8 Replies Latest reply on Jul 21, 2006 11:09 AM by Markus Wahl

    Windows Explorer automatically pops up displaying C:\Program

    Markus Wahl Newbie

      Windows explorer displays a windows for directory C:\Program (containing jboss-4.0.4.GA) ever since i installed jboss 4.0.4.GA.

      The shell is popping up after I log on to Windows XP. It returns automatically after a few seconds if I close the window. It does this about 4 times.

      Why? How do I turn it off? It is slightly annoying.


        • 1. Re: Windows Explorer automatically pops up displaying C:\Pro
          VisolveGroup Novice

          Hello,

          The reason might be jboss is starting at the time of windows bootup.
          To check whether JBoss is starting at bootup time, use the msconfig command.

          To check that,

          1. Go to the Run prompt in the Start menu and give msconfig command, it will give the list of programs which are starting up at the time of Windows boot up.
          2. Check whether the jboss entry is present. If so, remove the JBoss entry from that file and check it out.


          • 2. Re: Windows Explorer automatically pops up displaying C:\Pro
            Markus Wahl Newbie

             

            "visolvejboss" wrote:
            1. Go to the Run prompt in the Start menu and give msconfig command, it will give the list of programs which are starting up at the time of Windows boot up.
            2. Check whether the jboss entry is present. If so, remove the JBoss entry from that file and check it out.

            no, there was no jboss thingy listed there....

            thanx anyway

            • 3. Re: Windows Explorer automatically pops up displaying C:\Pro
              Peter Johnson Master

              In Explorer, under Tools | Folder Options, in the View tab, is 'Restore previous folder windows at logon' checked?

              Could you be a little more specific on what you are seeing? My response above is based on the assumption that you are seeing an Explorer window opening at the JBoss home directory. It would help to have a more thorough description of the window in question (i.e., window title text, text within window, buttons displayed, etc.).

              • 4. Re: Windows Explorer automatically pops up displaying C:\Pro
                Markus Wahl Newbie

                 

                "PeterJ" wrote:
                In Explorer, under Tools | Folder Options, in the View tab, is 'Restore previous folder windows at logon' checked?

                No, it's not checked.

                "PeterJ" wrote:
                ...that you are seeing an Explorer window opening at the JBoss home directory.


                You are right, this is precisely the problem.

                "PeterJ" wrote:
                It would help to have a more thorough description of the window in question (i.e., window title text, text within window, buttons displayed, etc.).

                explorer window title: C:\Program


                • 5. Re: Windows Explorer automatically pops up displaying C:\Pro
                  Peter Johnson Master

                  I assume that you used the installer jar file to install JBoss and that you installed into the Program Files directory. Correct?

                  Did you set up JBoss as a service?

                  Download the Autoruns utilities from Sysinternals http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/Autoruns.html and run the command line version as follows:

                  autorunsc -l >> autorun.txt


                  (The option is a lower-case 'L', not the digit '1') Post the contents of the resulting autorun.txt file.


                  • 6. Re: Windows Explorer automatically pops up displaying C:\Pro
                    Markus Wahl Newbie

                    Hi Peter, thanx.

                    "PeterJ" wrote:
                    I assume that you used the installer jar file to install JBoss and that you installed into the Program Files directory. Correct?

                    I did use the jar file (jboss-4.0.4.GA-Patch1-installer.jar) but I installed in the Program directory rather than Program Files (read someplace that JBoss don't like Program Files and that Program should be used instead).
                    "PeterJ" wrote:
                    Did you set up JBoss as a service?

                    nope
                    "PeterJ" wrote:
                    Post the contents of the resulting autorun.txt file.


                    HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\Wds\rdpwd\StartupPrograms
                     rdpclip
                     RDP Clip Monitor
                     Microsoft Corporation
                     c:\windows\system32\rdpclip.exe
                    
                    HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System\Scripts\Logon
                     se.OfficeScan_AV-Check
                     \\ibs.net\sysvol\ibs.net\policies\{619097fb-7336-446e-9427-62d15ba945dc}\user\scripts\logon\se_officescan_av-check.cmd
                    
                    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit
                     C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe
                     Userinit Logon Application
                     Microsoft Corporation
                     c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe
                    
                    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell
                     Explorer.exe
                     Windows Explorer
                     Microsoft Corporation
                     c:\windows\explorer.exe
                    
