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I Deleted A Bunch Of Winrar Files In The Registry


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#1 wounded21

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 12:57 AM

Okay, so first of all I realize deleting things in the registry is really dumb. Well I was trying to extract some files using winrar and I kept getting the program not responding error. So I tried to uninstall winrar and it said that the file was in use. So basically I went in the registry and started deleting anything that said winrar......

The next time I rebooted, after I signed in all that was showing was my desktop wallpaper. I used control-alt-delete and was able to open firefox from there to get the command line for system restore. I then used system restore to go back to 3 days before I deleted the files. Well that brought back the files on my desktop, start menu/taskbar, etc.

Unfortunately there are still a few problems. While running firefox, there is a grey bar inbetween my taskbar and the internet window that says things like "transferring data from www.bleeping....". The grey box is blank except for one red " ^ " at the far left. Also it will not let me use commands like ctrl+P for printing or ctrl+D to bookmark or any other commands. Also I cannot click on buttons or else I would host some images via imageshack.

I did not back up my registry so any backup programs won't help. Is there a registry fixing program out there or anything else I can do? I already tried a second system restore that went back a week before the "file deleting" and that didn't help.

Edited by wounded21, 17 October 2007 - 12:58 AM.


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Posted 17 October 2007 - 01:39 AM

Hi wounded21 and welcome to BleepingComputer.

Have you tried doing a last good configuration?

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 04:09 PM

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Hiya,

Unfortunatley, system restore will not put back errors made by registry deletions.
Sorry,

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 04:55 PM

1. Chkdsk /r.

2. SFC /scannow.

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 01:12 AM

How do I do a "last good configuration"? I've never even heard of that option.


Edit: I ran SFC /scannow, but it didn't fix the problem.

It won't let me run Chkdsk /r because it says it's in use so I need to restart in safe mode then do chkdsk /r and check it on reboot.


I'll try that next. I still would like to know about the last good config.

Edited by wounded21, 18 October 2007 - 02:07 AM.


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Posted 18 October 2007 - 05:56 AM

When you get to the screen that lets you choose Safe Mode, there should be an entry for "Last Known Good Configuration" further down on the page. Select it and Windows will attempt to boot to the last known good configuration.
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Posted 19 October 2007 - 12:43 AM

I still don't see that option in the system configuration utility. I go run>msconfig and it should be in that menu right?

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 01:01 AM

Please follow these instructions: To start the computer using the last known good configuration
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Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.

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