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I THINK I SCREWED UP BIG TIME


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:help:I REALLY NEED HELP! :whistling:


I backed up my registry using regedit from my computer.I then went on my dad's pc and backed up HIS registry using regedit and then tried to backup my dad's registry to my pc. not much changed. the desktop was still the same color and so was everything else. then restarted my computer and then MY MONITOR CHANGED RESOLUTION AND NOW MY COLORS ARE SCREWED UP! (my desktop and program files are ok though) BUT THEN I TRY TO BACKUP MY OLD REGISTRY AND THEN IT SAYS "not all data was successfully written to the registry" because some were in use. HOW DO I FIX THIS?! I SWEAR I WILL NEVER TRY ANY STUFF LIKE THIS AGAIN IF I COULD FIX THE PROBLEM!

IM CRYING HERE!

P.S: The only problem right now is that when i go to "Control Panel" then into "Display" in the Settings tab my colors are stuck at 4 bit and my resolution is stuck at 800x600 but there could be MORE problems! All I know is that if anyone finds out it could be big!

Edited by Cheat_DEcoder, 12 September 2006 - 08:10 PM.

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Reboot the computer and as soon as it starts rebooting, tab the F8 key about once a second until a menu appears. Choose SAFE MODE W/ COMMAND PROMPT. Once the command prompt appears type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and system restore should start. Choose a restore point from a time before you did this and let it restore to that date.

Let me know how things are going after doing the system restore.

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Sorry I can't login unless im iehter in normal mode or "safe mode with networking" because I run on a network. Amazingly safe mode runs like it should (with color)
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Then go to Safe Mode w/ Networking, login with your user account and go to START-->RUN and type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and click OK. Then choose the latest restore point that is BEFORE you imported the registry from you Dad's computer.

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Crap I dont have adminstrative privileges....I guess im gonna have to tell someone

Edited by Cheat_DEcoder, 12 September 2006 - 09:58 PM.

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If you backed up your registry can you double click that one on your PC
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I tried backing it up it still gets the 800x600 resolution and 4 bit colors in normal mode
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Is there a way to undo backing up with my dad's registry in the first place?
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Try loggin in with the ADMINISTRATOR account when you go to SAFE MODE w/ NETWORKING, and then try doing a System Restore.

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Edited by Fenor, 13 September 2006 - 06:12 AM.

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My dad works from 9-5 and its 8:22 right now so this is gonna be a long wait....
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Does the administrator account have a password? Click on it when trying to login in safe mode and see if it asks for a password.

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GOD THANK YOU IT WORKS!!!

Edited by Cheat_DEcoder, 13 September 2006 - 05:43 PM.

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