still problems with registry and files



MarkP
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
Hi...again.

I mentioned earlier a problem on a laptop under the thread 'Urgent help with
registry editor'. Thanks to Pegasus, Uncle John, Rick and Jason. However, I
still cannot run regedit and in the windows directory (system32) I only have
regedt32.exe. This is also the same on my working desktop.

If I try and run regedt32.exe nothing happens which is the same if I try and
run anything on the PC. All desktop icons have a .lnk extension and I found
the following pages when I goggled the problem but I need access to registry
to try and fix it.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q172053/

and

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_21372426.html

Any ideas gratefully received.

The system is (or was :-)) running XP home SP2

Many thanks.

David Candy
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
regedt32 starts regedit. Howevewr regedit is in Windows not System32 (for compatability reasons). Type sfc /scannow if it ain't there.

There are command line editors too. Type reg /? in a command prompt.

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"MarkP" <fedupofspam@fedupofspam.com> wrote in message news:O0ZkdOUZFHA.3272@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Hi...again.
>
> I mentioned earlier a problem on a laptop under the thread 'Urgent help with
> registry editor'. Thanks to Pegasus, Uncle John, Rick and Jason. However, I
> still cannot run regedit and in the windows directory (system32) I only have
> regedt32.exe. This is also the same on my working desktop.
>
> If I try and run regedt32.exe nothing happens which is the same if I try and
> run anything on the PC. All desktop icons have a .lnk extension and I found
> the following pages when I goggled the problem but I need access to registry
> to try and fix it.
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q172053/
>
> and
>
> http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_21372426.html
>
> Any ideas gratefully received.
>
> The system is (or was :-)) running XP home SP2
>
> Many thanks.
>
>
>
>

DL
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
So you have no regedit.exe in the Windows folder? (NB regedit not regedt)
Double clicking on regedt32.exe doesnt fire the app?


"MarkP" <fedupofspam@fedupofspam.com> wrote in message
news:O0ZkdOUZFHA.3272@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Hi...again.
>
> I mentioned earlier a problem on a laptop under the thread 'Urgent help
with
> registry editor'. Thanks to Pegasus, Uncle John, Rick and Jason. However,
I
> still cannot run regedit and in the windows directory (system32) I only
have
> regedt32.exe. This is also the same on my working desktop.
>
> If I try and run regedt32.exe nothing happens which is the same if I try
and
> run anything on the PC. All desktop icons have a .lnk extension and I
found
> the following pages when I goggled the problem but I need access to
registry
> to try and fix it.
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q172053/
>
> and
>
> http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_21372426.html
>
> Any ideas gratefully received.
>
> The system is (or was :-)) running XP home SP2
>
> Many thanks.
>
>
>
>

MarkP
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
Hi,

No isn't doesn't start as the system has lost all file associations. It
doesn't know what to do with .exe files.

Sorry, regedit.exe is in windows directory but as I say it wont run as it
doesn't know what it is.



"DL" <dl@spoofmail> wrote in message
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> So you have no regedit.exe in the Windows folder? (NB regedit not regedt)
> Double clicking on regedt32.exe doesnt fire the app?
>
>
> "MarkP" <fedupofspam@fedupofspam.com> wrote in message
> news:O0ZkdOUZFHA.3272@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> Hi...again.
>>
>> I mentioned earlier a problem on a laptop under the thread 'Urgent help
> with
>> registry editor'. Thanks to Pegasus, Uncle John, Rick and Jason. However,
> I
>> still cannot run regedit and in the windows directory (system32) I only
> have
>> regedt32.exe. This is also the same on my working desktop.
>>
>> If I try and run regedt32.exe nothing happens which is the same if I try
> and
>> run anything on the PC. All desktop icons have a .lnk extension and I
> found
>> the following pages when I goggled the problem but I need access to
> registry
>> to try and fix it.
>>
>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q172053/
>>
>> and
>>
>> http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_21372426.html
>>
>> Any ideas gratefully received.
>>
>> The system is (or was :-)) running XP home SP2
>>
>> Many thanks.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>

MarkP
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
Hi , see my answer to DL please.

Thanks for helping.


"David Candy" <.> wrote in message
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regedt32 starts regedit. Howevewr regedit is in Windows not System32 (for
compatability reasons). Type sfc /scannow if it ain't there.

There are command line editors too. Type reg /? in a command prompt.

