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RegEdit will not start up

RegEdit will not start up

RegEdit will not start up

(OP)
I am running a VAIO PIII500. When I try to run RegEdit, the cursor turns to an hourglass for a moment and then normalizes and RegEdit does not run. It is not a corrupt RegEdit file as I have copied the file from the cabs and tried again. It does not crash or produce an error message...it just won't start.

RE: RegEdit will not start up

Did you rebuild the computer before you started using it? We run a lot of Win 98 VAIO laptops that never work quite right until we format the drives and start fresh.

RE: RegEdit will not start up

(OP)
It was rebuilt at (blush) CompUSA where it had been used as a demo. Of course it was rebuilt with Sony's disks. However, regedit used to work. I suspect some other software is interfering with it. Does anyone know if there are any known conflicts?

RE: RegEdit will not start up

The registry entry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft_\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\DisableRegistryTools may be set to a non-zero value. Try booting to the command prompt and running regedit.exe to delete the key, if it exists.

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