c:\windows\system32 loads everytime i log on

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  1. sassyzorro
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    sassyzorro Registered Member

    Hi everytime i start my pc i get c:\windows\system32 on my deaktp showing all the files in there . How do i stop this from happening. checked for virus, did adaware check, spyware check, and tried to fix any problems in my registry with a registry fixer demo program
    nothing seems to stop this any ideas what might be causing this and how to stop it.
    thanks in advance for any help
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  3. bloodscourge
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    Hi,

    Got this problem twice in a month, I suspect a registry cleaner or startup application but no certainty... take a look at default keys in registry :

    - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run (or RunOnce)
    - HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run (or RunOnce)

    Defaut keys should be : name = (Default), type = REG_SZ, value=(value not set). For me, value was empty (hence the c:\windows\system32 opening). One solution I found is to log in safe mode, regedit and delete corrupted keys (recreated automatically with the right value :))

    Don't know if it's your problem (empty Run entry).
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