I've got some details to give that will probably help:
This is concerning a computer that I have assembled from new parts. My first one to build from scratch.
It is a BIOSTAR 430VX Motherboard
Cyrix 233 processor (75mhz bus speed)
Standard video and sound cards, etc.
It seems to run OK except that Win 98 is constantly giving "registry" errors!!! It began giving errors from the time I first loaded win98 on it. It has always indicated something is wrong with the regisrty. So I earased (formatted) the drive and started over - only to find the exact same resuilts. I've done this (formatted and re-loaded the o/s, etc,) dozens of times with other machines and have never experienced such problems. I'm assuming I have a problem with the hardware somewhere.
I have two questions that need answers:
1) When a drive is formatted - Is the regisrty deleated as well as all data? Is ANYTHING left on the drive after formatting?
2) What does my symptoms sound like to you??? And what advise do you have for me to help locate the problem I'm having with this sick system???
Basicly what it does is come up with one of three different registry screens when it is booted up. It says it has repaired or needs to repair the registry but when it re-boots, It continues the loop by saying the same thing over again... When I loaded OFFICE on it, It tells me something is wrong with the registry when I try to run some of the office programs...