Originally Posted by JoeJitsu
Open a command window and run regedit. Navigate down the tree to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Run and see what is running at startup. It may be that there is an old reference to a program in that folder and since it can't find it Windows tries to open it for you to look for it. Do the same for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run.
Ive done this & at both locations there is a line item type REG_SZ named (Default)
showing Data as (value not set)
I dont have any idea if thats correct or what the data value should be if thats wrong.
in the first location there are only 4 REG_SZ line items & at the second location 14 items.
also an AutorunsDisabled folder under Run.
I dont have the skill to determine if any of these items are correct or not.
I just know enough to be careful as you will create a boat anchor.
I did understand your instruction but thats about as far as I can get.
my own self I dont even say regedit to people as the possible harm is just incredible
the only thing that seems wacky to me is that at the second location theres a line item with
a blank (empty) listing for Data
I would put up a screenshot but that deep into Windows its apparently not an option.
if you can give further explanations I will try to find any possible faults
or if you just cant explain to the unknowing I can understand that too.
Im confident I have the skill to get in & get out without bricking the machine but beyond that Im lost.