Corrupt registry


My system runs fine but when I execute the shut down command I get this error message every time " this system has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down". I cancel the error message window and my machine shuts down fine and then starts up fine also. I have not added new software or hardware and have removed unused prgrams and cleaned up my hard drive but I still receive the message. This seems to be just a annoyance since my machine runs OK but thought you might pint me in the right direction on where this message may be coming from.

System resouces are at 88% and I have 4.0GB free space n my hard drive.

Any ideas?



This question was answered on October 22, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Hi [email protected]

It would appear that you have a corrupt registry.The first way to try and fix it is to click on the start tab go to Programs,Accessories,System tools and then click System Information.In this window select Tools and then Registry Checker.

Registry Checker will tell if the registry is corrupt and will fix it if it can.The second is to buy Nuts and Bolts Registry Wizard software

which will restore and clean up the registry of uneeded data.Good luck.

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Posted by Scott of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on October 22, 2001