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Running SCANREGISTRY at start-up? Y or N

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by BigDaveinNJ, Apr 15, 2004.

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  1. BigDaveinNJ

    BigDaveinNJ Thread Starter

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    Is it necessary or even advisable to have ScanReg run at every start-up?

    Thanks in advance

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  2. Styxx

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    Unnecessary, disable ScanReg at startup as appropriate.
     
  3. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    I have to disagree.

    Scanregistry does 2 things.
    1. Does a scan to confirm that there is nothing wrong in the registry that will stop windows from booting.
    and
    2. Once it has determined this, on the first boot of the day, it backs up the registry (and system.ini and win.ini)

    Without allowing Scanregistry to run, you will never be able to restore a "started" registry, using Scanreg /Restore

    Besides, this exercise takes a small amount of time during bootup, and once the process is complete, it goes away. (ie: it is no longer running)
     
  4. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    BigDaveInNJ:

    Make sure that ScanRegistry is checked and enabled in the MSCONFIG startup tab.
     
  5. Styxx

    Styxx Banned

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    Oh, if you meant should you shut ScanReg off in the System Configuration Utility, hell no! Flavallee and WhitPhil are correct! You should definately not stop ScanReg from running at Windows Startup in there.
     
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