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TRICK: I found an extra copy of registry files in case of crash

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by pierjean, Jul 1, 2008.

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  1. pierjean

    pierjean Thread Starter

    Dec 2, 2006
    THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR HELP: but your comments are welcome!.
    Just a trick to replace the registry hive in case everything else fails or repair files are also corrupted....It saved my life: !!! :)
    system restore never works when needed but the files are still there for you to choose from!
    The C drive holds the system volume information folder. (if it is hidden, you have to make it visible in tools/folder options/view, )
    you also have to take ownership in order to open it. (sharing & security/security)

    inside there are many restore folders. do not choose the more recent as it may contain damaged files...look on a folder that will contain a folder named snapshot. there you will find your 5 registry files SAM, SECURITY, SOFWARE, SYSTEM and DEFAULT. you will have only to rename them as such since in this folder they are named as "_registry_machine_SYSTEM" etc :cool:
    I found also many files stored in this treasure chest.
    to simplify the task, better install your drive as slave in another computer....
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