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Looking for registry tool for changing program paths

Q: Looking for registry tool for changing program paths

Hiyas

Here's my story. I've just managed to change a systems boot letter from E:\ to C:\. The machine is working fine now, but all the programs that were installed are still looking in E:\ which no longer exsists. I've gone through and changed a few of these paths manually, but after an hour of that i realised it'll take far too long to do it this way.

What i'm looking for is a tool to look through the registry and replace all instances of "E:\" with "C:\". Does anyone know if such a product is available? It's be a great help.

Thanks in advance
BW

A: Looking for registry tool for changing program paths

Good luck. This is going to turn out to be a real PITA, as I suspect you're finding out.

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By default, programs install to the same drive that the currently running OS is installed on. What I'm trying to do, is to tell it to install programs to another drive/partition.

This way, if I needed to reformat and reinstall the OS, the bulk of my programs will remain intact.

I've read other forums and they've given skeptical answers to indicate that it can't be done, but I figured I'd pose the question here myself.
 

A:Automatically changing program install paths

Yea, mostly games are what I had in mind.

I always move the My Documents folder to a completely different physical drive upon each OS installation (I've been reformatting a lot lately due to instablity with recent hardware upgrades).

I've gotten into the habit of keeping multiple, up-to-date copies of select Application Data--most importantly, Firefox browser data. Switching between a laptop and desktop regularly, I also am able to perodically sync the two systems with the same bookmarks, cookies, saved passwords, and the like.

I've heard there's a way to do it remotely with FireFox so you can import them from anywhere, but for this particular purpose I'm more comfortable keeping the information in my grasp.
 

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Hi, new to these forums so I really hope I'm posting this up in the right subforum.

Long story: My old hard drive was dying, and after installing a new one I used this "EaseUS" program to clone the old HDD's data onto the new one. This worked fine except for the fact that all of my shortcuts stopped functioning because the letter assigned to the new HDD was different from the old HDD.

Is there any easy, automatic way of making all shortcuts point to the new file path? Or do I have to manually change the hard drive letter in each shortcut's properties?

A:Changing letter assigned to HDD, need to edit program paths to match.

just reasign new icon back

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What have I done?
- I build a new PC from scratch which includes a SSD (C DRIVE) and a regular HDD (W DRIVE).
- I installed this onto the SDD so far: Windows 7, drivers, PC Hardware's software (e.g. overclocking software), and programs that will be used all the time (e.g. Adobe reader / Adobe Flash / Java / Virus Program)
- I changed the library and desktop to the W DRIVE. Meaning My Documents, My Music, My Video, Desktop and Downloads folders are directly linked to the W drive rather than the C drive. This was done manually by creating folders in the W drive and linking them to the W drive.Then what?
-I wanted to change the default saving directory from C:\Program Files to W:\Program Files, so i followed these steps in the registry.
 
 

Change default from saving in C:\Program Files & C:\Program Files (x86) to HDD directory:
1.Click Start, click Run, type regedit , and then click OK.
2.Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARCE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
3.In the details pane, right-click the ProgramFilesDir registry value, and then click Modify.
4.In the Value data box, type the default location for the Program Files folder (e.g. C-->W drive)
Changed:ProgramFilesDir (x86)ProgramFilesDir & ProgramW6432Dir (both b/c 64 bit system)
 

 

What's the problem?
All the shortcuts to the programs on my desktop, start menu and shortcut bar no longer function. An error says that "W:\Program Files\XXX.exe" doesn't exist. Which makes perfect sense because ... Read more

A:SSD Program Files Issue (Changing Registry)

Can you edit the links to point them to the C:\ drive.  They are most likely using a variable that changed when you changed the registry entry.

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What have I done?
- I build a new PC from scratch which includes a SSD (C DRIVE) and a regular HDD (W DRIVE).
- I installed this onto the SDD so far: Windows 7, drivers, PC Hardware's software (e.g. overclocking software), and programs that will be used all the time (e.g. Adobe reader / Adobe Flash / Java / Virus Program)
- I changed the library and desktop to the W DRIVE. Meaning My Documents, My Music, My Video, Desktop and Downloads folders are directly linked to the W drive rather than the C drive. This was done manually by creating folders in the W drive and linking them to the W drive.


Then what?
-I wanted to change the default saving directory from C:\Program Files to W:\Program Files, so i followed these steps in the registry.


Quote:




Change default from saving in C:\Program Files & C:\Program Files (x86) to HDD directory:
1.Click Start, click Run, type regedit , and then click OK.
2.Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARCE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
3.In the details pane, right-click the ProgramFilesDir registry value, and then click Modify.
4.In the Value data box, type the default location for the Program Files folder (e.g. C-->W drive)
Changed:
ProgramFilesDir (x86)
ProgramFilesDir & ProgramW6432Dir (both b/c 64 bit system)





What's the problem?
All the shortcuts to the programs on my desktop, start menu and shortcut bar no longer function. An error says that "W:\Program Files\XXX.exe"... Read more

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Hello! I recently upgraded my computer with an SSD for boot and main programs and use my 1TB HDD for general programs and media storage. The thing is I want it to by default install to my D:\ drive.

Now the only solution I see is editing the registry ProgramFilesDir - Which has some serious flaws. It will attempt to launch every program off of the D:\ drive even when it is stored on C:\ and about 9 out of 10 times, it still default installs to C:\.

Does anyone have a fix for this?

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When I first installed Win 7 I simply went with the default user name of "Owner". I wouldn't mind changing it now but I'm concerned about the effect on my shortcuts and so on.

If I rename it, will Windows go through and automatically update all the shortcuts and program paths and so on? My gut reaction is "Of course it will" but I've learned to be cautious with Windows! Will I end up with a lot of tidying up to do?

A:Will changing username mess up paths?

Only the username will be changed. The c:\users\<username> path does not get changed and this can lead to more confusion.

Better method:

1) Create two new accounts. One in the username you want, and one temporary...you can even call it TEMP if you like.

2) Log in as TEMP. Use Windows Easy Transfer to migrate all files and settings from your old account to the new one you just created.

3) When this is complete, log in as your new user and make sure everything is there and working.

4) Delete your old user and TEMP.

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Hi friends!

I'm experiencing a very strange bug with a custom library. On the odd occasion when I open an explorer pane and navigate to my library on the left-hand side, two of my included folders - which are both located in 'C:\Program Files\...' will change to a non-existent 'C:\Program Files (x86)\...' version of the same folder. If I click on that folder in the library pane it will tell me the folder doesn't exist.

It happens infrequently but often enough to be annoying. It's not immediately clear what causes it or why it stops. When it happened just now I closed all open explorer panes and opened a new one, and the library displayed the correct 'non x86' folder structure.

Any idea what causes this and how it can be avoided?

Thanks!

Adam

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I have a program that plays music on VB 2008 Express Edition. It accesses music from my memory stick because I'm going to need to move the program to another computer. However, the memory stick was always listed under the J:\ drive, but now randomly it's listed under the K:/ drive. Is there a way so that I can just get the music "into" the program so that it can just play the music no matter what computer it is on. P.S. I also need to get this program to run on XP, and the file path is E:\, I'm afraid that since mine changed randomly, the XP computer I'm moving it to will also change randomly.

Please Help!
 

A:File Paths Changing Randomly

You can change the drive letter by going to Administrative Tools in Control Panel and them going into Computer Management, there is a section called Disk Management which will show all connected drives, from there you can change the drive path.
 

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I'm trying to figure out how to change my file path names. The system name on my computer is Tsula but all paths still say the 'Owner' thing.

Example: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\My Music\Enya\Enya (new age)\2005 - Amarantine

Know how to fix it? x3

A:Changing Root Name In File Paths

I think you need to create a new profile and move settings from old to new, How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=811151 Louis

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On my desktop-computer i have shared some folders with my home network. Then i changed their paths, as i reorganized myself. Now it seems, when I acces the network, those folders paths dont seem to be updated, as i cant access them.

I can now of course "unshare", rename and share them again, which makes them again accessible through the network, but the old "folder names" still remain. why is that, how can i correct it?

Same problem with some old "synched folders".

A:shared folder and changing their paths

Curious, where do the old 'folder names' remain? Just in the drop down menu under 'Map network drive ...'?

