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Old 01-04-04, 09:28 PM
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System 32 Folder

whenever i turn on my comp the system 32 folder pops up does anyone know why?
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dude, would it be that hard to run a google before you post here? I ran "System 32 folder" on google and found the answer in about 10 seconds.
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i cant get on google it says page not configurated
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Originally posted by 89981
i cant get on google it says page not configurated
is it all discombobulated?
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Originally posted by Deftones
dude, would it be that hard to run a google before you post here?
Dude, if everybody went to Google with their questions first, there would be no threads here.
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Originally posted by Deftones
is it all discombobulated?

what? could someone just please answer my question please?
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so why not post the answer?

Originally posted by Deftones
dude, would it be that hard to run a google before you post here? I ran "System 32 folder" on google and found the answer in about 10 seconds.
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http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=170086
System32 Folder Opens When Logging on to Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Windows NT 4.0
View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q170086
IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry

SYMPTOMSWhen you log on to Microsoft Windows, a Microsoft Windows Explorer window may open that displays the contents of the System32 folder.

This behavior also occurs if there is a String value that contains only a single quote character (") as the Value data in the following Registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

CAUSEThis behavior can occur if a null, incomplete, or damaged entry exists in the registry.
RESOLUTIONWARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

Use Registry Editor to view the following two Windows registry keys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Verify that all the values in these keys do not contain any incorrect, incomplete, or null entries (such as "").
MORE INFORMATIONAn incorrect entry in the following registry value has been confirmed to cause the behavior described above:
Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Value: ActiveMovie File Extensions
Value Type: REG_SZ
Value Data: ActMovie.exe /Check

If the value data for this entry is null or appears in Registry Editor as quotation marks, you may experience the problem described above. To correct the problem, change the value data to match the entry above or delete the ActiveMovie File Extensions value.

This behavior can also occur if the Reminder value that has "" next to it is in the following registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run


You can resolve this behavior by deleting the Remainder value.

If you are uncertain whether an entry is incorrect or incomplete, you may want to delete all entries other than the default Windows entry. The following entry to run the System Tray is the only required Windows default entry:
Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Value: SystemTray
Value Type: REG_SZ
Value Data: SysTray.exe

For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
177510 System32 folder opens when Windows NT starts

The information in this article applies to:
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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Originally posted by mikehunt
so why not post the answer?
to prove my point. there are quite a few other search engines out there. Google isn't the only one. He can find the answer if he really wants to.
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"Feed a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he'll probably die from mercury poisoning."
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If 89981 didn't create this thread, less people will know the solution for such a problem. I've been in the computer field for over 9 years and this is first time I have heard of this problem. The point of this forum is asking for help, learning, and actually have discussions related to computers.
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Originally posted by zuffy
If 89981 didn't create this thread, less people will know the solution for such a problem. I've been in the computer field for over 9 years and this is first time I have heard of this problem. The point of this forum is asking for help, learning, and actually have discussions related to computers.
I don't disagree with what you are saying. However, how hard is it to run a web search before you post? I found the answer in about 10 seconds. I'm pretty sure others could do the same. By not doing so, you are costing Geoff money for the bandwidth that was used in creating a thread for something that could be solved in about 30 seconds with a little effort.
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and now he has two places to use in the future
google
and support.microsoft.com
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Originally posted by Deftones
I don't disagree with what you are saying. However, how hard is it to run a web search before you post? I found the answer in about 10 seconds. I'm pretty sure others could do the same. By not doing so, you are costing Geoff money for the bandwidth that was used in creating a thread for something that could be solved in about 30 seconds with a little effort.
That could be said for virtually every thread at DVD Talk.

The point is, the computer forum exists for asking such questions. Just think of how much bandwidth would have been saved if you'd just answered the question to begin with.
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I had this problem under WinNT back when it wasn't able to be found on google. I tried.

So google isn't always the best place to get an answer. But it's often worth a try.
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Originally posted by Mr. Salty
That could be said for virtually every thread at DVD Talk.

The point is, the computer forum exists for asking such questions. Just think of how much bandwidth would have been saved if you'd just answered the question to begin with.
Not every thread. There's tons of info posted here that hasn't been posted before. I'd be willing to bet he didn't even bother using the search engine, though. My point is, in the time he took to type out the thread, he could've done a simple internet search.

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