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    Registry Entry Removal Problem Windows XP

    I am currently running Windows XP-3 on my older desktop. While cleaning the registry with JV16 found an entry for seagate which is a leftover frm a program I had uninstalled several months ago. I keep trying to delete it but Windows wont let me The entry is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Seagate\Scheduler. It shows simple default value. Is there anyway I can get rid of this?

    Peter Emch
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    Hi Peter,

    Back up your registry first!
    Try to right-click the key in the tree, and select "Permissions".
    In the advanced settings (button: "Advanced", tab "Owner"), change the owner to the user you are logged on with. Check the box with the text "Replace ownership on underlying objects".
    As owner, you should be able to delete it.

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    Thank you Elco. Tried as recommended, however system will not allow me to change owner. Tried both, Administyrator and myself who has administrative rights. No luck.

    Peter
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    Peter,

    Try booting into Safe Mode and see if you can accomplish it from there. You may still need to use Eelcos method.
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    If Windows won't let you it's likely to be a registry permission issue, as enjoy has mentioned. Luckily for you there is an easy solution - don't bother removing the entry, it won't make any difference to your PC.

    cheers, Paul

    p.s. Registry Cleaner = snake oil
    Last edited by Paul T; 2012-03-31 at 02:06.

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