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  1.    12 Apr 2016 #1

    Folder Opens on Startup in Windows 10

    This Folder opens on Startup in Windows 10:

    How do I stop this? I looked under Start>All Programs>Startup.....Not there.

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  2. Night Hawk's Avatar
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       12 Apr 2016 #2

    Hello Billg226 Welcome to the Ten Forums! Not glad to see you back with some headaches however.

    The speech options would be under the Windows Ease of Access found at the bottom of the list of things in the Start menu>AllApps section there where you would go to enable/disable things which could explain why that particular folder keeps being found open on startup. The View option on the menu bar in any Explorer window allows you to slide over the "Change folder and view settings" where the View tab is then opened to check off or uncheck the "restore folders on login" box as pointed to in the image here.

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    The highlight lines take you through the steps to see that checked or unchecked where you then click the Apply button to see that set. If that is checked off by chance unchecking that should be an immediate help while you will first want to look in the Ease of Access in case the Speech option has been enabled.
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  3.    12 Apr 2016 #3

    Night Hawk,
    Thanks for reply. All suggestions you provided didn't work. Tried checking & unchecking the box you recommended. Could not find a "Start menu>AllApps section" as suggested. Got into Ease of Access & appears Speech Recognition is not setup as it wanted me to proceed through Configuration which I canceled.
    Thanks anyway....................Bill
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  4. AndreTen's Avatar
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       12 Apr 2016 #4

    Try downloading Sysinternals Autoruns and check what is running at startup. It is pretty self explanatory.
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  5.    12 Apr 2016 #5

    Thanks but I ran msconfig>Startup & saw nothing there regarding the Subject Folder or Speech Recognition.
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  6. AndreTen's Avatar
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       12 Apr 2016 #6

    Billg226 said: View Post
    Thanks but I ran msconfig>Startup & saw nothing there regarding the Subject Folder or Speech Recognition.
    Autoruns will show much more than Startup. This is my case:
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  7.    12 Apr 2016 #7

    I ran it and a Window popped up as below:
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    Also if an item is Yellow or Purple, does that me they can be deleted?
    Conclusion, didn't see the folder that's loading on start-up.
    Thanks again...................Bill
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  8. Night Hawk's Avatar
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       12 Apr 2016 #8

    The new Taskmanager not the msconfig is where you now find the Startup group since that was moved out of the msconfig utility entirely to suit the Tablet touchscreen type needs. That now lacks the select all, disable all type options with the single click enable/disable button for picking and choosing.

    The fact that you are not able to go into the Start menu>AllApps section that replaces the All Programs menu seen on 7 indicates you saw a flaky upgrade to 10 take place! I ran into that one last summer going to upgrade a 7 laptop to 10 which also found an invisible Start button! The entire drive OEM partitions and all was then nuked completely to see a small backup partition follow the main 10 fresh primary! The Start button is still on the left end of the main Taskbar as it had been seen since XP, Vista, 7 days.
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  9.    13 Apr 2016 #9

    Folder Opens on Startup in Windows 10

    I installed Windows 10 on my Toshiba laptop about 2 months after it's release (will do desktop before end of July if no major issues pop-up). Anyway,Win 10 had ran great but like millions others, I missed the Start Menu as in Win 7, thus I quickly found and installed Classic Start Menu program last year had not experienced aforementioned problem. The problem just showed up a little over a week ago. In troubleshooting, I'd uninstalled the Classic Start Menu program to no avail.

    Also I did find the Task Manager in msconfig after clicking Starting Programs and it auto routed to Task Manager but issue with PC booting up with C:\Windows\System\Speech folder was "not" found there.
    Thanks for reply & suggestions.

    Problem still exists though.
    Last edited by Billg226; 14 Apr 2016 at 05:47. Reason: left out clarifying verb "not" in para 2
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  10. Night Hawk's Avatar
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       14 Apr 2016 #10

    OUCH! Well the next step since this problem only appeared just as of late would be to see how many if any System Restore points you have available and hopefully a few that go back days before this even came up! You will want to go back far enough to insure a repeat won't be seen again while not going back too far as far as anything else is concerned. That will prevent the need for either a Repair install with either the Media Creation tool download which is on the spot as well as providing the options for seeing a USB Install Key, 10 dvd(8gb dual layer only due to size of Windows.iso download), simply saving the ISO file to a folder on the drive where you can then see it mounted on a virtual optical drive.

    What I did here fast to repair the Threashold 2 Update that wasn't a fresh install but an upgrade over three previous Insider Preview builds was to re-enable the Get insider builds option when I could no longer name new folders or rename existing ones! I couldn't find any solution for why the TH2 went buggy after two months but simply saw it replaced back at the start of February and since by each newer build since. Eventually which I have continually put off I might even get around to seeing a fresh install of 7 on the second drive in the dual boot set up here?!

    I would think the fast and easy solution would be going for the latest Insider Preview build simply not only to repair the 10 installation but to look over the changes that will be coming this summer in the next general release type update build. Insider Builds - Start or Stop Receiving in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    The upgrade takes most of an hour as expected but will leave most programs on and leaves all personal and other files intact. You still end up with a "$Windows~BT" and possibly WS temp install folder as well as the expected Windows.old that can be cleared out and simply renamed to "Windows.personal" or "Windows.backup" being a generally unmovable backup folder to put things since you can't simply delete that accidentally with a right click but would have to use the Disk Cleanup tool or take ownership over it.

    These are a few ideas to pass along here. For the old 7 laptop I had seen upgraded to 10 I simply didn't hesitate to nuke the entire drive when first the initial upgrade was a mess and secondly when not able to shrink the OEM primary down any to see a small storage partition created since there wouldn't be any external drive used. Unfortunately when taking it to check up on things like the latest updates nothing appeared on the display while it had been just working fine a few hours earlier. Something let go besides the hard drive which was also found doa when tested separately. A brand new drive put in still saw nothing come up on the display suggesting the integrated graphics chip let go? Or the cmos needs clearing but no help on the HP support site!
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