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    Reparing the Registry

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Loungers

    OK my laptop, a Sony VAIO, is up and running. I changed the 60 GB hard drive with the damaged registry, into a 20 GB hard drive. This one was in a USB enclosure, and was the original that came with the laptop.

    The 60 GB hard drive is OK in the USB enclosure, I can see the files, and it behaves OK I guess.

    Now is there a way I can repair the registry on the USB drive?

    Oh if it is not clear, both drives are running Windows 2000 Pro, and both drives have NTFS.

    Thanks

    Wassim
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    Re: Reparing the Registry

    Wassim,

    I have read your post about 4 times and I am no wiser.
    How do you know the registry is damaged on the 60GB disk?
    What are the symptoms of your problem?
    You can usually only manipulate a registry that is in use, I have not come across tools for opening registry files that are not being used.

    StuartR

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    Re: Reparing the Registry

    <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> Stuart

    Please check my post # 363967 of April 15th.

    Plus I could not boot and the message I was getting is in the post I mentioned.

    I did a Google search on "systemced" and I got a handful of articles, each had a different solution, and all kinda talked about registry teawks.

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    Re: Reparing the Registry

    Well, I guess I would ask...have you attempted to follow any of the steps noted at Jayroos.com?
    -Mark

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    Re: Reparing the Registry

    <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> Mark

    Yes, I had done a Google on Systemced, and I got an article similar, but at a different URL.

    But due to the fact that I had some files on my drive that I did not want to lose, I opted to remove the drive, and do a complete backup, and then tinker with the darn registry. I had done some translation work, and I was creating the folder on my external USB drive to copy them when this problem happened.

    Now, I am hoping to be able to:
    1) Make my own Install CD with all the applications that I like to use, and this way I can install the image and be up and running quicker. I have not figured out how to incorporate the Windows Updates, but I guess I can always make new CDs.

    2) Preserve the work that I have done, and not lose any sleep. I am currently copying files, making a backup, and I wish I had a DVD-RW, vs a CD-RW.

    3) Once I get a working backup, then I can experiment with the steps outlined in the article you mentioned. It does seem scary for someone who has not done much work in and around the registry.

    My question is actually if I can do the repairs without swapping the drives, to save time and also to make sure it works before I swap the drives.

    Thanks.

    Wassim
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