my vista registry has been wiped out

October 15, 2010 at 00:21:41
Specs: Windows Vista
I installed a computer cleaning system, when I ran it my computer locked up and upon restarting, it said my Vista registry key is corrupt or gone, and to reinstall it. I cannot find the disc anywhere, put have the product key from the tag on the tower. It will not let me run it in safe mode, or anything, it just is stuck on the one page. Is there anyway I can contact Windows and give them my information and get this back without having to buy a whole new system?

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#1
October 15, 2010 at 10:13:45
Burn a new recovery disc
http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windo...
and run that. Let us know if that helps, thanks

Just out of curiousity, what was the name of the software you installed that caused all the problems?

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#2
October 15, 2010 at 20:50:41
finallyfast.com.

I actually found out that from the ACER site, that when I start the computer up I had to hold down ALT, and keep hitting function 10, and a recovery screen would come up, where I have four options, to do an e-recovery, or recovery from a disc, something else, or cancel. I was able to do an e-recovery, and that restored my computer to when it was manufactured., but I have lost everything!

All my stuff it is in D drive, because that is full, and there are just tons of but I have no idea on how to even transfer that, or if I can.

Even though


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#3
October 15, 2010 at 20:54:21
Xpuser4real,

I just found the link to the site you sent, thanks, do you think that would still work with my situation? I wonder if it can retrieve all my files? I have no recovery point earlier than this morning, after it restarted, so I was just wondering.


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#4
October 15, 2010 at 21:31:06
finallyfast.com....YIKES....that's not a good prog! It's full of spyware, etc.

You will need some recovery software to get back your important files...you cannot save the progs, you will have to reload them.
The more progs you load on your PC, the less chance of getting your files back, so I would suggest you try recoveries now.

Recuva is free and works quite well, at least for pics, I would suggest you google for other software...good luck.

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#5
October 16, 2010 at 02:25:45
Thanks so much, I will try Recuva this weekend. I am not online yet with my home computer because the internet will have to be restarted, so I will have to call cable this weekend and have them walk me through the process.... In the future, how do you even safe files on a backup cd in case things like this happen is there a website that can do that, ect.
Thanks for the help.

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#6
October 17, 2010 at 01:53:57
Be careful of using free software, because some of this are malware itself that force you to buy their latest version.
PC Health Advisor

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#7
October 18, 2010 at 19:52:58
I tried recuva and it stopped my screen turned blue and it said that it had to stop a file was corrupt and had to shut down.ugg.Oh well, I will just start over at least I have my computer back.

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