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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

RegEdit Won't Open

Windows Registry Editor Not Working (when type "regedit" in the run dialog box)
fix RegEdit not opening
Method 1:
Click Here to download Killbox
Pocket KillBox is a program that can be used to get rid of files that stubbornly refuse to allow you to delete them.

- Extract the program to your desktop and double-click on its folder, then double-click on Killbox.exe to start the program.
- In the killbox program, select the Delete on Reboot option.
- Copy the file names below to the clipboard by highlighting them and pressing Control-C:
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C:\Program Files\MsConfigs\MsConfigs.exe

- Return to Killbox, go to the File menu, and choose "Paste from Clipboard".
- Click the red-and-white "Delete File" button. Click "Yes" at the Delete on Reboot prompt. Click "No" at the Pending Operations prompt.

After the reboot regedit should work again.

Method 2
Click Here to download Virus_Remover_&_Washer
Run program in safe mode. Wait patiently for a notepad listing to appear. Reboot.
(You may try it on normal windows mode)
Fix RegEdit (run dialog box)
Fix task-manager (Ctrl+Alt+Delete)
Fix Show Hidden Files and Folders ( open Folder Option and check "Show hidden files and folders")
Fix msconfig (run dialog box)
Fix System Restore
After the reboot regedit & the abovementioned utilities should work again.

Alternatively If regedit is not working, you can make a copy of regedit.exe and rename the copy and at a run command prompt you can type in instead of plain old regedit and it should work.If taskmgr.exe is damaged you should be able to simple copy it over from a good machine and replace the damaged file with a good copy.

There are certain keys in the Registry that tells Windows not allow users access to some features, such as RegEdit, Task Manger, System Restore, the Run Window, and even access to the Task Bar. These keys maybe located in either or both Registry Hives
The Key names are
SOFTWARE\ Policies\ Microsoft\ Windows NT\ SystemRestore
Software\ Policies \Microsoft\ Internet Explorer\ Restrictions
Software\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Policies\ System
and they Value Names are DisableSR - DisableTaskMgr - DisallowRun - DisableRegistryTools and one more nasty trick these Trojans use is NoControlPanel, which stop you from opening the Control Panel.

If any of these Value Names exist at any of the Keys and the Data Value equals 1 then the item is disabled for your use. You need to either edit the Registry the Data Value to zero or delete the Value Name.

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Franx said...

Great idea and very useful site

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