startup problem

every time i put my computer on the main screen comes up with packard bell + picture. Then when it used to go straight to loading up, it now brings up a startup menu (in dos) in which i have to choose how to startup comp i.e. normal, safe mode etc. Is there anyway of getting rid of this? Also after the computer has loaded up the C: drive folder opens every time. Its not in the startup items, yet it still opens
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To disable the Windows Startup menu:

Load Windows
Click Start > Run > MSConfig
Choose Advanced
Disable the option called "Enable Startup Menu"

This disables the Windows Startup menu during boot.

Click Startup tab, uncheck all applications except the following:


this prevents C:\ folder opening at startup.

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The above will work - but how are you powering down the machine? Or perhaps there's a virus causing windows to think the system wasnt or isnt being shut down properly.

Typically - if you yank the plug out of the wall, then replug it back in, you will see that message.. then when you shut down your system via windows and do it like yer supposed to.. when you restart that option should be gone and it will start like normal.
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