What switches are there for the ScanReg utility?

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What switches are there for the ScanReg utility?

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This question was answered on January 11, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The available command line switches for scanreg are as follows;

scanreg/BACKUP : Backup the registry and related system configuration files.

scanreg/RESTORE : Choose a backup to restore.

scanreg/FIX : Repair the registry (This is a last resort option,use caution)

scanreg/OPT : Compacts the registry by removing empty keys.

scanreg/COMMENT="comment" : Adds the specified comment to the CAB file while backing up.

In order to use Scanreg you must do the following:

Tap the F8 key during the startup of your computer to access the Startup Menu Choose the 'command prompt only' option from the boot menu to drop to a C: prompt, then type scanreg/'switch'.

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Posted by Brian of Data Doctors on January 11, 2001