Solved

Registry corrupted too often

Posted on 2000-04-17
6
121 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
I just installed Win98 and Visual Studio 6.0 in my pc and began using it. After several sessions when I turned my pc on, there was a message saying that the Registry is corrupted and gave me an option to restore it. The problem was I don't have a backup of my registry which lead me to re-install the OS. The message window can't be deactivated but I can still use my pc like I normally do. I don't want to continue working this way for it might affect my development project including the db. I also encountered this problem in Win95 before I shifted to Win98. What's the problem?
0
Comment
Question by:jacorb
6 Comments
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
jjcontact earned 5 total points
ID: 2725302
The beauty of Windows 98 is the Scanreg feature. When you boot to a dos prompt, you type in Scanreg /restore and get a list of the last 5 days registries. Almost always, you can find one that is valid and boot Windows.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jacorb
ID: 2725314
that's great....but do you need to configure somthing....
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:LadyKath
ID: 2725337
Windows 98 automatically creates a backup of the registry on the first boot up of the day, unless the scanreg.ini file has been modified.  The default setting is 5 backups-last 5 days system was booted ) and unless something has changed your system configuration or you have installed software, restoring the registry file will work. When you boot up and get the "registry is corrupted" just answer yes to restoring it and windows will do so.
0
Flexible connectivity for any environment

The KE6900 series can extend and deploy computers with high definition displays across multiple stations in a variety of applications that suit any environment. Expand computer use to stations across multiple rooms with dynamic access.

 

Author Comment

by:jacorb
ID: 2725365
I tried issuing command Scanreg /restore and it did restore succesfully as the msg say but when Win98 is restarted, it found again errors in registry that prompted the OS to backup system files and restore registry again. This goes over and over.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:FatherTime
ID: 2725438
insted of running scanreg/restore run scanreg/fix and let it fix those errors in the registery. then reboot and see what happens. if your systems reboots ok and doesn't find any registery errors the run system file checker from the start run menu sfc. the will check all your system files and prompt you if it finds any corrupt ones. i think you may have a corrupt file.  
0
 

Author Comment

by:jacorb
ID: 2725546
i tried restoring the registry from latest backup. the problem was still there. then, i tried restoring from the latter version of the backup and it worked fine. the last thing i did before this problem surfaced was, installing hp deskjet 710c. i think the problem started from here. i am in the process of downloading driver for this printer.

guys, you are all a big help. how i wish i can award everyone the points.

thanks again!
0

Featured Post

Networking for the Cloud Era

Join Microsoft and Riverbed for a discussion and demonstration of enhancements to SteelConnect:
-One-click orchestration and cloud connectivity in Azure environments
-Tight integration of SD-WAN and WAN optimization capabilities
-Scalability and resiliency equal to a data center

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Our Group Policy work started with Small Business Server in 2000. Microsoft gave us an excellent OU and GPO model in subsequent SBS editions that utilized WMI filters, OU linking, and VBS scripts. These are some of experiences plus our spending a lo…
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, using the VMware Host Client. The virtual machine has Windows Server 2016 instal…
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…

830 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question