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sobeone
Posted: April 5th, 2008, 9:56pm Report to Moderator
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every night at 1200am my system32 folder opens up by its self. I have checked the task scheduler, and several other self starting programs and can't figure out why this folder opens up automatically.. It doesn't do any thing except interrupt any program I am running. How can I stop this from happening.
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Snakeyes
Posted: April 9th, 2008, 11:06am Report to Moderator
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The precise time leads me to believe that its a scheduled task related event (check your Scheduled Tasks folder) for any task scheduled at or around that time.
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sobeone
Posted: April 10th, 2008, 4:35am Report to Moderator
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There is absolutely nothing in the task schedule folder, this is whats got me puzzled..the precise time that it opens yet nothing I can see is telling it to open.
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Posted: April 10th, 2008, 8:33am Report to Moderator
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   Then something must be running in the background that opens it.  Check the startup items and the running processes and/or applications.
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sobeone
Posted: April 14th, 2008, 7:19pm Report to Moderator
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I checked my startup folder, the only thing in it is my fax mointor program. I have no clue as to what application might need system32 folder to open. Checking windows Task Manager doesn't show any applications running other than what I have running. If there is a system process causing this I don't know which one could do this. I am running win xp pro, I checked my msconfig, but without much of a clue as what to look for that was fruitless effort..startup has a lot of things going, but I can't see any relationship with the precise timing of system32 folder opening.  I guest a follow up question could be..Is there a way to go directly to a folder and go to options an schedule that folder to open up at a schedule time?
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bibh_rg
Posted: April 26th, 2008, 9:28am Report to Moderator
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Doing a Google search with "system32 midnight" and "system32 error" gives you a lot of pointers (not all of them relevant though). One of the first hits (with "system32 midnight") is a message to another forum with exactly the same problem.
There is another scheduled task to think about: Windows Update. Check if it is scheduled at 24:00/12 AM, and if it is working properly (probably not, if W Update is indeed the culprit).
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