Microsoft Registry Checker keeps coming up, and cannot enter OS...

hi all,

Got a problem with a pc running Win98. Basically when you boot it up it goes in 'Microsoft Registry Checker' everytime( a new one on me!!), and indicates that bad system files are being repaired, and there is a 'Reboot' button there which I click in the hope all will be well. However it keeps returning to the same 'Microsoft Registry Checker' blue screen. What can I do to resolve this problem.

Incidentally this machine hardly ever goes onto the internet, and has McAffee VirusScan on it.

Thanks,

Sam
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
Hello SamJolly =)

Have you read here yet?

Registry Checker Continues to Detect Registry Damage
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/186909/EN-US/
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SamJollyAuthor Commented:
Thats interesting...since the problem suddenly started yesterday - so it could be a defective memory chip.

I assume that is what you think as well.

Thanks,

Sam
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
yeah... i mean out first doubt is about RAM chip.... and we can think about other things ONLY if RAM is not the problem :)
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SamJollyAuthor Commented:
Sheharyaar,

Thanks for your help. I think you are right, and I am going to take the PC to my pc shop for a spring clean, and while they are at it so check/replace the memory.

Incidentally found an excellent utility on another query that you might be interested in - it is called Passmark BurnInPro - it includes memory testing. I might well run this on the PC before it goes - now that I know which direction to look.

Thanks again,

Sam
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
hmmmmm good luck then :)
and btw for memory testing there is another utility we use mostly, called MemTest >> www.memtest86.com
thought it can add another tool in your list =)
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SamJollyAuthor Commented:
Is this a 'who needs a pc shop when you should do it yourself' hmmmmm??!!!

Yes I believe I have Memtest in my archive.... somewhere....

Cheers,

Sam

:)
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
>> Is this a 'who needs a pc shop when you should do it yourself' hmmmmm??!!!
lol.... no not at all...... it was just a feeling sad "hmmmmm" about the damaged RAM.... ;-)
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SamJollyAuthor Commented:
Thanks, again,

Have a great week,

Sam
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
same to you..... ^_^
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