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    Whenever I turn on my computer and the desktop has loaded, a window pops up (C:\Program Files\common) which contains a file (VsoVprev.ax) that was created when I installed a program called ConvertXtoDVD.
    How can I stop this folder from coming up, as I don't see what the point of it is.
    The file is just used to render video previews when you're about to convert them to a DVD format. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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    Default Re: Startup question

    Easiest way, stop the app from starting when the computer starts.

    Go to start > run and type this "msconfig" (without the ""). Press enter; then go to the start tab and look for a tick beside anything that has to do with this programme (ConvertXtoDVD) or the file (VsoVprev.ax). If there is, click on the tick to untick it.
    Click ok

    You should see a popup saying something along the lines of "The system configuration has changed ... there will be 2 options (one will ask if you want to restart).
    You dont have to restart but you can if you want to check you have stopped this little problem
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    Default Re: Startup question

    Quote Originally Posted by Myth View Post
    Easiest way, stop the app from starting when the computer starts.

    Go to start > run and type this "msconfig" (without the ""). Press enter; then go to the start tab and look for a tick beside anything that has to do with this programme (ConvertXtoDVD) or the file (VsoVprev.ax). If there is, click on the tick to untick it.
    Click ok

    You should see a popup saying something along the lines of "The system configuration has changed ... there will be 2 options (one will ask if you want to restart).
    You dont have to restart but you can if you want to check you have stopped this little problem
    Hi, thanks for your help, but there is nothing to do with ConvertXtoDVD or the file on the Startup menu. What else can I try?

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    Default Re: Startup question

    What about anything with "C:\Program Files\Common" ? or even have a look under the startup section in the start menu (Start > All Programs > Startup)
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    Dammit, nothing. The Startup folder is empty...

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    OK, what is in msconfig under start up that you don't know what is?
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    I prefer Sysinternals Autoruns to MSconfig
    Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready.

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