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Doesn't let me edit registry

Question: Doesn't let me edit registry

I have experienced this problem with three different PCs with WIN XP installed. The folder option has somehow got missing. I know how to bring it back by editting Group Policy and then Registry. It allowed me to do so three four times on different occasions but now again when 'folder options' got missing and I tried to bring it back by accessing gpedit.msc or regedit, the system restarts as soon as I type either gpedit.msc or regedit from Start>Run. Surprisingly enough I can access other documents and media files located on the computer from Start>Run but not gpedit.msc or regedit. Please solve the puzzle.

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Preferred Solution: Doesn't let me edit registry

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Question: edit registry

When I start XP, I get a message that it can't find E:CD/Setup.exe and it says I should delete it from my registry. I looked at the registry and it's gobbledigook to me. Any clues as to where I might find this notation, file or whatever it is?
 

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Question: edit registry

can i edit registry without admin or power user rights
 

Answer:edit registry

Changing Registry Key Permissions
By default, administrators and the System account have full control over all registry keys. The Creator/Owner of a key has full control over that key. (For example, a user typically has full control over HKCU while that user is logged on.) In other registry contexts, a user’s default permissions allow read access but nothing more. If you attempt to change a registry key for which you have read access only, Registry Editor presents the appropriate editing dialog box but rejects your edit.

To change permissions for a key, right-click it and then choose Permissions from the shortcut menu. The Permissions dialog box, shown in Figure 28-7, works the same way as similar dialog boxes in other parts of Windows XP.
Figure 28-7. In most contexts, nonadministrative users have read access only.
Open up the Registry Editor click Edit--Permissions--set permissions to allow access to other accounts
 

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I have XP Professional and every time I go to Run/regedit/OK I get the following message :"This application failed to start because clb.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem."I've tried reinstalling/repairing XP but get the same message. I've tried looking for the relevant dll file but have only found a Russian version. Where's a good place to look and where exactly does it go if I do find it?Could the problem lie elsewhere?Thank you for any advice.

Answer:Can't edit registry

If I search my registry for clb.dll, the results point to 'hp Scanner', if this is any help.

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Question: Registry Edit

A while ago I did one of the registry edits from The Screensavers on TechTV, it makes a little popup window come up that says whatever you want it to say right before you login to windows when you start your computer, but now I want to get rid of it and I don't remember what I did I looked on The Screensavers website but I can't find it. Does anyone know how to get rid of it?

Answer:Registry Edit

check X-setup from www.xteq.com
nice prpgram. I think I remember it has an option to make a message window like that.

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I have XP Professional and every time I go to Run/regedit/OK I get the following message :"This application failed to start because clb.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem." I've tried reinstalling/repairing XP but get the same message. I've been to click here for the appropriate dll file but the site seems to be very unclear as to what to do from there. I've tried double-clicking, copying, downloading but nothing seems to work. I assume it goes in the System32 folder.Thank you for any advice.

Answer:Can't edit registry

It is in my System32 folder.

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A month ago I boght a second hand p.c. I need to use the REGISTRY but when I type in RUN:.....I get a message "The administrator has disable the registry". Apparently I'm the adm because when I switch the p.c. I don't see any other account. Windows appears straight away.Any idea what can I do?..Thanks.

Answer:Can't edit REGISTRY

Which OS?

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I found a website that shows how to work with the registry using C++. Its a very simple tutorial and I found it extremely useful. If anyone is interested check it out the link is http://hawk-ware.awardspace.com/tutorials/cpp.html
 

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Hello..

So, I corrupted my friend's registry... While I was running in windows on her system, I changed the default shell for windows from explorer.exe to exploreredit and forgot to add the ".exe" to the end of the value. So now she has no shell to run windows with and the system just hangs at the desktop background. My question is...how can I edit the value in HKLM\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winlogon\shell from exploreredit back to explorer.exe... or to add the .exe to my created shell from dos?
 

Answer:Need to edit one registry key from dos

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Question: Edit the registry

I have just compiled a VCD, when I try to run it in Media Player I get a filter error message, Microsoft tell to add the lines as below to the registry, how do I do this?This issue can occur if the following registry key is missing or damaged: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{DA4E3DA0-D07D-11d0-BD50-00A0C911CE86}\Instance\{083863F1-70DE-11d0-BD40-00A0C911CE86} The value name and value data information in this key should be: CLSID={083863F1-70DE-11d0-BD40-00A0C911CE86}FriendlyName=DirectShow FiltersMerit (DWORD value)=00600000

Answer:Edit the registry

Startm Run type inREFEDITand OK.File/Export and save a copy somewhere convenient like the Desktop. If things go pear shaped you can double click it to restore.Use the + signs in the left hand pane to expand and navigate to the key that you need to change.

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Question: Registry edit

I run Windows XP and recently updated my AVG to the latest version. Now, every time I switch on my PC I get umpteen (too many to count) requests to add to my registry. If I allow, all is well until the next switch on when this process is repeated. If I deny changes I get a never ending cycle of requests to add.
Why is this happening and how can I stop it?
Ooops, up pops another one.

Answer:Registry edit

I'd try uninstalling AVG and see what happens. If then OK, try a reinstall (or switch to another - Avast or MSE perhaps).

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Question: edit registry?

Having run spybot on my sons computer it reports bearshare,but cannot fix it, he does not have this program anymore after i told him to remove it.

If i right click it i can jump to the location which is in the registry.

My question is;- Can i just delete this registry entry??
 

Answer:edit registry?

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Question: Edit Registry

Is there any to edit the registry without using the run command from the start menu. (It's disabled, I don't want anyone messing with it) Don't tell me to enable the run command, I want to know how to do it without enabling it.

Answer:Edit Registry

C:\WINDOWS

In that folder is Regedit.exe bam! There ya go

Just make a shortcut to it

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Question: registry edit help

i found this fix i need to add to my registry.. i'm trying to make thumbnails appear in explorer on my vista 64 system.. supposedly this fixes the problem.. but i need someone to explain how to do all this stuff.. please break it down step by step for me please


This is the PS reg file, you can edit the AI reg file to do the same thing. Basically, put Wow6432Node before any and all CLSID references:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.psd\ShellEx]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.psd\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@=”{0B6DC6EE-C4FD-11d1-819A-00C04FB69B4D}”
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{0B6DC6EE-C4FD-11d1-819A-00C04FB69B4D}]
@=”Photoshop Icon Handler”
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{0B6DC6EE-C4FD-11d1-819A-00C04FB69B4D}\InProcServer32]
@=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Common Files\\Adobe\\Shell\\PSICON.DLL”
“ThreadingModel”=”Apartment”
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{0B6DC6EE-C4FD-11d1-819A-00C04FB69B4D}\MiscStatus]
“IconBits”=”1″
 

Answer:registry edit help

Open a blank Notepad window. Paste the text between the lines (but not the lines) into the window.

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.psd\ShellEx]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.psd\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@=”{0B6DC6EE-C4FD-11d1-819A-00C04FB69B4D}”

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{0B6DC6EE-C4FD-11d1-819A-00C04FB69B4D}]
@=”Photoshop Icon Handler”

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{0B6DC6EE-C4FD-11d1-819A-00C04FB69B4D}\InProcServer32]
@=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Common Files\\Adobe\\Shell\\PSICON.DLL”
“ThreadingModel”=”Apartment”

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{0B6DC6EE-C4FD-11d1-819A-00C04FB69B4D}\MiscStatus]
“IconBits”=”1″

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Then go to File, Save As, and save the file to your desktop as "fix.reg". Double-click the file.
 

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Question: Registry Edit

I am trying to find a way to disable or block user access to Folder Options. I don't want people changing the hidden folder option. This will be mostly in WinXP PCs.

Answer:Registry Edit

Set this group policy:

"Removes the Folder Options item from all Windows Explorer menus and removes the Folder Options item from Control Panel. As a result, users cannot use the Folder Options dialog box."

