Having trouble fixing the grayed out option when you cannot load a registry hive?

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If you are experiencing the issue of a grayed out “Cannot Load Registry Hive” option, follow these steps to fix the problem:

Firstly, ensure that the BC AdBot is logged in to remove any potential barriers to accessing the Registry Hive. This login step is essential for making changes to the system settings.

Next, try rebooting the system to see if the grayed out option becomes available after a fresh start. Sometimes, a simple reboot can resolve the issue and allow you to access the Registry Hive.

If the problem persists, you can try accessing the Registry Hive through the Command-line interface in the Recovery Console. This will give you direct access to the system settings and allow you to make the necessary changes to fix the grayed out option.

Additionally, check the environment variables on your system to ensure they are correctly configured. Incorrect environment variables can sometimes cause issues with accessing the Registry Hive.

If all else fails, you may need to boot into Safe Mode to troubleshoot the problem further. Safe Mode limits the number of drivers and services running, which can help isolate the issue and allow you to access the Registry Hive.


  1. Open Command Prompt as an administrator by searching for it in the Windows search bar and selecting “Run as administrator.”
  2. Type sfc /scannow and press Enter to begin the system file checker scan.
  3. Wait for the scan to complete and follow any on-screen instructions to repair any corrupted system files.

Method 2: Use System Restore

  1. Open Control Panel by searching for it in the Windows search bar.
  2. Click on “Recovery” and then select “Open System Restore.”
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to choose a restore point before the issue occurred and complete the system restore process.

Method 3: Check for Disk Errors

  1. Open File Explorer and right-click on the drive where Windows is installed.
  2. Select “Properties” and then click on the “Tools” tab.
  3. Click on “Check” under the Error-checking section and follow the on-screen instructions to scan and repair any disk errors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why can’t I load hive in regedit?

You can’t load hive in regedit because it does not allow it when elevated with URM. The restore privilege is required for this action to be possible. Make sure to set the state of the SeRestorePrivilege privilege to “Enable” in the User Rights Management Policy being used to elevate regedit.exe.

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