If so those paths are saved in your registry.

Best Wishes,
R?nce

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There is an Excel App on our network that gets used by multiple users. In this app there are some VLookups that pull information from other spreadsheets. The problem we are having is that the physical paths in the VLookups are being changed to relative paths. Instead of using L:\Files\somefile.xls it changes to \\server\share\somefile.xls.

When this happens the VLookup stops working, it's odd because both paths are legetimate but only the one with the physical path works. This is happening on several different spreadsheets and the formulas have to continualy remapped.

All users are using Office 97 but the OS are mixed, Win ME, 2000 and 98. Any ideas?

Here are the Vlookups:

Before
=VLOOKUP($C18,'L:\shared files\[EmpDataLog.xls]RATE'!$B$10:$AZ$642,5)

After
=VLOOKUP($C18,'\\server01\shared files\[EmpDataLog.xls]RATE'!$B$10:$AZ$642,5)

 

A:Paths changing in VLookups (Excel)

Hi, Tal. I suspected, so I confirmed with someone else here at work, that your users have drives mapped differently and they really need to be the same.
 

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I changed the user name from "user001" to "user888". That changed the name on the login/logout screens. But the user folders and paths all stayed with the old name "user001". As a result some things, like the name installed programs will grab and use, are still called "user001".

Is there a way, short of re-installing Windows, to change all the appropriate folders, paths and registry entries to read "user888" and get rid of the old user name completely?

A:Changing the User Folders (and paths)

You may want to create a new account and move the user files over to that new account. Then delete the old account.

A good explanation can be found from Brink below:
Creating a New User Account Similar to an Existing User Account

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I'm having an issue with Windows Media Player for Windows 7.

I imported a bunch of playlists and their associated music files from an XP machine to my new Win7 machine, and some of the music files aren't playing - Media Player simply says that there was "an error" with no further explanation given, but this error only occurs with files with a certain file path.

On my XP machine a large chunk of my music files were located in C:\Documents and Settings\[my name]\My Documents\My Music\[artist name]\[song title] as .wma files. I know that in Win7 the Documents and Settings subdirectory was replaced by Users or something - that's not the real problem, because for all my other music files, the file paths as shown in my WMP playlists will adjust themselves automatically and play the music files correctly no matter where the files are moved. My issue stems from the fact that WMP is not correcting the file paths for the files located in Documents and Settings the way it is for all the other files. There is no way to edit the file paths in WMP, or I would have tried that.

This is not the first time I've moved my XP playlists to a Win7 machine, but on my previous attempts I have had no problem simply copying all my music to one folder and playing them in WMP. So I'm not sure why it's not working this time.

I would prefer to avoid rebuilding all my playlists by hand - I really don't think that should be necessary, since as I said I've moved all my data from an XP to a W... Read more

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Hey Guys, I have a program to clean the registry and when i do a scan it comes up with heaps of missing or invalid path errors but once I click cleanup it fixes them all but then if I do it again the next day I have a lot again..I'm just wondering if these are something to worry about? Or do they just come about from deleting files and are no problem?

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Missing/Invalid Registry Paths

Usually registries are left over when you uninstall programs that don't completely remove the program registries. If it isn't affecting your overall performance, it shouldn't be a big deal.
 

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Where are the Office programs' exe files found? I cannot find them in 2010?
I check the Office program shortcuts and they look like this:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\Virtualization Handler\CVH.EXE" "Microsoft Excel 2010 9014006204090000"

Which doesn't work when I insert that in "add" to the programs in Setpoint (Logitech's software for VX Revolution mouse)

A:Office 2010 Program Paths?

Have a look in C\Program files\Microsoft Office

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Hello sevenforum,

I've already spend some time on this forum today but I can't find the solution to a particular registry problem I'm having.
While windows was uploading some updates yesterday, I cleaned my registry using Iolo's system mechanic tool and that's where the problems started. (I already read and understood your message: don't use those tools and stay out of your registry. A lesson I learned too late, unfortunately.)
My computer rebooted and after a couple of minutes I noticed the message: " failure configuring windows features reverting changes ". I managed to bypass this loop by running in safe mode and recover my computer to a restore point in the past.
This only worked partially: I get windows to run in normal mode but I get this message: "system failed while restoring the registry from the restore point. Restore point damaged or was deleted during restore". So it didn't restore but I can get into my windows now.

So I don't get the 'reverting change - loop' anymore, so I can access my computer but what's the mess? Well my computer is slow as hell.
Like mentioned above, I already looked around on this forum and wrote down what I already tried.
What I did so far:

1. in CMD: chkdsk /r /f
no problems found

2. in CMD: sfc/scannow
no problems found

3. Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
this trick didn't solve my problem, although I really thought it would help.

4. Recovery --> System restore: Tried all possible an... Read more

A:Registry problem after windows update and registry optimization tool

Hello adverley and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think you've tried most of the recommended ways to repair your computer. At this point you might consider a Repair Install. This should hopefully fix your currently installed Windows 7 and preserve your user accounts, data, programs, system drivers, etc. You would have to re-visit the Windows Update site and reinstall a whole bunch of updates.

Repair Install

Depending on how many updates you need to reinstall, I'd recommend turning off automatic updates and manually install just a few at a time (maybe 5 or 10.) If you need to reinstall SP1 I'd start with that first as it will take care of the first 50 - 100 updates. Reboot your computer. Then start installing the first group of 5 - 10. Keep track of the KB numbers. Start with the Critical/Important updates, then the Recommended, then the Optional. Reboot after installing each group. If any problems are noted you'll know which group of updates to uninstall. Try installing one at a time, rebooting after each one. They'll either all install correctly or you'll know which update is the problem. Leave it for last and continue with the next group. Yes, it's a lot slower doing it this way but when you're dealing with maybe 50 or more updates to be installed, this seems to work.

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I guess this may be a tiny bit off the subject here, but I am attempting this in windows 7.

I have a program file manager tool called 'Directory Opus' that is capable of calling windows external programs and passing them the current directory the file manager is sitting on.

So far so good.

Now I want to call a cygwin (linux/unix emulator for windows) terminal with that file manager.

Checking properties on the cygwin Icon I got the path: C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico -

So it is a path to a command and an argument to that command.

Actually I guess it is 2 arguments to a command since I think '-' in that position means to feed anything on STDIN to the command. At least that would be true in unix shell programming.

So using the Directory opus setup I pass this call:
[email protected]:C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico - <and here add {s}>'

So the call ends up:
[email protected]:C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico - {s}'

That call does just what it is supposed to. It passed the current file absolute address however cygwin terminal does not understand the windows path notation. If I were passing it: C:\subdir\blah\ It would just say 'No such file' Cygwin terminal wants to see /cygdrive/c/subdir/blah Or at least I think that is what is happing.

So to cut to the chase.... I'd like to put a little wrapper to Cygwin terminal in there with the code necessary to convert 'C:\subdir\blah\' to '/cygdrive/c/subdir/blah/'

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A:Dos paths and unix paths conversion

I would ask on DonationCoder.com specifically this forum:
General Software Discussion - DonationCoder.com

The reason is I know there are a bunch of DO aficionados, who also use Linux, on that forum. I've never tried DO myself. I have played around with CygWin. But it's been a few years.

If the site wants a donation to sign up just explain to Mouser why you want to post etc.. I think he'll be sympathetic.

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Acer Aspire M1100 AM1100-E1402A
Mfg Date 2008\03\07
Vista Home Premium 32-bit

It was running OK, but getting a bit old and a bit slow. I upgraded to a W7 desktop, but wanted to keep this one playing around with.

Ran System Recovery 2 or 3 times using the Alt-F10 method. First time, I wanted to avoid loading bloatware so ran msconfig early on, went to Startup to uncheck Acer Launch and stuff like that. Windows Update worked until SP1. Just couldn't get SP1 to install, including when I downloaded it from the web.

Then I ran System Recovery and let the bloatware run. It stalled at 9/11. Again, Windows Update worked until SP1.

Then I tried System Recovery using discs, instead of Alt-F10. It failed for some reason. I have a couple other System Recovery discs from an laptop and an eMachine laptop. I tried them with the same result. Recovery starts, writes over the C drive, then fails.

