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Registry Problems installing win 95

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Here is the scenario I am in.

Last week my computer warned me that I had a registry problem with a dialog box.  I tried to restore the registry by clicking the botton, but it didn't work.  So I tried to fix with either my Norton Rescue Disks and my first AId 95 back-ups.  It didn't work.  

So I decided to reinstall windows 95.  I went through the installation process under the restore option.  At the end, windows 95 requested the file-sample.sys.  I was able to find this file and reinstalled windows 95.

As I waiting for the computer to boot with windows 95 "for the first time", once into windows it claimed that there was a registry problem.

So I installed windows 95 over the old version, and got the same problems.

What can I do to fix this problem?
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by:strowger
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Since the restore from backup did not work you will have to junk your registry files. Rename the user.dat, system.dat, system.da0 and system.1st files to *.old then reinstall windows.. this should straighten out any registry problems. Be aware that you will have to reload any software that made entries into the registry.
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by:mungo86
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Those files don't exist on the computer.
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cmcgee earned 200 total points
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You will need to do a DIR /AH to see those files as they are hidden files.

in order to rename the files you will need to change the attributes for them first.

Attrib -r -a -s -h system.dat

Do this for each file and then you can rename the file like strowger suggested.

Hope this helps,
Craig
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my bad... forgot to say that they were hidden :)
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by:mungo86
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It was a great answer. I had to delete the files, and install again.  Lucky I had First AID 97.  It had a copy of the registry and my computer is back without  a scratch.  I highly recommend that program.
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