It's bad. (the fix or how to avoid the fix.)
Remember that while I do author apps for WM6.5 and prior, to fix this issue I only have two tools to use. Well, there's google.
Yes, it works on 6.5.
2. At the office we had a similar gaffe and didn't want to reset. So it took days but we took a stock machine, dumped the registry and started searching. It took days.
Sorry but no. I am not one of those that wrote this OS or dive much deeper than what our apps require.