'Read-only file system' error when changing registry

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'Read-only file system' error when changing registry

#1 Post by gdansk » Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:30 am


I've been trying to change a registry key in Microsoft/Windows NT/CurrentVersion/Winlogon.

I'm changing Userinit to userinit.exe using ed Userinit. This works fine.

But when I come to save the changes, I get the message: "cpnt: /disk/WINDOWS/system32/config/software: Read-only file system" and the change isn't saved.

I'm using Windows XP, trying to undo a load of problems caused by a virus / spyware / something malicious.

Any help much appreciated!


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#2 Post by lanyard » Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:50 am

I have this same problem as well. I'd really appreciate it if someone could help out with this.

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Read-only problem

#3 Post by rszatkowski » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:37 am

I am also having this problem. I can not get past anything! Nothing will change and I can see that My Administrators account is set to blank.....

This is the error I get every time I try to exit the registry editor:
cpnt: /disk/WINDOWS/system32/config/software: Read-only file system

Please help! My taxes need to be sent in and they are on this computer (which has NO Userinit key...blanked out by malware).


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#4 Post by Icecube » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:47 pm

Try UBCD50RC1 or update Offline Password and Registry Editor yourself.
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