The message is:
The system registry contains invalid file paths. Installation cannot proceed. This system image was applied without guaranteeing that drive-letter assignments would match across computers.

So now I'm stuck.

I googled the error message, but generally ended up in discussion boards that are over my head. I think I saw some discussion about partition. I have a foggy memory that this desktop may have arrived with the HDD partitioned into something like 120 and 200 GB partitions. I think I removed the partition. I wonder if this has contributed to the problem? Then... Read more

A:Vista System Recovery failure - "system registry contains invalid file paths" - canno

The vista image extracts to the temporary drive letter D.

If you use a regular installation dvd and MS standard setup.exe, it will fix the os registry letter correctly. (Defaults to the first letter i.e. C as A and B are reserved for floppies )

If you are trying to restore from a factory image, you will have trouble because there is now another os on the machine.

I have a script I use for it.

You could get it to work , but it is a lot of mucking around.

It is just easier to use a Vista install dvd ( not the same as your factory recovery image ), boot it up, and install to your desired partition.

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How do i change the tool tip that i get whenever u move over the start menu icon? or i this possible... I tried LocalMachine\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\tips and couldnt find it there?
So is this possible, if so where can i modify this at?

THanks
 

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I am looking for a tool that will search your registry and clean out useless stuff. Programs that you have deleted and there are remnents still in your registry and I think I have heard of a program that will clean out the stuff that remains in the registry.

Any ideas would help.

Thanks!
 

A:Registry Tool

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I have regestry problems Needing Registry Cleaned.

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I actually saw this website listed while looking around another one called PC World Community trying to figure out what is wrong with mine. Anyway, they left this website address: http://forums.techguy.org/regi/54s ecurity but I can't seem to find it. It is supposed to lead me to a free download of PCTools Registry Mechanic which I was hoping might help me with some of my problems. I continuously get a windows System Doctor that tells me I have registry problems on a regular basis 3-4 times a day and I am always having to fix or ignore them and I don't know if I have done more harm than good. The above PC Tools was strongly suggested and said to be free and thought it would more useful than what I have been doing. I have WIndows XP SP2 (2003) If anyone can help me I would greatly appreciate it. I have been scrolling along the pages looking for the number 54 but thought this might be easier. Thank you in advance. Virginia.
 

A:Registry Tool Download

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Does anyone know a good free registry tool?

A:free registry tool

Backup your registry
 
ERUNT
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/demystifying-the-windows-registry/
 
 
if you are looking for a "registry cleaner" etc etc.....Don't  !!!
 
If you are having a particular problem which you think involves the registry......ask here about it.
 
 
 
Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:
• Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.
The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.
• Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available bu... Read more

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does that know a good free registry tool?
 

A:free registry tool

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I imagine a program that allows you to carry your registry entries with you and load them onto any windows OS/computer (that you have admin powers on). Optionally after the session you could update entries that were changed, and restore everything.

The most important things I could think of for my personal use would be...
- file type associations for portable software
- context menu entries for portable software
- adding whole software entries, for non-portable software

Well, does it exist? Is it feasible?
Even a tool that just allows mass changing of file type associations and context entries would be nice for me right now, it is very painful for me to manually do it.

PS - This is not directly related to windows 7, I guess it should support any windows OS.

A:[Portable registry] tool???

Here is a tool that will help with the file types:
FileTypesMan - Alternative to 'File Types' manager of Windows

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Hi everyone.

i always install or remove lots of software, because of that i have problems with my registry, so i used programs to solve my problem.

i thought that you are the best partner for me to advising me to choose the best program, for fixing or repairing or rebuilding my registry.
so what is your suggestion?

thanks a lot.

A:best Registry Repair Tool

CCleaner is one of the best registry cleaner programs. If you do not know how Registry Cleaner works - you shouldn't be using it. Modifying registry keys incorrectly just leads to inoperable computer.

If you wish to take the risk, see CCleaner link below...
CCleaner ---> CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

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Hello,

Lately I am facing some very weird RunDLL32 errors while I am trying to run programs I need for work. Also some shortcuts are blank, and no longer point to correct application.

Here is image of screenshot I took: img718.imageshack.us/img718/3414/rundll.png

Some of my so-called tech friends have recommended me to install good antivirus with built-in firewall, which I already have (Kaspersky 2011) and get some good registry cleaner software.

Since I am a tech newbie, I've been checking many reviews like fixexe.com/best-5-registry-fix-and-repair-tools/ and most of them seem to recommend Registry Easy, or ACA Utilities.

I hope you guys can advise me what registry cleaner to choose, if choose at all?

Any help would be more than welcome!

Thanks,

Ann D
 

A:Is registry tool really must have software for me?

First of all, welcome to TechSpot.

There are several threads on registry cleaners and opinions on them differ.

For a sample of views, including mine, click below:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic158606.html?highlight=registry#7
 

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Recently my flash disk got infected by a virus. The virus made all root level directories hidden and replaced them with *.exe files whose icons are folder icons. When I get back to home, I realized this situation and deleted all those fake *.exe files.

But I couldn't make my original folders visible again. Windows only lets me to change "Read-only" attribute of files and folders, and the "Hidden" attribute of files only, not directories. Using classical "attrib.exe" command does not help either.

Being frustrated by this stupid restriction of I started looking for a decent tool for managing file and folder attributes. Can you please suggest me one?

(OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64)

A:I need a tool for changing file/directory attributes

I'm pretty sure DOS can do that with little trouble.

The "attrib" command, as I recall.

"dos attrib command" - Google Search

But it's been a long time since I was a DOS-skinner, so you will have to fumble a bit with those search results and the command switches and syntax.

If you have already tried DOS attrib, what happens? An error message or?

Could the virus have applied a password possibly?

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I just installed TV Tool to get my TV out feature to work on my Nvidia GeForce Ti500. I am running Win 2K and everytime I try and change the resolution on TV Tool from 800x600 to 720x480 it tells me that the resolution has no been initialized yet and to do that you need to download the correct drivers. I have tried a couple (30.82 and 40.41) and can't seem to get it giong. Anyone happen to know the correct drivers to take care of this?
Thanks
 

A:TV Tool changing resolution/nvidia drivers

not sure what to tell you. I checked older drivers I have stored on my system and that res is not supported in them either. Not a common res that I know of.

This is what nvidia says about it
http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=IO_20011119_6315
 

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i run winxp pro need to fix error 3012 & 3011. hoping my a registry fix will handle the problem. thx
 

A:Recommend a free registry fix tool

Try this...
http://www.ccleaner.com/download
 

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Title says it all. My computer keeps geting stick at the welcome screen

Reasone
(My HOuse Braker Was going out and the comp got Turn On and Off like 6 times today the last time it keep geting stuck at welcome lol)

A:W7 Registry Repair Tool (What SHood i use)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by StonR


Title says it all. My computer keeps geting stick at the welcome screen

Reasone
(My HOuse Braker Was going out and the comp got Turn On and Off like 6 times today the last time it keep geting stuck at welcome lol)


You might want to safe boot (F8) and see if you can get into windows.

Dont think that a reg cleaner is going to fix your problem but the one I use is ccleaner. It relatively safe and does clean out reg clutter

Ken

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Hi,
Since my old computer died with the blue screen of death many times over, I have had, for about three weeks, a new small machine with Windows Vista built into it. While this Vista has a defragmenter (not as good as Auslogics from the limited tests I can make) and the usual disk cleaner, I seem to find it conspicious by its silence about cleaning the registry. I've searched through Google and have found a lot of pointers to registry tools, though a significant amount of the hype I've then pick up talks about 'Vista compatable,' whatever that many mean.

My question is, has anybody used and is happy with and can recommend a good registry cleaner?

Thank you all.

Herb Kugel

A:[SOLVED] Registry Tool for Vista

Hello

Please read this:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/micr...ners-span.html

Sorry we cant help here.

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i just downloaded "wise regisrty cleaner" from download.com and it picked up a lot of stuff that others missed. i like to think i keep a pretty clean sys but this was surprising. here is the link if your interested.

http://www.download.com/Wise-Registry-Cleaner/3000-2086_4-10605509.html?tag=lst-0-1
 

A:Solved: great registry tool

I ran this.
But didnt clear anything.
It did find a lot of things that said it was ok to delete.
Does anyone know if this is WISE? Get it?
Just wondering.
I wouldn't want to delete something in the registry that would not make the computer start back up....
 

