Hi, For some reason when i click on 'Run' and type regedit into the box i get a message 'regedit is not a valid Win32 application'. In the past i have had no problem accessing it ,can someone please advise how to get it back. I run XP pro. with SP2. Regards
You may need to enable viewing of hidden files and folders:
1. Click Start. 2. Click My Computer. 3. Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options. 4. Select the View Tab. 5. Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders. 6. Click Yes to confirm. 7. Uncheck the Hide file extensions for known file types. 8. Click OK.
Search for Hidden Files By default, the Search companion does not search for hidden files. Because of this, you may be unable to find files, even though they exist on the drive.
To search for hidden or system files in Windows XP:
Click Start, click Search, click All files and folders, and then click More advanced options.
Click to select the Search hidden files and folders check boxes.
If you find regedit.com then delete it. If it won't delete then use click here
Then run some scans:
BitDefender Free Online Virus Scan click here Make sure you tick AutoClean under Scan Options.
Panda ActiveScan click here Make sure you tick Disinfect automatically under Scan Options.
Housecall at TrendMicro click here Make sure you tick Auto Clean.