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I was suggested to post here becasue I can't edit the registry. My concern was the autocomplete function wasn't working. i was sent a fix to edit the registry. I then leanred that it would not let me delete what was asked for me to do. I am the administrator for the machine
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:44:15 AM, on 11/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 2006\pccguide.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PcCtlCom.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\tmproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\TmPfw.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\NewsRover\NewsRover.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\Computer Control\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft... Read more

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pleeeze u guys tell me how to  do this. i cannot edit my registry. it sayz "registry editing has been disabled by your adminstrator" but  I am the administrator. can u guyz please   tell me how to solve this prob. it will be really helpful

Answer:*Please Help* i cannot edit my registry

What version of windows are you using?That registry editing has been disabled can be a sign of a virus infection. It might be a good idea to scan your computer with an up to date anti virus program.You can also try an online AV scanner like Kaspersky.

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Question: Edit Registry

Is there any way to edit the registry with dos?
 

Answer:Edit Registry

creating a batch file perhaps...........still wondering!!
 

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I did a big boo boo.. I edited registry with out backing up first. I was having trouble with magic jack and have been going into reg fix to delete links to MJ.. I was at local machine right clicked to give permission at the current controls . I did something wrong instead of all users I did owner .. now I can't right click any folder to open.. I can't system restore.. need to know how to edit my screw up ..

Answer:need to edit registry

Power down your computer.  Turn it back on and immediately tap the F8 key... Continue to tap until you come to Advanced Options and select Safe Mode with Command PromptWhen you get to the prompt, type:  %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exepress enter, and give it a few moments to come up...   If system restore comes up, see if it will let you go back...

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I need to edit the registry to get the 'local security policy' dB working in XP SP2 - to fix an apparent installshield bug...will run this... HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\MSV1_0How can I backup the necessary so I can restore if needed? Any other advice?

Answer:I need to edit the registry - help...

Start - run - type regedit - press okFile - export - save registry with a name you can remember.

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I uninstalled a program but it is still causing problems from registry and i would like to remove it.I know less than nothing about the registry but searched it and found one reference to program under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars{C4EE----------}Files Named MRU. In the right pane it's Named 000 and from here it is overriding bios.Is it safe to delete or ?

Answer:How do you edit registry.

MRU is Most Recently Used. Unless you are absolutely 110% certain a registry entry is only to do with the rogue prog you should not delete it.If you want to try, backup the relevant registry key first then delete and if you run into other problems restore the backup to the registry.

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Question: Registry Edit

Any good third party registry programs?
 

Answer:Registry Edit

http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads15.html

take your pick..
 

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Question: Registry edit

I just successfully removed Sonic BackUp MyPC ("bump") from my PC this morning. All that seems to be left is a super-brief popup from the program. I think it is a vestigial registry entry from "bump". My question is, can I safely reove this entry from my registry? there are two of these. I will post the first one (converted to text) here:

Key Name: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{EEEE1DFC-8E6F-4E81-B03E-2873867BEB11}
Class Name: <NO CLASS>
Last Write Time: 9/26/2008 - 6:10 PM
Value 0
Name: <NO NAME>
Type: REG_SZ
Data: IAuthUIBumpDialog

Key Name: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{EEEE1DFC-8E6F-4E81-B03E-2873867BEB11}\NumMethods
Class Name: <NO CLASS>
Last Write Time: 9/26/2008 - 6:10 PM
Value 0
Name: <NO NAME>
Type: REG_SZ
Data: 4

Key Name: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{EEEE1DFC-8E6F-4E81-B03E-2873867BEB11}\ProxyStubClsid32
Class Name: <NO CLASS>
Last Write Time: 9/26/2008 - 6:10 PM
Value 0
Name: <NO NAME>
Type: REG_SZ
Data: {C90250F3-4D7D-4991-9B69-A5C5BC1C2AE6}
 

Answer:Registry edit

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Question: Registry edit

I have a motorola V3 phone and whenever I try to open it..a command pops up saying"registry edit disable by administrator". I have logged on as admin..Pls. help

Answer:Registry edit

Are you logged on to a peer-to-peer network at home, or to a client-server network at work?  Do you use the smart phone at work and at home?  Do you get this error at every Wi-Fi hot spot where you try to connect to the Internet, or just certain ones?Are you trying to install some software on your PC or laptop so it can communicate with the smart phone?

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I regretably installed "Roxio Creator 2009". Now I cannot get rid of it. There are four entries in the "HKEY_LOCAL _MACHINE" that i cannot rename or delete. EG: SYSTEM\ControlSet004\Enum\root\LEGACY_ROXIO_UPNP_SERVER_11\0000. I'm logged in as administrator and have tried a couple of registry editors (jv16 Power Tools 2009) and tried to edit the registry directly but get errors saying the entries cannot be edited. Help ! I'm running Win XP Professional Media Center on a Gateway.
 

Answer:can't edit registry win xp

boot into safe mode and get rid of it from there.stay away from registry editors,they do more harm than good,and be careful deleting registry entries(a back up would be a good idea) as you can render the computer useless.if that doesn't work try this;
Click start/run and type msconfig into the run box, and press the enter key.

When the windows appears, click on the startup tab, and look for any Roxio entries. If you find any, untick them. click apply/ok, and restart your system.

Once your system has restarted you will see a Windows that says "you have used msconfig to make changes etc. Tick the box that says not to run msconfig the next time the system starts, and click ok.

If that doesn`t work. Cluick start/run, and type services.msc into the run box, and press the enter key.

When the window appears maximise it. Look for any references to roxio etc. if you find any, double click on them, and select stop if they are running. Set the startup type to disabled. Click apply/ok
 

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I killed my Win 7 installation. Big time! I used a partition utility to extend the size of the active partition, to give Win 7 a bit more breathing room.
Then it would barely start, got worse until it would not start at all. Nope not Safe Mode either.
Post disaster research turned up a suggestion of tweaking the registry to delete the value forHKey_local_machine\system\mounted devices
so that windows could take advantage of the additional space.
is this a reasonable trouble shooting step?
is there a way to start machine from another drive I know works (xp) then get to registry settings on the (now slave) Win 7 installation I managed to kill?
Moderator, if I chose the wrong sub-forum, please move my post.
thanks,
GranPaSmurf

Answer:edit registry w/o Win 7?

If it were may machine I would do a system restore. If not possible I would try from safe mode
Then leave it alone.

This is all that should be done to Seven
Suggestions for Proper Maintenance

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Question: W2K registry edit

I am trying to modify the BootExecute entry in the registry back to its default after changing it to autocheck autochk /k:C* (how did I do this?)I think the default value is autocheck autochk * Any ideas how to do this as when I right click on Modify it is in numerical?

Answer:W2K registry edit

Hkey_local_machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\ BootExecute should be of type REG_MULTI_SZ, not a numerical type. The value should indeed be "autocheck autochk *". (Have a look at this knowledgebase article.) I would be inclined to delete the key and recreate it with the correct data type and value. But the usuual caveats about editing the registry apply - make sure that you have a backup and you do this at your own risk.

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Question: registry edit

when i try to run the command "regedit" it returns "it has been disabled by your administrator" how to enable and disable the registry edit in win 98 second edition.

another probs...earlier while playing the TV(tv turner card installed) i could open the sound recorder and record the sound but now its not recording.
 

Answer:registry edit

I didnt think you could disable it !
 

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Question: registry edit help

i found this fix i need to add to my registry.. i'm trying to make thumbnails appear in explorer on my vista 64 system.. supposedly this fixes the problem.. but i need someone to explain how to do all this stuff.. please break it down step by step for me please




This is the PS reg file, you can edit the AI reg file to do the same thing. Basically, put Wow6432Node before any and all CLSID references:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.psd\ShellEx]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.psd\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@=?{0B6DC6EE-C4FD-11d1-819A-00C04FB69B4D}?
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{0B6DC6EE-C4FD-11d1-819A-00C04FB69B4D}]
@=?Photoshop Icon Handler?
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{0B6DC6EE-C4FD-11d1-819A-00C04FB69B4D}\InProcServer32]
@=?C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Common Files\\Adobe\\Shell\\PSICON.DLL?
?ThreadingModel?=?Apartment?
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{0B6DC6EE-C4FD-11d1-819A-00C04FB69B4D}\MiscStatus]
?IconBits?=?1″

Answer:registry edit help

You found it? Where? On the internet? Its a fix for thumbnail on x64 are you sure? Why not ask a question like: How do I make thumbnails appear in Explore? I use Vista x64.

