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Manually Restore A Good Registry

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by RBG, Oct 1, 2003.

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  1. RBG

    RBG Thread Starter

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    HELLO!

    CAN ANYBODY TELL ME HOW I MIGHT MANUALLY RESTORE A
    GOOD REGISTRY ON MY WIN 95 COMPUTER?


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  2. Linkmaster

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    Hi RBG,
    What problem are you having that prompts you to restore your regstry??

    If you are in Windows you can go to Start/Shut Down... and select Restart in MS-DOS mode. The computer will restart in pure DOS (not a DOS box in Windows - very important distinction).
    Alternately, if your computer is already off, you can start it into pure DOS by holding down the Ctrl key as soon as the BIOS information clears the screen. As soon as the menu appears, press the Space Bar (or any other key) once. This will keep the menu active and allow you the time to read over the selections available. Choose Command Prompt Only from the menu. You will then be in Pure DOS.
    In order to restore any copy of the Registry, either a copy you made or one that Windows 98 itself made within the last five days, just type SCANREG /RESTORE. Using the arrow keys, select the CAB (the CABs you will see are archived copies of the Registry) you want. The CAB files are listed by date with the most recent copy at the top. Once you've restored the Registry, use the arrow keys to highlight Exit and then reboot.


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  4. flavallee

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    RBG:

    The SCANREG /RESTORE command doesn't work with Windows 95. It only works with Windows 98. It's a much more difficult process with Windows 95, as you can see by reading Microsoft knowledge base article #Q131431.

    By the way, don't post in all caps. It's considered to show anger or shouting.

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