troubleshooting Question

After recovering from Corrupt Registry

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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

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