-You can run System Restore to restore it in Safe Mode.
-You can manually replace parts of it in Safe Mode.
-You can use a PE disk to copy the backup/part of a restore point over the original in a PE environment. (did work the one time that I tried it)
-You can use Recovery Console to copy a restore point's contents over the original. (didn't work the one time that I tried it)
-Make an image of the hard drive, and restore it to restore you to the point where you were prior to the registry crash (my preferred method)
-and I'm sure that there's other solutions available.
The point here is that it's not just a simple copy/paste operation - so it's advisable to study up on how to do it (and print the instructions). That way, should you "tank" the registry - you are able to recover from it with minimal difficulty.
The reason I brought it up is because the first time that I tried to do this, I didn't remember that parts of the registry are locked while you're in Windows - so you can't replace it! Nor did I have a copy/replace on reboot utility that "might" have worked. So I was stuck with starting over from scratch - a real PITA!
Edited by usasma, 09 January 2007 - 08:14 AM.
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