The README.TXT file that comes with the ERUNT installation says the Registry backup must have been saved in the Windows folder. Otherwise ERDNT cannot be run from the Windows Recovery Console. But the same section of the README.TXT file gives instructions on navigating to any different folder where the backup was saved.
Can anyone confirm whether the Windows Recovery Console can launch ERDNT if it had not been stored in the Windows folder?
Here below is a verbatim quote from the relevant section of the README.TXT file:
2. The Windows Recovery Console (Windows 2000 and higher)
Note that you can use this method only if you saved the registry
backup inside the Windows folder, and that using this procedure only
the system registry is restored. This should however get you back into
Windows, from where you can run the ERDNT program to restore user
registries, if necessary.
- Boot your system from the Windows 2000/2003/XP CD-ROM.
- At the welcome screen, press "R" (Windows 2000: "R" then "C").
- Type in the number of the Windows installation you want to repair
(usually 1), then press ENTER.
- Type in the Administrator password (leave blank if you are unsure
what it is) and press ENTER.
- At the command prompt type
or whatever you named your restore folder, then press ENTER.
- If you enabled automatic registry backup on system boot during ERUNT
installation and want to restore one of these backups, type
cd autobackup <ENTER>
- If you created subfolders for different registry backups (for
example, with the different creation dates), type
to see a list of available folders, then type
cd foldername <ENTER>
where foldername is the name of a folder listed by the dir command,
to open that folder.
- Now type
batch erdnt.con <ENTER>
to restore the system registry from that folder.
and remove the CD from the CD-ROM drive. The system will now reboot
with the restored registry.
Thank you for your help.