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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by agukids, Dec 14, 2001.

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  1. agukids

    agukids Thread Starter

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    When I started my computer today,I got this error....

    "Windows Registry Checker"
    Windows encountered an error accessing the system registry. Windows will restart and repair the system registry for you.


    But everytime I hit ok to restart it keeps when it reboots it shows back up....Does anyone know what I can do to get rid of this error? Thanks!!!
     
  2. beach51

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    Hi agukids,Go to Start>Shutdown>Restart in ms-dos>at the c:\prompt type

    Scanreg /Fix

    Notice the space between the g and /

    Lets us know if this works for you.
     
  3. agukids

    agukids Thread Starter

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    Well I tried that and when I typed it in it said something like Bad Command. Any other suggestions?
     
  4. beach51

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    Well thats the right command.Are you sure you typed it just like it is on the first post?Ok try this,Go to Start>Run>type in msinfo32,click ok.Click on tools,then registry checker.See if that helps.While your there at system information window,also click on system file checker to see if you have any bad files.

    let us know
     
  5. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    If you're running Win95, it won't work.

    If Win98 or ME, Beach is absolutely right.

    Grtz.
     
  6. columbo

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    Hi,

    If you are using Windows 95, try doing this:

    http://people.mw.mediaone.net/viper8/regbackup.htm

    Make sure you follow the instructions step-by-step. You will have to change the file attributes (using the attrib command) before and after you copy over the .da0 files.

    Post back if you're unclear on any of the instructions. Better to ask questions with the registry, then to make mistakes.

    Good Luck;)
     
  7. Bryan

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    If your running W98 or Windows ME and your consistently getting that error at startup, your RAM is most likely causing it. The RAM isn't necessary completely bad but it's just what I would call "shakey". If your up to it and you have multiple strips of RAM in the PC, open up the case and try rotating the strips in the different slots and rebooting each time til your able to boot up without the error. You want to keep rotating different strips into the first slot. Keep trying different combinations til you can boot up cleanly.

    Your other option would be to boot to SafeMode and disable ScanRegistry at startup using msconfig but I would only suggest that as a temporary measure til you can open the case and rotate or replace the RAM. If you need help trying that, let us know if your running W98 or Windows ME.
     
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