Microsoft folder open on startup

C:\\Documents and Settings\User\Application Data\Microsoft  folder open on the startup of windows XP mechine.

Could you please send me solution for this?

There are no software installed recently.
I have removed all unwanted items on MSCONFIG
ManojPSAsked:
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Neal58Commented:
check the "startup" folder on the start menu.

If theres nothing there that will help, run regedit and navigate to:

 HKLM/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows NT/CurrentVersion/Winlogon

look for an entry called UserInit which should have a data value of something like:

C:\windows\system32\userinit.exe

if there is a comma ( , ) with something after it, delete whatever is to the right of the above value.
ManojPSAuthor Commented:
There was a comma but nothing after the comma. I have deleted the comma but still same problem.
Neal58Commented:
ok, check all the below in regedit and see if theres anything there referenceing the folder that opens:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]

also check in the windows directory for the WIN.INI file, and look under the "Load" and "Run" sections.

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Neal58Commented:
also, I assume this is a standalone PC? not on a domain? If it is on a domain check your logon script in Netlogon share, or that there isnt any strange GPO's affecting you.
flubbsterCommented:
Quick note. There SHOULD be a comma after the userinit.exe entry that you looked at. You need to put it back.
flubbsterCommented:
That kind of issue happens most often when a registry entry is missing quotation marks around the entire entry  in the run or runonce portion. For example, look for an entry that looks like this:

"C:\\Documents and Settings\User\Application Data\Microsoft\" anyexe.exe

It should be:

"C:\\Documents and Settings\User\Application Data\Microsoft\anyexe.exe"
ManojPSAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your Help.

There was a License Validator Key on [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] and pointing to the same folder. I have deleted it and works fine now
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