Posted 28 June 2008 - 02:11 PM
I'm quite familiar with the tools mentioned, having used them numerous times. I'm also familiar with the issues described, working with them quite frequently at my job.
As for not understanding - maybe this will clarify things for you....250gibson has computers with no XP CD available. 250gibson needs a copy of the Recovery Console in order to do the fixes that he's already researched. I provided a link to a download of the Recovery Console.
I also commented on the advice rendered by doddsdoddsy and cited my disagreements with it.
Your blanket statement that "The only solution left open to him is a Boot Recovery CD." is correct. And the first link that I provided will give him a copy of the Recovery Console to use on his computer (which, BTW, I've also used frequently).
Then, following the directions in my third link may enable him to recover the registry.
Also, if you'll refer to 250gibson's link in Post #4, you'll see that the Recovery Console is needed for that fix.
Finally, if you'll refer to my 2nd link, you'll see some of the reasons why we do not recommend the use of registry cleaners/repair tools here at Bleeping Computer. Also, having used registry cleaners for many years (and having seen the results on many other computers) I can state, without doubt, that the repeated use of registry cleaners/fixers will eventually damage your registry to the point where your system won't work properly.
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