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ERUNT - The Emergency Recovery Utility NT

review from Bluepwrdup, Feb 2007, permalink _ Backup Tools


From Bluepwrdup:

Recently, Windows system restore mysteriously stopped functioning on my computer. After checking the service, it indicated it was running and working properly. Yet it still would not go back to a previous restore point. Searching for the cause and how to repair - come to find out Windows system restore has a reputation for being notoriously unreliable. It works on some folks computers and on others it just stops working altogether for no apparent reason. I found this emergency recovery utility for the NT or XP registry. It backs up the entire windows registry consisting of ten hives (registry files). System Restore never backs up the entire registry, and it was apparently never intended to do so. It has very limited capabilities. If you run into the same problem I experienced, this utility will come to the rescue and it does a much better job.


Follow the directions for the installation of ERUNT. If you want to have it run at Windows startup each time you power up your PC, you will have a fresh system backup, including the Erunt executable file with the restore option. Then you can restore the whole registry to an earlier state when everything was working correctly. Note : My personnel preference is not to have ERUNT capture a snapshot every time you start / restart - you will be inundated with backups. Use ERUNT when ever your going to install a new application etc. etc. Also, disable Windows Restore - you won't be needing it's non-service any longer.


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Quote from the website

In 2001, as Windows XP began to come pre-installed on many new home user PCs and was likely to become the new Windows standard over the next years, I decided to write a program which offers the ease-of-use of Windows 9x/Me ERU by Microsoft (hence the name ERUNT) to backup the

registry, as well as providing an auto-backup capability, for example at Windows startup.


Or, before installing a new program for testing purposes one could save the registry with ERUNT, install and test the program, uninstall it and restore the registry to be 100% sure that no debris is left.


Registry Backup and Restore for Windows NT/2000/2003/XP


Written by Lars Hederer

File size (772KB)


No viruses / Spyware / Malware / Adware / Crapware


Latest D/L version here: http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt