How can I make the "My Computer" folder stop opening every time I boot my computer? I know this problem is directly related to installation of Adobe Acrobat 10, which I downloaded this morning. My brand-new laptop computer worked perfectly until that installation, but now that folder opens on the desktop at startup.
I have already disabled all of the startup programs, and it still happens. Suggestions?
Check your Extras --> Folder options and turn off the option to remember opened folders. It's simply looking for the install source and since it can't find it, it opens the My Computer instead.
Still no fix for this issue. Lenovo has agreed to replace this new computer, a Y480 IdeaPad with a 32GB SSD in addition to the mechanical hard drive. I really like the computer, and hope that the new replacement will not have the same issue. So far, I am pleased with Lenovo's response to the problem. Their Customer Service people have been helpful. Adobe, on the other hand, has not reponded to my online inquiry.
Thanks for your reply.
That's interesting because my PC is a new Lenovo Z580 IdeaPad. I've contacted Adobe, who was unsuccessful in resolving the issue, and I am currently in discussiions with level 3 tech support at Microsoft...They think it is a registry key issue that needs fixing, but nobody seems to know...I never thought of calling on Lenovo....Hopefully the only "fix" is not replacement because I already have a lot of time invested in this machine over the last week in migrating data and getting things the way I like them...I will call Lenovo today...
Moving this discussion to the Acrobat Installation and Updates forum. ARTFRAMEJim and stevefromboston the users in this forum will better be able to address your inquiry. You are certainly welcome to contact our support team as well. You can access our chat support at http://adobe.ly/yxj0t6.
I just finished a chat session with an Adobe representative, who quickly
recommended that I should resolve the issue with Lenovo. In other words,
the Adobe response was “Not My Problem”. I was hoping for some help.
I called in yesterday, was given very little support and was asked to call Microsoft as they said it sounds like a registry or services issue. No case # offered.
When Acrobat X Pro is removed, that behavior stops.
In Safe Mode, it doesn't occur.
Setting up new user as admin, same thing happens.
With Norton removed, still happens.
Microsoft has just emailed my a link for a 3.09GB file (Windows 7 64-bit)...They want me to run a repair and see if that fixes it.
I ran the full Windows 7 again (instead of full install, I was instructed to do an "upgrade" so my data on the PC wasn't wiped out).
It took about 2 hours.
Still have the same problem.
I'd like to see someone at Adobe step up and find a resolution to this issue which is so very clearly caused by the Acrobat install...
Thank you. Mr, Wright. I hope you and your colleagues can help us resolve the issue. I, for one, would be interested in trying almost any action that might resolve this annoying issue.
Another bit of informaton...
On the advice of a knowledgeable friend, I uninstalled the program, then downloaded it again, but this time to the desktop. The downloading process did not affect booting. Then I opened the program folder to "Run as Administrator", in case the issue was related to accounts or permissions in the computer. Again the program installed normally, but again the "My Computer" folder popped up on the desktop after booting.
Hope that helps.
Hi Jim and Steve,
Could one (or both) of you post a screenshot of the folder that pops up when you start the computer after Acrobat X is installed?
Sorry for the delay in my reply, I missed the email from Jeff.
Could you try Start > Run and type msconfig
Click the 'Startup' tab.
Can you scroll to the bottom of the list and share what the last few items on list are? Be careful not to click any of the sorting options at the top of the screen in the middle, but only use them to resize the columns as needed. The most recently added entries will be at the bottom by default.
Sorry David for the delay...We'd already gone thru all of that with msconfig, regedit, etc...
I was in the middle of a 5 hour remote session with Microsoft...and....I think he was able to fix this....I tried to follow, and I believe this is what finally worked...
Step 1: OPEN WINDOWS TASK MANAGER
Step 2: UNDER THE "PROCESS" TAB, RIGHT-CLICK "STARTUP.EXE" AND OPEN FILE LOCATION (MY UNDERSTANDING IS THIS ISN'T SUPPOSE TO BE THERE)
Step 3: RENAME THE .EXE FILE (change the extension from .exe to ".old" this stops it from running automatically)
Step 4: REBOOT AND PRAY TO GOD
I believe this is accurate, but I'm not a technical guy...Hopefully the guys at Adobe can refine these instructions and make sure it in correct BEFORE YOU TRY IT...
this is what I followed him do and he told me what he was doing...hope this helps...
To add some info based on stevefromboston, I do not have startup.exe in my proccesses, so this cannot fix it for me.
In response to David Kastendick, a screenshot isn't neccesary, it just opens the my computer on startup, as steve said. It looks exactly the same as if you double-clicked and opened the My Computer folder. The problem only occured after Acrobat was installed, and goes away once its removed.
I've carefully checked all of my startup list, disabled everything adobe and anything I couldn't identify. Nothing seems to work except uninstall.
ARTFRAMEJim has a Lenovo Y480 IdeaPad
I have a Lenovo Z580 IdeaPad
Motodan802 has a Lenovo U410 IdeaPad
I wish the fix Microsoft did for me worked for you guys as well...I was on the verge of giving up and just living with the annoyance... I spent WAY too much time on this.
I was grateful Microsoft stepped up to the plate for me and spent many hours trying to figure this out, when frankly, this is clearly not a problem they needed to deal with as it is an Adobe/Lenovo-caused problem....Hopefully you guys find a fix, but I have to believe it can't be too far from the fix they had for me...Good luck.
I guess we're still waiting for some resolution.
Question for the Adobe representatives:
Have you contacted Lenovo to work on this problem? It obviously involves both of your companies and no others.
Lenovo Y580 here. ANY Adobe non-free product appears to give me this issue!
It can be anything within the CS5 or CS6 Suites, and even Adobe Acrobat 10 Pro by itself. Adobe Reader and Flash are OK.
I've about pulled my hair out trying to figure this one...and I just joined the forum to share my experience (that is, hours and hours of wasted time).
I've installed the products above on nearly 100 computers now...WITHOUT SEEING THIS ISSUE. Dell, HP, Sony, ASUS...all the majors...and about 30 PC's that I custom built with Intel i7 Quads and Asus motherboards.
It's not so much Adobe....it's more Lenovo. There's something they've added to the basic Windows 7 platform that is causing this.
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At first I thought it was related to one of the AutoDesk products, either AutoCAD or Revit. But nope...it's only when one of the Adobe products above is installed.
NOW...this laptop is SO SCREWED UP from heavy uninstalling and System Restores...that I'm going to have to reformat the drive and start all over...but hold off on these Adobe products until an answer is found.
Johnny Dark, let's hope your information can be helpful toward resolving the issue.
Acrobat 10 is the only Adobe program I have installed, and it seems to be fully functional. Other than the "My Computer" folder's appearaance at start-up, my Y480 seems to work normally. I just close that folder and go on with my work.
Still nothing from Lenovo, either.
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