At Startup my PC goes to desktop then two pages on top of each other.

  1. Posts : 20
    Windoes 10 Professional

    At Startup my PC goes to desktop then two pages on top of each other.

    Hello Helpers.

    For awhile now at Startup my PC goes to desktop and then proceeds to open up first one page and then another one.

    In the top bar what shows is ... << Local Disk(C) > Users > Herbert (that's me) > AppData > Roaming > Microsoft > Windows > Start Menu > Programs > Startup > POP Peeper.

    The second page is the same except instead of POP Peeper it has my home page forum address on it.

    This all happened when, (as I did successfully with my Windows 7 OS), I tried to configure the PC to go to desktop and then automatically straight through to my homepage. All it does now is go to these two pages which I have to delete before then clicking the homepage icon on desktop.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    PS. Clicking the '<<' of << Local Disk(C) produces a dropdown that lists ... Desktop ... This PC
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  2. Posts : 30,417
    Windows 11 Pro x64 Version 23H2

    Hi sliced tomatoes.

    Would be really helpful if you described what you did to make this happen. Did you add a task to the task scheduler to start a browser, did you write a script or a bat file that you invoke?

    Please also include screen shots of these Windows. It sounds like you are opening file explorer.

    You mention Homepage a couple of times so I assume you are trying to open a web browser, which browser?

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  3. Posts : 20
    Windoes 10 Professional
    Thread Starter

    Hi Ken - thanks for your interest.

    After weeks of frustration with this I've just solved the problem. I found some scribbled notes of mine which led me to where I could delete these two pages from appearing at Startup:

    r/click Start button > open Run > enter 'shell:startup' > click OK > r/click and Delete the homepage web address > r/click and Delete 'POP Peeper' > reboot PC to check result.

    I'm glad to be rid of this irritation, but it still leaves me not able to start the computer and go straight through to my homepage on the Firefox browser as I could with my Windows 7 OS.

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    Post a picture please.
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  5. Posts : 30,417
    Windows 11 Pro x64 Version 23H2

    Could I suggest that you open the Windows Task Scheduler and enter a task there. You can set task to invoke when you login.

    Firefox would be the task and I assume you already have home page set.
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