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Accidental Registry Deletion

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sailinginbvi, May 18, 2003.

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  1. sailinginbvi

    sailinginbvi Thread Starter

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    While playing I navigated to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\Desktop" and selected "MenuShowDelay" and instead of modify I Deleted. I've scanned by deleted files using both "Norton" and "Fix-It" Utilities and can not find the deleted item. At this stage I'm afraid to shut down the computer for fear it will not reboot properly.
    I'm using Windows XP Pro. Any advise would be appreciated. Thanks.
    Bill
     
  2. putasolution

    putasolution

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    Welcome to TSG :D

    Go back to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\Desktop

    click Edit | New | String Value
    Right click it and click Rename
    name it MenuShowDelay
    Double Click MenuShowDelay and change the value to what you want it to be

    (400 is default, 0 is too fast, set it to 100 for a happy medium)

    Alternatively, Try a system restore to yesterday's date
     
  3. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Hi, and welcome to te board.

    What you delete from the registry doesn't end up in the Recycle Bin, but is gone forever, which is exactly why everyone always insists it's important to back up the Registry before editing it...

    However, this isn't a big thing, and you can easily restore that registry value yourself:

    Just navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop.
    Click the Desktop subkey (subfolder) once in ordrt to display its contents in the right pane.

    Rightclick your mouse in an empty section of that right pane, and choose New > String Value.

    Call your new Value MenuShowDelay

    Now doubleclick your new MenuShowDelay string value in order to bring up the Edit box.

    In the value data field, type 400, and click OK.

    That's all there's to it! :)

    Cheers,
     
  4. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Oops, a little late... :D
     
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