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Old 23rd August 2003, 10:08 AM   #1
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Default Annoying explorer window in Win2K

After installing SP4 on Win2K an explorer windows pops up
at the end of the boot process.
The machine boots, works herself trough the run process in
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and then displays a window with the \Winnt\System32 folder.
There is no entry in the registry that should invoke that as far as I know.

Anyone experienced this behaviour, or are there other start-up processes in Win2K which I'm not aware of.

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Old 24th August 2003, 11:17 AM   #2
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Hi,

Strange indeed...
The Siemens machines I administrate have all taken the update to SP4 without as much as a single glitch.

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HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
There's also another hive key that can be used to run apps and services at start-up;

HKEY_CU\Run

Did you check for any odd entries there?

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Old 24th August 2003, 02:29 PM   #3
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Default Re: Annoying explorer window in Win2K

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Originally posted by Netlist
After installing SP4 on Win2K an explorer windows pops up
at the end of the boot process.
The machine boots, works herself trough the run process in
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and then displays a window with the \Winnt\System32 folder.
There is no entry in the registry that should invoke that as far as I know.

Anyone experienced this behaviour, or are there other start-up processes in Win2K which I'm not aware of.

/Hugo – is definitely virus free
Hi Hugo,

I'm not very good at the software stuff. This happens on my boot-ups as well. I don't really have a clue what the cause may be. I just don't want you to start thinking you're the only one that has experienced this.

The other thing that happens is my LAN settings (cable internet) defaults to "Use Automatic Configuration Script" and sets it to http//proxy:8080. I usually go in and turn it off manually, but it works whether its on or off.

I had assumed that it was a leftover from my old cable (Netscape Navigator) software or remnants of MS IE6.0. I've used 5.0 ever since this thread:
Internet Explorer 6.0
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Old 24th August 2003, 03:06 PM   #4
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Originally posted by fdegrove
HKEY_CU\Run

Did you check for any odd entries there?
Yes, nothing else than Internat.exe which is the Keyboard Language indicator.


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The other thing that happens is my LAN settings (cable internet) defaults to "Use Automatic Configuration Script" and sets it to http//proxy:8080. I usually go in and turn it off manually, but it works whether its on or off.
So Rodd, you have the same problem; the winnt/system32 folder opening at startup?
Must be one of the many bugs in W2K then.
I don't understand exactly what you mean with your 'LAN' problem.
Is it just that you turn off your proxy manually and it comes back automatically?
Or do you just want to say that your internet works with and without proxy? This is normal.
You don’t need a proxy server to make things work.

/Hugo - thanks to all, still debugging...
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Old 24th August 2003, 03:15 PM   #5
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Hi,

Rod,

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http//proxy:8080
The address above doesn't point to anywhere though.

A local proxy is always running on the user PC.
Whether an external proxy makes internet surfing any faster usually depends on how fast that proxy is and your surfing habits.

Hugo,

Have you looked for info about your problem on MSs Technet site?

Maybe it's just one of those "hidden features" us users call a bug?

Have you tried booting up in "Safe Mode"?

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Old 24th August 2003, 03:17 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Netlist
I don't understand exactly what you mean with your 'LAN' problem.
Is it just that you turn off your proxy manually and it comes back automatically?
Or do you just want to say that your internet works with and without proxy? This is normal.
You don’t need a proxy server to make things work.

/Hugo - thanks to all, still debugging...
This is a LAN setting that always defaults to turn on "Use Automatic Configuration Script" and sets it to http//proxy:8080 on the first start of IE after a fresh boot-up. If I don't turn it off, I have noticed a few intances where I had trouble trying to reach some internet address, nothing specific, and too few to be a real problem. Usually I just turn the LAN setting off.
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Old 24th August 2003, 04:29 PM   #7
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Originally posted by fdegrove
Have you looked for info about your problem on MSs Technet site?
Yes, I browsed that one all day..
In Safe-mode, the problem is gone.
The process is exactly what you get when typing
"explorer %systemroot%\system32" or
"explorer /n, %systemroot%\system32" or
"explorer c:\winnt\system32" or similar commands.
So I have been looking in the registry for those and similar commands...nothing!
Next step will be the removing of the run entries in the registry.

Rodd, are you on a network machine?

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Old 24th August 2003, 04:49 PM   #8
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Rodd, are you on a network machine?

/Hugo – Persistent to solve this problem.
No, I have cable internet access. It comes in to my computer via TCP/IP on a 10baseT line from the cable modem.
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Old 24th August 2003, 05:06 PM   #9
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Just to let you know my problem is fixed:
The troublemaker was Realtray from RealPlayer.
I deleted the Realtray entry in the run section, rebooted and all was fine.
Although there is no way I can see a link between Realtray and Explorer.

On to Rodd's problem. It's Sunday, work in the garden is done, that explorer problem solved....oops, wife's just asking to take her out for a nice dinner...8 o'clock...still half an hour to search.

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Old 24th August 2003, 05:11 PM   #10
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Found something for you, Rodd:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=315054

Have to go now, wife's hungry...and me too.

Thanks guys for the nice support.

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