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registry editor opens on startup

By bburr2 ·
I would like to know how to stop the registry editor folder from opening when I start my laptop. It is a dell insperion 3800 running windows ME. I have checked (Start - RUN - MSCONFIG - Startup tab) and it doesnt seem to have any thing there to get it going.

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by dmiles In reply to registry editor opens on ...

I'll suggest a few things for starters. First go to Start - Run - type: msconfig
- then OK. Click Startup Tab. See whether there's any reference to it. Note: Leave
"Scan Registry". That backs up your registry once a day when you start your PC.

The only thing necessary to have checked is: Scan Registry, Systray, Load Power Profile,
your AV and firewall, if you have one. If you have Tweak UI, leave that, too. Uncheck
everything else.

Look under Autoexec.bat tab, and see what's listed there. Make a note of what's there.

Go to Start - Run - type: sysedit - then click OK. Several small windows will open.
Minimize them, until you get to the Win.ini windows. See if there's anything listed
after Load= and Run=

Check in your Startup folder. The location is C:\windows\start menu\programs\startup.
See if it's listed there.

There are quite a few places that list what programs run at startup. JmC suggested
downloading this little free app Startup Control Panel. That shows things in the
various Run lines in the registry. You can refer to that, rather than going into
the registry to check the keys. It's very useful and quite popular.

Download the 66K one, not the Standalone and follow inst. for installing. It'll reside
in the Control Panel.

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