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The windows registry would be stored in C:\windows\system\config The registry files are the ones listed in all caps (SOFTWARE, SYSTEM, SECURITY)

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Error code 0x80070002


Reset the default security provider in Windows XP To reset the default security provider in Windows XP, delete the relevant registry keys in the Windows registry. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start the computer. Press the F8 key during startup to start the computer in Safe mode.
  2. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
  3. Delete the following registry keys in the Windows registry:HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Cryptography\ProvidersHKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20\Software\Microsoft\Cryptography\Providers
  4. Quit Registry Editor.
  5. Restart the computer.
  6. Use a system utility software like ReginOut to fix this problem without performing the above steps.

Dec 31, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite A55-S106 Notebook

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How to restore the registry in server 2008


Registry is the heart and soul of any operating system. If you have done any edit in registry you should know how to backup windows registry. You can restore Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008 by this method. Before restoring backup you should login with administrator and all open application should be close.

Follow these easy steps to backup registry:-


1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. In the Open box, type "regedt32", and then click ok.
3. On the Registry menu, click Import.
4. In the open inbox, select .reg backup file and click ok.

after restore you can reboot your system.

on Jun 15, 2012 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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How can you backup and restore the Registry?


Maintaining the Registry

Windows 95
Microsoft included a utility on the Windows 95 CD-ROM that lets you create backups of the Registry on your computer. The Microsoft Configuration Backup program, CFGBACK.EXE, can be found in the \Other\Misc\Cfgback directory on the Windows 95 CD-ROM. This utility lets you create up to nine different backup copies of the Registry, which it stores, with the extension RBK, in your \Windows directory. If your system is set up for multiple users, CFGBACK.EXE won't back up the USER.DAT file.

After you have backed up your Registry, you can copy the RBK file onto a floppy disk for safekeeping. However, to restore from a backup, the RBK file must reside in the \Windows directory. Windows 95 stores the backups in compressed form, which you can then restore only by using the CFGBACK.EXE utility.

Windows 98
Microsoft Windows 98 automatically creates a backup copy of the registry every time Windows starts, in addition to this you can manually create a backup using the Registry Checker utility by running SCANREGW.EXE from Start | Run menu.

What to do if you get a Corrupted Registry
Windows 95, 98 and NT all have a simple registry backup mechanism that is quite reliable, although you should never simply rely on it, remember to always make a backup first!

Windows 95
In the Windows directory there are several hidden files, four of these will be SYSTEM.DAT & USER.DAT, your current registry, and SYSTEM.DA0 & USER.DA0, a backup of your registry. Windows 9x has a nice reature in that every time it appears to start successfully it will copy the registry over these backup files, so just in case something goes wrong can can restore it to a known good state. To restore the registry follow these instruction:
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* Click the Start button, and then click Shut Down.

* Click Restart The Computer In MS-DOS Mode, then click Yes.

* Change to your Windows directory. For example, if your Windows directory is c:\windows, you would type the following:

cd c:\windows

* Type the following commands, pressing ENTER after each one. (Note that SYSTEM.DA0 and USER.DA0 contain the number zero.)

attrib -h -r -s system.dat
attrib -h -r -s system.da0
copy system.da0 system.dat
attrib -h -r -s user.dat
attrib -h -r -s user.da0
copy user.da0 user.dat

* Restart your computer.

Following this procedure will restore your registry to its state when you last successfully started your computer.

If all else fails, there is a file on your hard disk named SYSTEM.1ST that was created when Windows 95 was first successfully installed. If necessary you could also change the file attributes of this file from read-only and hidden to archive to copy the file to C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.DAT.

Windows NT
On Windows NT you can use either the "Last Known Good" option or RDISK to restore to registry to a stable working configuration.

How can I clean out old data from the Registry?
Although it's possible to manually go through the Registry and delete unwanted entries, Microsoft provides a tool to automate the process, the program is called RegClean. RegClean analyzes Windows Registry keys stored in a common location in the Windows Registry. It finds keys that contain erroneous values, it removes them from the Windows Registry after having recording those entries in the Undo.Reg file.

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Registry errors


Recover your files while you still can and reinstall Windows.

Oct 24, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5100-3357 Notebook

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My feiends Dell Net book is very slow, I set the system back and Installed AVG removed Mal Wares it ran good, When i took it back it went to running very slow again~!! So do I have to wipe it and...


There are many free and effective registry cleaners. You can use Ccleaner (which I highly recommend). You can download Ccleaner from here (click here). It's bundled with System Cleaner, Registry Cleaner and other utilities. Run the System cleaner and the registry cleaner. Check the startups and also verify all the services from the Task Manager.

Sometimes some virus can't be removed if they really infected some files, in that case, you better reinstall the windows (full format), but remember, during the backup or file transfer, don't simply copy/paste, instead use the wizard like "backup" or "Files and Settings Transfer"..

If you need further help, let me know.

Good luck.

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Oct 17, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Error Code: 0x80070002


I think The default security provider in Windows XP has been changed loadTOCNode(2, 'workaround'); To reset the default security provider in Windows XP, delete the relevant registry keys in the Windows registry. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start the computer. Press the F8 key during startup to start the computer in Safe mode.
  2. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
  3. 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
  4. Quit Registry Editor.
  5. Restart the computer

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I want to restore my windows 98


Under normal circumstances, Windows is capable of detecting and recovering from registry errors automatically. If Windows is incapable of this, a previous copy of the registry can be restored manually. Windows makes and stores a backup of the registry when you start your computer successfully each day. By default, five previous copies or the registry are stored. To restore one of these previous copies:
  1. Start your computer, press and hold CTRL, and then choose Safe Mode Command Prompt Only from the Windows 98 Startup menu. If you are running Windows Me, start your computer with the startup disk.
  2. At the MS-DOS prompt, type cd\windows\command, and then press ENTER. Where windows is the name of the folder in which Windows is installed.

