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Windows XP: System 32 opens upon start up and other problems

By Joshle
Jun 21, 2012
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  1. Okay, so basically, I have a laptop that runs with Windows XP and upon startup the system 32 folder opens. I've been told this happens when there is a problem within the folder.Normally,when I am just simply surfing the internet, it isn't a problem. Though, unfortunately due to the fact I'm an avid gamer, when I run bigger files my laptop freezes up and resets. I've attempted a system restore, but whenever I try it tells me that the restore could not be complete, so I can't do that.
    I've run virus and maleware scans and have yet to have any infected files show up.
    Does anyone know how to solve this? Please and thank you.
     
  2. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TS Enthusiast Posts: 268   +27

  3. Joshle

    Joshle TS Rookie Topic Starter

  4. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TS Enthusiast Posts: 268   +27

    You're welcome.
     
  5. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Addict Posts: 1,126   +22

    Go to 'My computer'. Right-click on 'C:' drive icon. Click on 'Properties'.
    Click on the 'Tools' icon. The first option 'Error checking' ....click on 'Check now',
    Then click on 'Start'. Let the pc run through the checking program.
     
  6. Joshle

    Joshle TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I just tried this, it didn't work. I still get the system 32 folder
     
  7. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Addict Posts: 1,126   +22

    Hi Joshie, I tend to relay on the program by Auslogics to keep the registry in order;
    http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/registry-cleaner/
    You will get plenty of advice to be wary of programs like this, but I use this and Auslogics Disk defrag at least once a week, and I get no trouble at all, and I have never heard of anyone else who has either.
    With this program you can reverse all the changes it makes, so you can only try and find out if it fixes your problem.
    You can also create a system restore point first as a second backup, but it's up to you of course.
     
  8. Joshle

    Joshle TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Okay, I'll give it a try! I have done a couple things myself that have solved some of my problems, but there are still a few remaining. So I will give this a try, thank you~
     


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