registry data not found

  whatsupdoc 20:11 12 Jan 2004
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i switched on today and when the desktop launches i get reg data not found. is it okay to leave it and do nothing or is imminent death of my PC nearing

  whatsupdoc 22:38 12 Jan 2004

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  VoG II 23:07 12 Jan 2004

Which version of Windows?

What have you installed/added etc?

What is the exact error message.

Please! - we're good but not mind readers.

  whatsupdoc 23:41 12 Jan 2004

windows xp home. i havent installed any thing but my children and their mates used it over the weekend. cant see anything new.

exact message is "registry data not found"

system seems okay but when i tried to look at restore, its not leeting me use any of the restore points

thnx nick

  VoG II 23:52 12 Jan 2004

Try the System File Checker. Start, Run and type in

SFC /SCANOW

and have your Windows CD to hand.

If you don't have a Windows CD click here

  VoG II 23:52 12 Jan 2004

Try the System File Checker. Start, Run and type in

SFC /SCANOW

and have your Windows CD to hand.

If you don't have a Windows CD click here

  VoG II 23:54 12 Jan 2004

SFC /SCANNOW

and you only have to do this once - jittery fingers.

  whatsupdoc 10:33 13 Jan 2004

i tried the above . it completes its scan for a few minutes then shuts down without any message.

  MichelleC 10:42 13 Jan 2004

SFC doesn't say what it's done in xp and w2k:

Click Start, Run, Type: eventvwr.msc and then Click OK

Click System

Then under Source find Windows File Protection (WFP) If there are only two entries, it means 1) It started 2) It finished.

If there are any more it means it has replaced a file. Just double click it to find out what it has done. (thanks to powerless).

  whatsupdoc 11:09 13 Jan 2004

just looked at that . its got 350 entries and looking at some of them it says things like windows/system32/nerui2.dll had bad signiture
or windows/system?drivers file not find.
in total there are 300 files and they mostly start with the message ?windows/ system32

  whatsupdoc 12:50 13 Jan 2004

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