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Pls help me modify control set to last known good configuration

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#1 ceegee


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 03:25 PM

I'm running Windows 7 64bit Ultimate and experiencing registry issues. I am only able to boot to Last Known Good Configuration (LKGC) ...otherwise experience BSOD. The blue screen boot issue has been going on for a while but I now need to be able to reboot and am seeking help in the hope that I'll be able to avoid an installation repair or complete reinstallation of Windows.


I was going to follow the instructions for restoring a previous control set here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/142033 but it my registry looks a bit different and I'd prefer to check with someone who understands more than I do before I proceed.


The Microsoft instructions:

  1. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/Select, which will display the following parameters (your data field may vary depending on the ControlSet being used): 


...note that my registry files look different:







Considering these difference in my control set, I'm a bit confused regarding how to modify the rest of the instructions to fit my system.


The remaining instructions from micorosft:

  1. Look in ControlSet001 through ControlSet003 to find the ControlSet that should be restored.
  2. Change the data in the following Registry key:

    Current:REG_DWORD:0x3 and Default:REG_DWORD:0

    to the appropriate ControlSet. For Example:

  3. Change the LastKnownGood:REG_DWORD:0x2 to the previous Current data. For example: 

  4. Exit Regedt32 and reboot the server.

I know this should be pretty straight forward, but I get nervous when it comes to modifying registry files. Can anyone help with explicit directions?



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#2 TsVk!


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 05:17 PM

If you need to ask you should not touch... yes you should get nervous editing your control set registry.


When you boot to last known good does it not remember those settings? Or does it bluescreen again in the same session?


Have you restored your machine to a point in time before this all began? Have you tried running 'sfc /scannow' from the command prompt?


What is the issue using a repair disk? It will likely fix your problem if these other solutions cannot... It is non destructive on your data and you don't have to carry anything heavy up the stairs, the machine does all the work.

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