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Windows error fix

by dennisond / February 8, 2006 1:02 PM PST

During a restart on Win98E, Windows prompted that an error had been made and fixed and then prompted for another restart with no other options and it backed up to an older set of files that negated my recent installation of anti-virus, firewall and isp software.
It came back up painfully slow and when I hit Start-Run msconfig there were all the old AOL and McAfee buzzards hanging out in the tree with big black check marks signifying their presence on the start-up. After unchecking them and performing a selective start, Windows came back on in 640x480 and Control Panel-Display will not change the resolution or those really awful colors. Is there any way to fix this without dumping my anti-virus and ISP software again D

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look at "selective start"...
by reefurbb / February 8, 2006 9:36 PM PST
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to make sure all 5 or 6 box options are checked. Unchecking stuff in the "startup tab" will always bring a "selective start".
1. Look at Device Manager, Display. You probably have lost your video drivers. Reinstall them.
2. Look at Windows\sysbckup and for all which will be all current backups of registry. Check Properties of each and see if one is more current than your current old one; to try a regedit/restore from DOS boot.
3. The main problem first is to discover why your registry had to be restored to an old copy, and why a newer version wasn't chosen. There probably was some device error or Spyware-Malware, and it still may lurk in your PC.

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Thanks for the help
by dennisond / February 9, 2006 7:45 AM PST

Device Manager showed the non-working driver, a quick fix and the resolution problem was fixed. Thanks again

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don't forget to....
by reefurbb / February 9, 2006 10:59 PM PST

have "scanreg"...scanregw... checkmarked in msconfig-startup tab. Every day you boot, a backup copy of registry is made, up to 5, with the oldest being replaced after 5.
That's why I wonder why your registry was restored to far back than that.'s scanreg/restore, not regedit.

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