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If you mean that you cannot launch regedit from the RUN command your file may be corrupted.
If you have the original OS CD then you can insert it in the CD ROM, restart the computer and when it asks you what you want to do select repair.
When it restarts your problem may be fixed. Remember before doing this to save any critical data.
If this fails, send a followup question.

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1 If Folder Options is disabled but Registry Editor is still working in your system, then you can enable Folder Options by editing Windows Registry. Type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter. it'll open Registry Editor, now go to following keys:

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The DVD disc drive icon has dissapeared from my computer.


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Before doing the procedure, save a copy of the registry. Click File, then Export using the menu at the top of the Registry Editor Window:

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Follow these steps:

1: Start the registry editor from start menu by typing regedit in Run dialog box.

2: Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Services/UsbStor

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To disable usb ports we have to do some registry settings and change the key to 4.

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Follow these steps:

1: Start the registry editor from start menu by typing regedit in Run dialog box.

2: Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Services/UsbStor
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Registry Editor, Task manager, Command Prompt Disabled


hi, your computer is attacked by virus .install some antivirus and scan the system to resolve this problem .

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Method 1 :- Using REG.EXE Console Tool

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