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Registry Error at First Time Boot

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I'm installing 95 on a freshly formatted disk on a P100. Everything seems to go fine right up to the very first time I start it up. Just before the desktop appears, I get a message that says 95 had an error accessing the registry, and to click on the button to rebuild the registry and restart. It never works...after the system restarts I get the same message. Any ideas?
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by:henrie
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What happens when you press F8 at boot ("Starting Windows95"), boot in safe-mode?
Checked for virus?

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unikjtf earned 100 total points
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Did the Windows install with no problems? Even the slightest install problem may corrupt the registry.
Try booting the DOS (W95 dos) and do a manual export and import of the registry from the command line. Sometimes this can help.

Position yourself in the Windows directory. To export the existing registry write:
regedit /L:system.dat /R:user.dat /e my-backup-file

Import can be done with (written on one line):
regedit /l:system.dat /R:user.dat my-backup-file


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by:jamin
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When I tried to export the registry, I got a message that said
the file system.dat could not be read. I tried to change the attributes, but that didn't do any good. It seems like the system is having trouble writing to the the system.dat file. I'm running out of things to try.
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by:jamin
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Turns out it was the mother board. It now works like a charm.
Case closed.
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