Problem with Microsoft Registry Checker at startup

By vjkancha ยท 5 replies
Jun 28, 2005
  1. I have installed Microsoft Windows 98 OS which was working fine until recently... now i have a problem with it.... whenever i start my computer... the Microsoft Registry checker starts automatically just after the windows GUI is loaded... it fixes the USER.DAT file first then checks for SYSTEM.DAT file.. when trying to fix this file the computer hangs and doesnt respond.... not even to CTRL+ALT+DEL....

    i have tried to restore the registry to a previous date but there were no backups...
    what should be done to overcome this problem... plz help....
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Click Start/Run and type: msconfig and click OK. See if there is an entry with registry-stuff there, e.g. reg.exe or regwiz.exe etc.
    Report here, and maybe we can help you further.
    You can stop this in MSConfig by UNticking it. MSconfig will show at any startup, until you make this change permanent. Small price to pay...
  3. vjkancha

    vjkancha TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Windows 98 doesnt load at all.... so there is no way i can start msconfig...
  4. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Have you tried booting into Safe Mode?

    :wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
  5. vjkancha

    vjkancha TS Rookie Topic Starter

    this happens in the safe mode too....
  6. Red_tiger

    Red_tiger TS Rookie

    Has any one come up with a solution as this is what is happening to me, now?
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