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    calculator launches everytime (XP)

    A very wierd thing started happening this morning. Everytime I open windows explorer OR Internet Explorer the Calculator program also launches. It doesn,t seem to happen when any other programs are opened, but happens everytime when explorer opens.
    Any Ideas???
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    Re: calculator launches everytime (XP)

    Tim,
    That's strange indeed.
    Have you tried to go to Control Panel>Add|Remove Programs>addRemove WIndows Components and remove the Calculator?
    Reboot and see what happens. I don't use the built in calculator in WIndows at all, so don't know if it have the desired effect or not but worth a try.
    BOB
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    Re: calculator launches everytime (XP)

    If you haven't already done so, would you try opening Windows Explorer using the WinKey-E keyboard combo to see if it also happens that way? It's been quite awhile, but if you search this forum you'll find that there have been a few instances of people having a similar problem, including me! In my case it was a McAfee window and other people had the System32 folder window opening. Maybe there isn't a connection, but searching around by trial-and-error at the list of startups in MSCONFIG might find the culprit. It may take several sessions of "unclicking" and rebooting to see if you can make it stop. It's a pain but at least it's non-destructive, that is you can keep track of what you de-select and later turn them back on if appropriate.

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