registry problem

  rob68 19:29 30 Aug 2005
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Ran registry mechanic and upon re-starting pc it freezes at registry checker "checking system registry structure". Can turn pc off/on but stops at the same problem.
Any ideas on what to do next ?

  VoG II 19:32 30 Aug 2005
  rob68 20:07 30 Aug 2005

Sorry, should have said earlier its win98se.

  VoG II 20:25 30 Aug 2005

Restart and keep tapping F8 key just before the Windows screen loads to display the boot menu. Select MS-DOS mode. At the > prompt type

scanreg /restore

and press the Enter key.

You should be offered 5 dates to restore from.

  rob68 20:42 30 Aug 2005

yep done that but hangs up same place.

  sattman 21:08 30 Aug 2005

I am not familiar with registry mechanic, but presumably you can restore the files that it removed. You only have by default 5 restore points each time you reboot the system makes a new record.


Only alternative is to reinstall windows, installing over the top is less work but not as clean

  User-312386 21:29 30 Aug 2005

Do as VoG™ Has said below

Restart and keep tapping F8 key just before the Windows screen loads to display the boot menu. Select MS-DOS mode. At the > prompt type

But type scanreg/fix

  rob68 21:37 30 Aug 2005

madboy.. did that but hangs up in registry check still..

VoG.. if i could get windows to run i could look at repairing through registry mechanic

Thanks both for your help .

  lotvic 22:08 30 Aug 2005

how long are you waiting before you have decided it has 'hung' ? Do you get any other error messages ?

  VoG II 22:35 30 Aug 2005

Download a boot disk click here

Reinstall Windows.

Remember not to run Registry Mechanic again.

Presumably you have a backup?

  sattman 22:35 30 Aug 2005

Have you got a start up disc for your system? I think that you may be able to bypass your reg set up and get to a basic start this way.

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