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I made a change to my Registry (backed it up first), now having more problems than before and cannot restore the backup. Also tried restoring my computer to an earlier checkpoint but am getting error that it cannot be restored. I'm running Windows Xp, SP3

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Making registry changes can be a disaster. I use Registry Mechanic by PC Tools but, there are other good ones out there too. I prefer to use a program that is designed to fix registry problems, because when there is an issue, it knows what to look for and where, instead of hoping to find everything that needs to be changed. I haven't had any problems since I started using it 2 years ago. It keeps my system running nicely.

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Run in safe mode then do there the System Restore thingy.

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Registry deleted accidently unable to start laptop can it be restored with command prompt

Try booting up in Safe Mode and if it lets you boot then run a System Restore.

Turn off the computer, then hit the power button to turn it back on and immediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see SAFE MODE. Take the Safe Mode option and let it boot up. Safe Mode will look different to you, the screen will be darker and the icons bigger, this is normal.

Run a System Restore. Click Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore. (If you have Windows 7, click Start then in the search box type System Restore and look at the returned results from the search and click System Restore). Once you open System Restore you want to select a Restore Point (date and time) before you started having problems. In your case that would be before you deleted the registry). Don't worry System Restore does not delete any of your data, documents, music, pictures, videos or programs (unless the program was installed after the Restore Point you selected).

System Recovery on the other hand will Delete Everything and set your system back to when you first purchased it.

If the above steps don't work then yes, restore the registry from a command prompt. The Registry is backed up automatically when windows create a restore point using System Restore. From a command line prompt simply type: rstrui.exe

May 16, 2012 | Computers & Internet


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


How to Backup registry

Make sure before modifying your system Registry that you back it up. The Registry contains all information about how your system runs. This backup will help you to restore the Registry in case any problem occurs after modifying.<br />You can backup the whole Registry and\or Registry subkeys.<br />Click Start type regedit in Run box and click Ok. <br />Here you can export the whole Registry or you can locate the required subkeys that contain the information that you want to edit. <br />Go to File--menu-- option then click on Export to create backup. Save it on any system drive with the .reg extension. You can restore this backup by going to File-- menu and using import option. <br />

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Dvd drive value changed to cd rom. how do I change back?

If you have taken a registry backup then try to merge the backup with the registry else try a system restore

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How to Backup and restore the registry

In case you go and modify the registry manually and you want to back it up in case something goes wrong and you want to restore it, this is perfect for you.


1.) Go into the start menu and click "Run".
2.) Type "cmd" and click OK
3.) type in the window "copy c:\windows\system.dat c:\windows\system.000" and press enter.
4.) Once Complete type "copy :\windows\user.dat c:\windows\user.000" and press enter.

You have now created a backup of the registry.


1.) Go into the run menu again and type cmd.
2.) Type in the 2 commands that was shown in the backup section except in each command swap the twon directores.
(e.g.) "copy c:\windows\system.dat c:\windows\system.000" will become "copy c:\windows\system.000 c:\windows\system.dat"

Whatever was backed up when you created the backup file will be restored to the windows registry.

on Dec 26, 2009 | Computers & Internet


Backing Up Windows Registry

Backing up the windows registry is good practice.
There are two methods to back up your Windows registry.
1. Using the built-in Windows semi-automated tool.
Go to Start
Select All Programs
Then select Accessories
Then select System Tools
Then select System Restore
Follow the instructions to Create a Restore Point. With the restore point, you can revert your entire machine back to a point in time.
2. Using the Window Registry editor.
Go To Start
Select Run
Type in "Regedit" into the text box and hit the Enter key
To create a backup, select File
Then select Export
Name the file, I always use today's date
select all for export range,
Save somewhere you can find I use a Flash Disk
Steps to restore your registry to this backup
1. Find File on Flash Drive
2. Double click it and confirm that you want to change the registry.

on Dec 06, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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I would like to know if it is possible to restore my computer after using a backup file. Undoing/reversing a backup. Please help.

you can see if there is a system restore date in system tools,that goes back before the backup, but not all programmes will reinstall as you have changed the registry

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Ccleaner is a very powerful utility and should be used with care, it's always a good idea to back up your registry before carrying out any work on a pc as registry can be restored to the date before work was done if things go bottom up ... for your info, a good registry backup tool is ERUNT ( see google )
But back to your problem...XP has a system restore function, where you can restore your system to a system restore point prior to the damage being done, however I would strongly suggest you backup your registry before using system restore.
System restore can be found under "system tools" in "accessories" ... Hope it helps !

Jan 05, 2008 | Computers & Internet


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:
* 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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