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xp boots with explorer window open at c:\program files\d-link\airplus g. would like just the desktop when it boots

how do i stop explorer opening on startup
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right click start>open and check if explorer is started - you can delete it
reboot and test
harbordAuthor Commented:
right click start>open displays "Programs" only, which cannot be deleted
Try Clicking Start > (All) Programs  > Startup and see if it's in there.

You can also check the registry.

Click Start > Run > type regedit and click OK

Expand to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE  > Microsoft > Windows > Current Version > Run

Look through the list, if the Dlink one is there you can delete it.  Note, this might break your wireless if you're using the Dlink wireless client.  If it is in there and you find you need it back, look through the Start menu for Dlink, and add the program the Startup group.

It might also be in:

HKEY_CURRENT_VERSION > SOFTWARE  > Microsoft > Windows > Current Version > Run
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Click Start, All Programs,  Accessories, right-click Windows Explorer, and then click Properties.
Target shoudl show
 the start in>>%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%
Err that'll teach me for not reading the question properly..  you can probably ignore my comment ;)
harbordAuthor Commented:
checked all of your suggestions, and everything was as it should be. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE  > Microsoft > Windows > Current Version > Run did show that D-Link was using a different folder for the wireless. The "Airplus G" was left over from the initial install. The wireless software had to be upgraded for XP SP3, which left the old Airplus G" folder (empty). Deleting the folder solved the problem.
Kamran ArshadIT AssociateCommented:

Check your startup programs by typing "msconfig" in your command prompt. Also use Hijackthis utility to check if there is any problem.
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