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Soon after I login to my Windows XP machine, a "My Computer" window always pops up. I've tried to remove it from autorunning, but it didn't have any effect.

Any idea how I can stop the window showing up every time?

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You might look into Sysinternals/Microsoft Autoruns tool. It is a great application that will show you all of the different things that are being started when your computer starts.

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If it's not being opened by something in the Autoruns, you (or someone else) may have checked the "Restore previous folder" option in the Folder Options.

Open Windows Explorer (doubleclick "My Computer"); in the Tools menu, select Folder Options; select the View tab; scroll to the bottom of the list; make sure "Restore previous folder windows at logon" is unchecked. Click OK.

scroll to the bottom to find the option

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Thank you fo rthe response , I checked if the Restore previous folder windows at logon is Check marked BUT IT WAS ALREADY UNCHECKED :(. – Guruprasad Jan 16 '10 at 6:57
no problem. sounds like heavyd's suggestion of Autoruns will work better for you. good luck! – quack quixote Jan 16 '10 at 8:40

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