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"MarkP" <fedupofspam@fedupofspam.com> wrote in message
news:O0ZkdOUZFHA.3272@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Hi...again.
>
> I mentioned earlier a problem on a laptop under the thread 'Urgent help
> with
> registry editor'. Thanks to Pegasus, Uncle John, Rick and Jason. However,
> I
> still cannot run regedit and in the windows directory (system32) I only
> have
> regedt32.exe. This is also the same on my working desktop.
>
> If I try and run regedt32.exe nothing happens which is the same if I try
> and
> run anything on the PC. All desktop icons have a .lnk extension and I
> found
> the following pages when I goggled the problem but I need access to
> registry
> to try and fix it.
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q172053/
>
> and
>
> http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_21372426.html
>
> Any ideas gratefully received.
>
> The system is (or was :-)) running XP home SP2
>
> Many thanks.
>
>
>
>

David Candy
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
Start it in a command prompt. It doesn't care about File Associations. Ctrl + Alt + Delete, File menu - Ctrl + New Task (Run)

Should give you a command prompt (which is an exe after all) without using file associations as well.

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"MarkP" <fedupofspam@fedupofspam.com> wrote in message news:#GWNBtUZFHA.796@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> No isn't doesn't start as the system has lost all file associations. It
> doesn't know what to do with .exe files.
>
> Sorry, regedit.exe is in windows directory but as I say it wont run as it
> doesn't know what it is.
>
>
>
> "DL" <dl@spoofmail> wrote in message
> news:%23jlqQgUZFHA.2288@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > So you have no regedit.exe in the Windows folder? (NB regedit not regedt)
> > Double clicking on regedt32.exe doesnt fire the app?
> >
> >
> > "MarkP" <fedupofspam@fedupofspam.com> wrote in message
> > news:O0ZkdOUZFHA.3272@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >> Hi...again.
> >>
> >> I mentioned earlier a problem on a laptop under the thread 'Urgent help
> > with
> >> registry editor'. Thanks to Pegasus, Uncle John, Rick and Jason. However,
> > I
> >> still cannot run regedit and in the windows directory (system32) I only
> > have
> >> regedt32.exe. This is also the same on my working desktop.
> >>
> >> If I try and run regedt32.exe nothing happens which is the same if I try
> > and
> >> run anything on the PC. All desktop icons have a .lnk extension and I
> > found
> >> the following pages when I goggled the problem but I need access to
> > registry
> >> to try and fix it.
> >>
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q172053/
> >>
> >> and
> >>
> >> http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_21372426.html
> >>
> >> Any ideas gratefully received.
> >>
> >> The system is (or was :-)) running XP home SP2
> >>
> >> Many thanks.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>

David Candy
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
If that doesn't work, what does work. Html, doc?

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"MarkP" <fedupofspam@fedupofspam.com> wrote in message news:#GWNBtUZFHA.796@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> No isn't doesn't start as the system has lost all file associations. It
> doesn't know what to do with .exe files.
>
> Sorry, regedit.exe is in windows directory but as I say it wont run as it
> doesn't know what it is.
>
>
>
> "DL" <dl@spoofmail> wrote in message
> news:%23jlqQgUZFHA.2288@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > So you have no regedit.exe in the Windows folder? (NB regedit not regedt)
> > Double clicking on regedt32.exe doesnt fire the app?
> >
> >
> > "MarkP" <fedupofspam@fedupofspam.com> wrote in message
> > news:O0ZkdOUZFHA.3272@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >> Hi...again.
> >>
> >> I mentioned earlier a problem on a laptop under the thread 'Urgent help
> > with
> >> registry editor'. Thanks to Pegasus, Uncle John, Rick and Jason. However,
> > I
> >> still cannot run regedit and in the windows directory (system32) I only
> > have
> >> regedt32.exe. This is also the same on my working desktop.
> >>
> >> If I try and run regedt32.exe nothing happens which is the same if I try
> > and
> >> run anything on the PC. All desktop icons have a .lnk extension and I
> > found
> >> the following pages when I goggled the problem but I need access to
> > registry
> >> to try and fix it.
> >>
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q172053/
> >>
> >> and
> >>
> >> http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_21372426.html
> >>
> >> Any ideas gratefully received.
> >>
> >> The system is (or was :-)) running XP home SP2
> >>
> >> Many thanks.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>

MarkP
07-10-2005, 12:52 AM
Hi David,

I managed to run it from safe mode and have used a few registry file
association fixes from this website -
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

only half the system is working as I still cant get to system restore in the
control panel.

Looks like I'll have to try and get data off and reformat.

Thanks.

