After recovering from Corrupt Registry
Posted on 2007-07-27
This morning we had to reboot a server and it came back with the error: Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: windows\system32\config\software.
I ran the Recovery Console and copied the corrupt file from the repair folder. I can now boot up windows and login. However, the programs dont work, I cant ping anything and it takes for ever to login.
My question is do I need to reinstall the software and drivers that were installed? This server was running SQL 7 with quite a few databases, will I be able to get those back?
The OS is Win2K Server SP4