I agree with signals. The easiest and most efficient method of recovery of your regkey, is to email it to yourself. Then, if you need it, just open the attachment and open Fab, no muss, no fuss. I do this with yahoo and gmail. It's kept remotely, so it's always retrievable. (To be honest, I've never had a problem with retrievable from Fengtao either). I also keep it backed up...both system clone and cd...I know..I'm really anal about this stuff... :bigsmile:, but I don't want to tempt fate...you know how that'll go... :rolleyes:
HP, as you probably know, has two recovery applications.
1 Non-destructive...this will result in absolutely no data loss and per hp support, is successful 90 % of the time (have done it x2 with my wife's pavilion...worked like a charm....10 % fails and results in reformatting)
2 Destructive...will reformat to original factory configuration.
Mind my asking what kind of problems you're having?
Have you tried xp restore?