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Small but annoying problem

by BowHunter777 / March 27, 2008 1:04 PM PDT

Hey Guys
For some reason when ever I start up the folder "system32" appears on my desktop.It's not a big deal it's more annoying than anything but I'm sure when I go to START UP what uncheck to stop this from popping up everytime.Any help would be great. Thanks.
o/s WinXP sp2

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To Clarify
by BowHunter777 / March 27, 2008 1:43 PM PDT

I realized the way I stated the problem may have been confusing.
What I meant to say was when ever I start my comp. The system32 folder appears on my desktop.Thanks guys.

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Just checking.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 27, 2008 9:50 PM PDT
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save the sarcasim
by BowHunter777 / March 28, 2008 12:06 PM PDT
In reply to: Just checking.

Thanx.

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Not sarcasm at all.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 28, 2008 8:21 PM PDT
In reply to: save the sarcasim

The link provided shows many instances of this "System32 folder appears at startup", and so there appears to be more than one cause/solution.

Your 2 posts do not suggest you tried any possible solutions.

Mark

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Yes
by BowHunter777 / March 29, 2008 11:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Not sarcasm at all.

Yes the link to google helped.It seems there's a few reasons this can happen.Because it's has to do with the registry microsoft suggest's you back up the registry before modifying anything.They offer a help guide that guides you through the back up process for those not familiar with doing this and then shows step by step instructions for rectifying the cause.This is the link I followed. Thanks allot for the help.
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=170086

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The problem I've run into is...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 29, 2008 11:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes

That's not the only cause so rather than offer just that fix, the method for finding all of them is best.

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