Windows 11 introduced a ton of new features, which is why it’s one of the most popular OSes out there.
However, some users have reported on the Microsoft Community forums that the Window open on startup feature is not working.
The Window open on startup feature allows you to open a specific application automatically when your computer starts up.
This feature can be disabled or enabled via the Settings app, which is why some users reported that this feature is not working.
- Windows startup errors will prevent you from using your PC, so fixing them should be a priority.
- Many users reported that when opening a new window, they encountered this Open on startup error.
- A quick solution would be to use a dedicated tool for fixing system errors.
- Another solution that you should try is resetting the startup settings on your PC.
Remove recently added apps
- Open the Run utility by pressing the Windows key + R hotkey.
- Input appwiz.cpl in the Open box, and click the OK button.
- Then, select the recently added app to remove the software.
- Press the Uninstall button.
- Restart Windows after removing the app.
Disable Windows Startup Programs
- Press the Windows key + R, type msconfig and choose OK to launch System Configuration.
- Go to the Services tab, and then select Hide all Microsoft services.
- Now, select the Hide all Microsoft services again, and from the Startup tab, uncheck Load startup items.
- Finally, click the Apply and OK buttons to save the changes.
- Enable or Disable Startup Programs
Press the Windows key + R, type msconfig, and select OK to launch the System Configuration utility again.
- Go to the Startup tab, and tick the Load startup items option if it’s disabled.
- Now, go to the Services tab, and select the Hide all Microsoft services option.
- Press the Apply and OK buttons to save the changes.
Clean up the Registry
- Press Windows Key + R to open Run.
- Type regedit, and press Enter.
- Go to the following path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvancedOpenNewBrowserOnStartup
- In the right pane, delete all the values that start with (Default).
Perform an SFC scan
- Go to Search, type cmd, and open Command prompt as an administrator.
- Type sfc/scannow and press Enter to run the scan.
- Wait for the scan to complete and restart your computer.
- Check if the error is resolved.
Run SFC and DISM scans
- Press the Windows key + S hotkey, enter cmd in Run, and right-click on Command prompt to open it as an administrator.
- Enter sfc/scannow in Command prompt and press the Return key.
- The SFC scan will now commence. After the scan is finished, the Windows Resource Protection screen will open. Select the Repair All option to repair system files.
Create a new user account
- Log on to Windows 10 with your regular account.
- Now, right-click on the Start button and select New User.
- Enter your user account details and click on Next.
- Now, select your account from the drop-down menu and click on Finish.
- Log on to the new user account and check for any improvements.
Change your Startup type
- Right-click on your Start button and select System.
- Under the Startup type section, select Automatic from the drop-down menu.
- Check if that fixed the issue.
- Disable Automatic updates
- Try running Boot Configuration Data (BCD) Editor
Create a new startup folder
- In order to create a startup folder, right-click on your Start button.
- Select Task Manager.
- Choose the Startup tab.
- Right-click on the Startup folder and select New.
- Name the folder Recovery and click OK.
- Now, open the folder and click on the Open Task Manager.
- Select the Startup tab.
- Rename the recovery folder to SystemStarter.
- Restart the computer.
Create a new startup folder and restart
- Right-click on This PC and select Properties.
- Go to the Advanced tab and click on the Startup and Recovery option.
- Now click on the Restart button.
- When your computer restarts, it will automatically go to the Advanced Startup.
- Press the F4 button on your keyboard to enter Startup Settings.
- Click on the arrow next to Open a list of items starting with and select the B option.
- Then click on Create button.
- Now, you’ll see the Startup folder is created. You need to restart again.