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Windows 7: Think I may have screwed up my registry...

11 Jun 2011   #11
gregrocker

 

If System Restore and Disk CHeck from the Repair CD Command Line don't work, try SFC -SCANNOW Run in Command Prompt at Boot also from the CD Command Line.

If this fails, you can try Startup Repair a few times from the CD. Report back anything it finds.

Because of the prompt to chdksk I would test the HD using the maker's extended diag/repair CD scan: HD Diagnostic

You can copy out your files using the CD: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console or using Vista.

Then find a Win7 retail installer to clean reinstall following these tips to get a perfect reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7

TuneUp Utilities causes a lot of problems with Win7, which needs absolutely no tweaking beyond normal system settings - it will almost always mess up your system.


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12 Jun 2011   #12
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Why havent you tried restoring the registry from the regback folder? Follow this tut, just skip steps 6,7,8 and 9 because you dont need startup repair.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
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12 Jun 2011   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

I'm say this to mostly new users. Before using any of these Tune up, tick here to fix this or that programs. Please check here on Windows 7 forum and ask questions about such programs. Asking here first will save a lot of head aches like the OP is going through. Most anything that Windows 7 needs can be done with Windows 7 and a little help from our members.
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12 Jun 2011   #14
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I'm say this to mostly new users. Before using any of these Tune up, tick here to fix this or that programs. Please check here on Windows 7 forum and ask questions about such programs. Asking here first will save a lot of head aches like the OP is going through. Most anything that Windows 7 needs can be done with Windows 7 and a little help from our members.
This is very true but if you read the first post it was Revo uninstaller that trashed the registry because the OP diidn't check what Revo was suggesting. Revo is normally very good but you have to check what it is doiing.
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12 Jun 2011   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Revo is a great program if used correctly. If one would of asked I'm sure they would of been informed by some one here to be very careful ect. When Revo removes something it is removed for sure. To say it another way. If one has a 3rd party program and is not quiet sure should it be used or how to use it, please ask here. What ever the program is called. Programs like Revo, Ccleaner, Search Everything IMHO are good programs if used correctly. Measrue twice then cut the board. Don't cut the board and then measure twice. A once of questions is worth 10,000 lbs. of (how do I fix it now)!!
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12 Jun 2011   #16
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Revo is a great program if used correctly. If one would of asked I'm sure they would of been informed by some one here to be very careful ect. When Revo removes something it is removed for sure. To say it another way. If one has a 3rd party program and is not quiet sure should it be used or how to use it, please ask here. What ever the program is called. Programs like Revo, Ccleaner, Search Everything IMHO are good programs if used correctly. Measrue twice then cut the board. Don't cut the board and then measure twice. A once of questions is worth 10,000 lbs. of (how do I fix it now)!!
I totally agree. The problem is what people think that just because a program suggests removing something you should do it. Especially in the registry you should not do it unless you are absolutely certain that it will do no damage. Frequent Restore points and image backups are a great help too if you accidentally delete something critical.
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12 Jun 2011   #17
gregrocker

 

I have quit using Revo because I believe most uninstallers now are thorough enough that CCleaner can find any leftovers later, and Win7 is much more tolerant of any leftovers.

Win7 seems to have progressed enough that issues like driver and program cleanup programs are not needed. I see no difference in a year using Revo vs. a year not using it in Win7, except the times Revo messed up the Registry requiring System Restore.

I was also told by a MS Engineer that Revo's registry cleaning algorithm is not as evolved as CCleaner's, and that Win7 really doesn't need it.
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12 Jun 2011   #18
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Windows 7 doesn't need ANY tuneup/cleaner tools. You can clean the "temp" folders yourself by hand. There are only two main ones that need to be emptied periodically and I keep shortcuts to them on my desktop.
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12 Jun 2011   #19
scr

1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Windows 7 doesn't need ANY tuneup/cleaner tools. You can clean the "temp" folders yourself by hand. There are only two main ones that need to be emptied periodically and I keep shortcuts to them on my desktop.
Which two? If you don't mind sharing.
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12 Jun 2011   #20
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

In the Start search, type 'disk', no quotes, then open Disk cleanup and run it. Do NOT run advanced, it will wipe restore points and you'll need them later.

Disk Cleanup - Open and Use
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