Two More Methods to enable regedit

This two methods I discovered on Ramesh’s troubleshooting Windows site – windowsxp.mvps.org.

First method

Type this command in Run box and press Ok.

REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Second method

Using Group Policy editor. Once again in the Run box, type gpedit.msc and press Ok. Go to User Configuration-Administrative Templates-System, double click Disable registry editing tools and set it to Not Configured. Exit Group Policy editor.

UPDATE: Start your computer in safe mode with command prompt and type the following command to enable registry editor:-

reg delete HKCU\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\system /v “DisableRegistryTools”
and run HKLM\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\system /v “DisableRegistryTools”

After you have run both commands your registry editor should be enabled

Found this on Rahul’s website. It was showing others how to remove Brontok virus actually, but since Brontok too disables the Registry Editor so it’s worth a shot.        😀

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  1. […] Mashable! – The Social Networking Blog wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptThis two methods I discovered on Ramesh s troubleshooting Windows site – windowsxp.mvps.org. First method Type this command in Run box and press Ok. REG add HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f  Second method Using Group Policy editor. Once again in the Run box, type gpedit.msc and press Ok. Go to User Configuration-Administrative Templates-System, double click Disable registry editing tools and set […]

  2. How to Enable for gpedit.msc ?

  3. it is not working at all. the message box show that ther could be error in typing.

    regards

  4. @ Dr ahmadi – Dear Dr, you may try and download a vb script by Doug Knox to enable back your registry editor. Please go to http://www.dougknox.com/security/scripts_desc/regtools.htm
    right click the link and be sure to save it as regtools.vbs
    Hope this method work for you. After you have downloaded regtool.vbs, just double-click the file you download and your Registry Editor should be working.

    • that rahul website..you gave us..its very interesting but i can seem to enter the site. i already been registered but i got on the first page ..there’s no buttons on how to enter it…can you help me?

      • @pagzz : I can’t help you there, sorry. Apparently the website is for invited members only. Previously that wasn’t the case.

  5. tnx..

  6. my gpedit, regedit, folder option has been disable due to virus. plz help me what should i do. must reply.
    sourabh soni

  7. @ sourabh : Please take a look at my post – https://pcproblems.wordpress.com/2008/02/14/restrictions-set-by-virusesspywares/
    and download the tool mentioned in that post.
    Hope that helps! And if you have Spybot Search & Destroy, please run that too.

  8. thanks Ramesh ,
    nw i am able to open registry
    tanks a lot again

  9. thanks for everything!

  10. Thanks for thehelp!!!

  11. Hello Ramesh
    First Method working well. Thanks i got regedit.

    But why 2nd method gives the same error?
    o.k.thanx a lot . good try.good luck.

  12. “REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f”

    i tried this one on run command and its working….thank you

  13. @heretic: Thanks for the info

  14. simple and power full solutions for all kind of system problems

  15. thanks man! work great! ahahaha i locked myself from my registry tool. now its solve! great job!

  16. follow this steps

    Step 1: Hit the window or click start button then press “r” or simply click the run

    Step 2: type gpedit.msc

    Step 3: Click on Administrative Templates

    Step 4: Click the System and locate the Prevent access to registry editing tools and double click on it

    Step 5: Select the enabled on the optionbutton the click apply.

    This will make a policy to prevent access to the registry editing tools, The computer will automatically made the policy.

    Step 6: After clicking on apply select the disabled in the option button then click the apply again then click ok button when finished.

    @Selvaraj: Thanks for the information and tips.

  17. Sir i try it but its not working plz help me
    the virus name is new folder.exe

  18. tnx a lot! d first method worked. however, the gpedit.msc is not recognized. it has been deleted. help!

  19. Thanks. it’s work

  20. Thx dear ,
    great trick to enable regedit all dear plz chk my website http://www.rinkusaini.co.cc i provide very useful stuff and tricks …………………………

  21. As i have to install linux of obuntu version in virtual pc of windows but i cant get success in installing the same. plz guide me.

  22. tried And successsssssssssss

  23. I hav tried many ways to enable my regedit but all atempd faild whenever i type regedit in run command and press enter the screen goes off in a second and i am nt able to see the regedit screen plz help!

  24. mindblowing first was good

  25. yes this good idea brother, i will try it!

    http://computerdux.net

  26. Thank you so much! I used the REG add method and it worked great! Regedit is now opening again 🙂

  27. nice work dude. my regedit was restored by method two. at first i was hesistant because the registry editor is set to not configured. what i did is i set it to enabled then apply and set it again to not configure then apply. then magic… it works.

  28. Thanks friend it worked for me.

  29. Thanks alot for your suggestions.
    Your methods have solved my prolem.

  30. hi,

    My regedit does not work, when i run regedit a dialogue box appear ,”regedit is disabled by your administrator”.

    i check gpedit.msc \user configuration\admin tools\system\prevent regedit tools it is NOT CONFIGURED

    WHAT CAN I DO …. HELP ME

    @Santhosh: Please see my previous post here

  31. not working for me

  32. post ur question i m here to solve n probs related to virus………………..noob

  33. PakNik, it’s a fantastic method!

  34. Its really great man, Your first method worked. i owe you….

    Thanks alot……….

  35. I cnat believe the first method just worked ive been trying for so long and Boom all of a sudden i copy and paste some gibrish and i can access my registry Thank YOU

  36. thanks man…first method works

  37. thank u !

  38. So so thanks dear. i love u. u have slved my problem of regediting. i dont forget u from ur guidence. again thanks dear………..

  39. So so thanks dear.

    . u have slved my problem of regediting. i dont forget u from ur guidence. again thanks dear………..

  40. Great Post! Thanks

  41. thanks for the help i was now able to run regedit, enable task manager and the folder option as well. salamat…………..

  42. Interesting Read

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