What are the names of the two files that comprise the win98 registry? Where do they reside? I need to kill these beasts so I can reload windoze. I am at the end of my shortening rope with this THING!
I need to reload win over the top, and I want to make sure that there are no remnants what so ever from the old install!!!
I'm getting out of memory messages every time I try to configure my IE options. I can get either sound, or my nic, or my modem. Not two or 3 of the above, but only one..... If I don't resolve this situation, I will crush it and burn it back into the rock and sand from whence it came.
Thank you so much
What I would do: First BACKUP your data and anything else you don't want to lose.
user.dat contains user-specific info, user profiles, logon names, desktop settings, Start menu settings, etc.
system.dat is for hardware config, pnp, & app settings.
You'll most likely be reinstalling your programs.
Not meaning to contradict Pantion, but I would rename the current .dat extensions to .da1 and hang on to them until you reinstall Win and check everything out. If ok, then you can delete.
btw, have you tried: scanreg /restore thru DOS yet? Maybe worth a shot before going thru all this. Or try: scanreg /fix to try to repair them.
And I don't know if this will resolve the 'out of memory' problems...
[This message has been edited by socalgal (edited 11-04-1999).]
Just an extra note: If you have your system setup with profiles so that more than 1 person is using the computer, each having customized Windows to their own taste, then there will be a User.dat file for each profile that was setup. Also if you have any restrictive policies setup (unlikely and not installed by default) then there would also be a file called Policy.pol.
I think you are refering to user.dat and system.dat
They are at \windows directory. User.dat keeps all your registry settings and modifications to windows and System.dat is all the bulky registry with file associations, installs, etc.
They are hidden and read only. And if you are going to delete them then also delete their backups made by windows, norton (if you use it), nuts&bolts, etc. They have the same name but different extension... just look for them and delete them all.
[This message has been edited by Pantion (edited 11-04-1999).]
well everyone, everything, (for now anyway!) is up and running fine...
Thanks for all your input and help.
Good Luck In All...
I would make a boot disc and then fromat the HD and reinstall Windows. Tat is always the best to get a clean install.
To format the HD you can either just do the dos format command or download a HD Manager from your HD website.
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