My Documents open at startup

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Author: Soumitra Sengupta MVP
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SYMPTOMS

When you start your computer My Document appears at Start Up.

CAUSE

It happens if there is a registry change in the Userinit value.

RESOLUTION

1.Start>Run>Regedit>ok

2.Now navigate to the following key:-
HKEY_ LOCAL_ MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Win­dows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

3.Look down the list in the Right Hand pane,scroll down to the value Userinit This value should read: C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.e­xe, (The comma at the end must also be there)

4.If the value is different from that mentioned above then Right Click on the Userinit value and, from the drop down menu, select Modify. Type in the value C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.e­xe,in the Modify dialogue box click OK

5.Exit the Registry.Restart your computer.

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Article ID: 555294 - Last Review: April 23, 2005 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1
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