Repair Corrupted Windows 2000/Xp/Vista/7 just by 1 File Copy/Paste Without Data Loss

Sun, 2010-02-14 11:37 by anonymous · Forum/category:

This Method Resets Windows's Everything to Microsoft Defaults.

Usage:

This Problem may mainly appears when installing
Software or games, changing system settings, Virus,
Power Blackout During HDD in use for some reason,
Bad Sectors, Fragmented Registry, Improper Shutdown or Restart, etc.

Advantage:

  1. Skips Windows Re-Installation & Lots of Time
  2. This Method is really useful if you get this error:
    "WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM"
    Press "R" to Repair Windows.
  3. Helps if Windows just don't start or Boot (BSOD or Crash/Restart)
  4. If you got Important Data on Corrupted
    Windows Drive that you don't want to lose.
  5. You won't need to Format Drive.
  6. Changes that can happen when copying the following Win 2k/Xp registry hive files:

    SYSTEM - Reset Windows settings, drivers, & more, etc.

    SOFTWARE - Brainwash installed softwares registry settings.

    SECURITY - Reset security settings.

    SAM - Reset Security Account Manager that stores login information of the users.

    DEFAULT - Reset default hive (screen before logon).

    COMPONENTS - reset component settings.

    Note: Copy/paste the 'SYSTEM' hive file first and test. Most problems are solved by copying only this file.

    Step 1:

    1. Boot computer on MS-DOS if file system is FAT-16 or 32. or,
    2. boot to other working Windows if you dual-boot (2 or more Windows on one computer), or,
    3. connect your harddisk to other computer with working windows, or,
    4. boot with live cd that run Windows directly from CD, or,
    5. just use anything that allows you to copy, paste, rename, etc. & supports FAT32 or NTFS File System.

    Step2:

    Windows 2000/Xp:

    1. Open your corrupted Windows drive. For example: C:\
    2. Open "WINDOWS" folder & go to "Repair" folder
    3. Use Copy on the file called 'SYSTEM'.
    4. Again open "WINDOWS" folder, then "System32" folder.
    5. Open "config" folder.
    6. Rename the current hive file called 'SYSTEM' to
      for example: 'SYSTEM.Backup'. Rename 'system.sav' also , if it exists, for example, to: 'system.sav.backup'.
    7. Paste the copied file called 'SYSTEM' into the 'config' folder.
    8. Boot your Windows normally now on your PC.
    9. Just re-install your drivers now & it's done.

    Windows Vista/7:

    1. 1. Open your corrupted Windows drive. For example: C:\
    2. 2. Open "WINDOWS" folder & go to "System32" folder
    3. 3. Open "config" folder.
    4. 4. Open "RegBack" folder.
    5. 5. Use Copy on the hive file called 'SYSTEM'.
    6. 6. Get Back to "Config" Folder.
    7. 7. Rename the current hive file called 'SYSTEM' to
      for example: 'SYSTEM.Backup'. Rename 'system.sav' also , if it exists, for example, to: 'system.sav.backup'.
    8. 8. Paste the copied hive file called 'SYSTEM' into the 'config' folder.
    9. 9. Boot your Windows normally now on your PC.
    10. 10. Just re-install your drivers now & it's done.

Warning

Sun, 2010-02-21 09:51 by admin

This method is very effective, but you lose your settings. If you lose too many, you can repeat the process and reinstate the backup files to get your previous settings back. (Remove the copied file, then rename the backup file back to what it was before.)

When you reset the SOFTWARE hive, you lose all your software installations. The program files are still there, but the registry settings will be gone.

Some programs survive this, if they don't have any registry settings or recreate them, but most don't.

The procedure is also described in this Microsoft Knowledge Base article, along with a downloadable Guided Help program.

i experimented myself first & posted this topic

Mon, 2010-02-22 22:17 by MR.Walker (not verified)

that's just why i experimented myself first & posted this topic
for users to lose/reset registry settings to defaults that might be corrupted, damaged by virus, damaged, windows don't start etc.
i am probably the first who experimented & posted here.
just copy the SYSTEM registry Hive file & its done
now just install drivers & its done

added windows vista/7 recovery method

Wed, 2010-03-17 01:37 by MR.Walker (not verified)

added windows vista/7 recovery method

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