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How To Repair a File in Windows


It is very common to experience corrupt files in Windows. This mostly affects the computer booting process where the computer does not boot. A message is displayed on the screen informing one that the computer could not boot because of missing or corrupt file Windows in. The main files to be repaired include the registry file and the system files. The process of repairing these files in widows follows the following trend.

Step 1

To start with, repairing Windows in file entails accessing the file system. In some cases, the folder containing the file is on an NTFS drive. This calls for recovery console procedure that needs to be ready installed in the system. The same can also be achieved by using another operating system that can detect NTFS files.

Step 2

When one is done with accessing the Windows in file, they are supposed to rename the corrupted file with a file extension .old. The corrupted file lacks an extension and appears as a single file name. This is achieved by navigating to the configuration folder via the Windows system 32.

Step 3

When through with Windows in file renaming, one should navigate back to the Windows repair option. This is whereby one finds a file with a similar name to the one requiring repair. The file is then copied from the Windows repair to the Windows system 32 configuration folder.

Step 4

This is all followed by rebooting the computer and the Windows in will load. This procedure has some variations depending on the Windows being used. For Windows XP, it requires installation of Win-Safe XP. The advance options of the Win-Safe XP are used to install an older backup from System Restore.

Step 5

Repairing Windows in files for Windows 2000 and 2003 requires the Registry Drill installation. After its installation, one is supposed to use the utility load registry file. This loads the file in Windows repair option whereby the Registry Drill creates the repair file. One is then supposed to rename the created repair file on the desktop to Original.reg.

Step 6

This is then followed by unloading the key and loading the Windows in file then creating a repair file with the name repairreg.reg. The file is loaded through the Windows system 32 configuration options. If the file cannot load, it cannot be repaired as the system is completely damaged.

Step 7

When the file loads, the Registry Drill makes a repair file that exports undamaged registered keys. After this, the file is unloaded and registry drill is closed. The Windows in file repair goes on clicking the Repairreg.reg file created on the desktop. This imports all the old setting doing away with damaged keys. The original.reg file is then double clicked when the import is over. This does not overwrite all keys changed in first import because the first import has more information compared to the second.

Step 8

If the Windows in file is the System Registry one, another step counts to the whole procedure. This entails opening the two repair files in text editor and change the Controlset001 with CurrentControlSet. These files are then saved and imported again, the third time. Some Cannot Import message appears but it is not a problem. It simply tells that some keys were not changed but the import is complete..



This is the general procedure of repairing files in Windows. The same procedure applies for most Windows versions although each has some deviations from the procedure. This is brought about by the advances in technology.

By SAMUEL MUHIA, published at 02/27/2012
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