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Messed up registry fixing aurora/nail [RESOLVED]


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T2theGnall87

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I followed instructions in a post by greyknight17 at the following link: http://www.geekstogo...are-t27605.html

this was to remove aurora/nail.

the instructions worked successfully, however, when i rebooted my computer back in normal mode, the spyware scanner said that the registry was pointing to nail.exe. it said nail.exe could no longer be found, but that the registry was pointing to it and i might want to fix it. so i opened up regedit, did a search for nail.exe, and i found the key that was calling it on startup. the value of the key said "C:\explorer.exe C:\somethingelse\nail.exe". instead of only deleting the nail part, i foolishly deleted the explorer part as well, leaving the key empty. now when i start my computer, no icons or taskbar shows up on the desktop. i'm assuming it would fix the problem if i just added that information back into the registry, but i don't remember what key it was or how to find it. could you please tell me which key i need to edit, or any other advice taht might be helpful? thank you.

Tom
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Hey, I was able to find the information myself. In case anyone else was in a similar situation, here is the key that needed to be edited:

Rootkey : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Object : software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winlogon
Value : Shell
Data : explorer.exe c:\windows\nail.exe
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