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    Explorer always starts when XP Home boots (XP Home SP1)

    I wonder if anyone has a fix for this: Everytime XP home boots, explorer fires up at the system32 folder. I would love it to stop doing this. I have looked in the msconfig stuff to see if there is any reference than may be switched off and I can't see anything. Has anyone else come across this??
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    Re: Explorer always starts when XP Home boots (XP Home SP1)

    Hey Webby--

    This is not an uncommon problem, and can have various causes, including conflicts with Symantec products like NAV, NIS, NPF. One solution is a regedit that will create a separate process for Explorer and Desktop:

    [Start] [Run] [Regedit]
    Registry Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionExplorer
    Modify/Create the Value Name according to the Value Data listed below.
    Data Type: REG_DWORD [Dword Value] // Value Name: DesktopProcess
    Value Data: [0 = Default / 1 = Separate Process]
    Exit Registry and Reboot


    SMBP

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    Re: Explorer always starts when XP Home boots (XP

    Hi, Webby ~

    If you have a Dell Dimension 8300, XPS, or similar, perhaps this may work.

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    Re: Explorer always starts when XP Home boots (XP

    Hi All,

    It worked!!! Yes I do have a Dell 8300 and it was the /L:ENG entry that the Audigy 2 had thought would improve the registry. <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

    Thanks for the replies.

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