. I think you almost have it. I take it that you created this TMP directory to hold the old Hive files. After you copy the SYSTEM.BAK file, rename it to SYSTEM
. XP isn't smart enough to know to use a BAK file if it can't find the regular one.
Note that this BAK file was probably created when XP was first installed and may not have any of the changes that were made since you got the PC. This means you will probably have to reinstall some of your apps.
There is a much
better and easier way to create thorough Registry backups and then easily restore them in an emergency situation like this:ERUNT
The Erunt restore operation can be done by running it from the XP Repair Console, or by booting into the Administrator account after pressing F8 during booting. Of course, a Registry restore can be run when XP is up and running, too. Erunt is a real "class act" and can really save your bacon in tough situations.
When installing Erunt, be sure to choose to save all user accounts info
Edited by WinCrazy, 16 September 2007 - 09:21 AM.