I may be wrong but I doubt anyone would tell you how to install a reg file they didn't know the source of. You are definitely on the correct website. TSF guys won't have a problem helping you with anything you might ask. The key is to ask. If you were an auto mechanic and I brought you a bunch of parts and said "Here, these are suppose to fix my car, tell me where they go and how to put them on." What would you say? Please, I am not being mean toward you yimmortal but working inside the registry is comparable to "open skull brain surgery". One mistake and it will be more than thumbnails that don't appear in explore.

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HiHave a problem with a trojan called bar888 , from what I have found out I need to delet it from the start-up in the registry and delete the file from windows folder.Unfortunately not very familiar with editing the registry socan anyone advise how to get rid of this pesky vermincheersG :)

Answer:How to edit the registry

Start, Run, typeregeditand click OK.Backup the registry first click here

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I'm trying to get rid of some malware off a computer and I can not edit the registry on it. Here is the hijackthis log. Any help would be very appreciated. Thank you!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:01:20 PM, on 10/7/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 5.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaantmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\TmPfw.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\tmproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PcScnSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:... Read more

Answer:Solved: Can not edit registry

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I take better-than-average care of my computer, and it's in decent shape for a 5-yr-old Dell. It isn't terribly slow, but I'd like it to run a bit faster, however, I don't understand enough to be able to decide if it's worth it to run and make changes with a registry cleaner. I understand how much trouble fiddling with the registry can cause, but I also know a bit about backing up and system restore. Although I'm not fluent in reading registry entries, I know to review any suggestions the software would make, as opposed of blindly deleting whatever it finds. It's just that I came across a discussion online that talked about editing the registry generally being unnecessary, and more likely to be harmful than helpful.

I'm running registry booster 2010 right now, and it tells me that I have about a thousand registry errors...I guess that's a lot? Is a clean install of Windows a good alternative?
 

Answer:Need Advice: Should I Edit Registry?

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Question: BSOD registry edit

hi guys,
a week ago i i got helped with a BSOD problem by changing some registry keys. I did it by puting the harddrive in another computer that was able to boot the harddrive. The problem i have now is that the hardrive wont boot on any other PC I put it in but i can access it if i boot from hirens. How can i change the regsitry keys in the drive by accessing its file system? please assist.

thanks so much guys in advance

Answer:BSOD registry edit

I would recommend using the following steps to restore your registry:
You will need a Windows 7 repair disc or you can use the Advanced Boot Options to get to the System Recovery Options.

Then try the steps in Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery. Note the warning:






Quote:


   Warning
The instructions presented withing this tutorial must be followed correctly, or you can damage your Windows 7 installation even further. This tutorial is designed to help recover from a bad registry that is causing the startup repair loop. You should note that there may still be some issues remaining that cannot be fixed by manually restoring the registry.



And please stop mucking around in the registry if you do not know what you are doing. As you've found out, it can have catastrophic consequences. If you are going to continue doing so, at least create a system restore point prior to making changes. Even better would be system imaging:Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Imaging with free Macrium

Free Backup Software: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition - Overview
If the registry restore steps I gave do not help, System Restore OPTION TWO may help.
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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I realize that to alter the registry so that certain items don't start at startup, you can go into msconfig and see what's there and then go into regedit and delete unneeded items. The problem I am having now, is that some of the items in the startup configuration aren't seen in the registry path of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupreg. How can I get to the items listed in the Startup config that aren't listed in that reg path?
 

Answer:Registry Edit for Startup

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I do have some pc knowledge but i would not say im an expert although generally i know what im doing. Anyway i want to learn how to edit my registry manually so that i can tune and speed up my pc. Please can somebody tell me where i can get all the information to learn. Thanx

Answer:I Want to Learn how to Edit the Registry (Help Please)

Welcome to TSF

There is alot to know about editing the registry, its not knowing how to but what to edit. ALWAYS backup the registry before editing
Read these over:
http://www.cloanto.com/kb/13-151
http://www.wmexperts.com/articles/ho..._registry.html

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Advent 7108 laptop - is there a registry entry I can modify to turn on wireless at start-up? It is not a mechanical switch that can be left on.

Answer:Edit Registry to have wireless always on

Have you tried looking in msconfig: Start Up?

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Morning all could someone advise me on making a backup of the registry there are a couple of items that are listed in the Services list one being Acronis Schedular and the other Protexis both of which i no longer use and have been uninstalled from the pc for a while now. I have found them in the registry and would like to know if highlighted is it as simple as just clicking delete. I now use GoBack but would like the knowhow of deleting a registry entry safely and allso making a backup of the registry and best place to save the backup.Thanks.

Answer:Registry Backup and edit.

Regedit/File/Export/Save to back it up. If I were you I would leave the registry well alone unless you know what you are doing, just use a good well tried reg cleaner such as CCleanerclick here

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Hey all,

I have a machine of someone else's that's been badly compromised by malware and trojans. I have managed to clean the vast majority of the mess up, however, even in Safe Mode, I cannot run REGEDIT or open a command prompt: if I try to do these two things using the Run command, they start to process, and then terminate. I'm sure the registry has been modified to prevent this.

The Command Prompt stuff I can take care of with a BartPE CD. What I now need is a third-party registry-editing program, or a way to edit the registry of the local system while booted off the BartPE CD, so that I can discover what is wrong and fix it. Any suggestions would be helpful.
 

Answer:Need a way to edit a registry without REGEDIT...

Registry Commander is one I've heard praised in the past:

http://www.aezay.dk/aezay/regcmd/index.html
 

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I am trying to add registry vaslues that apparently are missing and hopefully are the cause of my loss of Windows system sounds, no audio from flash video and no volume control icon in the lower right tray. Here is the original thread regarding this issue: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic402881.html/page__p__2285777__fromsearch__1#entry2285777.
I already reinstalled the newer version of the driver with no change in the problem. Here are 2 fixes that I am trying:
http://www.mydigitallife.info/youtube-dailymotion-google-video-flash-games-and-applications-no-sound-and-audio-in-windows/
http://www.codecs.com/forum/index.php/topic/50-help-with-k-lite-codec-pack/

PROBLEM: I apparently don't know how to edit the registry, I have created a text file and renamed it with an .reg extension and both dbl clicked the new registry entries file and tried importing it with the editor. In both cases it says the new values were successfully added but when I look (even after a reboot) they aren't there, the drivers32 key folder is empty. Nor do I understand how to manually type them in. What am I doing wrong? Do I need to be log in as an administrator? My user account already has admin privileges.

I have attached the text file

Also, if an edit causes problems how can it be undone? Will a system restore reverse it or an F8/last good configuration?

Thnaks for any suggestions

Answer:registry edit problems

Back up your registry first with ERUNT or program of your choice, if you ever make changes in the registry.

http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/

Might be the permissions required.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Drivers32]

Right click on drivers32 folder in the registry, select permissions and check that under 'Allow' there is a tick for 'Full Control' and 'Read' - greyed out.

Your file only contains a few entries - is that the 'FixNoFlashSound.reg' - (I don't want to download it).

The folder (on my computer) contains considerably more entries. I also run XP Home, SP3.

I wouldn't rely solely on system restore, or Last Good Configuration, but that's my view.

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I have been working with windows 10 X64 PRO for a little bit now. I can still not figure out why my scripts (.vbs) or .exe that I push to or use on my domain machines will not edit or create keys in the registry. The only way i can do it is to full kill UAC then reboot then make changes then turn it back on then reboot again. Listed below our the UAC settings we have set for our select few windows 10 machines. We have UAC fully off in windows 7, but it is needed in windows 10 to have apps run. So i am kinda stuck in the middle.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin"=dword:00000000
"ConsentPromptBehaviorUser"=dword:00000000
"EnableInstallerDetection"=dword:00000000
"EnableLUA"=dword:00000001
"EnableSecureUIAPaths"=dword:00000000
"EnableUIADesktopToggle"=dword:00000000
"EnableVirtualization"=dword:00000001
"PromptOnSecureDesktop"=dword:00000001
"ValidateAdminCodeSignatures"=dword:00000000
"FilterAdministratorToken"=dword:00000000
"NoConnectedUser"=dword:00000003
"MSAOptional"=dword:00000001
"SoftwareSASGeneration"=dword:00000001

Can you guys help figure out what i need to do so i can make registry change on the fly. This going to be a big deal breaker for us to move to Windows 10 if i can not change values. Let me know if you need any more information.

