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Windows XP Home regedit

by MJSCHADE / April 23, 2004 5:29 AM PDT

I have need to edit some of my registry files. No matter how I call up "regedit" is comes up then disappears within 5-10 seconds thus effectively making it unusable. Any suggestions what's wrong or better still how to correct?

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Re:Windows XP Home regedit
by Tufenuf / April 23, 2004 5:51 AM PDT
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Re:Re:Windows XP Home regedit
by MJSCHADE / April 23, 2004 8:12 PM PDT

Thank you!!! You solved my problem. I am broke right now but am more than willing to pay for your help. Tell me how. Thanks again. MJS

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Re:Re:Re:Windows XP Home regedit
by Tufenuf / April 23, 2004 8:41 PM PDT

MJS, Glad to help. Was it a virus and if so which one and how did you correct the problem? These answers will help others who may run into the same problem. Thanks for posting back.


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Re:Re:Re:Re:Windows XP Home regedit
by MJSCHADE / April 23, 2004 9:21 PM PDT

I have no idea. All I know is I followed your directions and deleted at least 50+ addresses in my registry. The problem was with "Symantec". I wish I could tell you more but I am really cyberilliterate. MJS

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