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desktop.ini opening on startup

  1. #1


    Jerilyn Guest

    desktop.ini opening on startup

    When I boot my computer in Vista, a desktop.ini file opens and displays the
    following info in Notepad:

    [.ShellClassInfo]
    LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21787

    I can't figure out how to make it stop opening this file on startup. Any
    ideas?

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  2. #2


    Jon Guest

    Re: desktop.ini opening on startup


    "Jerilyn" <Jerilyn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:457CD941-59B5-4C09-B7D5-FDF5CA5671AD@microsoft.com...
    > When I boot my computer in Vista, a desktop.ini file opens and displays
    > the
    > following info in Notepad:
    >
    > [.ShellClassInfo]
    > LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21787
    >
    > I can't figure out how to make it stop opening this file on startup. Any
    > ideas?



    Start > All Programs > Right-click 'Startup' folder > Open > Delete
    'desktop.ini' (or move it elsewhere for safe-keeping)

    --
    Jon



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  3. #3


    Mac Guest

    Re: desktop.ini opening on startup

    Check your start up programs... Start/Orb, type msconfig, startup tab

    "Jerilyn" <Jerilyn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:457CD941-59B5-4C09-B7D5-FDF5CA5671AD@microsoft.com...
    > When I boot my computer in Vista, a desktop.ini file opens and displays
    > the
    > following info in Notepad:
    >
    > [.ShellClassInfo]
    > LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21787
    >
    > I can't figure out how to make it stop opening this file on startup. Any
    > ideas?



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Jerilyn Guest

    Re: desktop.ini opening on startup

    I already checked that. Startup is 'empty'. Weird huh? What else could it
    be?

    "Jon" wrote:

    >
    > "Jerilyn" <Jerilyn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:457CD941-59B5-4C09-B7D5-FDF5CA5671AD@microsoft.com...
    > > When I boot my computer in Vista, a desktop.ini file opens and displays
    > > the
    > > following info in Notepad:
    > >
    > > [.ShellClassInfo]
    > > LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21787
    > >
    > > I can't figure out how to make it stop opening this file on startup. Any
    > > ideas?

    >
    >
    > Start > All Programs > Right-click 'Startup' folder > Open > Delete
    > 'desktop.ini' (or move it elsewhere for safe-keeping)
    >
    > --
    > Jon
    >
    >
    >


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  5. #5


    Mac Guest

    Re: desktop.ini opening on startup

    serices?

    "Jerilyn" <Jerilyn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F65104A7-1957-4FD6-960F-3AAD0E34C481@microsoft.com...
    >I already checked that. Startup is 'empty'. Weird huh? What else could
    >it
    > be?
    >
    > "Jon" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "Jerilyn" <Jerilyn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:457CD941-59B5-4C09-B7D5-FDF5CA5671AD@microsoft.com...
    >> > When I boot my computer in Vista, a desktop.ini file opens and displays
    >> > the
    >> > following info in Notepad:
    >> >
    >> > [.ShellClassInfo]
    >> > LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21787
    >> >
    >> > I can't figure out how to make it stop opening this file on startup.
    >> > Any
    >> > ideas?

    >>
    >>
    >> Start > All Programs > Right-click 'Startup' folder > Open > Delete
    >> 'desktop.ini' (or move it elsewhere for safe-keeping)
    >>
    >> --
    >> Jon
    >>
    >>
    >>


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  6. #6


    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Re: desktop.ini opening on startup

    What is in the Startup tab of msconfig?

    --
    I Bleed Blue and Gold
    GO BEARS!


    "Jerilyn" <Jerilyn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F65104A7-1957-4FD6-960F-3AAD0E34C481@microsoft.com...
    >I already checked that. Startup is 'empty'. Weird huh? What else could it
    > be?
    >
    > "Jon" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "Jerilyn" <Jerilyn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:457CD941-59B5-4C09-B7D5-FDF5CA5671AD@microsoft.com...
    >> > When I boot my computer in Vista, a desktop.ini file opens and displays
    >> > the
    >> > following info in Notepad:
    >> >
    >> > [.ShellClassInfo]
    >> > LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21787
    >> >
    >> > I can't figure out how to make it stop opening this file on startup. Any
    >> > ideas?

    >>
    >>
    >> Start > All Programs > Right-click 'Startup' folder > Open > Delete
    >> 'desktop.ini' (or move it elsewhere for safe-keeping)
    >>
    >> --
    >> Jon
    >>
    >>
    >>




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  7. #7


    Jerilyn Guest

    Re: desktop.ini opening on startup

    In the startup tab of msconfig, I have:

    Windows Defender
    Symantec Security Technologies
    Microsoft Windows Operating System

    All other options are "unchecked".

