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Registry Checker

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#1 rohitpad


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Posted 26 November 2005 - 04:46 PM


I'm new to BC. I hope someone out there can help me. I am using Windows 98 and every time I boot my PC, the Microsoft Registry checker automatically starts before Windows? It's a blue screen saying Repairing C:/Windows/system.dat

Looking for valid system registry keys
Checking system registry structure
rebuilding system registry

It takes about 5 minutes before Windows starts and then there does not seem to be a problem.

Is there any way I can stop running Microsoft Registry Checker, every time I boot?



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Posted 26 November 2005 - 10:29 PM

:thumbsup: to BC rohitpad,

The registry checker is an automatic function and you don't want to disable it. I think we should try to find out why the registry is being corrupted.

Start with some basic maintenance:
  • Clean your internet cache and temporary files:
    Control Panel>Internet Settings. Tick the boxes under 'Temporary internet Files' for 'Delete Cookies' and 'Delete Files' and tick 'Delete all offline content' if asked.
    Empty the Recycle Bin.
  • Boot in Safe Mode and do a scandisk with the 'Thorough' and 'Fix' options checked.
    If you are not sure how to boot in Safe Mode there is a tutorial here: Safe Mode
    How to find scandisk - double-click 'My Computer', right-click the C: drive then click 'Properties'.Under the 'Tools' tab click on Error Checker

  • When that's finished do a defrag.
    Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter
    They will take some time but at least you will know your hard drive is working correctly and tidied up.

  • Check how much free space you have on your hard drive.
    Double-click 'My Computer',right-click on your C: drive and select 'Properties'.

  • Reboot and see if there's any improvement.

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