"David Candy" <.> wrote in message
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Start it in a command prompt. It doesn't care about File Associations. Ctrl
+ Alt + Delete, File menu - Ctrl + New Task (Run)

Should give you a command prompt (which is an exe after all) without using
file associations as well.

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"MarkP" <fedupofspam@fedupofspam.com> wrote in message
news:#GWNBtUZFHA.796@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> No isn't doesn't start as the system has lost all file associations. It
> doesn't know what to do with .exe files.
>
> Sorry, regedit.exe is in windows directory but as I say it wont run as it
> doesn't know what it is.
>
>
>
> "DL" <dl@spoofmail> wrote in message
> news:%23jlqQgUZFHA.2288@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > So you have no regedit.exe in the Windows folder? (NB regedit not
> > regedt)
> > Double clicking on regedt32.exe doesnt fire the app?
> >
> >
> > "MarkP" <fedupofspam@fedupofspam.com> wrote in message
> > news:O0ZkdOUZFHA.3272@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >> Hi...again.
> >>
> >> I mentioned earlier a problem on a laptop under the thread 'Urgent help
> > with
> >> registry editor'. Thanks to Pegasus, Uncle John, Rick and Jason.
> >> However,
> > I
> >> still cannot run regedit and in the windows directory (system32) I only
> > have
> >> regedt32.exe. This is also the same on my working desktop.
> >>
> >> If I try and run regedt32.exe nothing happens which is the same if I
> >> try
> > and
> >> run anything on the PC. All desktop icons have a .lnk extension and I
> > found
> >> the following pages when I goggled the problem but I need access to
> > registry
> >> to try and fix it.
> >>
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q172053/
> >>
> >> and
> >>
> >> http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_21372426.html
> >>
> >> Any ideas gratefully received.
> >>
> >> The system is (or was :-)) running XP home SP2
> >>
> >> Many thanks.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>

David Candy
07-10-2005, 12:52 AM
%SystemRoot%\System32\restore\rstrui.exe

Will run System Restore. System Restore isn't in Control Panel. It's Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools

What is you actual problem, and its history.

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"MarkP" <fedupofspam@fedupofspam.com> wrote in message news:O6QWZaWZFHA.1040@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Hi David,
>
> I managed to run it from safe mode and have used a few registry file
> association fixes from this website -
> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm
>
> only half the system is working as I still cant get to system restore in the
> control panel.
>
> Looks like I'll have to try and get data off and reformat.
>
> Thanks.
>
> "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
> news:e$NuswVZFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Start it in a command prompt. It doesn't care about File Associations. Ctrl
> + Alt + Delete, File menu - Ctrl + New Task (Run)
>
> Should give you a command prompt (which is an exe after all) without using
> file associations as well.
>
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> "MarkP" <fedupofspam@fedupofspam.com> wrote in message
> news:#GWNBtUZFHA.796@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > Hi,
> >
> > No isn't doesn't start as the system has lost all file associations. It
> > doesn't know what to do with .exe files.
> >
> > Sorry, regedit.exe is in windows directory but as I say it wont run as it
> > doesn't know what it is.
> >
> >
> >
> > "DL" <dl@spoofmail> wrote in message
> > news:%23jlqQgUZFHA.2288@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > > So you have no regedit.exe in the Windows folder? (NB regedit not
> > > regedt)
> > > Double clicking on regedt32.exe doesnt fire the app?
> > >
> > >
> > > "MarkP" <fedupofspam@fedupofspam.com> wrote in message
> > > news:O0ZkdOUZFHA.3272@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > >> Hi...again.
> > >>
> > >> I mentioned earlier a problem on a laptop under the thread 'Urgent help
> > > with
> > >> registry editor'. Thanks to Pegasus, Uncle John, Rick and Jason.
> > >> However,
> > > I
> > >> still cannot run regedit and in the windows directory (system32) I only
> > > have
> > >> regedt32.exe. This is also the same on my working desktop.
> > >>
> > >> If I try and run regedt32.exe nothing happens which is the same if I
> > >> try
> > > and
> > >> run anything on the PC. All desktop icons have a .lnk extension and I
> > > found
> > >> the following pages when I goggled the problem but I need access to
> > > registry
> > >> to try and fix it.
> > >>
> > >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q172053/
> > >>
> > >> and
> > >>
> > >> http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_21372426.html
> > >>
> > >> Any ideas gratefully received.
> > >>
> > >> The system is (or was :-)) running XP home SP2
> > >>
> > >> Many thanks.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>


still problems with registry and files