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Notepad opens desktop.ini file upon booting into WinXP

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When my XP environment boots up my windows notepad automatically opens up my desktop.ini file and displays the contents.  I have searched both in the startup group, as well as by using msconfig and I can't seem to find what is triggering this happening.  Here is the contects within the .ini file.

[.ShellClassInfo]
LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21787
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When was your last virus scan?  I believe it is possible that you have one.  Check at http://housecall.antivirus.com for a free scan.
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Nope, I work for a company who specializes in defense software.  I am running the AV Defense Suite with updates that automatically check every few hours.  I have scanned my machine and no virus' were detected.

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centerv earned 50 total points
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http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

Go here and download.
See if it's running from the registry.
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