[thelist] How can I clear the registry?

Ben Dyer ben_dyer at imaginuity.com
Tue Oct 9 11:48:55 CDT 2001

This is driving me up a wall.

I just switched storage of ColdFusion client variables from the registry to 
a database.  Now, I'm trying to clear the registry of its client variables 
(the file has grown to over 200Mb).  However, every time I try to open it 
in regedit, open it in regedt32 or use Allaire's script 
(http://www.allaire.com/Handlers/index.cfm?ID=20340&Method=Full), it won't 
open/finish opening (I've let it run over 20 minutes at some times), it 
runs the CPUs up to 100% and then requires rebooting.

Is there any other way to remove these registry entries?  I am nearing my 
wit's end with this.  I *have* to get rid of them.


Ben Dyer, Senior Internet Developer, Imaginuity Interactive
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