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Windows 9X System Restore

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#1 HotShot


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Posted 12 July 2004 - 07:34 AM

I picked up this trick when hanging out at my mates PC repair shop, I haven't had the chance to try it out yet but he swears by it. Anyway, as you know theres no system restore in windows 95 or 98 right? Wrong, there is one way to do it and heres how...
Insert your windows start up diskette or cd-rom.
Choose startup without CD-Rom support, obviously you'll need to choose with if you're using the cd-rom.
Now you get...
Type C: to get
Type CD WINDOWS to get
Type CD COMMAND to get
Type SCANREG/RESTORE and this will bring up a bunch of Cab files with dates, select the one with the date you wish to restore to and thats you.
I've tried it and it definetley works.

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Posted 12 July 2004 - 08:24 AM

Windows 98 has a DOS program for scanning your systems registry. It is used like this: /C:>scanreg /fix Where the "fix" switch is, you can use other switches as well. Notice that there is a space between "scanreg" AND /fix.
/RESTORE Restore the registry to a specific backup
/BACKUP Backup the registry
/OPT This will remove wasted space in your Registry. Windows 98 will do this automatically when there is more than 500K of wasted space.
/COMMENT="<a comment>" This will add a specific comment to the CAB file while backing up your registry.
/FIX Fix your Registry

Sorry,but this doesn't work for Win95


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#3 HotShot

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Posted 12 July 2004 - 08:55 AM

Cheers I'll need to remember that one.

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Posted 12 July 2004 - 08:57 AM

Yep that does work. Remember though, that you are only restoring saved versions of your registry this way, and not any files.

Great tip though!

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 11:07 PM

:thumbsup: hey hotshot at the begining you say you haven't tried it but at the end u said you tried and it works great i'm not picking but confused please explain

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 11:29 PM

Piroz, Welcome!

Nice catch there....

only you're 70 days late on the posting.

Stick around - we need more sharp eyes.

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