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General Computer Support / Re: System Restore or Registry Backup Restore?
« on: February 15, 2022, 07:48:45 AM »
Well explained. Now I understand a lot better. Thanks everyone.

I officially close this post.

General Computer Support / Re: System Restore or Registry Backup Restore?
« on: February 10, 2022, 11:56:00 AM »
This is all fine and good. Now tell me: What is the purpose of doing a registry backup if you aren't ever going to use it and Restore is better?

General Computer Support / Re: System Restore or Registry Backup Restore?
« on: February 06, 2022, 08:18:19 AM »
Thanks Boggin! I figured that but could you tell me what is the purpose of doing a backup of the reg, if it's better to use Restore point?
It's all in the WR I know and I am assuming that all programs have a purpose, so just wondering.

 Also, the Reparse Points and Enviornment Variables states that this step is not a fix (Pre-scan) and can be skipped??? I think it is important and I run it every once in a while just to make sure everything is there where it should be.

I also believe you should add two other programs to WR:

Using Command Prompt (Adm) :
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /ScanHealth
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore
Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup

Using DISM is important too to insure the PC is running tip-top.

General Computer Support / System Restore or Registry Backup Restore?
« on: February 05, 2022, 08:27:40 AM »
I am never sure about how to handle these two. I really don't know which is the best and what is their difference. When should I do one or the other and what happens if I do one or the other. This has always been a conflict with me and, of course I am NEVER sure which is the best.
Could someone please explain what exactly these two different programs do and what exactly happens one you do one or the other?

Thanks ahead of time.

General Computer Support / Restore Point on Windows Repair
« on: September 23, 2019, 06:08:34 PM »
I cannot understand after all of these years, why the Restore Point does not work on Windows Repair. There may be a thread somewhere on your site, but I cannot find it. It would be soooo nice it it did.

Richard Paul

Sounds good. I'll be waiting. Thanks in advance for your time.


Yes. That is true. So far, if it's only me, I'm still wondering if my HP has something. Someone else may pop up.

Yes it does. I was pretty sure it wasn't the program, especially when you had not gotten notice from anyone else. I didn't think that I could be the only one.
Will try on next update and keep you informed.

I will leave this open. I'm curious if anyone else may somewhere down the have this problem.


Yes. I know. I've been up to date on the problems with 1809. Bugs everywhere. I believe that they are still not over.
Just to let you know, did work on 1709. It stopped when moving up to 1809.
I was an Insider for a while but not now. It did not work on those builds either but let's forget those. Too tricky. I gave it up except for the slow ring. Pretty much stable.


This is what I did:

I was running Preview Builds that were giving me problems so I reinstalled Windows 10 1709 with the HP Stick that I was given to me for a factory reinstall. I have a HP ENVY.

I then proceeded to update through Windows Update to the latest Windows 1809 Build. 17763.168

I did nothing else besides reinstall all of my apps and programs.

So, you would like me to go back to 1709 to see if it works on that build? I'll think about that for a bit. As I stated before, tweaking does work perfectly for me by going into Safe Mode through the normal computer routine. But I understand that you want to know if it's the program or my PC. Sounds legit. I just may try it and get back at you.


I opened repairs normally using the Safe Mode button and came up with the same results. Nothing. It boots into Safe Mode alright, but no way to enter password nor PIN. The screen comes up with the background picture and I can restart or shutdown, but no picture and no way to enter my PC.

I tried the SHIFT button and it didn't work so I went into Recovery and opened Advance Startup mode and got into Safe Mode from there. I then opened repairs and everything went fine. All I wanted to do was check reparse points, enviremental, my hard drive and sfc/ scannow. Everything went perfect. That's the way I will have to use the repair program for now.


I am running the latest 1809 Build on Windows 10 and have discovered that when opening repairs and hitting the Safe Mode button, my PC will restart and enter into Safe Mode no problem. But when it comes time to open my start screen, I have no way to enter neither a PIN nor PASSWORD. The screen comes up blank with no options to do anything.

Any suggestions or thoughts on this matter?

That is a very good idea Boggin. Please do. And I will also tell you that even if you backup your registry and try and go back, it will not work. Even Restore, no good. I was lucky and had backed everything on USB and cloud. I got the GSOD. Yes. The screen goes green, not blue. Reinstalled Windows. It was a pain.

Perhaps is right. Very unwise of me.  :shy:

General Computer Support / and Windows Insider Previews
« on: March 14, 2018, 05:14:00 PM »
It's tough, I know, but you've got to be real careful with the repairs from this program using it on Insider Preview. It's like trying to walk on eggs and not breaking them in the process. Dangerous as hell. I only use it for tweaking very little. Sfc scan, checking variables, etc.
I tried running a few fixes and created a disaster. Messed up my updates when trying to repair.
I have decided to park it for a while until on a solid build.


General Computer Support / Re: Update Repairs
« on: September 20, 2017, 05:56:59 PM »
I ran the dism and everything seems to be alright. sfc/ scannow also is good.
My update seems to be working, it's just a little slow. My boss, for example, has a DELL and the updates check pretty fast. My HP ENVY takes a while to check. I ran the troubleshooter for fixing updates and ran the repair but to no avail.
Any suggestions? My system seems to be in good health.


General Computer Support / Update Repairs
« on: September 16, 2017, 08:51:19 AM »
I have been using the Update repairs on this program for years with Windows 7 and it has always worked great. Always fixes it when it runs into problems.
The other day, I used it on my Windows 10. Instead of using the troubleshooter, since it seemed to me it wasn't fixing the problem, I ran it (Safe Mode) and restarted.
I went to check on updates afterward and came up with an error (Sorry, I didn't get the error code) . I then proceeded to run the Windows troubleshooter and came up with errors also and didn't fix what update tried to fix.
To make a long story short, I ended up reverting back with System Restore. I was just wondering if anyone out there has run into problems with the update repair on their Windows 10.

Thank you  :rolleyes:

General Computer Support / Re: Repair running havoc on my PC
« on: March 20, 2017, 07:39:16 AM »
Thanks Bogging. I'll try this out.

General Computer Support / Re: Repair running havoc on my PC
« on: March 19, 2017, 07:21:38 PM »

General Computer Support / Re: Repair running havoc on my PC
« on: March 04, 2017, 06:43:54 PM »
I have Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bits.

Will this work for 7?

General Computer Support / Re: Repair running havoc on my PC
« on: February 20, 2017, 04:46:58 AM »
Yes. I was thinking the same. I'll let you know what the outcome is.
By the way, I'm still getting red flag.

General Computer Support / Re: Repair running havoc on my PC
« on: February 19, 2017, 03:53:06 PM »
Not working or maybe I´m not doing it right.

This is getting pretty frustrating. About ready to throw in the towel and reinstall this PC.

It takes a while (all day) but it´s less headaches

General Computer Support / Re: Repair running havoc on my PC
« on: February 17, 2017, 04:30:50 PM »
I just switched it to English and ran it again...nothing.

I will try what you mentioned above with Admin, and see.

General Computer Support / Re: Repair running havoc on my PC
« on: February 17, 2017, 10:22:01 AM »
Will do. Thanks
Question: My PC right now is in Spanish language. Should I put it back to English or does this matter?

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