How to fix error message Cannot import C:\WINDOWS\sp.reg:Error opening the file. There may be a disk or file?

Question

When my computer boots up I get an erroe message that reads;

Registry Editor

Cannot import C:\WINDOWS\sp.reg:Error opening the file. There may be a disk or file

system error.

However, everything seems to be working fine. I am going to upgrade to Win ME. Could this be a problem and if so how do I correct it.

Any information would be helpful.

Thank you

Fred

Answer

This question was answered on March 5, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

SP.dll is a worm.

Run MSCONFIG and UNselect it.

The Find Files for SP.dll and delete it.

Then update your virus defs and do a full virus scan A run of SpyBot would probably be worthwhile also.

http://spybot.eon.net.au/

Have you tried booting to safe mode? Try the things in this link before installing ME.

me wont start http://computing.net/windowsme/wwwboard/forum/30687.html

and this for when you get it to restart. http://www.burzurq.com/forum/trevtweak.html how 2 run m.e well ver.4

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Posted by Enyenihi of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 5, 2003