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By jtwvmaker ·
Is there a program out there that will scan and repair the registry on a slave drive? The first question someone will ask me is, why do you want to do that? To explain, I have a customer who's computer will only boot to the advanced options menu, no matter what option you select. She does not have the original software and can't afford to buy a new OS. I was able to boot the system to the recovery console but unable to repair anyhing. I can bring the drive up as a slave on another computer. Question is, now what? I'd like to start by repairing the registry but most programs are designed only to repair the registry on the root drive. Any ideas, anyone?

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Could be the boot sector

by waynerad2000 In reply to Registry Repair

Hi, when the pc doesn't boot into windows it is in most cases not the registry but the boot sector. One thing I found usefull in such cases is put the master hdd into another pc as slave (like you did) then I found when I do a scan disk on the slave drive and I use norton utilities to fix any problems it encounters I can put the hdd back into the broken pc and start it up and if it gives you the "advanced options" say bootup normal and it will go into windows..
But that's just me...

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Boot Sector

by jtwvmaker In reply to Could be the boot sector

Thanks, I did that yesterday as a first step but wanted to be thorough so I'm doing some other things as well before I try to reboot. I found that you can include the slave in Registry Mechanic if you change the settings. Found 1675 problems between master and slave drives. Also did a complete system scan with ADAWARE 2007, took 5 hours but removed malware from the slave, then, I added /allhives to the command line in SPYBOT S&amp and removed a bunch of bad stuff from the slave. Now, I'm running a full scan with AVG. I'll let you know how the cocktail comes out.

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Registry Cleaner

by webmaster3 In reply to Registry Repair

Your can check this site. It is very useful for you. http://www.chilyregistrycleaner.com. You can download this software and repair your registry in any drives.

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Any success?

by mail In reply to Registry Repair

Hi. Did you find a way to scan and repair the registry on a slave drive? I'm trying to do the same thing.

Added the following day:
SUCCESS UPDATE! I found instructions at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545 to manually restore a backed up registry. I was getting the BSOD with a stop error 0x000007E no matter which mode how I tried to start XP in. I followed the "batch" instructions to run the commands and it was a breeze!

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