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By alfayomega33 ·
a friend of mine called because he had a problem with his pc and u tried to troubleshoot his machine by phone telling him what to do so after many frustratin tries
i told him to type in (DOS)THE SCANREG\RESTORE COMMAND but what happened was that his computer just got back to old dates not recently dates as usual,this was in windows 98 why this happened?

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by DKlippert In reply to scanning registry back

Could be a damaged backup file. Here are a couple of articles that detail the procedure to restore the registry (type one of the following in the address box of IE)

MSKB Q245412

MSKB Q183887

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by Paul D. Masley In reply to scanning registry back

This problem may have occurred because this line may not be in the startup group: c:\windows\scanregw.exe /autorun. This startup item scans the registry on boot, repairs any minor errors and makes a backup copy (current every boot). It is also set to keep the last five concurrent boots. If it is not started as a service, These backups are not made. You can tell the scanreg\restore command which file to load.

Paul

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to scanning registry back

THAT'ACCEPTABLE,THANS EMAIL ME ANY TIME

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by maz1980 In reply to scanning registry back

Ussually I use this scanreg option:
scanreg /fix

The time needed to fix registry depend on the processing capabilities of the pc. During the process, the computer will looks hang, but it's not. Do not reboot the computer before scanreg finished. It's not always succesful but it's good to be tried.
It's better to run scandisk /autofix first to repair the file system.

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by ddraigcoch2 In reply to scanning registry back

To easily see if any of your back ups are corrupted. Open Explorer and navigate to c:\windows\sysbckup and if any entries are rbbad*.cab, then these are your corrupted back ups.

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