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    Windows Registry

    How can I get a copy of the whole windows ( XP HOME ) registry without being able to boot off the HDD but having root access to the whole HDD?

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    NTFS DOS floppy. Or the recovery console are your best bet...
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    Originally posted here by bballad
    NTFS DOS floppy. Or the recovery console are your best bet...
    Floppies can't contain the NTFS file system............

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    Yes, floppies can't contain the NTFS filesystem. However, the NTFSDOS floppy is a DOS floppy with a driver to enable it to read NTFS.
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    Interesting, never knew. Thanks for for the info.

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    I think the following article might help:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;307545
    It is called:
    How to Recover from a Corrupted Registry That Prevents Windows XP from Starting.
    But it got enough info to get you going I reckon.

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    The "Offline NT password recovery" program (which is actually a Linux floppy) contains a basic registry editor. Google for it.

    It's not very easy to use, but you can make certain modifications (it's mainly used to modify the SAM to change the admin password if you've forgotten it)

    It's text-based and starts by asking you a series of questions. The registry navigator is (iirc) command-line driven, with maybe commands like "ls" and "cd"

    Dunno if it works on XP home though, it's intended for NT and NT-based systems (maybe Win2k, XP pro) - you can give it a go.

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