Startup folder

June 9, 2009 at 17:47:11
Specs: Windows XP, 2G/2G
I have been trying to sort out a startup
problem. I have had some help (much
appreciated) but need more.
The problem is on booting Windows I get a
small window on top of my normal desktop.
This small window is labled desktop-notepad,
and the notepad has data in it
".shellclassinfo and then root\system.....etc."
I was adviced to check my setup folder which
I did. In it are 3 folders two are shortcuts but
there is one called "desktop" which I presume
is causing this notepad window to appear.
I was going to delete it but it warned me that
it was a system file and removing may cause
problems. How can I safely empty my startup folder. I think my original helper has given up
on me.
Has anybody got any ideas

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June 10, 2009 at 00:00:30
First off, make sure it's the STARTUP folder you're talking about, not the "SETUP" folder that you stated in your message.

If that is the case, go ahead and delete it - RIGHT-CLICK, DELETE and click YES if it gives you warnings. It may very well be a system file, but it obviously didn't serve a purpose if it's sitting in your Startup folder.

If for whatever reason you need it back, just restore it from the Recycle Bin.

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June 10, 2009 at 05:30:58
Thanks for the reply. It was a typo, it is the Startup folder I was refering to, not Setup.
Many thanks

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June 10, 2009 at 06:33:51
Open My Computer,
then click 'Tools' up in the Menu Bar,
then click 'Folder Options...',
then click the 'View' tab,
now find and uncheck the box for Hide extensions for known file types. Then click OK.

Now does that Desktop file say Desktop.ini ???

If yes, then that file is a good one. It is a Configuration settings file. One is in every folder that you have customized.

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June 10, 2009 at 06:54:47
Thanks, but I've now solved that startup problem. I went into the msconfig window and disabled the startup options. Rebooted OK. Now though it asks for a password which I don't use so have to find out how to bypass this. If you see a query on password disabling it will be me.

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