2 K machine bad registry what to do?

Posted on 2006-04-27
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
Is there a quick fix for repairing the registry.  Person has no emergency disks.

Question by:Stardotstar
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    Expert Comment

    Hi Stardotstar,

    what errors are you getting first?


    Author Comment

    Well I cannot get a hold of them but I am told they cannot start safe mode, last config did not work.

    All I klnow at this point is a corrupted registry message on startup and they cannot go any further.

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    there are lots of third party registry cleaners and fixers, but if they cannot boot into safe mode, i would suggest a parallel install, just to get the data, and then a reformat and re-install to get a really system.

    The parallel install should be a custom install into a different directory than is currently in use, usually windows or winnt.

    None of the old programs will work, but the data should be accessible, assuming you do not format the drive. then you can either re-install the apps, or backup the data and start over.

    Good Luck,

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