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How do I restore windows 7 default drivers & registry? (Without a reinstall... )

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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.....
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