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REgistry replaced on reboot?

Postby ElianaS » 03/19/08, 12:15 am

I've changed my Shell key in the registry through RegEdit, but everytime I "crash" the system (pull plug, etc), the registry shell key is restored to "explorer.exe".

I'm running Window XP sp1.

Why would my changes be overwritten on reboot (this is a personal machine, no group policies)?

Any information would be appreciated!!
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Postby JohnT » 03/22/08, 1:45 am

Last edited by JohnT on 03/22/08, 4:11 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby bob » 03/22/08, 2:38 am

Taking my cue fron John's reply above, possibly the easiest thing to do is create a new restore point immediately after changing your registry to the way you want it. After a crash then, the system will be "restored" to that nearest past point.
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Postby JohnT » 03/24/08, 3:40 pm

He hasn't posted back in a few, so he must have found his own method. :lol:
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Postby bob » 03/24/08, 10:43 pm

Or used mine (and yours) with either favorable results, or totally disasterous results....
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Postby JohnT » 03/25/08, 4:43 am

My comment was entirely tongue in cheek! :lol:
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Postby bob » 03/25/08, 2:36 pm

Heh! Mine was a parody making fun of yours!
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