> User Profiles Settings ---> and delete the Profile you currently logs as and reboot. But remember! All of your previous settings including Destopk Icon arrangements, Wallpaper etc will revert to XP default.
     
  8. yoyo

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    Still the possibility that the command for one of the programs started from the registry has this space in it without beeing set in quotes. Open systeminformation (run > sysinfo32.exe) and look under software > autostart.