| | Re: Corrupt NTFS filesystem
On Tue, 24 Oct 2006 17:45:03 -0400, kony <email@example.com> wrote:
> All you have to do is make a clean installation,
>export the appropriate registry keys
How do you propose I do that? I have nearly 100 installed apps. Do you
expect me to fish thru the Registry looking for every possible
reference to them, including the classes, etc?
>and copy over the installation folders and shortcuts for the start
Easy enough. You also want to copy the profiles.
>Will it work 100% of the time? No, there will be a
>few things that need more attention, but since nobody was
>suggesting you just delete your entire existing
>installation, it's not as though this information is
>suddenly gone and can't be referred to, to get any rogue
I can deal with a small number of apps that don't work. In fact there
were two such apps that did not survive the NTFS -> FAT32 transition
or the FAT32 -> NTFS transition back. I simply uninstalled and
>Something else you can do is compare the clean
>installation's system and driver files to your old one- the
>apps should not need special drivers in most cases, save for
>a few dealing with specific hardware.
How do you propose I do that?
You make it sound so easy, albeit tedious. But I have serious
reservations about just how easy it is. But I am willing to listen to
any constructive comments. If I can pull off a clean reinstall by
merely doing the things you state above, then let's get started.
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Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education
will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and
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