Regedit



Nigel
07-09-2005, 10:10 PM
When I try to run regedit from the "run" tab I only get a caption saying:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\regedit.com - and am unable to type anything in the box.
I have scanned for viruses and found nothing.

Any help will be most appreciated. Thanks.

lvee
07-09-2005, 10:10 PM
what run 'tab'?
Do you mean when you go to Start>run

if so, see if you can run anything else from there, like msconfig
If not, post back

"Nigel" <Nigel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F9A110A6-40EE-46ED-AC60-71761B1F39C7@microsoft.com...
> When I try to run regedit from the "run" tab I only get a caption saying:
> C:\WINDOWS\system32\regedit.com - and am unable to type anything in the
> box.
> I have scanned for viruses and found nothing.
>
> Any help will be most appreciated. Thanks.

Nepatsfan
07-09-2005, 10:10 PM
Instead of entering regedit type in regedit.exe and see what
happens.

Here's what I think is happening:
Regedit.com is not a valid Windows file. The valid Registry
Editor program is regedit.exe. It's located in your Windows
folder, C:\Windows\regedit.exe.
The command prompt looks for files in this order, .com then .exe
then .bat. It found regedit.com and tried to run that command. It
never looked for regedit.exe.

How that file got on your computer is another matter. Something
tells me that a virus/worm/trojan or some other form of malware
put it there. As Ivee suggested, you might want to see if other
Windows utilities work.
--
Nepatsfan
"Nigel" <Nigel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F9A110A6-40EE-46ED-AC60-71761B1F39C7@microsoft.com...
> When I try to run regedit from the "run" tab I only get a
> caption saying:
> C:\WINDOWS\system32\regedit.com - and am unable to type
> anything in the box.
> I have scanned for viruses and found nothing.
>
> Any help will be most appreciated. Thanks.


Regedit