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Under Windows 9x and ME, backing up the entire Windows Registry was a relatively simple task for which many free tools were available. PCMag had one called SaveReg2, a simple batch file that would back up the Win9x/ME registry (User.dat and System.dat) and save any quantity I liked and delete the oldest ones as it progressed.

The Windows 2000/XP Registries aren't that simple and I see no automated schedulers for backing up just the Registry--the whole registry.

I want a tool that will save the entire Registry on a schedule each day or once a week or month, depending on user preferences, save a user-specifiable quantity and, delete the oldest ones when that quantity is reached.

With spyware and adware becoming difficult-to-impossible to remove and as destructive to the OS as it has become, this seems an indespensible tool--if it is available anywhere.

Does anyone know of a tool that will do this?
 

A:Is there a tool to schedule Registry backups?

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Having problems with adobe, and suspect prbs with registry and/or incorrect dll's for 64 bit systems and office 2013. Many thanks. R.

A:What is the best registry cleanup tool for win7?

Which of Adobe's products are you having problems with?

Using software to "clean" the Registry can be dangerous due to it possibly deleting false positives. I recommend avoiding such things.

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Hello,
I need a free registry backup-restore tool.

A:Need a registry backup-restore tool

Quote:





Originally Posted by imthe_one


Hello,
I need a free registry backup-restore tool.




Erunt is my recommendation to you.

More Backup information here too.

kind regards,

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well i have NFS installed on the system and i m not able to uninstall it in any way, someone on this site suggested me to delete the folder and use a registry tool to delete the remaining registry entries. I have no knowledge about registries so can someone suggest me a good and safe registry editor as i dont want to mess this up. thanks
 

A:a good free registry tool

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I ran the free version of PC Tools Registry Mechanic? 2011, the report claims I have over 1200 registry errors. Can some one please recommend the best registry cleaning software for a non-techy type? Thanks so very much.

A:Need a registry cleaning tool recommendation

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.Not all re... Read more

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Hello there, just a few quick questions this time. Anybody here know how to change/remove the name in the Windows XP registry? This would be the one that appears when installing a program or looking at the About ... screen in those that paste it in without asking. (Mishandled the XP registration and now my rank is my first name.)

How do you rename a file's extension with Windows running? (You get a movie or MP3 file as .txt, or it comes that way on the CD, or in a special format type, they're not encoded as dragging them onto their respective programs runs them. It's just I can't associate them with those programs because something else is using that extension already.)

Also every time I make a new folder or enter one I haven't been in before it's already maximized. How do I stop this? Apply to all folders only worked for view/arrangment.

~ObLt Stemberg, confounded by newfangled technology once again.
 

A:Changing XP registry name

#1 If you mean "Registered Owner", that appears under the General Tab in Properties of My Computer, then that is a registry change. Enter the Registry via the RUN BOX, type: regedit. This is the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Micorsoft\Windows NT\Current Verison. Look for the Value of Registered Owner

#2 I don't understand your question or what exactly you are trying to do.

#3 Sometimes this works, make the Window the size you want it. Then from the File Menu, while holding the Ctrl key down, click on CLOSE.
 

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Although I have always tried and keep up with various types of preventative maintenance on my PC... ie SCANDISC, DEFRAG, SPYBOT etc.... I have never even looked into cleaning up my registry.

Can someone reccomend a good, EASY registry tool. Preferably FREEWARE, if at all possible?

Thanks in advance

DAVID
 

A:Can someone reccomend a good, EASY TO USE registry tool?

Always be careful :http://www.vtoy.fi/jv16/index.php
 

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Hi all,

Recently my computer has had some trouble installing updates. I ran the Windows Update Troubleshooter application, but it did not seem to work. It kept saying things about my computer, one of them constantly being "Fixed" was "Service registration is corrupt or missing. I tried a few methods to the error, but it didn't work.

The error I received when updating was error "800F0244" (Without quotations) As it was listed, it said it was an important update, it was labled as "Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) HD Graphics." Do you have any ways I could possibly fix this?

I am sorry, but I have another question.The reason why my registry may be corrupt is because during my attempts to fix the update, I found this things which modified the registry, but I didn't back it up.

If I can not fix this error about a corrupt registry, I was wondering if I could restore my computer using the Samsung recovery tool, and also restore the original computer registry from the beginning (I have a Samsung computer, by the way). I do not have any registry backups on the windows, "regedit.exe"

So back to my main question, can the Samsung Recovery Tool Restore the Original Computer Registry?

Thank you very much,

ChengJ8603
 

A:Can Samsung Recovery Tool Restore Registry?

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Hello, just wanted to say thanks first for you guys helping me out with this little bugger problem. Anyways, I cleaned the Security Tool virus in safe mode/networking (with Malwarebytes) and scanned again to have no infections. When I rebooted normally security tool seemed to have another spot for installation and popped back up. I'm assuming its somewhere in the registry but I'm not that savy with which ones to look for so thats where I'm asking for a little help. Anyways here is the hijack this log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:34:58 PM, on 1/25/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18882)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\System32\Ctxfihlp.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\reader_sl.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exeC:\Windows\SYSTEM32\CTXFISPI.EXEC:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\KHAL2\KHALMNPR.EXEC:\Windows\system32\cmd.exeC:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exeC:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exeC:\Progr... Read more

A:Security Tool virus Registry problem?

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Hello,
I have a computer that has a corrupt registry. SFC /SCANNOW will not run. Windows Update will not work, Error Code 80080005. I even took my computer to a professional, dispite being very good with computers. He came back with the same result I did, a complete re-install of Windows. If I want Windows Update or SFC /SCANNOW to work again. Everything else with the computer works fine.

My question is, is there any way to repair the Windows Registry without doing a re-install?
SFC /SCANNOW finds missing/corrupt Windows Files.

Why isn't there a tool that finds and finds missing/corrupt Registry entries and replaces them? The only thing we have is a registry cleaner, which removes entries. I need something that scans for missing entries.

If there is no tool like this, why not? Is it impossible to make?

A:A tool that checks for missing Registry Keys?

I think a tool like that would have to have an image of your specific setup prior to the corruption. Not all registries are the same.
However you can try a Repair Install but read the conditions in the Warning box.

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Hello,

I wonder what the best tool for Windows XP is for viewing recent (preferrably as specified by user) modifications to the registry, including hidden ones if that is possible?

A:Tool for viewing recent modifications to the registry

http://www.nirsoft.net/articles/find_modified_time_registry_key.html

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I'm still using Spybot 1.6.2 - only for TeaTimer, but its a resource hog. I do like it for monitoring the registry and such. Is there a free lightweight tool I can use to replace TeaTimer? Thx!!

I currently use for security:
Avast freeMalwarebytes AntispywareSpybot (for TeaTimer)Spywareblaster

A:Is there a tool like Spybot's TeaTimer to monitor registry and such?

Depends in what manner you wish to monitor the registry and what advantage you hope to gain.

e.g. Regshot compares two versions of the registry to report changes.
Sysinternals Procmon continuously monitors everything.

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as the tittle states the registry console tool keeps asking for permission after i say yes R no it pops right back up leaving the lil admin warning on my task bar & if im not mistaken i got a few processors that i never before seen such as OrgcjkK.exe & there's 2 of them
i did a google search for it but nothing appears in the search location of the file
C:\ProgramData\GiiidoC\OpgfddQ
is it safe to remove it from my pc
exe that registry console tool keeps asking for permission to open is C:\Windows\system32\reg
it wants to add to the registry

A:registry cosole tool keeps asking for permission & maybe i got a virus

I can't find anything Googling either. Could you do a search using Windows Explorer and learn more about it?

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All the browsers I've seen allow you to enlarge and decrease web page content by pressing CTRL++ or CTRL+-. In Forefox, I have customized the toolbar to include a clickable "- +" to do the same thing without having to go to the keyboard.

Is there such a clickable customization for Chrome and Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10?
 

A:Clickable Tool for Changing Web Page Content On-screen Size?