                    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
                     TPHOTKEY
                     c:\program files\lenovo\pkgmgr\hotkey\tphkmgr.exe
                     TP4EX
                     TrackPoint Accessibility Features
                     Lenovo Group Limited
                     C:\WINDOWS\system32\TP4EX.exe
                     SynTPLpr
                     TouchPad Driver Helper Application
                     Synaptics, Inc.
                     c:\program files\synaptics\syntp\syntplpr.exe
                     SynTPEnh
                     Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements
                     Synaptics, Inc.
                     c:\program files\synaptics\syntp\syntpenh.exe
                     SoundMAXPnP
                     SMax4PNP MFC Application
                     Analog Devices, Inc.
                     c:\program files\analog devices\soundmax\smax4pnp.exe
                     SoundMAX
                     SoundMAX Control Center
                     Analog Devices, Inc.
                     c:\program files\analog devices\soundmax\smax4.exe
                     ATIPTA
                     ATI Desktop Control Panel
                     ATI Technologies, Inc.
                     c:\program files\ati technologies\ati control panel\atiptaxx.exe
                     TpShocks
                     ThinkVantage Active Protection System
                     Lenovo, Ltd. and IBM Corporation.
                     c:\windows\system32\tpshocks.exe
                     EZEJMNAP
                     ThinkPad EasyEject Support Application
                     Lenovo Group Limited
                     c:\program files\thinkpad\utilities\ezejmnap.exe
                     PWRMGRTR
                     ThinkPad Power Manager Background Monitor and Tray Battery Gauge
                     Lenovo Group Limited
                     c:\program files\thinkpad\utilities\pwrmgrtr.dll
                     BLOG
                     c:\program files\thinkpad\utilities\batlogex.dll
                     TPKMAPHELPER
                     Anpassat tangentbord
                     Lenovo
                     c:\program files\thinkpad\program\tpkmapap.exe
                     TPKBDLED
                     c:\windows\system32\tpscrlk.exe
                     Synchronization Manager
                     Microsoft Synchronization Manager
                     Microsoft Corporation
                     c:\windows\system32\mobsync.exe
                     OfficeScanNT Monitor
                     I/O Monitor
                     Trend Micro Inc.
                     c:\program files\trend micro\officescan client\pccntmon.exe
                     {0228e555-4f9c-4e35-a3ec-b109a192b4c2}
                     Gmail Notifier
                     Google Inc.
                     c:\program files\google\gmail notifier\gnotify.exe
                     PCSuiteTrayApplication
                     PC Suite
                     Nokia
                     c:\program files\nokia\nokia pc suite 6\launchapplication.exe
                     Logitech BT Wizard
                     Bluetooth Services
                     Logitech Inc.
                     C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\LBTWiz.exe
                     Logitech Hardware Abstraction Layer
                     Logitech KHAL Main Process
                     Logitech Inc.
                     c:\windows\khalmnpr.exe
                    
                    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
                     BTTray.lnk
                     Bluetooth Tray Application
                     Broadcom Corporation.
                     c:\program files\thinkpad\bluetooth software\bttray.exe
                     Logitech SetPoint.lnk
                     Logitech SetPoint Event Manager (UNICODE)
                     Logitech Inc.
                     c:\program files\logitech\setpoint\setpoint.exe
                    
                    C:\Documents and Settings\SEMARWAH\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
                     Gmail Notifier.lnk
                     Gmail Notifier
                     Google Inc.
                     c:\program files\google\gmail notifier\gnotify.exe
                    
                    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
                     googletalk
                     Google Talk
                     Google
                     c:\program files\google\google talk\googletalk.exe
                     PcSync
                     PC Sync
                     Time Information Services Ltd.
                     c:\program files\nokia\nokia pc suite 6\pcsync2.exe
                     ctfmon.exe
                     CTF Loader
                     Microsoft Corporation
                     c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
                     TPKMAPMN
                     c:\program files\thinkpad\program\tpkmapmn.exe
                    


                    • 7. Re: Windows Explorer automatically pops up displaying C:\Pro
                      Peter Johnson Master

                      Eureka! The key is the statement that you installed to "C:\Program". Up to now I assumed that some code was tripping over the space in "Program Files" and causing a wierd Explorer window to show. Anyway, I installed to c:\program, logged out and back in, and guess what appeared on my screen? Also, there very briefly flashed a dialog box which then very conveniently hid itself behind the Explorer window. I pulled that dialog box back out front and here is what it says:

                      Title: File Name Warning
                      Text: There is a file or folder on your computer called "C:\Program" which
                      could cause certain applications to not function correctly. Renaming it
                      to "C:\Program1" would solve this problem. Would you like to rename
                      it now?


                      This makes sense based on how Windows converts long file names into short file names to support older 16-bit programs.

                      The solution is to rename c:\program to something else (I use c:\apps). You do not have to unistall and reinstall JBoss, there is no registry information or anything like that that points to the existing directory. Though, the uninstall script will not work since it still has the c:program directory, but uninstaling JBoss is easy - just delete the directory.

                      This is why I like trying to solve wierd problems posted on this forum - I almost always learn something new! Thanks, Marcus, it's been a trip!