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WIN98 REGISTRY CHECKER

By rhasby ·
Im working on a pc that has me stumped. It will operate flawlessly for some time, then out of the blue, the registry checker will come up on boot up.It says the registry has changed and windows will restore a good backup copy. When it re-boots the same message comes up and it will catch in a loop. The only way I can fix this is to start the windows install, which will repair the registry; then exit the set-up. Upon re-booting, everything will be fine - for a while. I have done extensive hardware testing, everthing seems ok. Configuration is PII 400, Gigabyte MB, 3D Prophet Video, S.B. PCI 128 sound card, Creative Modem (PCI), Kingston Network card (RealTek drivers), 64 MB Ram

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by rhasby In reply to WIN98 REGISTRY CHECKER

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by MCSE2kgrl In reply to WIN98 REGISTRY CHECKER

This behavior can occur if the registry backup file you are trying to restore is damaged, or if the "damage" flag in the currently used registry file is not being reset by the Registry Checker tool.
To resolve this issue, run the Registry Checker tool using the /fix and /opt command-line switches. To do so, follow these steps:


Restart your computer, press and hold down the CTRL key until the Windows 98 Startup menu appears, and then choose Command prompt only.


At the command prompt, type scanreg /fix, and then press ENTER.

NOTE: The /fix command-line switch causes the Registry Checker tool to repair any damaged portions of the registry.


After the Registry Checker tool finishes repairing the registry, press ENTER.

At the command prompt, type scanreg /opt, and then press ENTER.

NOTE: The /opt command-line switch causes the Registry Checker tool to optimize the registry by removing unused space.


Restart your computer.


If the behavior persists, attempt to restore a different registry backup file using the /restore command-line switch.

Hope this helps

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by rhasby In reply to WIN98 REGISTRY CHECKER

ALTHOUGH THIS DID PROVIDE A TEMPORARY "FIX" TO THE PROBLEM, IT DID'NT SOLVE IT. THANKS ANYWAY...
(IT WAS BAD MEMORY)

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by saihib In reply to WIN98 REGISTRY CHECKER

It is quite possible that you have memory chips that are failing. Check out Microsoft Knowledge Base Article Q186909 - Registry Checker Continues to Detect Registry Damage

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by rhasby In reply to WIN98 REGISTRY CHECKER

THANKS! I RAN SYSTEM TESTS ON THE MEMORY BEFORE, BUT DID NOT FIND ANY PROBLEMS...ONLY AFTER REPLACING THE MEMORY DID THE PROBLEM GO AWAY!

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by Keelhan In reply to WIN98 REGISTRY CHECKER

Just few basic steps that i would try first.
Please try to verify the integrity of your hard drive. Use scandisk in DOS mode and perform surface scan or better yet create a diagnsotic disk from the manufacturer of drive.
Also i have seen really strange behavior when system is infected with viruses. Try scanning for them using the latest update.

Also check your registry entries for any rogue programs starting up.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] ( also insted of run runservices )

Have yuo checked if your system is overheating?

And make sure you have a current backup of registry you can easily restore.

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by rhasby In reply to WIN98 REGISTRY CHECKER

MY SECOND THOUGHT WAS THE HARD DRIVE TOO, I HAD IT NARROWED TO THAT OR BAD MEMORY. (IT WAS BAD MEMORY) THANKS ANYWAY...

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