In Internet Explorer there is a toolbar icon but not 1 click (2 clicks ) Right click on the toolbar > customize > add/remove. You should see the Magnify Glass icon.
 

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Hi there

I have an asus laptop with a lightscribe cd/dvd drive.

No LightScribe drives detected by the Labeling Software

Cause: Key value set to non-default ?1? locks out LightScribe communication to optical drives.

So where do I go to reset the value to the default "0".

Some computer knowledge enough to find something in registry or device manager.

Any help would be appreciated

damage63

A:Changing CD/DVD Roms Registry Key Value

Hi damage63 and welcome to TSF !

This link could help :
PROBLEM: My LightScribe Drive is not detected by my computer or Labeling Application

The registry trick you're talking about is mentionned on that link in possible cause #4, but be sure to check all other possible causes.

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Have son in law's 64bit Win 7 PC. Want to change his name as registered owner to mine. Found the appropriate registry entry. Clicked on that entry and following options appeared leaving me bemused:-

New
Key
String Value
Binary Value
DWORD 32bit value
QWORD 64bit Value
Multi-string Value
Expandable String Value

Any clue to how I should proceed?

A:Changing owner name in registry

Hello Bo,

The tutorial below can help to change the registered owner of the PC for you.

Registered Owner and Organization

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My Anti Virus software (AVG Free edition) recently found a Trojan horse called Downloader.Generic.OAX. I used AVG to delete the threat and it has not been detected since. However, every time I run spybot it finds a registry change; Windows.ActiveDesktop: User settings (Registry change, nothing done) HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1195745321-4289944141-1504440272-1007\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop\NoHTMLWallPaper!=W=1I am not sure if its connected to the Trojan horse, but I have not been able to fix the problem using spybot.Spyware doctor and adaware also detect a registry change but cannot fix the problemI have used HijackThis to run a scan of my registry and have attached the log file it produced.Please can someone advise me further.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 18:40:32, on 08/02/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PRO... Read more

A:Spyware Is Changing Registry

Hello thefaz and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I don't think that any malware would be making that setting in the registry. It is a setting used to protect a system from having anything but bmp files set as the desktop background, thus preventing malicious html pages or jpeg files to be loaded as a background.

It is more probable that the entry keeps coming back due to WinPatrol or Spyware Doctor protecting the registry from any changes. If you want to remove that entry from the registry then you will need to first close any registry protecting programs which prevent changes. Once the entry is removed then reboot the machine and let the protection programs start up again.

Other than that the HijackThis log is clean. You are good to go.

Cheers.

OT

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I created a reg file to change the registry entry that switched the start menu to something usable on a real computer. When I run it I get "Cannot import C:\ Start Menu On.reg: Error accessing the registry".

However, if I go into the registry and modify it, there is no issue and the W7 start menu is alive and well.

Anyone know why I get the error?

A:Changing a registry entry

Lemme guess, you're trying to set rpenabled to 0 to disable the metro UI. If yes, copy and paste the following text in notepad.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"RPEnabled"=dword:00000000

Save the file as whatever.reg and double click it to merge with the registry.

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I've got a nagging problem and I haven't found any solutions. There is a workaround my problem, but this involves changing the registry. I know this is risky, so what should I do to protect my PC?

A:Risks with changing registry?

It is difficult to be specific without knowing the details.
Creating a restore point before making the change would be a good idea. Making an image backup of the OS would be even better.

A couple of things to keep in mind about using regedit:
1. Unlike a text editor there is no save function. All changes are immediate. Of course many changes do not take effect until a reboot or in some cases a logoff and login.
2. There is no undo facility. So be sure the changes are correct.

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I got my new PC with Win XP preinstalled.
Under C: Documents & Settings it shows All users, Default user & user.
I am the only user. I have changed my Login name via Control panel. I am not able to change 'user' as it says it is used by system32 & cannot be changed.
Is there any method?
Thanks.. this is my 1st question.

 

A:Changing User name in XP registry

Create a new account with the name that you want. Copy over the profile from the other one if you want and then delete the first account.
 

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Hi Everyone.

I am trying to get a PC back on the internet via a wireless router. I have tried using both a wired (which previously worked) and a wireless connection. Both say they have connected but still deny me internet access.

I have been into the registry and altered the settings to match a laptop that I have up and running both wired and wireless. this is set up to the usual private addresses starting at 192.168.2.etc, Subnet mask 255.255.255.0. DHCP server aimed at the router - 192.168.2.1

When I try to re-connect to the PC to the internet (either way), the registry changes to a completely different IP address, starting 162.254.etc and a DhcpServer of 255.255.255.255
It seems like something is altering the registry behind my back, can anybody shed some light on this please?
 

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Hiya

A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise a web server running Microsoft(r) Windows(r) 2000 and gain control over it. This tool, whose usage is described in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 815021, can be used to apply a registry setting that blocks known exploits of this vulnerability. This tool should be used as a temporary workaround until the patch can be applied
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000

Windows 2000 Professional
Windows 2000 Server
Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Internet Information Server 5.0
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...4e-a4af-41d6-bdec-1b6104648647&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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Anyone know of a decent tool to edit the registry on a slaved (via IDE/USB/SATA) drive??
So I can scan them for spyware/malware?

A:Need A Tool For Editing Registry Info On A Slave Drive Pls.

Do you want a program that can run without windows running? Have you tried the Ultimate Boot Disk or BartPE? Once booted you can access the windows RegEdit form Run.Note this only works in W2000 and XP

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hi

I think my computer has got virus.

1. I can't access Task Manager, getting message "Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator".

2. Can't find "Run" in the "Start Menu". I think this also has been disabled.

3. I noticed that a new folder with a name "New Folder" is getting created in each drives including removable drives if it is inserted.
Also when i place my cursor over that "New Folder" it shows that File Version: 1.0.0.0, File Size 105 KB.
If i click on that "New Folder", I get alert from Norton "New Folder.exe is trying to access DNS server"

4. Also lsass.exe (Location:c:\WINDOWS\lsass.exe) is trying again and again to change my home page of Internet explorer to http://quicknews.info/

Above are the problem that are noticed by me uptill now. there may be many more which i haven't come to know.
Please help me out in removing this virus.
I have already check one thred "Task Manager disabled, Run tool does not work"
hence sending you latest Hijack This log file

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:49:32 AM, on 7/31/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symante... Read more

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I downloaded Junkware removal tool to try to get rid of Trovi browser hijacker.  However, it quits running after creating a registry backup.  Has anyone else experienced this situation, and if so, were you able to resolve it?

A:Junkware Removal Tool quits after registry backup.

There have been a few reported instances to the developer where JRT would not run properly or users only saw a brief flash. Sometimes there isn't a clear explanation as to why without the developer having access to more specific information. Try running it in Safe Mode. If you still encounter a problem running JRT, you can ask the developer (thisisu) a question, report an issue or suggestion in this topic which he monitors for issues with JRT.

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I opened Regedit recently and I fear I might have made some unwanted changes. Prior to that, I scanned my computer with Junkware Removal Tool and it created a registry backup like it does before any scan. Now I'd like to restore my registry. Where does Junkware Removal Tool save registry backups? 

A:Where does Junkware Removal Tool save registry backups?

Hello,
 
Check this location:
 
C:\Windows\ERUNT\JRT
 
 
Regards,
Georgi

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Hi

I may have misunderstood the literature regarding the language packs or language proofing tools. 1st of all I am not sure if they are the different names for the same thing or not. Are they? 2nd I do not in ay way want to change my UI with a different language. All I want to be able to do is -1- let Office not give me those squiggly red lines when I write in a different language -2- be able to spell-check and grammar check in the other language. And since I often use more than one language at the same time (2 to 3) be able to use all of the languages for spell-check etc. at the same time. So what exactly am I looking for?

What I have legally downloaded are 3 files that have such a series of numbers/letters: X16-37717.exe, X16-37707.exe, X16-37690.exe. Are these the right kind of stuff I am looking for?

Thanks

A:Microsoft Office 2010 language pack proofing tool without changing UI

They have different names because they ARE different things.
You can have proofing tools for multiple languages, but no language packs installed. But generally, they come together.

You did not mention your Office edition (Standard, PRO, etc.)

