Shell Extension Problem following Uninstall


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I installed Eraser (to get some screenshots for a recommendation paper about Disk Disposal for a large company) and then uninstalled it on my XP laptop. It seems to have knackered shell extensions somehow, to the point that when I do a [Start]->[Run] it tells me it cannot create a shortcut there (as opposed to showing me the run box).

The registry access seems to be:
8.11322836 explorer.exe:3644 QueryValue HKCR\CLSID\{2559A1F3-21D7-11D4-BDAF-00C04F60B9F0}\LocalizedString SUCCESS "@explorer.exe,-7023"
8.11325574 explorer.exe:3644 OpenKey HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache SUCCESS Key: 0xE15C2BA8
8.11328842 explorer.exe:3644 QueryValue HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache\@explorer.exe,-7023 SUCCESS "&Run..."

I tried reinstalling and uninstalling, but it looks good and broken.

Any help much appreciated.


I highly doubt the uninstaller touches any of those registry keys. Besides, they look fine to me. I suggest rebooting.