Changes involving registry do not take effect

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I have a winXP machine in for repair. Every time I make any change that
involves the registry it is reversed - usually immediately. For
example: I change to "classic menu" and it reverses to XP menu after
reboot; I choose "view hidden files and folders" and it just ignores
me; I try to reinstall the printer and it says "RPC ...not found".
Other symptoms include the left side of the XP menu being blank and
"classic view" not available in control panel.

I've searched Google and Google groups aswell as MS.com but I just
can't seem to come up with a search phrase that matches the solution.

All help appreciated.

Pete
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Should have said...this is XP home SP2 with all the updates applied. No
    viruses or spyware. RPC _is_ running.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Dunno if this will help, but I've recently learned that there are permissions
    on registry keys that can prevent even Adminstrators from changing the
    values. Luckily, in the 3 cases that I've tried, I was able to find a
    workaround on assigning permissions in the registry.

    "nuckle_shuffler@yahoo.co.uk" wrote:

    > Should have said...this is XP home SP2 with all the updates applied. No
    > viruses or spyware. RPC _is_ running.
    >
    >
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