Windows 7 boot problems (possible registry issue?)
Okay, I realize I shouldn't have messed with the registry, but I did ("I'm curious as a cat, that's why my friends call me whiskers!" sorry, SNL reference...). Now, I am not really sure how to fix my problem.
Windows 7 (64 bit) reboots itself before it gets to the login screen.
Here are the steps of action I have taken and how they have failed:
Startup repair will not fix problem automatically.
System restore says system protection is not enabled for the C:/ (System) drive.
Safe mode will not boot at all (blue-screens really fast and reboots before I get the chance to see it).
In command prompt, "sfc /scannow" (system file checker) says that it cannot run because a system restore is pending and restart and run again, but it continues to say the same thing after reboot (because it cannot correctly start up).
Cannot do an in-place upgrade of Windows 7 since I cannot boot correctly.
Is there any more information you need? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!
I am a computer user with intermediate knowledge, so you don't need to baby me and say "take it to best buy" xD (hopefully I won't have to LOL)
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The registry backup files are located at C:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack. Copy the system and software files to the C:\Windows\System32\Config dir and replace the files.If this does not work, the next step would be to reinstall Windows 7.