Inspiron E 1405, Windows XP
While using CCleaner I accidently deleted one or more registry entries. I've been trying to use the procedure described on MS 'How to back up and restore the registry in Windows' (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb%3Ben-us%3B322756).
It didn't work because my main account (the only administrator's account) is basically frozen (I can get in and out lf it, and that's it).
Is there any other ways for me to restore the registry?
Have you tried pressing F8 and then selecting "last known good configuration" ? or tried Safe Mode?
If the registry was not backed up and you deleted something, it's gone and you will probably have to do an XP "Repair" for the Operating System.
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It probably won't help in your specific case, but I just wanted to point out that CCleaner prompts you to "backup registry changes" (by default in "My Documents"?) before it "Fixes" (deletes) them.
If a windows PC needs any kind of maintenance (e.g., patch installation), the first thing you should try to remember to do is to uninstall CCleaner before doing maintenance. After maintenance, once the system has been stable for a while (and/or after you have good backups), then reinstall CCleaner.
Thanks for the answers. I fixed it by going to safe mode and then using the restore option in there. Didn't know you could restore from in there, my regular system restore doesn't work anymore.