So my cmd instantly closes, I tried following this: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5373137/cmd-exe-closes-immediately-after-calling-win7-64 this kind of solves the problem but it introduces a new one, when my pc starts, windows explorer doesn't start (and probably some other processes). I can manually run the explorer process from task manager every time I start windows but that's annoying.

What I currently have in that registry is

@mode 20,5 & tasklist /FI "IMAGENAME eq SoundMixer.exe" 2>NUL | find /I /N "SoundMixer.exe">NUL && exit & if exist "C:\Users\Dddsasul\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoundMixer\SoundMixer.exe" ( start /MIN "" "C:\Users\Dddsasul\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoundMixer\SoundMixer.exe" & tasklist /FI "IMAGENAME eq explorer.exe" 2>NUL | find /I /N "explorer.exe">NUL && exit & explorer.exe & exit ) else ( tasklist /FI "IMAGENAME eq explorer.exe" 2>NUL | find /I /N "explorer.exe">NUL && exit & explorer.exe & exit )

I was wondering what can I do to fix this (Keep in mind that I am an inexperienced user, I do not understand what's inside that registry, it was already there)


So my cmd instantly closes.

That is because you have an Autoruns key in there which is starting explorer and then exiting.

That key seems to be there because something else is broken and explorer is not starting when you log on.

Note that the key is not required for normal operation of Windows.

You need to fix explorer first and then remove the Autoruns key.

To fix explorer:

  • Run regedt32

  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon.

  • On the right side, there should be a value called Shell.

  • In the right hand side pane, make sure that the default string value of Shell is explorer.exe.

  • Save any changes

  • Log off and log on again.

Source Windows explorer.exe does not start or open at startup

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