error deleting key in clsid

May 2, 2011 at 08:22:24
Specs: Windows Vista, amd athlon 64/2620mb
my problem relates to vbscript error 2738.i am advised to delete 2 entries in the registry using the following path HCKU>SOFTWARE>CLASSES>CLSID>HIGHLIGHT THE NAMED FILES AND DELETE.however whilst one file appears to heve been deleted without any problem the other file cannot be deleted "Error deleting file"

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#1
May 2, 2011 at 08:59:37
Hope you made a backup of the registry before you try this.

You need to edit the registry as an admin user.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#2
May 2, 2011 at 10:37:38
Hi Jefro I have ran the following prog as suggested,Reg key>permissions>advance >owners tab>Administrator>check box>replace owner>apply>select user>apply,but this didn't seem to work either as the "error deleting key" is still coming up!.So my young friend what now?

Regards

Eric Johnston


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#3
May 2, 2011 at 13:12:02
Guess you could try safe mode or boot to a live cd and edit it remotely.

Could it be that the file or key doesn't exist?

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#4
May 3, 2011 at 06:04:32
HI Jefro,again, many thanks for you last memo,I am a bit more confused now as I don't understand what you mean by "safe mode or boot to a live c/d and edit remotely,I seem to remember from past problems that by hitting one of the "F" keys
windows gives you a number of start up options,including starting windows in "Safe mode" but what do you mean by boot to a live c.d.and edit remotely? all this is somewhat confusing to a computer virgin, like myself! At the end of the day,would a total wipe of the C: drive and a reinstallation of windows vista be likely to cure the problem? The current hard drive is partitioned with a recovery program in the D: sector,so you have the option to run a recovery program in the event of any crash,but this may not be the same as formatting the C: partition and doing a full installation from the windows vista cd.in conclusion regarding your comment about the file maybe not being there in the first place, this is quite possible.I have tried on a number of occasions to delete the registry entry using Reg delete in the command option,but on each occasion I got various messages regarding errors,not recognised or syntax errors.I know that writing strings in the command option can be quite tricky as you have to be extremely accurate as any errors or omissions can result in error messages.Right my friend, enough drivel for one day methinks! I look forward to having your thoughts,especially on the suggestion of a reinstallation of vista,providing that may help with the problem of vbscripts which is what all this carry on is originally about

Regards

Eric Johnston


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#5
May 3, 2011 at 08:28:06
Regedit is not for beginners. If you didn't understand what I posted then you should not be in the registry.

I have only had to edit a registry to correct an issue a very few times in my life and I have worked around computers for decades.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#6
May 3, 2011 at 11:24:45
Yes,Jefro,your point about the registry is well taken.It may be a case of "fools rush in etc" but I have,on a number of occasions when doing full deletions of programs have gone into the registry to delete any references to a particular program,without,it must be said,any major problems.I have just run a couple of installations in the cmd menu as follows "Regsvr32 vbscript.dll and Regsvr32 jscript.dll" and on both occasions i get a pop up menus saying that these programs have been successfuly registered, or words to that effect.So being unable to delete entries in clsid may not be such a problem.Anyway I am now putting this issue to rest,as I am totall bored of the whole issue,but once again I am grateful for all your help in this matter

Kind regards

Eric Johnston


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#7
May 3, 2011 at 15:40:59
Sorry I was of little help.

It may be time for a clean install from oem disks. I have found that to be almost 100% effective.

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#8
May 4, 2011 at 06:13:15
Hi Jefro,I think your final post says it all.I am having no success,whatsoever trying to resolve the problem of running vbscripts,so I shall give your suggestion for a reinstallation of vista serious consideration,again many thanks.

Regards

Eric Johnston
PS I think we should now consider this incident closed
EJ


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