My documents opens on startup

By liamrharvey
Jan 31, 2010
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  1. Heyy could somebody please help me sort this annoying problem,
    ever time i loggon to windows the my documets folder opens in explorer view 3 time and is annoying i have had a look and can't find anything

    i will put the hijackthis log below

    thanks in advanced Liam :)
  2. liamrharvey

    liamrharvey Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    sorry but the forum wont let me post the log here so it is avalable at drop.io/x4hsfrw if it is of any help

    thanks again

    Liam :)
  3. Mugsy

    Mugsy TechSpot Maniac Posts: 404

    Sign of missing target

    When a folder window opens at startup, that is a sign of a Startup App not finding the program it was told to run, so it does the next best (?) thing... opens the folder of where the missing app is supposed to be.

    This problem is common (for me) following a failed attempt to update to the latest ATI Driver. Only instead of "My Documents", it opens the empty "c:\ATI" folder it created during installation.

    There are two quick fixes: 1) simply delete the offending folder (not an option in your case since it is "My Documents") or 2) find the errant startup program and either uninstall or otherwise disable it ("msconfig.exe")

    I looked at your HiJack log. 17 Missing files. I'd start looking there. :)
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