7 Ways to Fix ”Registry editing has been disabled by Your administrator “

by Venkat eswarlu on April 2, 2009

in Troubleshooting

 7 Ways to Fix ”Registry editing has been disabled by Your administrator “

Whenever your computer gets infected with a Virus, Registry Editor is the one which is going to be disabled. I already posted an article on how to access to disabled registry editor, but I am not satisfied as if the threat level of Virus is high, these two methods will not suffice to fix access to the registry editor problem.

So here, I am providing all possible ways for you to get access to registry editor including two methods mentioned in that post.

1. Access Registry editor with Symantec’s Tool: When your computer is infected with virus, these viruses make changes in shell/command/open keys in the registry such a way that whenever you try to open the registry editor, these viruses will run. Hence, they prevent access to the registry by showing “registry editor has been disabled by  your administrator”.

Fix: download UnHookexec.inf developed by Symantec and install.

2. Access Registry Editor with VB script file: Download VB script file from (update: Seems the author has removed the file) the doug Knox Website, (who is Microsoft’s MVP) and run it. If you get any warning, click ‘OK’ to continue. After VB Script file enables registry editor, restart your computer and access the registry.

3. Access Registry With Registry Fix Tool: Download Registry Fix  Tool, run it, click Fix Registry to get access to registry.

 7 Ways to Fix ”Registry editing has been disabled by Your administrator “

4. Access Registry with RRTDownload RRT and run it, select RRT personal edition and fix registry editor problem.

5. Access Registry with Disk heal:Download Disk Heal and in Fix tab click ‘ Fix’ opposite to Registry Editor Inaccessibility .

6 .Access Registry with Group Policy Editor:

Start>Run>type gpedit.msc

Select User Configuration>Administrative Templates>System

In the right pane, select ‘Prevent access to registry editing Tools’, and set it to ‘Not configured’ or ‘Disabled’.

 7 Ways to Fix ”Registry editing has been disabled by Your administrator “

7. Access registry with renaming regedit file: Since Virus are not human beings, they predict that registry editor file is regedit.exe, so renaming  regedit.exe to edit_reg.exe and see you can access the registry, this may not work, but worth a try :).

So any other ways If I found to access the registry, I will update this post for sure.

What I can do?

What you can do is bookmark this post and also download tools I mentioned to a USB drive, which will be helpful if you encounter problems in accessing the registry. I listed all the possible ways, you can access the registry when gets disabled by a virus or by the administrator in your office, any one method I mentioned will solve your problem.

Have you faced problem in accessing registry? How you solved it? Share with us in the comments.


{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

hhumas September 15, 2009 at 1:01 pm

great… when i fix suddenly it disapear and same message again……. again run i just open registry again disappear and same message again



venkat September 15, 2009 at 5:02 pm

The threat level of virus in your computer very high, so the fixes not worked scan your computer with updated antivirus and then uses these methods to enable registry editor.


DR.HANI October 5, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Thanks for helping against this issue. really its working. number 6, 7 .
Thanks a lot again :

Start>Run>type gpedit.msc

Select User Configuration >Administrative Templates>System

in the right pane select Prevent access to registry editing Tools and set it to Not configured or Disabled.

7 Ways to Fix ”Registry editing has been disabled by Your administrator “

7.Access registry with renaming regedit file :Since Virus are not human beings they predict that registry editor file is regedit.exe ,so renaming regedit.exe to edit_reg .exe and see you can access the registry ,this may not work but worth a try icon smile 7 Ways to Fix ”Registry editing has been disabled by Your administrator “ .


Venkat eswarlu October 5, 2013 at 4:38 pm

You’re welcome hani.


Anonymous November 23, 2009 at 8:28 pm



venkat November 24, 2009 at 10:34 am

You are welcome dude, stay tuned for more.


Anonymous December 4, 2009 at 12:12 am

What is the weird toolbar that pops up on the bottom of my page when I go to your site? (Switch search provider … Translate … Recent Posts … etc etc) I came here looking for virus help, not to pick up another disease …


venkat December 4, 2009 at 8:23 am

Lol :) it is not a virus that is Wibiya toolbar,it is added for the readers like you to access recent posts, random post and to share posts with your friends.And also to access twitter updates of this blog.


