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Now my brand new less than one day old laptop refuses to boot up and just gives me a blue screen message as per above. How can I get into the registry to remove this registry addition I added for my dreamweaver file when I get this error before windows xp loads.
Then you could try using system restore or editing your registry to remove offending problems.
If the registry is corrupt (as opposed to having invalid data) then it should revert to an earlier copy. If the data was imported correctly, it should only have affected a single proprietary (Macromedia) key which should not in itself cause a boot problem. This being the case, removing the key may not fix the problem.
You'll need to boot from the CD into the recovery console and open reg.exe (typically C:\Windows\System32\reg.exe).
If you get it working again, I would suggest reinstalling Dreamweaver and simply reentering the registration code (if it is readable on the other computer) rather than importing a whole registry key.
Even with an OEM CD, it should be possible to start the recovery console, simple place it in the tray, and press Ctrl-ALt_Del (or power off/on) and wait for the recovery option to be displayed (from memory, this takes several minutes).
Firstly, try deleting the macromedia key (using reg.exe) but if that doesn't work and a repair install doesn't work, you'll have to go with a full clean install. If the CD is faulty (that is possible) you should be able to use another CD with the key supplied with the new laptop (in this case, activation may have to be performed manually, but this is not a problem).
From my own experience, a full clean install is a good idea with any new computer simply to avoid the garbage that comes preinstalled (for example, my Dell laptop under Vista took about 30 seconds to enter standy when I got it, but after a clean install it only takes about 3 seconds).