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By cchsilva ·
As everything seemed to be OK with my win98 OEM pre-installation, the very first thing I've installed was the sound board drivers and restarted win.
It was when I first got the message:
"windows registry is corrupt, windows will restart and repair". It restarts and everything seems to be OK. I don't get the message each time I boot up (strange...), but let's say I get it once a week since then.
I've tried a clean, new win installation, after formating HD, ... the same message after SBoard driver install.
I've called Creative support and they told me to do 3 things :
1. disable power management (done)
2. disable sb emulation (done)
3. disable registry checking at start up (I thing it's better not do this one)
I still got that message showing up sometimes.

Any help much appreciated.

HSilva

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by calves In reply to win98 registry trouble

Hello H,
Here is a suggestion.
Run RegClean (free from Microsoft), a couple of times until it returns no errors. Even better, download the free trial from Symantec of SystemWorks, and run the System Check and the Optimization Wizard. If you likeit, buy it, for it's a great product. I use it all the time.
I assume that you already checked for updated drivers at the mfr's Web site. So just see if one of those two registry utilities helps you out!

Good luck!

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by cchsilva In reply to win98 registry trouble

I'll try that.
Thanks

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by clover252525 In reply to win98 registry trouble

Sound boards should be the last thing to install as they often grab vital IRQ-s that other applications need.

Go to the Device Manager in Control Panel and remove everything: sound card, monitor, modem, display adapter. Next, reboot the computerand enter the CMOS setup (depending on the BIOS you have, this may be the DEL key or F1 or somesuch). Disable any settings for sound or soundcard, save the setting then continue to boot. Let Win98 find all your devices and assign IRQ for them. When done, check in Device Manager that everything is ok and no yellow questionmarks appear showing a conflict. Now reboot again and enter CMOS, enable the sound settings and let Windows set that up last.

clover

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by cchsilva In reply to win98 registry trouble

If regclean doesn't help, I'll try that.
Didn't know sb should be the last...
Thanks

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