Thank you

Answer:Cant Edit or Write to Registry

By design in Vista and later only an elevated admin or system account can write to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or it's subkeys. In Windows 7 disabling UAC would give an admin account such rights but not in Windows 10.

You need to run the script with elevated admin rights.

The settings could probably be made with group policy. That is beyond my experience.

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I am unable to delete a small entry which I mistakenly added to my registry.Normally I just go into Regedit & delete but this item still remains.Would I be better using safe mode or have you any suggestions please.

Answer:registry edit problem

so when rebooting it is restored as part of operating systemmaybe have to turn of restore before editing then switch back on when clear

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Hey y'all,

I have question regarding the Microsoft Windows Playstore. Everytime i go to the playstore ->games->select a game to install. (after clicking it doesn t go to see information about the installation) In the app section it works and loads the installation information) Is there a bug stopping it? or maybe my system needs an update.? Windows 10 is tricky operating system and theres a lot to learn about optimization and disabling spy features. Are there any good tutorials about W10 about how to stop bloatware and optimize speed without breaking it and reinstalling?

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Well... I messed up my registry in my computers hard-drive. I made it a slave in my sisters computer thinking I could fix the problem. I opened regedit and I could only change the registry of my sisters computer. I just need to know a simple, easy, non-risky way of editing the registry of my slave hard-drive so I can fix the problem I caused and be able to use it again. I also tried the registry edit over the network thing, but it was not letting me access my computer.

If you have any ideas, I would greatly appreciate it.

Answer:Edit the registry in a slave HD?

I can do it myself, but I won't advise someone not proficient with the registry to do it, sorry. There will be a lot of potential problem holes.

How did you mess it up though, maybe you can expand and it may be simple?

Did you not make a registry backup?

Do you have any System Restores saved before the registry corruption? That will work too.

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IE occasionally loses the homepage setting and it goes to "about blank". I found a fix on a forum that explained how to edit the start page key in the registry. This has worked OK for me a couple of times but since 8.1 upgrade the registry will not accept any changes. Tried following the permissions change as in How do you make changes to thge registry in Windows 8 but still not accepting the new value. May be a coincidence with the upgrade but it's worked before. Have done a system scan to check for malware etc and nothing showing (Bitdefender). Any ideas?

Answer:Unable to edit registry.

Hello Mal,

It sounds like you may need to take ownership of the Main key in the registry first, set permissions second, then you should be able to modify the Start Page string value.
Internet Explorer Home Page - Add or Change - Windows 7 Help Forums

(Main Home Page)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
Start Page string value (right pane)
(Secondary Home Pages)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
Secondary Start Pages string value (right pane)
If the above fails, then you might see if you may be able to specify a default home page instead.

Internet Explorer Home Page - Specify and Prevent Changing - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I run regedit.exe and try to edit the kaspersky product status from "release" to "beta" (or else my product key wont work) I get the error
How do I edit this part of the registry succsessfully?
I have full administrative rights

Thanks
 

Answer:Edit registry error

bump, please help
 

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Can anybody tell me how to modify the registry on a mounted wim? I keep getting Access denied. This is the command I am using: reg load hkey_local_machine\software c:\test\offline\windows\system32\config\software

We have Windows 10 64 bit Enterprise edition.

Answer:Edit registry on a mounted wim

A useful feature of the Enterprise Edition [what companies usually get] is the ability to lock out Users from various aspects which begs the question, could that be getting in your way? Other than that possibility I have no answer.

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Does anyone know if it is ok to delete all of the items in (Hkey_Local_Machine\Software\wow6432Mode\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall)?

Thanks
 

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I feel kinda stupid asking this, I know I should know the answer to this but I don't.

When I either double click on a registry file to enter it into the registry or I attempt to enter regedit from the run command prompt I get an error meassage saying "Registry editing has been disabled by your administrator" Considering that I am the only user on this machine and the administrator at that, I don't see how this is possible. Now the bigger issue is I have no idea where to go to change the setting back or to do whatever it is I need to do to gain access to my registry, Please help!
 

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Hey what programs should I run? I used Registry Mechanic and CC Cleaner on Windows they recommended it. Very good.

I don't have time to call them. Also spyware anything that slows down computer.

Answer:Registry edit/maintenance

Stay with CCleaner, safe and easy on resources.

Who are they and them your talking about?

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Basically, I'm helping recover a friend's stuff. She got severely infected (her hdd is XP Home) with spyware, etc. Another friend helped to clean it off, but then it wouldn't boot. Booting to SM hangs on mup.sys (which I found elsewhere may be a BIOS fix, but I'm still looking for her BIOS update info) -- so that's a nogo.
I couldn't load Recovery Console -- something keeps changing the Administrator password (even tho I keep resetting it with lovely lovely Linux based programs) ... I tried (the times that I COULD get in) some manual recovery console stuff (which normally works for me) ... I'd get an error about lsass.exe not being able to change a password.

At that point, I temporarily switched gears. (I'm not really looking for help on the above issues ... but if you know of them ... I'm all ears! I am fairly proficient at getting rid of the Spyware ... once I can get into the OS! lol)

I threw a hdd with XP Pro loaded into the system ... I can access the original hdd.

What I'm hoping to do is find a way to edit the XP HOME registry ... the one on the "D" drive ... instead of the XP PRO on C ...

I found 1 program (for purchase) that flat out STATES it can do this ... Resplendent Registrar 3.30 ...

I'm currently drilling through the list of Freeware Registry Editors listed on the main site -- hoping that they will say if the can or cannot accomplish such a thing.

If anyone knows of one off the cuff, ... Read more

Answer:Looking to edit registry on 2nd hdd/win install ...

MUP.SYS is just the last driver being loaded before the rest of the booting process is performed. I think the problem lies in the remaining booting process.

The Administrator-account is only available when booting in safemode when using WinXP Home, where it by default has a blank password.

You can use regedit in Windows to edit offline registry-files:

http://snakefoot.fateback.com/tweak/winnt/install.html#OFFLINE_REGEDIT

I would probably try to do an "inplace upgrade"/"repair install" of the existing WinXP install.
 

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I have been working with windows 10 X64 PRO for a little bit now. I can still not figure out why my scripts (.vbs) or .exe that I push to or use on my domain machines will not edit or create keys in the registry. The only way i can do it is to full kill UAC then reboot then make changes then turn it back on then reboot again. Listed below our the UAC settings we have set for our select few windows 10 machines. We have UAC fully off in windows 7, but it is needed in windows 10 to have apps run. So i am kinda stuck in the middle.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin"=dword:00000000
"ConsentPromptBehaviorUser"=dword:00000000
"EnableInstallerDetection"=dword:00000000
"EnableLUA"=dword:00000001
"EnableSecureUIAPaths"=dword:00000000
"EnableUIADesktopToggle"=dword:00000000
"EnableVirtualization"=dword:00000001
"PromptOnSecureDesktop"=dword:00000001
"ValidateAdminCodeSignatures"=dword:00000000
"FilterAdministratorToken"=dword:00000000
"NoConnectedUser"=dword:00000003
"MSAOptional"=dword:00000001
"SoftwareSASGeneration"=dword:00000001

Can you guys help figure out what i need to do so i can make registry change on the fly. This going to be a big deal breaker for us to move to Windows 10 if i can not change values. Let me know if you need any more information.

Thank you

Answer:Cant Edit or Write to Registry

By design in Vista and later only an elevated admin or system account can write to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or it's subkeys. In Windows 7 disabling UAC would give an admin account such rights but not in Windows 10.

You need to run the script with elevated admin rights.

The settings could probably be made with group policy. That is beyond my experience.

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I'm having trouble installing windows xp home edition sp2. I'm getting "access denied" message, as others have.

I've got a printed copy in front of me of the Microsoft article explaining why that might occur and what to do about it. It says, as many of you know, that to fix it I have to edit my Registry.

