Upgrade Win2000 server to Win Server 2003 to get red of the error message "SystemCED"

Hi Guys,

According to the error message I went to many Google solutions, and EE's, and nothing helped so far, simply because the system registry in Win2000 should be exceed 20 MB, and I don't have any backup?

The only solution I've seen so far, that I need to upgrade to Win server2003, When I boot with Win server 2003 it can't see the previous installed win2000, So I can upgrade to 2003 on the existing one, So My Question is "can this be done without a clean install?" because I don't wanted to lose my Oracle installation.

Solutions tried so far:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/269075

ChkReg.exe from Microsoft
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=56d3c201-2c68-4de8-9229-ca494362419c

Other very Good solution:
http://www.jayroos.com/tech/archives/8-Recovering-From-a-SYSTEMced-Error.html

I went through all steps till I reach:
- If it doesn't load, it's simply corrupted. You can either use the backup hive you just loaded or start with a fresh install.
- If it does load, continue on with the fix.

And Unfortunately I'm in the first case "- If it doesn't load, it's simply corrupted."

Is there other way to fix it?

Your help is highly appreciated.

Regards,

Naser
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Naser GabajE&P Senior Software SpecialistAsked:
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RubenvdLindenConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I would strongly recommend against upgrading a corrupted operating system. It will just get you into more trouble.
A clean install of either 2000 or 2003 would be your best option.
It shouldn't be too hard to migrate your Oracle installation to a new server or new OS. It's easy if you can do an import; copying of all the files is a little harder.
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Naser GabajE&P Senior Software SpecialistAuthor Commented:
I agree with you partially, but I'm trying to avoid such solutions (Fresh installation).

Anyway, thanks for your input, Any other idea.

Regards,

Naser
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McKnifeConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Please make sure if the registry size is your problem. Bootup from a CD with bart pe or avira's ntfs4dos and check the size of the file c:\winnt\system32\config\system.
An upgrade could work but it had to be started from within windows!
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Naser GabajE&P Senior Software SpecialistAuthor Commented:
Greetings McKnife,

Good suggestion I'll try it and let you know.

Regards,

Naser
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RubenvdLindenCommented:
Have you checked the size yet?
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Naser GabajE&P Senior Software SpecialistAuthor Commented:
Sorry for not coming to you about the subject, I still need more time to check the other suggestion.

Rub,

Which size you are talking about?
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RubenvdLindenCommented:
The size of the system registry file.
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Naser GabajE&P Senior Software SpecialistAuthor Commented:
Although that was not the solution for the problem, I'll reward you the points for your efforts, I implement the system from scratch and I finally found a copy of the backup some where in my PC, I used it and that's it.

Once again, Thanks for your efforts, and sorry for the delay to come back to you guys.

Regards,

Naser
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