Thanks Crysta for further details. Now I'd just really like to know which exact registry setting it is you did (x86) that made the autostart to work.
Both HWiNFO32 and HWiNFO64 currently put their autostart entry into the following registry path:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE - SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
So I don't understand what that x86/x64 settings in the Startup Manager tool means. Are you somehow able to determine it?
Martin, Your getting very close to the end of my Registry knowledge and my understanding is even less about the registry BUT I believe I can help you answer your own question. I am going to assume you have found and installed Glen Loon's Startup Manager. If you put a Reg entry from Startup Manager for both ways in the registry and then go into System Configuration(for those whom don't know, a Administration Listed Tool) you should be able to see the resultant Registry Entry. Again, I am not on my desktop yet to be able to tell you what mine is. I believe CCleaner and Winpatrol also expand the registry entries on the Startup List.
I hope this helps Martin, I am an old mainframe programmer and database processor whom has been on disability for thirty years. I have been into PCs for about 3 years and everything is still very much a learning experience but then computers always are, aren't they.