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Win 2K Registry Repair

By baronem ·
I need to repair the registry of a Win 2K station where no backup disk was created. The unique fact about this station is that the damage to the registry has effected the CD-Rom drive. It can no longer be registered and is not mountable. The Cd-Rom is the only hardware or software area effected. I have been told the only thing to do is reinstall Win 2K and reinstall all applications. This seems over-the-top to me. Can anything less severe possibly work?

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by hinrgman In reply to Win 2K Registry Repair

First I would disconnect the cd rom drive and remove it from the bios. Then I would reboot the machine and use it for a few hours.
Then i would reconnect the cd rom and place it in service in the bios( if you do not have autodetect). When the machine restarts it should see the new hardware and perform the appropriate changes in the registry.

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by hinrgman In reply to Win 2K Registry Repair

Another method is to go into device manager, remove the cd-rom there and then roboot,this should reinstall the cd-rom drive

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