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Start up problem

Postby pcglaw » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:43 pm

When I start my HP Pavilion DV&-1334us computer, I get a dialog box pop up asking which program I want to open the file; if I chose notepad, it opens the interface list. The file it looks to open is the file "XXXX" where XXXX is the User name

is there any way to determine what software/device is attempting to open a file on startup? Thanks.

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Re: Start up problem

Postby yudah » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:55 pm

check msconfig click startup tab see the startup item running you can switch it off by unchecking it.
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Re: Start up problem

Postby pcglaw » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:45 am

the question is which of the 13 start up items would be the culprit?
any way to tell without having to stop each item individually and restarting the computer each time? Thanks
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Re: Start up problem

Postby pcglaw » Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:50 am

from what I can tell, here is the culprit:

"C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe" C:\Windows\system32\shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL C:\Users\Philip

can anyone tell me how to turn this off? If I deselect everything in msconfig, the window still pops up. Thanks.
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Re: Start up problem

Postby pcglaw » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:20 am

Ok; figured it out myself; in case anyone has a similar issue:
somehow, an extra user account was created on my computer under the name Philip; once I deleted that user name under C:\Users, the popup window disappeared! Thanks.
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