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Help restoring registry backups after running ComboFix.

Q: Help restoring registry backups after running ComboFix.

In order not to lose all your files, I recommend taking the hard drive out and temporarily add it to another machine and copy the files you wish to retain. Make sure this second machine has up to date, legitimate antivirus protection. Please run a virus scan on these files to be sure you do not infect the secondary machine. I would also recommend you install an antispyware application on this secondary machine as well. I personally use spy sweeper. It is $-ware but you can get a 30-day trial from the manufacturers website. This will ensure you do not infect the other machine.Once that is said and done you should break out the good ole' windows disc and get to rebuilding (provided a fix for the problems caused by combofix does not surface in the VERY near future. about 10 minutes for me!!! lol)There is a half-ass written guide that explains a little about combofix here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofixThe author mentions the need of having access to the recovery console, yet makes no mention of what to do with it when combofix kills your computer. In the future I recommend against running combofix, as the results of running the application seem worse than the virii that infected the machine initially. Hopefully there are other ways of cleaning these virii/spy/mal-ware off the system.Good Luck,Paul

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Preferred Solution: Help restoring registry backups after running ComboFix.

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Help restoring registry backups after running ComboFix.

Laska,You have not lost your data. I will see if I can get someone to help you repair the problem you are having. Please be patient while I find someone to walk you through the steps.Paul,Welcome to the site. Though, I do not normally comment on posts like these, I felt it was necessary in order to educate certain people who make "half-assed" remarks.The so-called "half-ass" guide was written by me and was made purposely vague. If you read the "half-assed" guide you will see that it specifically states the following:Due to the power of this tool it is strongly advised that you do not attempt to act upon any of the information displayed by ComboFix without supervision from someone who has been properly trained. If you do so, it may lead to problems with the normal functionality of your computer. Instead you should use this guide to download and run ComboFix and then post the resulting log in a forum that contains helpers who understand how to diagnose them. These helpers will then help you clean your computer of infections so that it is running properly again.Please take note of the underlined text above. As you can see from reading the above text, the program is not meant to be run by anyone who is not being supervised by a trained helper. Anyone working with CF logs here at BC has been trained on its proper usage and how to recover a computer in the case, rare as it is, that a problem occurs after running CF. Furthermore the guide states:We now suggest that you install the Windows Recovery Console. The Windows recovery console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery mode that allows us to help you in the case that your computer has a problem after an attempted removal of malware.Notice the bolded and underlined us in the above text. The recovery console is meant to allow us, the helper, to assist you in getting your computer get repaired in the event there is a problem after running combofix. Now you may say, thats ridiculous because if there is a problem with a computer how are they supposed to contact you. Our thoughts are that many people have two computers in their household. They can easily ask us for help from the second computer. Other people, without two computer, for a very small price can go to a cybercafe or their local library and post their problem as well. Laska being able to let us know that they have a problem after running it is a case in point.I want to also say, that the lack of information being provided is not being done for a sense of superiority. It is being done to protect you. ComboFix is a very powerful tool, and in the hands of someone who does not know how to use it properly, can cause problems on the computer. It should also be stated that a security tool is only as effective as the little amount of information of its internals that are disclosed. We wouldn't want the malware writers to learn the inner workings of one of the best removal tools available, would we?

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Hi guys,I recently ran ComboFix at the behest of an expert (nothing was found), however I've ran into a little problem since then. I am an avid user of the notepad replacement Programmers Notepad 2 (http://code.google.com/p/pnotepad/) and use a neat little trick with the "Image File Execution Options" registry key to launch Programmers Notepad 2 in the place of regular notepad, without doing any dodgy replacement of system files. The creator of PN2, Simon Steel, details this method on his blog (http://untidy.net/blog/2009/11/03/replacing-notepad-with-pn-via-image-file-execution-options/) but the gist of it is I make the following addition:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\notepad.exe]
"Debugger"="F:\\Programs\\x86\\pn\\pn.exe --allowmulti -z"
This no longer seems to work. Regular notepad starts up, no matter what I do. I'm using 64bit windows, so the above change is correct - but I've tried regular SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\etc.. to be sureEdit:Well, not one but two restarts later and everything is happy again. Not exactly sure why two restarts were required, but I'm not going to complain! Can a moderator please lock/delete/archive this thread or whatever you folks tend to do on Bleeping Computer. Thanks <3

A:Registry "Image File Execution Options" problems after running ComboFix

Generally changes in the registry require a reboot in order for them to take place. I'm surprised the expert who was helping did not advise you to do that. Working with the registry can be tricky, dangerous and at times even quirky so the two restarts does not surprise me as the first one most likely did not result in the change to take affect.

Anyway, I'm glad you were able to sort it out.

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Before reformatting my computer, I backed up my critical files with Nero BackItUp (Ver. 3, with Nero 8). Now, when I try and open the .NBA files on my second hard drive, NOTHING HAPPENS!! Even though these files are basically .ZIP files, one of the archives won't open and I won't have long filenames! Is there a way to open and restore the .NBA files with long filenames using the Nero program or by other methods?

Help would be greatly appreciated!!

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Backup and Restore. Windows Vista's stellar backup and restore features have been streamlined and simplified in Windows 7. Like its predecessor, Windows 7 supports both data backup and image-based system backup, but now the UIs are more segregated.

So, as long as I back up my files using back up and restore then when RC1 comes along I just install then restore and all will be the same as beta was before nuking it? Sounds simple enough what could possibly go wrong that is my question. I am using a usb flash drive for backing up. Will there be a conflict between Fat and NTFS ?

A:Restoring backups into RC1

Since each build is progressive with 7 assume that you will need to start over fresh for each one due changes as well as other things. The RC1 will have seen quite a bit of change there while you may be able to restore certain things depending on what they are. But don't expect everything to be exactly the same.

