Recover registry from a broken server?

If your server is not booting then you may have a corrupt registy hive, if so you can recover it by doing this, just ensure that the D: is your "windows" install.....

This works well when you always login with a temporary profile.

  1. Start your computer with the Advanced startup options.
  2. Click on Troubleshoot.
  3. Click on Advanced options.
  4. Click on Command Prompt.
  5. D:\
  6. dir
  7. cd d:\windows\system32
  8. mkdir configBak
  9. copy config configBak
  10. cd config\RegBack
  11. copy * ..\*