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#1 jamjamnewbie

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 09:24 AM

Long story short, I messed up system files and regret it. Now I want to fix it ASAP, I have created system restore point prior to messing up system files. That might help

I have read some articles about ERD Commander, but problem is I only have a Win7 laptop here besides my computer

My OS is WinXP Pro SP3

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 10:17 AM

If you deleted any system file or they became corrupted the only way to recover would be with an XP install disk doing a sfc /scannow command. If it is only a problem with the registry itself then tap F8 at boot and select Last Known Good Configuration. Does that work?

 

If not you can restore the registry hives created by your last restore point by using a linux disk called Parted Magic.

 

See this post for instructions.



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Posted 30 April 2015 - 07:31 PM

I actually installed a theme application then rebooted and bam.
I do remember it saying "modifying [system file]" about 200 times.
Not sure if registry got affected.

I don't have any WinXP cd

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 07:56 PM

Then you only have the option of recovering the Registry using Parted Magic as I linked to or because you have a Windows 7 computer you can create a bootable disk using AoemiPE builder. This will boot to a minimal WIndows 7 OS with Windows Explorer which will let you do same thing as Parted Magic but will have a more familiar UI.

 

Here is a video on it's use.

 

This would also let you pull any data you need off the computer and copy it to an external or flash drive. Depending on the specs of the computer, you could install a linux distro like Ubuntu or Mint if recovering the Registry still leaves the computer unbootable.



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Posted 30 April 2015 - 08:12 PM

So you mean, Parted Magic and AoemiPE builder do the same thing and I have to only install 1 of those?

 

Will work on the PC later, I have other things to do :)



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Posted 30 April 2015 - 08:25 PM

Yes, if you have a Windows 7 computer you can create the AeomiPe boot disk or use Parted Magic. Either one will do the job. AoemiPE would probably easier to use.



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Posted 30 April 2015 - 08:25 PM

And after booting, I have to follow the instructions stated in the thread you linked?



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Posted 30 April 2015 - 08:30 PM

Yes, you want to rename the Registry Hives in the C:\windows\system32\config file with a .bak extension and copy the registry hives from the System Volume Information folder to the config file and then rename them as shown in the link.



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Posted 30 April 2015 - 08:32 PM

Will work on that later. Thanks for helping me :)



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Posted 30 April 2015 - 08:43 PM

Did you try "Last Known Good Configuration" after tapping F8?



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Posted 30 April 2015 - 09:18 PM

Yes, to no avail.

 

I will use AeomiPE

I want to save it to USB. Do I need to reformat it? Please give me instructions

 

Also at the boot menu, I see

 

USB-FDD

USB-ZIP

USB-CDROM

USB-HDD

 

what do i use?



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Posted 30 April 2015 - 10:06 PM

You should not have to reformat it. Aoemi will do that. Just make sure you copy any data off the USB drive first. Your computer may not be able to boot a USB flash drive. I would try the following in order. If USB-FDD does not work then try USB-HDD

 

USB-FDD

USB-HDD



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Posted 01 May 2015 - 02:06 AM

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 02:12 AM

A screen which is like BSOD showed up and The application did not start correctly. Click OK to continue

Please help me :(

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 07:36 AM

Because of the age of the computer, it may not recognize a USB flash drive as a bootable device. Can you burn a disk instead of using a flash drive? If a desktop, attach the flash drive in a port on the back of the computer.

Edited by JohnC_21, 01 May 2015 - 07:39 AM.





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