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    Explorer window open on startup

    When I boot my computer, it starts with Explorer windows open for my C and my D drive. I have checked the Startup folder and nothing is there. I have run msconfig and looked at the ini files for "load" and don't see it there. Where else can I try?

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    Re: Explorer window open on startup

    If one is to shut down or restart their machine with Windows Explore open, it will want to be open on restart. That is part of the "Saving Settings" on power down. I have had this happen to me also, but by closing Windows Explorer I have NOT had it since.
    Hope this will help.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Explorer window open on startup

    Dave,

    I also experience Sheryl's problem. I always close every program before shutdown. When I boot up I get a new session of Explorer for each mapped network drive. It's really annoying to close ten or more windows at startup. Of course, since this is MS, it happens only 85% of the time. Tried a few work arounds, but can't resolve this one. Got any other clues? Thanks.

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    Re: Explorer window open on startup

    Yup. I, too, close all windows on shutdown. I'm really glad to hear someone else has this problem. With me, though, it happens 100% of the time. But it only started a month or two ago -- and I got WinME last November. So it hasn't happened from the start. I've searched every place I can think of, and can't figure out what is starting explorer. By the way, I only have drives C and D, so it's all my mapped drives, too.

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    Re: Explorer window open on startup

    'Run' "msconfig" and then select the 'StartUp' tab. This will show ALL processes that are started on StartUp.

    This list MAY show what is starting Windows Explorer.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Explorer window open on startup

    It didn't. But due to another problem, I had to reformat my hard drive and reinstall everything -- that certainly made the problem go away!

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    Re: Explorer window open on startup

    But how long will that last? I find that any time my PC has a problem, eg with a piece of software hanging, then those windows rear their ugly heads the next time I boot up. Sometimes every drive, sometimes just an (apparently) random selection.
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    Re: Explorer window open on startup

    I've solved the problem. I reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows ME and then all the apps. Then I purchased Windows XP and did it all again. So THAT problem is solved. Or rather, replaced by other problems according to Murphy's Law!

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