Problem in system registry using Windows ME?

Question

ive just done the directx test and found this problem how can i resolve it plzs Network Tab: Problems were found in the system registry. Details are available in the saved text file.

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This question was answered on April 22, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Windows ME works just like Windows 98 except it also has a third file, Classes.dat and the System Restore feature The System Restore in Windows ME backups the complete Registry, Win.ini, and System.ini as well as a snapshot file and a few other ini files So if you have a System Restore file older then any of the RB00?.cab files you are in good shape Hopefully you have one 7 to 10 days old The big problem here is that if you need to restore the Registry using the System Restore you must also undo all your work since the Restore point was made It can also backup a corrupt Registry or corrupt it when making the cab file as in Windows 98.

Windows ME must use a startup diskette to get to a DOS prompt If the commands below return an error go to the C:\Windows\Command prompt and try it again.

Windows ME- you can do the same as Windows 98 but you still have options open You can use the System Restore, but remember you are undoing or deleting some of the work you have done since the restore point was make You have a second option available that I'll bet you never know.

First you must remove the Hidden attributes to two folders The C:\_Restore folder (C: being the drive letter Windows is on) and then C:\_Restore\Archive To do this you will need to get to the

C:\Windows\Command folder at the Command prompt, Type:

Attrib -h C:\_Restore (press Enter)

Attrib -h C:\_Restore\Archive (press Enter)

Dir (press Enter)

Now look for a date of a RG??????????.cab file that you want to use, write the complete file name on paper One note, do note select the same date cab file as one you already tried using with Scanreg Now go to the C:\Windows\Sysbckup folder and type:

Dir (press Enter)

Look for the RB00?.cab files, we are not interested in the RBbad.cab files (if any are present) as they are not useable backups Make a note of the number of a RB00?.cab file that is there, like RB001.cab This is the file name we are going to use You will need to rename this file Now copy the RG??????????.cab to RB00?.cab Remember to change the ? marks to the appropriate numbers At the C:\Windows\Sysbckup prompt Type:

Ren RB00?.cab RB00?.sav (press Enter)

Copy C:\_Restore\Archive\RG??????????.cab C:\Windows\Sysbckup\RB00?.cab (press Enter)

Now you will need to get back to the Windows Command folder and use the Scanreg /Restore command, this time selectingthe new RB00?.cab file you just replaced, the date of the RG??????????.cab file will not be displayed The date of the original RB00?cab file will de displayed so you must remember to make your selection in the Scanreg window based upon the file name rather than a date.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 22, 2004