Issue - I tried to correct an invalid value of a subkey under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\, in doing so I got "ERROR WRITING THE VALUE'S NEW CONTENTS."
I decided to copy orig-key and rename and edit that. Copied OK, renamed OK, but could still not make changes to value. If it had of worked I had planned on deleting the orig-key and rename new-key to orig-key.
However, now have a new-key that I CANNOT remove!
I even tried editing under SAFE MODE.
As Admin I have FULL CONTROL permissions/ownership of the SUBKEY, but that doesn't seem to matter in the case of this SUBKEY or it's contents.....
I tried deleting the KEY using "export" to create a KEY-FILE and then editing the KEY-FILE by placing a minus sign in front of the key. I then saved the KEY-FILE and double clicked the file to update the registry. The pop-up-box stated that the entry was sucessfully entered into the registry. Great News? NOPE! The KEY was still in the registry, so "NO change occured"!
I tried deleting through the command prompt, "reg delete new-key /f".... Got ERROR - ACCESS IS DENIED!!
I then went to the Internet and downloaded AVENGER which is said it could remove the key. It tried but also didn't have andy luck and got Status: 0xc0000022 (STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED)..
I believe there is LOCK on the SUBKEY that can only be bypassed prior to windows loading...
So, is there a way to edit the registry prior to Windows loading?
Or is there a way to defeat the LOCK the registry has on the SUBkey!!
Any HELP would be appreciated!!