Cannot delete Registry key

I run Windows XP Professional Service Pack II.

I got Registry keys corrupted. I need to delete the subkeys in Protected Storage System Provider. Whatever the subkey I try to delete, I get"Error: cannot delete key"
Any help welcome,
dbessis
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hewittgConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Use REGEDT32 instead of REGEDIT and before you try and delete, check the security settings on the registry entry you are trying to del;ete

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hewittgCommented:
Also make sure you are an administrator on the machine
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KickRCommented:
If the above fails try the following:
Move your harddrive to another computer and boot from that computers hard drive.
Go to regedit
click file and choose load hive (first click on HKLM or HKU)
browse to the location of the registry on your hard drive and load it as hive
now you can browse the registry of your computer without any user rights in the way!
after deleting the keys save it and replace your old file (keep a backup of the old registry).
Move the hard drive back to your housing and walla....

Good luck!!
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jgiordanoCommented:
Hi dbessis,
when you select the key in regedit go to edit > permissions and verify that you have full control

Good luck; Have a good one!
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gothicbloodyCommented:
hi dbessis check this may help u :
http://www.iisoftware.net
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Asta CuCommented:
Curious what indicators you had about corrupted registry keys.  Just don't want you to chase something that another route may resolve.  Also, prior to modifying any registry items, be sure to export them/save them so you can restore them.  Using the Registry Editor can cause chaos and force you to completely reinstall everything if things go awry.  Were there error messages, or notes in the Event Logs that lead you to this point?
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dbessisAuthor Commented:
hewittg
Yes. It works exactly the way you say.
Thanks,
dbessis
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hewittgCommented:
Glad I could help

Glenn
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Asta CuCommented:
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