I'm not stupid (PhD in nuclear engrg, for example), so I know I could learn how to do it right, but I'm still very nervous about making a bad situation worse!

Is there a file somewhere that talks me through the entire process in enough detail (I don't care if it talks down to me! that's where I am at the moment!) that even I couldn't screw it up?

For example, I know I should start by backing it up. But in specific terms, does that mean I should just use my usual Stomp Simple Backup program to back it up to my USB drive, for example?

And then, if something DOES go wrong, how would I "restore" it from the USB drive, if the whole CPU has crapped out on me!?

See how naive I am!?

Thx in advance, and please be patient with me! I know this isn't nuclear power plant design, but it's still pretty intimidating to me!

Tom
 

Answer:Help a newbie edit his registry?

I've sorted out a couple of these and there is not a lot to fear as far as damaging the current installation.

The trick is to identify the registry entries causing the problem and either delete them or change their permissions.

Curiously the one that almost always shows up is the one they give as an example in the article.

HKCR\vnd.ms.radio

Have no fear of searching the registry for ALL vnd.ms.radio entries and simply deleting them. Others may need to be treated more cautiously.

Before deleting any registry key, if you want to be safe, just click on File > Export and save it first.
 

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I am very new to this forum and new to the question I am about to ask, so, please be gentle in your responce.

Like a bone-head, I installed a software which would let me change my logon screen picture. Well, it turns out I choose the wrong .exe file to load and now all I get at startup is Nero CD burning application (this is the .exe I choose). I cannot get into windows XP, even in safe mode. My question is, how do I edit the registry back to normal if I can't get into windows. Can I perform this function or restore one of my old restore points? Any help or comments are greatly appreciated.

Here is the the original registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
 

Answer:Registry edit without regedit

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desperate times....
I think someone had edited the registry keys in my computer system and now it is not starting, as it was working fine when i left it after removing a virus. The only problem was the Windows File Protection thing kept popping up.

Asking the other people who use the computer they said that they had used this guide http://forums.ny-dev.com/f215/run-windows-file-protection-without-cd-257/ to edit registry.

they changed the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup SourcePath key from C:/ to c:/dlltemp or something like that.

I have tried a repair install only to find i repaired with the wrong version of xp and dont have the disc for the computer anymore!

I downloaded BartPE to try and edit the registry offline, but i really dont know how to change the value that was edited back. The computer won't start up at all and I cant format as their is data i really need to get off the machine.

If anyone knows a way to help that would be amazing, or if any body knew how to get the data off the pc so I can format that would also be great.

The computer is Windows XP Media Center Edition and my XP disk is windows XP Pro SP3.
Ok, so i changed folders into c:/windows/system32 then ran regedit using the BartPE disk and changed the data in the SourcePath regkey to c:/

It hasnt made a difference, windows still not loading.
 

Answer:how to edit registry in dos prompt?

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does anyone know of a good easy way to edit a registry(system.dat) from a windows 95 hdd connected to a xp system. i have a customer that wants to continue using his old 95 hdd in a new p4 system and to boot between the two. i have put the hhd into the system, but 95 keeps giving an error about ntkern.vxd and i want to try and remove that registy entry to try and get it running. i have tried reinstalling 95 over itself but the vxd entry is still there. any help would be great.

pendragon1
 

Answer:edit a 95 registry on a xp system

95 will not support a P4 system.
 

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I need help editing (correcing) the RPC portion of my registry.
Here are the details...
XP Pro, sp2. a "company" laptop so I am not allowed to load/run any programs (although I may have 'inadvertently' done so in the past). Uses a Smart Card and SafeBoot before logging into Windows.
It started doing all sorts of weird things, i.e. task bar misbehaving, will not open a new window, will not paste what I've cut or copied, Windows Installer became inaccessible (not that I was trying to install or uninstall anything), among other problems.
Anyway, after a week of readin threads and checking everything remotely related, I traced it back to the fact that the RPC will not turn on automatically or manually.
I cannot do a reload or repair of Windows for fear of causing problems with the company's security software, especially SafeBoot, thereby rendering the computer unbootable.
I found a post showing the default registry setting for rpcss, but I do not know how to replace the current (and yes, different) portions with the correct ones. I am hoping for a command or file I can put on a jumpdrive & load to the desktop and then just open, because my typing skills are non-existent (this request is taking me forever!), and as mentioned I cannot copy/paste on that computer. (I am currently using my home desktop).
I am no computer tech but am somewhat computer literate, and comfortable doing anything you - the expert - tell me I can do. I simply somehow missed learnin... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] Help edit my registry please

NEVERMIND...I fugured it out myself, but it did not fix my problem.

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Hi

Today a I had a virus/ransomware called "west yorkshire police" I got rid of it by booting into safe mode and deleting the file sppcomapi.exe from the C drive and registry. This worked fine but unfortunately the PC now seems to be unstable, the main issue I can see is that in excel, I have a sheet were the cells are flood filled with different colours, these are now blank, also the ribbon buttons look "blurry". IE also looks different and response is slow.

My PC is 64 bit

Thanks in advance

Martyn

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 14:54:03, on 05/09/2012
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16448)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\PLFSetI.exe
c:\OEM\preload\utility\SetEvent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Nokia\Nokia Suite\NokiaSuite.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ubd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NewTech Infosystems\Packard Bell MyBackup\BackupManagerTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoWebCamera\VideoWebCamera.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Launch Manager\LManager.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Launch Manager\LMworker.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\distnoted.exe
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Answer:PC unstable after a registry edit

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The short version of the story is that when I was checking the value of DisableMSI using the registry editor underHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer'DisableMSI' did not appear in the name column.  The only things in the name column are '(Default)' and 'EnableAdminTSRemote'.  I was directed by another message board to check the value of DisableMSI (making sure it is set to 0).I was then directed to use a System File Check (SFC).  The method I used was a method if you don't have the installation CD (I only have a restore CD). After the status bar for the SFC shows that the check is complete, it disappears. I'm not sure if there is supposed to be any prompts/messages after the SFC (can anyone confirm/deny this?).  Anyhow, nothing seems to be changed after the check is complete (DisableMSI is not there still). I am lead to believe that the absence of DisableMSI may be the source of some of the problems I am having...I guess I might as well post the long version (in case I am going about this the wrong way)... I'll try to make this as organized as possible.My Computer- Acer Laptop (Aspire 1692)- Windows XP Home Before it first happened- Didn't do anything out of the ordinary (ex. system changes, downloads, etc.)- Fell asleep doing school work with MS Word and Internet Explorer running - IExplorer was on a site using a Course Management System my university uses (called Moodle)- When... Read more

Answer:DisableMSI does not appear in registry edit

To answer your basic question:QuoteI was checking the value of DisableMSI using the registry editor underHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer'DisableMSI' did not appear in the name column.This is probably because Windows default value is "0" (Windows Installer is enabled for all applications. All install operations are allowed), so there is no reason to make an extra registry entry.Now, I think, we have to start with making sure, your computer is clean.You'll need to perform some downloads, so If IE is giving you a problem, try to download Firefox, and see, if it works better.Start here:http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,46313.0.htmlPost all logs at Computer Viruses and Spyware forum.

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ok, I need to edit the boot.ini file. I can't boot to any windows functions, long story, and I can't afford to change the admin password. The computer is a Toshiba Laptop, works on NTFS, and has no floppy disk drive.

I do have a bootable cd-rom, however, I can't make any changes to the hdd with the exception of editting the registry. However, since it is using a dos prompt, I need to know the exact line of the registry to edit.

Is there anyway, using a registry editter, to edit the boot.ini file and remove the line that says:

/safeboot:minimal

Is this possible using a registry editter?


searching my own registry, I've found this in the registry:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Search_Assist ant\ACMru\5603\000
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Search_Assis tant\ACMru\5603\000

the data listed for these values is "boot.ini"

is there anything i can do in the registry to remove the safeboot command?

if i delete the boot.ini key, will that remove any special instructions during boot? or will that just cause more problems?

Answer:can i edit boot.ini in the registry?

Cade187,

The boot.ini file is not found in the registry. It is loaded way before windows. It starts the minute the hard drive is mounted. Kinda like Config.sys and autoexec.bat.

