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I did something.
In regedit, HKEY_USER\Software\microsoft\windows\current version\internet settings\zone map
I deleted "Domains" and the one under it.
Now I want to get it back.
It was all because I wanted to get rid of all that trash that Spybot search & destroy put in there.
Could someone tell me how to fix this?
I am not the first man that had a few beers while working on his computer.

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(NT) Didn't you export it before deleting?
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oh dear

No, I don't know what export means. Look, I just know when something is wrong I kill it. However, I feel I may have done the wrong thing. I am thinking of wiping my computer, but this is a hard road. Is there a way that I can get "domains....and the other one, back?

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Re: domains

- Find another PC with (preferably) the same OS as yours.
- Go into regedit
- Find that key
- From the menu do File>Export. The contents will come in a file.
- Be SURE to not mess-up the registry of that PC also. Don't change anything.
- Put that file on your USB-stick.
- Go back to your PC
- Go into regedit
- From the menu do File>Import.
- Browse to that file on your USB-stick.
- OK and so on

That should be all.


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Kees, thank you. I can see that that would work.
I took some advice from Tufenuf, which sorted my problem.
Good luck on your new server.

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Thank you. In the meantime, I have reinstalled Spybot Search&Destroy, and updated it. I have also reinstalled RUbotted. I then uninstalled both of those programs, and they uninstalled successfully. Now I want to know how to delete all traces of these programs. In fact, I have found that when you uninstall something, it really isn't gone. Allbeit I entertain erasing programs, I see that things can reappear, ie: using system restore. I wonder, is there really a way to erase things off a computer?
It seems to me, that, that which is entered onto a computer, is there to stay. Regardless of wiping, erasing, uninstalling, quick of hand, smoke or remains.
Does deleting things in Registry, help at all?

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Re: deleting

1. System Restore is meant to undo accidental updates and deletes. So it's good things stay there until you decide YOURSELF to clear it. That can be done in 2 ways:
- From the disk cleanup wizard, advanced options: clear all but the latest system restore point.
- By disabling SR and enabling it again.
2. Deleting things from the registry deletes them from the registry. You could considering that 'helping', although it's not sure against what it helps.


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Re: regedit

rodotx, Which version of Windows are you using? Try a System Restore to the closest date prior to when you edited the registry.


If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem

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Yes, I did that. I got my stuff back. Thank you. You did help. Bummer, but. The system restore renamed the two programs that I had uninstalled: (Spybot search & destroy, and RUBotted) I now can not run the uninstall program on those 2 programs. I want to get rid of them. Tell me this,....If I open their thing, and one by one, I delete every part....will that get rid of the program? And , in "registry" if I delete the entry of those programs, will they be gone forever?
I am using Win XP Pro. 503 RAM

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In Registry Editor:
HKEY_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Internet Settings\Zonemap\Domains
I have a whole lot of trash that Spybot Search & Destroy put in there.
I want to get rid of it.
I have uninstalled S&D.
How can I do it?

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You seem to be ashamed of showing all of the specs of that

machine of yours. You must have at least 512Mb of RAM, not 503Mb(it is impossible to get to such amount of RAM anyway).

Get rid of that ancient and shameful machine and, get yourself a new one that has Win.7 x86/32bit O.S. onto it as a pre-install. That way, you will, still, be able to re-install those games and other programs that you cherish so much.

Then, go to and download + install their free version of Advanced SystemCare. Get their latest in definitions, check all there is in tune-up options, click Care. Watch it scan your newest machine and fix everything automatically.

No programs are designed to help you on XP-Pro of 2001. No programmers are, ever, interested at doing anything for such ancient O.S. Plus, this O.S. and it Service Packs will turn 10 years old as of next year(2001-2011).

Good Luck in your fixing endeavours!

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Did you know that ....

more than 50% of all PC+Mac's are still using XP, according to

Nothing shameful about that. At work, we all use XP. At school, it's all XP. At home, I've got 2 XP-machines (+ one too old Windows 98 one), no Vista, no Windows 7.

And I don't think the S&D/registry issue of the XP has anything to do with having 512 MB RAM.


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What if my workplace could become XPless?

I work at a mere gas station. And, the franchiser is seriously considering upgrading its whole network of terminals and pumps' computer boards.

What if, they are all becoming Vista machines with way better response times and, a way better terminal interface for transaction completion and pump control panel?

Remember, this is a mere gas station site, not an office building nor a large surface sized retail store.

See, where I am getting at, here? I strongly do hope so, buddy.

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no, not at all.

I like XP. I like old computers. I enjoy the muse.

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