I have checked for security softwares that may have blocked access to
registry. However, I am able to access, rename, modify and delete
other keys (even the system software related ones). I have appropriate
permissions for every other key.
Also, I found that my hard-drive has bad sectors.
Is it possible that windows registry is stored on the disk and it
falls on these bad sectors and that the sector that is bad hosts the
Does windows check for bad sectors before loading the registry when I
If the above is indeed plausible, please help me in providing a way to
migrate the registry to a more cleaner and safer portion of the disk.
The following 5 keys I am having problems with. All of them are
related to ATI (My display adapter manufacturer).
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Ati Hotkey Poller\Security (http://