Windows32 folder appears after Win 7 start up

Microsoft Windows 7 home premium
January 5, 2010 at 09:33:41
Specs: Windows 7
on start up the windows 32 folder appears. Click it off and everything carries on working ok.
Upgraded from Vista to 7 using disk from Sony for new Vaio.
Not exactly sure when this problem started.
I need an idiots guide on how to resolve please.

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#2
January 5, 2010 at 20:19:31
It sounds like you somehow got a shortcut to this folder in your 'Start up folder' that is causing it to open on start up. Go to your 'start' button - all programs - startup. click on the startup to show what is in it. If you see the folder there, click on it and drag it to your desktop. after that right click on it, choose properties to see if it is a short cut or the actual folder. If it is a short cut, then delete it, if it is the actual folder, move it back into 'c' drive by double clicking on 'computer' on your desktop and double clicking on 'c' drive, than drag it over and drop it in (or use cut/paste to move it).

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#3
January 9, 2010 at 12:26:40
Hi, all I have in the Startup (using this method) is the Bluetooth symbol.
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#4
January 9, 2010 at 21:03:18
Yeah, I have only 2 icons in this folder but there are many more that launch at start up. I think starting with Windows XP, MS began using another method/location for start up items that I have not found. I use Webroot AnitVirus with Spy Sweeper and one of their 'shields' allows me to choose items to exclude from start up and I have been using it back from XP and now in Win 7 so I have not looked for it too seriously. maybe you could try googling "Windows 7 programs launched at start up" or "...Start up folder" or similar

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