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Windows XP Start Up

Win XP Professional, 80 GB HDD, 512Ram, P4 proc.

Recently noticed that when I start my comp, Local Disk C contents also opens. I have set only yahoo and msn messenger to log in at start up. Wonder why C: drive contents also open at start up.

Any suggestions.


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Have a look on the Startup tab of....

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See what's set to start that might bring up the C drive.

I've seen this happen when viral/spyware infections are present.

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XP Start up

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Thank Micael for the prompt reply.

Tried msconfig without success.

Checked for all the viral/spyware infections. All clear.

Any other suggestions.


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Check that...

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...your computer isn't trying to open programs that no longer exist. For example, if you had a program set to load on startup using the Start Menu --> Startup folder, and then removed it but didn't remove the shortcut in the startup folder, for some reason Windows opens C:\ if that's where the program was. ALso, make sure no such entry exists in MSCONFIG as wel, although you've already checked it.

Hope this helps,

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