We were trying to help in the other thread. I wish that editing the registry could help you. The entries you posted are when you do a Search on your computer. Kinda like a Most Recently Used list. You had boot.ini search done on your computer.

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can some one please tell me how to edit my windows registry?
actually when i start my pc, it tells me to remove a files reference from the registry.
thank you
 

Answer:how can i edit my windows registry

Hi Amit,
Is it Vista that's asking you to do this or some other program? DId you Google the message to see if other's have had this message? Be very very careful messing around in your registry.

To edit your computer's registry:
Type regedit in the RUN dialog box. That will bring up the registry editor.

BE SURE TO BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY BEFORE YOU CHANGE ANYTHING so that if things go south you can put things back the way they were. Otherwise, you'll likely be back in here with more problems than you can shake a stick at. Just Google "How to backup registry".
 

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When attempting to delete (or edit) the reg entry in HKCR for ShockwaveFlash.ShockwaveFlash I get the error message (from regedit):
Cannot open ShockwaveFlash.Shockwaveflash: Error while opening key.
Have tried editing in safe mode, admin. Tried several reg cleaners (CCleaner, RegSupreme,
jv16 Powertools and none seem to be able to fix (delete) the problem. BTW, there are also entries for:
ShockwaveFlash.Shockwaveflash.1
ShockwaveFlash.Shockwaveflash.2
ShockwaveFlash.Shockwaveflash.3, etc.
Any and all suggestions would be welcome (short of reinstalling windows).

Thanks
 

Answer:Can't delete (or edit) a registry entry

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Hi, uninstalled Nero 7 on my machine. Checked the registry and lots of key entries left over. Under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT there are 90 key references beginning with Nero. Under HKEY_CURRENT_USER - Software- Ahead I have 17 entries under Ahead and each of these entries has sub key entries. Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE - Software - Ahead I have 7 entries under Ahead and some of these entries have sub key entries. THE QUESTION, can I deleted these entries from the Registry as the Nero application has been uninstalled. Thanks

Answer:Edit Registry - uninstalled software

I'd Better use TuneUp utilities Registry cleaner(recommend), or some another similar software.

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Hi everyone,

I have edited the registry remotely on an machine on the network, to add the followings to the registry.
Windows 7 32-bits pro
Everything worked perfect, but after login, the machine takes longer than expected with a black screen. It happened on 3 other ones too.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts]
"Chaloult_Cond_Demi_Gras Normal (TrueType)"="CHALCDGN.TTF"
"Chaloult_Cond Normal (TrueType)"="CHALCN__.TTF"
"Chaloult_Demi_Gras Normal (TrueType)"="CHALDGN_.TTF"
"Chaloult_Gras_Italique Normal (TrueType)"="CHALGIN_.TTF"

Can someone help me? Thank you!!

Answer:Windows 7 Slow after registry edit

If you have a restore point from before you edited the registry, I'd do a system restore to see if that corrects the slow machine/black screen issue.

System Restore

I don't know if this will help your situation but I remember a problem way back when with IE6. (Not a typo, IE6.) There was something called "CJK Unified Ideographs Extension A" characters. When these characters were encoded as UTF-8 in Internet Explorer 6, they would not appear correctly in Web pages. To fix the problem something called SimSun-18030 had to be added all font link registry entries. The procedure was:

1. Open regedit
2. Open the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontLink\SystemLink directory
3. In registry editor, right-click a font that contained SimSun in the Data field and select Modify
4. In the Edit Multi-String dialog box, under Value data, click under the selected strings and type the following string:SimSun18030.ttc,SimSun-18030
5. Click OK
6. Repeat for every font that contains SimSun
7. When finished, close registry editor

The point of all this is perhaps you have to edit the multi-string dialog box (or whatever the Windows 7 equivalent is) in addition to what you added to the registry.

As I said, I have no idea if this will help but maybe it will point you in another direction. My apologies if this is a total waste of your time.

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Trying to change registry values for Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.4100.4126, but after making changes and rebooting registry convert back to original values. Why? Want to have SEP scan upon startup, but will not allow me to do so ... so I thought I could change regedit. Like I said before I can make changes to the registry and after doing so SEP shows those changes when I start the program (even reopened regedit and verified that the changes were still there before rebooting, but then after rebooting CPU the registry is changed back to original SEP installation values.

Answer:Able to edit Win7 registry but changes do not take effect

The settings values are likely stored in a text file somewhere, to be read and written to the registry whenever the program is started. I've used this in my own programming projects, as a method of ensuring correct registry values are maintained. It's also a good way to prevent program failure due to registry corruption (often a result of registry cleaner software). If this method is being used in this case, the text file could have any unique file extension, but should be able to be opened with Notepad. However, the data contained in the file may not be human-readable if it has been encrypted.Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.Failure to install up-to-date anti-virus makes you as much to blame as the virus creators.

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I am to understand that it's possible to alter the registry on your phone to pretend to be another model to get updates. I have an HTC One M8 and would like to "be" a Lumia 930. I can't seem to find any info on the subject. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Answer:Anyone know how to edit registry to pretend to be a Lumia?

Changing the registry means emulating a different phone and at the moment there aren't any HTC phones out there with w10m support so this wouldn't work.
Even if you do find out how, I wouldn't be advising you to do this at all. There is simply no way to know how the phone will handle it.
Lastly, the last two RS builds have caused many unsupported devices to go into bootloops. Heck even a 640 users (supported phone btw) is having issues

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I need to edit some values for a specific program of mine which is installed in C:\Program Files (x86), but I only have access to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE for x64 bit applications. How would I have access to the 32 bit programs in the registry? I would normally access the registry using regedit.exe.

Any help appreciated.
 

Answer:How do I edit the registry in Vista x64 for x86 applications?

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Hi there,

I am the 'informal tech guy' at my school. I am working with this douche computer teacher who simply teaches typing. He's threatening to thaw deep freeze on the machines if he cannot find a way to get archiving to work for Mavis Beacon 17.

I read articles about folder mapping Tweak UI; however, I ONLY want to map the Broderbund folder within All Users -> Application Data.

An article I read said I need to manually map folders using reg edit.

The article, however, was not specific on how to do such an action.

Here's the folder I'd like to redirect to a thawed drive so the program archives student progress: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Broderbund

Thanks!

Andrew
 

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Hi,

I need help to know what to delete from my registry. When I open task manager and delete unwanted items they just come back again. This is causing my system to have loading issues where the icons dont load on the desktop.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 3:42:12 PM, on 2/27/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\FLASHC~1\GNRICXPK.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\WildTangent\Apps\GameChannel.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wt\updater\wcmdmgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
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Answer:registry edit help needed - log attached

Hiya and welcome, arealgirl95

I've moved you to Security, where you should get more responses

Regards

eddie
 

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Everywhere on google they say the same way to do it but apparently at some point in the past couple years there was a update that killed off the old way and I cant find a new way on a fully updated windows 7 load.
Anybody have any ideas for me? Ive even tried some of the smaller tools such as regownit 1.0 etc etc. They say they do what they should but it doesnt.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\USBST OR\Disk&Ven_ASMT&Prod_2105&Rev_0\0123456789AB&0
Thats the key im trying to change. Also I looked into logging in as system vs adminstrator but I cant find any info on how to do that on windows 7.
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Taking ownership of a registry key to edit...

Hello,
You may try the RegOwnershipEx tool to take the ownership of the key you've mentioned so far. Let us know if that helps you.
Hope this helps, Good luck

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http://www.computing.net/answers/ne...This is actually a follow-up to my earlier post (see above) concerning my Windows 7 inability to eject my Huawei usb modems. In short I have been getting the error message that the device is not removable and cannot be ejected. Trying to separately eject the MMC memory gives a similar response. Finally I found an apparent registry fix.I think that the fix is valid but after editing the registry and restarting I do not get results. The edit information is on a CNET video and the procedure is a straightforard stepping down through the registry tree, creating a new key inside of a 'usbhub' folder and setting the value of the new parameter from its default of "0" to "1". The tutorial is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6IM...Most user responses were enthusiastic thank you's and only one "It didn't work." The only suggestion I have found is that it may be that Virtual Machine is running and that it sometimes will not apply registry edits. I do not even know whether Virtual Machine is installed on my computer and have not found a way to check. New suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Able to edit Win7 registry but changes do not take effect

A modem is not a storage device and therefore you do not need to use the "safely remove hardware" or "eject" utility in Windows. It only applies to USB storage devices like pen-drives or external hard drives which Windows writes to or reads from.For a memory card, just try logging off then logging on again. That will usually relinquish Windows' hold on it.

