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Computer starts-Windows Media player pops up on screen

Computer = This is what I can tell you about my computer so far.

Windows Version and Edition:
MS Windows XP Pro
Version 5.1 (Build 2600 x xpsp_sp2gdr.050301_1519: Service Pack 2)
Physical Memory Available to Windows: 522,224KB
Pentium 4CPU
2.8 GHz
2.79 GHz
512 MB of RAM

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Dell Computer Corporation
System Model Dimension 3000
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1 GenuineIntel ~2793 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Dell Computer Corporation A02, 11/8/2004
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name 9JVP5V61\Administrator
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 241.59 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 1.22 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

When I turn on computer the file C:\programs\Windows Media Player comes up one my screen. Why? How can I stop this from happening? Thank you very much -

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is it . . .

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is ther a shortcut to it (or to a media file that wmp would play) in your startup directory?

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Shortcut to Windows Media player?

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There is no shortcut on my desktop for Windows Media. As far as what programs run when I startup, I have forgotten how to disable or enable programs on startup. There IS NOT an icon on my toolbar in the bottom right hand of my screen. I you could tell me what I really need - besides my antivirus - running I will do that. Right now, I jsut do not remember how to find out what programs run on startup and which ones don't. Thank you very much for helping me.

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The question wasn't about ...

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what's on your desktop but on what's in your 'startup directory', as you will see when you reread it. That's (in Windows XP) Start>All programs>Startup. Easy to check, easy to answer now.

To see everything that's run on startup: Start>Run>msconfig and go to the Startup tab.

Post your findings of both of this tasks, and we'll see if it shows the secret of media player running.


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Start up programs - response to precious inquiry

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Start - All Programs - Startup - (EMPTY)

msconfig = Is there a way to copy and paste these items? Sure would be faster and easier. I tried to do that but it did not work. Yes, I really am a newbie, so please try to be patient. There is a lot of things that I do not know how to do yet. Thank you -

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List of my start up programs

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Here you go:

AOL software
os Check

That's it. Thanks for any help.

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Stupid Question

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I always look for the goofy things first, do you happen to have an audio cd in your cd-rom that media player is detecting when you boot up?

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Reply to previous

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No CD anywhere in site

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Have you tried this?

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Open msconfig.

Click the Startup Tab.

Remove the check mark next to wmplugin.

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Wm Player unchecked

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Took your advice and --- HORRAY!!

Cannot thank you enough!!

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