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moorsa

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I have had my system running ok the last couple of days and last night i did some tweaks with the regedit to speed my machine up for palying games and now i turn my pc on and it loads up on til it says "Welcome" with the blue background. Iv tried it in safe mode and still no joy please help asap
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Hi moorsa...

Try booting to the Safe Mode options screen and choose the "Last known good configutation" option.

Just what "tweaks" did you make to the registry?

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Edited by wannabe1, 22 October 2005 - 04:32 PM.

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i have still no luck but thanks

would it help if i told you what exactly i did

Edited by moorsa, 22 October 2005 - 04:26 PM.

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moorsa...

Try this REPAIR to your installation of XP. This procedure will not damage or change your current files or settings...it will just repair or replace damaged system files. You will be asked for your Installation CD and may be asked for your product key. Follow the instructions carefully...print them out if you can. Note: This option is not always available on OEM Recovery Cd's

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on my xp disc i cant repair its the one with sp2
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moorsa...

Knowing what you did will help if we can get into Windows to fix it. Try booting to the Safe Mode options screen and choose to start with command prompt.

Did you back up your registry before you did the tweaks?

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the tweaks i did are in the attachment the only backup i have is with spybot search and destory 1.4

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Is this an OEM system (ie: a branded machine like HP or Gateway?)
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no
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Let's see if we can replace the registry hives.

Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.

Press a key to boot from the CD

When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console. (If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console).

When you are prompted to do so, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following lines exactly as they are below, pressing ENTER after you type each line:

md tmp
copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\system.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\software c:\windows\tmp\software.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\sam c:\windows\tmp\sam.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\security c:\windows\tmp\security.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\default c:\windows\tmp\default.bak

delete c:\windows\system32\config\system
delete c:\windows\system32\config\software
delete c:\windows\system32\config\sam
delete c:\windows\system32\config\security
delete c:\windows\system32\config\default

copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system
copy c:\windows\repair\software c:\windows\system32\config\software
copy c:\windows\repair\sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam
copy c:\windows\repair\security c:\windows\system32\config\security
copy c:\windows\repair\default c:\windows\system32\config\default

Type exit to quit Recovery Console. Your computer will restart.

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