    "Cal Bear '66" wrote:

    > What is in the Startup tab of msconfig?
    >
    > --
    > I Bleed Blue and Gold
    > GO BEARS!
    >
    >
    > "Jerilyn" <Jerilyn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:F65104A7-1957-4FD6-960F-3AAD0E34C481@microsoft.com...
    > >I already checked that. Startup is 'empty'. Weird huh? What else could it
    > > be?
    > >
    > > "Jon" wrote:
    > >
    > >>
    > >> "Jerilyn" <Jerilyn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:457CD941-59B5-4C09-B7D5-FDF5CA5671AD@microsoft.com...
    > >> > When I boot my computer in Vista, a desktop.ini file opens and displays
    > >> > the
    > >> > following info in Notepad:
    > >> >
    > >> > [.ShellClassInfo]
    > >> > LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21787
    > >> >
    > >> > I can't figure out how to make it stop opening this file on startup. Any
    > >> > ideas?
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Start > All Programs > Right-click 'Startup' folder > Open > Delete
    > >> 'desktop.ini' (or move it elsewhere for safe-keeping)
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Jon
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>

    >
    >


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  8. #8


    Jerilyn Guest

    Re: desktop.ini opening on startup

    I have several things in Services. What am I looking for?

    "Mac" wrote:

    > serices?
    >
    > "Jerilyn" <Jerilyn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:F65104A7-1957-4FD6-960F-3AAD0E34C481@microsoft.com...
    > >I already checked that. Startup is 'empty'. Weird huh? What else could
    > >it
    > > be?
    > >
    > > "Jon" wrote:
    > >
    > >>
    > >> "Jerilyn" <Jerilyn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:457CD941-59B5-4C09-B7D5-FDF5CA5671AD@microsoft.com...
    > >> > When I boot my computer in Vista, a desktop.ini file opens and displays
    > >> > the
    > >> > following info in Notepad:
    > >> >
    > >> > [.ShellClassInfo]
    > >> > LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21787
    > >> >
    > >> > I can't figure out how to make it stop opening this file on startup.
    > >> > Any
    > >> > ideas?
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Start > All Programs > Right-click 'Startup' folder > Open > Delete
    > >> 'desktop.ini' (or move it elsewhere for safe-keeping)
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Jon
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>


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  9. #9


    DefecTalisman Guest

    Re: desktop.ini opening on startup

    Try using windows defender.
    Click tools in defender. Then Software explorer. Finally make sure the
    selected category is startup programs. Check down the list and find the
    program you want to stop. Then click it and disable.
    Or you could download Startup Control Panel and use that rather.



    "Jerilyn" <Jerilyn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:47D20544-68B7-4D4C-AEE0-B7FDB2BFB9F5@microsoft.com...
    >I have several things in Services. What am I looking for?
    >
    > "Mac" wrote:
    >
    >> serices?
    >>
    >> "Jerilyn" <Jerilyn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:F65104A7-1957-4FD6-960F-3AAD0E34C481@microsoft.com...
    >> >I already checked that. Startup is 'empty'. Weird huh? What else
    >> >could
    >> >it
    >> > be?
    >> >
    >> > "Jon" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >>
    >> >> "Jerilyn" <Jerilyn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:457CD941-59B5-4C09-B7D5-FDF5CA5671AD@microsoft.com...
    >> >> > When I boot my computer in Vista, a desktop.ini file opens and
    >> >> > displays
    >> >> > the
    >> >> > following info in Notepad:
    >> >> >
    >> >> > [.ShellClassInfo]
    >> >> > LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21787
    >> >> >
    >> >> > I can't figure out how to make it stop opening this file on startup.
    >> >> > Any
    >> >> > ideas?
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> Start > All Programs > Right-click 'Startup' folder > Open > Delete
    >> >> 'desktop.ini' (or move it elsewhere for safe-keeping)
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> Jon
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>



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  10. #10


    Rock Guest

    Re: desktop.ini opening on startup

    "Jerilyn" wrote
    > When I boot my computer in Vista, a desktop.ini file opens and displays
    > the
    > following info in Notepad:
    >
    > [.ShellClassInfo]
    > LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21787
    >
    > I can't figure out how to make it stop opening this file on startup. Any
    > ideas?


    Notepad Starts With "[.ShellClassInfo]
    LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\System32\Shell32.dll,-21787 When You
    Start Your Computer
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330132/en-us

    This article applies to XP. See if substituting \Users for \Documents and
    Settings in the steps provide to resolve it helps.

    --
    Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]


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