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Restoring Registry - System Will Not Boot

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#1 mancillaj

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    Posted 19 January 2012 - 06:29 PM

    Was wondering if someone can help me fix a big mistake I made?
    I clicked on a registry backup file that did not belong to the computer the backup file was located on.
    I did not follow the rule I always stress ? Think before you click.
    Both systems are running Windows XP Professional.

    Now I am not able to start the computer, it keeps looping back to the Safe Mode screen.
    I have tried selecting the different Safe Mode selections, no help. I also tried booting into the Last working configuration.

    I do have a registry backup file for this system, just don't know how execute it since I am not able to boot into windows. I also have System Restore points set.

    I hope that I have supplied enough information for someone to help or direct me to where I can find it.

    Thanks
    Steve


    #2 marko

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      Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:21 PM

      Steve, that's a bit of a mess if I'm honest mate and something I personally wouldn't want to have on my hands !!

      However, help may be at hand using this KB from Microsoft - give it a read through and hopefully you may be some way towards regaining access to your system ...

      http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545
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      #3 Claw

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        Posted 19 January 2012 - 09:48 PM

        That's a good call Marko, useing the recovery console to enter new registry commands is the way to repair it . The only other way to make sure it is 100% fixed is to format and reinstall the OS,,and that is really not a desired option!!!! :good:

        #4 mancillaj

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          Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:55 PM

          Thanks Marko & Claw, will be giving it a try this afternoon. :girl_angel:





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