restoring my registry



Jeff
07-10-2005, 03:02 AM
I have been trying to rescue my hard drive. Chkdsk and the WDC utility both
quit because of too many errors on the disk. It is clean of viruses now and
will boot but it's slow and still has problems running. I've backed up the
registry with erunt and all the files on the disk with the backup utility. I
used erunt because backup couldn't do the system state because of errors.

If I reformat the whole hard drive and then restore the files with backup
and the registry with erunt, am I right that my restored apps will work
without reinstalling them too?

Jeff

Chris Jones
07-10-2005, 03:02 AM
Ever here of the "Ultimate Boot Disk"? http://www.ubcd4win.com/ I am not
sure if you have access to another computer to make one, but there are a few
programs on this CD that may help you. As far as your retore, that should
work.....but worried you may have application problems/errors.
"Jeff" <Jeff@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:378E8758-D3B5-4443-B4EC-35084D14450B@microsoft.com...
>I have been trying to rescue my hard drive. Chkdsk and the WDC utility both
> quit because of too many errors on the disk. It is clean of viruses now
> and
> will boot but it's slow and still has problems running. I've backed up the
> registry with erunt and all the files on the disk with the backup utility.
> I
> used erunt because backup couldn't do the system state because of errors.
>
> If I reformat the whole hard drive and then restore the files with backup
> and the registry with erunt, am I right that my restored apps will work
> without reinstalling them too?
>
> Jeff

Bert Kinney
07-10-2005, 03:02 AM
Hi Jeff,

First of all it sounds like the hard drive is trash, and formatting
will not help that.
You need to contact WD.

After performing a clean install you will need to reinstall all the
application. Restoring the registry as you suggest is not a good idea.
I doubt it would work anyway.

--
Regards,
Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
http://dts-l.org/

Jeff wrote:
> I have been trying to rescue my hard drive. Chkdsk and
> the WDC utility both quit because of too many errors on
> the disk. It is clean of viruses now and will boot but
> it's slow and still has problems running. I've backed up
> the registry with erunt and all the files on the disk
> with the backup utility. I used erunt because backup
> couldn't do the system state because of errors.
>
> If I reformat the whole hard drive and then restore the
> files with backup and the registry with erunt, am I right
> that my restored apps will work without reinstalling them
> too?
>
> Jeff


restoring my registry