May 232009

Ever since I installed a Microsoft update, not sure which one, whenever I reboot my computer, XP starts up opening a folder, notably C:\Program Files\Microsoft\.

Since I don’t reboot my computer that often, it’s only a minor annoyance, but I’ve learned long ago that minor annoyances can be symptoms of bigger problems, so I wanted to get to the bottom of it.

After some Googling, I took a closer look at my startup configuration using msconfig and the Registry editor, until I found that the default value under HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run was not absent, as it should be, but rather, it was set to an empty string. Could that be the cause? I’ll know after the next reboot…

 Posted by at 12:43 pm