How do I restore windows 7 default drivers & registry? (Without a reinstall... )
Posted on 2014-01-07
I have windows 7 enterprise 64 bit. About a week ago it started to act odd. USB devices that used to work fine stopped working.
Plugging any device into a usb port leads to drivers not loaded / found.
These are all common devices that have no manufacturer drivers and used to work.
What I didn't realize at the time was that if I unplugged a USB device that was working and plugged it back in it would no longer work!!!
I have found 2 ancient (CrappY) USB devices that do work. key board & nearly worn out Trackball.
I am suspecting that perfect registry optimizer has over time ruined my registry. It would often lock up and I would just kill it :(
Is there any method to "reset" Win 7 to replace the drivers and registries to "factory" setting without a full re-image?
Like a dummy I have no working restore point and hate the idea of rebuilding the whole thing.....