If you say that you got them legally, likely they match your office edition.
I would say go ahead and install them. UIs in different languages will also be installed, but Office UI language will match Windows UI.
So, if your Windows and Office were both in English, after installation of those language packs, it will still be Office in English.

If they are different you can edit Office UI language in Start - Microsoft Office - Microsoft Office Tools - Microsoft Office 2010 Language Preferences.

Same tool can be called by pasting this line in Start search bar
%programfiles%\Microsoft Office\Office14\SETLANG.EXE

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I'm trying to modify the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut\shell key in the registry to add a "Open with Chrome" entry so that I can right-click a shortcut and choose whether to open it in IE (default) or Chrome.

I know how to create and write this type of key/command, I've done it successfully with other file types, but RegEdit keeps telling me I don't have the required permission to create a new subkey in this particular key.

I've changed the permissions to give administrators full control of this key but it still throws me the same error. I changed the permissions likewise on the parent key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut and can create a new subkey directly under that key but the same settings don't work on the shell subkey.

Help...?
 

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Hi

i need to change the registry in a batch file so that certail lines are either changed or added to the registry without the user having to click on ok if i make a reg file. there should be a way of coding into a batch file a line that does this.

if anyone canm i help

Thank You
 

A:Batch File Registry Changing

The easiest method is to create an MSI. Here's a link to read about it: http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/administration/management/wininstaller.asp
 

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On a Win XP machine you could delete the registry keys under HKLM\Enum as the last step before removing the MB and when the new MB was installed the Plug & Play would install the your hardware drivers and properly configure the new MB.

Is there a similar process that will work with Win 7? There is no HKLM\Enum key in Win 7 registry. There is a HKLM\System\Control Set 001\Enum.

A:registry change before changing motherboard?

Method #1 here,

Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

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Okay, so a couple months back I forgot my Admin accounts password, and I found a tool I could use that let me boot to that disk and edit the registry of other accounts, so I was able to set one of the non-admins to an admin, and reset my password from that.

Anyway, now when I try to demote the account via the control panel in Vista, it won't change it back to a regular user. It's not grayed out or un-selectable, it simply doesn't change when you press okay. I can't seem to find that tool again, and I'm unable to figure out how to edit the registry again to reverse this.

Short of deleting the user account and starting it again (not an option), does anyone have any ideas or know the specific area I need to edit? I use RegEdit when I need to edit these things.

Thanks in advance.

(using windows vista ultimate 64bit)
On a second, unrelated note, how might one go about setting my pc to boot from a USB drive?
 

A:Changing account privs via the registry.

You need to log in as the Administrator to change permissions. We do not assist with by-passing passwords to make changes to the system that only the Administrator could make.

Closing thread.
 

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Hi, I'm used to an apple keyboard layout but I use a pc at work. I like to use my apple keyboard but my brain can't handle switching between command and control so frequently.

Does anyone know of a way to remap the control key to use the command (windows) button without administrative rights or changing the registry?

I was thinking this could possibly be done with hardware (with a usb interface). Is this possible?

Thanks!

A:Keyboard Remapping Without Changing Registry

Hi bertiewo, welcome to TSF

You can check this out and see if it helps you at all.
Remapping the keyboard layout in Windows XP, Vista, and 7

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The title says it all I was told where to find it, but now I cant find it. Where is the key I need to change the Installation CD to another folder that will hold the .CABs files of Windows XP? I hate taking out the CD all the time whenever it decides it needs it.

Also is there one for Microsoft Office (my version is XP)? Sometimes it needs that too.
 

A:Changing the CD Installation Path in the Registry

Using regedit try navigating your way to this folder. Change the directory path of the souce files from your CD to the folder on your drive that contains the Windows cab files.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup
 

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I'm trying to modify the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut\shell key in the registry to add a "Open with Chrome" entry so that I can right-click a shortcut and choose whether to open it in IE (default) or Chrome.

I know how to create and write this type of key/command, I've done it successfully with other file types, but RegEdit keeps telling me I don't have the required permission to create a new subkey in this particular key.

I've changed the permissions to give administrators full control of this key but it still throws me the same error. I changed the permissions likewise on the parent key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut and can create a new subkey directly under that key but the same settings don't work on the shell subkey.

Help...?

A:Can't modify registry key even after changing permissions

Well you can try this if you like. It's the method that I use to modify protected registry keys.

Note: It is wise to back up (export) the registry key before messing about with it.

Try downloading this and run as administrator:

RegOwnershipEx

Since you've been screwing up permissions on that registry key I'd suggest making use of system restore to return things to how they were before you start.

Run the program:

In the program's folder you'll find a Windows 7 sub-folder. Open it and then open the X86 folder for 32bit windows. Right click RegOwnershipEx.exe and choose run as administrator.

From the GUI browse to the registry key:



Then Take Ownership

Then run Regedit and make your modifications and exit Regedit

Then go back to your open RegOwnershipEx window and Restore Ownership.

Reboot.

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My in-laws gave me their Acer Aspire v5 with Windows 10 to use.  After receiving the laptop, I went ahead and started cleaning it up.  I thought I had it cleaned up pretty well until I discovered an issue.  The issue is that I cannot log into a Standard User account.  When attempting to do so, it immediately signs me back out.  Other administrator accounts on the laptop sign in just fine.  If I change the Standard account to an administrator account, I can then log into the account.
 
I found that this registry key value is affecting the login behavior.
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogin\Userinit
 
Value "C:\windows\system32\userinit.exe, c:\program files\soluto\soluto.exe /userinit"
 
If I change the vaule to "C:\windows\system32\userinit.exe," I am then able to log into the standard user account.  However, when I restart the laptop, the value changes back to the original and thus I cannot log into the standard account.
 
There must be something I am missing.
 

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 13-07-2016 02
Ran by Bryan (administrator) on ARNIESPC (13-07-2016 22:49:23)
Running from C:\Users\Bryan\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Bryan (Available Profiles: Arnie & Kari & Bryan & Administrator)
Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1511 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Edge)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for ... Read more

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Please help!

I have 5 users in my computer and one got infected with system tool 2011 rogue,I thought I cleaned it but I was getting all kinds of pop-ups for scanning products and the browser was redirected. Now,I can not connect to the internet with that user.

I tried another user and I could connect to the internet but I got another pop-up and a redirection to some weird web site.

I'm not computer savvy but I was wondering if I need to fix every user separately or fixing one will do the trick. I need your help getting rid of this virus or rogue.

Thanks!

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I have a prompt to supply Admin password to allow Program Name - Registry Console Tool from Verified Publisher - Microsoft Window with File Origin - Hard drive on this computer. When I click No, it just pops right back up. I'm concerned it is a virus. Anyone know how I can make it go away? Or should I supply the Admin password and let it update?

A:Windows 7 Home Registry Console Tool Prompt - Virus?

Can you put a screenshot of the popup here? Make sure the full file path is visible (expand the UAC dialog with the lower button).

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Hello All,

Seasons Greetings!

A quick question: When I type 'reg' in the start menu a picture of a file appears with the name 'reg' at the side.

When I hover over the application is described as the Registry Console Tool.

Whether I then:

- click to open it
- right click and choose open
- right click and choose open as administrator

The command window always flashes open and disappears immediately! Does anyone please know why the console does not stay open?
Thanks.

A:Start Menu/File Description: Registry Console Tool

The below screenshot is the output of that command. The reason it disappears straightaway, is because the command runs, throws the below error, and then quits.

the Registry Console Tool is basically what runs when you run those bat files to modify your registry for some reason. Reg by itself doesn't do anything.

May I ask what you are trying to do? You can seriously mess up your computer by messing with the registry, perhaps we can point you to an easier way to accomplish whatever it is you are trying to, or at least tell you whether it's safe.