  3. At the C: prompt, type scanreg /restore, and then press ENTER.
  4. Select the previous registry you want to restore, and then press ENTER.NOTE: A properly working registry has the word "Started" next to the date.

  5. When you receive notification that you restored a properly working registry, press ENTER to restart your computer

Apr 23, 2010 | Microsoft Windows 98 for PC

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Can't show task bar in window 98


you could try fixing it through registry

note: before thinkering with the registry make sure to backup your important file a do a full backup of your system registry.

click on Start>Run

and type:

regedit

when registry editor appeared...right click on My Computer(on the right panel)and choose export(this will save a backup copy of your registry) and save it...

now..look for the fallowing registry key and delete it:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects

When you restart Windows, the taskbar is automatically recreated.

hope this helps...

^_^


Jul 24, 2008 | Microsoft Windows 98 for PC

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How to remove manually Malwarrior rootkit malaware please help


Sir,

Manual removal of any spyware can be difficult. When you try to manually remove MalWarrior 2007, you risk destroying your PC. It’s highly recommended you use an automatic spyware scanner to determine you’re infected with MalWarrior 2007. It’s also recommended you backup your system any time before editing your registry.


Your Windows registry is the core of your Windows operating system, storing information about user settings, system preferences, and software, including which applications automatically launch at start up. Because of this, spyware, malware, and adware will often bury their own files into your Windows registry so that they automatically launch every time your start up your PC.

Because your registry is such a key piece of your Windows system, you should always backup your registry before you make any changes to it. Editing your registry can be intimidating if you’re not a computer expert, and when you change or a delete a critical registry key or registry value, there’s a chance you may need to reinstall your entire Windows operating system. Make sure your backup your registry before editing it.
  1. Select your Windows menu “Start,” and click “Run.” An “Open” field will appear. Type “regedit” and click “OK” to open up your Registry Editor.
  2. Registry Editor will open as a window with two panes. The left side Registry Editor’s window lets you select various registry keys, and the right side displays the registry values of the registry key you select.
  3. To find a registry key, such as any MalWarrior 2007 registry keys, select “Edit,” then select “Find,” and in the search bar type any of MalWarrior 2007’s registry keys.
  4. As soon as MalWarrior 2007 registry key appears, you can delete the MalWarrior 2007 registry key by right-clicking it and selecting “Modify,” then clicking “Delete.”
Computer acting funny after you’ve edited your registry and deleted MalWarrior 2007 registry keys? Just restore your registry with your backup.
How to remove MalWarrior 2007 DLL files: Like most any software, spyware, adware, and malware may also use DLL files. DLL is short for “dynamically linked library,” and MalWarrior 2007 DLL files, like other DLLs, carryout predetermined tasks. To manually delete MalWarrior 2007 DLL files, you’ll use Regsver32, a Windows tool designed to help you remove DLL and other files.
  1. First you’ll locate MalWarrior 2007 DLL files you want to delete. Open your Windows Start menu, then click “Run.” Type “cmd” in Run, and click “OK.”
  2. To change your current directory, type “cd” in the command box, press your “Space” key, and enter the full directory where the MalWarrior 2007 DLL file is located. If you’re not sure if the MalWarrior 2007 DLL file is located in a particular directory, enter “dir” in the command box to display a directory’s contents. To go one directory back, enter “cd ..” in the command box and press “Enter.”
  3. When you’ve located the MalWarrior 2007 DLL file you want to remove, type “regsvr32 /u SampleDLLName.dll” (e.g., “regsvr32 /u jl27script.dll”) and press your “Enter” key.
That’s it. If you want to restore MalWarrior 2007 DLL file you removed, enter “regsvr32 DLLJustDeleted.dll” (e.g., “regsvr32 jl27script.dll”) into your command box, and press your “Enter” key.

Thanks
Good Luck


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Jun 21, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Registry


Hi karthee,

Every version of Windows since Windows 95 has used a Registry, which is essentially a database containing the configuration information for the OS, its peripherals, and any installed software. The Registry is among the first things that Windows loads at startup, and it tells the OS everything from how menus and the Desktop should look and feel, to where all the vital files and programs reside, to which hardware is installed on the system.

The Registry actually includes a series of data files stored in different folders in your Windows subdirectory, all according to which OS version you’re using. For instance, in WinXP Home or Professional, the Registry has six files located in the Config folder at C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG. Win98 SE and WinMe have different files in other locations, but in all cases, it’s easier to access the Registry via the Registry Editor.

The Registry Editor, the Regedit.exe program, resides in the Windows subdirectory. But the quickest way to open the Registry Editor is to click Run from the Start menu, type regedit in the field, and press ENTER.

Now that we told you how to open the Registry Editor, we should also warn you that it’s unlike other Windows programs because it saves any changes you make on the fly rather than waiting for you to decide to save your changes. Yes, the Registry Editor will save any changes you make as you make them and apply those changes to the respective files and settings on your system. You cannot negate your edits or deletes simply by bailing out of the program without officially saving anything. This means that any user venturing into the Registry Editor must take special care to track any changes made and protect him or herself by backing up the Registry before tinkering with it.

Hope it's help's you.

Enjoy!

Hope to hear more from you soon

tnx
-micro

Feb 11, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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