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Registery Backup (similar to Win98-ScanReg), if XP Pro has

by Gatta / January 29, 2007 7:03 PM PST

Registery Backup (similar to Win98 - ScanReg), if XP Pro has or 3rd Part Software Have it
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Win 98 / SE has a ScanReg.exe application, which on start-up picks up the 2 Registery files (System.Dat,
User.Dat) plus 2 ini files (System.ini and Win.in) and compresses trhem as *.cab file - RBxxx.cab. The
files are stored at Windows\SysBckUp folder.

In case of improper shut-down or some just installed program cause problem, one can boot with F8 to
command propmt and RESTORE the registery.

Is there a similar functionality in Win XP - Professional or if not, any 3rd party software developer
has created a software for that.

Restore from Windows mode generally does not work and in case the registery is totally messed up,
one does not have the running system, so the question of restoring the system, using SYSTEM RESTORE
application does not arise.

Comments and feed-back will be much appreciated.


Thanks


Frank Gatta


Jan 30, 2007

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recovery console
by Les28 / January 29, 2007 8:16 PM PST
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Scanreg for XP
by Papa Echo / January 29, 2007 8:20 PM PST

"System Restore" of XP replaces scanreg of Win98... System Restore is really a registry backup, and more. Some users seem to find System Restore not reliable, but still it is better than "scanreg /restore" in that it goes back much further.

You may be able to search for a 3rd party registry backup utility at Download.com or Tucows., etc. "Export and Import" within the registry editor works well. If the system is really messed up bad, then I suppose nothing can save the installation. You will have to reinstall.

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In addition
by tomron / January 29, 2007 8:50 PM PST

Click HERE for registry back up software.I can not comment on this since I never used it.

Tom

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