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Made Changes To Registry Because Of Virus Now Pc Won't Load Properly


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#1 jag123

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 04:55 PM

Hello,

I made some changes to my registry because I have some viruses. Anyway I managed to make things worse because now when I boot my PC with Win XP Home edition it only shows my desktop but without any icons or start button etc. So basically all I see is the main screen (my saved wallpaper) and that's it.

My System Restore is shut off because I had to run NAV under Safe Mode to catch any viruses as my system restore was infected.

I did export all of the registry to a backup file before I made the changes to the registry mentioned above. That backup file is on my PC which is accessible only by doing a CTRL-ALT-DEL and using the Windows Task Manager by clicking on Applications > New Task > Browse and then navigating to the registry backup file.

So the question is how do I reset my registry files with the backup file that I made? Is this possible?

Thanks for your help.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 04:58 PM

Hit CTRL-ALT-DELETE to open the task manager. From the menu at the top, select File, then New Task. Type in cmd to get a command prompt, then type in regedit.exe to open regedit. From there you can import your backup.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 06:10 PM

Thank you ... that worked!

Maybe you can help with me with my original problem Forum Link

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 06:19 PM

I would like to help, but that sort of problem takes considerably more time to work through than I have available. You can either persist in that thread and try to work through the issues, or you could consider posting a HijackThis log and waiting for one of the team to help you. It can take 5 or 6 days before they get to you though, as they are quite busy. :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 06:23 PM

Ok thanks a lot.




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