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Need regedit help please.

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  • i need some help im trying to delete one key in regedit iv been trying to for about 2 months whenever i try to delete this key i get a "Unable to delete all specified values." error Please help. iknow this isnt a windows 8 problem at least i dont think it is but i really can not find anyone who can fix this for me...please help
    Tuesday, July 16, 2013 1:54 PM

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  • Take ownership of the key first. Use this tool:

    RegOwnershipEx

    http://winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.210

    Now try to delete the key.


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Tuesday, July 16, 2013 6:51 PM
    Answerer
  • I still have the same error.


    Also i cannot edit or rename the key either can any other programs.
    • Edited by Ziggy Vanags Wednesday, July 17, 2013 9:36 AM add text
    Wednesday, July 17, 2013 9:26 AM
  • Hi,

    Did you launch RegEdit with "Run as an administrator..." option ?


    Sebastian Sajaroff Senior DBA Pharmacies Jean Coutu

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013 2:05 PM
  • Which key do you want to delete? And which error do you get?

    Please also post a screenshot.


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013 7:34 PM
    Answerer
  • Yes of course.
    Thursday, July 18, 2013 12:34 AM
  • Its a cd key for a game "KEY" and the type is a "REG_BINARY" also i cannot post a screenshot because i cant seem to verify my account. If it helps the path to it is "Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Bohemia Interactive Studio\ArmA 2 OA" The error is "Unable to delete all specified values."
    • Edited by Ziggy Vanags Thursday, July 18, 2013 12:41 AM change in answer
    Thursday, July 18, 2013 12:39 AM
  • Have you tried deleting the key in "Safe Mode"?

    If that doesn't work you could try psexec of PSTools (create a system restore point beforehand).

    Download PS Tools:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896649

    Unzip PSTools and place PsExec.exe in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.

    Then do the following:

    Start > type cmd.exe then right-click cmd.exe and select "Run as administrator"

    Then, at the command prompt, type the following and press "Enter":

    psexec -s -i regedit.exe

    Locate and delete the key.

    Close regedit and cmd.exe

    With psexec one should be able to delete just about any registry key so take caution using it.

    Good article on it in the following link:

    http://www.hanselman.com/blog/HowToREALLYHurtYourselfWithPSEXECDeletingTheUndeletableRegistryKeyAndMore.aspx

     

    Thursday, July 18, 2013 3:55 AM
  • run regedit.exe, go to the key and pook at the permissions. Do your account and the admin have the correct permissions.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Thursday, July 18, 2013 5:12 AM
    Answerer
  • OMG OMG OMG IT WORKED THANKS YOU SOOO MUCH YOU SEXY BEAST
     ALL HAIL THE ALLMIGHTY MICROSOFT  STAFF thank you
    Thursday, July 18, 2013 5:51 AM
  • Any idea how i could merge a key back in? I got it out and made the new one but i cant put it back in?

    Thursday, July 18, 2013 6:33 AM
  • What happens when you try to merge it?

    Do you get an error?

    Thursday, July 18, 2013 10:30 AM
  • Yes "Error accessing the registry"
    Even when i run regedit using psexec.
    Thursday, July 18, 2013 10:59 AM
  • Can you copy and paste the contents of the reg file here?

    Friday, July 19, 2013 1:31 PM
  • no...no i cant?
    Saturday, July 20, 2013 3:11 AM
  • Can you right-click the .reg file you are trying to import and select "Edit".

    Can you then copy and paste the contents of the .reg file to a post in this thread?

    Saturday, July 20, 2013 12:02 PM
  • Hello i was on holiday and no sorry i can not paste it into a reply it does not allow me too
    Thursday, August 8, 2013 2:15 PM
  • And please this problem is getting worse as some programs can not install due to not being able to acess the registry it is really restricing alot of things
    Thursday, August 8, 2013 2:17 PM
  • Thursday, August 8, 2013 2:23 PM
  • I suggested before to try Safe Mode.

    Can you try Safe Mode and see if you can merge the key?

    You could also try to import the file from within the Registry Editor:

    Start > type cmd.exe then right-click cmd.exe and select "Run as administrator"

    Then, at the command prompt, type the following and press "Enter":

    psexec -s -i regedit.exe

    Then, in regedit:

    File > Import > browse to the registry file you want to import, click on it and import it

    Thursday, August 8, 2013 4:00 PM
  • Yes thank you that worked great but is there a way to permently stop my regestry from blocking out other programs? because i can not install any new games or some programs
    Friday, August 9, 2013 4:27 AM
  • The problem may be related to "permissions".

    It may help to look at the Event Logs and see if there is anything related.

    Can you do the following:

    Start > type eventvwr click on eventvwr.exe > expand "Custom Views" and then right-click "Administrative Events" > select "Save all events in Custom View As" and save as an .evtx file

    Then make the resulting .evtx file available via Windows Live SkyDrive or similar site.

    The following link has information on using Windows Live SkyDrive:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproui/thread/4fc10639-02db-4665-993a-08d865088d65

    Saturday, August 10, 2013 2:09 AM
  • http://sdrv.ms/16GeFnC

    Saturday, August 10, 2013 5:26 AM
  • There does appear to be some issues being logged in the Event Viewer.

    When did this installation problem start and did the start of the problem coincide with any hardware or software change?

    Also, can you do the following:

    Start > type msinfo32 in the "Search programs and files" box and press "Enter" > File > Save > then save as an .nfo file

    Then make the resulting .nfo file available via Windows Live SkyDrive.


    • Edited by auggyMVP Sunday, August 11, 2013 4:23 PM
    Sunday, August 11, 2013 4:22 PM
  • im dont know iv had the computer for almost a year and it was fine in the first 3 months
    Thursday, August 15, 2013 8:33 AM
  • http://sdrv.ms/14L9kqk
    Sunday, August 18, 2013 3:32 AM