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  #1  
Old 24-08-2008
merrittr
 
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system restore from command line

Hi All,

I currently have a winxp pro system with a corruypted software hive in
the registry.
I Booted into a PE env and using avast registrty editor recovered the
softeware hive from a logfile.
This gave me hope. But when I boot it still halts after loading
mup.sys disabling mup .sys doesn't help.
so what i would like to do is run srtsui.exe however can't get into
safe mode and repair mode will no allow me to run rstrui.exe...

What are my options ?

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  #2  
Old 24-08-2008
AJR
 
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Re: system restore from command line

Win XP creates several copies of the Registry at the time of successful
boot - as it boots and detects a "corrupt" Registry it will "check" and load
one of the copies.

Using System Restore may not be successful since the restore point may
conatin the same problem - XP may have created points based upon repair
attempts.

One option may be booting from the XP CD and doing a repair - note - not
repair via Recovery Console - at that point in setup - bypass and as setup
continues it should state it has found an XP installation and offer to clean
install or repair the current installation.

Repair is actually an upgrade installation and a product key required. Since
it is an upgrade data and applications are "supposedly" retained.


"merrittr" <merrittr@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:47057d00-427c-412d-bc49-6e29378c0972@p10g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
> Hi All,
>
> I currently have a winxp pro system with a corruypted software hive in
> the registry.
> I Booted into a PE env and using avast registrty editor recovered the
> softeware hive from a logfile.
> This gave me hope. But when I boot it still halts after loading
> mup.sys disabling mup .sys doesn't help.
> so what i would like to do is run srtsui.exe however can't get into
> safe mode and repair mode will no allow me to run rstrui.exe...
>
> What are my options ?



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  #3  
Old 25-08-2008
Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP
 
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Re: system restore from command line

Perform a System Restore rollback on a non-bootable Windows XP computer -
The Winhelponline Blog:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/pe...e-xp-computer/

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog


"merrittr" <merrittr@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:47057d00-427c-412d-bc49-6e29378c0972@p10g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
> Hi All,
>
> I currently have a winxp pro system with a corruypted software hive in
> the registry.
> I Booted into a PE env and using avast registrty editor recovered the
> softeware hive from a logfile.
> This gave me hope. But when I boot it still halts after loading
> mup.sys disabling mup .sys doesn't help.
> so what i would like to do is run srtsui.exe however can't get into
> safe mode and repair mode will no allow me to run rstrui.exe...
>
> What are my options ?



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  #4  
Old 25-08-2008
ju.c
 
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Re: system restore from command line

Thank you Ramesh.

I know of another that is actually easier and cheaper:

XP Recovery CD Maker 1.01 1.06 MB $15
http://www.superwin.com/xp-recovery-cd/index.htm

quote/
WinXP Restore Points
This tool finds registry backups in WinXP's Restore Points and lets you choose which one to recover.
Only the registry is restored from the Restore Point. Disabled in the Trial version.
/quote


ju.c


"Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP" <ramesh@unknownhost> wrote in message
news:ujSNFCnBJHA.3496@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Perform a System Restore rollback on a non-bootable Windows XP computer - The Winhelponline Blog:
> http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/pe...e-xp-computer/
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog
>
>
> "merrittr" <merrittr@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:47057d00-427c-412d-bc49-6e29378c0972@p10g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
>> Hi All,
>>
>> I currently have a winxp pro system with a corruypted software hive in
>> the registry.
>> I Booted into a PE env and using avast registrty editor recovered the
>> softeware hive from a logfile.
>> This gave me hope. But when I boot it still halts after loading
>> mup.sys disabling mup .sys doesn't help.
>> so what i would like to do is run srtsui.exe however can't get into
>> safe mode and repair mode will no allow me to run rstrui.exe...
>>
>> What are my options ?

>
>

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  #5  
Old 25-08-2008
Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP
 
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Re: system restore from command line

Hi ju.c,

It appears that the tool can only recover the registry from the stored
snapshots. This can be done via Recovery Console or using Bart's PE CD, both
are freeware.

System Restore is *much* more than the registry.