Like Vista before it any usb external hard drive or flash drive will remain invisible to Vista as well as Windows prompting to format the drive when detected. For optimum usage reformatting to NTFS 5 is your best option to always have ready access even after starting the system without the flash drive plugged in.

Surprisingly here a flash drive assigned a drive letter has seen that retained in both Vista and 7 despite several shutdowns and restarts when not plugged in but left in a holder. Being reformatted to ntfs it is readily available for use.

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A vista update made it impossible to turn on my computer, and got rid of all restore points I had made up until that point. I chose to back up my files to DVDs (single layer) and restore my computer to factory settings. Once it did so I started to restore the backed up files from the 13 backup disks it had created to a folder in the C drive called "system recovery files". When it finished restoring them, I attempted to open an .mp3 file to the error message that it cannot access the file, it might be open in another program, etc. I then tried to open up other files, and none of them can be opened, the pictures, documents, and programs I had are all gone. I need to get them back. Is there any way to recover the files that I lost?
 

A:Solved: Restoring Backups from DVDs

Are you still waiting for help on this ?
Sorry it has taken us so long to help you
 

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Hello,
Operating System: Windows 7 64 Bit , Drives: SSD C: and 2x 1 tb internal drives labelled as D: and E:, and a 4 TB NAS Drive

I am looking to wipe my SSD hard drive with my programmes on and have a load of questions regarding backups and restoring and creating images etc.

1. If I install a piece of software to take an image of my C: won't that software also take an image of itself?
2. What piece of software (ideally open source- but this is not overly important - is best to take a full image of my hard drive)
3. Once I have taken an image what is the best way to properly clean and wipe my hard drive as I have been having errors etc.
4. If I do a fresh Windows 7 install (I have the discs) what is the best way to take a snapshot of the fresh install before I connect to the internet etc. Is there a portable piece of software I can run from a USB stick?
5. In the future if I want to go back to this place in time i.e. the fresh Windows install image but if the best way to restore it and ensure my hard drive it formatted properly.
6. For day to day use what is the best way to fully backup a C: so if a disaster happens I can restore the latest operating system etc.
7. How can I view an old backup without doing a image restore - i.e. take an image of a drive and view in on a NAS drive so I can access one or two files I might have forgotten about.

Sorry if these are dumb questions but I am trying to understand processes for full disaster management solutions.

Hope someon... Read more

A:Taking Backups/Images and Restoring Advice

I just finished installing my first SSD on my computer. The process of transferring the content of the original hard drive to the SSD was quite a learning experience.

Click here for a comprehensive list of do's and don'ts for SSD. There are some clear differences in how you use, operate and maintain them as opposed to a standard hard disk drives.

I installed an Intel X25-M, 160GB SSD on my Win 8 Dell laptop and the difference in performance is nothing short of amazing. I had some difficulty transferring the original drive content from the original 1TB hard drive. The process was complicated by the fact Win 8 uses UEFI boot management rather than the traditional BIOS, but once it was done, the effort was well worth it.

I used Acronis True Image to create a full backup image of the original hard drive and then recovered the image to the SSD. Worked like a charm once I figured out how to do it. The image included the Dell recovery partition, diagnostics partition and the EFI (related to the UEFI Boot manager). Sounds more complicated than is was.

If you are interested in more details, post back with questions and I'll do my best to help when I can. Just remember, this is all somewhat new to me too. Most of what I learned came from some degree of trial and error along with a LOT of Google searches. Google is your best friend.

Good luck...
 

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I had to rebuild my workstation. I performed a backup, but not a system recovery. Just want my files. It backed up all my files, but when I try to restore them using the restore client, it only shows a small subset of the files I had under my user directory. However, if I look at the ext. disk I backed them up to, I see hundreds of zip files. If I look into those files, I see all my missing files. How come I cannot see all these files in my restore client? Is there a way to fix this?

P.S. I have taken ownership of these files using my new account.

A:Restoring from backups not made on current system.

Why dont you just click and drag the files from the ext disc?

Use a program such as 7zip to unzip and send all the files to a folder then you could organize them from there.

Let us know,
Ben

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Hello,
Operating System: Windows 7 64 Bit , Drives: SSD C: and 2x 1 tb internal drives labelled as D: and E:, and a 4 TB NAS Drive

I am looking to wipe my SSD hard drive with my programmes on and have a load of questions regarding backups and restoring and creating images etc.

1. If I install a piece of software to take an image of my C: won't that software also take an image of itself?
2. What piece of software (ideally open source- but this is not overly important - is best to take a full image of my hard drive)
3. Once I have taken an image what is the best way to properly clean and wipe my hard drive as I have been having errors etc.
4. If I do a fresh Windows 7 install (I have the discs) what is the best way to take a snapshot of the fresh install before I connect to the internet etc. Is there a portable piece of software I can run from a USB stick?
5. In the future if I want to go back to this place in time i.e. the fresh Windows install image but if the best way to restore it and ensure my hard drive it formatted properly.
6. For day to day use what is the best way to fully backup a C: so if a disaster happens I can restore the latest operating system etc.
7. How can I view an old backup without doing a image restore - i.e. take an image of a drive and view in on a NAS drive so I can access one or two files I might have forgotten about.

Sorry if these are dumb questions but I am trying to understand processes for full disaster management solutions.

