Learn why Regedit won't open in Windows® 7
What are the reasons behind an unresponsive Regedit in Windows 7? How can this problem be resolved?
The Regedit is an application to open the registry file through the command prompt. You can find this in the task manager (process tab). Some times if the user (administrator) tries to open the registry files through the regedit command, it cannot be enabled. It displays a message saying 'registry has been disabled by your administrator'. The Windows 7 regedit won’t open at times, and users will get the aforementioned message. This is one of the major issues that is observed in Windows 7 when user trying to open the registry files. Users can resolve this issue through gpedit.msc (command). However, it is not always successful in fixing the issue in Windows 7.
The various ways of resolving the issue with regedit in Windows 7 are discussed below:
- Solve this issue through gpedit.msc
- Take precaution while editing the registry
- Regedit commands
Solve this issue through gpedit.msc
First, select start, run and then enter gpedit.msc. Click ok. After this select the user configuration, then select administrative templates, select systems and right click on the editing tool. Click on edit, check the box, disable and then finally press ok. After that, shut down the Windows and restart the system. Once that is done, the regedit should be able to run.
Take precaution while editing the registry
Editing the registry is a very risky task. Windows is highly prone to registry corrections. If you make incorrect alterations, it may render your PC unstable. The better thing is, to take back ups of the registry. Nevertheless, you can restore it any time you want. You can edit the registry manually as well. If you don't edit properly the data will be lost. Consequently, you have to install the Operating System again.
The add command is used to add new sub key or register entry; delete command is used to delete the sub keys or entries from the registry; query is used for the display data in a sub key or a value. Another sub commands are copy, save, restore, load, import, export and unload.
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