How to fix Regedit will open on startup

July 31, 2020 by Billy Manning


Following are some simple methods that you can use to solve the problem of Regedit opening at startup.

  • Open your registration and find the key:
  • [HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run]
  • For each program you want to run, automatically create a new string value using a descriptive name and set the string value for the program executable.



I recently ran into a really annoying issue on my 64-bit Windows 7 PC: Every time I restart it and run it on Windows, the Windows Explorer Libraries window appears. This has never happened before, and I have not been able to identify any specific software or update that I have installed that might have triggered it.

After playing and researching, I was able to resolve the issue. In this article, I will show you several ways to solve the problem.

Method 1. Check Your Startup Folder

If the Libraries folder appears in Explorer every time you launch it, the Startup folder is the first folder you want to check. Go to Start, All Programs and click Start. If there is a link to the Libraries folder, delete it.

Method 2 - Userinit Registry Key

regedit opens on startup

The second option is to find a specific key in the registry and replace it with a different value. First open the Registry Editor by clicking Start and typing regedit. Then navigate to the next button:

Now restart your computer and see what happens. Hopefully the explorer window Windows should not open to show the Libraries folder.

Method 3 - Shell Registry Key

In the same place where you have Userinit, there is another key called Shell. Make sure that only explorer.exe and nothing else is installed.

Method 4 - Restore Previous Folders

Windows Explorer has this option called "Restore Previous Folders", which does exactly that when you log in. You can turn it off by opening File Explorer, clicking Organize, and then clicking Folder and Search Options.

Method 5 - Delete The Registry Key

If Internet Explorer v5 is installed for some users (for some crazy reason), you need to remove the key from the registry. Go to:

Method 6 - Third Party Software

Some Acer computers have the annoying SmartStart software that picks up whatever you open after Windows boots up and starts automatically the next time you log in. You can uninstall or open a program and install or uninstall programs that you want to have at startup. In addition to this processGrams, other people have reported problems with programs like Choice Guard, etc. Try uninstalling any new programs you recently installed and see if that solves the problem.







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