Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Startup Issue

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Startup Issue


    Not entirely sure if this is the correct thread to post this on, but my problem is when i boot up Windows 8, it automatically starts Bing search on my default browser [whether it be Chrome or IE]. Is there a way to disable bing search on startup?

    I should also note that i haven't installed any Bing related apps. At least to my knowledge.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    For Chrome, open the setting on most upper right. on "On Startup" you may choose one of threee buttons. You can even specify the default.

    For IE. You can just open the internet option. On General tab you specify what it should do when IE starts.

    Kevin
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Ismail View Post
    For Chrome, open the setting on most upper right. on "On Startup" you may choose one of threee buttons. You can even specify the default.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Ismail View Post

    For IE. You can just open the internet option. On General tab you specify what it should do when IE starts.

    Kevin


    Kevin, it isn't a homepage issue. It automatically loads your browser when Windows starts. I am having the same problem. It loads up the following URL: Bing which redirects to Bing. I have tried blocking the site in my "hosts" file. I have disabled just about every non-critical start-up process. It's driving me nuts, even though it's not a big deal. Someone please help us or at least confirm you're having the same problem to validate us.
    Last edited by Zirynx; 14 Sep 2012 at 12:13.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    What automatically loads your browser when windows starts?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Zirynx View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Ismail View Post
    For Chrome, open the setting on most upper right. on "On Startup" you may choose one of threee buttons. You can even specify the default.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Ismail View Post

    For IE. You can just open the internet option. On General tab you specify what it should do when IE starts.

    Kevin
    Kevin, it isn't a homepage issue. It automatically loads your browser when Windows starts. I am having the same problem. It loads up the following URL: Bing which redirects to Bing. I have tried blocking the site in my "hosts" file. I have disabled just about every non-critical start-up process. It's driving me nuts, even though it's not a big deal. Someone please help us or at least confirm you're having the same problem to validate us.
    Sorry for not being clear in catching the idea.
    Honestly I haven't come across those issue this far. Logically it happens by some ways.
    It could be by accidentally agreeing something during any program installation (often happens with ask.com though only for default search engine, etc). Or any program that add url to startup sequence.

    Did you check the program and features in control panel? Also try to open MSconfig and see the service and startup tab if there is something you can suspect as one that loading Bing URL. You might also want to check the startup folder on start menu folder to make sure it's clean.

    Ignore this if you already did it.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8 64 bit


    I am having exactly this same problem. As soon as I boot up, my default browser loads the Bing search page. The home page settings in all of my browsers (Firefox 17.0.1, Opera12.11, and Internet Explorer 10) are all set to another search provider in the internet options. I have been unable to stop Bing search from automatically loading for several weeks now. Additional info: This does not happen when I start my browser. It loads my browser without my intervention, and loads the search page. I have checked the start up folder, delayed start up settings and services, and so far nothing to indicate why this behavior occurs. I also considered that it might be some form of malware causing it, but it has not been detected by Norton Internet Security or Malwarebytes during full system scans. Kind of at the end of my wits on this one.

    Did anyone come up with anything that might be causing the behavior?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Another place you might want to check is the Scheduler since you can setup the scheduler to run a program after Login.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8 64 bit


    Thank you for responding. I will give it a try. I just booted up, and this Bing search page just popped up again. I will let you know about whether your suggestion was successful.

    armlabes
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9



    The Contemplator
    (1963-2013)
    Doncaster, UK
    Posts : 638
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    Do you, by chance, happen to have Bing Desktop installed? It is an optional update, but it may have been installed anyway depending on your update settings. You can, however, uninstall it in the same way as a normal program, via Programs and Features. Just click on Bing Desktop and uninstall it in the usual way.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8 64 bit


    I appreciate the response. I always do my updates manually because of just this sort of thing, and I have pointedly avoided loading Bing Desktop. I do still see it as an optional update in Windows update, but I have never loaded it, and it does not appear in my list of programs in Programs and Features.

    I am beginning to suspect that this might have been the result of an installer somewhere, and am now actively searching through recently installed programs to see if their installers did this as some kind of additional load.

    Thanks again for your suggestion, because everything helps to narrow this down. When I find out what it is, I will definitely post so that others aren't subject to this annoyance.

    armlabes
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Startup Issue
Related Threads
Okay - two hours later.. after what was likely the mangling of my Registry due to thinking this was a problem with the specific shortcut that was doing it. (i removed all entries with "razer" in them and if they arent all reinstalled by razer i may be in trouble). Anyhow, to be clear... I have...
So, I seem to have an issue where Windows 8 will boot within seconds and get to the start screen but I won't be able to use my keyboard or mouse for about 10 - 15 seconds and they will flash on and off like it is still doing the Starting Windows screen. Is there a setting I may have screwed up or a...
Whenever i start up my computer i get a command prompt pop up that says C;\ windows\system32\cmd.exe operation completed successfully, how do i get rid of this.
I have installed Windows 8,(at least that what "My Computer" tells me).on a Hewlett Packard xw4600 workstation 64 bit :D. The PC is clean and I Have Bitdefender Anti virus in it also. Nevermind my problems with BitDefender, My real problem is with startup. When I startup the error is,...
I apologise if this is the wrong section, this isnt strictly a BSOD crash. Yesterday when shutting down my laptop (which has been upgraded to windows 8 Pro Previously, without issue) windows 8 installed an update. Since then, when trying to boot, windows hangs on the loading scree (spinning...
How to Choose a Default Operating System to Run at Startup in Windows 8 If you have more than one operating system installed along with Windows 8 for a dual or multi boot system, then this will show you how to choose a default OS to run at startup automatically. By default, the choosen...
Windows Shell Startup Issue in Installation & Setup
I have my Win 8 set to pass the start screen and go straight to the Windows shell desktop. The issue I have is the applications such as realtemp, my logitech keyboard, Nexus don't auto load even though it shows in startup on the task manager. I have the apps in the task bar, but each start up or...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook