I posted this question before and awarded points when the comment stated " in the win95 book it says that the backed up registry is added to the existing registry"
Well if the existing registry is corrupt, then if the backed registry is added to it then it still would be corrupt. Now during reinstall of my HD, I received from scandisk after installing only two programs, and restarting, I read a note that said " the existing registry is corrupted and is being REPLACED by a good registry.
Thus, I am very confured. The local fab shop tech said that the registry is replaced yet on this site it was mentioned that the backup was added to the existing one. Now if this is the case why does windows make a back up registry automatically?
Oh, I had just reinstalled from scratch my windows, Norton 2002 and Firewall and was downloading, and once again the HD was wiped out! Anyway I am now as people have said on this site, using a set of back up tapes, to cycle to keep the information up to date. I also save after scanning the programss immediately to a cd rom. Just a comment.