YOYO - thank you but although I made the corrections in the user folders I am STILL getting the same thing with NT Authority and Default (with the odd user) loading the same files.
Any further ideas?
I looked in msinfo32 -programme groups.
startup -default user: startup
startup - me
startup - Nt Authority\system:startup
I cannot, as yet find out where they reside to explore them
That is perfectly normal. Doesn't mean that there is actually something starting several times.
Look in taskmanager - are there duplicate entries under applications or processes that should not be there?
The only duplicate seems to be svchost.exe which is running in 6 different plases including three under system.
sorry I may have put in a red herring with the programme groups.
It is the start up that appears to be the problem. I may have to bite the bullet and re-install. Any advice?