Hope someone... Read more

A:Taking Backups/Images and Restoring Advice

I sure hope you get an answer on this one. I'm looking into very similar questions. I've got a new Windows 7 computer as well as an older XP computer. Currently all of my data files are backed up using a cloud-based backup. This is fine, but I'm looking for quicker recovery of the whole system, not just my docs, pictures, mp3s, etc. I have a 2 TB external portable USB 3.0 drive as well as an older 1.5 TB external USB 2.0 drive. I'm looking for one program that will work with both. I've got a few ideas on some of your questions. 1. Yes, it will. 2. I've been looking at the following, but haven't decided yet: Acronis Backup and Recovery 11.5 LapLink Disk Image Macrium Reflect Standard ShadowProtect Desktop 5 TeraByte Image for Windows4. Do you really need to do the backup before connecting to the internet? If you really want to do it before connecting you could download whatever backup/image software and put it on a thumb drive before your fresh install. You don't really have to run it from the thumb drive, you could install it and then create the backup. But, do you really want to do it that way? Wouldn't you want to run Windows Update before making the backup? I mean, why make a backup where as soon as you restore from it you have to do a massive Windows Update just to get rid of a bunch of vulnerabilities? 7. Some of the above programs indicate you can pick individual files off of the backup as well as restore the entire thing. Hope... Read more

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Is there a program or a way that I can backup my Windows Vista 32bit Mail msgs and account settings and my and my FireFox bookmarks , tabs and all embedded site passwords and restore them to a clean install of Windows 7 64bit ?

A:Restoring Backups from Vista to Windows 7 Help Needed ?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Mark0


Is there a program or a way that I can backup my Windows Vista 32bit Mail msgs and account settings and my and my FireFox bookmarks , tabs and all embedded site passwords and restore them to a clean install of Windows 7 64bit ?


What windows email client are you using.

If MS OUTLOOK it's easy -- download program pfbackup.exe from the Office update / download site and save your folders to any area on a disk / usb device etc. You can also save account settings (i think these are .iaf files).

Re-import these back into W7 after re-installing MS office.

Windows 7 doesn't have an email client so you'll need to set something up before you upgrade.

As for passwords for other apps I don't know.
I think with IE explorer you can save "Favourites" (Bookmarks in Firefox) to a directory. Firefox can import stuff from IE.

Some people have managed to make Vista email work on W7 but I'd get a proper email client. If you use Office Outlook isn't too horrible.

I don't myself like "Webmail" type of stuff -- slowish, bloated with adware and usually not very good at handling attachments and in general organising stuff when you have multiple accoubts / office Exchgange servers etc.

Load the email client BEFORE upgrading to W7 so that email client can save your folders etc etc from your VISTA system.

For XP users it's really simple with OUTLOOK EXPRESS as you can change the "Data ... Read more

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I'm fiddling with editing my registry trying to avoid a windows xp sp2 update error. I know enough to File\Export a backup as soon as I start regedit. My question now is: if I also want to do a complete hard drive backup to a stack of CDs, should I also back up all the *.reg files I've exported, or just the most recent, or none of them?
 

A:Backing up my registry backups

It's pointless to keep registry backup files for any length of time, they don't "age" well. Once you've changed thing significantly on the system, those files won't do you any good. A registry file backup is principally a snapshot to avoid disaster when you're making a major change.

If you want backup, get a real backup, not a registry backup.
 

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I'm probably going to have to do a a clean reinstall of XP on this laptop. But, what I'd like to have next time is something that can make regular registry backups. My system has been infected with something, and I've tried practically everything to remove it, GMer, Combofix and about a score of anti-virus programs.

I'd like something that can make registry backups say, once an hour. I don't think it's excessive. This way I can load a previous copy and undo whatever has gotten into the system. But, what about protecting those backups themselves from virus's?

On another note, what do you usually do if an anti-virus doesn't fix your system? So many of them are try before you buy. But, I'm not willing to pay for an anti-malware unless it completely cleans my system of malware or if that's impractical say 95-98% clean. One I haven't tried is PC doctor, I've seen on the web it's gotten good reviews. I really think AV's should tweak their heuristic methods, because AVG which I've been using finds lots of things that aren't actually viruses (false positives) But, that program is by no means the only one I have tried. I once spent 3 of 4 days using some free anti-malware programs, installing one after another (since I can't have more than one installed or they will conflict) and scanning, nada.

I once had an online session with tech where she made me download McAfee where she said it was better than AVG because it is updated every day. But, this isn't true. I went on several... Read more

A:Regular registry backups? Once an hour?

i would wait for a moderator before doing anything but before that you might want to simplify your problem or question

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Under Windows 9x and ME, backing up the entire Windows Registry was a relatively simple task for which many free tools were available. PCMag had one called SaveReg2, a simple batch file that would back up the Win9x/ME registry (User.dat and System.dat) and save any quantity I liked and delete the oldest ones as it progressed.

The Windows 2000/XP Registries aren't that simple and I see no automated schedulers for backing up just the Registry--the whole registry.

I want a tool that will save the entire Registry on a schedule each day or once a week or month, depending on user preferences, save a user-specifiable quantity and, delete the oldest ones when that quantity is reached.

With spyware and adware becoming difficult-to-impossible to remove and as destructive to the OS as it has become, this seems an indespensible tool--if it is available anywhere.

Does anyone know of a tool that will do this?
 

A:Is there a tool to schedule Registry backups?

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I opened Regedit recently and I fear I might have made some unwanted changes. Prior to that, I scanned my computer with Junkware Removal Tool and it created a registry backup like it does before any scan. Now I'd like to restore my registry. Where does Junkware Removal Tool save registry backups? 

A:Where does Junkware Removal Tool save registry backups?

Hello,
 
Check this location:
 
C:\Windows\ERUNT\JRT
 
 
Regards,
Georgi

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I'm switching to a new gaming computer and downgrading the old one as a general-purpose Linux box. The old one has Win7 on it, the new one has Win8.1.

In the past I've moved game installs by backing up all the seemingly-relevant registry branches straight from regedit into reg files and restoring them on the new install along with the game folder, but only for a handful of games at a time, as the search and inspection of what to backup is annoying and time-consuming. I have rather a lot more games to move this time around, and I really don't feel like spending a day poring at regedit.

