Disabled registry edit & not showing file ext

Hcl infosystems limited / Infinity
March 7, 2010 at 07:32:07
Specs: Windows XP Pro-sp3, P4-2.8GHz/512MB
Recently I found that registry editing in my Win XP-Pro-sp3 PC has been disabled by Administrator, which I never did. To check whether this problem was due to virus infection, I unchecked "hide extentions" from Folder option menue, but file extentions are not showing. I use Nod 32-2.7 fully updated & Zone alarm free. Operating from safe mode (administrator) didn't help. Kindly note that I never use administrator password & nobody is using my PC. I didn't restore the system because I was not sure when the problem actually started.
Kindly suggest some remedy


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March 7, 2010 at 08:31:20
jgp123, For a starter follow the instructions at the link below.

Registry Editing Has Been Disabled By Your Administrator
Step by Step Methods for Fixing Registry Editor



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April 2, 2010 at 12:00:25
Hi Tufenuf,
Firstly, my sincere apology for being late in reverting back to you. Many thanks for your suggestion.The vbs file mentioned by you worked wonder & registry edit now enabled. In this connection I would like to share my recent experience from my office PC(XP-pro-sp3) which showed similar registry problem. AMC agent rectified the problem with another type of tricks as below
"REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f"
-When registry editor is disabled &

"REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f"
-when task manager is disabled

They rectified the registry problem by a novel means i.e. copying & pasting the quoted portion(without quotes) on Run command & clicked O.K.
Can you pl. throw some light about this procedure?

However, two problems they could not solve- enabling viewing hidden files & folders including system files & unhide extentions of known file types.

Can u pl. guide on these issues so that I can enrich my knowledge further.

Thanks & regards,


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