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How To Restore My Computer

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#1 whatthe****


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Posted 06 June 2008 - 06:09 AM

i got virus heat and was trying to remove it,,,, i did regedit and i was deleting the H_Keys,,,i just kept deleting things and now nothing works,,,, i tried to do a system restore but when i clicked on it it says that windows cannot open this file and then prompts you to pick a file to open it from,,, i tried to put in my OS cd but it won't run,,,how can i fix this,,help!

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:26 AM

Messing with the registry is a risky task especially when one hasn't back it up? Did you manage to backup the registry before removing any of the keys?

I am not sure... you may have to format and re-install the OS.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:37 AM

I would suggest trying to boot into the last good configuration...Restart the computer...Tap F8 until a black screen comes up select "Boot into Last Good Configuration" hit enter... It may or may not work...
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Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:38 AM

Go into the BIOS, and change your boot order so that your CD drive is the first to be booted. Then put your CD in the computer and save the changes and restart. You will get a message saying press any key to boot from CD.. Press any key and the windows installation will load. You should be able to choose to either install, repair, access recovery console and quit. (repair may be an option after you hit install, I cant remember). Choose repair.. If you cant find it, I think it would be a safe option to click install, choose the option to reformat first. this will delete everything off your computer so if you can make ups of any data that you want to keep first, that would be very wise. :-)

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 10:48 AM

If you are not familiar with how to run a last good configuration or a repair installation the links below will provide you with helpful information.

How to perform a Last Known Good Configuration.

How to perform a XP Repair Installation.

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