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I have a laptop with Windows Vista Basic. It won't boot. I have tried an automatic repair with the installation disc but the error cannot be repaired automatically. According to the test results the registry is corrupt.

I have found this guide on how to recover from a corrupt registry with Windows XP here. Is this guide also applicable to Vista or is there an alternative method I can try (short of reinstalling Vista)?



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Use the Vista DVD, boot from it and do a system restore, pick a date before the corruption.


As far as the XP method, I have never tried it on Vista or W7, I assume it would work, but cannot say for sure, trying it will be at your own risk.

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Unfortunately there aren't any system restore points. – Peter Aug 8 '10 at 21:42

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