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Windows 7: Weird Windows 7 Registry Issue - HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT

29 Mar 2010   #11

Windows 10 Pro X64

Try running it from an Elevated Command Prompt.

Click on the Start Orb and enter cmd
At the top, under Programs, you'll see cmd.exe
Right click on it and select Run as Administrator

The Command Prompt window should look like this:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Try running the subinacl command now.

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01 Apr 2010   #12

Windows 7 Home Edition (64 bits)


I'm running a software called Bellarc advisor. this software runs and tells you everything you have on your computer (hardware and everything). I have a red cross besides Administrator (disabled) under the local system accounts. Under Users, I have my account and it says I'm an administrator.Does it means that I'm not an administrator anymore ?

Any ideas!
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01 Apr 2010   #13

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)

No, that just means the hidden Administrator account is disabled. It is disabled by default in Windows 7.
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01 Jun 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=Administrators=f /grant=System=f /grant=Users=r /setowner=Administrators

Is good. I will do the ROOT key and all subkeys.

I was originally using the SubInACL tool to repair file and registry permissions when i found that it was failing alot of times at 'HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT'. I also get the 'egSetKeySecurity Error: 5 Access is denied'. So i tried out the method mentioned above but sadly it didn't work. I ran an elevated command prompt. Is there any way to solve this? Also, SubInACL failed alot of time at 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE'.

I am not very proficient at computers and so i sincerely hope someone here can help me. Also, what are the possible problems i might face because of these errors?
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01 Jun 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit)

Help anyone? I have been reading up a bit on the possible devastation giving yourself total access can cause and all i want to know know is what possible damage could occur to my computer, it being in the state that it is, with permissions being 'half given' if i understand my situation correctly.

Also, is there any way to reset the permissions without affecting the usage of my programs and what not?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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01 Jun 2010   #16

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

If you have made a backup image ( I assume you have )

Have you tried restoring any changes made by Tune Up utils - it must have some kind of restore/rescue module ?

Otherwise, you can give this a whirl. Not sure if it will do the trick , but it's free and only takes a few mins.

Rizone Security Restore | Rizone Technologies
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01 Jun 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit)

Thank you for your reply.

To be completely honest, i sadly did not make a backup image. I know that was the pinnacle of stupidity and have learned my lesson. However, my main concern is to reverse/repair any damage my system is currently suffering.

Also, as i mentioned above, i don't even know what might happen and would really appreciate it if someone could enlighten me on possible problems i might face.

I will give the utility you mentioned a try and get back to you.
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21 Jun 2010   #18

Windows 7 Home Edition (64 bits)

Hi guys,

It's still me. I have done the procedure but each time I get 45276 failed on 181 349 registry keys and the error seems to be RegSetKeySecurity : 5 Acces is Denied. I need your help again. I still have registry issues. Firefox give me error while trying to run ITMS protocol from Itunes.

Please guys, I really need the help from a Windows 7 guru or anybody. Just need the help!!

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21 Jun 2010   #19

Windows 7 Home Edition (64 bits)

Just another example. I tried to access .itms , under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, and i get an error stating ".itms cannot be opened. An error is preventing this key from being opened. Details : access is denied". When I look under the permission option, I get a message with a message like this "You do not have permission to view the current permission settings..."
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21 Jun 2010   #20

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)

@gouletjo did you ever get the Hidden Administrator Account working? Are you able to log on with it? If you can then you need to run the command I provided before. You need to reset all the premissions on the key:

subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=Administrators=f /grant=System=f /grant=Users=r /setowner=Administrators

If that does not work you can try this, however you MUST be logged on as the Hidden Administrator for this to work. Open Command Prompt and type:

secedit /configure /CFG %SystemRoot%\inf\defltbase.inf /DB defltbase.sdb /verbose /areas REGKEYS

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