How to delete corrupt registry key in XP?
Posted on 2009-04-07
I'm trying to install a program on my FD's laptop but it keeps getting stuck and throwing 1402 error message about a particular registry key. From looking around it appears that i need to delete this corrupt key and then the install will go through ok. The only problem is that I've been unable to do this. It wont let me take ownership of the key even when logged in as Administrator in safe mode (throws an error). I've also tried running ccleaner without any joy. Can some kind person tell me how to get rid of a corrupt registry key when all else fails?