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Hello all,

This is my first time joining a tech support forum because this issue has become THAT much of a nuisance to me. I had to uninstall World of Warcraft when the new game patch came out and when I tried to reinstall it, it was always unable to do so. I ran it on different profiles, ran as administrator, ran in safe mode, still nothing. So WoW tech support told me to run a memory scan and a registry cleaner. Memory checked out okay, registry cleaner found a few problems... but after I ran registry cleaner now whenever I log on to my profile(just mine), two windows pop up at the beginning multiple times. One says registry console tool isn't working(something like that)" and the other says " reg.exe has failed to initialize properly.
The hard part about is everything on the computer seems to be working fine... applications.. internet... everything... so I thought it was just the WoW disc. But then I tried to install discs for a japanese language program and it couldn't install either! And while it was opening the disc;s setup I got those two error messages again. Toshiba tech support says I will need to get the boot disc that came with the computer and restore factory settings because the file is corrupted, but I'm looking for any other way to do it that doesn't involve me paying for the disc, shipping and handling, tech support, blah blah blah... anyone got any ideas?

A:Vista: Help!!! Cannot install any new software (registry console tool error)

You should have a recovery partition. Boot-up and press the F10 key.

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i ran junkware removal tool and it deleted two registry keys. how can i restore these keys?
 
thank you all
 
 

A:junkware removal tool - how can i restore registry keys removed

Hi,
 
The tool includes a program to restore the registry prior to use of JRT.
 
It can be found at C:\Users\[yourusername]\AppData\Local\Temp\jrt\tweaking.com_registry_backup_portable
Once in this folder, open TweakingRegistryBackup.exe
Click on the "Restore Registry" tab
Use the drop down arrow at "Select Backup to restore:" to find JRT's regback entry.
Then click the Restore Now button at the bottom left of the program.
Regards

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Hello,
 
I have a computer that keeps applying a storage quota to its profile each time it reboots. No group policy is set to enforce a quota and it appears whatever is doing this sets the storage quota via registry entry. I have tried running Malwarebytes and the machine does have AV on it but it doesn't detect anything. I am nearly certain this is some form of malware but no scanners appear to be able to pin it down.
 
Below is my DDS output and the requested attach log is attached to this post.
 
Thanks in advance for the assistance!

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.18667 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.71.2
Run by <REMOVED> at 16:45:38 on 2015-01-13
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3893.2392 [GMT -5:00]
.
AV: Managed Antivirus Managed Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {FFE93D16-FD09-0282-C7D3-8B1731B6A051}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Managed Antivirus Managed Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {4488DCF2-DB33-0D0C-FD63-B0654A31EAEC}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
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A:Something Keeps Changing Registry on Reboot (Profile Quota)

Hey my friend. Please download FRST (by Farbar) from the link below and save it to your Desktop.Download Mirror #1If you are unsure whether you have 32-Bit or 64-Bit Windows, see hereDisable all anti-virus and anti-malware software to prevent them inhibiting FRST in any way. If you are unsure how to do this, see THIS.Double-click FRST.exe/FRST64.exe (depending on which version you downloaded) to run it. (if you have Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8: Please do a Right click on the FRST icon and select Run as Administrator)When the disclaimer appears, click Yes.Click Scan to start FRST.When FRST finishes scanning, two logs, FRST.txt and Addition.txt will open.Copy (Ctrl+C) and Paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of both of these logs into your next post please.

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TIA

1) In IE, when I click on the search icon, the default search engines are no longer availabe. Somehow, as I am surfing the net, my search preferences gets changed without my knowledge.

The only way to reset to the default search preferences is to: click
on "Tools" >> "Internet Options" >> click the "Programs Tab" >> click on "Reset Web Settings".

2) Is there a way prevent sites from altering the default search engines (or registry settings) without having to manually having to reset them?

Zeek

 

A:Are some sites changing my registry settings w/o my knowledge?

Have a look at the info on this page concerning sp.dll

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=59007&highlight=sp.dll

Run regedit and navigate to

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Cur
rentVersion\Run]

If you find

"sp"="regedit -s C:\\WINDOWS\\sp.dll"

In the right hand pane, right click and delete it. The same behavior can also be accomplished with files with an .hta extension. If you see any of those, right click and delete also.

Disable Windows Scripting Host.

http://www.sarc.com/avcenter/venc/data/win.script.hosting.html

Make sure "install on demand" is unchecked in Internet Options>Advanced
 

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Hello.
So I misunderstood purpose of SecureBoot registry key and changed it`s value from "1" to "0"

As I found on google it's used for something else:





Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa
Name: SecureBoot
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 0x1 Startup Key stored on local hard drive
Value: 0x2 password Startup Key
Value: 0x3 Startup Key stored on floppy disk



As a result my Windows 8.1 won't boot anymore. It shows booting logo and then restarts and runs Automatic recovery which won't diagnose anything.

I guess I messed up something with so called Syskey.
Safe mode won't start either. I tried to open up recovery command promt, but when I enter password, it says password is wrong, although I'm sure it's correct. I managed to open command prompt from installation usb drive, launched regedit and located Secureboot key, but after every reboot it's value is already set to "1".
Can't use Windows Refresh option, because there is only 5gb left of 32gb SSD. (It's Tablet PC)

Any other suggestions how to fix my problem? Really don't wan't to do reinstall. Don't have any backups either.

A:Windows won't boot after changing SecureBoot registry key

For a big suprise I found few days old automatic registry backup located at

C:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack So I just copied files SAM, SECURITY, SYSTEM to C:\Windows\System32\config and luckily Windows started up

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I'm trying to modify the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut\shell key in the registry to add a "Open with Chrome" entry so that I can right-click a shortcut and choose whether to open it in IE (default) or Chrome.

I know how to create and write this type of key/command, I've done it successfully with other file types, but RegEdit keeps telling me I don't have the required permission to create a new subkey in this particular key.

I've changed the permissions to give administrators full control of this key but it still throws me the same error. I changed the permissions likewise on the parent key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut and can create a new subkey directly under that key but the same settings don't work on the shell subkey.

Help...?
 

A:Solved: Can't modify registry key even after changing permissions

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How did I change the font size from appearance to large for an individual user in a Citrix desktop (Windows 7 build).

When right clicking personalize it's blocked by group policy.
This must not apply to all users only the one persons profile.

I'm currently looking for the registry setting under HKEY_Current_User.

Thanks in advance.

A:Changing font size to large via registry

  
Quote: Originally Posted by TheITGuy


How did I change the font size from appearance to large for an individual user in a Citrix desktop (Windows 7 build).

When right clicking personalize it's blocked by group policy.
This must not apply to all users only the one persons profile.

I'm currently looking for the registry setting under HKEY_Current_User.

Thanks in advance.



You want to revert the font size back to default in the registry , correct?

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all my saved logs have disappeared and alot of files are in a different location name changed or gone either hidden or deleted im not sure when i go to run malwarebytes anti rootkit a small window appears and says registry affected by rootkit.....i ran rkill and it shows that it had alot of missing dlls and it stopped a couple of services i dont have a name for what the rootkit is but it is hidden msi log file said cloaking process complete and one of the msi log files i had that disappeared (i got a chance to look at a little bit of it before it disappeared) said that all the major changes would take place after reboot i haven't rebooted yet

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I want to keep my applications in a separate partition from my OS. Can someone please tell me which registry key to change.

Thanks

Jim

A:[SOLVED] Registry key for changing default drive

You dont need to change a registry key.
When you install the program just tell it to install into a different drive letter.

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all my saved logs have disappeared and alot of files are in a different location name changed or gone either hidden or deleted im not sure when i go to run malwarebytes anti rootkit a small window appears and says registry affected by rootkit.....i ran rkill and it shows that it had alot of missing dlls and it stopped a couple of services i dont have a name for what the rootkit is but it is hidden msi log file said cloaking process complete and one of the msi log files i had that disappeared (i got a chance to look at a little bit of it before it disappeared) said that all the major changes would take place after reboot i haven't rebooted yet

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I got the BSOD while working tonight and, while trying to find the root of the problem, have narrowed the problem down to the Kaspersky virus removal tool (free download). The original BSOD wasn't caused by that program, but every instance since is only the result of downloading that file.

Upon reboot, the system said that the problem file was 1033, which corresponded with a file in Microsoft Office 2010, which I had just activated two days earlier. Uninstalling and deleting the program caused the virus removal tool to give me a client registry error and then go back to the BSOD.

Have had no problems with any other programs, including Internet Security which has been run and come up with NO threats. An sfc fixed some problems, but I've run it three times with no further improvement. A system restore did not yield any better results.

I'm hoping this isn't virus or malware, but the cause is really confusing me since I've removed the files that would seem to be the culprit.

