Registry Repair Guide
It seems most Windows problems these days are within the Windows registry, and normally have something to do with a change within the registry, be it something installed, removed or even a system setting being changed.
A lot of computer problems or errors could be 10 second fixes if one knows where to look in the registry.
The first point to make is, it’s always a very good idea to make a backup of your complete registry before any major changes are made to your system.
If you have to, a 10 second registry revert is far better than a 3 hour complete rebuild
To launch the registry editor go to the start menu and type Regedit
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- From the file menu select export
- Make sure you select all files under the Export Range sub heading, give it a name,
- It’s worth using the date as part of the name, this way if you have more than one registry export you can see at a glance the newest and oldest ones.
OK your registry should now be backed up.
To restore the registry it’s pretty much a case of launching Regedit and from the file menu selecting Import.
Then you just have to navigate to the location of the earlier saved registry file.
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If your having problems and your pc will not boot into the operating system, then try to login under safe mode.
To do this hit the F8 key on boot up, this will give you an option menu, select safe mode from here and you will hopefully be able to get into the system now,
Then perform the registry import from the above procedure
If you find your system will not allow you get as far as even logging in under safe mode the next thing is to try and restore the registry before going into the operating system.
Reboot the pc again, hit the F8 key now select safe mode with command prompt now select the install you wish to repair, most of us on have one operating system so it will be Microsoft Windows XP .
After a few seconds you will get the Administrator login prompt, once you have logged in , the black Command screen will launch, from here type Regedit , now you’ll be able to restore the other registry file.