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Old 18-11-2008
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corrupt registry

Hi everyone, i am new here. I have a problem with mi windows Xp with a message of some unable to find register in:

systemroot\system32\config\DEFAULT

I searched in google in another computer and i found this instructions from microsoft website. http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;Q307545I needed a windows xp cd (i got it from a friend) and with the Recovery Console i had to type:

md tmp
copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\system.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\software c:\windows\tmp\software.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\sam c:\windows\tmp\sam.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\security c:\windows\tmp\security.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\default c:\windows\tmp\default.bak

delete c:\windows\system32\config\system
delete c:\windows\system32\config\software
delete c:\windows\system32\config\sam
delete c:\windows\system32\config\security
delete c:\windows\system32\config\default

copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system
copy c:\windows\repair\software c:\windows\system32\config\software
copy c:\windows\repair\sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam
copy c:\windows\repair\security c:\windows\system32\config\security
copy c:\windows\repair\default c:\windows\system32\config\default

and then some other instructions for the safe mode in windows.However, when i type copy c:\windows\system32\config\default c:\windows\tmp\default.bak

the console respond with "cannot copy file"

Fine, i searched google again and found this page:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/micr...problem-2.html

Someone wrote that in that case I should go direct to type

copy c:\windows\repair\default c:\windows\system32\config\default

cause there is no "default" file in the config directory. But when i do that, there is a message "Do you want to replace default file (Y/N)?"

I am confused, there is a default file, but i can not copy to a .bak file? What do i do now? do replace the file? would ther be a problem in the future for doing that? I can not use windows Xp, not even with the safe mode. Thanks for any help you can give me, and sorry for my bad English.

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Old 18-11-2008
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Re: corrupt registry

Hello monojungla, before i can suggest you any solution i would like to know few things such as:
  • What is the exact windows version? I mean is it Home, Pro, etc also are you having any service pack installed?
  • Post the complete and exact error message. Simply Copy the error and post it here.
  • A clear description of the circumstances under which the error message appears
  • Did you made any changes recently after which the problem occurred? Any hardware or software changes?
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Old 19-11-2008
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Re: corrupt registry

I think you should go through the second phase provided in that Microsoft Article. If that also not working then simply exit repair console and reboot without the XP cd. Remember that having all your configurations in a single file is the dumbest idea there ever was.
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Old 19-11-2008
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Re: corrupt registry

Yeah, I replaced the file and continued as it was instructed, there was not problem with that. I rebooted without the cd in safe mode, moved some files and my pc is back to work. Thanks Leonard and specially amd db for taking your time to answer.
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Re: corrupt registry

Well, I?m sorry I can't understand so complicated VB words, but if you have internet connection problems, you can try the software tuneup360, which is really helpful~~
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