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My win95 has a completely corrupt registry, when I try to go into safe mode himem.sys fails completely , I checked the memory with a mem checker and it seems fine,. I tried to use the ramdisk method to check the memory but I can't get past the himem.sys ..how do I completely erase the registry and start from new??
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There are not a lot of options (unless you have a saved good registry backup file somewhere) for fixing the registry. One good one is If you still have "System.1st" in you system, usually in you root directory. Rename you c:\windows\system.dat to system.bad, then rename system.1st to system.dat.
System.1st has the registry as it was when you installed.
You'll probably have to re-register or re-install some apps,
but you will have a good registry.

There are a couple of other methods but this one sounds like the best to me.

Let me know how it goes, we can work further,
bwil@erinet.com
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See How to Troubleshoot Registry Errors
http://www.microsoft.com/kb/articles/q131/4/31.htm
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I tried copying system.1st to system.dat, now it comes up with a "fatal exception error" or something like that...still not working :((

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Exactly what does the message say?
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ntaylor051897 earned 100 total points
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Delete the SYSTEM.DAT file.  It should be in the c:\windows
or c:\windows\system directory

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Did deleting the system.dat do the job?
bwil@erinet.com
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