Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: After registry clean, BSOD right at bootup

11 Apr 2011   #11
Nadsrsnug

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Hello SIW2,

I was just reading about "hives" because I've never heard of that term before. I was looking at:

Load registry hive for offline registry editing | Troubleshoot | Smallvoid.com

Looks to dang tricky for me. Could you please explain a little more about your suggestion regarding copying the "hives" from a backup location? Is this backup like a previous registry, prior to making any changes to a registry? Just how to I accomplish doing this? Please tell me the commands, etc thT you would suggest me do while I am in the command prompt via the system recover options.

Thank you in advance.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
11 Apr 2011   #12
Nadsrsnug

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I do see directories/files in the c:\windows\system32\config\RegBack directory dated 04/04/2011. I have never heard of this. Is there a way to move this backup into the current registry for Windows7?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Apr 2011   #13
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes - that is what I suggested already.

If you want to use windows boot media to do it :

At command prompt, type the word Notepad, press enter.

When notepad appears , click File >Save ( select All Files in Notepad dropdown instead of Text Files ).

Navigate to your installed windows\ssytem32\config\regback folder .

In there you will see the 5 files with no extensions Default, Sam, System,Security, Sotware.

Rt one of them and select Copy.

Navigate back to windows\system32\config

You will see files in there with same names , and lots of others.

Rt click and Paste - say yes to overwrite the one that is already in there.

Now go to regback again, rt click and copy another of the 5 hives, then back to config and paste it.

Keep doing that until you have copied all 5 across.



Much easier to use Paragon freebie to perform exactly the same task - you can use the "paragon clipboard" to copy them all in one go .
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

11 Apr 2011   #14
Nadsrsnug

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

For some reason the Notebook effort didn't work, it just sat there and did nothing when I tried to paste the file into the ...\config directory. I believe what you basically were trying to get me to do is to copy the files from the RegBack directory into the config directory, replacing them. I simply copied the files by issueing the command "copy RegBack\filename" while in the "C:\windows\system32\config" directory which replaced the newer files with the old.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Apr 2011   #15
Nadsrsnug

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Yyyyyyyeeeeeeeeesssssss!!!!! It worked. My God thank you SO SO SO much!!!!!!!!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Apr 2011   #16
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
you basically were trying to get me to do is to copy the files from the RegBack directory into the config directory, replacing them
Yes, exactly.

Great- glad it worked for you - thanks for the update.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 After registry clean, BSOD right at bootup




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
BetterSurf Registry Entries - How to clean?
Hello. I had cleaned BetterSurf from my Win7x64 system some months ago, but having just run SpyBot S&D, I get the following results: BetterSurf: Class ID (Registry key, nothing done) HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{6E3C6B04-08FE-43BC-8E50-F90285024DEA} BetterSurf: Interface (Registry key,...
System Security
How do I upgrade from XP with clean registry?
I'm getting the dreaded "SMART" warning about my hard drive dying so I purchased a new HD and Win 7 upgrade SW. My old XP setup was beginning to have registry issues. I can't find the original XP disk with which I could do a completely clean install/upgrade on the new HD and then transfer files...
Installation & Setup
Registry clean or defrag?
Hello Should I use any prorams to clean or defrag my registry. If yes which once are recommended both free and paid. Yoni
General Discussion
How to clean My registry, cache, cookies?
Can anyone tell me how to clean my registry, cache, cookies? Thanks.
Performance & Maintenance
Start clean install from BOOTUP OR DESKTOP
Can you load 2 family computers man & wives in one house and the third one (Fathers) in a second house ?? These Computers are all running Vista. Thats 3 licences total & 3 family members. I understand these are all Upgrades 3 The question is do the computers have to all be in the same...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:56.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App