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  • Last known good configuration.

    What does "Last known good configuration" actually do?
    Does it replace the hives from \\winnt\repair, or from system.alt?
    Whats the best strategy to restore the system hive if Last known good fails?

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    Re: Last known good configuration.

    Last Known Good configuration is taking copy of your systems hardware configuration and driver settings from registry each time OS sucesfully boots.
    You can use it only if you didnt log on after your system crashed.
    Now I think you have to post a specific problem or question to get an answer what is the best strategy.
    The chase is better than the catch

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      Re: Last known good configuration.

      Originally posted by detonator View Post
      What does "Last known good configuration" actually do?
      Does it replace the hives from \\winnt\repair, or from system.alt?
      Whats the best strategy to restore the system hive if Last known good fails?
      Generally, If unsuccessful with that, I would then use Safe Mode. If Safe Mode allows you to logon, you can then look at the event viewer and look at disabling hardware devices that may be causing the issue etc. It may be software that needs uninstalling. If you have the system restore feature enabled, you can also roll the system back.

      If that fails and depending on the services running on the machine and whether you have a backup or alternative boxes to restore to, you could look into a repair of the OS and take it from there. If that fails, the HDD can be attached to another machine or via a USB caddie, the relevant files copied and then the server reinstalled. Better still, if you have another HDD(s), you could use those instead and carry out a fresh install. That way you still have the original intact.

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