Here's MGADT:


Code:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-73CQT-WMF7J-3Q6C9
Windows Product Key Hash: KaFG+RmurcM3ZxzWyfEP9WtPUJw=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00010
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {1C05E2C7-CB4A-4719-A930-7C85D1AD8D99}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
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A:BOSD downloading virus removal tool and client registry error

Hello and welcome sv. I run Kaspersky ISS and haven't had nay problems when using the TDSS just where did you download it from?

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I'm going nuts. After spending 12+ hours on this and trying everything in this thread.

http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/978997-windows-7-virus.html - kevinf80 tried to help solve this, and had some great ideas...
HKEY_local machine/software/microsoft/WindowsNT/Currentversion/winlogon/shell SHOULD have a value of "explorer.exe"

BUT has "cmd.exe /k start cmd.exe"

I edit this bad value back to "explorer.exe" attempt a re-boot and the bad value for Shell is still there...please help me remove this.

When booting, windows 7 pc goes to black screen with mouse pointer. Same with every safe mode. Same with last known good configuration. Tried to get built-in repair to work, it tries, but fails. I did habe 3 system restore point before this issue, and when I try to choose that option, it says there are none! (When I had my last pc on xp, there was this disc called, "Roadstarter boot cd". I could use that to start ANY windows machine, no matter what was wrong. It was awesome. This cd is too old and doesn't support windows 7)
 

A:black screen when trying to boot, and registry keeps changing winlogon?

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Which partition should be active? The one with OS installed? I have already tried but still get BSOD.

I have only one disk.

I have 3 partitions (500 MB, 6000 MB, 925 GB). 1 and 3 are primary and 2 is recovery. Which one should I select?

If I select partition 3 and make others inactive I get Windows Home Premium OS is installed on C:
Startup repair fails to succeed.

If I select partition 2 and make other two inactive I get Windows Home Premium OS is installed on D:
Setup repair repairs and then requests a restart. After restart I get BSOD again.

Please help!

A:BSOD because of changing permissions on files and registry keys

I use Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit.

BSOD appeared after I changed some permissions in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG. I just wanted to add Everyone to permissions but it results in deleting all permissions and then you aren't able to take ownership neither to change permissions.

Safe mode doesn't work. Gives me BSOD. Windows logo is shown.

I have used Windows 7 Recovery CD but startup repair won't do it. No matter if I change partitions. It won't go.

I typed regedit in cmd and found out that Recovery actually repaired registry permissions back to default but for some reason, system won't start. System restore says there are no restore points.

I know there are some because I didn't delete them, however, maybe system restore cannot access them due to permissions.

I thought if I should take ownership of every file using takeown /f command. It's something like I did yesterday and it worked.

I know I my files are there but I'm just losing hope that I would get back. What should I do? I know it must be something with permissions since this caused the problem.

Please help me, it's driving me nuts!

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hello everyone i really have a problem with my computer all options are disabled task manager,comand prompt ,hidden files, registry tools
the weird thig is that when i run the antyvirus it says that all my folders are infected like my windows.exe, pictures.exe, folders and when i click on my D drive my antivirus deletes all my folders, it finds a trojan called save.exe but it keeps showing up i even formatted my c drive and the problem persists

here is my hijackthis log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:53:25 PM, on 10/20/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)

Running processes:
D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Nero BackItUp 4\NBService.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
D:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
D:\WINDOWS\VistaDrive\VistaDrive.exe
D:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\Win2x.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
D:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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A:folder options, registry tool, task manager and command prompt all disabled

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Apologies for the delay in response. We have a large number of HijackThis logs to handle and it?s taking us longer to catch up. If you haven?t received help elsewhere already and still require assistance please perform the following:Download RSIT by random/random and save it to your desktop.
Double click RSIT.exe to start the tool and click Continue at the disclaimer.
When the scan completes it will open a log named log.txt maximized, and a log named info.txt minimized.
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of both here.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don?t hear from you in three days this thread will be closed.

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Under [Default Programs] "Set your default programs"
The dialog allow you to ONLY set default settings, that is
you cannot UNCHECK an option once the program is set as default.
So HOW can we edit/change a selection in the "Select associations for a program" dialog?
And, yes, I am Administrator for the account.


TECKNODE: Computer Systems Specialist, IT Technician

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Hello,
I want to know if there is any way to know the registry for changing the default page size in Microsoft office 2010/2013/2016.

I can change it manually, but I need the registry values.

Thanks in advance.

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Hi BC gang
 
- Comodo firewall (latest version 5.12....) pops up alerts that GPhotos.scr is trying to change protected registry keys (MORE than 1) and it wants to connect to the net. Yes, i have Picasa installed and did have Google photos set as screen saver.
 
- COMODO FIREWALL MESSAGE: GPhotos.scr could not be recognized and it is about to modify the protected registry key HKUS\S-1-5-21-2310509393-91379083-3055418054-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Connections. You must make sure GPhotos.scr is a safe application before allowing this request. etc etc etc (many keys)
 
- Gphotos.scr is located in C:\Windows\SysWOW64
 
- i am using WINdows 7 PRO 64 bit
 
- i am using NOD32 AntiVirus which scans clean
 
- i ran MalwareBytes Anti-malware which reports 0 infections
 
- i uploaded GPhotos.scr to VirusTotal which showed 1/46 by ByteHero as Trojan.Exception.gen.101
 
- am in infected ?
 
THANKS

A:GPhotos.scr is changing protected registry keys (Comodo alert)

That's a screensaver file that gets installed with any Picasa update............I just delete it.
Typical Google.

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A little history may help you... A few days ago a Google search sent me to wrong location (I've seen that before), so I ran my 'fix-it' tools including: Avira AntiVirus, Malwarebytes, Spybot and SuperAntiSpyware. Found and deleted GLB9.TMP in the Temp folder, and it seemed to fix things. For a while... repeat above, then problem showed up again. It seemed if I ran the tools again, they found nothing wrong, but things were ok for a while. But something was still wrong.

This being my business computer that I have to use everyday, I updated from the XP firewall, and went to ZoneAlarm free, but the new version needs SP3, but since I'm still XP SP2, I loaded the newest "oldversion" I could find, 6.57. It worked well enough to tell me I had a serious problem, that something in my system kept trying to access the internet 3 or 4 times every 20 minutes or so (I have a list of the ip addresses).

After doing more research, I changed my firewall to Comodo, which gave me the option
to raise the security level to more than just a typical firewall, and it told me that a file called WSOCK324.DLL is the one trying to call out. AND it also is changing 13 different items in the registry at every boot, and then every minute or so (I have the list of items).

wsock324.dll is a hidden file in my \system32 folder. I can't delete, open, copy, or move it even in safe mode. If I scan it using Avira it gives me a warning that it can't be opened. Scanning w... Read more

A:Hidden file WSOCK324.DLL has taken control, calling out and changing the registry

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about the Windows version you are using: What we in particular need to know is version, edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. [/b]If you are unsure about any of these caracteristics, just let us know and we'll help you figuring it out. Please also tell us if you have your Windows CD/DVD handy.Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about y... Read more

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Hi... Just about finished with upgrading and reconfiguring my friends Gateway, P4 computer running XP home. Installed a second HDD, more RAM, clean install of the OS with updates and installed Acronis True Image v9.0 build 3677 along with some handy utilities. Used ATI to clone the C:\ drive to the slave drive and created a folder there for the scheduled incremental backups. Looks pretty good so far.

So now I'm down to the short strokes and have been unable to figure out how to schedule a periodic defrag using the task scheduler. If XP's task scheduler can't do that, does anyone have a favorite utility that I can download (free if possible) which will do it.

My friend is not very computer literate and is not particularly interested becoming so. So I'm setting up as many automatic functions as I can. So far I have automatic updates for Windows, AVG free in addition to monthly incremental backups with ATI. ZA free does not appear to have an automatic update capability, only notification when an update is available.

Any other recommendations in along these lines would be appreciated.

TIA... Raybro
 

A:Defrag tool/program

Raybro
I've seen a write up on how to do this (auto defrag script) in Fred Langa's Langa List newsletter. You may find it by searching the Langa List archives.
Windowes Defender also auto updates.
 

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