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Error Message: The system could not find the environment option that was entered

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    Error Message: The system could not find the environment option that was entered

    I have been having this problem since I tried to download the latest version of Itunes and safari. I am not sure whether this is a coincidence or not. I have a windows vista pc.

    It appears that I no longer have administrator status on my stand alone PC which has only one user account (ie: administrator) I tried to uninstall Safari via control panel which gave me the error messgage that I did not have administrator status. I then tried to uninstall a couple of other programs with the same result.

    I then searched the internet to find an answer, the most helpful of which appeared to be deleting hotkeys from the registry (that were put there by safari). When I tried to access thre Regedit program I got the message "The system could not find the environment option that was entered". I have since a system repair from the vista CD which only gave me the same error message. It would appear if I try to open any program that requires an administrator status I cannot do so.

    Please help

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    Re: Error Message: The system could not find the environment option that was entered

    Hi,

    What happens if you try that registry fix from Safe Mode?

    Richard

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    Re: Error Message: The system could not find the environment option that was entered

    I tried and could access the Regedit from safe mode. however the entries that needed to be deleted according to the fix didn't exist in my registry so I am no better off.

    Thanks

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    Re: Error Message: The system could not find the environment option that was entered

    Hi,

    Can you please download and run the batch file attached to this post. Then upload "C:\Windows\Temp\env.txt" to your next post. You may need to run it from Safe Mode.

    Thanks,

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    Re: Error Message: The system could not find the environment option that was entered

    Hi,

    Can you also download and run the free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware just to make sure you are clear of infections.

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    Re: Error Message: The system could not find the environment option that was entered

    I downloaded the spyware stuff but got the same error message when I tried to run the program.

    I am not sure how to upload so I have just copied the notepad doc that was generated when I ran the batch file in safe mode. Here it it

    ALLUSERSPROFILE
    APPDATA
    CommonProgramFiles
    COMPUTERNAME
    COMSPEC
    HOMEDRIVE
    HOMEPATH
    LOCALAPPDATA
    LOGONSERVER
    NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS
    OS
    Path
    PATHEXT
    PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE
    PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER
    PROCESSOR_LEVEL
    PROCESSOR_REVISION
    ProgramData
    ProgramFiles
    PROMPT
    PUBLIC
    SAFEBOOT_OPTION
    SESSIONNAME
    SystemDrive
    SystemRoot
    USERDOMAIN
    USERNAME
    USERPROFILE

    Hope it helps

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