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creep
08-24-00, 04:02 PM
Every time I startup my computer, or restart it, microsoft registry checker launches and does its thing...reboots, and again it shows up... reboot and finally after that i get to conintue... this is kinda annoying

any idea what might be causing this?


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Storm90
08-24-00, 04:28 PM
Did you replace your ram lately this will cause this if it is not the right ram.Or
your ram might be bad.If this is not the problem most usally means the regestry
is corrupted.Best thing to do just restore
windows.If you are running win 98 it is
trying to repair the reg but can"t.Good Luck!

***ScrUm***
08-26-00, 06:41 PM
Creep, go tostart/run then type MSCONFIG and see if it is listed in the startup tab and if it is checked, uncheck it and reboot if this is the case im sure it will resolve your annoying little ordeal http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/smile.gif

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creep
08-26-00, 08:16 PM
No, I havent replaced my ram in years, have checked the startup tab and there is no entry there..

uhh ive actually tried reinstalling windows but during the reboot it does, the registry checker shows up, restores a different copy of the registry and reboots the system and then windows boots up normally even though there was still 20 minutes left on the installation

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vegeto
08-26-00, 09:20 PM
ok i think i can do this. get a friend who has a working copy of win 98 loaded on his computer. get his harddrive, and put it in your box. and have your own hardrive as a slave. So it should boot up from your friends hardrive. once u boot up from his HD format your disk, and then shut the computer down and take out his drive and put your HD on master mode. then u should have a start up disk handy and reinstall win 98. i think this should work, if not sorry http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/frown.gif

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Philip
08-26-00, 09:58 PM
A problem like this usually occurs if you have a corrupt registry, or some faulty RAM, overclocked CPU, or old hard disk that's trying to transfer at faster mode. Another possibility is a virus.

If you haven't installed/changed any hardware recently, and don't mind deleting everything and doing a fresh install of Windows, there is a good way to do it:

If you can get to Windows, save every file you might need, and make a Startup disk (write-protect it).

Boot from the startup disk with CD-ROM support (make sure it recognizes your CD-ROM).

In DOS, type FDISK /MBR (recreates the Master Boot Record, usualy takes care of boot virii) The only case in which you want to skip this step is if you use some custom hard disk driver from the manufacturer.

In DOS prompt, type FDISK, delete the primary partition, re-create it, reboot (from the floppy again) At this point all information on the hard disk will be gone.

Assuming your hard disk is C:, type FORMAT C: [ENTER] to format it.

Navigate to your CD-ROM's win98 directory by typing: E: [ENTER] then: CD win98[ENTER] (assuming you only have one hard drive, the startup disk usually takes one drive letter for a RAM drive too)

Type SETUP[ENTER]

If you're still getting corrupt registry after a fresh install, it's probably a hardware conflict or failure, RAM might be a good suspect.

Brent
08-26-00, 11:06 PM
Philips got it, Just format and reinstall

If you can back up all the documents and stuff you want to save fist

Windows will run a lot faster if you format/reinstall too, it should be much smoother

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Mynetisbest
08-29-00, 08:43 AM
I have found that backing up files can be a problem also.Not to scare you,but sometimes when you back them up,get your OS back on line and then reload everything,you sometimes reload corrupted files that caused the initial trouble.I have done this ony to reload a bad batch that was there from all the trouble that happened.Im not saying that it will,but some of your file(s) could be corrupted now.I would only back up what you KNOW is good!!

C-zam
10-26-00, 07:08 AM
I'm having the same problem except its not always the registry (often) but more like one random crash at startup (sometimes before win starts)
I tried:reformatting (even with fdisk)
reinstalling various copies of win98, changing power supply..nothing helped so I suppose its the ram or the mobo...