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Microsoft Registry Checker Runs At Start Up ?


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#1 jimfromjersey

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 03:08 PM

Hi all , i am new here and not very computer savy. Whenever I start my comp. it runs "Microsoft Registry Checker" which takes 20 minutes to run before I can get online. I did some research which worked for someone in the past here but it seems to be missing an instruction or two. Here is a copy of that post;
LeurgyNov 16 2005, 09:05 PM

Windows 98 has a program called Scanregw.exe that runs everytime you boot your computer. The function of this program is to inspect the registry when you boot and if it finds an error it attempts to fix it. So it seems to be consistently finding errors when you boot.
There can be a number of reasons for this. It may have something to do with Registry Mechanic. I've also seen this happen when the Ram is failing. In that case there was nothing wrong with the registry but the failing Ram made it seem that way to Scanregw.exe.

I suggest you try to fix the registry and maybe this constant running of the registry checker will go away. Boot your computer as is you are going into Safe Mode. When the computer stops at the menu, use the arrow keys to select "Command Prompt Only" and press enter. When you get to C:\> type in the following exactly as written including the space:

scanreg /fix

This might fix the registry and stop this behaviour.

If not, go back to "Command Prompt Only" and type in the following:

scanreg /opt

This will optimize the registry, compacting it and removing dead keys. This is similar to what Registry Mechanic does but being a Windows program its much better to use.

This worked for the user but the question I have is when I do this and go with "Scanreg /fix" it just runs the Microsoft Registry Checker again, if I try to do scanreg /opt nothing happens after I hit enter. The C:\> just comes up blinking again.

Am I do something wrong, I am supposed to hit enter after typing that in right? It really doesn't say in Leurgy's instructions. Any help would be great as this is a huge problem as you can imagine.

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 03:19 PM

C:\>SCANREG /FIX
C:\>SCANREG /OPT
I believe there is a space between "G" and "/"
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Posted 02 November 2007 - 03:22 PM

C:\>SCANREG /FIX
C:\>SCANREG /OPT
I believe there is a space between "G" and "/"
Mark

Hi Mark, I had the space between , my question is this when I do scanreg /fix and hit enter it just runs "Microsoft registry Checker" again which takes another 20 minutes. When I do scanreg /opt and hit enter it makes some noise and then the blinking C:\> comes up again and nothing happens. Am I do something wrong ?

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 03:53 PM

Any ideas guys ? I am really going crazy with this thing

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 05:34 PM

Check the MSDOS.SYS file for a line that says AutoScan=1
If present, change it to AutoScan=0 or put a semicolon ; at the begining of the line

See http://www.computerhope.com/msdossys.htm for how to edit the MSDOS.SYS file

Edited by Eyesee, 02 November 2007 - 05:36 PM.

In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 05:37 PM

My understanding of scanreg /opt is it's compressing registry files. The hard drive working is probably doing it's job and when it's finished, it's waiting for your next command
more info on scanreg

"Hi all , i am new here and not very computer savy. Whenever I start my comp. it runs "Microsoft Registry Checker" which takes 20 minutes to run before I can get online"
This addresses your original problem
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q186909/
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Edited by garmanma, 02 November 2007 - 05:38 PM.

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 05:55 PM

Got it fixed and here is how; I went and downloaded Registry Mechanic again(after deleting it the first time), when I downloaded it again I noticed a box to check or uncheck for "Run Scan at Windows Startup", I made sure the box was UNCHECKED and then did the download. When I restarted the "Registry Checker" no longer ran and I have now uninstalled it for the second time and everything is smooth NO PROBLEMS !!! I found this in your "SEARCH" area and it was a great help , you guys have a great site here and I am glad I found it. I will be using this site from now on instead of the site that got me screwed up in the first place.
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