Help.. How do I undo this?


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Hi I did these steps from the microsoft help page cos my Windows XP couldn't
start. However I found that the actual solution wasn't this and now I'm stuck
with the new registry settings instead of my older ones. Is there anyway to
undo this step? Thanks. Really need help here. I can't access any
administrative things from the control panel, including system restore after
this. Could someone teach me to do it in MS DOS?

I gotten the data from article ID 307545
How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from
starting

I followed these steps.. please teach me how to undo them..

Part one
In part one, you start the Recovery Console, create a temporary folder, back
up the existing registry files to a new location, delete the registry files
at their existing location, and then copy the registry files from the repair
folder to the System32\Config folder. When you have finished this procedure,
a registry is created that you can use to start Windows XP. This registry was
created and saved during the initial setup of Windows XP. Therefore any
changes and settings that occurred after the Setup program was finished are
lost.

To complete part one, follow these steps:
1. Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert
the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the
CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.
2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery
Console.
3. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the
installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
4. When you are prompted to do so, type the Administrator password. If the
administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
5. At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following lines,
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
6. Type exit to quit Recovery Console. Your computer will restart.
 
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Granny Spitz via AccessMonster.com

Nigch said:
Is there anyway to
undo this step?

It's probably not as bad as you think. The repair failed but you saved your
earlier config settings in these files:

c:\windows\tmp\system.bak
c:\windows\tmp\software.bak
c:\windows\tmp\sam.bak
c:\windows\tmp\security.bak
c:\windows\tmp\default.bak

Backup your system first, then overwrite the current config files with these.
If you aren't confident you can do this yourself, either find someone who is
or just restore your system from your most good backup.

BTW you posted your question in a Microsoft Access database newsgroup so you
should post your Windows questions in a Windows newsgroup because they're the
best ones to get help from on Windows questions.
 
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Granny Spitz via AccessMonster.com

Granny said:
or just restore your system from your most good backup.

or just restore your system from your most recent good backup.
 

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