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog


"ju.c" <bibidybubidyboop@mailnator.com> wrote in message
news:e6WiE9oBJHA.1012@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> Thank you Ramesh.
>
> I know of another that is actually easier and cheaper:
>
> XP Recovery CD Maker 1.01 1.06 MB $15
> http://www.superwin.com/xp-recovery-cd/index.htm
>
> quote/
> WinXP Restore Points
> This tool finds registry backups in WinXP's Restore Points and lets you
> choose which one to recover. Only the registry is restored from the
> Restore Point. Disabled in the Trial version.
> /quote
>
>
> ju.c
>
>
> "Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP" <ramesh@unknownhost> wrote in message
> news:ujSNFCnBJHA.3496@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> Perform a System Restore rollback on a non-bootable Windows XP computer -
>> The Winhelponline Blog:
>> http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/pe...e-xp-computer/
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>>
>> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
>> The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog



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  #6  
Old 25-08-2008
ju.c
 
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Re: system restore from command line

It is better for me in most cases to just restore the Registry.

Would you please create a new page on your site with this info, all of it. Like apps, Recovery
Console commands and Bart's PE. (and post the link)

I make custom CD's all the but I don't know how to use Bart's PE to restore the Registry, unless you
mean just simple file copy.

Since we're on the subject, how do I use ERUNT with WinPE discs? I'm afraid to test it and I can't
find any help on the topic.


Thanks, Ramesh!


ju.c


"Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP" <ramesh@unknownhost> wrote in message
news:uQYznApBJHA.4816@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> Hi ju.c,
>
> It appears that the tool can only recover the registry from the stored snapshots. This can be done
> via Recovery Console or using Bart's PE CD, both are freeware.
>
> System Restore is *much* more than the registry.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog
>
>
> "ju.c" <bibidybubidyboop@mailnator.com> wrote in message
> news:e6WiE9oBJHA.1012@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>> Thank you Ramesh.
>>
>> I know of another that is actually easier and cheaper:
>>
>> XP Recovery CD Maker 1.01 1.06 MB $15
>> http://www.superwin.com/xp-recovery-cd/index.htm
>>
>> quote/
>> WinXP Restore Points
>> This tool finds registry backups in WinXP's Restore Points and lets you choose which one to
>> recover. Only the registry is restored from the Restore Point. Disabled in the Trial version.
>> /quote
>>
>>
>> ju.c
>>
>>
>> "Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP" <ramesh@unknownhost> wrote in message
>> news:ujSNFCnBJHA.3496@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>>> Perform a System Restore rollback on a non-bootable Windows XP computer - The Winhelponline
>>> Blog:
>>> http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/pe...e-xp-computer/
>>>
>>> --
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
>>> The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog

>
>

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  #7  
Old 25-08-2008
Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP
 
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Re: system restore from command line

Hi ju.c,

Here is a MS-KB on restoring registry hives from System Restore store
("System Volume Information") folder.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/307545

Alternately you can simply select the snapshot, restore the registry hives
and move it to the System32\Config folder, using Bart's PE CD.

>> Would you please create a new page on your site with this info, all of
>> it. Like apps, Recovery Console commands and Bart's PE. (and post the
>> link)


Good idea! I've added this to my "To do" list (which is already very long
:-)


