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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?
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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.
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by:jacorb
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that's great....but do you need to configure somthing....
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by:LadyKath
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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.
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by:jacorb
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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.
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by:FatherTime
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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.  
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by:jacorb
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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!
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