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need to import data to registry on slave drive

Question: need to import data to registry on slave drive

I know this is an odd request, but in the process of deleting viruses on a computer, I am now left with a computer that only says "Object Not Found: LSASS.EXE" and then reboots. I am unable to boot into standard Windows or Safe Mode.

I did export the keys and folders that I deleted out of the registry before I did it, but I can't import them back in if I can't boot Windows.

I tried the trick of copying files from the System Volume Information folder of the drive, but there are no Restore Points in the folder!

So now I have the drive as slave on my system. What I want to know is is there any way that I can import the *.reg files back into the registry on the corrupt drive while still booting from my system? I know that if I just double click the files, they'll be imported into MY registry and that's not what I want.


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Preferred Solution: need to import data to registry on slave drive

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Answer: need to import data to registry on slave drive

Open a command window and type in the info. Syntax here;

Just enter the appropriate path info along with the files. (Specify drive:\userfile(s)\whatever.reg)

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I have a corrupt windows installation that I cannot repair. Before I wipe the drive, I need to get some information from the registry that I can't reproduce otherwise.

If I connect the drive containing the bad installation as a slave drive, can I edit c:\windows\system32\config\software and find the information I'm looking for?

Answer:Extract data from registry on slave drive?

You can't edit it like that, but you can open regedit, and load the hive.

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I took a backup of my registry, but when I'm trying to restore the reg file I get this error: Cannot import registry file. Not all data was successfully written to the registry. Some keys are open by the system or other processes.
googling only gave me results on trojans, but that's not my problem.

Answer:Cannot import registry file. Not all data was successfully written to the registry

If you are sure that those registry files are safe, you may try and add them after booting in Safe Mode.
This may also interest you: How to take full control of Windows 7 Registry keys | The Windows Club

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Getting message from Registry Editor: Cannot import volume caches.reg. Not all data was successfully written to the registry. Some keys are open by the system or other processes. I was having other problems and followed tech support instructions and exported volume caches to Desktop. Now cannot import them back into registry.

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Cannot import to registry.. "Not all data was successfully written to the registry. some keys are open by the system or other process, or you have insufficient privileges to perform this operation"

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i need to be able to import the registry on a slave drive to my primary dirve but it won't let me i've loading it from the regedit and load the hive and nothing

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The next time i come across an infected computer i want to be able to boot from a spare drive i have and make the infected drive slave (so i can wipe out those nasty files that refuse to delete / create random names on reboot, etc) -
But... how do you edit the registry of the slave drive ?
I found some instructions once about importing hives but of course when i tried it i ended up with a fubarred OS
Any ideas?

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HelloI've a problem after a chipset driver update, and I am now without use of keyboard or mouse.The keyboard is working in bios, but once XP has loaded it tries installing new hardware to which it requires me to use the mouse and keyboard which are not working as the drivers aren't loaded. Crazy.Anyway, I've tried safe mode etc. to no avail, and what I would like to know is how to restore the messed OS whilst using it as a slave from another drive with XP loaded. Thankfully I made a system restore point on the messed drive before the driver update - can I somehow utilise this system restore point from the temporary drive to restore the registry on the messed drive to it's former self? Thanks for any help

Answer:Repair/restore registry on slave drive

1) What is on this slave drive ?2) If it has an OS system installed you realise it will not work on another machine...correct ? ?3) What is it you want to do with this drive ?

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I would like to know how to edit the registry of a hard drive with 64bit windows xp that is connect slave on a 32bit windows xp system.

Any Ideas, please


Answer:Edit registry of a slave hard drive

You can't edit the registry of an O/S that is not booted into...I think I tried that earlier this year (just to see if it could be done).The only registry files that will be shown are those of the operating system that is open.There are others who claim otherwise, but...I'm from the Show-Me State and I believe what I've experienced . You can believe anything in these links at your own risk.Louis

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My friend's hd is not bootable now and I need to import a .reg to his registry to solve the problem. But since the drive is not bootable in his/my computer, so I can't do it in the regedit in XP.

I also tried to attached his drive to my PC as drive D but the regedit can't open the drive's registry.

So how do I import the .reg file to my fd hard drive???

Answer:URGENT! How do I import .reg to the registry on another XP hard drive

Give this a try.

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Thank you for reading my tale of woe!

I recently had some malware infections that I simply could not remove, using a huge arsenal of AV scans & removers, so I got a new hard drive ("H"), and attached old one ("C") as a slave. After configuring "H" with new XP Pro OS/Avira AV/Comodo Firewall, I used my original Outlook 2007 CD to install it.

I got the basics done (importing .pst files), but there are a whole lot of details that aren't moving to the new Outlook. I have gone through the Microsoft support pages, which normally I find super helpful, but this time I seem to be going in circles. I am anxious to get the data off C so we can re-format it: I hate having the infected drive around.

If anyone can provide any insights into *any* of the following obstacles, I would be most appreciative.

1. -Install went apparently well, but when I tried to install an Outlook add-on (Calender Print Assistant from Microsoft download center) I got a message that my copy of Outlook could not be validated: "Problem: The validation process could not be completed because a copy of Microsoft Office® on this computer has not been activated." Following the Microsoft instructions led me in circles, warning that my copy might be counterfeit. I purchased it new from Amazon over a year ago. All the Microsoft support pages tell me that I must use the Activation Wizard during installation to enter product key, which I did, and it was accepted. Even th... Read more

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My master hard disk has failed and I have successfully replaced it with a
new one and reinstalled windows XP etc. Before the crash I had a second slave drive with some data I would like to keep on it. When I connect this drive, it shows up in disk management, but does not get assigned a drive letter. How can I get windows to assign a drive letter to the drive without formatting it and losing all of my data?
Both drives are IDE drives, the master is jumpered to cable select and is on
the master cable, the slave seems to have lost its jumper, or never had one,
but shows up in the bios as the secondary hard drive.

Answer:Get a drive letter for an old slave hard drive while keeping the existing data

In disk management did you first left click to highlight the drive then right click for assign or change a drive letter option?

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Anyone know of a decent tool to edit the registry on a slaved (via IDE/USB/SATA) drive??
So I can scan them for spyware/malware?

Answer:Need A Tool For Editing Registry Info On A Slave Drive Pls.

Do you want a program that can run without windows running? Have you tried the Ultimate Boot Disk or BartPE? Once booted you can access the windows RegEdit form Run.Note this only works in W2000 and XP

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Hi! I'm new to this message board so bare with me. I will try to be as brief and descriptive of my problem as possible.

I have never had a slave drive on my system and my knowledge of slave drives is pretty much nothing.

I have added a hard drive to my system as a slave drive in hopes to access the data. My system recongizes the slave drive in Bois but not in my computer. how do I access the data on this drive?

Any help would be appreciated

Answer:How to access data on a slave drive?

Check that both harddisks have correct jumper-settings. The original HD must be set as Master, the new one as Slave. On top of the HDs should be a sticker with the jumper-positions. Put Master at the end of the IDE-cable, the Slave in the middle. Make sure the red-line on the flatcable is at pin-1 on both HDs and motherboard.
If the slave is new, it needs to be partitioned and formatted first, using Disk Management

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I have important data on a hard drive which I want to recover to the new hard drive. I have removed the jumper and slaved it to my new hard drive. However in my computer, right clicking does not show the slave, nor does it appear in windows explorer, but it does show in device manager as being there and in good working order. I have tried it as a slave on both a win2000 prof. and winxp prof. service pack2 but I cannot acces any files. I tried running partition magic, and the drive shows up. I tried copying the partition to the new c drive but upon reboot the computer will not boot. That's not a problem as I can reinstall the operating system but how do I access the data?