--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog


"ju.c" <bibidybubidyboop@mailnator.com> wrote in message
news:%23x%23HIspBJHA.2264@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> It is better for me in most cases to just restore the Registry.
>
> Would you please create a new page on your site with this info, all of it.
> Like apps, Recovery Console commands and Bart's PE. (and post the link)
>
> I make custom CD's all the but I don't know how to use Bart's PE to
> restore the Registry, unless you mean just simple file copy.
>
> Since we're on the subject, how do I use ERUNT with WinPE discs? I'm
> afraid to test it and I can't find any help on the topic.
>
>
> Thanks, Ramesh!
>
>
> ju.c
>
>
> "Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP" <ramesh@unknownhost> wrote in message
> news:uQYznApBJHA.4816@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>> Hi ju.c,
>>
>> It appears that the tool can only recover the registry from the stored
>> snapshots. This can be done via Recovery Console or using Bart's PE CD,
>> both are freeware.
>>
>> System Restore is *much* more than the registry.
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>>
>> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
>> The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog
>>
>>
>> "ju.c" <bibidybubidyboop@mailnator.com> wrote in message
>> news:e6WiE9oBJHA.1012@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>> Thank you Ramesh.
>>>
>>> I know of another that is actually easier and cheaper:
>>>
>>> XP Recovery CD Maker 1.01 1.06 MB $15
>>> http://www.superwin.com/xp-recovery-cd/index.htm
>>>
>>> quote/
>>> WinXP Restore Points
>>> This tool finds registry backups in WinXP's Restore Points and lets you
>>> choose which one to recover. Only the registry is restored from the
>>> Restore Point. Disabled in the Trial version.
>>> /quote
>>>
>>>
>>> ju.c
>>>
>>>
>>> "Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP" <ramesh@unknownhost> wrote in message
>>> news:ujSNFCnBJHA.3496@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>>>> Perform a System Restore rollback on a non-bootable Windows XP
>>>> computer - The Winhelponline Blog:
>>>> http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/pe...e-xp-computer/
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Regards,
>>>>
>>>> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
>>>> The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog

>>
>>



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  #8  
Old 27-08-2008
ju.c
 
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Re: system restore from command line

Thanks, Ramesh.


"Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP" <ramesh@unknownhost> wrote in message
news:#8sdjcsBJHA.1228@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> Hi ju.c,
>
> Here is a MS-KB on restoring registry hives from System Restore store ("System Volume
> Information") folder.
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/307545
>
> Alternately you can simply select the snapshot, restore the registry hives and move it to the
> System32\Config folder, using Bart's PE CD.
>
>>> Would you please create a new page on your site with this info, all of it. Like apps, Recovery
>>> Console commands and Bart's PE. (and post the link)

>
> Good idea! I've added this to my "To do" list (which is already very long :-)
>
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
> The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog
>
>
> "ju.c" <bibidybubidyboop@mailnator.com> wrote in message
> news:%23x%23HIspBJHA.2264@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>> It is better for me in most cases to just restore the Registry.
>>
>> Would you please create a new page on your site with this info, all of it. Like apps, Recovery
>> Console commands and Bart's PE. (and post the link)
>>
>> I make custom CD's all the but I don't know how to use Bart's PE to restore the Registry, unless
>> you mean just simple file copy.
>>
>> Since we're on the subject, how do I use ERUNT with WinPE discs? I'm afraid to test it and I
>> can't find any help on the topic.
>>
>>
>> Thanks, Ramesh!
>>
>>
>> ju.c
>>
>>
>> "Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP" <ramesh@unknownhost> wrote in message
>> news:uQYznApBJHA.4816@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>> Hi ju.c,
>>>
>>> It appears that the tool can only recover the registry from the stored snapshots. This can be
>>> done via Recovery Console or using Bart's PE CD, both are freeware.
>>>
>>> System Restore is *much* more than the registry.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
>>> The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog
>>>
>>>
>>> "ju.c" <bibidybubidyboop@mailnator.com> wrote in message
>>> news:e6WiE9oBJHA.1012@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>>> Thank you Ramesh.
>>>>
>>>> I know of another that is actually easier and cheaper:
>>>>
>>>> XP Recovery CD Maker 1.01 1.06 MB $15
>>>> http://www.superwin.com/xp-recovery-cd/index.htm
>>>>
>>>> quote/
>>>> WinXP Restore Points
>>>> This tool finds registry backups in WinXP's Restore Points and lets you choose which one to
>>>> recover. Only the registry is restored from the Restore Point. Disabled in the Trial version.
>>>> /quote
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ju.c
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP" <ramesh@unknownhost> wrote in message
>>>> news:ujSNFCnBJHA.3496@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>>>>> Perform a System Restore rollback on a non-bootable Windows XP computer - The Winhelponline
>>>>> Blog:
>>>>> http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/pe...e-xp-computer/
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>
>>>>> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
>>>>> The Winhelponline Blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog
>>>
>>>

>
>

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