Recently I had a huge problem with my registry. The problem has been fixed at this point, but applying a fix and understanding a fix are two very different things.
OS: Vista Ultimate
Hardware: Dell M1330, 4GB (3.5GB) Ram, 120GB Free space
So what happened:
- I started getting odd registry errors after installing new software.
- Adobe Acrobat 8.1.1 tried to reinstall every time I right clicked on an icon.
- When I tried to let it finish it told me that there was a problem with a specific registry key.
- I tried to fix it but was denied because I didn't have sufficient privileges.
- Found out that there were no assigned owners or permissions to several Adobe registry keys. So it was impossible to edit the keys, and therefore I could not fix the installation issue.
At this point I tried a lot of things, but here is what worked:
- I rebooted the machine
- I opened a command line as an administrator
- I typed the following and hit enter:
fsutil resource setautoreset true C:\
- I added owners and permissions to the registry keys
- I then rebooted
And it worked. Well... mostly. I had to do it again at another point for another part of the program, but it worked again.
So now that the problem is fixed, I would like to know how it was fixed by that command. What happened when I pressed enter?
Microsoft's Technical Reference for Vista is not completed - Link
Microsoft Technet Server 2008 documentation has FSUTIL, but not the resource parameter - Link
Microsoft Technet older Server documentation does not mention the resource parameter - Link
If you were to do a search on Microsoft's website, you would see this command used as a solution, but no explanation of what it does.
I'm very interested in this one.