An often used "quick fix" for NT problems related to the BSOD. You will need a copy of Wintellect's ERD Commander Pro to perform this repair. When typing path names, do NOT include quote marks.
Boot up w/ERD Commander Pro.
Create two directories on the root of "C:". Name them OLDREP and OLDCONFIG.
Copy all files (*.*) from "C:Winntrepair" to "C:OLDREP". Copy all files from "C:WinntSystem32config" to "C:OLDCONFIG".
Delete file "Software" from "C:WinntSystem32config".
Working from "C:OLDREP" directory, expand "software._" to "C:WinntSystem32configsoftware".
Remove Commander Pro disk and type "EXIT" at the prompt. The machine will reboot.
This was first published in October 2002