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Have lost regedit file in Win XP Home


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Dougcfk

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I was cleaning up my computer using Spybot, Adaware and Regedit. I went to go into my registry after I got rid of all of the viruses and unwanted tracking software and it was gone. The file in Windows-regedit.exe no longer exists.

Can anyone help me or lead me in the direction to rectify this problem. I run a children's charity called Computers For Kids, www.computersforkids.ca and this is the main computer that I do all of my charity work on. I know I can make backups of everything and transfer to another computer but that would take weeks. I have over 180GB of information that I use to run the charity.

If I am in the wrong forum I apologize as this is all very new to me.

Sincerely
Doug Baird
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Computers For Kids
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Greetings Doug,

You might be able to restore the file from
C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386
You could install sp2, which has an updated version
(You should update to sp2)
You could temporarily use regedt32.exe

You could expand it off the original windows xp cd, if you have it.
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How do I expand it from my original disk? I thought if you over right the existing that you lose all of your updates and changes that have been made since the original loading of Windows.

Doug
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