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By zhouweiqin ·
My window98 SE software had a damaged registry, how do I make recover registry file. On the DOS prompt, what command should I type.
Any help will be appreciated.
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by awdfg In reply to Recover Registry file

Windows 98 has a built in Registry restoring feature,which monitors your registry and if anything goes wrong, it automatically restores the registry.
If you want to do it manually, look for the files "system.da0" and "user.da0" in the windows directory(these files are hidden) and copy them to "system.dat" and "user.dat"
respectively.You have to do this in MS DOS mode.
Commands:
c:\windows>attrib -r -s -h system.da*
c:\windows>attrib -r -s -h user.da*
c:\windows>copy system.da0 system.datc:\windows>copy user.da0 user.dat
select yes to overwrite the existing files.

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by zhouweiqin In reply to Recover Registry file

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by jmatt In reply to Recover Registry file

To restore the registry in Microsoft Windows 98 do this:

Restart the computer to MS-DOS mode. This can be done by choosing
Command Prompt Only on boot or by clicking Start, Shut Down, Restart
the Computer in MS-DOS mode and clicking "yes" when prompted.

Type:

scanreg /restore

Press ENTER.

Restart your computer. These steps will restore your registry to its
state when you last successfully started your computer.

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by kgosnell In reply to Recover Registry file

Considering the date , you will likely have to fool the date by going back to an earlier date , hopefully it has the data in the files , but it might do it from jump, these are the commands you want , just go to a dos prompt and use one of these , the one I would use is scanreg /restore but the OPT command will resolve some interesting issues.
I hope this hasn't been too long and you can't go back , if so , you will have to reinstall. Luck

Pulled from one of my personal help files
Registryfixes for 98SE , see which ones apply for W2K and ME as these are Dos commands.
scanreg /restore (Go back feature up to 5 days )
scanreg /opt (Optomize registry by defrag and eleminating orphans )
scanreg /fix (Uses current settings and restores them to operational )

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by earnest In reply to Recover Registry file

The other scanreg option is /backup.
I periodically make backups before and after I make changes so if somethin goes wrong I haven't screwed the pouch. This recently helped me on our network when many people became infected with the navidad virus. Just do scanreg /restore and then run virus scan and vioule, all fixed.

Regards,
Bo

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by alan.robinson14 In reply to Recover Registry file

at DOS promp try
scanreg /fix

and if you want to optimse
scanreg /opt

Alan

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