Answer:Data recovery from slave drive

Before going into more complex solutions, I assume that you went into the CMOS and checked that your mainboard could "see the drive".Please be aware that the OS relies on the CMOS to "discover" the drives.If you haven't done this step, although quite simple, it could account for the plethora of problems you're encountering.If you have done this AND the drive was detected, then there could be a "clash" if the old drive and the new drive BOTH have active partitions. Use one of your tools - Partition Magic - to ensure that the "slave" drive does not have an active partition.

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Wasn't sure whether to put this in Hardware or Software, but anyway...

I had the dreaded Reboot loop. Windows does not load. That is, the Windows XP splash screen appears with the scrolling bars on the bottom. After some seconds of that, as the bars continue to scroll, it starts a reboot. Rinse. Repeat. I haven't had any recent installs of hardware or software.

Holding F8 can get me to a choice screen and to the choice of safe mode. But, still, after selecting safe mode or any other option, ultimately a reboot starts. Same for the "Last Good Configuration" choice. When I select Safe Mode, a DOS like scroll begins but it stops with:


Whatever that means? And then the reboot again starts.

I'm tried various solutions after googling the problem and cruising various computer help boards. Ideally, I'd am hoping to fix this and not lose tons of documents and data on my hard drive. [Note to self: You IDIOT! You know you should back things up once in a while. :-o )

BTW, don't bother suggesting going to Control Panel to alter any settings. If I could get to the @^$(@* control panel, it means Windows booted up that far and I wouldn't be begging for help.

I was told that the possible suspects are, of course, hardware (so far I've found suggestions of bad fan on the processor, bad memory chip) and software (corrupted [fill in the blank] ).

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Answer:Recovering data from a slave drive

You need to take ownership of the files or folders. If you are on an XP Home Edition note that you need to be in safe mode to get the Security tab.

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Had to replace the hard drive in my desktop and installed SP3. No problems yet.

Any ideas on how I may be able to pull my files off the old drive? Can't get into it from My Computer although it does show up and shows there is data on the drive.

Answer:Recover Data from slave drive

If you are getting an Access Denied message, you need to follow these steps: How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

If it's something else, you'll need to tells us what the error message is.


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Any assistance on how to recover data off of my slave drive would be appreciated.

Slave drive not being recognized by the OS when I try to access via Windows Explorer. When I click on D: a window opens stating: "Disk in drive d is not formatted, do you want to format?", so I click NO.

I've checked the BIOS and shows up in Disk Management. Disk Management shows D Drive as Health (Active), but the HDD capacity and free space shows the same, 28.63GB or 100% free space. File system is blank. This particular drive has a FAT32 file system.

Have gone to DOS prompt for D: and get the following message, "The volume does not contain a recognized file system. Please make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted."

Called a couple of Data Recovery companies and was told if they could recover any data off of the drive that it would cost between $500 to $1,200. They mentioned the probability that the volume structure could be damaged. I need the data, but cannot afford that kind of money. Had no idea that data recovery would be so expensive.

If anyone has been through this and can assist please advise.


Answer:Data recovery off of slave drive

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I used Regseeker *sigh* and now my slave drive is not detected. It does not show up in the device manager list. What may I have removed to cause this? I think Regseeker backed up the registry files I deleted. I tried to restore the files and received an error...

If any more details are needed let me know.

Thank you in advance for any advice.

Answer:Solved: cleaned registry and now windows can't detect slave drive

I finally got the backup files to work.

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Ok, I consider myself to be pretty savy about my computer but this one has me stumped. I got a new desktop pc and I wanted to remove the secondary drive from my old pc and install it as a secondary in my new computer because it has all of my files on it. I removed and installed the drive into my new computer making the orginal hard drive the master and the secondary as a slave. Everything booted up just fine and the secondary drive shows up just fine in device manager. But, when I go into Explorer to access my data this is what I see:The secondary drive has been named to BOOTWORK (D) with the following files listed:I386 FolderATRSBOOT FileNTDETECT.COM MS DOS ApplicationNTLDR FileWINNT.SIF SIF FileWINPE.ISO ISO FileSo then I decided to put my secondary drive back into my old computer and just try and burn everything to a CD and copy it that way. Well when I installed it back into my old computer it tells me the same thing as it did in my new computer! I'm so frusturated I'm about to pull my hair out. What am I doing wrong?Both systems are running Windows XP on the master drives. The secondary drive was for data storage only.  Please tell me I haven't lost all of my data somehow!!  Any advice would be a big help!!  

Answer:Cannot access data on slave hard drive

Welcome to the CH forums.Have you installed Altiris Bootworks on either machine?

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I have just gotten a new machine running on Windows XP. I wish to move the slave drive with all my files and some programs that I had on my old machine running under windows 98 to the new machine.

My new machine recognizes that I have the slave drive now installed there (local Disk drive E) but I can not access any of the data on it. When i try to access the E drive I receive a message that the drive is not formatted and am asked if I want to format the drive which i don't if it will erase all my data.

I would appreciate any guidance on how to resolve this issue.


Answer:Moving slave drive with data onto a new XP machine

There may be errors in the drive's partition tables. XP is not very forgiving.

The best idea, before attempting to repair the drive and possibly losing your data, is to try to recover it and move it to another location. Then format the drive as requested.

Try some of these apps to recover the contents:

Free recovery applications:

1) DriveRescue
2) PCI File Recovery
3) Restoration
4) Free Undelete (NTFS only)
5) EasyRecovery Pro

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My master hard disk failed and I have successfully replaced it with a new one and reinstalled windows XP etc. Before the crash I had a second slave drive with some data I would like to keep on it. When I connect this drive, it shows up in disk management, but does not get assigned a drive letter. How can I get windows to assign a drive letter to the drive without formatting it and losing all of my data?

Both drives are IDE drives, the master is jumpered to cable select and is on the master cable, the slave seems to have lost its jumper, or never had one, but shows up in the bios as the secondary hard drive.

Please Help Me, I'm stumped.

Answer:Get drive letter for slave while keeping data This article could hold the answer

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I had a laptop running Vista which stopped working - I had the black screen of death when booting up and no systems would run. I tried booting in safe mode, but the same thing happened. I suspect this was caused by a virus, but am not sure.

I decided to try and salvage my data files by removing the hard drive and hooking it up (via USB adapter) to a laptop running Windows 7. The drive is recognized, but when I click on it, I can only see a .bak file. I ran Scan Disk, which scanned thousands of files, so I know they're in there, but is there a way for me to access them? Any advice would be appreciated.