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yesterday i went to my registry into the folders until i reached common apps common data etc (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders)
i changed common desktops path and now i am stuck on welcome screen upon reboot [it's supposed to be %PUBLIC%\Desktop but now it's c:\\User\desktop
i tried safemode but it doesnt work
how can i edit or roll bak the registry? i dont want to install a new copy of windows since i have important documents

when i am stuck in the welcome screen if i hold onto the power button for 2 seconds or so i end up in a black screen with my mouse but i can't ctrl alt delete
i also tried last good known configuration and it seems to stay the same

OK I FIXED IT
I WENT TO SAFE MODE AND WAITED FOR 10 MINUTES AND THEN IT ACUTALLY WENT BACK TO THE DESKTOP AND I CHANGED THE PATH OF DESKTOP TO %PUBLIC%\DESKTOP
BUT THE REASON I CHANGED IT WAS BECAUSE I COULDNT ACCESS MY DESKTOP LOCATION FOR EXAMPLE WHEN I INSTALL A GAME IT WOULD SAY IT

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The next time i come across an infected computer i want to be able to boot from a spare drive i have and make the infected drive slave (so i can wipe out those nasty files that refuse to delete / create random names on reboot, etc) -
But... how do you edit the registry of the slave drive ?
I found some instructions once about importing hives but of course when i tried it i ended up with a fubarred OS
Any ideas?
 

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I have Windows 7. When any user logs on they get a black screen. I think the problem is with the registry key:HKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNt\CurrentVersion\WinlogonThe Userinit value data should be C:\Windows\System32\Userinit.exe, but due to misreading a Microsoft recommended fix this value now reads:hard_disk:\Windows\System32\Userinit.exe,I need to be able to edit this. I have used the Windows 7 installation disk to boot into the command prompt:Administrator: X:\windows\system32\cmd.exeX:\Sources>I cannot get into my C drive and although I can get regedit to open and make changes I don't think it changes any thing on my machine. Am I suppose to load registry files from my machine into regedit?Any help offered would be greatly appreciated. Thankyou.

Answer:Recovery Console & Registry Edit

See here:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...Please come back and let us know the outcome.

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can i edit a back-up registry and if so how and/or what program would i use
 

Answer:can i edit a back-up registry and if so how and/or what program would i use.

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I have had a series of malware attacks. Despite good security (yeah, right!) from McAfee and Spy Sweeper, I now find that my IE homepage is locked and I cannot do a registry edit to unlock it. It says I cannot access it. I find that this is true anywhere in the registry!

I have fiddled with security permissions, but they don't seem to give me access.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:After Malware Attack, Cannot Edit Registry

Hi Allthatjazznj and welcome to the Vista forums.
Donwload hijackthis there: http://download.hijackthis.eu/HJTInstall.exe
Install the program, run it and attach here the log file.

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HI all MG fans,
Thought instead of a boring Hello in the Welcome center, I'd get right down to revealing my continuing ignorance of computer operation, including failure to learn from lessons past:
After trying yet another Clean-up/Speed-up utility (this one's Uniblue's SpyEraser), the final registry "clean-up" resulted in a hard XP crash with a black DOS screen "disk read" error followed by a prompt to reboot using Cntrl-Alt-Del.
The C-A-D results in sometimes getting to the 1st XP boot screen for about 0.05 secs, followed by a return to the original DOS message (mostly I don't even get that far). When I tried to reboot using the XP CD setup, the repair option copies all the setup files very well, but XP crashes back to above screen on reboot.
One option I couldn't try involved a prompt to type in my Admin password, which is my 1st question: 1> Since this XP is a reinstalled OS using a new OEM XP CD (bought new from Egghead), I never created or needed to use an Admin password before, and now the box has 3 Users, lots of data, no full system backup, and I Really don't want to reinstall it again. Is there a default password I could try (pushing Enter on a blank space doesn't work), or some other way to finesse the Admin password block?
I just need to get back into Windows so I can use System Restore and get on with life, if you get my meaning.
Any suggestions will be gratefully received, and the 1st one that ... Read more

Answer:XP reboot after bad utility registry edit

quote, I just need to get back into Windows so I can use System Restore and get on with life, if you get my meaning.

Im not sure thats going to happen, how did you get windows installed on the first try? ed
 

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Hi all,

I'm helping someone out with a problem. They seemed to have lost their security tab in Explorer Properties when they right click on their Storage Drive... i.e. E:/.

I have tried going through the local group policy editor... gpedit.msc and setting the "Remove Security Tab" to disabled and/or Not Configured. This does not bring it back.

I think editing the registry may be best and easiest. I found this article on the Vista Forums HERE however when I view the manual way's key for editing the registry via regedit in Windows 7 it is not the same path. Does anyone know if there is a .reg file to download to get this done? Or know the path in the registry and which key to edit? Will the above link's instructions work, if the path is not the same I wouldn't think so.

Thanks, I would appreciate your help.

Answer:Edit the Registry to Restore Security Tab ??

This a question. or tutorial?

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Ok now here is the situation. I brought a computer monitoring program that is password protected. I tried to access it today and it said my password was incorrect. So i logged into the member section of the website i brought the software from and it advised me to download a zip file that had an .reg file in it. Ok i did all it told me to do and it doesn't seem to to do anying thing all it says it that the blah blah blah was sent to the registry. am i doing something wrong in regard to executing a reg file
 

Answer:executing the registry edit file

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I have already inquired about this in the past, but I can't seem to get a response from anyone. I would really appreciate some help with this please .

In order to customize which fields/properties are displayed in the tooltips for any given file type you can edit the string value in the registry at:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\ * - edit the "InfoTip" string value
or
Choose individual file extensions to edit the tooltips for only those specific file types.

My question is:
How can this be done for FOLDERS? I have searched everywhere trying to find out but I can only find the info for FILES, not folders.

For example, there is an excellent tutorial here: Customize Windows Explorer Tooltips - gHacks Tech News
Unfortunately, even though it mentions both files AND folders, there is no explanation for folders.

Answer:Please help if you can. How to edit FOLDER tooltips in the registry.

I don't know if it works- not tried it- but there's this:
Windows Explorer: Folder Comments | Windows Secrets Lounge
#6 on.

However hacking the registry carries its own risks.

Also see:
Customize Windows Explorer Tooltips - gHacks Tech News

which might be of interest.

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Gentlemen,I do have a corrupt register file (and I do know the problem). Booting with bartPE worksfine but I can't access my hard drive = can't read or write the register.Have I missed something when creating my bartPE disk??/Br

Answer:Trying to edit XP registry file with bartPE

BARTPE is a multi-use tool, not just a registry editor (I think it still uses REGEDIT but I haven't used it for ages). There are a few tutorials around about how to use it like this one:http://windowsxp.mvps.org/peboot.htmThere are also other tools that do the same job without needing an XP disk - the one I use which, AFAIK is still available, is the Offline NT registry editor by Petter Hagen (a Google search will find it) & there should be an FAQ page there."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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Am trying to add blocked sites at all user profiles on my computer from the registry instead of IE and without having to login separately for each profile.

ie edit...
[...Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\P3P\History\adware.etc]
...for each user profile.

It seems like the computer admin should be able to edit registry settings for all users, but I cant find the other users settings in the registry when Im on the computer under my admin login.
Is there anyway to do what Im trying to do?
 

Answer:How to edit XP registry for other user profiles?

HKCU are for settings that affect per user, for the most part.

HKLM affects them globally. So look for that key under hkey_local_machine.
 

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Db, I don't know what I'm doing. I am new at this. Where do I type in HKEY_CURRENT etc.I meant to look in files, and typed in on the computer search. Will it be the same process to delete entries I use in the files/folders?
 

Answer:{DUPLICATE POST} edit registry...HELP!

