Delete the Repair directory

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

If you delete the %systemroot%\Repair folder, you will not be able to:
  • Install service packs.

    Service Pack Setup could not find the Setup.log file in your repair directory..

  • Create an Emergency Repair disk

    Repair Disk Utility could not copy all files to the Emergency Repair Disk. One or more files were not found.

    Sam._ , Security._ , Default._ hives and the SETUP.LOG which are found in the Repair folder are missing.

The only solution is to do an inplace upgrade of NT.

See HOWTO: Recover from Deleting the Repair Directory and Setup.log

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