Answer:Cannot read slave drive to salvage data

Hi and welcome to TSF see this for some ideas The 10 Cleverest Ways to Use Linux to Fix Your Windows PC - How-To Geek

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I got a new 160gig HD and when i installed it on to my computer i made it my primary drive, reinstalled my os and all my applications on it, after about a month i realized it was a bad idea so i formated mt first HD (40gig) made it my primary drive again and reistalled my os on it, but now i cant access the data of my 120gig drive, windows sees it, but when i go to explore the hard drive it sais "This drive is not formated/n Would you like to format it now?..Y/N" I have some critical data on that drive and all the backed up data from the 40gig so formating it isint an option for me.


Answer:Cant access data from my slave hard drive

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I have replaced my hard drive am now using the old one as a slave. Due to the way my computer failed, I was not able to create a psd file of my Outlook data, however the hard drive is complete and undamaged. Is there a way to open Outlook on the slave drive and retrieve that data? There is no email account associated with Outlook, I'm looking for contact and appointment info, not emails.

Answer:Solved: Retreive Outlook data from slave drive

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I installed a second hard drive, from another computer, as the slave in my own. When I booted up I got a blue screen and it started scanning the new drive, indexing files, deleting indexes, recovering orphaned files etc.

When I got into windows I noticed the vast majority of it's picture and video files are corrupt, and possibly other file types too.
I've added a slave drive before and lost a few files, but this amount is really bad. Their filesizes match what they used to be, so the data may still be there.

I ran scandisk and it didn't repair anything, is there any way i can recover these files?


Answer:Corrupt data after adding a hard drive as slave

Hi and Welcome toTSF

What O.S. is installed on the computer and the slave drive?

What information did you get from the BSOD?


When I got into windows I noticed the vast majority of it's picture and video files are corrupt, and possibly other file types too.

What indication gave you this conclusion?

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I made a DVD system backup using Nero v6 of my hard drive before it mechanically crashed. There are important data files on the DVD's that I need to transfer to an empty formated slave drive and access. I don't know how to do it. I've tried using Nero restore function, but get nowhere. I can see the folders and data files using W explorer. How do I transfer and access them?

Answer:Transfer data files from DVD backup to empty slave drive

can you just simple open the dvd in my computer, then drag and drop all the files over to your hdd?

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I think my questions pretty simple which makes me think its maybe a little stupid lol but...

My main hard drive is messing up badly and its gonna give out soon but my PC has a secondary internal hard drive, so my question is:

Can I restore my primary hard drive and keep the data on my slave drive or will I lose everything?

Thanks in advance, Alex

Answer:Keep slave drive data whilst returning factory settings?

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I have 2 HDD on my xp computer.  I pulled it out of another computer.  I see it when on my computer as D.Problem is, it only shows 5 gig total space, which it isn't.  I want to set it up so that I can use it to copy the files and programs I need to save, then resotre my C drive to factory specs and hopefully speed up my computer.I have McAfee Security Center, and I am not seeing any virus, spyware etc that would normally slow computer, so I am thinking restore to factory specs will do the trick.How to I make format D drive, and then make it available to save my files etc. so that after I restore C drive to factory specs, I can copy them back to the main drive?  Or just backup what I want from C to D and then restore?Thanks

Answer:2 HDD, primary and slave, want to setup slave to backup data

right-click My Computer, select ManageComputer Management---Disk ManagementYou probably need to delete partitions, then create one large one, then format.Don't do anthing with the C-Drive (probably Disk 0).

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On my windows XP machine, I created a registry export file and verified the contents.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings\Hamlog]
    (no content)
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings\Hamlog\ToolTips]
   (long delimited string - 1059 lines, 49000+ total characters)

On my windows 7 machine, I imported the registry file and the system responded that the restore was successful.
However, the registry was *not* updated

My only recourse would be to write an application that processes the .reg file and xfrs data to the registry via "Save" operation.
But rewriting my own replacement for the Registry Import code seems ridiculous.


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Hey. I'm sure this was answered elsewhere, but I didn't see any posts on moving a secondary drive over to be another computer's secondary.

I have an old Pentium 3 with two hard drives on it (a 18GB and a 120GB) on Windows 2000.

Now I just bought a computer that is running Windows XP and I intend to move the 120GB hard drive over to be the secondary drive.

The 120GB was the secondary/slave drive, so I'm wondering: do I still need to follow all the steps including formating it to be current with the new OS or can I just plug it in and it works automatically?

In a less wordy way: does it have system files on it that need to be deleted or will it work perfectly from the start?

I used Seagate's DiscWizard to install the slave drive on my old computer, which was easy enough, but that was a empty hard drive.

Answer:moving a slave drive to be a slave drive on another computer (two operating systems)

Re: moving a slave drive to be a slave drive on another computer (two operating syste

Win XP will just auto detect it and away you go. You won't need to install anything. It will perform better if you formatted it NTFS previously but if it's still FAT32 it will still work fine. Start using it.

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Hi there,

I don't have enough experience in VBA excel or word, and would you mind helping for the following:
The below macro code add row below the last row. And Would you mind telling me what is the code that can add row for word document table between the last row and the row before the last?


My second question is related to export/import between two different programs or files ( Excel and word document)
Would you mind providing me the proper code for
Workbook.xls - sheet1.past speical value
Suppose the word tables excel workbookD sheet 1 are as follow

Table 1 in word document
Cell 11 - Cell 12
Cell 12 - Cell 22
Table 2 in Word document
Cell 11 - Cell 12 - Cell 13
Cell 21 - Cell 22 - Cell 23

WorkbookD.xls – Sheet1
Rows Column
2 wt1.Cell 11 WT2.Cell 11 WT2.Cell 12 WT2.Cell 13
3 WT2.Cell 21 WT2.Cell 22 WT2.Cell 23

How I write a macro to make the value or text in Cell 11. in word table 1 to be copied and past in Cell A2 in sheet1 of WorkbookD.xls
and the value or text of the range from Cell 11 to Cell23 of table 2 or word.doc to be copied and past in sheet1 of WorkbookD.xls from range B23 for n rows in table1 and table 2 of word.doc.



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Hi guys,

Hope you can help, this has been driving me nuts for some time now.

Not quite sure what triggered this issue but I have recently been unable to access (play media or music, delete, modify ) any files on my internal SATA slave drive ( B:\ ). Everything seems to work ok on the internal primary drive ( C:\ ). Recent files are held on C:\ , then transferred to B:\ for archiving, back-up or when C:\ is running low on space.

Sometimes when trying to access a file or directory on the B:\ drive I get an I/O error, but even when this error does not appear, I still cannot play or view the mp3, avi or jpeg.

I read somewhere that perhaps the permissions or User Controls have been messed up. I disabled User Account Control in Vista and tried to modify permissions, as they were not the same as the directories permissions on the C:\ drive. It worked for most files, but some are still inaccessible, I get the I/O error.

I tried to run a chkdsk on B:\ and get the error "Chkdsk is not available for RAW drives"

But the drives are both listed as NTFS in the Disk Management System.

Any thoughts on how to get the disk working again, or recover the existing data ? As it stands I cannot even copy files to C:\ to try and recover them.

Hope I have provided enough information.


Answer:Getting "Chkdsk is not available for RAW drives" message on slave drive with Data ??

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I just installed Windows Xp on a brand new HDD. The previous hard drive had Windows 2000, and since I didn't want to lose any files I installed that drive as the slave. But when I boot the machine up. And select the slave drive, none of the files, such as pictures, word docs, etc. are there. The folders are blank. What am I doing wrong? The jumper pin setting is correct because the picture is right on the label for the drive. Can anybody help?



