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Make the Windows 2000 Registry Repair Utility into a Bootable CD

Submitted by jroos on Tue, 01/13/2004 - 13:00

In September Microsoft released the Windows 2000 Registry Repair Utility at their downloads site. The utility fills a void in my software toolbox I've been trying to fill for some time. There are ways to boot into the recovery console and fix the registry but there's never been an easy way and they often don't work. This utility has already saved more than one computer I administer.

The instructions provided with the utility require creating six Windows XP Setup Floppy Disks and then running an installer that copies some files to the sixth disk. To run the program you need to boot from the floppy drive and successively insert each disk until you get to the last one. The program then asks which installation to fix and hopefully fixes it.

I wasn't satisfied with loading six floppies to get the job done. My toolkit only includes one blank floppy. Everything else I need is kept on CDs. If I need a bootable floppy I have images on a CD that I can load to the floppy as needed. So I set out to figure out how to move the utility to CD.

I tried booting from a DOS floppy and running the program but it does not run in DOS mode. I also tried adding it to a Bart's PE-Builder CD
but it didn't want to run there either. My last try was to run it from
the recovery console but I had no such luck. The six disks I had
created were obviously some flavor of recovery console, which can be
booted from CD, so I turned to Google and started searching.

Requirements

To create a Windows 2000 Registry Repair Utility some programs and files are required:

Assumptions

  • Drive D: is a hard drive
  • Drive E: is the CD-ROM drive

Directions

Create 3 folders on drive D: named w2krepaircd, w2krepairfiles and temp
 

Get instructions on using the Windows 2000 Registry Repair utility from Microsoft.

Resources

Windows 2000 Registry Repair Utility
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?
FamilyID=56d3c201-2c68-4de8-9229-ca494362419c&DisplayLang=en

Windows XP Setup Floppy Disks
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?
displaylang=en&familyid=55820EDB-5039-4955-BCB7-4FED408EA73F

Barts PE-Builder
http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

Bink.nu - Making a Bootable Windows 2000 CD with Service Pack Integrated
http://old.bink.nu/bootcd/

Windows Network Mag - How do I create a bootable CD-ROM containing ERD Commander/Professional?
http://www.winnetmag.com/Article/ArticleID/14732/14732.html

Bart's Boot Image Extractor
http://www.nu2.nu/bbie/

Gilles Vollant Software - Extract
http://www.winimage.com/extract.htm

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