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copying snapshot into C\Windows\tmp folder

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Got the blue screen. Went thru all steps posted by ms support for system32 config file missing. Dell Inspiron 6000 now boots to xp startup. Continued with next step from ms support to access system folder to locate snapshots. Opened one far enough back and located the files supposed to copy to C:\Windows\tmp folder however searched and unable to locate.
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Hello, could you provide the full set of instructions? Usually C:\Windows has a Temp folder, but not a tmp.
Also not sure what you mean by 'snapshots'.
Copy from C:\System Volume Information\_restore{D86480E3-73EF-47BC-AOEB-A81BE6EE3EO8}\RP1\Snapshot (example).
Copy into C:\Windows\Tmp folder
From the snapshot file I am to copy _REGISTRY_USER_.DEFAULT
Then the same for MACHINE_SECURITY, software, system, and Sam.
So you are basically manually extracting an earlier copy of the registry from a restore point snapshot. You have found the files you need but you are unable to copy them because you cannot find the target directory?
Can't you just create the missing folder so you can continue with the process? As I have explained, I used XP for may years and I do not recall a default folder C:\Windows\Tmp
Thanks. Where would I create this folder?
Where would I place it?
Where the instructions described, inside C:\Windows
Dell Inspiron 6000 now boots to xp startup
What happens when you type in your password - can you reach your destop?


I have tried all that you are doing a few times but it has never worked for me.
Part one
5. At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following lines, pressing ENTER after you type each line:
md tmp
copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\system.bak
etc etc
Did you do all of the above, from the link below?
I'd save all your data and files and then re-install Xp.
You will be able to boot the Pc from the Linux Cd and see the files and data and save them to a USB stick - external hard drive etc.
Or you should be able to save any needed files and data using a cable adapter, similar to one shown here.
IDE/SATA to USB 2.0 Cable Adapter
You attach the hard drive from the non working pc, to a working pc and transfer your data and files.
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