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Old 07-18-2006, 10:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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When i try regedit in normal mode the command prompt comes up and goes away.

When i try regedit in safemode it says The NTVDM cpu has encountered an illegal instruction

C:\windows\system32\regedit.com

cs:0553 IP: 0102

OP:ff ff 8a c4 8b chose close to terminate the application.



What should I do?

I really need to edit my registry
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Old 07-18-2006, 10:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You have malware my friend.

regedit.com is NOT a windows system file. Search for "Regedit.com" and delete it. It's probably sitting in your system32 directory or something. (Default for the REAL regedit system file is not system32 directory) A lot of malware coders like to place files there.
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how do you run msconfig cleanup?

nevermind i needed to download it first.
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I ran mcafee virusScan, adaware se and spybot.

doesn't run slow while i do that cause my system is fast.
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go to msconfig via start, run, the uncheck everything except your antivirus and firewall then choose apply, ok, dont restart, then run msconfig cleanup and check everything and it will remove those entries.
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ummm i don't have a C:\windows\system32

My system32 folder isn't there.

I never delete any windows folders.
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What system32 folder?
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You have malware my friend.

regedit.com is NOT a windows system file. Search for "Regedit.com" and delete it. It's probably sitting in your system32 directory or something. (Default for the REAL regedit system file is not system32 directory) A lot of malware coders like to place files there.
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What system32 folder?
The important system32 file that you need to run Windows correctly, i do believe.

Try a Windows Repair.
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