I've googled a bit but all I can find are suggestions on how to backup the entire registry, or programs that just slightly simplify the saving and restoring while still requiring the user to know where all the registry keys are.

Is there anything that'll show a list of all installed software and let me selectively backup the registry entries of selected apps, hopefully all at once?

A:Quick/easy registry backups for single applications

I don't know of any easy way to migrate a slew of games to a different machine other than making an image of the Windows 7 drive and installing it as a VM on the 8.1 machine.

Perhaps some gamers will have some ideas. But everything I have found is about moving stuff to another partition or drive on the same machine.

I suspect you want to run the games on the metal on the new PC, not in a sandbox though.

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I followed A Guy's tutorial on how to get this to work in Windows 7, by way of Task Manager. Yes, it does work as advertised and I am now filling the autobackup directory with Registry backups, one for each day.

However, I just noticed that 'users', a sub-directory, is missing from each backup's directory, and I can't figure out why.

It's possible it doesn't matter, of course, but in checking eruNT individual forced backups in Windows 7, and all of them (both forced and daily automatic), in Windows 2000 Professional ... the users sub-directory was always there.

Anyone have any ideas on how I can get it back? And, anyone else who's making daily automatic backups on Windows 7, please check and see whether or not your setup is producing these subdirectories.

My concern is that when I have to restore, something in Windows won't work right afterwards.
? How do I get AUTOBACKUP.exe to write this subdirectory, as it has in the past?

A:Missing 'users' subdirectory in eruNT/AUTOBACKUP Registry backups

Isn't anyone doing Registry backups with eruNT's AUTOBACK.exe?

Please take a look at Windows\erdnt\autobackup and let me know if your daily backups include a users directory.

It's always been there with previous installations and so I assumed it should be, now. Any opinions on this?

Much appreciated!

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After running Combofix, (a computer guru told me it would remove viruses) I can no longer run a few games from hoyle and I can't reinstall them from the CD, there appear to be files missing. Also, I tried system restore, but it won't restore at all. The folders in the Sierra file are missing just about everything. Is it possible to restore everything that combofix took off?

A:restoring games after combofix

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Okay.... Y'all get in a line, and I'll bend over so you can all give me a good hard kick in the butt. Why gimme a kick?? Ummm... well.. you read the title of this, right? Yep, I did it. It started fairly innocently - I have had a problem for a six months or so where I can't use Safe Mode, because it just re-boots me before I can get past the user login screen. I came across some info a couple days ago about a file I have in my system, sptd.sys, that has been associated with causing this problem. Sptd.sys is a virtual disk driver that DaemonTools virtual CD player program uses.I had uninstalled DaemonTools Lite and installed DT Pro/Standard right before I read this info about sptd.sys, so I promptly uninstalled the upgraded DT, disabled the sptd service, and deleted the file from system32\drivers folder. Unfortunately that didn't clear up my problem with Safe Mode rebooting Windows. I googled around some, and found references to two SafeBootKeyRepair programs - one by SubS, and one by Steelwerks. I came across the one by Steelwerks first and ran it, but it didn't fix the problem, so I kept looking and found another program for the same purpose by SubS, and ran that, but the problem persisted. In the course of looking for SafeBootKeyRepair I came across info about SubS' ComboFix program, and the fact that it would install the Recovery Console in XP Home. I had wanted to get the Recovery Console installed for a LONG time without being able... Read more

A:Safe Mode problem led to running ComboFix relatively "unintentionally", have original ComboFix log, plus logs from DDS,...

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Hi,

I've just re-installed my Vista OS and have plenty of backups from it's previous incarnation.

However, when I go to use the current Vista instillations backup utility to restore backups from the previous instillation I get a "Can not access these files" thingy.

Does anyone know how to access previous Vista instillation backups?

It's the same Vista/key but a new instillation.

Is there a way?

Thanks,

John

A:Restoring backups from a previous instillation of your Vista to the new instillation of it?

Have you tried the Advanced Restore option and selected Advanced restore (Restore files from a backup made on another computer)?From this link: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/100253-r...ckup-files.html

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After following the instructions and waiting for combofix to complete, the computer rebooted. Once it came back up everything looked fine so I tried to go to nvidia for drivers for the pc I've been working on. The browser won't connect to any site now, and the system says that I am in fact connected to the wireless network and have internet access.
 
Included is the Combofix log.
 
I've been trying to get rid of pop ups and any hidden malware on the system for over 2 days now and the same popups have remained. I can't confirm they're still there now because it can't load any websites. Hopefully just restoring the internet connections will show the malicious software is gone.
 
I have other logs as well if they would be helpful please let me know.
AdwCleaner, Combofix, OTL, FSS, RKreport (1-6), TDSSKiller (2 logs)

A:Need further help restoring internet connection after using Combofix

After following the instructions and waiting for combofix to complete, the computer rebooted. Once it came back up everything looked fine so I tried to go to nvidia for drivers for the pc I've been working on. The browser won't connect to any site now, and the system says that I am in fact connected to the wireless network and have internet access.
 
Included is the Combofix log.
 
I've been trying to get rid of pop ups and any hidden malware on the system for over 2 days now and the same popups have remained. I can't confirm they're still there now because it can't load any websites. Hopefully just restoring the internet connections will show the malicious software is gone.
 
I have other logs as well if they would be helpful please let me know.
AdwCleaner, Combofix, OTL, FSS, RKreport (1-6), TDSSKiller (2 logs)
Never mind, I've fixed the problem.

