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Xp Looping Login Caused By Reg Key Deletion


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#1 gcdeegan

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 06:19 PM

Just pleading for help.
1. I have windows xp. was having problems with ieexplore using memory
2. stupidly took advise on internet to do reg edit
3. computer will not pass login stage and reverts back to saving my settings and shuts down again
4. after 3 solid days of trying to fix this problem, i have achieved two things
4(a) have created a paralel copy on xp (where incidentally I can see my data of old in (MY COMPUTER)
4(:thumbsup: have performed the following action delete c:\windows\system32\config\system (dont ask please)
5. At the moment performing chkdsk /r 78% complete and i'm grinding to a halt.

If you could please help, I solemly promise never to touch anything outside of my comprehension AGAIN (well for a month or two at least :flowers:

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 06:55 PM

Just pleading for help.
1. I have windows xp. was having problems with ieexplore using memory
2. stupidly took advise on internet to do reg edit
3. computer will not pass login stage and reverts back to saving my settings and shuts down again
4. after 3 solid days of trying to fix this problem, i have achieved two things
4(a) have created a paralel copy on xp (where incidentally I can see my data of old in (MY COMPUTER)
4(:thumbsup: have performed the following action delete c:\windows\system32\config\system (dont ask please)
5. At the moment performing chkdsk /r 78% complete and i'm grinding to a halt.

If you could please help, I solemly promise never to touch anything outside of my comprehension AGAIN (well for a month or two at least :flowers:


If whatever you are trying to do doesn't work then
1) restore system to known state - Reinstall the preinstall or buy XP or whatever you have to do
2) buy a good image backup program that saves the state of your system
3) get a good external drive
4) run the image backup regularly to the external drive

then if you get stuck again at least you can get your system back to the
last snapshot and only lose a few days of installs/customizations.

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 07:44 PM

How to perform a repair installation of Windows XP if Internet Explorer 7 is installed - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=917964

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 08:44 PM

You don't have to give up messing around with stuff you don't understand - but it'd be wise to have a backup just in case this happens again (I've done it myself many times!)

Do not mess with the registry without backing it up.
Do not delete/modify/add keys in the registry without making a backup/reference copy of that key
Do not use registry cleaners

Deleting c:\windows\system32\config\system will delete the SYSTEM hive for your registry - so you won't be able to recover the first XP installation.

Has chkdsk finished? If so, what were the results?
What would you like to do? We can attempt to repair the first installation of XP and remove the 2nd - or we can try to move your stuff over into the 2nd copy of XP and remove the first.
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