Corrupted W2K serverregistry

The registry in my W2K Server has become corrupted. I tried replacing it with the copy in the "Repair" folder but unfortunately that copy was way too old & obsolete. Is there any way to repair a corrupted registry?
nickpoulosAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You might be able to repair the system by starting with the Windows 2000 CD and using the recovery console. That is described in the Microsoft Support article below. You can copy and replace files, however I don't know if you will be able to repair your registry.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/229716
rindiCommented:
Registry corruptions are usually caused by something, like bad disks or RAM. So before trying to repair the software, you should check the status of your hardware. Check the RAID controller on the status of the disks in your array, or if you don't use hardware RAID, run the disk manufacturer's diagnostic tool to test the disk(s). If a disk is bad, replace it with a new one and allow the array to rebuild, or restore the system from your backups. Also test the RAM using memtest86+. You'll find all those tools on the UBCD:

http://mirror.sysadminguide.net/ubcd/ubcd535.iso

Only once you have verified that the hardware is fine go on with looking at the OS. Before trying to replace files or repair the registry, run a chkdsk /f /r on all your disk's drive letters (should be available via the recovery console). After that go on with the other options, provided it doesn't already work then.

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