Followed your instructions and came across the following
Export and Delete the ProtectedStorage Value WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
Export and then delete the ProtectedStorage key from the following: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services
Click Start, point to Programs, and then click MS-DOS Prompt. Type the following command: c:\windows\system\pstores.exe -install
This command replaces the correct ProtectedStorage registry key. Quit all programs and restart the computer.
Question is how do I export and delete the protected storage value.