A couple of days ago, my hard drive had failed, and after I bought a new one, I tried to restore my computer from a backup that I made. While everything made it onto my hard drive-- programs, documents, etc. my only problem now is that Windows won't start. (It will blue screen before the animation shows up) I looked up the error code and I found out that the 0x74 error usually means corrupted registry, and after trying to run Startup Repair (which didn't run) it did say that the registry (specifically SYSTEM) was corrupt. I then tried to copy SYSTEM from the RegBack folder (another suggestion I found) and Windows still didn't start and just went right to startup repair. That was the last thing I tried.
I'm trying to avoid reinstalling Windows right now... Is there a way to repair the registry or to at least load a clean/untouched version of it?
Thanks in advance,
Edited by hamluis, 21 April 2017 - 04:29 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Crashes/BSODs - Hamluis.