Windows XP registry editor for DOS or Linux

Windows XP registry editor for DOS or Linux

Post by paul » Sun, 22 Aug 2004 00:20:08


I screwed up the registry on my WinXP system.

My had drive was showing up as F: because I had a Zip drive hooked up
when I loaded XP, so changed stuff around in the registry so
everything was normal, after this I cannot log into XP anymore.

Safe mode doesn't work either.

From Microsofts documentation, i need to change the setting in the
registry for the swap file or change the drive letters back to normal.

I did not back the registry up before hand and now I want to put it
back to how it was. Is there a way to edit the registry from a DOS
bootdisk, or a linux bootdisk.

Can I copy the registry off the old PC and then edit it on another
system and then copy it back to the original one?

Is there a way to edit the registry from the recovery console?
 
 
 

Windows XP registry editor for DOS or Linux

Post by pandora_xe » Sun, 22 Aug 2004 13:05:23


normal.

It takes balls for someone like me to visit a group like this, but you
seem to be on the right track. But I have something a *little* more
high-end in mind than a "bootdisk." Knoppix has a thing to access NTFS
partitions (most WinXP partitions are NTFS) in read/write, so I've
heard. I have no NTFS partitions to test it on though. The software
included is called "captive ntfs." check out http://www.yqcomputer.com/ to
download. It runs right off the cd, so no need to worry about losing
data on hard drive.

 
 
 

Windows XP registry editor for DOS or Linux

Post by paul » Wed, 25 Aug 2004 01:11:32

There is a linux boot disc called EBCD. It has a NTFS reader, it's
called volkov commander. This program lets me browse around the volume
and copy files onto floppies.

There is also a program for does called READNTFS that does the same
sort of thing.

What i'd like to know is what the location of the windows registry
actually is, and what the file is called.
 
 
 

Windows XP registry editor for DOS or Linux

Post by Eric » Sun, 26 Sep 2004 11:14:58

If the problem is caused by the drive letter changed, you may edit boot.ini
to match your partition and windows could start.

The registry locations:

c:\windows\system32\config\system
c:\windows\system32\config\software
c:\windows\system32\config\sam
c:\windows\system32\config\security
c:\windows\system32\config\default

Check here for detail
http://www.yqcomputer.com/