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I am working on a Windows 2000 Professional system. At some point during login, an Windows Explorer window opens showing C:\WINNT\System32.

I have looked in Programs>Startup and in Registry key Local Machine>Software>Microsoft>Windows>Run and have found nothing. As a matter of fact I turned off all items loaded via registry with JV16 power tools with no effect. I don't know where to look next. Please advise.
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by:sirbounty
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Have you tried holding the <Shift> key down while clicking the "X" to close out the folder?
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Also, have you checked the HKCU's Run key?
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by:jwmarkert
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sirbounty ... there is no problem closing the window... it just should not open. I did check the HKCU run keys and other than Google toolbar, there is nothing there.

ibu1 ... I read the article... thanks. The system is not running IE 5.x; it is running IE6. I checked the registry anyway for the key mentioned in the article and it was not there.

I'm still at a loss to resolve this problem. Thanks for your assistance.
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by:jwmarkert
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I just tripped on the solution.

It appears that there was an entry in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run for a non existant program. The key had no value. Deleting the entry removed the Explorer window on login.

Thanks for participating. I'm going to close this out.
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