Fix the problem of System32 Folder Opening Automatically on Startup

Some of our readers were experiencing this problem that when they boot their PC, the System32 Folder opens automatically in a new window on the startup. This is a common problem nowadays and is very irritating.

What is system32 folder?

System32 folder is an important folder that comes when the Windows is installed and is situated in ‘C:\windows\system32”. It contains several important files.

Causes of this problem:

As you may have guessed, this problem is not caused by any virus instead is caused due to a leftover pieces of an uninstalled program which causes problems in the Windows Registry. This problem is also caused if you have either a corrupt string value or a null value in one of your Registry entries.

Solutions to solve the problem:

1.    Manually:

Improper values in the Registry can lead to several problems, so if you want to do it manually then I would recommend that you take a backup of it (refer this post of mine, if you don’t know how to backup)

  • Navigate to following keys

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

  • Verify that all the values in these keys do not contain any incorrect or null value

2.    Using a free script from Kelly Korner

For a quicker and easier solution, download a Visual Basic script that easily repairs the registry just by double clicking it. The script is safe and clean.

Download script from here

You can also refer http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=170086 for some more solutions.

I guess your problem should be solved by now. Any thoughts?

4 Replies to “Fix the problem of System32 Folder Opening Automatically on Startup”

  1. hi, 2. Using a free script from Kelly Korner
    For a quicker and easier solution, download a Visual Basic script that easily repairs the registry just by double clicking it. The script is safe and clean.
    this opction is not working plz tell what can i do

  2. Do you have a SoundBlaster Audigy 2 sound card in your system? If yes, then a registry entry gets added that causes the System32 folder window to open at system startup.
    Run “msconfig” and uncheck the /L:ENG entry from the STARTUP tab.
    Also refer Microsoft’s post http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=170086

  3. This script cannot repair your issue. The expected registry value was not found.

    any hope?

  4. Hi, same here.

    the script cannot be repaired. It appears this message

    “the script cannot repair your issue. the expected registry value was not found”

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