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Windows 7: Need help modifying Control Set to Last Known Good Configuration

10 Oct 2013   #1
ceegee025

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Need help modifying Control Set to Last Known Good Configuration

I'm running Windows 7 64bit Ultimate and experiencing registry issues. I am only able to boot to Last Known Good Configuration ...otherwise experience BSOD. The blue screen boot issue has been going on for a while but I now need to be able to reboot so am seeking help (hoping to avoid an installation repair or complete reinstall of Windows).

I was planning to follow the instructions from Microsoft support for restoring a previous control set: Restoring Previous ControlSet After Using LastKnownGood ...however, it my registry looks a bit different and I'd prefer to check with someone who understands more than I do before I proceed.

Instructions from Microsoft :
1. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/Select, which will display the following parameters (your data field may vary depending on the ControlSet being used):

Current:REG_DWORD:0x3
Default:REG_DWORD:0x3
Failed:REG_DWORD:1
LastKnownGood:REG_DWORD:0x2

However... my registry files look different:

Current:REG_DWORD:0x4
Default:REG_WORD:0x4
Failed:REG_DWORD:0x3
LastKnownGood:REG_DWORD:0x1


Considering the difference in my control set, I'm a bit confused regarding how to follow the rest of the instructions to fit the control set on my system.

Here are the remaining instructions from micorosoft:

2. Look in ControlSet001 through ControlSet003 to find the ControlSet that should be restored.
Change the data in the following Registry key:

Current:REG_DWORD:0x3 and Default:REG_DWORD:0


to the appropriate ControlSet. For Example:

Current:REG_DWORD:0x1
Default:REG_DWORD:0x1
Change the LastKnownGood:REG_DWORD:0x2 to the previous Current data. For example:

LastKnownGood:REG_DWORD:0x3

3. Exit Regedt32 and reboot the server.

I know it should be pretty straight forward to modify these instructions for my system, but I get nervous when it comes to modifying registry files. Can anyone help with providing explicit directions for me?

Thanks.


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10 Oct 2013   #2
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

Hello and welcome .
The instructions you posted are intended for very old server releases of Windows so they are not applicable
to Windows 7 I presume.

Quote:
APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
Why won't you follow the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions and we'll go from there .
BTW have you tried system restore?
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