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RE: Windows system corruption following tortoise install

From: Chris Ormerod <chris.ormerod_at_ruralpress.com>
Date: 2006-04-27 01:01:57 CEST

Further to Stefans response, the 3MB file you copied will likely be a "last
known good" file from whenever you last installed hardware (or more likely,
when you installed windows).

After recovering the system using the 3MB one, you need to go into
SysVolInfo and grab a later copy from the spot where System Restore keeps
its copies. You may be able to just go into the System Restore wizard and
choose a restore point, but system restore doesn't actually scan the restore
point directory to find restore points - it has to keep track of them in the
registry (by far the wierdest decision I have ever seen in windows,
considering you will most likely be using SysRestore to fix the registry) -
so you may have to do the copying manually and hope it works.

I should point out I had this same problem a few months ago on one of my
PCs, I turned it on, checked my email and then shutdown. A few hours later
turn it back on to be faced by this problem. All the restore methods I could
find didn't work so I had to reinstall windows. Haven't had any problems at
all since then, so I assume windows screwed itself up.

And yeah, I don't think TSVN would have had anything to do with it. Just a
massive coincidence...

Chris

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Marrons [mailto:Paul.Marrons@reuters.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, 25 April 2006 11:23 PM
> To: users@tortoisesvn.tigris.org
> Subject: Windows system corruption following tortoise install
>
>
> Hi,
>
> Both mine and a workmate's computers have had their
> WINNT\System32\config\system file corrupted following the
> installation of the latest version of tortoise (1.3.3 Build
> 6219). Following the post installation reboot windows failed
> to load up on both of these machines, which seems more than a
> mere coincidence. The only means of recovery was to use a
> backed up one e.g. from the WINNT\repair directory using the
> emergency repair console. I believe that the 'system' file is
> normally supposed to be around 3MB (I may be wrong) and that
> the corrupted one, post tortoise installation, had inflated
> up to 32MB.
>
> Regards,
>
> P Marrons.
>
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