Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Windows cannot find regedit need HELP!

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    Windows cannot find regedit need HELP!

    My computer has two separate drives: A 120GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. Windows 8 is installed on the SSD and intend to use this drive (C: just to store the operating system). I want everything else stored of the HDD which is labeled as my D: drive. To avoid program files from being installed on my C: by default (Like Origin games, which does not ask you the location where you wish to install) I changed the default installation direction in the registration. Here is exactly what I did:

    - run regedit
    -accessed HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    -changed ProgramFilesDir PATH from C:\Program Files to D:\Program files, along with ProgramFilesDir (x86)
    -Rebooted to allow changes to take affect

    When the computer rebooted I tried to run regedit again and an error notification came up that says:

    Windows cannot find C:\Windows\regedit.exe. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.

    I'm assuming I made a mistake when entering the new path names but I can no longer view the registry to see if that is the case because no matter what I do I cannot get regedit to run. I have been looking around everywhere for a solution.

    -tried running regedt32 or regedit32 or REGEDIT

    - the regedit.exe does exist in the system. When I open C:\Windows I can see the regedit application

    - I tried doing a system reset with Alt + F10 but it says the C: drive is not there.

    - I can download things but not install them.

    Please if you have any advise on how to fix this.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    I had this problem recently. My fix is on this page (Step 3 PATH environment variable was messed up)
    How to fix Windows cannot find regedit.exe error
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows cannot find regedit need HELP!

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
regedit initalkeyboardindicators reverting windows 8
hello! i am trying to disable numlock on my login screen, so i went to regedit and the initialkeyboardindicators key was at two, and doing a google search told me i need to change it to 0, i tried changing it to 0 and then restarted my pc and numlock was still on, so i went back to regedit to find...
General Support
How Do I UN-Merge From Regedit?
How do I UN-merge a previously-merged .reg file from the registry? Windows 8.1
General Support
.regs changed system language, can't find them in regedit?
I can't find the .regs I'm looking for via regedit, and I need to remove them. I installed a custom theme and added the .regs to change the font, but it also changed my system language from Norwegian to English despite my settings still being set for Norwegian. I reverted to a standard theme and...
Dell laptop wont boot to windows after regedit mistake W8
Hi everyone, this is my 1st post. I've been lurking for a few months for answer to general tech support issues and it seems if anyone can help with this issue they can definitely be found on this forum. So I decided to get a little too confident and tried to fix an issue with bluetooth on my Dell...
General Support
GPEdit vs RegEdit?
Hi, I'm not sure if this has been asked before but is it generally better to tweak, disable and hide Windows features via GPEdit (Group Policy Editor) or RegEdit (Registry Editor) given the Windows version has both for the user to choose from? I'm asking both from a security stand point and...
Performance & Maintenance
Windows 8 WMC regedit question
Hi I finally decided to make a account after lurking here for a bit, but I just have a quick question to anyone who has the Windows 8 with windows media center pack. I was going back to just the w8pro following this tutorial ...
General Support
For those with WinPatrol & those who use regedit
The picture shows how to protect System Restore using WinPatrol. Here is the help page it came from- BillP Studios - WinPatrol Registry Monitoring Scripts You can add the registry code manually, if you wish to. As always, be careful editing the registry. Back it up first.:)
Software and Apps

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook