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Screwed Up My Windows
« on: February 22, 2018, 08:00:21 AM »
I was editing my registry and screwed something up and didn't have a backup. Now I can't even login!

I'll need to burn a win 10 dvd and see if I can get around not having to start over. For now, I'm either using linux or my tablet.

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Re: Screwed Up My Windows
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2018, 09:03:31 AM »





  I though I was the only one that did those things. Good luck buddy


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Re: Screwed Up My Windows
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2018, 10:13:51 AM »
Wasn't the first time I've done it. LOL

There was actually more to this site but I screwed it up and didn't have a backup and lost it all years ago. I was deleting files on the server and deleted /public_html! LOL You live, you learn...

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Re: Screwed Up My Windows
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2018, 08:55:37 AM »
I'm baaaaccccckkkkk! LOL

All fixed now...I think.

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Re: Screwed Up My Windows
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2018, 02:25:32 PM »
Yay! :happy:

We've all been through something like that. We swear it will never happen again.............but it does.  :groan:

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Re: Screwed Up My Windows
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2018, 09:43:23 PM »
Very true. That bad part is I was trying to fix an issue with my PC cause it would just reboot now and again and it still does! :(

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Re: Screwed Up My Windows
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2018, 07:17:56 AM »
That would be very irritating.  :mad:

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Re: Screwed Up My Windows
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2018, 08:30:54 AM »







   KICK IT!




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Re: Screwed Up My Windows
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2018, 09:07:34 AM »
I've already considered that and got a big roll of duct tape. LOL

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Re: Screwed Up My Windows
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2018, 10:23:11 PM »
Very true. That bad part is I was trying to fix an issue with my PC cause it would just reboot now and again and it still does! :(

This sounds like it might be a driver issue or something conflicting which is a similar issue that I had recently.
After my most recent reinstall of Windows 10, I let it install whatever Microsoft drivers it saw fit and then followed up with manufacturer drivers for those MS could not provide.
I suggest you clone the current installation to a partition so that you can use the "Windows" folder for missing drivers on the new install after it installs all the MS ones.

I basically copied all my documents, pics, music, etc. to a folder on one of my externals and then deleted all but the Windows stuff from the C drive.
Then cloned that barebone set of files to a partition although all I really needed was the "Windows" folder.
You can also use the ~Windows backup~ option from the settings panel and restore its files to another folder later if you want but for the drivers I will suggest the above.

Also I mentioned to you prior that your SSD internal can be set to UEFI/GPT mode, then you use the Windows 10 thumb drive or SD card to format it for that type of file system.
In order to do that it must be a fresh install initially booted from startup & not booted from your current Windows installation.
You need a key code for it though as this method is not available for those that used the free upgrade.

Here are some reasons as to why I will suggest UEFI mode: https://phoenixts.com/blog/uefi-vs-legacy-bios/
I can provide you with links for free tools that will allow you to format in that mode and neatly create multiple boot options if you decide to have 2 or more OS installed (no matter which OS).

Note: When attempting to install drivers from your old installation, have it manually navigate to the actual old "Windows" folder where it will locate drivers from that start point.
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Re: Screwed Up My Windows
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2018, 09:18:10 AM »
This is exactly what I've been trying to avoid...been there before. LOL I've suspected that it may be a driver issue but just may need to dig a bit deeper...the easy route first. LOL

My mobo is already UEFI enabled and in that mode. I really need to fix up a few things with my PC...clean out the dust bunnies, rearrange my backup drives as well as clean up old files/re-install linux and more. I've guess I've been putting it off for other things.

I'm in the process of moving a lot of things between servers and will buckle down and get into all of this as soon as all of that's finished.

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Re: Screwed Up My Windows
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2018, 07:41:12 PM »
Sorry, everyone. Been busy trying to fix my PC and get a new server setup and working so I can have all of my sites in one place...and pay less money. LOL

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Re: Screwed Up My Windows
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2018, 07:13:20 AM »
I think my PC is having problems cause of a Windows upgrade. It keeps trying to reboot after it downloads and installs it. They claim to be aware of the problem and will be fixing it. :P

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Re: Screwed Up My Windows
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2018, 09:14:43 AM »







   Hmmmm. I hope all of us don't get it




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Re: Screwed Up My Windows
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2018, 05:57:59 PM »
I think my PC is having problems cause of a Windows upgrade. It keeps trying to reboot after it downloads and installs it. They claim to be aware of the problem and will be fixing it. :P

Quick Fix Windows 10 reboot loop/keeps restarting error
Boot computer from Safe Mode and cancel Automatically Restart

    * Continuously press F8 before Windows logo appears;
    * Release F8 until the boot menu shows up and choose Safe Mode;
    * Boot computer from Safe Mode and go to search after Windows boot up;
    * Type: sysdm.cpl and open sysdm.cpl;
    * Click Advanced > Settings under Startup and Recovery;
    * Uncheck Automatically restart;
    * Click OK and reboot computer.