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Core Refuses to allow Delete of Reg Keys

Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:54 pm
by cumbres
When using the Registry cleaner I am told that about 18 registry entries can not be removed because Windows Core doesn't allow it. I have shown a few of the errors below. Can anyone help? I have uninstalled this program (quicktime). I don't know what else to do to get these keys deleted.

Thanks!

[14:51:58 - Error]: Failed to remove "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\QuickTime.qhtm : EditFlags"! Windows core returned the following error: "Access is denied."
[14:51:58 - Error]: Failed to remove "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\QuickTime.qhtm"! Windows core returned the following error: "Access is denied."
[14:51:58 - Error]: Failed to remove "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\QuickTime.qhtm\DefaultIcon"! Windows core returned the following error: "Access is denied."
[14:51:58 - Error]: Failed to remove "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\QuickTime.qhtm\DefaultIcon : @"! Windows core returned the following error: "Access is denied."
[14:51:58 - Error]: Failed to remove "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\QuickTime.qhtm\shell"! Windows core returned the following error: "Access is denied."
[14:51:58 - Error]: Failed to remove "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\QuickTime.qhtm\shell : @"! Windows core returned the following error: "Access is denied."
[14:51:58 - Error]: Failed to remove "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\QuickTime.qhtm\shell\open"! Windows core returned the following error: "Access is denied."
[14:51:58 - Error]: Failed to remove "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\QuickTime.qhtm\shell\open\command"! Windows core returned the following error: "Access is denied."
[14:51:58 - Error]: Failed to remove "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\QuickTime.qhtm\shell\open\command : @"! Windows core returned the following error: "Access is denied."

Re: Core Refuses to allow Delete of Reg Keys

Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:25 am
by tullik
You could try changing permissions with RegEdit.

See if it lets you give your userid "Full control" for the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\QuickTime.qhtm key.

If it does, Windows core might let PowerTools remove those entries.

Re: Core Refuses to allow Delete of Reg Keys

Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:43 am
by cumbres
I did the permissions trick without success. I finally got brave and used Regedit to delete the offending items. It did it without problem. Now everything is fine. But I still don't know what was so special about those keys that JV16 couldn't get them.