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Problem with registry

By Etienne55 · 6 replies
May 22, 2019
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  1. I was deleting certain files in my registry and I accidentaly deleted the “Microsoft” file (In one of the software files in hkey local or hkey ) and my computer cannot boot up and it just keeps restarting. After 3 times it goes into recovery.

    What I’ve tried:
    1. Reinstalling windows through usb, “Cannot mount file”
    2. Reset this pc “Requires more storage space”
    3. Tried freeing up more storage space by deleting files in program files but nothing changes but the files do get deleted (I think it tries to go to recycle bin but I can’t open recycle bin even through command prompt)
    4. I have no restore point
    5. I cannot go back to a previous version

    So in summary I’m stuck with a corrupted registry and a non-booting computer

    If anyone can help that would be great
     
  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing - click on the rock below.. Posts: 3,997   +1,177

    My first inclination is to hit it in the head 3x with a hammer, but my spouse assures me that only results in a pile of broken pieces... so we won't go there.

    1. Buy new storage (good time for a 250GB SSD)
    2. Replace old HDD with new.
    3. Install OS fresh
    4. Reinstall old storage as a second 'data' drive
    5. Take ownership of the old storage - make back ups - reinstall other apps - make restore point, etc
    6. Be thankful you didn't follow my first idea.
     
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  3. Etienne55

    Etienne55 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The hammer is always saved for the last resort

    Do the sizes of the SSD matter? (The physical size of it)
    Is there another way to avoid buying an £18 Kingston ssd?
    Any other way using software?
     
  4. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing - click on the rock below.. Posts: 3,997   +1,177

    While you could hunt lions with a .22, I think you want at least a 30/30. 128GB would be large enough, but prices are very reduced so 256GB is not prohibitive.

    You might run Linux from a flashdrive.
     
  5. Etienne55

    Etienne55 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I’m just going to take it to a local pc store to see if they can fix it before buying a new ssd
     
  6. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing - click on the rock below.. Posts: 3,997   +1,177

    If pinched for funds, you can install your storage drive in another computer and use that to recover your data files. Then reinstall your drive and install your OS fresh.
     
  7. Etienne55

    Etienne55 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It’s been fixed but thanks for the help
     

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