Answer:Installed XP and slave drive, can't read files on slave

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i need data off an old pc which was windows 98 word97
so i put it in my comp (xp. office suite 8) i want to access files from old harddrive but wheni click word it says data might be currupt? plz help

Answer:old harddrive. need data off it. put as slave. cant access data

iLLegaL89 said:


i need data off an old pc which was windows 98 word97
so i put it in my comp (xp. office suite 8) i want to access files from old harddrive but wheni click word it says data might be currupt? plz helpClick to expand...

Well, generally all the office suits are backward there's should not be any problem. Can you open that word file(s) on the old PC (World 97 as u mentioned?) If it is so, you might have some problem with this new PC office suit.
Try, making copy of the old files in old PC using save as or may be you can convert doc files (if you don't have some hi level formating) to rtf files. That can be opened in Wordpad comes with every Windows OS.
This might help, i guess..
- Nirav

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Question: Import Registry

When I try to import my registry after exporting it to the desktop or to a folder,I get the following message:

Cannot import C:\DOCUME~1\afh\Desktop\registry.reg: Not all data was successfully written to the registry. Some keys are open by the system or other processes.
Please help!

Answer:Import Registry

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i was receiving an installation error while trying to install olympus master 2 software to my laptop. however i managed to install it on a different system and want to try manually copying all the files onto my laptop. but i'm not sure how to transfer the registry files from one system to the other. can anyone help with this?? both systems run vista home premium..

Answer:how do i import into the registry?

Hi. . .

I would not advise that you even attempt to copy files belonging to installed programs into yours) system, let alone registry entries. Many registry entries involve the CLSID (a long number in brackets).

You will need to re-install program(s). Have you tried to download the program in question to your desktop, then right-click ad select run as admin?

Regards. . .


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Before I did some work on my machine, I exported my registry via (start>run>regedit>file>export.) I saved it to a folder I created. When I was finished with my work, I went to the folder and attempted to "import". This is the error message that I recieved.
Cannot import C:Docume~1\Owner\Desktop\REGEXP~1\100506~1.REG: Not all data was successfully written to the registry. Some keys are open by the system or other processes. Can anyone help or explain. My OS is Windows XP Home. Thank you in advance

Answer:Cannot Import Registry

Your registry is still in use - so you can't write to those keys that are being used. A registry monitor will show you that there's a huge number of keys being written all the time when your system is on.In order to restore your registry, have a look at these links:;en-us;307545

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I tried to import my registry that i exported but it just won't let me I tried it in safe mode

and it still had the same error.I reinstalled ep cuz i couldn't get it to reboot and now

I have no restore point so i need some help!!Oh since i did the reinstall its so slow

to boot it seems like forever.I installed service pack 2 and that's when i started to have

some problems.I have a good reg export on another hard drive that i could access but i
don't know where to put it if this is a possiblity.
here's the error can't import c:\documents and setting\mike\my documents\1106 reg
some keys are open by system or other processes.. Thanks Pas

Answer:registry won't import

You may want to read this:

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Question: Registry Import

i back up a lot of files from the registry from cc cleaner. But i can't import them into the registry.

What do I do???

Answer:Registry Import

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Well... I messed up my registry in my computers hard-drive. I made it a slave in my sisters computer thinking I could fix the problem. I opened regedit and I could only change the registry of my sisters computer. I just need to know a simple, easy, non-risky way of editing the registry of my slave hard-drive so I can fix the problem I caused and be able to use it again. I also tried the registry edit over the network thing, but it was not letting me access my computer.

If you have any ideas, I would greatly appreciate it.

Answer:Edit the registry in a slave HD?

I can do it myself, but I won't advise someone not proficient with the registry to do it, sorry. There will be a lot of potential problem holes.

How did you mess it up though, maybe you can expand and it may be simple?

Did you not make a registry backup?

Do you have any System Restores saved before the registry corruption? That will work too.

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If you have a registry key like below

how do you import it into the registry in XP?

Answer:Solved: How do you import into the Registry?

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I'm trying to import a registry change, provided as a small .reg file. It apparently works on XP, but when i try in W7 x64 i get the message "cannot import ..obd2baud.reg. the specified file is not a registry script, you can only import binary registry files from within the registry editor"So i tried by opening regedit, but it gives a scary message like "the key will be imported at (whichever location cursor is on) and all existing subkeys will be deleted" so i selected 'no'Any ideas how to get this imported?REGEDIT4[FtdiPort232.NT.HW.AddReg]HKR,,ConfigData,1,11,00,3F,3F,10,27,00,00,88,13,00,00,C4,09,00,00,E2,04,00,00,71,02,00,00,38,41,00,00,9C,80,00,00,4E,C0,00,00,34,00,00,00,1A,00,00,00,0D,00,00,00,06,40,00,00,20,41,00,00,00,00,00,00,D0,80,00,00

Answer:cannot import registry change

Backup your registry first. Read your help files or use this.Erunthttp://www.larshederer.homepage.t-o...Registry Backup and Restore for Windows NT/2000/2003/XP/Vista.Windows Vista and 7 users please see the Frequently Asked Questions below.http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-o...Copy & paste this into notepad as a .reg. & save it on your desktop.Then right click & select > Merge.REGEDIT4[FtdiPort232.NT.HW.AddReg]HKR,,ConfigData,1,11,00,3F,3F,10,27,00,00,88,13,00,00,C4,09,00,00,E2,04,00,00,71,02,00,00,38,41,00,00,9C,80,00,00,4E,C0,00,00,34,00,00,00,1A,00,00,00,0D,00,00,00,06,40,00,00,20,41,00,00,00,00,00,00,D0,80,00,00

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Hi all this is my first post in the forum.I have windows 7 professional x64.I am using an application called smart install maker Smart Install Maker - Custom setup files made easy.This software generally creates setups (i make exe files).It s a x32 application.I create setups where i copy some files in disk drives and some registry keys.I describe this just to let you know what i am doing.
When i create the exe file and run it the files are copied correctly but my registry entries are not.For example i insert a reg key (in the program) in :
and through the program (through the exe i did) is set in :
It adds a Wow6432Node path more and i don t need it.I ve read that x32 applications do this but this make my application not to work correctly.If i export the 1st key and merge it, it is set properly in the path i want, but through smart install it does the 2nd import.I ve read articles about reflection,redirection and about default file type associations in this forum but couldnt make it work.

You are my last chance.Thx in advance !

Answer:Can t import registry from a x32 application to my x64 OS

Sorry for posting again.The no reply means no solution ? Can you give me sth ?

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Is it possible to import an ENTIRE registry, i.e. completely replace the existing registry; perhaps in Safe Mode?When I try in xp sp3 I always get the following message.---------------------------Registry Editor---------------------------Cannot import C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\testreg.reg: Not all data was successfully written to the registry. Some keys are open by the system or other processes.---------------------------OK ---------------------------

Answer:import ENTIRE registry

You can't transfer the registry from one computer to another.

