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regedit screw-up

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by spikespeigel, Sep 5, 2004.

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  1. spikespeigel

    spikespeigel Thread Starter

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    hey i was fixing something in regedit (that ehttpc? annoying problem) and i accidently modified one of the keys, it was under local machine>software>microsoft>windows>current version>url>default prefix...i accidently changed the default prefix to http:// instead of leaving it blank so now whenever i try to open a program it brings up internet explorer, that means i CANT open regedit to change it back :mad: is there another way to open regedit? i hope im not screwed here... (going to regedit.exe doesnt work either, it just trys to open it via internet explorer and when i delete the http part it trys to download it, basically i cant find a way to open this or ANY program, all .exe's wont open)
     
  2. Old Rich

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    Have you tried a system restore back to a point before you played with the registry?

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  3. spikespeigel

    spikespeigel Thread Starter

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    yea, using "gateway goback software" but it didnt work, is there another way? btw, i just realized that on the computer this happened to it is windows 98, not xp, my bad for bein in the wrong section
     
  4. Old Rich

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    Oy . .

    wrs
     
  5. spikespeigel

    spikespeigel Thread Starter

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    im just reinstalling windows and learning my lesson...i wont let it happen again...but if you could help me with my other problem that would be awesome :)
     
  6. Old Rich

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    What other problem?
     
  7. spikespeigel

    spikespeigel Thread Starter

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    check the other thread i posted called "all programs keep freezing (win xp)"
     
  8. bobol

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    can't see it.. is that in the 98 forum?...nyuk nyuk-sorry couldn't resist :p
     
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