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Hello I have a friend who has an XP computer. Windows explorer always comes up when the PC is booted. I am aware that Windows will "remember" the programs you had open when you last logged on. However they have closed it and shut down properly and it still comes up time and time again.

My guess is that this history is stored in the Registry. Does anyone know how to clear this so Explorer does not come up?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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BTW have u checked in the TOOLS>FOLDER OPTIONS>VIEW that the RESTOR PREVIOUS FOLDER WINDOWS AT LOGON box is unchecked ??

or u can also see in the START>ALL PROGRAMS>STARTUP FOLDER for the shortcut of windows explorer.

or else click START>RUN type msconfig....check the STARTUP items.....is windows explorer or anyother type of folder is present there or not....if yes then uncheck it.

if none can help u then u can also check for the Spywares....download ADAWARE form here:
http://lavasoft.element5.com/software/adaware/

install it and run it.....remove all the spywares from ur system that can cause this problem.

GOOD LUCK :)
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Dear langdj r u still having the problem with this expllorer window??
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Still having issue simply because I have not had a chance to go to my friends house yet to fix it. I will be doing that on Monday Night. Will close the question Tue if fix works. Thanks
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