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U need to restore the default settings in registry editor

My friend has a ''cracked'' copy of windows xp and he looked online to find a way to make it ''genuine''. He was trying to do this because he wants to upgrade to service pack 2, In the steps given for this process he was told to change some data in the registry editor. Needless to say the process DID NOT work, but was successful in causing MAJOR PROBLEMS in his computer. His graphics cards won't work and there are icons missing in his control panel to name a few of the problems. He tried to go to the system restore option, but the computer will not allow the previous restore date to be used. It doesn't even show up on the calendar. He is a HUGE gaming freak and is flipping out because he cannot use any of his games. Please help me to help him!

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  • thumper83 Nov 23, 2008

    i am not sure i understand exactly what you mean. could you be more specific in your description, as i would have to explain this process step by step over the phone...

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    i have somewhat the same problem, a friend of mine installed a program called tuneup utilities, and used the recommended tweaks/settings, eventually it didnt improve the performance of my computer... so i uninstalled the tuneup utilities hoping it would restore back to my previous settings, eventually it didnt restore the settings back.... can anyone please point me to the right direction on how to put my windows registry back to default settings?...

  • phoenixtaz13 Dec 15, 2008

    i have somewhat the same problem, a friend of mine installed a program called tuneup utilities, and used the recommended tweaks/settings, eventually it didnt improve the performance of my computer... so i uninstalled the tuneup utilities hoping it would restore back to my previous settings, eventually it didnt restore the settings back.... can anyone please point me to the right direction on how to put my windows registry back to default settings?...

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Download and run this tool for repair your registy

http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=aw;en-us;307545&eula=1

It will resolve your issue.

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The only thing I can offer is make a folder on the C:\ my oldxp files and move all your files into this and boot into windows cd from bois and go through the process off installing windows wizard and when you com to the option of format just leave alone then use the setup files directory will delete the windows folder contentents and alter My Documents folder and the Program Files folders and install windows next you will come to the activation seting skip this and get your motherboard drivers installed and your net installed then download Emule then search for cracking software on this then download them but have Avg inastalled as this will bring in virus's and use these cracks to have your windows genuine then make a backup of hdd with an imaging software and install service pack 2 then take another snap shot of hdd when all is well.

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Starting yesterday when i restarted my computer after editing my group police i find my computer is no longer displaying a task bar so i restart explorer and it seems as if it is running in classic shell...


What OS are you running?

Have you tried system restore? or....

Do you have access to the registry editor? (type "REGEDIT" into the run box)

if so then go to this key :
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies]

there you should see settings for windows explorer and the taskbar.. (a number "0" = setting disabled and a number "1" = setting enabled) just look for the settings related to the taskbar
the settings you are looking for are probably these:

"NoSetTaskbar=1," REG_DWORD 0x00000000 (1) "
"NoTrayContextMenu REG_DWORD 0x00000000 (1)."

Just right click the setting and chose "modify" and change the "1" to a "0" or "delete" the key all together

(I am running windows 7 and all three subkeys under "policies" : EXPLORER , MOBILITY CENTER AND SYSTEM are all empty with no policies set)
better no policy then the wrong policy...lol


if you do not have access to registry then "system restore" option is best .. (if you have somehow edited the group policy preventing you from running system restore then try booting into safe mode and going to the Hidden Administrator account.. and running "system restore" from there... hopefully since that account is usually not used it will hopefully have all of the group policy settings still at their defaults and allow you to restore the system

NOTE: System restore is best option because it replaces the entire registry with a back up copy and all group policy settings are contained within the registry and will be fully restored back the way they were.

if system restore is unavailable then a manual restore operation can be done as a last resort as long as the system restore points have not been deleted... but that is a complicated process that requires putting your hard drive into another computer and manually moving the right files to the correct locations (definitely an expert task...lol).

May 16, 2011 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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The DVD disc drive icon has dissapeared from my computer.


Try first disconnecting power cable for ten minutes, if computer is a laptop also remove the battery at the same time. This will

If there is a disk inside the DVD drive, remove the disk.

Try doing a system restore, here you get instructions for XP, Vista is similar: How to perform System Restore on Windows...

If all this does not work open the BIOS setting menu at startup and check if the DVD is detected.

In BIOS also ensure that the optical driver is not manually disabled, and that SATA port (if using serial ATA DVD) or PATA channel (if using IDE) is not disabled.

