Windows 98SE Registry Problem
Every few boots of my computer (about 6 or 7) a message comes up after my computer boots saying windows has found an error in the registry and willl reboot to fix it. Thats all fine and dandy until when it reboots again it takes me back to about 2 weeks ago (the last time it backed up the registry) when i reinstalled windows to try and fix the problem. Everytime this happens I have to install all the drivers for the computer and it gets annoying.. Can anyone help me?!
Pentium 2 MMX running @ 333MHZ
6.2 GB harddrive
91 MEgs of memory
1 Cd rom drive
1 Cd burner
if you have any questions about my computer i will be happy to answer them
Last edited by win32.dll; 02-01-2002 at 07:34 PM.
Memory problems can cause weird registry problems at boot up. Is that cpu speed suppose to be 333Mhz?
Sorry yes 333MHZ, I recently had a new motherboard and memory installed so that cant be the problem, before the new motherboard and memory the same problem occured.
Is that cpu overclocked? And do you have the correct settings for yor ram in BIOS? First, try choosing default settings in the BIOS. If this doesn't work, try underclocking your cpu. You may have to change a multiplier or fsb jumper on your mb.
K thanks for the tips i will try them later, can you give me steps and where i should look in the BIOS to change the things you have listed.. Thanks people, No i dont believe its overclocked
Well you have a load of possibles.You using the old hard drive with the new MOBO and the old Windows install with new drivers?
What kind of RAM?91 MB is odd number.You have shared / onboard video?
What is MOBO model.What is FSB / bus speed?66 or 100?
This is what i was able to find out:
98mb of ram i couldnt find out what kind
My video card is an ATI RAGE II +PCI
About the mobo the only thing i could find was at the bottom of the screen when the computer is booting and testing the memory it read:
08/20/1998-1440EX-2A69JQ1HC-00 The company is speedeasy(?)
The BUS speed is 66
Speedeasy.Bios maker apparently.
Did you reinstall windows?
Did you ever check drive with scandisk on thorough?
Do you think you could have virus?
Yes i reinstalled windows. i didnt reformat i just reinstalled over the previous one hoping it would get rid of this problem. No i havent checked my harddisk on thourough latly. I am begining to think that it is a virus but i need to find out what one it is. Is there any new good free virus scanner on the net that i can download and will detect new viruses?
But you should do scandisk.Otherwise there are no guaranties.
Also you can check any major virus scanner website like norton, macaffe, etc. for quick free small programs like specifically sscan for some of the more nasty and latest viruses without installing a whole virus suite.
Personally I never use norton anti-virus and it is a big hassle.
Also visit http://www.tucows.com
for virus freeware
Recently my daughter had a similar problem, registry corrupted! Installed the last known good registry. Booted Norton and walla W32vbscript.worm (or somethin like that). Good luck! JIFFYPROGASM
P.S also disable sripting in windows> internet options>security>custom.
Try here as well [URL=http://www.markusjansson.net/eienbid.html]
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thanks everyone, i will try a good virus scan of my computer and do a thourough scanning off of scandisk i will post the results when im done. Thanks again!
did you remember what directory or file the .worm infected? it would make finding it much easier.
Its better to scan the whole drive when it comes to a virus.
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