A. In Windows 2000 when you start the registry editor it remembers where you last were and automatically reopens that key. This information is actually stored in the registry in location:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Regedit\LastKey

If this annoys you, it could be reset at each logon to null via a script with a .reg file, e.g.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00<br><br>
\[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Regedit\]<br>
"LastKey"=""