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My friend was tweaking his registry, and acidentally corrupted it and restarted. Now, he can't get into XP, even in Safe Mode or "Most Recent Settings that Worked". I checked for help and found this, but my friend has an OEM copy and that procedure does not work with them. Is there any way to revert to the backup registry? (I have already tried a repair install, to no avail)
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pop in the xp disk and go to repair.
    
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^^^Read^^

I already tried a repair install. No change.
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did he not at the very end of that say that he had tried a repair install?
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***BUMP***

I need help, fast!
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Try this ...


CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE: : To ensure that Windows XP performs at its best all the time you can use the System file checker to locate any missing or damaged system files and replace them. Click on ''Start'' ''Run'' and type exactly WITHOUT quotation marks ''sfc /scannow'' and press ''Enter''.The windows file protection monitor will now scan your entire system for missing or damaged files.Keep your original Windows XP CD at hand as you may be asked for it to replace any missing or damaged files. Other commands that can be used for this step are:

System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately) sfc /scannow
System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot) sfc /scanonce
System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot) sfc /scanboot
System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting) sfc /revert
System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache) sfc /purgecache
System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x) sfc /cachesize=x

If not i would Install Windows again but whil in windows and selcet Upgrade in the install menu as that will perform a repair install.
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Read my post. I cannot get into windows. Nor does a repair install work.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 3xtr3m3 View Post
Try this ...


CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE: : To ensure that Windows XP performs at its best all the time you can use the System file checker to locate any missing or damaged system files and replace them. Click on ''Start'' ''Run'' and type exactly WITHOUT quotation marks ''sfc /scannow'' and press ''Enter''.The windows file protection monitor will now scan your entire system for missing or damaged files.Keep your original Windows XP CD at hand as you may be asked for it to replace any missing or damaged files. Other commands that can be used for this step are:

System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately) sfc /scannow
System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot) sfc /scanonce
System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot) sfc /scanboot
System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting) sfc /revert
System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache) sfc /purgecache
System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x) sfc /cachesize=x

If not i would Install Windows again but whil in windows and selcet Upgrade in the install menu as that will perform a repair install.
He can't get into windows
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SpartnChief View Post
Read my post. I cannot get into windows. Nor does a repair install work.
*looking for other solutions
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Format windows?
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