Window XP - Registry Editor

Window XP - Registry Editor

Post by QVM » Wed, 09 Nov 2005 05:29:07


My computer has got some trojans that de-activate my anti-virus program. To
solve this problem, Norton requires me to do some editing in my Window XP
(Home Edition) registry. However, when I type 'regedit' in Start/Run/Open
window, the window says,
"Window cannot find 'regedite'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and
then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click
Search."

I have also tried typing "%systemroot%\syswow64\regedit", the window says,
"C:\WINDOWS\syswow64 refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be
on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure that
the disk is prpoerly inserted, or that you are connected to the Internet or
your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the
information might have been moved to a different location."

Does anyone have a similar experience, and how to solve it?
 
 
 

Window XP - Registry Editor

Post by Colin Barn » Wed, 09 Nov 2005 05:43:43

If you are running Home, then you do not have \syswow64. This newsgroup is
for Windows XP Pro x64 (64-bit Windows), not Home. You might try in the
microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics newsgroup.

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Window XP - Registry Editor

Post by Andre Da C » Wed, 09 Nov 2005 06:13:34

Windows pointed out your mistake - "Window cannot find 'regedite' it seems
that when you type it back in some how the mis spelt file that was saved in
memory is selected and mistakenly launched. type in regedit and use the
mouse and press OK
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