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Old 04-28-2008, 01:27 AM
kevin611
 
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I messed up my registry
I made some changes to my registry using registry edit and now I have some
serious issues such as: windows explore can't open, Dr. Watson can't open,
can't use disc drive and shell32.dll errors.

All of the registry cleanup programs I have used crash my computer while
scanning.

Is there someone who can help me fix my registry if I I send them a copy of
my registry?

Thanks,
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:34 AM
Mark L. Ferguson
 
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Re: I messed up my registry
How to Recover from a Corrupted Registry -config-system:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;Q307545

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"kevin611" <kevin611@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F1837C81-98A9-4A2C-B5CF-CF7215DFC4B5@microsoft.com...
> I made some changes to my registry using registry edit and now I have some
> serious issues such as: windows explore can't open, Dr. Watson can't open,
> can't use disc drive and shell32.dll errors.
>
> All of the registry cleanup programs I have used crash my computer while
> scanning.
>
> Is there someone who can help me fix my registry if I I send them a copy
> of
> my registry?
>
> Thanks,


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Old 04-28-2008, 03:20 AM
kevin611
 
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Re: I messed up my registry
I do not have a previous version of my registry to restore.

Is it possible to fix my current registry issue?

"Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

> How to Recover from a Corrupted Registry -config-system:
> http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;Q307545
>
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> Mark L. Ferguson
> .
>
> "kevin611" <kevin611@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F1837C81-98A9-4A2C-B5CF-CF7215DFC4B5@microsoft.com...
> > I made some changes to my registry using registry edit and now I have some
> > serious issues such as: windows explore can't open, Dr. Watson can't open,
> > can't use disc drive and shell32.dll errors.
> >
> > All of the registry cleanup programs I have used crash my computer while
> > scanning.
> >
> > Is there someone who can help me fix my registry if I I send them a copy
> > of
> > my registry?
> >
> > Thanks,

>

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Old 04-28-2008, 06:35 AM
GreenieLeBrun
 
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Re: I messed up my registry


kevin611 wrote:
> I made some changes to my registry using registry edit and now I have
> some serious issues such as: windows explore can't open, Dr. Watson
> can't open, can't use disc drive and shell32.dll errors.
>
> All of the registry cleanup programs I have used crash my computer
> while scanning.
>
> Is there someone who can help me fix my registry if I I send them a
> copy of my registry?
>
> Thanks,


Try a repair install

How to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;315341

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm


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Old 04-28-2008, 06:37 AM
Gerry
 
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Re: I messed up my registry
Kevin

Do not use a Registry Cleaner. They give negligible benefits and can
always damage your registry.

Mark's suggestion does not rely on having a system restore point. Read
the Article carefully.

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Hope this helps.

Gerry
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Stourport, England
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..kevin611 wrote:
> I do not have a previous version of my registry to restore.
>
> Is it possible to fix my current registry issue?
>
> "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
>
>> How to Recover from a Corrupted Registry -config-system:
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;Q307545
>>
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>> Was this helpful? Then click the Ratings button. Voting helps the web
>> interface.
>> http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales...eAPostAsAnswer
>> Mark L. Ferguson
>> .
>>
>> "kevin611" <kevin611@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:F1837C81-98A9-4A2C-B5CF-CF7215DFC4B5@microsoft.com...
>>> I made some changes to my registry using registry edit and now I
>>> have some serious issues such as: windows explore can't open, Dr.
>>> Watson can't open, can't use disc drive and shell32.dll errors.
>>>
>>> All of the registry cleanup programs I have used crash my computer
>>> while scanning.
>>>
>>> Is there someone who can help me fix my registry if I I send them a
>>> copy of
>>> my registry?
>>>
>>> Thanks,



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Old 04-28-2008, 06:58 AM
Kayman
 
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Re: I messed up my registry
On Sun, 27 Apr 2008 20:20:00 -0700, kevin611 wrote:

> I do not have a previous version of my registry to restore.
> Is it possible to fix my current registry issue?


You may have to perform a re-install of your OS
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

After successful reinstallation,
ERUNT and NTREGOPT are 'must-have' utilities.
http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/

Good luck
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:45 PM
db.·.. >
 
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Re: I messed up my registry
use a system
restore point.

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"kevin611" <kevin611@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F1837C81-98A9-4A2C-B5CF-CF7215DFC4B5@microsoft.com...
>I made some changes to my registry using registry edit and now I have some
> serious issues such as: windows explore can't open, Dr. Watson can't open,
> can't use disc drive and shell32.dll errors.
>
> All of the registry cleanup programs I have used crash my computer while
> scanning.
>
> Is there someone who can help me fix my registry if I I send them a copy of
> my registry?
>
> Thanks,


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Old 04-28-2008, 07:07 PM
Ken Blake, MVP
 
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Re: I messed up my registry
On Sun, 27 Apr 2008 18:27:00 -0700, kevin611
<kevin611@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> I made some changes to my registry using registry edit and now I have some
> serious issues such as: windows explore can't open, Dr. Watson can't open,
> can't use disc drive and shell32.dll errors.
>
> All of the registry cleanup programs I have used crash my computer while
> scanning.
>
> Is there someone who can help me fix my registry if I I send them a copy of
> my registry?



Highly unlikely. As you have found out, regedit is one of the most
dangerous tools you can use on your computer. Nobody who isn't
absolutely sure they know what they are doing should do this.

From your description, it sounds very much like you will have to bite
the bullet and reinstall Windows from scratch.

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Please Reply to the Newsgroup
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Old 05-02-2008, 05:41 PM
Rick
 
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Re: I messed up my registry

"Ken Blake, MVP" wrote:

> On Sun, 27 Apr 2008 18:27:00 -0700, kevin611
> <kevin611@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> > I made some changes to my registry using registry edit and now I have some
> > serious issues such as: windows explore can't open, Dr. Watson can't open,
> > can't use disc drive and shell32.dll errors.
> >
> > All of the registry cleanup programs I have used crash my computer while
> > scanning.
> >
> > Is there someone who can help me fix my registry if I I send them a copy of
> > my registry?

>
>
> Highly unlikely. As you have found out, regedit is one of the most
> dangerous tools you can use on your computer. Nobody who isn't
> absolutely sure they know what they are doing should do this.
>
> From your description, it sounds very much like you will have to bite
> the bullet and reinstall Windows from scratch.
>
> --
> Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
> Please Reply to the Newsgroup
>


Reinstalling Windows from scratch is a bit premature.
There is a lot that can be done before one needs to consider doing a
reinstall from scratch.

Gerry and Mark are correct.
The Microsoft document Mark referred to (Q307545) could restore Kevin's
system to a point which would give him access to previous restore points.
It may allow him to recovery all his previous registry settings, without the
need to reinstall "from scratch".

At the very least he may be able to “Repair” his current Windows installation.

I have used these techniques recently to recover 2 separate systems, w/o
reinstalling from scratch.
In fact, I even revived a long dead, unbootable partition, by accident.
So, I guess that counts as 3 systems.

Yes, it is not pretty, it is not easy, but it is effective, and worth the
time to do it.

It would be a lot easier if Microsoft had included a WinPE instead of the
Recovery Console on the install disc.
WinPE is a Windows Preinstalled Environment; a bootable CD version of Windows.
It looks like Windows, and works like Windows, because it is Windows.
None of that command line stuff required to use the Recovery Console.
(Windows Vista CDs may boot to a WinPE).

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