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Hi guys,

i have a 2008 server that needs 80GB of data backed up over a VPN.
i want to use backup exec 2012
i tried backing up the first 10GB but at the rate it will take two weeks to copy across
we are upgrading our upload, but it still wont be viable
i need to put the machine on the local network, do a full backup
then point a differential backup to the same full backup
(Anyway thats what i think should happen)

is this possible?
does anybody out there know how to accomplish this? should i just contact Norton support?

any help appreciated
pk
 

A:Running differential backups over VPN

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I am new to WinXP and am wondering if there is a way to restore the registery in XP. I know that on 98 I used to run "scanreg /restore". Is there a function on XP similar to that?

The reason I ask is last night I ran spybot and it removed some entries in the registry that I do believe were critical to Quickbooks. After I ran it Quickbooks would not open correctly sometimes it would not open at all and when it did it would freeze. If I could get into it (to make a long story short) it simply was not working. I tried recovery in spybot but during the recovery it said there was an error in the recovery of about 6 or 7 registry key recoveries. I believe these were the ones related to Quickbooks. I tried "system restore" but I only have 2 system restore points for this whole month and it said it could not restore to these points. ( I believe I am going to disable sys. restore and install Goback as I believe it to be more effective). I do not even have any other restore points.

Can someone tell me a simple way to restore the registry to a time prior to the time that I ran spybot last night. Btw I uninstalled Quickbooks and reinstalled it and got an error relating to Quickbooks after reboot (I did not get the exact error) and Quickbooks would not open after reinstallation.
 

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Yesterday, before installing a new application, I ran ERUNT. Later, I uninstalled the program with Revo Uninstaller and removed all the registry entries it listed. When I tried to use ERDNT.EXE to restore the registry to what it was earlier that day, I got this warning for each of the following files:
 
Unable to create a backup of the current registry file
 
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SECURITY!
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\software!
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\system!
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\default!
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SAM!
C:\DOCUMEN --1\Owner\NTUSER.DAT !
C:\DOCUMEN --1\Owner\LOCALS--1\MICROS-\Windows\UsrClass.dat!
 
Continue restoration of this file?

I've never seen that before. Not knowing what it means, I chose No each time.  I went back to an earlier Erunt back up and tried to restore that one, but the same thing happened.
 
Can anybody explain?  Does it mean the Erunt backup failed for some reason?  Does Erdnt ususally make another backup before performing a restore?  Scratching my head.
 
Thanks for any help.

A:Troubles Restoring Registry

Each of those listings is a registry hive. Erunt is telling you that it is going to overwrite the existing registry (hive by hive). If you are certain you want to restore the backup you created earlier in the day, just say yes. In the future, the safest way to create a safe haven to which you can return is with disc imaging software (Acronis True Image, Macrium Reflect, etc).

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Windows Vista Home Premium
Intel Core 2 Duo T5250 1.4GHz
2GB RAM
Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS

There's something wrong with my directx registry, that makes some games impossible to play (just the ones that check for directx upon installation, such as Europa Universalis 3). At the end of the installation, I'm told to install Directx and then try the game installation again. When I try to install dx10 it tells me to check dxerror.log to find what's wrong. Here's what it says:


Code:
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[03/14/08 20:01:26] module: dxupdate(Apr 4 2007), file: dxupdate.cpp, line: 189, function: GetDXVersion

Failed API: RegQueryValueEx()
Error: (2) - ?e? e??a? d??at? ? e??es? t?? ?a????s????? a??e??? ap? t? s?st??a.



Current DirectX may be a older version which does not have the version value in the registry.

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[03/14/08 20:01:26] module: dxupdate(Apr 4 2007), file: dxupdate.cpp, line: 4718, function: DirectXUpdateGetSetupInformation

GetDXVersion() failed.

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[03/14/08 20:01:26] module: dsetup32(Apr 4 2007), file: dxupdate.cpp, line: 280, function: CSetup::InstallPlugIn

DirectXUpdateInstallPlugIn() failed.

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[03/14/08 20:01:26] module: dsetup32(Apr 4 2007), file: setup.cpp, line: 1701, function: CSetup::SetupForDirectX

InstallPlugIn() failed.

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A:Restoring the registry (directX 10)

Simply put, I need a way to restore the registry to its initial state, particularly for directx 10, as I'm having problems with that program and I think it's a registry issue. Reinstalling Vista is not an option as it came preinstalled on my laptop and I did not get a disc. Also, I was not able to make a restore point, I started up the process but some unexpected error came up. What can I do?

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How can I completely restore my registry to the original values. I changed some stuff in my registry and I cant remember what and I want it completely back to how it was when I first installed Windows XP Professional. Thanks alot. Hopefully there is an easy way to do this.
 

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while removing a few keys in my registry i foolishly added quotations around a value in the registry of my 2nd pc.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

the true value is:
Userinit = C:\WINNT\system32\userinit.exe,

i did this:
Userinit = "C:\WINNT\system32\userinit.exe,"

now when rebooting my pc it continues to try and load my personal settings over and over without success.

i know exactly what i need to change/remove but i'm not sure how or even IF i can gain access to the registry from the other hard drive to edit this value on the pc i am currently writing this message on.

is it possible to access the "Software, Software.log, Software.sav" files from the corrupt registry and view/edit them through regedit on my current pc, then replace?

any help would be greatly appreciated.

thanks in advance.

A:restoring a corrup registry value from another HD

You can try booting up the corrupt computer and when it fails to load your personal settings press control alt delete.