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I suffered the old windows BSOD in XP pro on my 80gig C:\. After alot of googling and help from friends I decided to turn the old C:\ into D:\. I installed a new c:\ and am in the middle of removing my Outlook Express folders, files and addressbook to the new C:\ but have stumbled at finding the mail message rules and blocked senders list info in the registry on the old hhd.....any ideas to help me find the old registry and retieve this information??

Answer:Finding registry info on slave hdd

You could navigate via regedit (import registry file option).

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I have a slave drive connnected to a xp pro box. The slave is xp home. I ran spybot search and destryoy and it cleaned it allright. Now cant logon on in safe mode or normal mode. cant logon with administrator. found the following on the netHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon : Userinit was set to C:\Windows\system32\winlogon32.exe and it should be set to C:\Windows\system32\userinit.exeWondering if I can change the value on the slave??

Answer:change registry value for userinit on slave

Are you dual-booting XP Home & XP Pro? Which edition is it that you cannot log into?i_Xp/Vista/W7User

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My pc crashed after login after windows updates so I turned it off at the power and it came up with error:



So I tried my (ebay) boot + repair disk which worked a few months ago on a similar problem but now it won't boot from the disk. I've changed bios boot priority, set the CD/DVD as slave and master (also known to be working fine) and even done f8 straight to boot manager and selected the recognised CD/DVD drive and it won't boot.

So my next move was to boot from my old HD, which I copied to the new and currently failing HD around christmas. This gave me access again and I backed up files from the new HD.

I then tried renaming the hive files in the 'new disk'
windows\system32\config\system folder with a .old extension, but this only resulted in:



I don't know what to try next other than more messing about in the system registry but I don't want to break anything so I would like any advice first about how to do it properly, or use a registry fixer that works on slave drives.

Many Thanks

Answer:Fixing Slave Registry (vista 64)

There is a subfolder in the config folder with a recent set of registry hives called regback. Try copying those over after renaming all of the hives in the config folder.

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Can I edit a registry on a slave position? I was looking at a support forum that came up in a google search and I followed a set of instrutions that I should not have! I was told to edit the userinit.exe to userinit.e-xe, and I did. I intern put the drive in another pc and it is a slave. I would like to edit the registry and repair it if possible. Does anyone have any I ideas?:4-

Answer:can I edit a registry on a slave position?

Welcome to TSF!

So you changed the userinit value located here?

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
Witht the drive connected to another PC
Click Start | Run (or press WinKey+R), type regedit, press Enter
In the left pane, click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE to highlight it
Click File | Load Hive...
Browse to X:\Windows\system32\config
Where X is the drive letter of the slaved drive.
Double click on SOFTWARE (the one with no extension. If your system is set to not display extensions, change the View to Details (last icon on the right), it will be the one with a Type of File)
In the Key Name: box type @Software
navigate to here:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\@SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
In the right pane, double click the userinit item.
Edit this to read:
Be sure to include the trailing comma and use the correct drive letter for your installation as seen when booted to Windows.
When done, in the left pane, click on @SOFTWARE
Click File | Unload Hive...
Click Yes to confirm.
Close the Registry Editor, and return the drive to the original system.

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So I downloaded this thing called TakeOwnership. It's a .reg file, and when I try to run it, it says "Cannot import C:\Users\Nikki\Downloads\InstallTakeOwnership.reg: Error accessing the registry." Any help?

P.S. When I right-click the file, and click on Edit, it gives me this:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

@="Take Ownership"

@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant ??????????????:F"
"IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant ??????????????:F"

@="Take Ownership"

@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant ??????????????:F /t"
"IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant ??????????????:F /t"

on Notepad

Answer:Cannot import. Error accessing the registry

Hello LayzieBone,

That registry file data is incorrect or has been corrupted. Try the one in the link below instead.

Context Menu - Take Ownership

Hope this helps,

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Before i was having the problem "Registry Editor is disabled by your administrator" and i had to download regtools.vbs (VBscript) to enable it to view the regedit. and now...Im having this problem -.-: [Opened in Notepad]:--DJINN--LMKJF#[email protected]!!E!10d.#lN%51Z19*SZx;>[Execute .reg file]:Name of file: Register.regDescription: Registration EntriesSize: 1kbCannot Import, The specified file is not a registry script.You can only Import binary registry files from within the registry editor.Can anyone help? i was trying to install a cracked version of Driver Genius PRO + Crack-[HB] cracked by [HB]And the readme inside tells me this:+-------------+|Install Notes|+-------------+- Install the software.- Replace the crack with original file(s) in the install dir of the app. [C:\Program Files\Driver-Soft\DriverGenius]- Run the registr file to complete registration.Don't make silly comments on the torrent if you don't really know how to register the program.Credits to DJiNN for the crack.

Answer:Cant import, file not a registry script, Help

Cracked software is not supported by this forum.Buy the software and you shouldn't have any problem.Click Here on HowTo ask good Question to get best HelpLet us know, if the problem is solved !!!

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Hi.I have a piece of software that runs as an administrator but not as a user. I've been advised to export the registry keys for this software from the current user (administrator) to the local machine. I can export but when it comes to importing, nothing seems to happen - ie nothing shows up in the tree. Any ideas?

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Hi, here is my problem.

I exported a key (ieshims) to document folder. I made corrections using Notepad++ to some paths and saved it. I imported the key back and everything went fine.

The problem is that when I go back to look at my corrections in the registry, nothing is updated. The old key is shown.

The reason I exported/imported the key is that regedit doesn't allow me to make correction of a path on the left side of the key i.e. paths.

Would anyone tell me what could be my problem?

Answer:Import or merge registry key not working

Can you provide the full key path please.

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i dont know how to import regedit4 file(which is hacking file from notepad)into my registry,thanks

Answer:how to import regedit4 file into W7 registry

If the file is saved as a .reg file all you need to do is double click on it and it will ask you whether you want to export the file to the registry.

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I recently moved all of my hardware to a new motherboard, and windows7 was unable to adapt to the changes, so I did a reintall. I moved all the program filesto the same place they were etc. but now im having trouble brining back the registry entreies. I have to keep the new SOFTWARE hive or else no programs will work, and I need all the missing ones for my programs to work. is there a way to import the old registry hive without overwriting the new registry keys? thx in advance

P.S. reinstalling all of my prgrams is not and option, I have way too many

Answer:how do I import old registry hive without overwriting

you would need to create a .reg file with the entries you wish to add or modify. Unless you only have a few changes, doing so would be quite a task. Perhaps you add your old registry and then reinstall the programs you just installed. That would replace whatever entries you lost.

Why can't you just reinstall the software? Even with properly downloaded hacks, they are simple to install. *please note that this does not condone pirating software. it merely states the simplicity of the situation*

Unfortunately, sometimes your computer goes down and reinstallation is the only option. In any case, if you had the proper executables and supporting files, running the program should be no issue. I have seen many a program operate without the need to interact with the registry.

Bear in mind that the old registry is going to reference hardware and drivers from the old system. Hardware addresses may be similar and cause current hardware to fail. Unless this is a similar board to the one that failed, you may end up with conflicts on a scale that could cause you to have to reinstall everything again anyway.

TL;DR: Try copying over the folder structure of the programs you have currently installed. They should work that way. Unless they change Windows themes and the like, it should work regardless.

*edit: You many not need to copy everything into the registry. Logically processing what you may need or want can save you lots of head ache and loss of time.

