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Hi All,

 

I've used the search option but because of my limited knowledge of the English language, I was not able to track the answer.

 

I'm having IE problems (doesn't work anymore). I want to restore the Registry Items that are deleted. Where do I find the file (usually) that contains all the deleted (and saved)?

 

Regards,

 

Harry

I'm not a Pro, therefore need accasionally some help.

 

Regards,

 

Harry

 

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If you made a registry backup before deleting the registry entries, then find it (usually in My Documents as cc_20080917_121924.reg or similar, chose the file with the latest date), right click on it and select Merge. If you didn't make a backup then there's not a lot you can do, you could try a system restore.

 

Deleted data can't be undone by CC, but you could run Recuva to attempt to find and restore the most important files.

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Possibilities include :-

 

1. If you never touched the registry, and merely removed files, they unfortunately did not go into the recycle bin.

You may be lucky if you "undelete", e.g. via use of RECUVA (available at this site).

 

WARNING If you have RECUVA already installed you are luckier than most people.

If not then it may be best to download and install it onto a drive other than C:\ (e.g. borrow a flash drive).

All deleted files are part of free space, and anything you install on C:\ will overwrite a piece of free space, destroying files that could otherwise be undeleted - hence it is best to minimise any writing to disc before you try to RECUVA.

n.b. System Restore will involve an awful amount of writing to the disc.

 

2. Merge the Registry backups - assuming you removed via a Registry Issue Fix and accepted the option to create a backup;

 

3. System Restore to a Restore Point early than removal. With a bit of luck this SHOULD restore something as vital to the system as I.E.

 

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Alan

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Sorry all,

Just saw your replies. Didn't get a message there was a reply written.

Edit: changed it. Now it should be o.k.

 

First, thanks for willing to help me. B)

 

I did save the Registry's CC deleted.

At the moment I'm 'searching' for them.......

Found them!! :D

But how do I get them in the right position (back) again? :huh:

With 'right-click' I only get the usual options, not 'put back' or similar.

I'm not a Pro, therefore need accasionally some help.

 

Regards,

 

Harry

 

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Harry, have you renamed the backup at all?

 

Does it end in .reg?

 

 

Hmm, did not get an email again :angry: (not your fault <_< )

 

 

I did not change anything on them.

 

This is what I have: click.

I'm not a Pro, therefore need accasionally some help.

 

Regards,

 

Harry

 

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On right click do you get Merge (or your language equivalent) as an option? It should be the first in bold type. If so choose the correct file to restore (maybe the last one in your list, dated 19/11?) and click Merge. It's a large file so maybe you have done some big changes to the registry. I have never actually restored the registry so I'm not familiar with what happens next, but it should be fool-proof.

 

If you don't get Merge then possibly the extension isn't .reg. Rename and try Merge? Is the concensus that this is safe?

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If you don't get Merge then possibly the extension isn't .reg. Rename and try Merge? Is the concensus that this is safe?

From the screenshot they're all Registration Entries files. Merging them shouldn't hurt anything because if the data is really invalid CCleaner will find it again.

 

To merge reg files you can also:

* Double click them.

* Right click them to merge them.

* In Registry Editor (Start->Run type in: regedit) by clicking File->Import.

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When I double click them I get the question "Are you sure you want to ad this to your Registry?" I will click Yes.

I'm not a Pro, therefore need accasionally some help.

 

Regards,

 

Harry

 

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When I double click them I get the question "Are you sure you want to ad this to your Registry?" I will click Yes.

It worked (to move them) but when I startup IE, (after a reboot) it still shuts down again. :huh:

 

Made some 'shots'to show you the messages. There are more, do you need them?

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I'm not a Pro, therefore need accasionally some help.

 

Regards,

 

Harry

 

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I would suggest you to move to linux :)

 

Ubuntu for example

 

:huh: Do not understand what you mean.

Linux I know (by Name) but Ubuntu :huh:

 

The most important failure lines are in English.

I'm not a Pro, therefore need accasionally some help.

 

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Harry

 

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:huh: Do not understand what you mean.

Linux I know (by Name) but Ubuntu :huh:

 

The most important failure lines are in English.

My experience with Ubuntu:

http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=16745

 

I refuse to associate with Neck Beards as they would rather type cryptic commands on a keyboard than speak an intelligible language that does not need Awk or a Vi editor to input stuff.

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school." - Albert Einstein

IE7Pro user

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I would suggest you to move to linux :)

 

Ubuntu for example

 

The user is asking for help with a particular problem.

 

Your suggestion is not the answer to everything.

CCleaner documentation can be found here

https://www.ccleaner.com/docs/ccleaner

Support contact

https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

support@ccleaner.com

 

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It worked (to move them) but when I startup IE, (after a reboot) it still shuts down again. :huh:

 

Made some 'shots'to show you the messages. There are more, do you need them?

