Registry changes - why don't they stay changed ?



GerryP777
07-09-2005, 11:22 PM
Why doesn't a registry change stay changed ? Spybot tells me when reg items
get added/changed/deleted which is good but whenever I startup it seems to be
the *same* changes e.g. IE6 Start Page changing from about:blank to what it
should be and a Symantec upgrade keeps repeating too.
Also, things that I've removed from startup using msconfig, like real
player. It's like it returns to some predefined point but remembers the
changes and has to reapply them every time.
Can someone please explain how it all works ? Thanks, Gerry :o)

Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\)
07-09-2005, 11:22 PM
Gerry

It happens because the software responsible for these things is still locked
and loaded..

--
Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/User
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm





"GerryP777" <GerryP777@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:972B4B5C-B63D-4CBE-B92A-03FFBD7A0BA0@microsoft.com...
> Why doesn't a registry change stay changed ? Spybot tells me when reg
> items
> get added/changed/deleted which is good but whenever I startup it seems to
> be
> the *same* changes e.g. IE6 Start Page changing from about:blank to what
> it
> should be and a Symantec upgrade keeps repeating too.
> Also, things that I've removed from startup using msconfig, like real
> player. It's like it returns to some predefined point but remembers the
> changes and has to reapply them every time.
> Can someone please explain how it all works ? Thanks, Gerry :o)

Steve N.
07-09-2005, 11:22 PM
GerryP777 wrote:

> Why doesn't a registry change stay changed ? Spybot tells me when reg items
> get added/changed/deleted which is good but whenever I startup it seems to be
> the *same* changes e.g. IE6 Start Page changing from about:blank to what it
> should be and a Symantec upgrade keeps repeating too.
> Also, things that I've removed from startup using msconfig, like real
> player. It's like it returns to some predefined point but remembers the
> changes and has to reapply them every time.
> Can someone please explain how it all works ? Thanks, Gerry :o)

Are you having all these problems you've posted different questions
about on the same computer?

Steve

GerryP777
07-09-2005, 11:22 PM
Hi Mike,

ok, thanks - so it couldn't really change the reg entries while the progs
were "live" so to speak, yes ? Also, it doesn't tidy up at the next reboot
opportunity either ? So, ... how do i get those changes fixed ? Thanks,
Gerry :o)

"Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" wrote:

> Gerry
>
> It happens because the software responsible for these things is still locked
> and loaded..
>
> --
> Mike Hall
> MVP - Windows Shell/User
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>
>
>
>
>
> "GerryP777" <GerryP777@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:972B4B5C-B63D-4CBE-B92A-03FFBD7A0BA0@microsoft.com...
> > Why doesn't a registry change stay changed ? Spybot tells me when reg
> > items
> > get added/changed/deleted which is good but whenever I startup it seems to
> > be
> > the *same* changes e.g. IE6 Start Page changing from about:blank to what
> > it
> > should be and a Symantec upgrade keeps repeating too.
> > Also, things that I've removed from startup using msconfig, like real
> > player. It's like it returns to some predefined point but remembers the
> > changes and has to reapply them every time.
> > Can someone please explain how it all works ? Thanks, Gerry :o)
>
>
>

GerryP777
07-09-2005, 11:22 PM
Hi Steve,

Yes, but not all today. If I get a problem that's eg annoying but not
critical, i make a note of it and then enter several problems at the same
time - that's why there's a bunch of them suddenly on there today. Sorry if
that makes it more confusing.

"Steve N." wrote:

> GerryP777 wrote:
>
> > Why doesn't a registry change stay changed ? Spybot tells me when reg items
> > get added/changed/deleted which is good but whenever I startup it seems to be
> > the *same* changes e.g. IE6 Start Page changing from about:blank to what it
> > should be and a Symantec upgrade keeps repeating too.
> > Also, things that I've removed from startup using msconfig, like real
> > player. It's like it returns to some predefined point but remembers the
> > changes and has to reapply them every time.
> > Can someone please explain how it all works ? Thanks, Gerry :o)
>
> Are you having all these problems you've posted different questions
> about on the same computer?
>
> Steve
>
>

Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\)
07-09-2005, 11:22 PM
Gerry

What changes are you referring to in particular.. the registry is constantly
changing..

