I don't know why a certain folder loads on startup. Can anyone help?

By torrenter
Jun 17, 2006
  1. The folder C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI always opens on startup with my PC and I have no idea why. It only started recently. Has anyone had a similar experience or can help please?
  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Have a look in msconfig startup and see if there is anything ATI related.
  3. torrenter

    torrenter TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 166

    Thanks for the replies, Peddant.

    Thanks for the replies Peddant. A great help as usual. Will look into msconfig for ATI related folder. If I have any problems i can always use System Restore, can't I? I also have CCLeaner so will look out for the option. I would prefer it if Trend gave me the option because of it's added functionality as antispyware but beggars can't be choosers, can they?:)
  4. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    It would a shame to restore the whole system just because of one intsy wintsy start up key.
    If you use Hibernate or Stand-by,instead of Shutdown,you won`t have to see that folder ever again.:)

    It`s in the Advanced options,and is not checked by default.

    I doubt whether it will give you the option.
  5. torrenter

    torrenter TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 166

    Continuing On...

    I have now found the option in Trend via trial and error. It was nothing to do with Cache, History or Auto-complete data. It was the option Start Menu Order under Windows in Cleanup that allowed me to keep my customised order.
    However, on the topic of the folder opening what do you mean by stopping the folder via hibernate or standby? Thanks again.
  6. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Just my little joke.The idea being,that when you Hibernate or Stand -by the computer,
    Windows doesn`t run any start up items when you wake it up again.
  7. torrenter

    torrenter TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 166

    Continuing etc....

    Oh right:0 Anyway, thanks again mate, I'm sure we'll speak soon. Take care.
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