If DVD is not detected in Bios, and the DVD and/or PATA/SATA channel/port are not disabled, then you need to replace the DVD drive unit.
In that case check the DVD drive data and power connection. Eventually try extracting the DVD drive and putting it back in place.

IF DVD is detected in bios, then the problem is a corrupted Windows registry.

In that case go to Start menu, open the Run dialog box, and type Regedit in the Run box.

The registry editor will open.

lick the Start button, press run and type regedit.

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Before doing the procedure, save a copy of the registry. Click File, then Export using the menu at the top of the Registry Editor Window:

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  1. In the Registry Editor window open the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder.
  2. In the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder, open System.
  3. In System open CurrentControlSet folder
  4. Open Control folder.
  5. Open Class folder.
  6. In the Class folder open the folder {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} .
  7. In the right panel click to select UpperFilters registry entry.
  8. Delete the UpperFilters registry entry from folder .
  9. Click Yes when asked to confirm delete.
  10. In the right panel select LowerFilters.
  11. Delete LowerFilters registry entry.
  12. Click Yes when asked to confirm delete.
  13. Close Regedit.
  14. Restart the computer.
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on Mar 25, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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How to do System Restore when the computer doesn't even boot to Safe Mode in...


System Restore is assumed to be the best method to recover the system from Registry or System file errors. Its easy to perform and is effective, no doubt. But what happens when the system doesn't even boot to the desktop, neither in Normal mode, nor in Safe Mode. How do you do a System Restore then. For Vista and Win 7 users, its a piece of cake, since the WinRE provides them the direct option to System Restore from the installation/repair CD. But what for the XP users?

The following method is very useful and serves as a bliss for Windows XP users to recover their system from crashes due to Registry or System file failures. All you need for the method is a Windows XP installation CD. (This is not a re-installation process. All data and settings are intact after the operation.)

Step 1: Boot to the Recovery Console
  • Insert the Windows XP CD into the computer.
  • Turn the computer off.
  • Setup the computer to boot from cd: either by pressing F2, F9 or Delete to go in BIOS and changing the boot sequence or by pressing F12 on Dell computers to launch the Boot Device Menu.
  • As soon as you get the message 'Press any key to boot from the cd', hit enter.
  • Wait for the Windows Setup to initialize
  • At the Welcome to Setup screen press R to repair windows using recovery console.
  • You will be prompted to choose a Windows installation. Press 1 on the top of the keyboard and then press Enter.
  • You will be prompted to enter the Administrator password. Press Enter if no password was set.
Step 2: Accessing the Restore points.
Type the following commands in the Recovery Console.


cd system~1

If you get an Access Denied error:
  • Type the following commands to change the directory to c:windowssystem32config:
    cd windows
    cd system32
    cd config
  • Rename the system branch of the registry. That will allow us to access the system restore folder from inside the Recovery Console. In case the process fails and you want to perform a Windows Repair you will need to rename system.bak to system again.
    ren system system.bak
  • Type exit to leave the recovery console and to restart the computer.
  • Go back into the Recovery Console and repeat Step 2.
cd _resto~1

If the _resto~1 folder exists, inside it there are several folders named RP1, RP2. These are restore points. RP1 is the oldest restore point. You can use dir to view what RP folders are available. If there is no _resto~1 folder or if there are no restore points inside it:
  • Type the following commands:
    cd
    cd windows
    cd system32
    cd config
    copy c:\windows\repair\system system
  • If you are getting a file not found error try:
    copy c:\windows\repair\system.bak system
  • Then type the following :
  • copy c:\windows\repair\security security
  • copy c:\windows\repair\software software
  • copy c:\windows\repair\sam sam
  • copy c:\windows\repair\default default
  • exit
  • You will be able to boot into a altered version of the operating system. Backup your files from the c:Documents and Settings folder and then reinstall the operating system.
Step 3: Choose the most convenient RP folder.
Supposing we have RP3 available let's type in:

cd rp3

Change the directory to snapshot:

cd snapshot

Step 4: Restore the main registry branches.
If you are being asked if you want to overwrite type in y to agree.

copy _registry_machine_system c:\windows\system32\config\system
copy _registry_machine_software c:\windows\system32\config\software


The following commands are most of the time optional however the process might not work if they are not executed

copy _registry_machine_security c:\windows\system32\config\security
copy _registry_machine_sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam
copy _registry_user_.default c:\windows\system32\config\default

Type exit to reboot the system. Start the computer normally.

