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Windows startup question

I have a program that start on Windows startup.
COnfig.sys shows it as being referenced in registry

Under HKLM/Software/Microsoft/ Windows/  Current Version/run but when I look there it is not listed.

I further searched the registry and cannot see the program anywhere,

Where do I delete the entry to stop this program starting up each time?
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Please use Startup Manager, if you are finding it difficult to to locate the program.
It is a free software, licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.\

Get it from here : http://startupmanager.org/
provide the name of application ?

Would you find the corresponding entry in task manager

and also check services.msc

Do a whole search of registry with proper key or look on below locations

1. HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
2. HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
3. HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\Run
4. HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows

For details check below link :  http://oreilly.com/windows/archive/how-to-remove-startup-programs.html

IN addition to afthab's excellent answer, it might also be in the Start Menu => Program Files => Startup folder (either for all users or an individual user)...

You can also use Trend Micro's program "HiJackThis" to assist in locating it...

It has many diagnostic features for tracking down such things!
Jackie ManCommented:
Download and install Autoruns for Windows v10.06 from the link below.


Post back the programs which will run on startup and we can help you to locate which programs prevents your OS from shutdown.
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