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#1 JudahFirst

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 08:38 AM

Hi guys!

I'm in a mess of my own doing and I need some help! First a couple of questions:

1. Earlier in the week I ran a CClean to the registry and saved a backup. Does this save the entire registry or just the things I deleted? If it's the entire registry, how do I get that back?

2. I uninstalled my Harmony Remote software through the control panel, but then kept finding it on the system (even after a restart) and so deleted what I found. Will doing a system restore bring the program back? (That may be all I need to fix my problem.)

Okay, so I uninstalled Harmony and now every time I start my computer I get this stupid windows installer message trying to find the harmony stuff. I have deleted everything my system could find having to do with the program, so this morning I went into the registry. I know, bad idea. I was frustrated, what can I say? I started searching for "harmony" and found like 7 (and counting) values and started deleting them. I have stopped now and I know there are more of these. They come under the following heading:

InprocServer32 REG_MULTI_SZ and then a bunch of gibberish with "HarmonyApplication" in there somewhere. Please tell me I haven't screwed my system up for good! (What an idiot. :thumbsup: ) Oh, I neglected to tell you that I haven't been able to get my computer to run a system restore since I installed a WD external HD. I have tried in the past unsuccessfully. Also, I ran a HijackThis log just to see if I could find the Harmony Remote crap and didn't see anything (didn't delete anything there either, but I guess that I've messed things up by going into the registry - can you tell that I don't need to be yelled at about this?!? lol)

Okay, any help would be appreciated.

I almost forgot - I'm running Windows XP Professional, Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop. Can't remember if that's all the info. you'll need.

Blessings,
JF

Edited by JudahFirst, 11 January 2008 - 08:39 AM.

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#2 Budapest

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 08:47 AM

If you double click on the CCleaner backup file (it has a .reg extension) it will return your registry to its original state.

Use AutoRuns to see if there are any remains of Harmony in your startups.
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#3 JudahFirst

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 11:54 AM

Budapest,

Thanks so much for the lightning quick response! Unfortunately, I tried double clicking on my saved CC file backup and it won't open. It does not have a .reg extension. I didn't change the name, but I did put the date on the back end of it. Any other ideas?

JF

P.S. After I restarted my computer, I no longer have the windows installer error coming up so somewhere in all those reg deletes I succeeded. I'm still afraid of the gliches to come!

P.P.S. I remembered after I posted the first time that I made a backup of my system when I first installed my WD external HD. I wonder if restoring that would solve my problems (and create new ones?!?)
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Posted 11 January 2008 - 12:04 PM

What was the CCleaner file called before you renamed it?

It should look something like this: "cc_20080111_1800.reg"
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Posted 11 January 2008 - 02:12 PM

Budapest,

I left the name the same but added the date I cleaned it. I just went in, deleted the date, put .reg on the end of the file name and it opened right up! I have reinstalled it now. I sure hope that works! Thanks so much for your help. I will go and do the other task you recommended now.

Peace,
JF
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