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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by yteam, Jan 28, 2007.

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  1. yteam

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    Recent virus ( now deleted ) caused the task manager, start button and regedit to stop functioning. Have now got rid of the virus and enabled start button and task manager.
    Regedit is still unavailable.
    I have tried copying and renaming but this doesnt work.
    I get an error message when Itry to run it saying "registry editing has been disabled by your administrator".
    Needless to say I am the administrator on my computer so it is not that.

    Any ideas folks?
     
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    Thanks folks.
    Superb as ever, problem now resolved and can open regedit. Now what am I gonna do with it??
    Bill Gates hates me but you guys are wonderful.
    Cheers.(y)
     
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    THANKS TO DOUG KNOX!!!!!! This gives back access to REGEDIT!
    http://www.dougknox.com/security/scripts_desc/regtools.htm
    regtools.vbs - Disable/Enable Registry Editing tools in Windows
    © Doug Knox - rev 01/10/2000 This code may be freely distributed/modified.
    Usage: Download regtools.vbs Save the file to the folder of your choice. Double click the VBS file. The VB Script file will check for the appropriate value and if not found will create it. If the value was found, it will be toggled to its opposite state and you will be informed that you need to log off/back on or restart your computer. One note. This change is made in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System. Disabling the tools takes effect immediately. Enabling requires a restart. This script can be viewed in Notepad or any text editor, as to the specific Registry key and value that are updated. Your antivirus software may report this script as potentially malicious, or a possible virus. This is because the script writes to the System Registry.

    Then go to regedit and edit the following
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    SOFTWARE
    MICROSOFT
    WINDOWS
    CURRENT VERSION
    POLICIES
    EXPLORER

    ONCE YOU GET HERE START AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LIST AND DELETE THE ENTRIES----YOU CAN DELETE THEM ALL BUT I LEFT THE TOP ONE WHICH IN MY CASE WAS “ AB DEFAULT”

    Then, check the registry to see if "NoDispCpl" had been added.
    "Deny Access to the Display Settings"
    http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/167/

    User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies
    \System]
    System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows
    \CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
    Value Name: NoDispCPL
    Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
    Value Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)
    In regedit use the edit option to FIND any of the following entries in the registry
    DisableRegistryTools delete any entries found
    DisableTaskMgr delete any entries found
    NoDispCpl delete any entries found
    Virus Alert!
    Also if the worm put VIRUS ALERT! By the time go control panel---regional and
    Language----click customize---------and delete VIRUS ALERT!
     
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