I’ve just built a new PC, and after I installed the ATI catalyst drivers, every time I reboot WinXP (home) I get an explorer window opening. The reason I mentioned the ATI drivers is that the window opens to c:\program files\ATI.
Hmm. Well, the first thing I’d do is look in your Startup folder and see if something that would do that is in there; if so, deleting it is simple. Next I’d run msconfig and see if something new has been added to the startup list.
I’m having the exact same problem, but I can’t delete the directory. They come up as read-only and I’m not allowed to make any changes. Any way I can override this? I’m getting sick of seeing this window every time I restart my machine.
You should log on as the administrator when you try to delete it. If you are logged on as admin, then make sure you set security options so you have permission to delete it. If you have ntfs, you just right click and go properties>security. I can’t remember about fat anymore.
Do you know if your disk is formatted for NTFS file system or FAT? Right click on the disk from explorer and select properties there to find out. I’m not sure what to do with FAT, which is what it sounds like you have.
You mean, right click on the folder I want to delete? Because when I do that, there is no security option. I can’t find a security settings option anywhere in XP, aside from setting remote file-sharing. Right-click on the file, then go to Properties and I get tabs for General, Sharing, and Customize.
That’s exactly what I mean. I don’t understand why it’s not there. I am not that familiar with XP home, but I wouldn’t think it would make a difference. You’re sure your username appears in the local admin group or that you’re logged on as the admin?