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Please Help, Cannot open Regedit (hijackthis log) [RESOLVED]


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I meant to copy the "C:\Windows\regedit.exe" to "C:\Windows\System32"
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still doesnt work. heres a pointless picture, just to show you about the .pif thing.

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Also, Before, I copied Regedit.exe CMD.exe and Taskmgr.exe to my desktop, so maybe that has something to do with something?
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If you copied and didn't move, I can't see that as your problem.

So, no matter what we do, regedit doesn't work... can you double click the regedit.exe icon in the System32 folder and have it work?
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Yes, If I click it on My Desktop, or System32, it works fine.
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Check C:\WINDOWS\System32 for the following files: Config.net, Autoexec.nt, Command.com.
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make that config.nt
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I have Command.Com Config.Nt
..and autoexec.net in

C:\Windows\repair.

Edited by mattiscool, 14 July 2005 - 03:41 PM.

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Go to the C:\Windows\Repair folder and copy the autoexec.nt file from there to the C:\Windows\System32 folder.

Then try regedit again.
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well it says something different now:

Invalid PRogram File Name. Please Check your pif file
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it bugs me, that it isnt a .pif file. it just says it, (if you saw the pic i posted)
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Did you ever end up deleting that pif/bak file?
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i overwrote it, with the one from C:\Windows...here are the only regedits i have.

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Edited by mattiscool, 14 July 2005 - 03:55 PM.

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There shouldn't BE a regedit.pif... this has to be virus residue. That's what's ticking me off. I've scanned my system 100 times already just to make sure.

Try this http://www.visualtou...oads/xp_fix.exe

Download and run that. Gerryf, a staff member, suggested it in another thread.
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nope. Still got that same message. its ticking me off to. it says

its basically like when i try and open regedit from run, it tries to open "regedit.pif" but ive looked, and there is no regedit.pif
plus it says C:\Windows\system32\regedit.pif
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