BSOD – Restore Windows Registries

BSOD – Restore Windows Registries

Many times a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) is caused by corrupted registry. Follow this process to restore the windows registry, I have found 90% of the

Remove Windows Bloatware
Removing an installed Windows Update
Moving files up a folder level

Many times a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) is caused by corrupted registry. Follow this process to restore the windows registry, I have found 90% of the time it will fix the issue and get the system back online.

Restore Windows Registries 

Keep in mind that Recovery CMD Prompt is a WinPE version, usually sits at X: directory, so you will need to find where your real windows installation is located, sometimes it is on E:, so adjust the commands ad needed!

1. Boot into recovery, and select Troubleshooting then Command Prompt.
2.Navigate to e:\windows\system32\config\
3. cmd “ren default refault.old”
4. cmd “ren sam sam.old”
5. cmd “REN SECURITY SECURITY.OLD”
6. cmd “REN SYSTEM SYSTEM.OLD”
7. cmd “REN SOFTWARE SOFTWARE.OLD”
8. cmd “COPY E:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\REGBACK\DEFAULT E:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\”
9. cmd “COPY E:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\REGBACK\SAM E:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\”
10. cmd “COPY E:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\REGBACK\SECURITY E:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\”
11. cmd “COPY E:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\REGBACK\SYSTEM E:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\”
12. cmd “COPY E:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\REGBACK\SOFTWARE E:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\”
13. Cleanup any pending update actions: cmd “dism /image:e:\ /cleanup-image /revertpendingactions”
14. Reboot.

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