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My Computer opens on boot up

By cogsy
Feb 24, 2007
  1. My Computer starts by its self on boot up Does anyone know why ?
     
  2. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    What do you mean? When you turn it on it starts, or it turns on completely by itselft?
     
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  3. cogsy

    cogsy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    HA HA **** head I mean when the computer starts up and is finished booting Windows my computer opens a window ...... follow me now

    Edited by Moderator: Removed quote. There`s no need to quote the post directly above your own. ;)
     
  4. be_patient

    be_patient TS Rookie Posts: 105

    check your start-programs-startup
    all files in here run automatically when pc starts, u may have a shortcut here
     
  5. cogsy

    cogsy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    all ready checked that
     
  6. tweaks_sav

    tweaks_sav TS Rookie Posts: 190

    Not yet....
    By "opens a window" what do you mean? A program, File explorer, IE, porn, etc.
    What "window"?
     
  7. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,438

    Well next time be more specific on what happens.

    Like Tweaks said, What happens? What window opens?
     
  8. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    Well, we have humor now that Timeparadox is back :haha: ;) .

    Edited by Moderator: Removed quote. There`s no need to quote the post directly above your own. ;) :)
     
  9. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Rookie Posts: 2,407   +6

    He means that "My Computer" with all the drives and stuff started up automatically. I have to admit it did look kinda humorous at first; it really helps us to help you if you provide adequate information in your initial post.

    I don't know why it starts up automatically, but it doesn't seem that it would be much of a problem.
     
  10. tweaks_sav

    tweaks_sav TS Rookie Posts: 190

    Are you sure it's My Computer and not the Windows folder or System32 folder?
     
  11. cogsy

    cogsy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    I did say my computer you know the desk top icon ... I didnt realize i had to be so specific when asking such a simple question ...
     
     
  12. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    cogsy: Take a look at this possible solution HERE.

    It`s normally used to stop the My Documents folder from opening on startup, but should also work for My Computer. Let us know if it helps.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  13. cogsy

    cogsy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Thanks Howard I will try this as soon as I can , Much appreciated
     
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