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How to prevent XP System32 folder from loading at bootup?

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I have encountered a few PC where everytime you restart the computer XP will open the C:\Windows\System32 folder on the desktop.  This gets very annoying after a few times.  I have checked for virus as well as spyware and the systems were cleaned.  I have also seen this on a brand new VAIO.  I have also searched the startup (MSconfig) to see if there might be something obvious.  I hope someone else has seen this annoyance and know how to fix this problem.

Thank you for your help.
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Dufo G. Belski earned 125 total points
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Check this out.  You may have an invalid registry entry.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;170086
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In addition:

If you have a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 sound card, see:

Tip 260: System32 Folder Opens Upon Boot
http://www.kellys-korner.com/xp_tweaks.htm

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