Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\reg.exe on start up

  1.    03 Sep 2016 #1

    C:\Windows\System32\reg.exe on start up


    Every startup I get a command prompt window running reg.exe.

    There's nothing in my startup folder with reg.exe
    Noting in the usual registry start up locations with reg.exe
    Nothing in msconfig with reg.exe

    Anyone know why it's doing this?
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  2. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 x64 / RT / Server 2012R2
       03 Sep 2016 #2

    Hi,

    Try Autoruns for Windows for trobleshooting startup
    Found here : https://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/.../bb963902.aspx
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  3.    03 Sep 2016 #3

    mbcc said: View Post
    Hi,

    Try Autoruns for Windows for trobleshooting startup
    Found here : https://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/.../bb963902.aspx
    Can't find anything in there either.

    Did a search for reg.exe too and nothing anywhere
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  4. Posts : 1,526
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       04 Sep 2016 #4

    mkr10001 said: View Post
    Can't find anything in there either.

    Did a search for reg.exe too and nothing anywhere
    In Autruns, turn off hide Microsoft & Windows entries and search for reg / reg.exe. It must be there somewhere.
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  5. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 x64 / RT / Server 2012R2
       04 Sep 2016 #5

    Or win+r type "regedit" and check them:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce


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  6.    05 Sep 2016 #6

    Steve C said: View Post
    In Autruns, turn off hide Microsoft & Windows entries and search for reg / reg.exe. It must be there somewhere.
    Didn't know about that option, I turned off hiding windows entries and I found it. It's related to my disabling of the windows lock screen.

    Sorted.

    Thanks
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