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    My regedit.exe file is 'missing'

    Hello Folks...

    Recently I purchased 'software' and had to go through the usual proceedure of 'Registration'

    When I enter the codes given by the 'supplier' I get the message of

    Windows cannot find 'regedit.exe' on your computer. So I went into Search - Run and typed in regedit.exe and it tells me that it could not find it.

    I have been nobbled I think because I am also having problems with IE6 that goes off on a tangent of duplicating the page 'cannot find the server' at an alarming pace. So perhaps these problems are related.

    I do hope that with my limited 'jargon' you will be able to understand my problem.

    Thank you in antisipation.

    Bob UK
    On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the escape key.

    MS Windows 8.1 (64 bit) - Intel Core i5-440S - CPU @ 2.80 Ghz - 8.0GB RAM - AMD Radeon R7 240 - CCleaner, BullGuard, Easy Cleaner, SpyBot.

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    Try putting your XP CD in your drive, and go to Start|Run|sfc /scannow

    That should replace any corrupt or missing system files.


    Liam
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    Liam many thaks for your fast response.

    The CD that was supplied with this computer from PC World was a rescue disk as I recall and I am d.. if I can find it at this moment.

    My daughter runs Windows XP Professional on her computer....mine is Home edition.

    Would her CD do the trick ??

    Help... Many thanks..

    Bob UK
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    MS Windows 8.1 (64 bit) - Intel Core i5-440S - CPU @ 2.80 Ghz - 8.0GB RAM - AMD Radeon R7 240 - CCleaner, BullGuard, Easy Cleaner, SpyBot.

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    I think it *should* work, to be honest i've never tried it, try it, if it works, a small box should popup to show it is doing something, and then go off again....remove the disc, reboot, and see how things go with the install.


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    Try doing
    Start > Run > Regedit

    Does it start or do you get a DOS looking window, or does it appear to start and then end.

    Also, try doing
    Start > Run > Regedit.exe

    If you are experiencing the first symptoms, you have a virus.

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    WhitPhil many thanks for your help too..

    Try doing
    Start > Run > Regedit

    This result is...Windows cannot find 'regedit.exe' etc

    Does it start or do you get a DOS looking window, or does it appear to start and then end.

    Also, try doing
    Start > Run > Regedit.exe

    This result was the same as before... Windows cannot find 'regedit.

    If you are experiencing the first symptoms, you have a virus.

    Trying Start Run sfc /scannow I get a flas of a black empty screen with my daughters CD.
    On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the escape key.

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    Hello BobUK

    You cannot use an XP Pro CD to run sfc on an XP Home system.

    I too think you have a virus like Sircam or Swen

    Run these online scans.Take a note of anything they find in case some repairs are needed later. Let then fix anything they find.

    Panda http://www.pandasoftware.com/actives..._principal.htm

    Trend Micro Housecall http://housecall.trendmicro.com/


    If they don`t fix it try running this tool
    http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/ven...oval.tool.html

    Post back if these don`t help

    Elaine



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    If her CD is retail and yours is OEM, her CD may not be of any help. OEM computers usually have their own required gobbledygook that isn't found on retail CDs. You're best off using the rescue disk if you can find it.

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    Check the Recycle Bin.
    Open your mind, not your computer.

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    Folks I appretiate your replies, but this virus is going 'bonkers' at the moment so while my daughter is in the shower I am using her computer to say I appretiate your help and 'bear with me'

    I WILL BE BACK

    Regards

    Bob UK
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    MS Windows 8.1 (64 bit) - Intel Core i5-440S - CPU @ 2.80 Ghz - 8.0GB RAM - AMD Radeon R7 240 - CCleaner, BullGuard, Easy Cleaner, SpyBot.

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    There should be a spare copy of Regedit.exe in the Windows\System32\Dllcache folder. Copy it into the main Windows folder and it ought to work.
    Nick.

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    Dunedin...Thanks to you for your input but the 'virus' will not let me get into these sites, the system runs out of time to load up.

    I am using my daughters PC at the moment.

    Regards
    BobUK
    On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the escape key.

    MS Windows 8.1 (64 bit) - Intel Core i5-440S - CPU @ 2.80 Ghz - 8.0GB RAM - AMD Radeon R7 240 - CCleaner, BullGuard, Easy Cleaner, SpyBot.

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    Igbpop...Thanks also for your input. I still cannot find the Windows XP-CD that came with the machine, I have searched and given up at the moment.

    Excuse my ignorance but what does OEM stand for ?

    Regards
    BobUK
    On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the escape key.

    MS Windows 8.1 (64 bit) - Intel Core i5-440S - CPU @ 2.80 Ghz - 8.0GB RAM - AMD Radeon R7 240 - CCleaner, BullGuard, Easy Cleaner, SpyBot.

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    Robert M...Thanks also for your input..I have a 'major fault' of keeping my PC too clean I am afraid.

    Regards
    BobUK
    On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the escape key.

    MS Windows 8.1 (64 bit) - Intel Core i5-440S - CPU @ 2.80 Ghz - 8.0GB RAM - AMD Radeon R7 240 - CCleaner, BullGuard, Easy Cleaner, SpyBot.

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    Supersparks...Thank you also for your suggestion..

    There should be a spare copy of Regedit.exe in the Windows\System32\Dllcache folder. Copy it into the main Windows folder and it ought to work

    This is one area in my computer that I have never been...Could you tell me how ? Please...

    Regards
    BobUK
    On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the escape key.

    MS Windows 8.1 (64 bit) - Intel Core i5-440S - CPU @ 2.80 Ghz - 8.0GB RAM - AMD Radeon R7 240 - CCleaner, BullGuard, Easy Cleaner, SpyBot.

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