Thanks,
Abhishek

on Mar 22, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Exe. files infected xp home edition can run[exe] any remedies


Hi there,

This problem occurs when one ore more of the following conditions are true:
  • The registry values that are associated with the file name extension are corrupted or the values are missing.
  • The computer is infected with a virus.

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ ) How to back up and restore the registry in Windows To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
  1. Restart the problem computer in safe mode, and then back up the registry.
  2. Click Start, click Run, type command /c copy %Windir%\regedit.exe regedit.com, and then click OK.
  3. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  4. In Registry Editor, compare the following registry subkeys with the registry subkeys of a working computer for the file name extensions that do not open:
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.<file_name_extension>
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\<file_name_extension>file
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.<file_name_extension>\<Sub_Folder>
    If you cannot open the .com files, compare the following registry subkeys with the registry subkeys of the working computer:
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.com
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\comfile
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.com\PersistentHandler
  5. If you find any difference between the registry entries on the problem computer and on the working computer, restore the default values of the corrupted entries. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Select the registry entry that you want to change.
    2. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
    3. In the Edit String dialog box, type the value that you find on the working computer in the Value data text box, and then click OK.
If the problem persists, follow these steps:
  1. Note the CLSID number that is found in the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.com\PersistentHandler registry subkey.

    Note The CLSID consists of a long set of numbers that is enclosed in braces ({ }).
  2. Compare the CLSIDs with the CLSID that is located in the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\<CLSID_number> registry subkey. If these CLSIDs differ, restore the default values of the corrupted entries.
Post back if it is not working we will be happy to help you.
Hope this helps.
Cheers!!!!

Jan 11, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Did not pass genuine windows validation


This problem has 2 solutions.
the first is called the hook (in my terms). if you possess a genuine windows XP key then activate it online
else i.e. (crook)
there is a registry key for the genuine validation. it will make your windows genuine.

1. Open a 'New Text Document' (Notepad) and type in the following:
(better copy and paste as it is)


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion]
"CurrentBuild"="1.511.1 () (Obsolete data - do not use)"
"ProductId"="55274-640-1011873-23081"
"DigitalProductId"=hex:a4,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,35,35,32,37,34,2d,36,34,30,2d,\
31,30,31,31,38,37,33,2d,32,33,30,38,31,00,2e,00,00,00,41,32,32,2d,30,30,30,\
30,31,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,86,56,4e,4c,21,1b,2b,6a,a3,78,8e,8f,98,5c,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,dd,da,47,41,cc,6b,06,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,38,31,30,32,36,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,b5,16,\
00,00,83,83,1f,38,f8,01,00,00,f5,1c,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,66,e5,70,f3
"LicenseInfo"=hex:33,b7,21,c1,e5,e7,cd,4b,fd,7c,c6,35,51,fd,52,57,17,86,3e,18,\
d3,f4,8c,8e,35,32,7b,d1,43,8d,61,38,60,a4,ca,55,c9,9a,35,17,46,7a,4f,91,fc,\
4a,d9,db,64,5c,c4,e2,0f,34,f3,ea

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WPAEvents]
"OOBETimer"=hex:ff,d5,71,d6,8b,6a,8d,6f,d5,33,93,fd


2. Save the file with File Name XP GENUINE.REG
In place of XP GENUINE you can give any name of your choice but the important things to take care of when
saving this notepad file are
save the file name with .REG extension coz its related to registry

3. After saving, open it with Registry editor and your registry will be edited accordingly making your windows XP genuine forever. (if it prompts for a confirmation to edit the registry choose YES)

Restart Your PC and enjoy the genuine version.


Aug 06, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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How to jump to a registry key directly ?


When you start Regedit, it automatically opens the last key that was viewed. (Registry Editor in Windows XP saves the last viewed registry key in a separate location). If you wish to jump to a particular registry key directly without navigating the paths manually, you may use any of these methods / tools.

Option 1 Using a VBScript: Copy these lines to a Notepad document as save as registry.vbs
'Launches Registry Editor with the chosen branch open automatically
'Author : Ramesh Srinivasan
'Website: http://windowsxp.mvps.org

Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Dim MyKey
MyKey = Inputbox("Type the Registry path")
MyKey = "My Computer\" & MyKey
WshShell.RegWrite "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Regedit\Lastkey",MyKey,"REG_SZ"
WshShell.Run "regedit", 1,True
Set WshShell = Nothing

Double-click Registry.vbs and then type the full registry path which you want to open. [ Example: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.MP3 ]

Limitation: The above method does not help if Regedit is already open.

on Mar 24, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Cannot enable sytems restore. Message: Group


1. Click Start, Run and type regedit.exe and press Enter

2. Navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ SystemRestore

In the right-pane:

* Delete the value DisableConfig
* Delete the value DisableSR

3. Exit the Registry Editor.

In Windows XP Professional, you can accomplish the above using Group Policy Editor as well.

