Registry Problem - Error while opening key



Lars
07-09-2005, 11:22 PM
There is an entry in my registry which is stopping me from upgrading some
software. When accessing the entry using regedit, I get the message "Cannot
open xxx: Error while opening key", where xxx is the key that is causing
the problem. I have administrator access, and have attempted to change the
permissions on the key to allow me to delete it, but it will not even let
me do that.

Any ideas anyone?

da_test
07-09-2005, 11:22 PM
On Wed, 11 May 2005 18:37:35 GMT, Lars <larssNOSPAM@lineone.net>
wrote:

>There is an entry in my registry which is stopping me from upgrading some
>software. When accessing the entry using regedit, I get the message "Cannot
>open xxx: Error while opening key", where xxx is the key that is causing
>the problem. I have administrator access, and have attempted to change the
>permissions on the key to allow me to delete it, but it will not even let
>me do that.
>
>Any ideas anyone?
what is the key?

Dave

Lars
07-09-2005, 11:22 PM
da_test <davexnet02NO@SPAMyahoo.com> wrote in
news:0nn4819h40rl9m1qk557hirsuaqib9dtst@4ax.com:

> On Wed, 11 May 2005 18:37:35 GMT, Lars <larssNOSPAM@lineone.net>
> wrote:
>
>>There is an entry in my registry which is stopping me from upgrading
>>some software. When accessing the entry using regedit, I get the
>>message "Cannot open xxx: Error while opening key", where xxx is the
>>key that is causing the problem. I have administrator access, and have
>>attempted to change the permissions on the key to allow me to delete
>>it, but it will not even let me do that.
>>
>>Any ideas anyone?
> what is the key?
>
> Dave
>

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution
Units\{494b8c10-bdb5-11d1-8373-00a0c901b28c}\DownloadInformation

da_test
07-09-2005, 11:22 PM
On Wed, 11 May 2005 23:04:56 GMT, Lars <larssNOSPAM@lineone.net>
wrote:

>da_test <davexnet02NO@SPAMyahoo.com> wrote in
>news:0nn4819h40rl9m1qk557hirsuaqib9dtst@4ax.com:
>
>> On Wed, 11 May 2005 18:37:35 GMT, Lars <larssNOSPAM@lineone.net>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>There is an entry in my registry which is stopping me from upgrading
>>>some software. When accessing the entry using regedit, I get the
>>>message "Cannot open xxx: Error while opening key", where xxx is the
>>>key that is causing the problem. I have administrator access, and have
>>>attempted to change the permissions on the key to allow me to delete
>>>it, but it will not even let me do that.
>>>
>>>Any ideas anyone?
>> what is the key?
>>
>> Dave
>>
>
>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution
>Units\{494b8c10-bdb5-11d1-8373-00a0c901b28c}\DownloadInformation
bit of a long shot but is the program using this key open?
Oerhaps you should try it from safemode.
Login as administrator

Dave

Lars
07-09-2005, 11:23 PM
da_test <davexnet02NO@SPAMyahoo.com> wrote in
news:u5e5811n6vj8sdsg72o2hih1u46ffe6990@4ax.com:

> On Wed, 11 May 2005 23:04:56 GMT, Lars <larssNOSPAM@lineone.net>
> wrote:
>
>>da_test <davexnet02NO@SPAMyahoo.com> wrote in
>>news:0nn4819h40rl9m1qk557hirsuaqib9dtst@4ax.com:
>>
>>> On Wed, 11 May 2005 18:37:35 GMT, Lars <larssNOSPAM@lineone.net>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>>There is an entry in my registry which is stopping me from upgrading
>>>>some software. When accessing the entry using regedit, I get the
>>>>message "Cannot open xxx: Error while opening key", where xxx is the
>>>>key that is causing the problem. I have administrator access, and have
>>>>attempted to change the permissions on the key to allow me to delete
>>>>it, but it will not even let me do that.
>>>>
>>>>Any ideas anyone?
>>> what is the key?
>>>
>>> Dave
>>>
>>
>>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution
>>Units\{494b8c10-bdb5-11d1-8373-00a0c901b28c}\DownloadInformation
> bit of a long shot but is the program using this key open?
> Oerhaps you should try it from safemode.
> Login as administrator
>
> Dave
>

Tried that, no luck - same error.


Registry Problem - Error while opening key