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By richjones111 ·
on starting up win 95 I get the following message:

there is not enough memory to load the registry, or the registry is corrupted. Some devices may not work properly.

I have formated and reinstalled and the same message has come up again. I believe the battery on the motherboard is faulty, (although this is probably a minor problem).
can someone solve this corrupt registry prob please
cheers rich

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by dheupel In reply to message: corrupt registry

You might want to reseat the memory on the motherboard. I don't think a bad battery on the motherboard is going to cause this problem. If you still get this error after reseating the memory, swap it out with known good memory modules from a different computer. If you don't see the error after that, then you know your memory is bad - replace it. If you do get the error again after trying new/known good memory, then you know that the motherboard is bad. You can try a new battery, but I doubtthat is the problem. You may also have a failing hard drive, so I would check the mainboard with a different hard drive also.

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by richjones111 In reply to message: corrupt registry

I'm not certain it's the battery, howerver the date/time resets itself everytime the PC is turned off. Perhaps its more serious and is the motherboard. I'm not sure... could the corrupt registry and the fact the date and time resets itself be linkedin some way

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by zlitocook In reply to message: corrupt registry

Checking the memory is good. But did you try going into safe mode f8 key at boot up? it will prompt you if the registry is corrupt to load last known good back up. the registry can become bloated with things it dont need and are no longer used. Someviruses can corrupt it too. Also try a third party software to remove all partitions, there could be a partition that fdisk dose not see. NT and some linux partitions can not be removed with fdisk. And there are some freeware memory checkers that will test the ram.

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by fatmann In reply to message: corrupt registry

evry one made valid points. if you lost your battery you would have to set up you cmos every time you booted up(in most cases). running a good virus program is always the best way to start. the easyest way to replace the regestry with a good workingcopy is listed in your win95 user manual pg 83 "restoring the registry" and goes as follows
1)restart your computer and when you see the text: starting windows 95.... hit the F8 key to get the boot menu.
choose command prompt only
cd c:\windows
type the following commands note *.da0 contains a zero.
attrib -h -r -s system.dat
attrib -h -r -s system.da0
attrib -h -r -s user.dat
attrib -h -r -s user.da0
then type:
copy system.dao system.dat
copy user.da0 user.dat
restart you computer
this will restore the last know good copy of you regestry. hope that helps

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