regedt32 caused program to no longer be able to be run
Posted on 2012-09-07
I have a program unable to register oleaut32.dll, resizer,dll, arwizard.dll so based on some research, I did what was recommended in regedt32, I started it, selected edit;permissions for the HKey_Class_Root, selected advanced button, made certain both checkboxes, inherit and replace were selected and clicked OK. It said it was not able to change some permissions and stopped. I did not save the registry prior to doing this.
I knew something was wrong with at the start/run command, it said it did not know what to do with cmd. It said a problem with the file associations. I could not then start any program from the start menu, click on properties for my computer. I could login but then the icons did not show the proper pictures, just the default icon. Nothing would run.
I tried to use the F8 key and selected use the last good configuration option but it did not change anything.
The only thing that really runs is Microsoft Outlook and Internet Explorer from the Start menu programs at the top of the screen. Outlook does a reconfigure each time but does appear to work.
It looks like I would need to restore to a prior version of the registry or something to resolve this problem.
What do I need to do?