[SpamCop-Geeks] Re: Windows registry corrupt
porpoise1954 at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Dec 31 14:40:17 EST 2005
"Mr K. Mean" <g2p4i1902 at sneakemail.com> wrote in message
news:dp60ju$ce5$1 at news.spamcop.net...
> Ok, how screwed am I? Has anybody fixed this one before? I assume this
> is the problem I'm having.
> My computer boots but any account I try to log into, it starts logging in
> and then immediately logs out and takes me back to the login screen. My
> recovery disk doesn't work because I don't have the administrator
> password. I have other account on the machine that are administrators but
> it doesn't ask me for them. So, I'm trying the copying thing from Knoppix
> But any advice? Anybody successfully fixed this one before?
That's the reason I would never buy a system from a supplier who only
supplies a recovery CD/DVD rather than the full installation disc. With that
scenario, you can't recover a system, only restore the system to how it was
when it left the supplier - which stuffs any user accounts/passwords you may
have added since purchase. (Unless you have a full backup regime, of
So what, actually, was it you did? Did you;
1. try to do a fix using a system restore disc?
2. try to do a fix using system repair using a full installation disc?
3. try to do a restore from a backup?
Alternatively, what is it that actually happened and/or what is it you're
trying to do? I deduce that you have, in some way, become the lucky owner of
a screwed registry........ 8>
Which OS are you using? I take it you don't have a backup of the registry?!
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