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Registry file corrupted after chkdsk /f

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I have windows Vista home edition, and tried a defrag from command line. It said couldn't defrag because the disk was held by another process. I looked on the net and most recommended a "chkdsk /f" which I duly did and that fried my registry - windows won't boot.

I put in my original Vista install CD, and instead of trying to fix the problem it tried a re-install.
Now I have a /Windows and a /Windows.old.
To make matters worse the new/second install won;t complete properly so now I'm well and truly stuck.

Any advice?

Thanks
Justin Leppan

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All your old files should be in windows.old so you should be able to rescue any pics and music, documents etc.
i might add there is a standalone rescue cd you can make... do a google for vista rescue disk to find it.
In your case i would suggest at this point to save all the files in the .old folder that you want to keep.... and reinstall vista ... use the complete format option but only after you back up the files.

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