--
Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/User
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm





"GerryP777" <GerryP777@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:60972C16-D778-4DDE-B9D4-9ACFF3B90C7B@microsoft.com...
> Hi Mike,
>
> ok, thanks - so it couldn't really change the reg entries while the progs
> were "live" so to speak, yes ? Also, it doesn't tidy up at the next
> reboot
> opportunity either ? So, ... how do i get those changes fixed ?
> Thanks,
> Gerry :o)
>
> "Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" wrote:
>
>> Gerry
>>
>> It happens because the software responsible for these things is still
>> locked
>> and loaded..
>>
>> --
>> Mike Hall
>> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "GerryP777" <GerryP777@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:972B4B5C-B63D-4CBE-B92A-03FFBD7A0BA0@microsoft.com...
>> > Why doesn't a registry change stay changed ? Spybot tells me when reg
>> > items
>> > get added/changed/deleted which is good but whenever I startup it seems
>> > to
>> > be
>> > the *same* changes e.g. IE6 Start Page changing from about:blank to
>> > what
>> > it
>> > should be and a Symantec upgrade keeps repeating too.
>> > Also, things that I've removed from startup using msconfig, like real
>> > player. It's like it returns to some predefined point but remembers the
>> > changes and has to reapply them every time.
>> > Can someone please explain how it all works ? Thanks, Gerry :o)
>>
>>
>>

Steve N.
07-09-2005, 11:22 PM
GerryP777 wrote:

> Hi Steve,
>
> Yes, but not all today. If I get a problem that's eg annoying but not
> critical, i make a note of it and then enter several problems at the same
> time - that's why there's a bunch of them suddenly on there today. Sorry if
> that makes it more confusing.
>

Yeah, it's confusing. It seems like you've got a slew of different
problems on the same machine and some or all of them might be related. I
suggest you start over and post about all the problems you are having
with that machine in one message. Be as accurate and detailed as you can
be and keep things in sequential order. What heppened 1st, what happened
next, etc.

Steve

> "Steve N." wrote:
>
>
>>GerryP777 wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Why doesn't a registry change stay changed ? Spybot tells me when reg items
>>>get added/changed/deleted which is good but whenever I startup it seems to be
>>>the *same* changes e.g. IE6 Start Page changing from about:blank to what it
>>>should be and a Symantec upgrade keeps repeating too.
>>> Also, things that I've removed from startup using msconfig, like real
>>>player. It's like it returns to some predefined point but remembers the
>>>changes and has to reapply them every time.
>>> Can someone please explain how it all works ? Thanks, Gerry :o)
>>
>>Are you having all these problems you've posted different questions
>>about on the same computer?
>>
>>Steve
>>
>>

GerryP777
07-09-2005, 11:22 PM
Um, there are several e.g. Symantec/Norton did an update a few days ago which
seemed to be just changing some switches from
"c:\Progra~1\Symnet~1\SNDMon.exe" to "c:\Progra~1\Symnet~1\SNDMon.exe /C"
(there may have been more but SpyBot cuts off too soon)
and I think some things I removed for efficiency, like WinZip Quick
Pick.lnk
and I changed the IE6 home page - it remembers what to change it to but I
was surprised that it seems to redo the change every reboot. I was hoping
once they'd gone/changed they'd stay gone/changed until/unless I needed to
put them back.

"Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" wrote:

> Gerry
>
> What changes are you referring to in particular.. the registry is constantly
> changing..
>
> --
> Mike Hall
> MVP - Windows Shell/User
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>
>
>
>
>
> "GerryP777" <GerryP777@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:60972C16-D778-4DDE-B9D4-9ACFF3B90C7B@microsoft.com...
> > Hi Mike,
> >
> > ok, thanks - so it couldn't really change the reg entries while the progs
> > were "live" so to speak, yes ? Also, it doesn't tidy up at the next
> > reboot
> > opportunity either ? So, ... how do i get those changes fixed ?
> > Thanks,
> > Gerry :o)
> >
> > "Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" wrote:
> >
> >> Gerry
> >>
> >> It happens because the software responsible for these things is still
> >> locked
> >> and loaded..
> >>
> >> --
> >> Mike Hall
> >> MVP - Windows Shell/User
> >> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> "GerryP777" <GerryP777@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:972B4B5C-B63D-4CBE-B92A-03FFBD7A0BA0@microsoft.com...
> >> > Why doesn't a registry change stay changed ? Spybot tells me when reg
> >> > items
> >> > get added/changed/deleted which is good but whenever I startup it seems
> >> > to
> >> > be
> >> > the *same* changes e.g. IE6 Start Page changing from about:blank to
> >> > what
> >> > it
> >> > should be and a Symantec upgrade keeps repeating too.
> >> > Also, things that I've removed from startup using msconfig, like real
> >> > player. It's like it returns to some predefined point but remembers the
> >> > changes and has to reapply them every time.
> >> > Can someone please explain how it all works ? Thanks, Gerry :o)
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>


Registry changes - why don't they stay changed ?