twin 15:43 14 Feb 2004

i need help . what i did was delete the exe file from my registry believing it to be a virus. now i can not open any programs or run system restore
is the a way of restoring the registry


os windows xp home

  Elrond 15:49 14 Feb 2004

Insert your winXP cd and see if there's recovery options on there.

  Elrond 15:49 14 Feb 2004

Insert your winXP cd and see if there's recovery options on there.

  alan227 15:52 14 Feb 2004

Also you could try tapping the F8 key at start up and selecting ( last known good configuration ) then hit the Enter key.

  twin 16:05 14 Feb 2004

thanks for the quick reply

when i click on a programe a grey box with EXE
inside shows up. tried the windows disk.
nothing will open up. i need a registry fixer
that i can run online.


  anon1 16:14 14 Feb 2004

A registry fixer will not help you. For future reference you should ALWAYS back up your registry BEFORE altering it. Can you remember exactly what you deleted and the exact location in the registry? Other than that you will have to repair windows via the cd

  rawprawn 16:49 14 Feb 2004

It may not be necessary to do a full system repair. Put the XP cd in the drive, let it auto run & exit, now go to start/run and type sfc /scannow this will scan for altered or missing files & should hopefully solve your problem ( if it asks for the cd at any time press OK )

  hugh-265156 16:52 14 Feb 2004

what did you delete?

try starting the computer and keep tapping F8.

select "last known good configuration"

  twin 17:42 14 Feb 2004

i deleted the exe From the registry

  twin 17:43 14 Feb 2004

the run command does not work

  VoG II 17:44 14 Feb 2004

Boot from the Windows XP CD.

Let the Setup go through the first part of the Installation procedure.

When you come to the screen in which it says "Welcome to Setup." press Enter to Setup Windows XP.

Press F8 to agree to the End User License.

Let the Setup search your system for previous versions of Windows.

When the Setup is finished searching your system, select your Windows XP Installation and press the R key on your keyboard to start the Repair Procedure.

Setup will delete all major system files and then replace them with new copies.

You will have to download all of the updates from Microsoft Windows Update again because it replaces the files.

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