Registry keys in the recycling bin

April 30, 2011 at 12:52:43
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Core2 Duo/ 4Gb
Several registry keys have been deleted but remain in my recycling bin. Because of these missing keys, I can not:

A) Use the keyboard once Windows loads
B) Use the mouse/touchpad once Windows loads
C) Access the Advanced Boot Options with F8 or any other key (no LKGC, no System Restore)
D) Boot from a Windows 7 disc

What I can do is:

A) Access BIOS setup utility F2
B) Access Boot options F12
C) Play some CDs and DVDs but only less than 10% of the ones I've tried.
D) Access a DOS command prompt by booting a driver and utilities disc that came with the computer.

Essentially, what I have is an expensive DVD player that barely works. Is there some way I can restore these registry keys?

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April 30, 2011 at 13:03:56
You are on the Windows 95/98 forum yet your post refers to Windows 7. Which is it?

You can't delete registry keys (from regedit) into the bin, they just vanish. Can you explain exactly what you mean please, what they are, and what you were trying to do?

Whatever they are, presumably they can be restored from the bin. What you do then depends on your explanation.

Please come back and let us know the outcome.

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April 30, 2011 at 13:14:27
I didn't realize I was in a Windows 95/98 forum. I apologize. The OS is Windows 7. The registry keys were deleted. I am absolutely sure of this. I can't be as certain as to whether they went to the recycling bin, but that's what happens to registry keys on every other computer I have used. Obviously, I can't use Windows on this particular computer to check the contents of the recycling bin to verify it. The recycling bin has not been emptied. If the registry information went there, presumably it is still there. On the very next reboot after the registry was edited, the keyboard and touch pad no longer worked. I can also not access any of the System Restore options. How can restore these missing keys?

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April 30, 2011 at 13:28:23
If you deleted them using regedit or using a reg file they do not go into the bin, so they will not be there. They are not like normal files or folders.

See if you can get into Safe Mode (select from list after tapping F8). It all depends what keys you deleted - do you have this info?

If you can get into Safe Mode then maybe System Restore will be available.

Please come back and let us know the outcome.

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April 30, 2011 at 16:25:06
Once you delete a registry key, it's gone & is not recoverable. Deleted registry keys do NOT go in the recycle bin - EVER!

Why did you delete the registry entries in the 1st place? How did you go about deleting them? In Win7, you need to go to Start > Search Programs & Files, type in REGEDIT, then click on REGEDIT.exe when it appears in the Programs list.

Are these the steps you took to delete the entries? If not, tell us how you did it.

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