HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE went missing

john 1 Reputation point
2021-10-08T17:40:57.89+00:00

so laterly i where trying to install windows service pack but i had the 0x80070002 error

a entire day later and a lot of solutions that dont worked one of them suggested me to go in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and do something

no problem i got to regedit, services and boom where is this guy at
this is not the only paste missing but the only guy still alive is HKEY_CURRENT_USER and ironically just next to it was another guy named SystemSort.666

i really need to fix this or else im gonna get beaten to death by my mom

sorry for my bad english
and sorry for my bad use of commas

Windows
Windows
A family of Microsoft operating systems that run across personal computers, tablets, laptops, phones, internet of things devices, self-contained mixed reality headsets, large collaboration screens, and other devices.
5,073 questions
0 comments No comments
{count} votes

2 answers

Sort by: Most helpful
  1. Michael Taylor 51,341 Reputation points
    2021-10-08T18:27:54.347+00:00

    If HKLM were missing then Windows wouldn't boot. That particular key is where all the Windows settings are stored including services and drivers. Without it Windows won't run. Can you please provide a screenshot of what you are seeing?

    What version and edition of Windows are you using? Are you running the tool as an admin?

    0 comments No comments

  2. Limitless Technology 39,501 Reputation points
    2021-10-11T07:43:53.717+00:00

    Hello @john

    It would be very hard to help you don't remember exactly the changes you have made in order to revert them. About the changes in the registry *ALWAYS save a copy of the registry as a .reg file in case you need to restore again the same settings before you started changing.

    It would help that you mentioned the version of your operating system. In advance, if you are using Windows 10, this can help to restore the "integrity" of the system: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/repair-a-windows-image

    About the registry... is it possible that you have downloaded some "Fix it for me" tool from the internet that was promising to "run this program to fix your issue instead of type all the commands on this website!" or something like that? In that case it is possible that you have installed some sort of virus that have corrupted your system. Run an antivirus first of all.

    If the system is clean, the best option would be to save all personal files, and reinstall your copy of windows.

    Hope this helps with your query,

    --------
    --If the reply is helpful, please Upvote and Accept as answer--

    0 comments No comments