Can't find registry key mentioned in q311755
Posted on 2003-11-16
I'm having to reinstall my OS due to a problem that I was not able to assertain. During the reinstall (a "replacement" vs. "repair") install the installation hung on the error message mentioned in the above q article. I am running an ntfs partition and thus had to pursue the methods pertaining to that.
We I did the article indicates to load the registry hive and make some changes to the key. specially ...
Problem is......I don't have this key. Even though the situation the kb article describes fits exactly my scenario. What I'm missing is the \controlset1\...portion of the registry path statemennt. In fact I have NO control sets in this hive.
I'm beginning to run out of options on how to resolve this without literally, changing drives (I have removable drives) and copy and pasting favorites, cookies, files, etc. and just reformat...........and you know the story. I'd like to resolve this as any good troubleshooter would.
There is no risk of loosing unrecoverable data here. Important things are already backed up.
My only guess is that at the instant the error took place the controlset had not been built yet...............however, then why would MS create a kb article specifically for the scenario.........means many others have suffered the same circumstances. Thus I don't want to write it off.
I complelty understand if you want more info. No way I can give you everything in the first go around.......so...please... ask away.