This should take you into the account your trying to log onto but without userinit.exe the explorer shell will not load. Nevertheless dont mind the explorer, click file on task manager and then click new task (run)

In the box that pops up type(or paste)
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Restore\rstrui.exe

this will load up the system restore tool, and you can restore to an earlier time and make the correct registry change.
Or......
You can reformat the harddrive and start new

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Hi all,

I created a thread awhile ago about my W8.1 not booting with the message "You PC did not start correctly", but when I search for the thread and click on it, it says that I can't access it, maybe it was deleted, IDK. Anyways here is the problem again:

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My PC (Windows 8.1, dual booting with Windows 10 Dev Preview) won't boot, every time I try it just goes to Automatic Repair which always fails.
Things I tried:

1. Safe mode doesn't work (goes to Automatic Repair).
2. sfc /scannow doesn't work (message: There is a system repair pending ...)
3. sfc /scannow /offbootdir=d: /offwindir=c:\windows didn't work either. (message: Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation.)
4. I did chkdsk /r c: twice didn't find any errors.
5. Tried Startup repair with installation USB a couple of times, most recent one said "root cause found: registry is corrupt"
6. When I first tried System Restore I was able to see restore points (the latest restore point was a windows update of the 13th of January but it didn't let me restore saying that I need to enable the system protection, my PC stopped working on the 14th of January) but I can't see any restore points.
7. Refresh doesn't work. (message: There was a problem refreshing your PC. No changes were made.)

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A:W8.1 won't boot even after restoring registry

Just to clarify, were you using the application Simple System Tweaker before this happened or did you start using it afterwards to help resolve the problem?

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Yesterday, before installing a new application, I ran ERUNT. Later, I uninstalled the program with Revo Uninstaller and removed all the registry entries it listed. When I tried to use ERDNT.EXE to restore the registry to what it was earlier that day, I got this warning for each of the following files:

Unable to create a backup of the current registry file

C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SECURITY!

C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\software!
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\system!
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\default!
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SAM!
C:\DOCUMEN --1\Owner\NTUSER.DAT !
C:\DOCUMEN --1\Owner\LOCALS--1\MICROS-\Windows\UsrClass.dat!

Continue restoration of this file?
I've never seen this before. Not knowing what it means, I chose No each time. I went back to an earlier Erunt backup and tried to restore that one, but the same thing happened.

Can anybody explain? Does it mean the Erunt backup failed for some reason? Does Erdnt usually make another backup before performing a restore? Scratching my head, and a little worried.

Thanks for any help.
XP SP3, Longtime user of ERUNT
 

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Hi, like the title says, I need to know how to restore the registry from Windows Recovery Console on a Dell Laptop with an OEM version of Windows XP Home SP2.At this point, all I'm interested in is repairing it enough to boot into Windows, burn all my files to a CD and then wipe the drive and start fresh.The MS Knowledge Base Article I read (see here) states that I should not use the method therein described to restore the registry on an OEM system as I may lock myself out.Anyone have any suggestions?

A:Restoring The Registry From Rcovery Console

Try one of the Live Linux distros. They are self contained including cd burnond software. If you have at least 256Mb of RAM you will not even have to install any of the software on the hard drive.You could never do this with Windows. Live Linux is simply Amazing, Andrew

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Hello,

My story's like this.

Long ago I installed the google toolbar on my desktop (running Windows Xp). The toolbar was in the habit of erasing my favorites in IE, so after a while I decided to remove it. It uninstalled just fine, but a crappy thing called googleupdate.exe remained on my system, even if there was nothing to update any more. The updater was bothering me with firewall alerts, so I decided to uninstall it, too.

The thing is, this was was VERY difficult to remove. I finnaly found some web guides explaing how to remove that crap:

http://www.technixupdate.com/how-to-remove-invisible-googleupdateexe-or-google-updater-from-windows/
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/...ound-process-googleupdateexe-from-the-system/
http://www.askvg.com/how-to-remove-...round-process-after-installing-google-chrome/
http://antivirus.about.com/od/windowsbasics/ht/googleupdate.htm
It didn't want to go away until I followed the manual registry keys removal procedure, and there were a lot of keys related to it, but I did delete them all from the registry (and even more?).

This was my first attempt with modifing the registry, and I think I must have deleted a valid key, too, because I lost the two little computers in the system tray (showing my the local network).

When I hit Start / Network Connections, my network adapter was gone. Now, it's just a blank page there. If I try to run the network setup wizard, I get this message:

http://attachments.techguy.org/attachmen... Read more

A:Help restoring networking registry keys

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Is there a way to backup the registry on one computer and restoring it on an other computer with out any problems?
 

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I'm running Windows 2000 Professional and I have damaged or missing Registry hive files.

I've started Recovery Console and ran chkdsk /p and this has not resolved the problem. Info from Microsoft says to restore the registry files from backups.

Problem is, I have backed up my Registry files about a month ago using Regedit, but the backups are on the fragged computer somewhere!

Also, from what I understand, I may not be able to save the backups as my new registry unless I partition the drive and install another operating system as you cannot copy or move registry files when they are in use which is when the system is operating.

First...How do I find and copy the backups I made of my registry? What would the files be called and where would they be located?

Second...Is there any other utility or method I can use to boot the computer and access my bad registry files to copy, move, or change them?

Third...I suspect the error is in the System files of my Registry. Would it work for me to copy the System Registry files from a co-worker's identical platform and and put them on my computer? Even if I did this, how would I rename the files or get them to overwrite the existing registry files without a partition or utility of some sort?

HELP! I'm screwed!!!!
 

A:Restoring Damaged Registry Files

Repairing the registry in XP is such a long and difficult process, I've been waiting for someone (I'm busy or lazy) to write a script or program to automate it.

Luckily, Win2k has been around long enough that there has been some movement in that direction.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...01-2C68-4DE8-9229-CA494362419C&displaylang=en

I don't know where this came from and I haven't tried it, but I believe it makes a floppy to carry out the restoration of backup hives.

http://users.adelphia.net/~abraxas/dl/RegRestore2k.exe

Registry files can, in fact, be copied or moved from the Recovery Console. They can't be moved by Windows when Windows is using them.

Copying a registry hive from another machine is an act of pure desperation that I might try failing all else. Even seemingly identical machines can have vastly different registry configurations.

