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registry is corrupted

  1. #1

    registry is corrupted


    hello
    im running a server in win 2012
    which iv been told is the same as win 8

    something got screwed up and when ever id right click on a folder win explorer would crash
    so I went hunting online and found instructions to remove context menu entries from the shell in 2 dif places
    I did that and got my right click menu back
    was vary pleased with myself hehehe

    then the next day I wanted to edit the access settings on a users folder
    and when I brot up the folder properties there was/is no security tab
    clearly my registry is messed up

    is there anyway to fix the registry without doing a full re install
    better yet without even doing a reboot ?

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by amartin99 View Post
    hello
    im running a server in win 2012
    which iv been told is the same as win 8

    is there anyway to fix the registry without doing a full re install
    better yet without even doing a reboot ?
    Try running:

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    in administrator command prompt.

    It works on win 8.
    It might work on yours.
    Or not.

    It won't hurt to try it.
    It takes a LONG time to finish.
    It goes online to Microsoft & gets things to fix problems.

    If it works, restart to configure anything it got from Microsoft.

    Post back the outcome for our perusal.
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  3. #3


    it's saying not enough disk space
    it's just an SSD so not much space there true but there is 9GB
    how much dose this thing need ?
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by amartin99 View Post
    it's saying not enough disk space
    it's just an SSD so not much space there true but there is 9GB
    how much does this thing need ?
    I don't know.
    I Googled it & found nothing about size.

    I have a 500 GB drive.

    Try this one:

    dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded

    It is suppose to work on a server.

    EDIT-- Like I said,it might not work on your machine.
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  5. #5


    hmmm that one was fast
    but said something about no pack found
    Screenshot by Lightshot
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  6. #6


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by amartin99 View Post
    hmmm that one was fast
    but said something about no pack found
    Screenshot by Lightshot
    It won't work for you then.
    It was worth a try.

    Have you tried sfc /scannow ?
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  7. #7


    have now hehehe
    but no joy
    Screenshot by Lightshot
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  8. #8


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Administrator CP


    Quote Originally Posted by amartin99 View Post
    have now hehehe
    but no joy
    Screenshot by Lightshot
    I saw your screen shot.

    Click image for larger version

    That is wrong.
    See this picture:

    Click image for larger version

    To get the Administrator Command Prompt, put your cursor in the far left bottom corner of the screen & Right Click.
    Then Left Click on the Command Prompt (Admin).

    Click image for larger version

    When it opens try the Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth command again.

    The same goes for sfc /scannow.

    Post back with results.

    EDIT--
    See this picture:

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by David Bailey; 24 Apr 2013 at 18:13. Reason: added picture
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  9. #9


    couldn't get that hover in the left corner thing to work but did get into the correct DIR and did the commands

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    Screenshot by Lightshot
    again not enough space

    sfc /scannow
    Screenshot by Lightshot
    not sure what went wrong there
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  10. #10


    DISM and SFC are not going to clean up registry problems.

    Do you have any System Restore points? If so, pick one before you made any changes to the registry.

    Since you run a server, you should be doing regular image backups to make recovery from these kinds of problems real easy.
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