Windows Registry Key inaccessible



Humberto A. Sanchez II
07-10-2005, 01:35 AM
Hello,

My ATI graphics drivers install program cannot install because the key

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ATI Display Driver

is inaccessible. The install process gets an error 5


Sure enough when I try to read the key as an administrator and as the real
administrator I get:

"Cannot open xxx Error while opening key"

I tried to set the permission both as myself (administrator group) and the
real administrator and get

You do not have permission to view the current permission settings for XXX,
but you can make permission settings.

However, when I make the change I get:

Unable to save permission changes on xxxx
Access is denied.

This looks like a corrupt windows registry. Does anyone know a way to fix
this?



regards
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Humberto A. Sanchez II

Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 01:36 AM
System Restore.

--
Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
"Humberto A. Sanchez II" <hsanchezii@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:u6o9F3PfFHA.3936@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Hello,
>
> My ATI graphics drivers install program cannot install because the key
>
> HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ATI Display Driver
>
> is inaccessible. The install process gets an error 5
>
>
> Sure enough when I try to read the key as an administrator and as the real administrator I get:
>
> "Cannot open xxx Error while opening key"
>
> I tried to set the permission both as myself (administrator group) and the real administrator and get
>
> You do not have permission to view the current permission settings for XXX, but you can make permission settings.
>
> However, when I make the change I get:
>
> Unable to save permission changes on xxxx
> Access is denied.
>
> This looks like a corrupt windows registry. Does anyone know a way to fix this?
>
>
>
> regards
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Humberto A. Sanchez II
>

Big_Mack1
07-10-2005, 01:39 AM
If System Restore doesn's work, you can downoad a free registry editor from
Lavasoft using this link. I use this program because it's packed with a lot
more features than Microsoft's registry editor:

Lavasoftusa's download site: (Reghance is at the bottom of the page)
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/

Good luck!
Bob McKay

"Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

> System Restore.
>
> --
> Mark L. Ferguson
> FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> "Humberto A. Sanchez II" <hsanchezii@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:u6o9F3PfFHA.3936@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > Hello,
> >
> > My ATI graphics drivers install program cannot install because the key
> >
> > HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ATI Display Driver
> >
> > is inaccessible. The install process gets an error 5
> >
> >
> > Sure enough when I try to read the key as an administrator and as the real administrator I get:
> >
> > "Cannot open xxx Error while opening key"
> >
> > I tried to set the permission both as myself (administrator group) and the real administrator and get
> >
> > You do not have permission to view the current permission settings for XXX, but you can make permission settings.
> >
> > However, when I make the change I get:
> >
> > Unable to save permission changes on xxxx
> > Access is denied.
> >
> > This looks like a corrupt windows registry. Does anyone know a way to fix this?
> >
> >
> >
> > regards
> > --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > Humberto A. Sanchez II
> >
>
>
>


Windows Registry Key inaccessible