WinXP Regedit auto-closes itself...

Eproxus

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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.
 

GoNz0

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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 :)
 

Eproxus

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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?
 

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.
 

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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.
 

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

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