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Want to access protected files via CMD prompt due to startup failure


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#1 funnyjon

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:12 PM

Hi all

Last night my registry corrupted and now I am in a constant repair loop (Windows 7)

With CMD prompt have taken advice to copy the reg files back from backup, that did not work, have done the fixboot.exe advise, did not work and clicked on startup repair 100 times.

Have created a win 7 bootable USB but can not do a repair as not in windows.

So unless anyone has more detailed advise than above then I need to re-install but there is file I need.

So I can get in to CMD from the USB boot however because the files are behind my username I can not see them as I guess they are admin protected so how can I copy them out of my C: drive when I know they are there but can not see them?

Thoughts and help appreciated.

Thanks
Jon

 



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#2 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:32 PM

Hi

 

Welcome to the Bleeping computer forum  :welcome:

 

Navigating through command prompt requires some basic knowledge in DOS commands. I recommend downloading a small sized Linux live CD like Puppy Linux. This will give you full permission and a GUI interface. You can also use it to backup the data to an external medium in case of a re-install.

 

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/puppylinux/puppy-5.2.8/lupu-528.005.iso

 

Read the below guide which describes restoring the registry backup to fix infinite repair loop. You can try Puppy instead of  the Windows install media.

 

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/139576-startup-repair-infinite-loop-recovery.html

 

An excellent Video example :

 


Edited by Anshad Edavana, 31 May 2013 - 01:41 PM.


#3 sikntired

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:38 PM

From what you are describing you probably don't have the option for system recovery. By any chance have you opted for system repair disk?



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:24 PM

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Anshad Edavana

 As per above, already done the registry restore technique but thanks.  The linux idea is good other than the fact my other PC is a Mac so will see if I can use that to burn it onto a bootable USB (as I don't have a DVD drive !!)

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Nope no system repair disk / recovery option



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 04:34 PM

this is now fixed






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