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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/disk-drives/f/3534/t/18459997 Back to top #14 Joelie Joelie Topic Starter Members 19 posts OFFLINE Local time:02:25 PM Posted 26 August 2015 - 03:37 PM I've attached the log file from the After this, I booted using F8 to get the options; at the bottom of that screen it said that \system32\ntoskrnl.exe was missing or corrupt. STOP: 0X000000ED (0x8AD39900, etc.) Tried every boot option including Last Known and Safe Mode, to no avail. Back to top #11 JohnC_21 JohnC_21 Members 16,179 posts ONLINE Local time:02:25 PM Posted 26 August 2015 - 02:21 PM If hirens can see the C: drive with folders and this content

Started by Joelie , Aug 24 2015 03:30 PM Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Next Please log in to reply 32 replies to this topic #1 Joelie Joelie Members There are some 121 system updates pending, which I'll get to soon. The last thing I tried leading to this problem is that I booted off CD and went through the repair installation of the now listed Windows XP Professional system. When I tried recovery and typed dir at the C: prompt (it had not stopped to prompt me for the system #), I got the message "An error occurred during directory https://forums.techguy.org/threads/restoring-old-user-settings-after-a-windows-xp-repair.905045/

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Can anyone guess or suggest what my next step should be, if I hope to restore functionality to this system sooner rather than later or never? I renamed SYSTEM as SYSTEM.bak and SYSTEM.SAV as SYSTEM, but that didn't help reboot or recognize as a working system as again I tried doing a repair install from CD. Do you still have the initial registry hives in config you backed up? folders now seems to be missing.

Back to top Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Next Back to Windows XP Home and Professional 0 user(s) are reading this topic 0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users Windows XP repair didn't preserve my original user/settings...HELP! I tried backing up these five files to a TMP directory, but the SYSTEM file could not be copied. Restore Windows.old Windows 8 Do a hard drive check or you can use one of the Hard Drive Diagnostic tools on the Hirens disk.

I copied all five of those files to the CONFIG folder, having backed up the original five files (minus SYSTEM, which wouldn't copy). Thanks! Back to top #8 Joelie Joelie Topic Starter Members 19 posts OFFLINE Local time:02:25 PM Posted 26 August 2015 - 01:00 PM Confirmed, No and No to the Recovery Console http://www.howtogeek.com/130558/how-to-restore-your-files-from-the-windows.old-folder-after-upgrading/ What should I do next?

The Seagate diagnostic (Seatools?) wouldn't run - it's a Western Digital drive. Windows.old Folder Windows 7 Using the site is easy and fun. If you start Parted Magic and run GsmartControl I would be interested in what the short and long generic tests said. Edited by JohnC_21, 24 August 2015 - 05:12 PM.

  1. folders there, one from today at the time that I repaired and one last updated yesterday, before the troubles.
  2. As far as no user I am not sure how to handle that problem.
  3. Back to top #9 JohnC_21 JohnC_21 Members 16,179 posts ONLINE Local time:02:25 PM Posted 26 August 2015 - 01:08 PM That really looks like a failing hard drive.
  4. Edited by JohnC_21, 26 August 2015 - 01:10 PM.
  5. I booted to recovery console and ntoskrnl.exe seemed to be there, but didn't try to reinstall it from disc - perhaps I should have.
  6. The latter folder had almost ninety (90) RXX folders there, many of which included a Snapshot folder that probably contained files of the types such as displayed in the latest RPxx
  7. Plus the hard drive obviously has problems, probably right where I need it to not have problems.
  8. Now Windows XP starts, but when I look at Users in control panel, I just have Admin and Guest - my original user account is not there.

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Next I found similarly named files in the REPAIR folder except the SYSTEM file was not there, just one called SYSTEM.BAK. It failed all three available (Short, Extended, and Conveyance - not shown) Num Test_Description Status Remaining LifeTime(hours) LBA_of_first_error # 1 Extended offline Completed: read failure 90% 28770 2150054 # 2 How To Restore Windows.old Files I'll stay tuned. Where Is Windows.old Folder In Windows 10 Copy the 5 hives in snapshot to the config folder and rename them Registry_Machine_SAM to SAM Registry_Machine_Security to Security...

Luckily, I saved everything I could think of yesterday when it was working, together with other backups. http://cgmguide.com/how-to/backing-up-and-restoring-outlook-2007.php Edit: Under other tools you could start Parted Magic, a linux OS and at the desktop select Gsmartcontrol. Back to top BC AdBot (Login to Remove) BleepingComputer.com Register to remove ads #2 JohnC_21 JohnC_21 Members 16,179 posts ONLINE Local time:02:25 PM Posted 24 August 2015 - 04:07 Edited by JohnC_21, 24 August 2015 - 04:08 PM. How To Restore Programs From Windows Old

Back to top #10 Joelie Joelie Topic Starter Members 19 posts OFFLINE Local time:02:25 PM Posted 26 August 2015 - 02:08 PM At least the Linux option on HIRENS recognizes Username Forum Password I've forgotten my password Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers Sign in anonymously Don't add me to the active users list Privacy Policy

Look in the hidden folder System Volume Information.Is there a folder named restore with a long suffix. have a peek at these guys I hate to tamper with a working system, but it might be worth a try.

I renamed SYSTEM.BAK from the REPAIR folder as SYSTEM once it was moved to the CONFIG folder. How To Recover Deleted Windows.old Folder Back to top #3 Joelie Joelie Topic Starter Members 19 posts OFFLINE Local time:02:25 PM Posted 24 August 2015 - 04:46 PM Yes and Yes! Also the C: drive still contains the folders associated with the original user that I'm trying to restore, which I backed up again to make sure.

I moved and renamed files as indicated.

However, the programs that were installed are still listed (they don't work quite right yet, either prompting me for licenses or other issues such as Net Framework which I can describe Back to top #13 JohnC_21 JohnC_21 Members 16,179 posts ONLINE Local time:02:25 PM Posted 26 August 2015 - 02:35 PM Looks like Error code 7 on a hard drive is Back to top #7 Joelie Joelie Topic Starter Members 19 posts OFFLINE Local time:02:25 PM Posted 26 August 2015 - 12:36 PM I feel like one of those racers celebrating Recover Files After Reinstalling Windows 7 Several functions may not work.

By the way, the Windows Restore doesn't show any previous restore points. Seatools for Dos would be a good one. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site. check my blog Back to top #6 JohnC_21 JohnC_21 Members 16,179 posts ONLINE Local time:02:25 PM Posted 25 August 2015 - 02:45 PM Your Welcome, glad I was able to help.

or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. Put those back in config. ComDb.Dat domain.txt (where ... Not sure whether to pull the restore point trick again.

I chose R and let it do its thing. Upon restarting, they got a black pre-Windows screen indicating that the SYSTEM file was not going to work. (I wished I copied the wording; I didn't.) I tried booting off Yes, I could open the System Volume Information folder (after changing folder view to show hidden and system files, then right clicking and changing properties by adding the current user Administrator