My Documents Opens on Startup

I recently put a 320 GB HD in my dad's HP with Windows XP SP2, copying the boot partition bit by bit with Norton Ghost and then got a corrupt/missing hal.dll error so I had to do a repair install of XP on the new HD.  I got to the documented error where after copying the XP files, the machine reboots and asks for the file asms, which does not exist on the CD.  (There is an ASMS directory but no file.  SP1 CD has ASMS01.cab)  Anyway, Microsoft said to do a clean install on another partition, open regedit, open a hive and take UPPERLIMIT and LOWERLIMIT keys out.  After doing that, the machine restarted and finished the repair.  For some reason, though, after doing this, the system opens the My Documents folder EVERY TIME the computer boots.  You can close it, but it is kind of weird and a bit annoying.  I have taken out startup items with EasyCleaner and Advanced Uninstaller Pro 2008.  There is nothing unidentified in the startup items, just the bare bones of Spyswepper, AVG.  There were two items for Spysweeper for some strange reason but no other items.
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briancassinConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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orangutangCommented:
Maybe upload your Autoruns (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx) log with the "Attach File" option.
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orangutangCommented:
Oh, very nice, briancassin!
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briancassinCommented:
orangutang - ty :)
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ded9Commented:
Hi,

You just need to do this step

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"Userinit"="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\userinit.exe,"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"PersistBrowsers"=dword:00000000

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Copy the data in the above box in notepad and save it as"1.reg"

run the reg file and restart the computer. Thats it. That simple


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briancassinCommented:
ded9
Please check before posting You posted exactly what I posted in the Microsoft KB article above
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computerdoctortexarkanaAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your timely and accurate response.  This got rid of the problem.
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briancassinCommented:
computerdoctortexarkana,

Your welcome glad I could help :)
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tryagianCommented:
You may download a free tool at www.digitalsupporttech.com. The tool will tell you what causes the problem. It is also free to get it fixed.
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