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Deleted Reg hives

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kiltedjedi, Feb 12, 2007.

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  1. kiltedjedi

    kiltedjedi Thread Starter

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    Hi there all, bit of a strange one this

    Firstly we have a custom built C program which uses the Borland Database engine and at random intervals users will recieve an error pointing to the fact that the BDE cannot be initialised. After a bit of investigation I have found that the whole HKLM\Software\Borland hive is missing from the registry. I can rule out user because even to get into the registry as admin is a chore due to group policy. It seems that on machines that also have Adobe Photoshop and Acrobat Writer that the latter 2 programs freeze after this error happens in the C app

    All of the above can be fixed by reinstall of the apps

    Now my question is, how can I try and track down just what is deleting these reg keys?
     
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    kiltedjedi Thread Starter

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    As a further update we have found that Nero is losing the registration info (HKLM/Software/Ahead).

    And the Adobe reg hives look to be dissapearing as well

    AV is up to date and it's Win2k.
     
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