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Windows 7: Problem when using ERUNT to restore Windows 7 registry:

06 Feb 2011   #21

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Zdoe, are you talking about Revo Uninstaller?

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06 Feb 2011   #22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

yes - it has a registry backup component that, even without an UI, is the best i've seen so far. it'll do a daily backup & another one when you force-unistall something.

though i won't vouch for it 100% yet - some of its backups where incomplete, missing the software-hive. but that may have been because i was using an old version.
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07 Feb 2011   #23

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Zdoe, I have Revo Uninstaller Pro and never realized it had an option for backing up the registry! However, I don't know how to restore the registry with it if I wanted to. Could you please explain how to do a registry restore with it. I know where the folder is that contains the backup but don't know how to restore the backup. ... I just did some research and apparently the backup manager should contain the registry backup but it's empty. I have the "Create daily full registry backup" option checked. Any help would be much appreciated.
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07 Feb 2011   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

it's much the same how you'd have restored a non-booting system with erunt-backups - copy the files to c:\windows\system32\config over-writing the corrupt registry files there. i'd normally pull the hard-drive & copy 'em using another system, or using the other OS in a dual OS system.

revo doesn't seem to give a real UI for restoration, except it creates a bat file (named .dat to avoid accidents) to do it from (win7 startup recovery's) command line.
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07 Feb 2011   #25

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

I was hoping for an easy way to restore the backup. Thanks for your input, zdoe.
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26 Feb 2012   #26

Windows 2000 Pro SP4+ / Windows 7 Pro SP1 (both 32-bit)
Restored Registry supposedly crashes the system?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mcd73165 View Post
ERUNT version 1.1j has been around for a very long time .... It's probably one of those annoyances that have to be lived with.
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... Sorry to hear that your system got messed up from ERUNT.
I just got eruNT working with A Guy's great directions, then I came across this thread for more information. Here I find out (after all that work) that, yes, the Registry backup goes fine, but when you do the restore, you get the Blue Screen of Death, and worse!!!

This thread may be old, but for anyone coming here for information -- it's not true, at least with Windows 7 Pro SP1 (32-bit) and the same version of this utility.

After reading this thread, I thought I'd better see for myself what happens, before waiting for an emergency, when I had to do a Registry restoration with this utility. I prepared with a system volume Acronis image, a Windows 7 image, plus a fresh Windows 7 Repair Disc, to make sure I could recover -- if and when the OS 'bombed' with the restored Registry.

Both backup and restoration were Run as Administrator, and I don't think this was mentioned by the original poster.

I ran eruNT, then erdNT, said 'Yes' to the reboot prompt -- -- waited -- -- and lo and behold, the boot went perfectly, the Windows 7 Desktop appeared, with everything 100% normal. So, eruNT works fine, at least on A 32-bit OS, with SP1. Not to worry. Don't know why the original poster had this problem or if anyone else was able to duplicate it.

The thread doesn't mention if the OS had SP1 and this could make a difference. Also, the thread states that the Registry recovery attempts were made by running eruNT. If literally true, this could be a problem, since the executable that has to run, to effect the recovery -- is erdNT.exe, not eruNT.exe.

This will likely be the last post on the thread, but maybe it will give it some balance.
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02 Jul 2012   #27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
ERUNT and DOS access

Hi Mcd73165 and the other posters and readers.

This is a long post but stick with it and you will be able to see where I'm heading.

I have been reading this topic and decided to drop my 2 cents in and see if any one want's to post and kick this along a bit.

First off I want to say thankyou to Lars for making this utility, which has served the computer industry very well.

At the same time it seems that there has been a lack of updating it so it can be setup to work with out someone delving deep into the system area to make it work without flaws with Windows 7 64 bit systems. The majority of people would find it daunting and frightening, so they go elseware to use something that fills their needs, so Lars, if you are reading this, you need to update ERUNT so the user can install it and not go and fiddle around so your software works with out intervention.

I have also found and setup the ERUNT GUI interface which is a great bit of gear to have and works very well with Lar's ERUNT, once again, as long as Windows is working all's well, but if Windows won't start, then your are dead in the water.

OK that being said, I have also noticed along with other users that once the OS has failed to start you need to know if or where ERUNT has put, saved any registry settings/files so you can copy those files back into the registry and so get your computer back up and running again.
So one needs to access a dead windows system HD to access it and copy the correct "Date" ERDNT files over the broken files which are preventing the OS from starting up.

I have made a DOS BAT (still in BETA) file that can delve into the "usual" places that ERUNT puts the saved registry, it works quite well (IF the computer is working), and shows the screens in colors but is not mouseable as it is in DOS or ASKII display.
Once again it only works if there is an operating OS on the HD, so if there is someone out there who knows where there is a mouseable file that can work in MS DOS or "other" DOS and can be setup from a bootable CD please let me know.

I am prepared to send my batch file to whoever wants to help me with this but I ran into a problem where bat files or exe files are seen as a virus if you try and email them, anyone got any answers for a fix for this?

Maybe I should have started a new thread, but I want to see if there are any takers before I go ahead with it..........

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02 Jul 2012   #28

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

i would love your batch if you say it / erunt works on win7-64.

revo's backup is a pain in the behind as the files go to the end of a cryptic/miles long path that you can't change. and i'm still not sure if restoring a non-booting system with it would actually work.

after one catastrophic failure with erunt i never tried it again, but would love to, if you give it a thumbs up. running a batch file from the command prompt is not much of a problem...

erunt - given the system is likely non-bootable at the time i'd need it, what's key is whether a simple file copy of all the files from the erunt directory to windows\system32\config would work? in XP it did - and this was the fastest way to get back up - boot up with winPE or linux and just copy everything over...
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02 Jul 2012   #29

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Does it work in Win7 Yes

@ ZDoe

Yep it does work in Windows 7, don't know about Vista as I never went from XP to Vista then to 7, but it does on my Win7 Ult Laptop.
Windows 8 will be another story as I don't have it.

It cannot search through a whole hard drive for the files, but I have written the Bat file to look in the C:\Windows\ERDNT\ DIR which is where it usually resides if someone hasn't told it to place the backed upped files eleswhere.

In the past I have had trouble sending Bat files, but have tried as an atatchment so let's see how it goes. Put this file in the C: root directory, then run it from the RUN CMD.

I tried to make a change to my batch file a couple of days ago and it seems MS in their inturnal wisdom have ceased so until I get back home in Australia in 3 weeks, to access my XP any updates will have to wait. Yes I'm on Vacation ....


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File Type: bat erdntUV1.bat (12.1 KB, 24 views)
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02 Jul 2012   #30

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

got the batch file fine.

but is your win7 32 or 64 bits?

i'll start worrying about win8 around the sp3 of win7...
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