 

Do you get a window asking you to report the problem to Microsoft?

 

I think that these screenshots are what they are telling you about. They are not the problem

 

Have you looked in Event Viewer to see what error windows is getting?

 

Start>control panel> administative tools>event viewer.

CCleaner documentation can be found here

https://www.ccleaner.com/docs/ccleaner

Support contact

https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

support@ccleaner.com

 

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It worked (to move them) but when I startup IE, (after a reboot) it still shuts down again.

Did you restore more than one registry backup? If so in which order? You only needed to restore the backup made before IE stopped working, which is I think the last large one.

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Do you get a window asking you to report the problem to Microsoft?

 

NO

 

I think that these screenshots are what they are telling you about. They are not the problem

 

Have you looked in Event Viewer to see what error windows is getting?

 

NO

 

Start>control panel> administative tools>event viewer.

 

Hope I understood you. Is this what you mean? (ignore the language ;))

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I'm not a Pro, therefore need accasionally some help.

 

Regards,

 

Harry

 

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Did you restore more than one registry backup? If so in which order? You only needed to restore the backup made before IE stopped working, which is I think the last large one.

 

Ups! I restored them all, including those of the date of downloading IE8 (not before that date).

I'm not a Pro, therefore need accasionally some help.

 

Regards,

 

Harry

 

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Just thought of something.

 

I let CCleaner remove the Registry Keys it finds, and after that I restore the largest one (not the last one ;)) That should be Nov. 19th. If that doesn't do anything, i will restore the 17th to.

But I'll wait until some of you respond to my suggestion.

 

Anyone an idea if this possible works?

I'm not a Pro, therefore need accasionally some help.

 

Regards,

 

Harry

 

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I would think that a registry restore just reinstates the values held in the backup, so you shouldn't need to remove any keys. I'm not too sure about removing any more registry entry at the moment. However some more experienced registry-tweaker might know more. You certainly get the prize for persistence, Harry.

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Hope I understood you. Is this what you mean? (ignore the language ;))

 

Harry

 

You have correctly found the events of interest.

 

The extreme left of your picture shows you selected "Toepassing";

I guess that corresponds to "Application".

 

Where you have 6 different event logs to choose from, I have only 4.

My 4 logs are, from top to bottom :-

Application

Security

System

Internet Explorer

 

Application has :-

"Very interesting" events marked with a Red Error (e.g. your FOUT); and possibly

"Very significant" events marked with a Yellow Warning.

 

Security has never yet shown me anything significant.

 

System is crucial, with Red Error and Yellow Warning when things go wrong.

You should always start at "System" and not at "Application".

 

Internet Explorer is always empty - perhaps because I always use Firefox instead of I.E.

 

When the O.S. (Operating System) has problems, then

System is where you get the best clues upon what went wrong with O.S.

Application will show you things that went wrong with user applications,

and many of these events are consequences of the O.S. problems, and are not necessarily due to defects in the application.

 

I suggest you look for Red Errors and Yellow Warnings in the various logs.

Also note the exact time of any such Red or Yellow event,

and then inspect all the other logs for ANY event at or preceding the time just noted - it may give a clue upon what led up to the error.

 

If you select an event (e.g. FOUT) then right click it, you can select "Properties";

this gives a small window with very useful information

and on the right hand side are Up and Down buttons - the next button down shows 2 overlapping pages, and clicking that will select all the information (including lots of mysterious hexadecimal numbers) and copy it into your clip board, just paste the clipboard into Notepad and you can easily include it when you next post to this forum.

 

Finally, I notice that in post 10 on Nov 22 2008, 01:03 PM

all the errors refer to

C:\Docume~\Harry\Locals~1\Temp\*.txt

I think this is one of the first regions that CCleaner will purge.

 

Question - if I.E. fails because it depends upon a temporary file, should it be re-installed ?

Which I suspect means re-installing Windows - life is so much better with Firefox !!!

 

Is it possible that I.E. (or its Windows host) was actually doing something with this temporary file when CCleaner came along and pulled the rug out from under its feet ?

 

Regards

Alan

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@ Alan B

 

Wow! what a List! And you understand Dutch! ;)

I will Print it and do my best to do it as you described.

Hope to Inform you with good News after it all.

I'm not a Pro, therefore need accasionally some help.

 

Regards,

 

Harry

 

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When I have the 'Systeem" clicked, it only shows today's faults and warnings 2,477 lines! :huh:

In 'Toepassing' there are also items of the IE7->IE8->IE7 period.

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I'm not a Pro, therefore need accasionally some help.

 

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Harry

 

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Hi Alan,

 

Got a headache from it ;)

 

Note: "Vastgelopen toepassing" is "stuck in/on? Application"

Dates are reversed. I checked all those Red Markings. When they are the same as I already copied, I did not do it again.

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I'm not a Pro, therefore need accasionally some help.

 

Regards,

 

Harry

 

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