WinXP Regedit auto-closes itself...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Eproxus, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. Eproxus

    Eproxus Long gone and now back!

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    When starting the registry editor in Windows XP (with both regedit.exe and regedt32.exe) it auto-closes itself after about 5-10 seconds. Even if I just leave it on it closes.

    What is M$ big problem? And do you know how to fix this? Then please help me, thank you.
     
  2. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    probably a virus m8, a workaround is to rename regedit.exe to regedit.com it should fool it and works fine as a command, saved my ass once :)
     
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  3. Eproxus

    Eproxus Long gone and now back!

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    Thanks, it seems to work now!

    Btw, I was going to add a "Open with Scintilla" to all files. I figured out that creating HKCR\*\Shell\Open with Scintilla\ gave me the option in the right-click menu, but how is the command for running an app?
     
  4. GoNz0

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    you now have to find out whats forcing regedit to shut on its own m8, look at the run commands, use msconfig, virus scans online, but 99% of the time its a virus causing it.
     
  5. Eproxus

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    Perhaps "Configuration Loader - svchost.exe"?
     
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  7. Eproxus

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    Removed the service scvhost.exe (note scv, not svc :) )

    It not started now, and before it took about 60-70 percent of the CPU time but now nothing is eating CPU when idle.
     
  8. GoNz0

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    ok m8, but please run a virus scan :)
     
  9. Eproxus

    Eproxus Long gone and now back!

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    Will do, House Call or whatever didn't work in Opera so I'm going to download another virus program...