Regedt



Greg Dunn
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
Can I use Regedt from a working Wndows XP on my master drive to look at the
registry of a non-working XP on the slave hard drive installed on same
machine?
The non -bootable XP was in a Dell Dimension that one day would no longer
boot past mup.sys in safe mode. I reflashed the BIOS with their latest
version and that didn't help. I was able to run the Recovery Console three
times but it takes about 30 tries of loading Recovery Console to get it to
respond to the keyboard when it gets to the three options available. I
installed the whole drive in my other computer and can look at everything in
Windows Explorer. I'd like to look at the registry to see if the keyboard
and/or mouse key entries are disabled or corrupted. Thanks

Pegasus \(MVP\)
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
"Greg Dunn" <Greg Dunn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C445B3C7-B3BC-4E01-908F-405C4B76F2F0@microsoft.com...
> Can I use Regedt from a working Wndows XP on my master drive to look at
the
> registry of a non-working XP on the slave hard drive installed on same
> machine?
> The non -bootable XP was in a Dell Dimension that one day would no
longer
> boot past mup.sys in safe mode. I reflashed the BIOS with their latest
> version and that didn't help. I was able to run the Recovery Console three
> times but it takes about 30 tries of loading Recovery Console to get it
to
> respond to the keyboard when it gets to the three options available. I
> installed the whole drive in my other computer and can look at everything
in
> Windows Explorer. I'd like to look at the registry to see if the keyboard
> and/or mouse key entries are disabled or corrupted. Thanks

If the problem machine gets up to the logon panel then you
may be able to access its registry via a networked PC. Note
that the command is "regedit.exe", not "regedt.exe".

WTC
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
"Greg Dunn" <Greg Dunn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C445B3C7-B3BC-4E01-908F-405C4B76F2F0@microsoft.com...
> Can I use Regedt from a working Wndows XP on my master drive to look
> at the
> registry of a non-working XP on the slave hard drive installed on same
> machine?
> The non -bootable XP was in a Dell Dimension that one day would no
> longer
> boot past mup.sys in safe mode. I reflashed the BIOS with their latest
> version and that didn't help. I was able to run the Recovery Console
> three
> times but it takes about 30 tries of loading Recovery Console to get
> it to
> respond to the keyboard when it gets to the three options available. I
> installed the whole drive in my other computer and can look at
> everything in
> Windows Explorer. I'd like to look at the registry to see if the
> keyboard
> and/or mouse key entries are disabled or corrupted. Thanks


You could load hives located in 'windows\system32\config'. the file
names would be "default", "SAM", "SECURITY", "SOFTWARE", and "USERDIFF".
Also there is "ntuser.dat" located in the "documents and
settings\<username>" directories.

--
William

WTC
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
"WTC" <bcrawfordjr(remove)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "Greg Dunn" <Greg Dunn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C445B3C7-B3BC-4E01-908F-405C4B76F2F0@microsoft.com...
>> Can I use Regedt from a working Wndows XP on my master drive to look
>> at the
>> registry of a non-working XP on the slave hard drive installed on
>> same
>> machine?
>> The non -bootable XP was in a Dell Dimension that one day would no
>> longer
>> boot past mup.sys in safe mode. I reflashed the BIOS with their
>> latest
>> version and that didn't help. I was able to run the Recovery Console
>> three
>> times but it takes about 30 tries of loading Recovery Console to get
>> it to
>> respond to the keyboard when it gets to the three options available.
>> I
>> installed the whole drive in my other computer and can look at
>> everything in
>> Windows Explorer. I'd like to look at the registry to see if the
>> keyboard
>> and/or mouse key entries are disabled or corrupted. Thanks
>
>
> You could load hives located in 'windows\system32\config'. the file
> names would be "default", "SAM", "SECURITY", "SOFTWARE", and
> "USERDIFF". Also there is "ntuser.dat" located in the "documents and
> settings\<username>" directories.
>


I should be a little clearer on this, there a Load Hive under the File
menu option in the Registry Editor, so you can look at the registry
system and user files I listed above.

--
William

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
Greg Dunn wrote:

> Can I use Regedt from a working Wndows XP on my master drive to look at the
> registry of a non-working XP on the slave hard drive installed on same
> machine?
> The non -bootable XP was in a Dell Dimension that one day would no longer
> boot past mup.sys in safe mode. I reflashed the BIOS with their latest
> version and that didn't help. I was able to run the Recovery Console three
> times but it takes about 30 tries of loading Recovery Console to get it to
> respond to the keyboard when it gets to the three options available. I
> installed the whole drive in my other computer and can look at everything in
> Windows Explorer. I'd like to look at the registry to see if the keyboard
> and/or mouse key entries are disabled or corrupted. Thanks

Editing the Registry for "other" Users
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_adv_reg_editing.htm

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

Greg Dunn
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
"Rock" wrote:

> Greg Dunn wrote:
>
> > Can I use Regedt from a working Wndows XP on my master drive to look at the
> > registry of a non-working XP on the slave hard drive installed on same
> > machine?
> > The non -bootable XP was in a Dell Dimension that one day would no longer
> > boot past mup.sys in safe mode. I reflashed the BIOS with their latest
> > version and that didn't help. I was able to run the Recovery Console three
> > times but it takes about 30 tries of loading Recovery Console to get it to
> > respond to the keyboard when it gets to the three options available. I
> > installed the whole drive in my other computer and can look at everything in
> > Windows Explorer. I'd like to look at the registry to see if the keyboard
> > and/or mouse key entries are disabled or corrupted. Thanks
>
> Editing the Registry for "other" Users
> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_adv_reg_editing.htm
>
> --
> Rock
> MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>
> The Load Hive option of file menu is dimmed until I click on either HKEY_Local Machine or current user. It seems to me that if I load hive then of the other registry on E drive, I would be mixing my good registry stuff with the bad one? or doesn't it work that way? The Import option is available but I'm not sure of the ramifications of that. I don't want to mess up my C drive registry. Thanks

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
Yes, it is temporarily tied to your Registry, but as it is a separate hive, there is no issue. Just make sure that you unload the hive before you close Regedit.

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"Greg Dunn" <Greg Dunn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:EBC8D14C-ADCD-4305-A554-9D2BB6EDB377@microsoft.com...
>
>
> "Rock" wrote:
>
>> Greg Dunn wrote:
>>
>> > Can I use Regedt from a working Wndows XP on my master drive to look at the
>> > registry of a non-working XP on the slave hard drive installed on same
>> > machine?
>> > The non -bootable XP was in a Dell Dimension that one day would no longer
>> > boot past mup.sys in safe mode. I reflashed the BIOS with their latest
>> > version and that didn't help. I was able to run the Recovery Console three
>> > times but it takes about 30 tries of loading Recovery Console to get it to
>> > respond to the keyboard when it gets to the three options available. I
>> > installed the whole drive in my other computer and can look at everything in
>> > Windows Explorer. I'd like to look at the registry to see if the keyboard
>> > and/or mouse key entries are disabled or corrupted. Thanks
>>
>> Editing the Registry for "other" Users
>> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_adv_reg_editing.htm
>>
>> --
>> Rock
>> MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>>
>> The Load Hive option of file menu is dimmed until I click on either HKEY_Local Machine or current user. It seems to me that if I load hive then of the other registry on E drive, I would be mixing my good registry stuff with the bad one? or doesn't it work that way? The Import option is available but I'm not sure of the ramifications of that. I don't want to mess up my C drive registry. Thanks


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