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Erunt restore from command line

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  1. MPeg3

    MPeg3 Thread Starter

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    My 32 bit Vista laptop suddenly won't boot into Windows. It comes to a blue screen and then offers to repair the startup, but can't. Then I get a window offering options, one of them being System Restore. Then it tells me there are no restore points. Another option is a command prompt. I have Erunt on the laptop and have it set to do automatic backups. I would like to try to restore the registry and see if it can fix it, but don't know if I can do this from a command prompt when Windows isn't running. Would appreciate any suggestions. I also have a Linux live disk if that would be of any use to me in fixing this.

    If I can restore from a command prompt, (I know how to maneuver to the files I am looking for) can you tell me, would I just go to the files and type in the name of the backup file I want to use and hit enter or do I need something else?

    Thanks for any suggestions.
    Peg
     
  2. stantley

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    It's worth a try. Go to C:\WINDOWS\ERDNT\1-1-2010 (whatever date you have) then type in ERDNT.exe that should restore the registry as of that date.
     
  3. Elvandil

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    I've run erdnt from the UBCD4Win and it restored the registry of the offline system (the one where erdnt was located) unlike other programs that only work on the system you are logged into. I doubt that the supporting files would be present in the recovery environment, but as stantley says, give it a try. If it tries to restore the registry on the CD, you'll know pretty fast. :D

    (Hint: I keep my ERUNT backups in a root folder, C:\ERUNT, so they are easy to access from a command line or find when offline.)
     
  4. MPeg3

    MPeg3 Thread Starter

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    I gave it my best effort. Wound up creating the UBCD4Win CD and was able to get into my files, but restoring the registery didn't fix it.

    Thanks for the input.
    Peg
     
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