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Funny thing happened while rebooting w2k

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DocClock aka MadClocker

Senior Member
Dec 19, 2000
Stockton Cal, USA, Earth
I had just got win2k going on one of my resurrected PIII machines and I had CPU-Z running, showing PIII700E @ 1108mhz and forgot to shut cpu-z b4 rebooting, and now every time I start or reboot the computer it shows the desktop and cpu-z with the above showing.
So I figure somehow Windows 2000 made a splash screen of my running program?
Well, it does not bother me in the slightest, but I thought I'd share this little quirk, and maybe see what others think.
This is one of the very few oddities of windows 2000 and it is stable as a rock, which is why I am still running it...if it ain't broke, don't fix it. :)


c(n*199780) Senior Member
Feb 18, 2002
CPU-Z running or picture of CPU-Z running?

If it's the former, is CPU-Z set to run at Startup?


Gloriously Lead, Overclockix Chief Architect
Sep 26, 2002
Indianapolis, IN
yeah, definitely check the 'Startup' folder and the 'Run' locations in the registry: