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Upper filters deleted from Registry

March 25, 2018 at 04:59:39
Specs: Windows 7
Hello I just deleted an upper filter for registry for Windows 7, to resolve issue of my hard drive not getting detected. Now while restarting, the auto repair is not fixed automatically and computer is not getting booted up. Please help

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March 25, 2018 at 06:31:42
If the hard disk was not getting detected most likely it has failed so no software fix will put it right.

As you managed to get into the registry then presumably the fault was intermittent. That again points to a hardware fault.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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March 25, 2018 at 06:33:39
Please explain the problem more clearly. If the HDD isn't being detected, how is it you were able to edit the registry? Or do you mean a 2ndary HDD? Is it being detected in the BIOS?

Deleting of the filters is generally done when the CD/DVD drive isn't being detected in Windows but is being detected in the BIOS. Plus both upper & lower filters should be deleted.

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March 25, 2018 at 06:41:40
Ok. I will try to be more clear on this. I was facing an issue - My Seagate external hard drive was not getting detected. Upon doing some research, I came across a fix for this. To delete my upper filters in the registry. As I deleted upper filters, and then tried to restart my system, it went to System recovery options. In that, startup repair failed. I am trying to put back my registry to the old version as I had taken a back up using Command Prompt. Please help

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March 25, 2018 at 07:19:19
That's better. Why didn't you say it was an ext HDD? Obviously you should not have messed with the registry. Did you try the ext drive on a different system to make sure it was detected/recognized? As Derek said, no software fix will repair faulty hardware. Now you have 2 problems. Try booting off your Win7 disk & doing a repair.

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March 25, 2018 at 20:40:19
If you do not have a Windows 7 disk then you can use a Windows 7 Repair Disk to do a System Restore to a restore point saved on your system. It does require you to have a restore point. You can also do a Start Up Repair from the repair disk but I doubt that it would fix a registry problem like yours.
If you did not make a Windows 7 Repair Disk yet, you can make one from any Windows 7 machine as long as both machines are either 32bit or both 64bit and use that.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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