Am running XP Pro. I have administrator rights.\n\nI installed a utility (PC Mag's Context Edit). When I try to run \nthat utility I get a message saying says the program cannot access a \ncertain registry key:\n\n Could not obtain KEY_QUERY_VALUE access to\n HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\??a???_auto_file\n \nWhen I look for this key in the registry I can find it but it is \nprotected.\n\nWhat can I do?\n\nReinstalling the utility does not help. \n\n(1) Maybe I can delete the protected key so I can do another re-\ninstall and hopefully a non-protected key will be created.\n\n(2) Or maybe I should somehow give the program access to the \nprotected key?