thought it might be of interest to some

A Free "Go Back" or "System Restore" Tool & New Cacheman 4

Batch File Backups For Registry

This file backs up the Registry and several other critical files to a
directory called "C:\registry":

C:
cd \
if not exist registry md registry
c:\windows\command\attrib -R -H c:\WINDOWS\USER.DAT
c:\windows\command\attrib -R -H c:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.DAT
if exist c:\registry\user.dat c:\windows\command\attrib -r -h c:\registry\user.dat
if exist c:\registry\system.dat c:\windows\command\attrib -r -h c:\registry\system.dat
COPY c:\WINDOWS\USER.DAT c:\registry\user.dat
COPY c:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.DAT c:\registry\system.dat
COPY c:\WINDOWS\WIN.INI c:\registry\win.ini
COPY c:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.INI c:\registry\system.ini
COPY c:\WINDOWS\PROTOCOL.INI c:\registry\protocol.ini
c:\windows\command\attrib +R +H c:\WINDOWS\USER.DAT
c:\windows\command\attrib +R +H c:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.DAT
c:\windows\command\attrib +r +h c:\registry\user.dat
c:\windows\command\attrib +r +h c:\registry\system.dat
if exist c:\config.sys COPY C:\CONFIG.SYS c:\registry\config.sys
if exist c:\autoexec.bat COPY C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT
c:\registry\autoexec.bat

This file restores everything saved by the first file:

CLS
@echo Run this in full DOS (clean boot or Safe Mode Command
Prompt) ONLY!
@echo.
Pause
CLS
c:
cd\
if not exist c:\registry\*.* goto error
c:\windows\command\attrib -R -H c:\WINDOWS\USER.DAT
c:\windows\command\attrib -R -H c:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.DAT
c:\windows\command\attrib -r -h c:\registry\user.dat
c:\windows\command\attrib -r -h c:\registry\system.dat
copy c:\registry\user.dat c:\WINDOWS\USER.DAT
copy c:\registry\system.dat c:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.DAT
copy c:\registry\win.ini c:\WINDOWS\WIN.INI
copy c:\registry\system.ini c:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.INI
copy c:\registry\protocol.ini c:\WINDOWS\PROTOCOL.INI
copy c:\registry\config.sys C:\CONFIG.SYS
copy c:\registry\autoexec.bat C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT
c:\windows\command\attrib +R +H c:\WINDOWS\USER.DAT
c:\windows\command\attrib +R +H c:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.DAT
c:\windows\command\attrib +r +h c:\registry\user.dat
c:\windows\command\attrib +r +h c:\registry\system.dat
pause
CLS
@echo Done. Please reboot now.
goto end
:error
echo No restore files found.
:end


I needed a way to let me make networking changes, and then undo them
reliably, completely and more rapidly than a system restore or rebuild.
There are many commercial and freeware tools--- things like Go Back or
WinME's System Restore or Win98's own ScanReg--- but I was (1) in a hurry
and (2) needed something I could dissect and modify and thus be 100% sure
of *exactly* what system components I was and was not backing up (no all-
in-a-lump . Cab files, for example).


Bill's original version contained more warnings and safeguards, and would
be better for novices--- although novices probably shouldn't be diddling
with the Registry in the first place. <g> And as with all system changes,
it's best to have a full backup before you do anything at all.

That said, the above files are infinitely modifiable to save (or omit)
whatever you want in whatever location you want, and by whatever names you
want. Just copy and paste the above to your C:\ directory, edit each as
desired, and name them whatever you want (with a .BAT file extension, such
as rbackup.bat and rrestore.bat).

Whenever you're about to make changes to system settings, boot to DOS and
run the first batch file. Then run Windows normally and make your changes.
If the changes don't work out and you can't fully undo them by normal
means, boot to DOS and run the second batch file to put the system
settings back the way they were. Simple! (And certain--- and free!)

Thanks again, Bill Korbet. & Fred Langa
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CacheMan 4 Arrives


In the new version 4, "...the GUI has been redesigned and offers
customizable monitoring functions and history graphs for memory, disk
cache, swap file and GDI resources. The help file has been greatly
improved so even novice users can learn more about the Disk Cache
subject.... Cacheman is a utility which tweaks the Disk Cache settings of
Windows 95/98/ME. It helps prevent frequent swapping of the data to hard
drive resulting in an improved performance, system reaction time and even
stability. Besides this Cacheman corrects also generic problems on systems
with more than 512MB of RAM."

Want to check it out? Freebie

http://www.tweakfiles.com/memory/cacheman.html


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regards minir