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Move registry to New Drive?

I was uninstalling a couple applications in win2000. Apparrently I deleted a dll or something I should not have. When I rebooted I get "Inaccessable_boot_device" I did not have a backup copy of the registry, so I installed a new drive and installed win 2000 on it. The question I have is: Is there an easy way of possibly moving the registry over so I do not have to reinstall all my apps? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

John
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CrazyOneCommented:
Not very likely. To many things involved. It would most likely require a lot tweaking and trimming this and that. The time involved with doing that would probably be more time consuming then reintalling the programs.

Some of these programs may rely on the SID and the SID on the new install won't match the SID on the old install.


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CrazyOneCommented:
Not to mention possible permission problems.

I doubt any of these will be of any use but Maybe one of these may do the trick for you.

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Detto IntelliMover 3.0
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PCsync
http://www.laplink.com/products/PCSync/overview.asp

PC Upgrade Commander
http://www.v-com.com/product/pcuc_ind.html

Acronis MigrateEasy
http://www.acronis.com/products/migrateeasy/
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johnwoodeyeAuthor Commented:
Well, that wasn't the answer I was looking for. No magic wand? Oh, well, that will teach me to not backup the registry. I'll give it a couple days to see if anyone does have that wand though. Thanks CrazyOne.
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gonzal13RetiredCommented:
If you have a HD card with two connectors, then make both hard drives as masters. Now go to www.osloader.com and down load the dual boot system. Install it on the new HD, and keep a copy on a floppy so that if you want to later you can remove the dual boot. Next you will find that you have access to the d drive from your new HD. From there you can copy the Registry to your new HD.
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gonzal13RetiredCommented:
If you have a HD card with two connectors, then make both hard drives as masters. Now go to www.osloader.com and down load the dual boot system. Install it on the new HD, and keep a copy on a floppy so that if you want to later you can remove the dual boot. Next you will find that you have access to the d drive from your new HD. From there you can copy the Registry to your new HD.
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stevenlewisCommented:
did you try a repair of the original installation?
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;238359
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johnwoodeyeAuthor Commented:
Yes, I attempted to repair registry with win2000 cd. I have installed another hd. I'll look into osloader. thanks
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johnwoodeyeAuthor Commented:
Well, It wasn't the answer I was looking for. I wanted an answer that said it was possible. But after playing with it for 4 hours, I've decided to just reinstall everything. Thanks for the advice and help everybody.

John
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