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Boot>f8 To Last Known Good: Can Registry Hive File Be Swapped Out Somehow?


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#1 diggledoogeydo

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 03:06 PM

I haven't had this happen but Just wondering: lets say that all reg hives in boot table are corrupt and blue screen results on all options-but you have a current valid full TRULY KNOWN GOOD copy of the hive (exported to another drive, usb key, cd or other media etc.) Does anyone know how you could swap out or point the source file loaction to a REAL "last known good" registry file. I'm going to guess the gurus will suggest to boot to XP console as a solution- but dont really know what the procedure would be.

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 10:10 PM

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 09:03 AM

Using a PE mode boot disk will allow you to replace files. But I've found that even this isn't successful if the hives are loaded on startup. Also, the method doesn't always work.
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Posted 26 February 2007 - 07:48 PM

If your hives are corrupted then there is only one way out unless you had a back-up of your registry from before they went corrupt.

You might have to remove the hard drive from this computer and install it in another computer as a slave drive and after it is able to be accessed by Windows on that computer you will have to manually backup all of your important data that you have to another media like CD-R's, DVD or Thumb drive. Then when this is done return it to the original computer as a master drive on the primary IDE cable and do the following:

I hope you have the Windows software for this machine. Please use Internet Explorer to view this article

Microsoft KB - How to perform a clean boot in Windows XP =
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;EN-US;310353

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 11:11 AM

You can extract a part of the information in the hives from previous restore points using a PE boot CD.
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