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Regedit won't let me delete key

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Anonymous
April 12, 2005 4:27:19 PM

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Was having a hardware problem and the manufacturer's tech support suggested
deleting a certain key if it was present and reinstalling the hardware. I'm
a technical user, quite comfortable with modifying the registry but I've
never come across this. I tried to delete the key and got an error box
saying can't delete key XXX, error deleting key. That's it, no further info,
just error deleting key.

I was logged in as the machine's administrator, double checked that I had
full permissions to the key, still error deleting key. Any ideas?

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Anonymous
April 12, 2005 4:33:41 PM

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"Etrigan" <Etrigan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D E864059-0132-45B7-87FA-32F4E69D355C@microsoft.com...
> Was having a hardware problem and the manufacturer's tech support
> suggested
> deleting a certain key if it was present and reinstalling the hardware.
> I'm
> a technical user, quite comfortable with modifying the registry but I've
> never come across this. I tried to delete the key and got an error box
> saying can't delete key XXX, error deleting key. That's it, no further
> info,
> just error deleting key.
>
> I was logged in as the machine's administrator, double checked that I had
> full permissions to the key, still error deleting key. Any ideas?
>

Did you try it from safe mode?

Kerry
Anonymous
April 12, 2005 7:35:44 PM

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To assign permissions to a registry key
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...

To assign special access to a registry key
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...

To grant Full Control of a registry key
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...

To add users or groups to the audit list
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...

To add users or groups to the Permissions list
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...

To remove a user or group from the Permissions list
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...

To take ownership of a registry key
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...


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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:D E864059-0132-45B7-87FA-32F4E69D355C@microsoft.com,
Etrigan <Etrigan@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Was having a hardware problem and the manufacturer's tech support
> suggested deleting a certain key if it was present and reinstalling the
> hardware. I'm a technical user, quite comfortable with modifying the
> registry but I've never come across this. I tried to delete the key and
> got an error box saying can't delete key XXX, error deleting key. That's
> it, no further info, just error deleting key.
>
> I was logged in as the machine's administrator, double checked that I had
> full permissions to the key, still error deleting key. Any ideas?
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