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      Hi,
      Why when i save the router file to c:\Documents And Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup,do i get about 6 screens popping up all over the desk top including the media player when i either do a reboot\restart?

      Any help please


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      Re: Help needed please

      Hi,

      This behaviour is NORMAL because the Startup folder is a "special" folder that's scanned by Windows every time it starts up. Program files or shortcuts placed in Startup will cause Windows to run those programs. Data files placed in Startup will cause Windows to attempt to open those files by running whatever programs are associated with those file types.

      For example, lets say you save the following files in the Startup folder:-

      File1.avi (AVI files are associated with Windows Media Player)
      File2.txt (TXT files are associated with Notepad)

      On next startup, Windows will behave as follows:-

      1. Run Windows Media Player to open File1.avi
      2. Run Notepad to open File2.txt

      THIS is why programs are seemingly starting up by themselves.

      To solve your problem, simply MOVE any existing data files OUT of your Startup folder, and Windows WON'T then automatically open them on startup! A better place to save data files to would be your My Documents folder.

      Hope this helps.
      Last edited by h8ball; 10-02-07 at 12:37 AM.

     

     

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