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Windows 7: Corrupted registry

30 Apr 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC1 x64
 
 
Corrupted registry

A couple days ago I went to start up my computer and it gave me a blue screen for about a second. I tried windows startup repair and it couldn't fix it. I checked the log file and it says corrupted registry. Is there any way I could load the default registry values? Safe mode doesn't work; the only things I can actually get into are windows startup repair and UBCD4WIN (which is what I am using right now). I am yet to try the sfc /scannow command but I probably will soon.

Thanks,
xpansive

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30 Apr 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

run sfc/scannow and or do a Repair Install
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30 Apr 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Xpansive, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if doing a System Restore using a restore point dated before the problem may be able to fix it for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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01 May 2009   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi xpansive,

Follow the instructions here Advanced Boot Options and select Last Known Good Configuration (advanced).
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01 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 RC1 x64
 
 

When I try to do sfc /scannow it says that a repair is pending and you have to restart before I can run sfc. Restarting doesn't change anything.

If I try to use system restore it says that you need to enable system protection on the drive before you can use system restore.

Using Last Known Good Configuration (advanced) starts up as if I selected Start Windows Normally.
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01 May 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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01 May 2009   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

You won't be able to do a repair install if you can't boot in.

It is very easy to replace the registry hives from the backup by booting to the command prompt in Vista.

Unfortunately, I haven't figured out how to do it on 7 yet.

I think a reinstall is the quickest and easiest way now.

If you need to save stuff that's on there , either:

1. Download this freebie from Paragon - it burns to a cd - boot from that and use the file transfer wizard to copy anything off you need .

FREE Rescue Kit Express - Free Download!

Or

2. During the reinstall - when you get to the screen asking where to install, do not go to Drive Options (advanced), do not format anything - just click on the partition you wish to install to.

You should get the option to save everything to save everything to a Windows.old folder.

Hope it helps
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02 May 2009   #8

Windows 7 RC1 x64
 
 

I can't believe I completly forgot about the fact that Windows 7 can save your preivious version of windows to a windows.old folder.

Thanks for all your help,
xpansive
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02 May 2009   #9

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xpansive View Post
I can't believe I completly forgot about the fact that Windows 7 can save your preivious version of windows to a windows.old folder.

Thanks for all your help,
xpansive

That won't help you -- it's just a set of data --

You'll either have to recover an image etc from a backup program or do a fresh install.


Fresh install probably is the best especially if you are planning to D/L the official RC.

Cheers
jimbo
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02 May 2009   #10

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
It is very easy to replace the registry hives from the backup by booting to the command prompt in Vista.

Unfortunately, I haven't figured out how to do it on 7 yet.
What procedure do you use for vista that you keep referring to? all the commands i use for replacing the hives from the backup via the command prompt for windows 7 still work the same.
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