|An unique video capture card with software using HardLock protection (manufacturer does not exist anymore) was installed on NT 4.0 WS SP6. |
The HD crashed leaving me with no backup, ERD nor software installation files.
I have succeeded saving the contents of the dead drive, installed NT on another one which I put back back into the PC, but no matter what I try I can't bring the old system32/config/ hives back to life. Copying of the SYSTEM & SOFTWARE hives produce system halt ("The dynamic link library winsrv.dll could not be found in the specified path Default Load Path).
The procedure outlined here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/173309 produces the expected message: "Registry Editor could not load the key. The file is not a valid Registry file."
I already lost a few days days dealing with this.
Is there anything else I could try before I start crying?