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By mberrisford ·
I have a new system here that comes up with a message saying that it is having trouble accessing the registry and then reboots with an old version of the registry. Here is the exact message:

Windows encountered an error accessing the system registry. Windows will restart and repair the system registry for you.

Specs:

- PIII, ASUS MB w/ Via Chipset
- Matrox G400 Video
- SB 128 Live Sound Card
- Maxtor 30GB Hard Drive (Primary/Master)
- LS-120 Drive (Primary/Slave)
- AOPEN 50X CD-ROM (Secondary/Master)
- DVD (Secondary/Slave)
- Win98 2nd Ed.

Any ideas?

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by guy In reply to Problem accessing registr ...

Technet has several references to your error
1) Q193903 Problem low disk space
2) Q250323 Problem renaming ntuser.dat (.man)
Also the resource kit says the errro could mean low on memory.
3) Accessing system registry.
When you start Windows 98, you receive one of the following error messages:
Windows encountered an error accessing the system Registry. Windows will restart and repair the system Registry for you now.

Windows 98 will restart your computer and run Registry Checker in MS-DOS mode (Scanreg.exe) to fix the problem.

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by mberrisford In reply to Problem accessing registr ...
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by mdbishop In reply to Problem accessing registr ...

Try booting to the DOS prompt and using the command regedit /e <name of file>. When that is completed use the command regedit /c <name of file>. This exports your registry then imports a corrected copy of the registry. Any corrupted portion of the registry is copied in with a default value. This process has worked for me in the past to get by quirky problems. Replace <name of file> with whatever you want to name the file, i.e. test.

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by mberrisford In reply to Problem accessing registr ...
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by fiction12 In reply to Problem accessing registr ...

It is possible that your memory may be bad. Try swapping it out with known good memory to make sure.

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by mberrisford In reply to Problem accessing registr ...

The manufacturer replaced the memory and the motherboard so I think that you were right to point to a hardware issue.

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by itsibitsi In reply to Problem accessing registr ...

Click on "Start", "Shutdown" and choose "Restart in Dos mode". At the C prompt type: scanreg /restore

Restart your computer.

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by mberrisford In reply to Problem accessing registr ...
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by azdavid99 In reply to Problem accessing registr ...

First: Type "scanreg/fix" at a command prompt in DOS. If it doesn't work....
Second: Rebuild the registry with the following steps....Select SAFE MODE COMMAND PROMPT ONLY from the startup menu in DOS
Type the following commands and press enterafter each one:
CD Windows
Regedit /E total.reg
Regedit /C total.reg
Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> at the same time or press the reset button to restart the computer.
NOTE: Rebuilding the registry can take several minutes dependent on the size of the registry.
The second command (/E) exports the registry to the file TOTAL.REG, and the third command (/C) rebuilds the registry by importing TOTAL.REG.

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