Registry Repair

  prima12 13:35 12 Feb 2003

I have recently had a lot 'unable to access registry' when booting up, and have had to install a previously good registry. I have tried to run scanreg/fix, but get a message 'cannot find file'. It was there quite a while ago, any ideas where it may be and how to get it back? I am running W98se. Thanks, P.

  spikeychris 13:42 12 Feb 2003

scanreg/fix..did you put a space between scanreg and /?


  woodchip 14:25 12 Feb 2003

Also try scanreg/restore pic an old date

  prima12 19:23 12 Feb 2003

I typed it in the 'run' box exactly as you have typed it in your reply, no spaces. I don't have a problem finding a registry entry to install, only trying to repair the current entry.

  spikeychris 19:34 12 Feb 2003

Sorry about this, there has to be a space between scanreg and / it should be this

scanreg /fix


Apologies for misunderstanding


  jazzypop 19:35 12 Feb 2003

Anything you enter after scanreg should have a space and a slash, e.g.

scanreg /fix


scanreg /restore

see click here and click here for more info

  jazzypop 19:36 12 Feb 2003

Oops - another simultaneous posting :)

  prima12 19:41 12 Feb 2003

Typed it in with the space and got the message 'Cannot repair the registry from Windows. Shutdown to DOS and run scanreg.exe /fix.' Not quite sure how to do. P.

  prima12 20:00 12 Feb 2003

It's me again. I knew I had seen MSDOS somewhere so I went looking and found it. I did as it said and the registry has been repaired, thanks to all of you that answered my call. P.

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