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joecoolio

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I had read the post, http://forums.techguy.org/windows-95-98-me/86696-solved-scanreg.html, about the ""Windows has detected a registry/configuration error. Use SCANREG to correct this error." problem. I can not, however, get my PC to boot from a disk or CD Rom. No matter what I do, it goes straight to that same error message/prompt. It is as if the PC is simply bypassing the floppy and CD drives at startup. What can I do to get my little precious to boot up for me and get working again?
 

~Candy~

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Hi and welcome. You need to access the bios setup, usually pressing DEL, F1, F2, or the like, and make sure the bios setup is set to boot to the cdrom or floppy drive first. It sounds like the hard drive is the first boot option.
 

joecoolio

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Wow, and much thanks for the advice. Pressing F2 got me in and eventually allowed me to get to a command prompt. From there, I did the restore and am now able to work. Super kudos to you for taking the time to help me. I really appreciate it, especially on something as old and crappy as WINME.
 

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You're welcome. You should have tried Windows 3.1 or Windows 95 :eek:

You can mark the thread solved right above your first post.
 
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