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Ms Registry Checker Initializing

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#1 lynn larremore

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 02:38 AM

Running Win98se on an IBM thinkpad600e laptop.

Registry checker runs every time I restart or shut down the PC and it takes 20-30 minutes for WIN98 to start. That's not acceptable. I like the PC & don't want to deep six it.

At last count, I had 160K+ items in the registry. A year ago there were 30-40K and the PC didn't run it on a regular basis. I can't believe I have that many documents on this little bitty thing!

What can I do to stop the checkup?

At the suggestion of a local techie, I have tried a couple of registry cleaners, which have done little of APPARENT value, so have removed them but installed Registry Repair 2005 as a test on the PC now & it picked up & removed about 1000 items. Much better than others.

Any ideas out there?


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#2 Joshuacat


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Posted 25 August 2006 - 08:14 AM

lynn larremore:
Do you get any messages before it runs the Registry Checker? Does it tell you that your registry is damaged?
If so, I would run through a memory test to ensure that you do not have a defective memory chip.

There is a free utility that you can find here - http://www.memtest86.com/

Also, most brand name computers come with a hardware diagnostic utility. If you have one, I would run through their tests to see if you are having a hardware issue.(specifically memory related)

Hope that helps,

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