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Hello everyone, im new here!
now, ive got a .reg file that id like to import automatically via .bat file to the registry.
if i type the code myself in CMD it does work, but the same code via the .bat file refuses to add and
get the error of: error accessing the registry

im using the code : reg import *****.reg

does anybody knows what seems to be the problem?


Answer:.bat reg import gives error accessing the registry

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

The batch file will need to be run with elevated privileges.
Elevated Command Prompt

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Windows 7 error: the specified file is not a registry script. you can only import binary registry files from within the registry editor.I get this error double clicking a text file worded as follows:{-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices}{HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices}{HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control}"SystemBootDevice"=""{HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet001\Control}"SystemBootDevice"=""{HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet002\Control}"SystemBootDevice"=""Does anyone have any suggestions to solve this problem. I am trying to dismount all units in the registry.Thanks.

Answer:Windows 7 import to registry error?

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell]"FolderType"="NotSpecified"

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Well. Just yesterday I noticed my symatic anitvirus active popup showed that I had a virus. So I ran Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.34. After just a quick scan, I found that 53 Registry Keys and 3 Registry Data Items were infected. So I removed them all, but I need to restart my computer for it to work. After restarting my computer and scanning again however, I found that once again 53 Registry Keys and 3 Registry Data Items were infected. I tried restarting and scanning again but it always came up say I had all those infected items. Here's my latest Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.34 log.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.34
Database version: 1890
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

3/23/2009 11:37:32 PM
mbam-log-2009-03-23 (23-37-32).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 76065
Time elapsed: 2 minute(s), 57 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 53
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 3
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\avp.exe (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVCONSOL.EXE (Security.... Read more

Answer:53 Registry Keys and 3 Registry Data Items Infected/ Moved

As the above log is a MalwareBytes log, I am moving this topic from the HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.

What is your operating system: Windows XP, Vista, etc.?

Orange Blossom

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Hello, and I recently did a re-install of Windows 8.1 Core.
(Here's why: 
Anyway, one of the items I backed up to my Western Digital My Passport Ultra (recognized as the F drive) before re-installing was Software.reg. When double clicking to merge, an error message pops up saying:
"Cannot import F:\Software.reg: Error accessing the registry."
If someone could help me in getting this item to merge, it would be wonderful.
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Answer:"Cannot import F:\Software.reg: Error accessing the registry."

Try running regedit "As Administrator", then import the .reg file.
You can right click the Windows icon and run Command Prompt (Admin)... from the prompt run Regedit... from the user interface try importing the file.

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I tried merging this .reg file by double clicking it on my desktop and this error occured. Picture Link Below

This is what the .reg file looked liked in notepad. Picture Link Below

Plz help!

Answer:Cannot import .reg file. Error accessing registry - HELP!l

Try to change - REGEDIT4 - to - Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
But it looks, like you have insufficient rights, have you run it as an admin?

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Dear everyone,

If infections are found and removed, is it reccommended to perform a registry import of the last backup before the virus was found? Or should that be left alone?


Answer:Import Registry Backup After Viral Removal

Hey Darren!I don't really think that is necessary, and i've never heard of it being done before. If you do get an infection, if you have confidence in the tools you are using, there is no need. If the scanner you are using says that the infection has been cleaned, then you should trust it when it says it has been. Sometimes you find that some keys remain in the registry after an infection is removed, but they are harmless.David

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I have a corrupt Windows 8.1 installation and I have a backup copy of the Windows registry. What I want to do is replace the current registry with the backup copy. The problem is that I can't boot into Windows to do that.

I have tried Hirens and I have tried Windows RE, but neither have worked.

Is there a program that can import a backup reg file and replace the current existing registry, without needing to boot into Windows.

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My computer won't boot, likely because of an old registry cleaner that fouled something up. All I can run is the recovery console from the installation CD. Otherwise, it goes around in circle, giving options such as safe mode, but restarting each time.

But before the registry cleaner ran, it saved the whole registry as a ".reg file." If I could somehow run a registry editor from a boot CD and then import that .reg file into the registry that would perhaps allow the system to boot again.

Can anyone help?

Answer:Help: Import saved .reg file into inactive registry

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Question: import data

I have Outlook 2007 and Excel 2007. In excel I have the dates and titles of 50 trainings for the up coming year. I would like to imort from excel to my outlook calendar. I to use the "import" through the file - import/export key but when I browsed it didn't show the excel sheet (maybe because it wasn't 2003). Can this be done easily?

Answer:import data

have a read here - how to import from excel into outlook calendar

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Question: Import data

Is it possible to import a word documents with contacts to Office 03? If so, what steps do i take?

Answer:Import data

1up4kel said:

Is it possible to import a word documents with contacts to Office 03? If so, what steps do i take?Click to expand...

Sorry but I'm a bit confused :confused - easily done I know

Where did the word document come from in the first place ie which version of word are we talking about?

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I tried to import an entire registry backup, I received an error message similar to this one:" Error accessing the registry.".
then, Via "regedit" I tried to give permissions to my WinUser, (giving full control ).

I still received the same message, so I restarted my pc,And now all I get is black screen when I logon to my user,Same in safe mode.

(I made the backup via regedit, using the export option on every "HKEY" folder, and on "Computer", so I have 6 reg files )

I still have the entire REG backup on my hard drive.
I have hiren's boot and erd commander if it helps, they have some registry tools.

Is it possible to import the backup to my windows?

Thank you.

Answer:Windows won't load after failed registry backup-Import

Hello Supdoc,

To restore the complete registry, you would normally use system restore instead.Registry - Backup and Restore
If you have a restore point available dated before this happened, you could do a system restore at boot with the restore point to do so.

Hope this helps,

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Brink, this one is another issue that you may already have a solution for on hand.

I "Think" I have done it like this before in windows? XP? Not recently for sure. This will be for Windows 10 X64.

I need a way to export a specific printer profile such that it can be imported into other office systems. The owners don't want everyone wasting a ton of color Ink on printing webpages. I have the two Office printers already setup on my systems using a profile where B&W is the default and I named the printers 'Front B&W' and 'Back B&W'. Everyone already has these same printers installed using the supplied drivers from the mfr. They are large Canon Office systems and the setup program has no optional choices during install other than "Run". Nor can i find anything in the Admin Panel on the printer itself. Color control is done at each User's system

Is there a way i can export the two named profiles i am using from my systems and let all the Users import it to add a Front and Back B&W Printer to their own systems? This is preferable to changing their only copy to B&W as they do need color occasionally and will end up wasting more ink and paper by wrongly printing in B&W when they need color.
If they change the setup for the printer, they will not remember to change it back. Even worse, some of them will accidentally end up changing settings that i will get called to fix afterward. Having a color version and a B&W versio... Read more

Answer:Exporting a printer profile from registry to import to another system

Not solved but not worth the trouble. MS has disabled most of the utilities to allow transfers from one system to another of any kind of profile PrintUI.exe can export things but the import part does work as it should.
It was worth asking though

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This is a pretty long story...:

So, I have program called CCleaner, it is a fine tool which can clean up your browser cookies, temporary files, etc. It can also scan for errors in the registry and remove them, however, this is not always safe, so I always make a backup whenever I mess with the registry.
A while ago (May 29th) I ran CCleaner again, after uninstalling a few programs, just to remove registry keys of these programs that may have been left behind. I did not pay attention to all the registry errors CCleaner had found and so I pressed "Remove all errors", and so it did.
However, after I did that, some things in Windows explorer were messed up: The bar at the top was gone and files were no longer shown as I requested (details/large icon size/etc)
I managed to manually fix that though, so I thought: Ok, it's all fixed, no worries.
I am still at high school, so after that, I had exams, until today. So today I booted up the PC again and decided to play some music files (.mp3 format)
However, that did not work. I always get an error message from Windows Media Player, saying that it could not open the file. I tried with my other 2 media players (VLC and Quicktime): They could open the file, but there was no sound.
Same thing for videos: just a black screen and no sound.
Windows sounds and YouTube are still working, so not all the sound is gone.
However, it does have a major impact. I have a few videogames and there is no sound in them either now. Proba... Read more

Answer:Unable to import <filename>.reg: Acces to the registry denied

The easiest fix is to do a System Restore to before you ran CCLeaner.

Another way: Reset the entire registry permissions to defaults | Windows Reference

And one more: Windows Repair All-In-One
Complete the first 4 steps.
Once you get to Start Repair, click Unselect All then check Reset Registry Permissions at the top and click Start. Reboot when it finishes then try to merge the .reg file again.

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Brink, this one is another issue that you may already have a solution for on hand.

I "Think" I have done it like this before in windows? XP? Not recently for sure. This will be for Windows 10 X64.

I need a way to export a specific printer profile such that it can be imported into other office systems. The owners don't want everyone wasting a ton of color Ink on printing webpages. I have the two Office printers already setup on my systems using a profile where B&W is the default and I named the printers 'Front B&W' and 'Back B&W'. Everyone already has these same printers installed using the supplied drivers from the mfr. They are large Canon Office systems and the setup program has no optional choices during install other than "Run". Nor can i find anything in the Admin Panel on the printer itself. Color control is done at each User's system

Is there a way i can export the two named profiles i am using from my systems and let all the Users import it to add a Front and Back B&W Printer to their own systems? This is preferable to changing their only copy to B&W as they do need color occasionally and will end up wasting more ink and paper by wrongly printing in B&W when they need color.
If they change the setup for the printer, they will not remember to change it back. Even worse, some of them will accidentally end up changing settings that i will get called to fix afterward. Having a color version and a B&W versio... Read more

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I have imported hundreds of reg files into every windows build since 95, now I run into another W10 mystery.
I have a complete export of the key REPETIER. When I import it some REG_SZ entries do not import.

This is an unmodified export of a sub-key under Repetier.
reg mystery.reg

The items that do not import are in bold:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

"filterPath"="yourFilter #in #out"
"xhomeMax"=dword:0... Read more

Answer:A REGISTRY mystery - reg file doesn't import properly

Are you trying to import the key while logged in with a standard windows account? You would need to log in as a user who is apart of the local admin or run script as admin to import the key.

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Hi team,

Can somebody please give me a standalone download of the AppDB Registry Import for Fixing Missing Notifications. This is for Windows 10. I,can not download it anywhere on the internet for some reason? It has this error message:

The page cannot be displayed because an internal server error has occurred. Thanks, guys!

Answer:AppDB Registry Import for Fixing Missing Notifications

Here: Downloads / Other / Windows 10 missing notifications fix

After the reg file merge - reboot. As this is Windows Seven forum I can't help other than to provide the download link.

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Hi All,

I am trying to "Import" all my favorites to IE (6.0). I go to "File"-----> Import/Export and the Import/Export Wizard window pops up. I then "try" to import my favs from the CD I burned. This window come up say"You do not have permission to safe in this directory. See the administrator for permission."

Another window pops up."Would you like to save in the My Documents folder instead ?"
Yes or No. I choose Yes. I proceed to the next step.then a window pops up stating "cannot find the file" I just got done saving.

Does anybody know of any other ideals ?
I hate to go through all of my 'Favs" (all 513 of them) link by link !!

Using XP-pro SP2


Answer:Solved: Import From CD-Data To IE

Hey All,
I just mark this thread as "Solved". I figured it out !!

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I would like to import data from a website that has about 100,000 pages. Excel has the option to do an import but it is manually is there a way to do it automatically?

Answer:Automatically import data from web

Be aware that info on most websites is copyrighted. Importing/reproducing it may be illegal.

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I am trying to copy data from a website (html list of names and numbers)and put it onto a works spreadsheet.I thought I could simply copy and paste it but when I do this everything goes onto the sheet in one big block with no spacing.I would like it to space itself out across a number of cells as it appears originally so I can actually read it.Any help would be appreciated,many thanks.

Answer:How do I import data into spreadsheet?

I've just tried this by highlighting the html data then CTRL C to copy, opening a new spreadsheet, clicked on the top left hand cell and CTRL V to paste the data into a new spreadsheet. It worked fine.This was with Microsoft Excel though and not a Works spreadsheet, so don't know if they are the same.

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I need a simple program to download data from the web and install it into an excel sheet. Is this possible?

Answer:import data from web page

You can do this with php or asp and such via something called "scaping".

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I am trying to find a way to have my importing and formatting of an Excel worksheet automated in Access. I want to be able to click a button (cmdImport) on a form (frmUpdateRawData) and it will import Sheet 1 on an excel file (RawData.xls) to the table (tblRawData). However, before importing (or during), I want it to perform a couple of basic formatting tasks. The data comes in with a space at the beginning of each field - I want to trim that space off. Also, in two fields (Trainer Name and Mgr Name) the name comes in Last name, First - I want to separate these into two fields (LName, FName). I have very little experience with VBA and have no idea where to start. Anyone willing to show me what this might look like?

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how to download or import data from website to Excel automatically? is there any software's for that please provide me information and assist me


Answer:Import data from web to Excel?

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Hi, I have an Excel file containing approx. 1,000 retail location information such as;
name, address, city, state/prov, zip/postal code...

I would like to import this information to allow all locations to appear on the map across the U.S. and Canada.

(Being new to MapPoint) I have only been able to succesfully import location info for a maximum of 8 unique records at once using the 'import data' or 'data mapping' wizards.

Is there any way for me to display a larger quantity of records at once? What if I split my data by geographical region i.e. NW/SW/N.Central/S.Central/NW/NE ? Still I am working with a large number of records.


Answer:MS MapPoint '04 data import

Shoot I use to work with this all the time.
I dont have it install here where I am. But if I see no one else write back I will let you know from my house.
If I can remember when you import go to multiple and it should let you just put all of that info in. I will show all thumb blocks or whatever they are called on the map.

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recently my system started acting up and programs stopped working and stuff.. so i thought i should reinstall windows xp.. well i did and that went okay but i went to hook up my slave drive (with all of my old music and other files) and it said i had to format it first! is there any way at all that i could get around this? or i could format it without the loss of my previous data?! please help me!!!!

Answer:Format Slave Hd Without Loss Of Data???

Do not format the drive whatever you do. You will lose all data. Is the OS the same as the previous one? (e.g. XP Pro can see dynamic disks, but XP home cannot.).

How was it formatted previously?