Take a look at your original post for some suggestions.

http://www.helponthe.net/tsgbb/Forum5/HTML/001028.html
 

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Hey everyone;

I've found a fix for this here: Windows Log on and Log off immediately.

The problem is that I can't edit the registry; I've been using the UBCD but those registry changes aren't taking, it just reverts back upon reboot. The PC is a co-workers and I don't have it networked in any way so I can't remote registry. Can anyone tell me how I can edit that registry or what I"m doing wrong within the UBCD?

Thanks!
Jairic

Answer:XP MCE Immediately Logged off; how to edit Registry?

Yoy wont be able to use UBCD to edit the Registry. You can only do that within Windows and have it hold.

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I want to edit the IE6 registry.so where should i go first?can anybody teach me?
 

Answer:How to edit Internet Explorer Registry

http://winguides.com/search.php?keywords=internet+explorer&mode=or&target=registry&guide=registry
 

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So tried to deal with spyware attack and screwed myself over hard. I deleted the registry key for userinit.exe and need to put it back in.

At the moment the computer will load to the login screen, if I select a profile it will load a little bit and then go back to the login screen.

Now this is an issue because I have no login disk / cd or anything, its not networked (just wifi but thats not going to help). If i put back in a registry key in the right place this will work again! so annoying! Also I suspect my cd drive doesnt work...

I have other laptops only, no desktops so not sure how to slave the drive (whatever this is) without finding someone to help me through it...

Help!
 

Answer:Need to edit registry but cant boot windows...

This isn't an easy problem to resolve, but perhaps one of these would help. Never having had occasion to do so I probably can't resolve any problems with them.

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/peboot.htm
http://lifehacker.com/5584762/edit-the-windows-registry-from-a-linux-thumb-drive
If you do get your computer back up and running, I strongly suggest that you ask in the malware forum here for help sorting out the original issue. Be sure to follow the instructions in the sticky "everyone must read this before posting in this forum".
 

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Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to edit the registries of ALL computers on a network from one machine. What I'm specifically trying to do is change the legal notice dialog to display a message before a user is able to log on. I am able to do it on my machine but want to put it on all machines (175 of them) and I don't want to have to travel to each one and do it.

thanks in advance for help.
 

Answer:edit registry on all computers on network

Howdy syd67_67...

Which operating systems ?

You can do it in NT, W2K , and XP...

Open regedit and click on File - Connect Network registry, and browse to the pc...

Easiset way to do it is extract the key with the leagel notice, and create a batch file, then add the batch file to the log on script, then the next time it is logged into it will display the message...
 

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I need to edit the Windows Vista registry but Windows won't boot (that's why I need to edit the registry). How can I edit the registry from outside of Windows? I have Linux mint installed on another partition and I have tried chntpw but couldn't figure it out.

Answer:Edit Registry without booting windows

Hello gerbilplane, welcome to Vista Forums!





What is it you're trying to accomplish exactly, be specific?

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I was having troubles with my ports so i went to Microsoft website and they say to add these values into my registry

1.Start Registry Editor.
2.Locate the following subkey in the registry, and then click Parameters: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters
3. On the Edit menu, click New, and then add the following registry entry:
-Value Name: MaxUserPort
-Value Type: DWORD
-Value data: 65534
-Valid Range: 5000-65534 (decimal)
-Default: 0x1388 (5000 decimal)
-Description: This parameter controls the maximum port number that is used when a program requests any available user port from the system. Typically , ephemeral (short-lived) ports are allocated between the values of 1024 and 5000 inclusive.
4.Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

This is what i have done and what my problem are ................

1. I can add Value Type by right clicking Parameters / new and then selecting DWORD value.-- Done.
2. I can rename the new key to MaxUserPort by right clicking and selecting rename. -- Done
3. I can change the value data to 65534 by right clicking on my new key named MaxUserPort ,selecting modify then placing the value 65534 in the value data box that is blank.-- Done

What i cant figure out is how do I add all that other stuff.
1. Valid Range: 5000-65534 (decimal) ?????
2. Default: 0x1388 (5000 decimal)???????
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Answer:AN easy registry edit question please. XP

The MS article could have been written better. You aren't supposed to add the other items that you could not add. The three lines are for information only, the article should not have instructed to add them.
 

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I'm having some difficulty with a (fairly) simple batch file.
I simply need to edit [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.html] as certain pesky browsers like to change the value. Here is what I have:

REGEDIT4
; @ECHO OFF
; CLS
; REGEDIT.EXE /S "%~f0"
; EXIT
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.html]
"(Default)"="htmlfile"

It does everything perfect, EXCEPT it does not edit the (Default) value. Instead it just adds a second entry called (Default).

Any suggestions?

Answer:Batch file registry edit

I think you should do a Reg Delete for that keyname. Then do a Reg Add to restore what you want.

Here's some guidelines: Reg command help

But, I never have pesky browsers trying to change that value since I carefully check the options during install and turn off the nags or the automatic settings that would try to do that. You can do that after install in all the browsers I'm familiar with in 'Settings'.

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My computer was playing up so i thought i'd do a mass clean out, which involved using a registry cleaner, and now my computer is even worse.

Before it loaded in about 30 seconds, now it takes about 4 minutes.

Since playing with my registry which i realise was a stupid thing to do, i've been having loads of problems.

My printer wouldn't work, wouldnt uninstall, wouldn't do anything, infact no drivers would uninstall. MY processor drivers stopped working etc etc but i managed to fix all the problems except one.

Now when my computer loads up i get it Detecting IDE controllers for absolutly ages, and then when it goes to Verifying Pool data it takes a long time to start verifying it and then says cannot boot windows from C:/Boot.ini. So i looked this up and if talked about changing the Boot.ini file, but i've changed folder options so i should be able to see it but i can't find it anywhere! i've got myself into another bloody problem and now i'm facing a re=format of my computer, which i really would hate to do.

Any help would make me happy so please do

Jamie.
 

Answer:Registry Edit has caused me some problems.

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Hello,

For all of you Windows 7 users who have been annoyed (like myself) at the removal of "Auto Arrange", a fix has been discovered.

It was discovered by Ramesh Srinivasan @ How to Disable Full Row Select in Explorer in Windows 7? - The Winhelponline Blog

(Taken from the site)
I?m writing this article specifically for Windows 7, because the FullRowSelect registry key that you used in Windows Vista, doesn?t work in Windows 7.....

&

Auto arrange menu option is back. Atlast, you can disable Auto arrange option when in "icons" view. This wasn?t possible in Windows 7 earlier.....
It involves editing the Registry so I don't reccomend it for everyone, however, I have had limited Registry Editing experience and I was able to follow the step by step instructions with complete success. I can confirm that the fix/hack does enable you to use "Auto Arrange" but I can not guarentee that your system will remain stable after the edit, as editing the Registry can cause problems if done incorrectly. If you edit the Registry you do so at your own risk.

Enjoy,

Shantelle.

Answer:Auto Arrange Fix (Registry Edit)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Shantelle


Hello,

For all of you Windows 7 users who have been annoyed (like myself) at the removal of "Auto Arrange", a fix has been discovered.

It was discovered by Ramesh Srinivasan @ How to Disable Full Row Select in Explorer in Windows 7? - The Winhelponline Blog

(Taken from the site)
I’m writing this article specifically for Windows 7, because the FullRowSelect registry key that you used in Windows Vista, doesn’t work in Windows 7.....

&

Auto arrange menu option is back. Atlast, you can disable Auto arrange option when in "icons" view. This wasn’t possible in Windows 7 earlier.....


It involves editing the Registry so I don't reccomend it for everyone, however, I have had limited Registry Editing experience and I was able to follow the step by step instructions with complete success. I can confirm that the fix/hack does enable you to use "Auto Arrange" but I can not guarentee that your system will remain stable after the edit, as editing the Registry can cause problems if done incorrectly. If you edit the Registry you do so at your own risk.

Enjoy,

Shantelle.


First, Thanks you for the Ramesh link blog.

Just to say this registry fix doesn't work on my Home Premium x64...Even with the "FullRowSelect" registry add.

Now i can't get rid of the menu bar in Explorer...When the box is uncheck in Option Folders, it still doesn... Read more

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