can you use kixtart to edit registry files from dos

By gkg44 ·
I am interested in repairing registry files from dos without booting windows. Is this possible with kixtart?

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by ---TK--- In reply to can you use kixtart to ed ...

Look into UBCD, with "remote registry". Or some Linux Live CD's have "Wine" pre-installed... navigate to regedit.exe and do your thing...

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Thank you TK

by gkg44 In reply to try....

Do you think this would work if I need to modify registry files on a windows version other than the one I am currently using?
The infected windows program is on C drive,
I am operating from windows reinstalled on D drive (XP Pro).
If I use the ubcd can I use it before I boot windows or before logon occurs?
Thanks Greg

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by seanferd In reply to Thank you TK

You boot from the CD. What is on the CD will be your Operating Environment for the duration. This enables you to work on the Windows installation while it is not running.

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by ---TK--- In reply to Thank you TK

Well you might not need to do this... What virus do you have? There is probably an easier way of cleaning C...

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Too true.

by seanferd In reply to um....
Install, update, run in Safe Mode after deleting restore points.

Rename installer and/or installed executable if virus balks at it.

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by gkg44 In reply to um....

You asked what kind of virus, it was some kind of trojan horse.
AVG removed it, I think but it damaged my urerinit file in winlogon. You can't log on.
I think the userinit file must be repaired with the correct values.
I have them but I can't get to it.
TK suggested I download the UBCD which I did and i found a registry edit tool. I just didn't know how to get to my file.

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You want to know the registry entry and file path then?

by seanferd In reply to viris

You need to use whatever tool on the CD that can load offline registry databases.

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit


(Of course, if your Windows directory is "Windows" change this accordingly.)

For future use and information, have a look at Autoruns (and a whole host of very interesting tools) from SysInternals.

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Thank you, seanferd

by gkg44 In reply to You want to know the regi ...

The prompt comes up to ask what is the path to the registry directory.
When I enter the path you described, it asks me again, indicating this was not the correct entry.
I am using the registry and password tool on UBCD.

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how would you respond

by gkg44 In reply to You want to know the regi ...

to the question, what is the path to the registry directory (relative to windows disk) (WINDOWS/system32/config):

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Sorry, thought you were already in the registry

by seanferd In reply to how would you respond

Not sure which editor you are using, I'd go with IC-IT's suggestion.

But in the WINDOWS/system32/config directory, the file name you would load is "software".

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