Corrupt file

When I do a cold boot I get a message unable to access regisitry.  The computer then goes through a process of retreaving backup files to fix problem.  I have run check system files and it is user.exe.  I tried to retreave it from the Win98 CD without any luck.  How can I fix this? I know the file that is corrupt but it says it cannot find the file on the Win98 CD.  That is the problem.  I cannot restore it.

OK, I am sure I have Win98 first edition and the drive is D.
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MrbreezeCommented:
Don,
Try this,

1)Restart the computer and hold the CTRL key while it is booting.
2)Choose Command Prompt only.
3)At the DOS prompt type these lines and press ENTER after each one
4)C:
5)CD Windows
6)CD Command
7)Scanreg /fix
8)Let Scanreg review your registry and make any necessary repairs.
9)When it is finished restart into Windows.

When it is fully booted back up

1)Put your Win98 CD into the drive.
2)Click Start, Run and type in SFC and click OK
3)Click on the settings button and select "Check for changed and deleted files" and click OK
4)Replace any files that it finds that are bad or corrupt.
5)When SFC is finished restart the machine

Does that help anything
                                                 Mrbreeze
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1cellCommented:
also, try this

coldboot to DOS and type:

scanreg /fix

to fix the registry or:

scanreg /restore

to restore a previous back up of the registry
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DonIAuthor Commented:
Edited text of question.
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dew_associatesCommented:
DonI, give this a try:

1. Start your computer with the Windows 98 Startup disk.
 
2. Choose "Start Windows 98 with CD-ROM Support"" from the Startup menu, and
   then press ENTER.
 
3. Type the following command, and then press ENTER
 
extract <drive>:\win98\win98_<xx>.cab ddeml.dll /l
   c:\windows\system
 
where <drive> is the CD-ROM drive containing your Windows 98 CD-ROM, and <xx> is 28 if you are running Windows 98 Second Edition or 31 if you are running Windows 98.
 
4. Remove the Startup disk, and then restart the computer.


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DonIAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help.  I can get it to boot up after it goes back to backup and restores the file but only for that session.  What I want to do is fix it permantly.  It tells me it cannot find the file on the Win98 CD.  Perhaps I am not doing what I should.  I know very little about a computer, please keep that in mind.
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dew_associatesCommented:
Okay, two things then, (A) which version of Windows 98, First or Second Edition, and when you boot to your Windows 98 Boot Floppy what drive letter is assigned to your CD Rom drive.

Provide this info and I'll spell out a step by step which two files you will need to extract and restore to your system and how to do it.
Dennis
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DonIAuthor Commented:
Edited text of question.
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DonIAuthor Commented:
I am sure I am running Win98 first edition.  My CDrom drive is D.
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Davy070599Commented:
I would first try another win98 cdrom.  It could be that yours is damaged.
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dew_associatesCommented:
Don, boot your PC to the Windows 98 Startup floppy disk and choose "With CD Rom Drive support". During the boot process it will assign a different drive letter than you are used to while within windows. As an example, if it is normally "D", then the boot disk will assign it to "E" as the boot disk creates a ram drive in memory to provide for tools on the floppy.

Okay, with that known, here's the procedure to be followed. Pay particluar attention to where the blank spaces are.

1. Start your computer with the Windows 98 Startup disk.
 
2. Choose "Start Windows 98 with CD-ROM Support"" from the Startup menu, and
   then press ENTER.
 
3. Type the following command, and then press ENTER
 
extract E:\win98\win98_31.cab ddeml.dll /l c:\windows\system
 
then:

extract E:\win98\win98_42.cab user.exe /l c:\windows\system

4. Remove the Startup disk, and then restart the computer.

Let me know how you make out!
Dennis
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dew_associatesCommented:
DonI, how are you doing with this?
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