I had a small issue ( related to driver update I think ) that made my sound icon disappear . So i looked a round online and came across the sevenforums. My pc is windows 8.1 by the way so I found a solution which seemed to work. It basically was a registry file to fix this minor issue.
As a precaution I thought to make a safe copy of the registry incase anything went wrong and so I did. Thus I went ahead downloaded the registry file and restarted the pc. Basically nothing happened so I thought well I better revert back my registry because the fix didn't work. And so I did , I open regedit and imported the safe keep copy of my registry ...
And here is when things start getting wrong , first I got an error saying that I may not have full administrator privileges or the system is using the registry so it can't be changed or so...
Basically a minute or so later my pc lagged and the screen flickered continuously so I had to force shutdown, since then my pc won't go beyond the loading screen and is always showing me a black screen when I turn it on in windows.
I have my hdd divided and linux installed. I am able to access my hdd and I had already backed up all my data for worst case scenario. My harddisk is fine and I had already ruled out any hdd issues. I have tried to force shutdown my pc ( twice ) to get to that blue diagnostics page where I tried to back up my pc from a recent backup point but the backup failed and the restore point got corrupted and deleted.
Is there a way to fix without formatting my device ?
Thanks in advance