Originally posted by whiz
If it came up after rebooting, then is it set to open the folder at startup? So, is there a registry entry for it?
Not sure where Messenger normally puts its startup entry...
Plus! itself will not run when you boot Windows.
However, the PlusServices.exe program does start when you boot windows. And that entry is located in:
But Windows Live Messenger can start when you boot into Windows, this depends on the user's settings in Messenger. It's entry is located in:
mynetx, can your dad check both those registry paths and provide the exact and complete entries for all the keys which have something to do with Messenger and/or Plus! (msnmsgr
, ...). As whiz suggested, maybe something is wrong with one of those registry entries (eg: missing quotes, broken filepathname, ...)
If not, then maybe it is a script doing something fishy?
PS1: Does Messenger actually run when this happens? Or is it just the Windows Explorer which opens up and nothing else?
PS2: Note also that Windows Explorer windows are automatically opened up again when there is a reboot without closing Windows Explorer windows first. So, maybe that window which opened up is simply a previous opened Windows Explorer window and has nothing to do with Plus! or Messenger. Can you verify that this is not the case (close all Explorer Windows, reinstall Plus!, reboot)?