If you have registry backups that are only a month old, your best bet would be to restore those. They can easily be copied from their location to replace the current registry from the Recovery Console. Not having System Restore, the only other registry backups on that machine may be the setup ones from the day it was born.

I'd suggest making drive images in the future, or at least some kind of backup. RDilly will back up all the hives into whatever folder you run it from:

http://jackass.arsware.org/rdv100.zip
 

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Hi all. I am trying to clean up the wreckage left on my mom's desktop. I have almost everything back to normal. My first option was to factory reset the thing. There is no factory image to restore to. I can only restore it back a few weeks. Here's the story...There were multiple user accounts that have been added/deleted over time. When she tried to log on one day, there were two users, the guest account and a blank account. I re-booted in safe mode and restored it. From there, she said everything was fine. It happened again. She took it upon herself to do the research and from there some registry keys were deleted. There's the sticky part and the main problem.Now, I am able to log onto the computer just fine. Here are the re-occuring issues that I am having with this machine. It freezes, alot. When it sits idle for amount of time, not even the slightest amount of activity, it freezes. The explorer restarts sometimes, and doesn't come back. (ex: folders at the bottom of the screen, running programs in the background...etc...). I have also gotten the "This version of Windows is not genuine" message. In fixing that, the only solution is to run the command prompt as Admin and type "slmgr -rearm" and that fixes the problem temporarily, but it comes and goes. (due to a false re-start when the system freezes)?So, from here on in, what are my options, if any? If I had a Windows 7 restore disk, I would love to do so. I don't have any blank DVD's either. I wouldn't be sure how to go a... Read more

A:Help with registry/restoring factory image?

You can try running windows system file checker or SFC.exe.
 
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833

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I have a 64 bit windows 7 on a 3 year old dell gateway dx4831. I lost one screen, uninstalled the video card driver, and the computer stopped booting. Afterwards, we tried multiple cards, and the computer still doesn't boot, so the card is not the problem.
It gets as far as the opening animation, then it briefly displays a bluescreen and reboots. When booting in safe mode, the computer crashes at "AGP440.SYS."
 
The onboard video driver doesn't work, even with no card in the slot. It's greyed out in the Bios options. We've also reset the Bios.
I have the original install disk, and I've tried startup repair, checkdisk, and "sfc /scannow". I cannot do system restore, as it was never turned on.
Even with restore off, I heard that there was a hidden system registry backup. I can boot into the command prompt through the CD Room or through Windows Startup Repair, so we can look into the computer's files, but I can't start the computer. Can I restore the registry backup?
 

A:Restoring the registry through the command prompt

One may be able to restore the machine to last known good configuration by accessing advanced boot options > press F-8 at boot and choose last known good config.
If system restore is disabled; this may not work but one never knows....

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Hello,

My problem is about saving and restoring the registry under Windows 7.

I made a backup of my registry (using the "File -> Export" menu in "regedit.exe").

Then I tried to restore it as is using the "File -> Import" menu in "regedit.exe" (and I also tried using the command "reg import" in command line in "safe mode with command line").
It fails.
Fortunately I was on a test machine.
I'm very concerned about not knowing how to properly save and restore my registry.

Thank you for helping.
Best regards.

A:Saving and restoring the registry under Windows 7

Hello Lea,

The problem with using that method is that you will not be able to completely restore all of the registry since it's currently in use.

One option would be to create restore points that would include a back of the full registry. A system restore would restore the registry to how it was in the selected restore point.Registry - Backup and Restore
Another option would be to create a system image. It includes everything.Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi all. I am trying to clean up the wreckage left on my mom's desktop. I have almost everything back to normal. My first option was to factory reset the thing. There is no factory image to restore to. I can only restore it back a few weeks. Here's the story...

There were multiple user accounts that have been added/deleted over time. When she tried to log on one day, there were two users, the guest account and a blank account. I re-booted in safe mode and restored it. From there, she said everything was fine. It happened again. She took it upon herself to do the research and from there some registry keys were deleted. There's the sticky part and the main problem.

Now, I am able to log onto the computer just fine. Here are the re-occuring issues that I am having with this machine. It freezes, alot. When it sits idle for amount of time, not even the slightest amount of activity, it freezes. The explorer restarts sometimes, and doesn't come back. (ex: folders at the bottom of the screen, running programs in the background...etc...). I have also gotten the "This version of Windows is not genuine" message. In fixing that, the only solution is to run the command prompt as Admin and type "slmgr -rearm" and that fixes the problem temporarily, but it comes and goes. (due to a false re-start when the system freezes)?

So, from here on in, what are my options, if any? If I had a Windows 7 restore disk, I would love to do so. I don't have any blan... Read more

A:Help with registry/restoring factory image?

Can you do the System Restore again like you did before? That would fix any registry problems.

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If you have a backed up registry prior to your system getting hacked for whatever reason, and you do indeed restore it to said registry, does it get ri of the malware,syware,trojan w/e as well?

Thank you.

A:Restoring previous registry after getting hacked?

If the registry backup was a clean copy, and if you can successfully restore it, only the registry would be affected, the files would still be present. They might not have any loading points any longer if the registry restore was successful, but the job would not be complete. Some infections would likely block such efforts to restore registry hives, but it can be done.

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Using the PC in my signature...

I'm trying to restore to a couple days ago to fix a mistake I made with itunes. The PC has been at the point in the restore process ''system restore is restoring the registry" for around a half hour now. Does it generally take this long? Can I restart and try to apply the restore in safe mode?

Edited to say: the HDD indicator is still blinking intermittently so it looks like it's doing something. This PC has a SSD RAID0 setup of 3 drives and the restore is only 60GB so I dont think it should take too long

Edit2: I also disabled MSE before starting restore which was recommended elsewhere

A:system restore hangs at ''restoring the registry''

It worked in safe mode, but didnt fix my iTunes library problem because the file which has the problem is located in a ''library''. I used "restore previous version" to the last version before I messed it up and the problem was solved.

