The Registry Key that Won't Die

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Shelb, Feb 2, 2005.

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  1. Shelb

    Shelb Registered Member

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    Hello,
    Anyone know of an alternative way to delete a registry entry that is causing some trouble?

    I have tried deleting it through regedit and it gives an error. I have also tried deleting it via the command prompt with 'reg delete' and it it goes to delete the key and then says that it is unable to locate the key.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Phant0m

    Phant0m Registered Member

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    What's the Key location?
     
  3. Shelb

    Shelb Registered Member

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    It was in HKLM, but I finally figured it out.

    Turns out it was a permissions issue. With Administrator rights I was unable to delete it with Regedit, from the command prompt, or using a reg file. Before the first post, I made a typo trying to delete it from the command prompt...which is why it couldn't find it. It still would not delete it, however, due to the permissions issue....for whatever reason.

    I finally was able to delete it by running regedit with systems rights using at.exe.

    Thanks for the quick response!
     
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