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#1 ddzc

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 10:11 PM

Hey all, I need some help from the pros here

My system was gone before (couldn't boot up)

So I restored everything from the recovery console

Here is what I followed.

http://www.digitalwebcast.com/articles/vie...e.jsp?id=8658-3


So my machine no boots up ok/ I pretty much performed the repair option hen u boot up with the cd but I had to do it manually b/c the option wasnt avail.

So now the problem lies with recovering my programs and drivers, etc

If you go on page 3 of my link, which is (http://www.digitalwebcast.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=8658-2)

It asks to go in the system volume information folder, transfer files (

_registry_user_.default
_registry_machine_security
_registry_machine_software
_registry_machine_system
_registry_machine_sam
)

to the temp folder and then go in recovery console to restore them so I have all my program restore points back so I can sue them again without reinstalling.

Basically my problem is backing up these 5 files in the temp folder.

When im in the system volume info folder, theres 3 folders with restore points. 2 of them are from the 2nd whcih are the new ones and one is from the 24th or august which is the one im after. Problem is, when I go in that folder theres like 100 subfolders and the 5 files located in the snapshop folders are all in there but how would I be able to do this now? How can I restore all of these? The files range from RP350-RP437.
The other restore points (the new ones) have the one subfolder with the snapshop folder and the 5 files needed but this is useless to me, I need to backup my old points.
So with all of those subfolders, how can I resotre everything back to normal?

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Posted 03 September 2005 - 09:41 AM

I am not sure of the problem.

Follow this KB article:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...b;en-us;q307545

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Posted 03 September 2005 - 11:18 AM

that is the article I followed, the link I have is probably someone who just copy and pasted all of that from microsofts site.

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Posted 03 September 2005 - 11:45 AM

From http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...b;en-us;q307545
Second paragraph: "Warning Do not use the procedure that is described in this article if your computer has an OEM-installed operating system. The system hive on OEM installations creates passwords and user accounts that did not exist previously. If you use the procedure that is described in this article, you may not be able to log back into the recovery console to restore the original registry hives."

Note Make sure to replace all five of the registry hives. If you only replace a single hive or two, this can cause potential issues because software and hardware may have settings in multiple locations in the registry.

If you experience a repetitive occurrence of registry corruption related issues, Microsoft recommends that you obtain and install the hotfix in the following article:
318159 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318159/) Damaged Registry repair and recovery in Windows XP
This update is also included in Windows XP Service Pack 1.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...b;en-us;q307545




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