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Windows 7: Can't boot windows 7 after registry restore

13 May 2010   #11
terryl

windows 7 home
 
 

Hi SIW2;

Thanks for your interest in my pesky little problem.

I made backup copies of the 5 files into a temp directory(with the extension .bak) and then copied the orignals from regback to config. Same result...a blank screen on windows boot.

I then ran Startup Repair again and it detected no problems. Still a blank screen on reboot.

Beginning to pull my hair out now. Any further thoughts??


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13 May 2010   #12
terryl

windows 7 home
 
 

Here's something new and strange...I started to move some files to an external drive using the file transfer utility in the Paragon program. That program is reporting my c: and d: drives as d: and e:. Is this the way my registry is seeing them and how can I fix. I'm not sure I can use the Paragon boot repair program with Win 7.
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13 May 2010   #13
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Can't recall as I haven't used it in a while, but I assume Paragon is allocating letters according to the partition table position.

That may be different from the lettering inside the o/s registry.

Try the Paragon boot corrector - select "correct drive letters in system registry".

I assume your o/s originally declared themselves as C when you booted into them ?

Boot corrector will load the o/s registry and show you how the mounted devices are listed there. It allows you to change the o/s drive letter back to C ( or whatever letter the o/s used to declare itself as. )
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13 May 2010   #14
terryl

windows 7 home
 
 

I changed the drive letters in the boot corrector. Tried to reboot...nada.

I again copied the backup hives to the config directory. Still no boot.

I think I need to go ahead and bite the bullet and reinstall the os from my Gateway rescue disk back to the factory settings unless you've got a better plan.

Thanks again.
T
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13 May 2010   #15
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Unless you made a recent backup image ... reinstall is on the cards.

At least you used the Paragon rescue disc to make sure your important data is backed up.
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