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

11 Jun 2011   #1
xdyldogx

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Think I may have screwed up my registry...

So I was trying to uninstall Tune Up Utilities 2011. I tried using Revo Uninstaller and it seemed to uninstall it. Afterwards it asked if I would like to clear my registry of Tune Up's values. So I hit yes without looking at the things is was going to erase. After that, my computer began acting weird, shutting down programs I was trying to open, flashing windows and stuff. So I turn off my pc and went to go start it up again. When I did, I got past the windows 7 launch screen (those little dots appearing), but then I just get stuck at a black screen. The cursor is there and I can move it but other than that nothing works. My system is a Tri-Boot between Windows 7, Vista and Ubuntu. I'm in Ubuntu now and can switch to Vista if it could help me solve my problem.

Any suggestions? Thanks


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11 Jun 2011   #2
DGSephiro

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xdyldogx View Post
So I was trying to uninstall Tune Up Utilities 2011. I tried using Revo Uninstaller and it seemed to uninstall it. Afterwards it asked if I would like to clear my registry of Tune Up's values. So I hit yes without looking at the things is was going to erase. After that, my computer began acting weird, shutting down programs I was trying to open, flashing windows and stuff. So I turn off my pc and went to go start it up again. When I did, I got past the windows 7 launch screen (those little dots appearing), but then I just get stuck at a black screen. The cursor is there and I can move it but other than that nothing works. My system is a Tri-Boot between Windows 7, Vista and Ubuntu. I'm in Ubuntu now and can switch to Vista if it could help me solve my problem.

Any suggestions? Thanks
My initial recommendation would be a system restore, but that may not help.
If you have an Windows 7 installation disk, then you could also try a repair install of Widows to see if that did it

Other then that, Registry changes are sudo-permanent.

-DGS
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11 Jun 2011   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Dyldog, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could do a system restore at boot using a restore point (if available) dated before this to undo it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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11 Jun 2011   #4
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

repair install is the only thing that really comes to mind. Since we have no idea what you removed.
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11 Jun 2011   #5
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

You're pretty much done on this one unless you can get into safe mode and run system restore. If not, back up and reinstall.
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11 Jun 2011   #6
xdyldogx

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Yeah, I knew I must have messed up something pretty bad. Safe mode doesn't work, and I don't think I have any restore points because I turned it off due to running out of hard disk space. Pretty much all of my important things are located on an external hard drive, so I should be safe there.

Thanks for all of the quick replies!
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11 Jun 2011   #7
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Revo Uninstaller creates a restore point before the uninstall so if you can get in there should be one. Do you have a recovery disk?
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11 Jun 2011   #8
xdyldogx

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Revo Uninstaller creates a restore point before the uninstall so if you can get in there should be one. Do you have a recovery disk?
Currently downloading that NeoSmart one I found on here.
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11 Jun 2011   #9
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xdyldogx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Revo Uninstaller creates a restore point before the uninstall so if you can get in there should be one. Do you have a recovery disk?
Currently downloading that NeoSmart one I found on here.
I don't know that one. I was thinking of the winpe repair disk. You may also be able to get into recovery by pressing F8 on startup.

I think the windows Install disk allows you to get into recovery if you have one.
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11 Jun 2011   #10
xdyldogx

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Ok, so an update.

Downloaded / Burned the recovery disk. Revo did make a restore point... but when I try to restore there it tells me there is some corruption in the Disk. It told me to run chkdsk /R on the drive. I did with the command prompt in the recovery menu and it found no errors. Tried to restore again and got the same thing. I'm thinking fresh install time, any other suggestions?

Thanks for all your help

EDIT: Also, is there a way I can back up whats still on there? Like I said, I still have access to Vista and Ubuntu on the same machine.
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