Advice 1: How to restore the registry

Particularly interesting to users who do not want the space provided by the standard OS settings, you always want something to fix in the heart of the operating system - its registry. As a result, periodically, this registry starts to run with the errors that affect the entire system. And there comes a time when you need to restore the registry.
You will need
  • The computer with the OS installed,
  • boot disk
  • file Manager for DOS
There are several ways to repair the registry. The first and universal is that you need to backup files, either on removable media or on a hard drive partition where the operating system is not installed. It concerns the file SYSTEM.DAT, which is located in the system folder at %SystemRoot%\System32\Config.

To be sure, it is best to copy the entire folder with the system files before you begin to make changes. Thus, in the event of a failure, it will be enough just to copy this folder back to restore the registry.

If the loading of the operating system is impossible, use a boot disk, start with a simple file Manager and copy the folder into place.
If you don't want to copy all the data, then you can do export of the necessary parts of the registry to a reg file. To do this, click "start" in "Run" write regedit. Starts the standard program for editing the registry.

In the opened window select the required registry branch and click the right mouse button. In the popup menu, select "Export" and specify the place where you want to store the file.

After that, simply run this file and accept the suggested changes in the registry, in order to return to the original view.
In addition to the standard facilities provided by the operating system, there are many programs designed to edit the registry. In all of these programs provide the ability to back up the registry or parts of it. It is better to use such programs.

Advice 2: How in Windows to restore the default service

Restore initial settings of the services on computers that are running Windows, you may have been improperly made changes. Note that these methods do not give absolute guarantee of recovery, and may need to reinstall the operating system.
Try to restore the original settings of Windows services by standard means of the system. To do this, access the main system menu by pressing the "start" button, and navigate to the Run dialog. Type msconfig in the Open box, and confirm the utility starts by pressing the OK button.
Select the "General" tab in the dialog box and apply the checkbox in the row "Normal startup". Confirm saving the changes by pressing the OK button, and then click System.ini. Turn on all the options and confirm your choice by pressing the OK button. Select the tab Win.ini and repeat the same steps. Go to the tab Boot.ini and clear all the check boxes under "start Options". Confirm the selected actions by clicking the OK button and select the tab "Services". Use the command "Enable all" and apply the changes by pressing the OK button.
If it is impossible to restore the settings of Windows services by default as described above, use a special registry tweak "Configuration by default", available for free download on the Internet. Before using this tweak, it is recommended to read the description of the system services on the official website of Microsoft.
Please note that if you use a non-standard build of the operating system distribution and lack of confidence in whether to delete any service from this distribution, it is highly recommended to use a special. cmd file that is intended to restore the startup type of the services to the state by default. This file is available for download on specialized forums and differs from the. reg file that does not change the entries in the system registry, if a service was deleted.
If you decide to change the figures of the registry, which are responsible for the hardware, stock up on professional literature or consult with experts. Your actions can cause damage to electronics, and this is no backup will not save.
Useful advice
Once you have decided to make some, even the smallest change to the registry, think about how you are going to restore it and prepare the ground for recovery - backup.
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