Windows 10: My registry got corrupted and now I can't boot at all.. Solved

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  1.    19 Nov 2016 #31

    fdegrove said: View Post
    LOL. No, no, he's just resetting things the way they were when Windows finished installing. It may seem a bit drastic but it may save your install.
    I actually tried that but when I try to boot with those it gave me an error that my registry gone corrupt or something and I should repair my computer up by using a windows 10 drive or usb
    fdegrove said: View Post
    I thought you were dual booting and at least one of them was operational. The one without your work on it. Am I wrong ?
    you thought that right I am dual booting one is completely operational and the other one isn't I did what you told me to do I copied all of the config files and paste them to the corrupted one
    fdegrove said: View Post
    Fair enough but you really should start to make images of your system....
    In your case doing as suggested by Topgundcp would also reset the user installed software database, I think.
    ohh you bet that I will no matter what from now on
    fdegrove said: View Post
    When you edited the registry was that hardware related or software ?.
    I think you are mistaking it I didn't edited it I deleted it....
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  2.    19 Nov 2016 #32

    Droyk said: View Post
    so guys my registry got corrupted because of my stupidity but fortunately I have a backup but I don't know how to import my backuped registry

    Important Points
    I have tried all the safe modes but still can't get into the computer
    I have another window 10 install on my other hard disk
    2nd my keyboard isn't working only the few key works so I have to work with on screen keyboard which only available in the OS sadly
    Download the w10 iso and reinstall. Be sure to set it to keep your files.
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  3.    19 Nov 2016 #33

    Hi,

    I think you are mistaking it I didn't edited it I deleted it....
    You just can't delete the entire registry in Windows 10. Not while it's running anyway. You may have deleted some keys though.

    I actually tried that but when I try to boot with those it gave me an error that my registry gone corrupt or something and I should repair my computer up by using a windows 10 drive or usb
    I was suspecting that would be the case.
    Make a copy of your registry backup ( the healthy one) and :

    Download the w10 iso and reinstall. Be sure to set it to keep your files.
    After that you can try to import your registry backup and hopefully all will be as it was before the mistake.


    Cheers,
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  4.    19 Nov 2016 #34

    If your data folders and files are on the same partition as your OS, you might consider making a Puppy Linux boot [usb or dvd] and copy off your data folders and files onto any trusted external media -- before attempting reconstruction of your Windows.
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  5.    19 Nov 2016 #35

    Hi,

    RolandJS said: View Post
    If your data folders and files are on the same partition as your OS, you might consider making a Puppy Linux boot [usb or dvd] and copy off your data folders and files onto any trusted external media -- before attempting reconstruction of your Windows.
    No need for Puppy. TS should able to do just that from a second W10 install he already has on the same machine.

    Cheers,
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  6.    19 Nov 2016 #36

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,



    You just can't delete the entire registry in Windows 10. Not while it's running anyway. You may have deleted some keys though.



    I was suspecting that would be the case.
    Make a copy of your registry backup ( the healthy one) and :



    After that you can try to import your registry backup and hopefully all will be as it was before the mistake.


    Cheers,
    I didn't get it what do you want to say are you telling me to clean install my system
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  7.    19 Nov 2016 #37

    fdegrove said: View Post
    No need for Puppy. TS should able to do just that
    hey, what a TS?
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       19 Nov 2016 #38

    The only other way that may work, would be trying to do it from a Linux Live DVD to get into the drive. It is a risky move. I have never done it. Also chntpw is a chance. chntpw Freecode

    This is for XP. You may want to dig a bit more if this does not work. HowTo: Fix Corrupted Windows Registry from Ubuntu partition

    I did not want to go this route, because it can cause more damage if done wrong, instead of doing an in place repair, which keeps everything, but repairs the Windows OS.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
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  9.    19 Nov 2016 #39

    Hi,

    I didn't get it what do you want to say are you telling me to clean install my system
    No, definitely not. You'd loose everything that way.

    Here's an idea: copy all your work files and programs from the messed up install to the working install to the exact same locations. I am assuming the working Windows system drive letter is the same as the old one.

    After that you copy your registry backup to your working system and we will import that file in your working registry.

    Before you proceed make a full image of that working system.

    TS = Topic Starter.

    A repair/upgrade install won't work since that system does not even boot.


    Cheers,
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  10.    21 Nov 2016 #40

    Hi, you could try this:

    Restore your Windows registry
    Here is how to restore your registry from the RegBack directory. The RegBack folder is located in :/windows/system32/config, which is used by Windows to hold a recent backup copy of the registry hives.

    First, boot from a Win 10 bootable installation medium or other suitable boot disk.
    Launch a command prompt.
    Carefully identify the drive letter for your system drive (it will probably not be C: )

    Assuming your system drive is d:, run the following command to restore Windows registry:
    copy d:\windows\system32\config\RegBack\* d:\windows\system32\config
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    if prompted to overwrite existing files, type All and hit Enter. Type exit and hit Enter to close the Command Prompt window. Restart your computer and most probably, you may able to access your Windows system as before.

    Note: we strongly and repeatedly recommend disk imaging (e.g. Macrium Reflect (free).
    Using disk imaging routinely lets you recover from anything from a failed hard disk to ransomware usually without technical help, quite quickly.
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