Windows 10: Can't log in to my account after deleting registry files Solved

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10/Kali linux Dual Boot
       19 Nov 2015 #1

    Can't log in to my account after deleting registry files


    Here's my setup. I have been having problems with successfully updating Windows 10 for the past months where the updates failed to install. I followed some steps on deleting some registry keys under ProfileList, which according to the article were causing the problem. However, after deleting one named s-1-5-18 and rebooting, I am now not able to login to my account. I also don't have access to safe-mode for some reason. When I do the Shift-restart procedure, it takes the to the system configuration window with only one option, shutdown computer.

    Alternatively, I also have Kali Linux installed (which is how I am writing this threat right now), allowing me to have full access to my Windows partition, the export file of my registry key I deleted, and I even have access to my recycle bin folder, where I can see the folder s-1-5-18 I deleted. However, I don't know the right directory of this folder to move it to or I don't know if I could just import the registry file I exported before all went to hell. So basically, I have full access to every file and folder within my Windows partition from my Linux partition, which leads me to believe that I should be able to fix the registry files from here.

    The registry key I deleted was found here: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\s-1-5-18

    Any advice and/or help would be greatly appreciated.
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       19 Nov 2015 #2

    Boot to Kali Linux
    Navigate to the folder as shown in the screen shot then copy the files in the red box to the parent folder ie. config
    Reboot into Windows.

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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10/Kali linux Dual Boot
    Thread Starter
       19 Nov 2015 #3

    Writing from my Windows Partition now :). I did exactly what you told me to and I was able to logged in successfully.

    Thank you so much. I wished I could have found this procedure before writing this post.

    Thanks again.
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  4.    09 Oct 2016 #4

    You saved my a$$. I used the win10 command prompt and was able to copy the files from Regback to the config folder. Thanks again.
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