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I had a BSOD (registry corruption) yesterday (well, closer to today) and i fixed it within the hour (i.e. as soon as i found a windows disc) however, all web browsers and related programs (firefox, lynx, wget) are now strangely unable to access the internet (also &mu;torrent b/c it cant access trackers), everything else works fine, including Apache.
:C
 

A:Solved: HTTP dies after restoring registry

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I just got a hp laptop running windows 7 and had to do a system restore due to a problem with an Office download. But my computer is stuck in the restore-has been "restoring the registry" for over an hour now. When I turn off the computer, it goes right back to that screen-I can not start it in safe mode. How do I fix this?

A:System restore stuck on restoring the registry

I don't suppose you have any kind of win7 boot media?

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I?ve set some custom registry and gpedits - for example - to dissable indexing, and such, and was wondering how to put back the default registry settings, without having to restore/reset the pc?
I don?t remember having them backed up somewhere, and the PC was just updated to Windows 10 recently - so is it possible to revert back to Windows 8.1 and the registry will stay original? Or just how do I put them to their original status?

And please don?t you know how much time it would take to revert back to Windows 8.1, on a slow laptop - Lenovo B50-70?

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I'm trying to fix some virus/adware issues. I have a copy of the registry, will restoring it, fix the virus issues?
 

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I deleted the following key from my Windows 2000 registry:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
Is there a way to restore the key instead of restoring the entire backuped SYSTEM STATE?
THANK YOU.
 

A:restoring a deleted key in the Windows 2000 registry

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Can someone help me, I have read other threads about my automatic log off and none of the tips helped me. Every time I input my password, it immediately logs me after loading settings and even in safe mode this happens.

A:Cannot Connect Network Registry when running (regedit) Registry Editor!!

Its a Virus Infection mate and from all the times i tried to fix it i had no success wat so ever, the only way I could fix it was to reformat the drive

sorry 4 the bad news

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I just ran AdwCleaner and it suggested a number of actions, including a number of registry edits (Key deletions). After a reboot my laptop won't do anything!
 
I get a bunch of error messages that sound real serious ... some are Windows System errors ... I can't connect to the internet ... my wifi adapter is DEAD ... and the list goes on ...
 
I suspect that the cause of all of these is that I either downloaded/ran a bogus version of AdwCleaner ... or that the genuine AdwCleaner incorrectly identified registry issues.
 
I'm pasting the contents of TWO log files below (FRST.txt and AdwCleaner log) and attaching Addition.txt
 
Any help would be MOST appreciated!
 
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:18-07-2015 01
Ran by Aries2 (administrator) on ARIES2-HP on 19-07-2015 22:36:14
Running from H:\Cleanup & Recovery
Loaded Profiles: Aries2 (Available Profiles: Aries2 & Tony)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
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A:AdwCleaner Registry Edits Broke Laptop ... Need Help Restoring

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.=== Winsock: Missing Catalog9 entry, broken internet access. <===== ATTENTION.Winsock: Missing Catalog9-x64 entry, broken internet access. <===== ATTENTION.This is the reason you lost your internet. The damage was not caused by AdwCleaner.SRService.exe Tracks your surfing habitsNormally I would see a service named SplashtopRemoteService which is not listed on your log.Something removed that service and may have cause the problem.===Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. 
start

CreateRestorePoint:
CloseProcesses:

(Splashtop Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Splashtop\Splashtop Remote\Server\SRService.exe
(Splashtop Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Splashtop\Splashtop Remote\Server\SRServer.exe
(Splashtop Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Splashtop\Splashtop Remote\Server\SRFeature.exe
(Splashtop Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Splashtop\Splashtop Software Updater\SSUService.exe
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
CHR HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
SearchScopes: HKLM-x32 -> {b7fca997-d0fb-4fe0-8afd-255e89cf9671} URL = http://searc... Read more

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I am having a problem similar to this poster problem http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/593313-solved-editing-registry-second-boot.html

I made a mistake editing my second hard drive XP registry. Now it won't boot.
My other hard drive will still boot (what I'm writing from) I have a backup of the registry I made in regedit.exe and I download regcool and erunt. Is there a way I can restore me second hard drives registry from another bootable hard drive?

Thank you
 

A:Solved: Restoring the registry from a second boot hard drive.

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I am about to do a factory reset and reinstall of windows since I could not get the previous installation to boot due to a failing hdd. I could not make a clone or image because if macrium/acronis or any imaging software encountered a bad sector it would quit immediately. Instead I have a copy/paste of the all program files, system32, user data etc on an external hdd. Most of the data is readable and I suspect I couldn't get the previous installation to boot because of corrupt system32 files that SFC couldn't fix.

I am doing a factory reinstall but what is the best way to restore all of the data? I couldn't boot into windows to make a .reg backup, so I don't have one. Is there a way to make a registry backup if you can't boot? I still have the system32/config folder and everything, and I want to at least get back some product keys from the registry using Magical Jellybean program.

Since I'm reinstalling everything, I'm assuming I can't just copy and paste the program files or appdata folders back? If I could manage to restore some of the settings it would be a lot easier.
I only know for some programs, like Steam and Firefox, I can copy and paste back my userdata folders and restore settings like shortcuts, bookmarks, addons etc.

Also, I saw that Ccleaner has a useful tool to create a list of programs installed and export it. I tried running Ccleaner from a usb bootable environment but of course it only works if its installed on the system. Anything similar that... Read more

A:Restoring programs/registry etc without full image, only files?

I don't know anything that will hunt throufgh an offline registry like that.

You could just load the hives in regedit and have a look through. Most likely is your "\Users\your_username\NTUSER.DAT" hive and the system32\config\SOFTWARE hive.

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