regedit not accessible

  kat64 20:56 30 Jun 06
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Hi, For some reason when i click on 'Run' and type regedit into the box i get a message 'regedit is not a valid Win32 application'.
In the past i have had no problem accessing it ,can someone please advise how to get it back. I run XP pro. with SP2.
Regards

  VoG II 21:12 30 Jun 06

What happens if you type

regedit.exe

  woodchip 21:26 30 Jun 06

Go to search and look for Regedit. If it's there try double click the file

  woodchip 21:35 30 Jun 06

If it cannot find it, Have you got "show all files enabled" in Windows Explorer

  kat64 21:47 30 Jun 06

Thank you for your response VOG & Woodchip,
I went into Search and found regedit in the Windows folder,I double clicked on it and it worked fine. Many thanks.
regards

  VoG II 21:50 30 Jun 06

But does regedit.exe work?

Search for regedit.com

You may need to enable viewing of hidden files and folders:

1. Click Start.
2. Click My Computer.
3. Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
4. Select the View Tab.
5. Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders.
6. Click Yes to confirm.
7. Uncheck the Hide file extensions for known file types.
8. Click OK.


Search for Hidden Files
By default, the Search companion does not search for hidden files. Because of this, you may be unable to find files, even though they exist on the drive.

To search for hidden or system files in Windows XP:

Click Start, click Search, click All files and folders, and then click More advanced options.

Click to select the Search hidden files and folders check boxes.

If you find regedit.com then delete it. If it won't delete then use click here

Then run some scans:

BitDefender Free Online Virus Scan
click here
Make sure you tick AutoClean under Scan Options.

Panda ActiveScan
click here
Make sure you tick Disinfect automatically under Scan Options.

Housecall at TrendMicro
click here
Make sure you tick Auto Clean.

eTrust Antivirus Web Scanner
click here

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