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Restore previous registry....

By cyberghost_1 ·
How can I restore a previous registry on my PC? This is the problem: On one of my PC's, all of a sudden everything changed ! Files I had weren't on my Desktop, Display was diferent, IE was configured diferently, my home page was different. Basically it reverted to a previous state that I had like a month ago....This happened to me once before an my other PC and I fixed it, but I forgot how. I remember a screen asking me what Registry Date I wanted applied. This returned my Desktop and the rest of my PC back to my settings.....I need a quick reminder of how to fix this issue. Thanks

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by wcp In reply to Restore previous registry ...

I assume your Windows is 98 or 98SE.

Boot to Safe Mode with Command Prompt only.
Type ?Scanreg /restore? without the quotes and hit Enter key. Choose the date you desire.
For more information, refer to MS KB Article 221512 ?How to Manually Restore the Windows 98/Me Registry? or tinyurl.com/phg2

If it is Windows ME, either the above method or ?System Restore? will do the job.

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By default, you have five known good registries to choose from. In reality, you have only four, because the current one you want to get out of must be excluded.

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Unfortunately, no.
Unless you changed setting in C:\Windows\Sysbckup, Windows backed up total of 5 known good registry, System.ini, and Win.ini, once on a given day when Windows booted fine. Assuming you did not make necessary changes, what you saw (the dates) was what you got.

Refer to MS KB Article 183603 ?How to Customize Registry Checker Tool Settings? or tinyurl.com/fhv2.

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by wcp In reply to

Remove any space in URL.

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by wcp In reply to

The file, that you may change the number of good registries to be backed up, is scanreg.ini and it is in C:\Windows folder.

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by cyberghost_1 In reply to Restore previous registry ...

This kinda worked but it restored a setting from today...The only other dates were from March...Is there a way to restore Yesterday's setting without the date being on Scanreg?

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by cyberghost_1 In reply to Restore previous registry ...

One other question...the settings on IE are all messed up too! At first I couldn't access my email. I fixed this by going to IE Options and lowered the security setting from high down to medium. Now I tried re-DLing MyWebSearch toolbar and 3 other toolbars. None of them seem to get installed...I know what you are going to say...SPYWARE ! SPAMWARE! (It's my wife's PC, so I don't have much say in what she has on it...Even though I bought it...8P) How can I fix this ? Before this happened I had no problem DLing Toolbars for her.

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by cyberghost_1 In reply to Restore previous registry ...

I still haven't been able to DL and install Toolbars. What is the problem? It seems to DL, my PC says it is installed, although it doesn't show up on IE?

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