Anonymous December 8, 2009 at 11:05 am



somu December 9, 2009 at 12:29 am

Thanks a lot for this article…it helped me a lot.


venkat December 9, 2009 at 1:14 pm

@Anonymous & Somu
You are most welcome guys , keep follwing my blog for more useful updates.


Chai... January 3, 2010 at 3:17 pm

I tried all the solutions but nothing seems to be working :(
Please help me


venkat January 4, 2010 at 10:40 am

It's not fair to depend only these fixed to enable registry editor, you first need to get rid of viruses in your computer. Then try these fixes to enable registry editor.What anti-virus you are using in your computer. Update it and run scan agian.


Anonymous January 29, 2010 at 5:31 am

thanks ur great!


Anonymous February 9, 2010 at 11:14 am

THX nr.3 worked for me!!


Albano August 10, 2010 at 12:14 am

Thanks, number 1 worked for me!!


Venkat August 10, 2010 at 7:32 am

I am glad that you problem solved.


kranthi September 17, 2010 at 3:54 pm

I have followed the above steps but problem is not cured……. just it appearing for a moment. and my bios also locked … plz giv me any solution


noor September 25, 2010 at 5:41 pm

its work good..
n thnx.. 4 it…


Larry Scott November 3, 2010 at 4:26 am

Hi author!

I followed your instruction and fixed the problem. :D



Abhijit Gourav November 11, 2010 at 9:58 am

Registry fix tool worked for me. So thanks a lot.


christina November 29, 2010 at 9:43 pm

omg. #3 was so easy to use, i wish it had been the first option. no rebooting necessary! Thanks!


Ruman Asif December 30, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Hey thanks 3 option solved my prob thanks again


Santhu January 7, 2011 at 9:16 am

Thank you very much………………….!


Boska January 26, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Thanks so much,
Num 6 Worked for me ^^


asil adnan May 9, 2011 at 4:28 pm

thaaanks a lot….the sixth solution works….


Dave Roberts May 24, 2011 at 5:36 am

Thank you for your list of 7 ways to fix the Registry Editing Has Been Disabled.
Solutions 1 & 2 didn’t work, but the third solution worked perfectly.
Many thanks for making this available. I’m a 67 years “old fogie” and I totally depend on guys like yourself who are willing to help others, like me, who have no technical knowledge or abilities.
Once again, many thanks for your help.


koko June 6, 2011 at 5:55 pm

thx so much


chraju August 6, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Thank you very much, It is working 3rd one


Mazher August 24, 2011 at 10:34 am

Thanks Brother, it help me too a lots…

Could you pls send me other crictical issue solution, xp as well as windows 7..

IT brother


J.Jordan September 3, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Man u are awesome i couldn’t download some games because of it this problem is so annoying i will try if it works u are #1 !!! If it works the 3rd worked for me ^^


Burning Rhapsody January 9, 2012 at 9:51 am

Method No.6 works very well.. So you don’t need to try the others just start with it…


Alex January 19, 2012 at 3:36 am

For me Spybot just did it. Clamwin did not.


javii March 29, 2012 at 11:31 am

thanks way 4 helped me with my other problems too!!!!


IMRAN HM February 8, 2013 at 12:11 am

Thank you v much ur suggestion


Vagelis Gryllakis April 16, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Hallo.I tried all methods until i went to method 5!
And finally worked!
Thanks man.
Nice post.+1


Venkat eswarlu April 17, 2013 at 10:07 am

So Disk Heal has worked for you, glad to know that.You’re welcome


Ashaya May 5, 2013 at 11:52 am



Venkat eswarlu May 5, 2013 at 3:14 pm

You’re welcome.


Kaptan August 8, 2013 at 3:34 pm

No. 6 worked for me. Thank you for this post.
I didn’t try others.


Venkat eswarlu August 8, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Glad to know that it worked for you, you’re welcome Kaptan.


pc-paramedix April 7, 2014 at 4:50 am

very simple solution is Re-Enable V2, see http://www.tangosoft.co.uk
I understand version 3 is currently being worked on too.


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