Posted on 1998-05-20
I have somehow stuffed up my registry, and have no backup. My system now boots partially, displays the Win95 splash screen, then just hangs, mouse frozen in the centre of the screen, on black background.
Next time I boot, I get the screen with the options to run in safe mode, etc. None work. I can boot to the command line OK, but what does that get me? I don't have a working registry to import, so Regedit can't help me. Running in step-by-step confirmation doesn't help - all my commands run fine until i get to the WIN command, at which stage it just hangs, same as if i booted normally.
I REALLY don't want to reinstall - i would lose so much stuff. Is there any hope?