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Windows 7: Reg Hive Files Missing

09 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Windows 10 Home Premium 64-bit
Reg Hive Files Missing

Hey people,

My computer stopped booting not so long ago after I attempted to clean off some trojans that malwarebytes had discovered. It said it would reapir the problem on bootup but I never got past the windows loading screen. No blue screen, the computer just rebooted constantly. I couldn't even get into safe mode.

The windows OEM disc cannot repair the problem automatically. I suspect the trojans have trashed some of my registry hive files. After chekcing the backups of my registry hives, I found 2 missing.

For now I'm using a second installation of Windows 7 that I installed on a seperate HDD. I have access to my original HDD and there doesn't seem to be any hardware issues.

My questions are:
Is there a way to repair my registry hive files?
Would this be fixed by a "Custom" install of windows over the original to repair the hive files? - Would this keep the installed programs?
Would I be better off keeping with my new OS install and transfering my files across?

Any other ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated =)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2013   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

Wowdude, try a repair install.

Repair Install

Then post in the security thread to make sure you removed all trojans etc
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Windows 10 Home Premium 64-bit

Will do, Thanks Dude!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

11 Jun 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Windows 10 Home Premium 64-bit

Hey hey,

A repair install (Custom) managed to fix the system. Is there anyway to move all my old programs out of windows.old and back into the current program files folder?

Thanks for any help :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jun 2013   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Sorry, but no. Any missing programs and drivers will have to be reinstalled.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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