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Old 05-05-2005, 02:38 PM   #1
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Default Windows 2000 registry editing

I recently built my own machine. Its pretty nice, but for the moment its on the fritz. I found a fairly detailed guide on how to fix the problem, but it requires registry editing, and that is something i have never done before. if you could help id appreciate it. here are the instructions.

1. Restart the computer in Safe mode:
a. Restart the computer.
b. Press F8 when you receive the "Please select the operating system to start" message.
c. On the Windows Advanced Options menu, use the arrow keys to select Safe Mode, and then press ENTER.
d. If you are running other operating systems on the computer, use the arrow keys to select Microsoft Windows 2000 in the list that is displayed, and then press ENTER.
2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then press ENTER.
3. Locate and then click the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\lanmanserver\Shares
4. Back up the registry key:
a. On the Registry menu, click Export Registry File.
b. In the File name box, type Shares_RegKey, and then click Save.

This step saves the Shares registry key to the Shares_RegKey text file, which you can use to restore the key in the future. By default, the file is saved in the My Documents folder. For information about how to restore the key, search Regedit Help for the Import Registry Key topic.
5. Examine the list of values in the right pane of Registry Editor.

Notice that the Data column contains the paths to shared folders. For example, you may see a line similar to the following:
CSCFlags=0 MaxUses=4294967295 Path=E:\NS Permissions=0 Remark= Type=0
This refers to the E:\NS shared folder.
6. For each value, use Windows Explorer to make sure that the path displayed in the Data column represents an existing shared folder. Delete all values that do not correspond to shared folders.
7. Quit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

I havent got the foggiest notion as to what the line of code in step 5 means, though i did manage to find it. And I am also unsure what step 6 wants me to acctually do. thanx for your time.

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Old 05-13-2005, 07:10 AM   #2
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On the fritz?

Hmm, it also catches me out after a while too these guides always make things look soooo complicated.

Personally my friend (im sure the forum is getting sick of hearing me say this to )

but i like to make my computer maintenance experience simple (KISS-keep it simple stupid!)

use registry mechnic from www.registrymechanic.com or www.pctools.com/registrymechanic

Its trialware but once you have the code its a joy. Due to policy i cant give u the code but the sites are out there for you to use

if u want message me and i can give u the code.

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Old 05-14-2005, 07:37 PM   #3
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Default Re: Windows 2000 registry editing

Thank you very much. After talking with my friend about this problem, he suggested something similar. After the registry scaner worked it changed everything except the registry it needed to. Ill give this one a chance.
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