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Anonymous
March 10, 2005 3:45:07 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.advanced_server (More info?)

I need to repair the registry file of my server and i dont have a CD drive .
I prepared 6 Start up floppies and ran regchk on the last one; I have SCSI
drive installed and when i attemp to load 3rd party SCSI driver the setup
does not accept the driver disk . If i donot select to install 3rd party
driver my SCSI disk is not detected and at the completion of setup/repair
process it says windows could not find any hard disk and hence repair can not
proceed.

Kindly help me out and reply As soon as possible .Its very urgent
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Saneeha Ahmed
Anonymous
March 10, 2005 11:25:34 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.advanced_server (More info?)

You didn't mention the hive. Assuming the system hive and you already tried
LKG, It may be possible to rename the system hive found in
%windir%\system32\config\system
to system.old
then rename
%windir%\system32\config\system.alt
to
%windir%\system32\config\system

You can also try using the most recent backup found in
%windir%\repair\regback

If that fails you haven't much choice but to copy/ use the
original-as-installed system hive from
%windir%\repair\system
to
%windir%\system32\config\system
You'll need to reinstall the device drivers for any hardware added since the
original OS install.

If the software hive, it may be possible to rename the software hive found
in;
%windir%\system32\config\software
to software.old
then copy the most recent backup found in
%windir%\repair\regback
as
%windir%\system32\config\software

If that fails you can copy/ use the file
%windir%\repair\software
This file is an image of the hive at the time the OS was installed, so you'd
have to reinstall all software. This being the case you might just as well
blow it away and start a new install. (note: this would at least allow you
to start the OS to make any necessary backups prior to wiping the drive.)


To start the recovery console you'll want to boot the Windows 2000 setup
disks or CD-Rom. The set of four install disks can be created from your
Windows 2000 CD-Rom; change to the \bootdisk directory on the CD-Rom and
execute makeboot.exe (from dos) or makebt32.exe (from 32 bit) and follow the
prompts. Then *F6* very early and very important (at setup is inspecting
your system) in the setup to prevent drive controller detection, and select
S to specify additional drivers. Then later you'll be prompted to insert the
manufacturer supplied Windows 2000 driver for your scsi controller in drive
"A"

If you do not have Setup floppy disks and your computer cannot start from
the Windows 2000 Setup CD, use another Windows 2000-based computer to create
the Setup floppy disks. Press ENTER at the "Setup Notification" screen.
Press R to repair a Windows 2000 installation, and then press C to use the
Recovery Console. The Recovery Console then prompts you for the
administrator password. If you do not have the correct password, Recovery
Console does not allow access to the
computer. If an incorrect password is entered three times, the Recovery
Console quits and restarts the computer. Note If the registry is corrupted
or missing or no valid installations are found, the Recovery Console starts
in the root of the startup volume without requiring a password. You cannot
access any folders, but you can carry out commands such as chkdsk, fixboot,
and fixmbr for limited disk repairs. Once the password has been validated,
you have full access to the Recovery Console, but limited access to the hard
disk. You can only access the following folders on your computer: drive
root, %systemroot% or %windir%

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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"Saneeha Ahmed" wrote:
|I need to repair the registry file of my server and i dont have a CD drive
..
| I prepared 6 Start up floppies and ran regchk on the last one; I have SCSI
| drive installed and when i attemp to load 3rd party SCSI driver the setup
| does not accept the driver disk . If i donot select to install 3rd party
| driver my SCSI disk is not detected and at the completion of setup/repair
| process it says windows could not find any hard disk and hence repair can
not
| proceed.
|
| Kindly help me out and reply As soon as possible .Its very urgent
| --
| Saneeha Ahmed
!