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I have a seagate 250g which I used as a backup. It has data on it. It became damaged, not sure how, but I used sea tools & it passed the test after repair. Now It shows in disk management but says not initialized. I have a ton of data on this drive. Will the data be erased if I initialize it? If so how do i get the data off this drive. I haven't done anything to it since it quit working except use Seatools on it.

Answer:Initialize a slave without losing data

Are you really sure the seagate 250g drive is still jumpered as slave?

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On boot up the BIOS hangs at the point it would access the MBR. This is the 2nd time this has happened and I resigned myself to scrapping it and instead loading windows on the drive that was my slave. When booting windows from the CD it then shows the drive partition but won't let me install windows without deleting the current partition. I don't want to do that because I will lose the data that was originally on the HDD. Can anyone offer me some advice.

Answer:Slave HDD Data no longer accessable

You can only install an OS into the Primary Partition of the hard disk and it shounds as if the existing partition is either set already using this leave the rest of the hard disk as the extended partition. You will need a good partition manager for this. If you have Partition Magic, you will find that the CD is bootable. Move your existing data to the extended partition and you will then have full ability to use your promary partition for the OS.

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I can download account information from my bank in .csv format. Does anyone know how I can then turn this data into an Excel spreadsheet?I run Excel 2000 under XP.Many thanks.

Answer:How to import .csv data into Excel spreadsheet?

File > Open, navigate to the folder with the .csv file, on Files of Type select Text files. The file should then open in Excel.

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Hi All,

I have a situation where I need to take data from this format
Clown, Bozo (8430)
Bunny, Bugs (2940)
Runner, Road (5023)

(basically in column 1 we have a list of last name (comma) first name and in parenthesis the last four of their SSN.)

I want to move the data from that sheet into another where the format is
First Name Last Name
Bozo Clown
Bugs Bunny
Road Runner

I would like the data imported to this new sheet sheet with the first name and last name in two columns instead of one (delimited by comma) and no last four, I want it in this format so I can mail merge that data into a word doc (I already know how to merge) but I don't know how to import the data to have the first and last names separated by columns with no last four of their SSN.
Can anyone help?
- Thanks

Answer:Excel data import problem

Hi there,
Try this macro

Option Explicit

Sub SplitNames()
Dim s1 As Worksheet, s2 As Worksheet
Dim p1 As Integer, lstRow As Long, xrow As Long, iRow As Long
[COLOR="Red"]Set s1 = Sheets("Sheet1")
Set s2 = Sheets("Sheet2")[/COLOR]
lstRow = s1.Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row
iRow = s2.Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row
If s2.Range("A1") = "" Then s2.Range("A1") = "First Name": s2.Range("B1") = "Last Name"
For xrow = 2 To lstRow
p1 = InStr(1, Cells(xrow, "A"), ",")
p1 = p1 - 1
If p1 > 0 Then
iRow = iRow + 1
s2.Cells(iRow, "B") = Left(Cells(xrow, "A"), p1)
s2.Cells(iRow, "A") = Mid(Cells(xrow, "A"), (p1 + 2), InStr(p1, Cells(xrow, "A"), "(") - (p1 + 2))
End If
Next xrow
End Sub

Just check the two lines in Red to see if your sheet's names exist, else change them accordingly

The Instr() function determines in the first case where the , is and in the second place to determine the (

The , and ( must be presnt for this to work.

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I have a .csv file that I would like to import into an Excel 2000 worksheet. Can anyone please tell me how do this?Many thanks.

Answer:How do I import .csv data into Excel 2000?

All you need do is double-click on the file...unless what you are asking is how you import the file into an already open workbook containing data?If the latter then you should be able to use the "Data" menu under which you will find the option to import data. I use Office 2007 so can't give you precise instructions. Maybe someone else can assist who uses Excel 2000...

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How do I Import LastPass data from Chrome to IE?

Answer:Import LastPass data from Chrome to IE 9 you ever try a simple google search?Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions 7 Medals

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I am trying to do a web query on with information entered into the text boxes and the result into excel.

I have tried using a macro (in the workbook vba of excel) but it failed and I'm not sure if I am supposed to use post or some other way for text boxes :

Sub Login_WebQuery()
Dim MyPost As String
Const PostOSuburb As String = "txtOSuburb=CRANBOURNE"
Const PostOState As String = "&txtOState=VIC"
Const PostOCode As String = "&txtOPcode=3977"
Const PostDSuburb As String = "&txtDSuburb=ASPENDALE"
Const PostDState As String = "&txtDState=VIC"
Const PostDCode As String = "&txtDPcode=3195"
Const Postcolmonth As String = "&colmonth=December"
Const Postcolyear As String = "&colyear=2008"
Const Postcolhour As String = "&colhour=15"
Const Postcolmin As String = "&colmin=00"

MyPost = PostOSuburb & PostOState & PostOPcode & PostDSuburb & PostDState & PostDPcode & Postcolmonth & Postcolyear & Postcolhour & Postcolmin

With ActiveSheet.QueryTables.Add(Connection:= _
"URL;" & MyUrl, Destination:=Cells(1, 1))
.PostText = MyPost
.BackgroundQuery = True
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Answer:Import Data from website to excel using vba

Please don't post duplicate threads. Continue the problem resolution here:

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This happened after upgrading OS from W2k to Win Xp Pro. I have checked, there is nothing disabled within Access and I have reinstalled Access 2003. Have totally uninstalled the Office Suite and Re-Installed, installing all parts and running Office Updates. This happens with any database and any Excel spreadsheet with data The Error code reads:

"Microsoft Office Access can't find the wizard. This wizard has not been installed, or there is an incorrect setting in the Windows Registry, or this wizard has been disabled."

There were no add-ins and I'm not sure where in the registry to check for an incorrect setting (or what the setting should be).

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Hello Everyone,
I have been facing a problem since last two days, actually i want to import some data from a file (file can be csv, txt, sql, xls etc) and after some filtration, export it into csv file. Basically i want to know whether a tool which provides an environment to import and export of different types of file or data and where we can perform filtration of data with the help of sql query and then data could be save into file(file can be csv, txt, sql, xls etc).

Please give me your valuable suggestion.

Thanks in advance!!

Answer:How to import and export data from file?

We need more details. Can you provide an example of the type of data that you may receive and how it is filtered?


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I have an existing Excel spreadsheet to which I wish to import several sets of data from an external file.First time round, it went fine by and large! I went to Data > Import External Data > Import Data and went on from there. The external data duly appeared in the spreadsheet There were a few formatting problems but that was not as bad as having to retype all the data again!However, I've now come to import the second 'batch' of data but the 'Import Data' option is no longer available - it is greyed out. The only option available is Edit Text Import which seems to put the new data in the wrong place. The data I'm trying to import is a text file and the data is delimited by commas.If anyone can tell from the above what I'm doing wrong, that would be much appreciated.

Answer:Excel 2003 - Why is Import Data not now available?

Are you trying to import into the same worksheet?

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How do I take a Group Contact list and create a new database all for itself without having to re-enter each contact in the Group?

Answer:Act 2000 data import/export

Hiya and welcome

Not sure if this is what you're after, but have a look at this:

mostly, this one:

Doesn't seem to mention 2000, only 6.0.

Is it on Windows 2000?



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