Start up window

June 6, 2009 at 15:06:47
Specs: Windows XP, 2G/2G
Hi
When I start up windows as well as the icons
on the desktop, Ive picked up a notepad
small window. Anybody know how to clear
this.
Regards
Scommstech

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#1
June 6, 2009 at 16:59:57
This could be a Registry Run entry.

Open REGEDIT and go to the following Registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Here check, whether the key
(default) (not set)

If it is set to empty or space in it, it can cause such things.
In this case, click on the default entry and press the del key.
Now the default value is not set.
Close REGEDIT and reboot.

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#2
June 7, 2009 at 12:59:27
Thanks, but I am a bit reluctant to mess with the registry. Ive
never done it before and don't want to mess with it.. I was thinking of getting hold of a register repair software but ot sure which to go for.

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#3
June 7, 2009 at 14:29:51
Im not 100% sure, but I guess, this can only be manages manually, as described in Response #1.

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#4
June 8, 2009 at 15:10:08
Hi had a look at the reg using your preceedure. Hit a prob.
got down to RUN and another folder comes up (Optional
Components). Double click shows 3 new folders
IMAIL, which shows ab, (default) and type reg sz
below it is ab installed and type reg sz
MPI, shows the first two and a third, no change with type rg
sz
MSFS. shows same as IMAIL.
Does this make any sence to you and if so what do I change.
Regards

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#5
June 8, 2009 at 15:21:36
Hi
May have jumped the gun with this. After double clicking
RUN. 12 "keys" shown. The top one has
name = ab (default), type = reg sz, data = value not set.
The other 11 "keys are below this top one. Each seem to
refer to programs, and have different values shown.
Is this the window that I should be checking, and this top line
the one to change.
Regards
Harry.

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#6
June 8, 2009 at 15:44:16
So the problem seems not to be at this entry, but there are several other registry keys, you have to check.

I assume, you've already checked, whether there is an additional entry in the Startup on "Start / Prorams / Startup" !!!

Ok, so lets start:
1. open regedit
2. press CTRL+F to search registry entries.
3. search for "runonce" without the quotation marks
4. we only need the results found at the left side in the regedit program
5. if found an entry at the left side, directly above you'll see a key named run
6. click on the run entry at the left side and check for "default" entry at the right windows side
7. this should always set to "value not set". If not, click on it and press the delete key.
8. press the F3 key to search the next entry (keep in mind, only results on the left side are useful for this)
9. do this until no further entries where found
10. reboot the computer when finished

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#7
June 8, 2009 at 19:02:58
No I did not check the startup folder.
Checked it now and there is an entry for desk
top. How do I get rid of it. ????
I know very little about Windows.
Regards
Harry.


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#8
June 8, 2009 at 19:45:17
Is that named "desktop.ini"?
If so, it's simply a definition file for the folder, it belongs to. It defines, how the folder should be display. If you define a backround (color or picture) for a folder, the info is stored into the desktop.ini file in this folder.
All in all, it doesn't matter whether desktop.ini is there or not.
If it's in the Startup under Start / Programs /, I suggest to delete it.

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#9
June 9, 2009 at 04:44:07
Hi
In the Startup under Start/Programs/Startup are 3 files.
Via Raid Tool., Microsoft office, Desktop.
On a cold reboot the final desktop as well as the normal
Icons has this desktop notepad small window with some data
algorithms on it.
I was going to delete Desktop from the Startup folder but it
warned that it is a system file and removal may cause
problems, so I did not go ahead, as was concerned that
deleting from the start up may remove it from Windows
altogether.
Need advice.
Regards
Harry.

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