I have recently gone through a tear-filled week of BSOD-trauma thanks to some hidden virii & spyware, but at long last discovered, quarantined & deleted the infected files after turning off System Restore & scanning in Safe-Mode. NOW my problem lies in the registry being REALLY messed up, and it's all my fault.
I had disabled quite a few peripherals in STARTUP under MSCONFIG when trying to troubleshoot my problematic Stop Error (my system would boot, then begin to load programs, then *POOF*...BSOD). Needless to say, when I finally removed the bugs & fixed the error I had problems with some important things, like my sound.
I figured, well, Okay I have a recent back-up file of my entire registry, I'll just import it in REGEDIT & all will be back to normal...WRONG! I get a message box that reads:
"Cannot import C:\XXXXXX.reg: Not all data was successfully written to the registry. Some keys are open by the system or other processes."
Well that screwed up everything even worse & now I can't open many programs or even get access to my broadband connection, (I had to research & write this from a friend's computer...dial-up SUCKS!). I thought that I had turned System Restore back on after I had fixed the previous crisis, but it was mysteriously off when I tried to apply that option.
I later discovered in my research that one shouldn't export the entire registry with REGEDIT, just small parts & branches. I had backed up my registry in REGEDIT by right-clicking My Computer (above the hives) and choosing 'export'. I didn't know this wouldn't function when trying to import it again & learned the hard way! I DO have a few saved .reg back-up files of my entire clean, beautifully functioning registry but no way to import it and replace the corrupted one.
Please help, willing to reward successful solution via PayPal!
Edited by ElenaHampton19, 05 October 2006 - 12:21 PM.