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ryanjoachim

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So, was running through the steps to change the tcpip stack size in my vista install (don't ask me why)

Well, there was a handy-dandy .bat file that was supposed to change everything for me, so i went ahead and ran it.

Upon restart, I get a bsod for 1 second, then then comp reboots. I can't even log onto safe mode. I also can't seem to find my install cd, and I can't burn another copy (I backed up the original cd) because for some reason my XP install isn't recognizing my SATA dvd burner.

I reverse engineered the steps the .bat file went through to change my registry and such, but i'm stuck. First of all, could someone tell me the default size of the tcpip stack in the registry? This is for Vista Ultimate. Should be under: hkey local machine/controlset1/system/services/tcpip/parameters (can't remember which value it is under parameters)

And secondly...the .bat replaced the original tcpip.sys file with a fixed version, but saved the original under a different name. I can't delete the new/broken tcpip.sys file from my XP partition because of Vista's file protection...so how am I supposed to replace the broken tcpip.sys with the good one if I can't boot into vista?
 

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Just answered 20 or so posts on the forums, so I figured I might as well bump myself back up top!
 
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I don't think there are "tcpip stack settings" in the Vista registry. The .bat probably created a key and it could very well be ignored. Not sure though. As far as getting the tcpip.sys file replaced getting your optical drive recognized would be of great help.
 
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I not sure... but you might have currupt the boot sector of your OS. A simmilar this just hapend to me. If that is the case, you will need to eather use the windows install cd tor restore the boot partition, or reinstall your os.
 

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I figured it out.

There was a registry entry (maybe it was created by the .bat) but I edited it back to what the value should have been (0).

As for the deleting/renaming issue, I had to boot into safe mode in XP and give myself permissions to that folder/file in order to delete it.
I deleted the old one, replaced it with the original, rebooted and it worked!
 
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