1. Click Start, Run and type GPEDIT.MSC

2. Navigate to this path:

-> Computer Configuration
--> Administrative Templates
---> System
----> System Restore

3. Set Turn off System Restore to Not Configured

4. Set Turn off Configuration to Not Configured
More Information

Turn off System Restore corresponds to DisableSR registry value. With this Policy is turned ON, the System Restore tab may be missing in My Computer Properties. Also, when you run System Restore (rstrui.exe), you receive this message:

System Restore has been turned off by group policy. To turn on System Restore, contact your domain Administrator.

Turn off Configuration corresponds to DisableConfig registry value. With this Policy turned ON, the System Restore tab will remain displayed but the user cannot configure the SR options. It reads disabled by Group Policy.
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/srpolicy.htm


Or perhaps you can review this
Control of System Restore function has been disabled by "Group Policy".
How do regain control?Go to Start>Run, key in gpedit.msc and hit ENTER. Under Computer
Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, expand System, then click on
the System Restore folder. In the right-hand pane, double-click on Turn off
Configuration and, under the Setting tab, click in the radio button beside
Not Configured. Click on Apply then OK.

Please visit the following Microsoft Knowledge Base website
and review the topic titled: "Method 1: Use Group Policy".

How to Disable the System Restore Configuration User Interface
http://support.microsoft.com/default.asp…

Note: You must be an administrator or owner, or have administrative
privileges to perform this task.

Undo the changes using Group Policy Editor (Gpedit.msc)

-or-

Open Registry Editor and navigate to:

HKEY LOCAL MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Wind… NT\SystemRestore

In the right-pane, delete the value "DisableConfig".
Close Registry Editor
Close and re-open the System Restore properties page.


Note: Group Policy Editor is only Available in XP Professional (according to http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-…

Perhaps one of these links will give you the correct solution
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-200…

http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/restor…

http://www.computing.net/answers/windows…

I hope this helps you to resolve your problem.

Jan 03, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Code 800700002how to fix this code


The issue or problem is caused by system drive letter has change or a software has changed the default security provider without knowledge of users.

To resolve the issue, change the system drive letter to revert it back to original value, or match the new drive letter to the security provider. If the default security provider has been changed, reset the default security provider in Windows XP by deleting the relevant keys in the registry.

Reset the Default Security Provider in Windows XP
Start the computer. Press the F8 key during startup to start the computer in Safe mode.
Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
Delete the following registry keys in the Windows registry:HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Cryptography\Providers
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20\Software\Microsoft\Cryptography\Providers
Quit Registry Editor.
Restart the computer.

Match the Default Security Provider to New Drive Letter
Run Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
Navigate to the following registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Cryptography\Defaults\Provider
You will see a few Provider key beneath the branch. In each Provider key, edit the Image Path value to match the new drive letter.
Exit Registry Editor.
Restart computer.

Reset the Drive Letter of the System Drive

Use Registry Editor to change the drive letter of the system drive back to its original value. Edit the following registry key to change the value of the system drive:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices

where \DosDevices\C: and other values presents the drive letters.

Nov 12, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Speakers & Sound


Below you will find three methods of restoring your Recycle Bin to your desktop: Method #1:
  1. Right-click an empty area of your desktop
  2. Select Properties
  3. Click the Desktop tab
  4. Click the Customize button
  5. Click Restore Default
  6. Exit all windows and restart your computer
Method #2:
Note: Be sure to make a backup copy of your registry prior to making any changes.
Go to Start>> Run. Type in: regedit [Enter]
Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace
Hold the mouse on NameSpace and right-click once. From the resulting menu, select Edit>> New>> Key
Copy and Paste the following Key code (including the brackets):
{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
Press Enter on your keyboard, exit the registry editor and restart your system.
Method#3:
Download this registry fix to repair or replace the recycle bin:

Dec 06, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Slow booting & low performance


It may be a disk related problem.Repartition may be useful on your hard drive.

Regards

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Jul 23, 2008 | Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional for PC

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