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My principal drives are formatted NTFS and the usb-hdd is formatted FAT32.
I backup the Registry using ERUNT. In the event of a castrophic failure
that prevents the machine from booting into WINXP, does anyone know whether
I can restore the Registry from ERUNT by booting to DOS, using a bootable CD
and running NTFSDOSPro. The reason for the question is NTFSDOSPro remaps
the drives and the bootable drive, C: in WINXP, is remapped as F: by
NTFSDOSPro. I suspect this change of drive letter will not allow ERUNT to
restore the Registry.

Does anyone have experience of this?
 
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Why would a NT native program work under Dos.

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"Edward W. Thompson" <thomeduk1@btopenworld.com> wrote in message news:uZ5kWzEtEHA.2516@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> My principal drives are formatted NTFS and the usb-hdd is formatted FAT32.
> I backup the Registry using ERUNT. In the event of a castrophic failure
> that prevents the machine from booting into WINXP, does anyone know whether
> I can restore the Registry from ERUNT by booting to DOS, using a bootable CD
> and running NTFSDOSPro. The reason for the question is NTFSDOSPro remaps
> the drives and the bootable drive, C: in WINXP, is remapped as F: by
> NTFSDOSPro. I suspect this change of drive letter will not allow ERUNT to
> restore the Registry.
>
> Does anyone have experience of this?
>
>
 

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Maybe because it was written to be run from an MS-DOS boot diskette?????


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Why would a NT native program work under Dos.

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"Edward W. Thompson" <thomeduk1@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
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> My principal drives are formatted NTFS and the usb-hdd is formatted FAT32.
> I backup the Registry using ERUNT. In the event of a castrophic failure
> that prevents the machine from booting into WINXP, does anyone know
> whether
> I can restore the Registry from ERUNT by booting to DOS, using a bootable
> CD
> and running NTFSDOSPro. The reason for the question is NTFSDOSPro remaps
> the drives and the bootable drive, C: in WINXP, is remapped as F: by
> NTFSDOSPro. I suspect this change of drive letter will not allow ERUNT to
> restore the Registry.
>
> Does anyone have experience of this?
>
>
 
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The program NTFSDOSPRO allows one to read and write to partitions formatted
NTFS when running in DOS. My question is at present hypothetical and
relates to a catastrophic registry failure that prevents starting the
machine in WINXP in which case I would like to reboot using a simple DOS
bootable floppy disk and restore the Registry from ERUNT backups that exist
on an NTFS partition.

As I previously posted, NTFSDOSPRO remaps the NTFS partitions and what is C:
in WINXP is F: in DOS. If I try to run ERUNT to restore the registry under
this circumstance will it be successful?


"David Candy" <david@mvps.org> wrote in message
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Why would a NT native program work under Dos.

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"Edward W. Thompson" <thomeduk1@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
news:uZ5kWzEtEHA.2516@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> My principal drives are formatted NTFS and the usb-hdd is formatted FAT32.
> I backup the Registry using ERUNT. In the event of a castrophic failure
> that prevents the machine from booting into WINXP, does anyone know
> whether
> I can restore the Registry from ERUNT by booting to DOS, using a bootable
> CD
> and running NTFSDOSPro. The reason for the question is NTFSDOSPro remaps
> the drives and the bootable drive, C: in WINXP, is remapped as F: by
> NTFSDOSPro. I suspect this change of drive letter will not allow ERUNT to
> restore the Registry.
>
> Does anyone have experience of this?
>
>
 

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Not intimite familiar with ERUNT, I would say this depends on whether it is
possible to indicate in ERUNT where to restore its backup.
If ERUNT works on the hardcoded assumption that the registry to be restored
is to be found on the driveletter C: then you're out of luck.
If ERUNT 'scans' the system to find registries onw its own (and then
presents you the option to indicate which one you mean) then there should be
no problem.
Check out ERUNT documentation to find out.

Not the definite answer you'd like to hear, I'm sure, but maybe others with
hands-on ERUNT restore experience could chime in. :))

george

"Edward W. Thompson" <thomeduk1@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
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> The program NTFSDOSPRO allows one to read and write to partitions
> formatted NTFS when running in DOS. My question is at present
> hypothetical and relates to a catastrophic registry failure that prevents
> starting the machine in WINXP in which case I would like to reboot using a
> simple DOS bootable floppy disk and restore the Registry from ERUNT
> backups that exist on an NTFS partition.
>
> As I previously posted, NTFSDOSPRO remaps the NTFS partitions and what is
> C: in WINXP is F: in DOS. If I try to run ERUNT to restore the registry
> under this circumstance will it be successful?
>
>
> "David Candy" <david@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:%23dLhXCFtEHA.3320@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Why would a NT native program work under Dos.
>
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> "Edward W. Thompson" <thomeduk1@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> news:uZ5kWzEtEHA.2516@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>> My principal drives are formatted NTFS and the usb-hdd is formatted
>> FAT32.
>> I backup the Registry using ERUNT. In the event of a castrophic failure
>> that prevents the machine from booting into WINXP, does anyone know
>> whether
>> I can restore the Registry from ERUNT by booting to DOS, using a bootable
>> CD
>> and running NTFSDOSPro. The reason for the question is NTFSDOSPro remaps
>> the drives and the bootable drive, C: in WINXP, is remapped as F: by
>> NTFSDOSPro. I suspect this change of drive letter will not allow ERUNT to
>> restore the Registry.
>>
>> Does anyone have experience of this?
>>
>>
>
>