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    System.1st

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    by slau70 ·

    some time ago somebody are recover my windows doing some tricks , renaming System.1st and copy&paste at somewere. I have some problem again but i forget the way.Some body can help me.I have not make backup my files.

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    • #2716137

      Reply To: System.1st

      by sgt_shultz ·

      In reply to System.1st

      tap f8 key during boot up, pick safe mode command prompt only. or boot with win98 startup floppy.
      cd c:\windows
      dir system.* to see any backups that might exist of system.dat. the will be fairly large. nortons et al makes them during installation. otherwise use system.1st which i believe is hidden and at root level of hd.
      dir user.* to see all backups of user.dat
      when you have picked your backups of system.dat and user.dat:
      md regbak

      attrib -r -h -s system.dat

      attrib -r -h -s user.dat

      copy user.dat regbak

      copy system.dat regbak

      ren system.dat system.bad

      ren user.dat user.bad

      copy user.bak user.dat
      copy system.bak system.dat
      reboot system

      there is better step by step for this from microsoft at mskb at support.microsoft.com
      when you get it back, backup registrys again…

    • #3301051

      Reply To: System.1st

      by youssifm ·

      In reply to System.1st

      you can press F8 and hold, then safe mode command prompt only
      then type scanreg/restore
      and choose cab file of proper date

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