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Is there a way to restore software classes registry keys

I accidentally deleted registry keys under hkey_current_user>software>classes. The classes folder got completely deleted. The moment I did that system stopped functioning properly. And, since then ...
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Is it possible to restore a previous Windows registry state without Scanreg.exe?

I messed up the Windows registry. I should be able to restore it to a previous state because Windows keeps a backup in C:\Windows\System32\Config I think. There used to be a tool called Windows ...
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If you do a full partition copy, does it copy the “deleted” files as well that can be restored

I was just wondering, if you did a full partition copy onto another hard drive, would it also copy the "deleted" data that can be sometimes recovered with recovery tools or would it just leave that ...
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How do I restore my system from a “Backup and Restore Center” backup? [closed]

The Windows (Vista) documentation and available online info is comprehensively vague. If I have a moderately brain dead system and want to restore it, and I have a "Backup and Restore Center" backup ...
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Can I restore the files of a deleted Windows user account?

I recently deleted a user from my Vista by going to Account -> Settings -> delete. I have photos under this users, can I restore them? I don't have any backup. Thanks.
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File folders with foreign names

I have Windows Vista. When I open my document file there are file folders with names that look chinese. Do not know where they came from. Any ideas? I have Avast virus program. In addition to ...
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Can I restore a Vista restore point using a PE disk?

I have a PC that continues to BSOD on FLTMGR.SYS. I had hoped to boot to safe mode to return to a previous restore point but the BSODs as well. Before I fallback to a reinstall, is there a way I can ...
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665 views

How to fix the boot sequence and/or restore a deleted partiotion

I have a computer with a 250GB HD on which there were installed a few operating systems. When the computer boots, I got the GRUB menu with all these Ubuntu installations (about 10 versions - I don't ...
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Remove all drivers in Vista

I have a PC with Windows Vista that crashed probably due to installing bad drivers. It won't boot even in safe mode (restarts). There is no restore point created. How can I remove all drivers ...
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Restoring using SyncBack without profiles

I backed up my internal hard drive (C:) using SyncBack onto an external (USB) hard drive with maximum compression. I then performed a clean install of Windows Vista onto the computer. I forgot to ...
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1answer
633 views

Windows: Impact of clean install Service Pack 2 to applications & data?

My Windows Vista Home Premium system is corrupt and won't install Service Pack 2. I have followed all the advice from Microsoft and still no luck. I would like to perform a clean install of Vista, ...
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“an internal error occurred shile enumerating backup sets”

I have a Windows Vista complete pc backup, when i try to restore from backup. I got this error "an internal error occurred while enumerating backup sets". Full backup is store on external USB HDD. Any ...
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Why is a USB disk corrupted by Vista restore?

I have a laptop with Vista Business on an 80 GB disk. I have created a full backup and stored that on the original 80 GB drive. On my new 320 GB disk, I have created a partition with exactly the ...
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1answer
211 views

Full Backup & Restore for Windows Vista

I'm looking for a freeware or low cost application that will backup everything, including registry on Windows Vista Home Premium and to restore from a CDROM disk. The destination is an external hard ...
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460 views

System backup with Norton Ghost

I will upgrade my system from Windows Vista Home Premium (x64) to Windows 7 (x64). Before starting the upgrade process, I want to back up my current system with Norton Ghost. I have never used it ...
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Installing Windows Vista without system restore CD with OEM key (ie: from underside of my laptop)

I have a family friend who needs to reformat her laptop (virus infected). She has misplaced her system restore disk. The laptop is running Vista, and has a valid Vista product key on a sticked on the ...
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Vista System Restore Stops at 1% progress, Laptop: Sony Vaio

So I have this Sony Vaio laptop that just won't boot into windows saying that I need to put in the repair disk to fix the issue. Since the laptop did NOT come with a repair disk or any other Windows ...