Upon launching Toad, the user receives an error stating "Exception ERegistryException in Module Toad.exe. Invalid Data Type for 'Path.'"
Go to Start | Run | REGEDIT,
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment
Verify that this path is a Sting value and not a binary value.
For example a typical path would be a sting value with the following value
Note: All system paths are not identical. These rely on what programs are installed on a particular System.
If the path contains numbers before the path variables these must be deleted.
Perform a back up the registry entry. Re-name or Delete the old path entry. Create a new path entry as a sting value. For the Value, enter the entire path without the Numbers. Reboot the machine.
This issue is fixed in TOAD 18.104.22.168. This version can be downloaded at http://questsupportlink.quest.com/Portal/Logon.asp?ReturnURL=/support_download/Downloads.asp.
Disclaimer : Quest does not provide support for problems that arise from improper modification of the registry. The Windows registry contains information critical to your computer and applications. Make sure you back up the registry before modifying it. For more information on the Windows Registry Editor and how to back up and restore it, refer to Microsoft Article ID 256986 "Description of the Microsoft Windows registry": http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=256986