Here's the deal.
Corrupted hkey local machine\System key. I havea backup from today, problem is, whenever I try to restore it (even from selective startup wiht no services running) I get the cannot import key open by process or service error. Is there anyway I can run regedit before windows starts? Or a tool that will force the new registry keys to take? I'm in a bind here, and google isn't getting me anywhere fast. Thanks.