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Windows 7: Regedit wont run, and grant admin full control context menu wont work

06 Sep 2011   #11
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

This looks like a file permissions problem. You should be logged in as Administrator to correct this.

Open C:\Windows, locate regedit.exe file and right click on the file and select properties.

Go to Security tab and check the administrator's rights for this program. If it is not full control, click on Advanced, go to Owner tab and change owner to Administrator. Close the dialog box and change the Administrator's rights to "Full Control". Now hopefully you should be able to change the compatibility mode from Win 95 to Win 7 and execute the program.
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
Or alternatively you may search on Google and download one of the free registry editors like

Registrar Registry Manager 6.52
or
O&O RegEditor
or
any other freely downloadable registry editors for window 7 and use.


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06 Sep 2011   #12
ElliottGenocide

64 bit - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I am logged on as an administrator, I've checked and double checked all of that, I take good care of my computer and I have no malware of any kind.
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06 Sep 2011   #13
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

What happens if you boot to Safe Mode and login as Administrator.

Note that you have to enable the hidden Administrator account first.
Quote:
Open a Command Prompt
To enable: Enter net user administrator /active:yes
To disable: Enter net user administrator /active:no
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06 Sep 2011   #14
ElliottGenocide

64 bit - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I get the same error message as I mentioned above.
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06 Sep 2011   #15
J.R.

W7PRO/ULT 32/64
 
 

Your Compatibility tab is ok, that's the way it should be. Show me 3 pictures of your Security tab ( Administrators and Users highlighted, and also the Advanced tab).
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06 Sep 2011   #16
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

In regedit Properties, click on Help me choose the settings, see if that gets you any where.
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06 Sep 2011   #17
ElliottGenocide

64 bit - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Here's the three you asked for I believe. And I've already checked that, that doesnt seem to apply to my issue for some reason.


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Regedit wont run, and grant admin full control context menu wont work-administrators.jpg Regedit wont run, and grant admin full control context menu wont work-users.jpg Regedit wont run, and grant admin full control context menu wont work-advanced.jpg 
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06 Sep 2011   #18
J.R.

W7PRO/ULT 32/64
 
 

Thanks for pictures. Looks ok, you have the permissions ok. Have you tried booting into Safe Mode and trying to run regedit?
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06 Sep 2011   #19
J.R.

W7PRO/ULT 32/64
 
 

If you can't run regedit in Safe Mode, it's quite possible your regedit.exe is corrupt.

You might try doing a SFC:

System File Checker

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
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06 Sep 2011   #20
ElliottGenocide

64 bit - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

No it doesn't work in safemode either, and I already tried the SFC Scan, no such luck.
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