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Anonymous
May 17, 2005 1:39:10 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Let's see if someone has come up with anything...

I had an installation routine throw a Dr. Watson on me a couple of weeks
ago. Since then, every time I boot the system (XP Pro, SP2) I get the
Registry Recovery popup. Evidently, although the message says the registry
was recovered successfully that's a lie (or some flag is stuck, somewhere).

I can't figure out where the corruption is, and there were no system
checkpoints available. (That's another mystery.)

Just as a couple of quick checks, I tried exporting the entire registry; and
I also added a "TestMe" key to the end of the registry, and did a search for
it. RegEdit didn't complain in either case, so it appears that the registry
isn't "broken" in that sense.

The system seems to run okay, but this isn't very comforting for the long
term.

Suggestions?

--
Regards,

Jerry Schwartz
http://www.writebynight.com
e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/

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Anonymous
May 17, 2005 4:41:24 PM

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You might get system restore working and see if that makes a difference. To
repair system restore, locate "sr.inf" in \windows\inf folder, right click
and select install. You'll need your windows xp cd and this repair will
erase all prior restore points.

You could also try running "chkdsk /f" and "sfc / scannow."

about "sfc / scannow"
http://www.compphix.com/windowsfileprotection.html


Beyond that try the following...

http://www.alegsa.com.ar/Visitas/index14/Registry%20rec...

How to troubleshoot registry corruption issues
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822705

How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from
starting
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307545



"Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
news:uKVNLXuWFHA.1148@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Let's see if someone has come up with anything...
>
> I had an installation routine throw a Dr. Watson on me a couple of weeks
> ago. Since then, every time I boot the system (XP Pro, SP2) I get the
> Registry Recovery popup. Evidently, although the message says the registry
> was recovered successfully that's a lie (or some flag is stuck,
> somewhere).
>
> I can't figure out where the corruption is, and there were no system
> checkpoints available. (That's another mystery.)
>
> Just as a couple of quick checks, I tried exporting the entire registry;
> and I also added a "TestMe" key to the end of the registry, and did a
> search for it. RegEdit didn't complain in either case, so it appears that
> the registry isn't "broken" in that sense.
>
> The system seems to run okay, but this isn't very comforting for the long
> term.
>
> Suggestions?
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Jerry Schwartz
> http://www.writebynight.com
> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>
Anonymous
May 18, 2005 12:12:33 AM

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It isn't that System Restore isn't working, it's that it didn't have any
breakpoints saved! It's saving them now, both manually and automatically, so
I have no clue why that was the case when I really needed it.

Chkdsk comes up clean, although right after the original calamity it did
"fix" some things.

SFC is something I need to understand a bit better before using it. I am
less familiar with XP than older versions of Windows, and am rather afraid
I'd wind up having to find and reinstall every patch since time began if I
let it run on autopilot.

The stuff in \windows\repair dates back to when my problem first started, I
think. Isn't that what the system is using when it "recovers" my registry at
boot time? If so, it's already toasted.

By the way, the popup doesn't happen until after I log on; is that a clue,
perhaps?

I'm comfortable editing the registry directly using Regedit, I just don't
know where the problem could be.

--
Regards,

Jerry Schwartz
http://www.writebynight.com
e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
"Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:eswhsewWFHA.3320@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> You might get system restore working and see if that makes a difference.
> To repair system restore, locate "sr.inf" in \windows\inf folder, right
> click and select install. You'll need your windows xp cd and this repair
> will erase all prior restore points.
>
> You could also try running "chkdsk /f" and "sfc / scannow."
>
> about "sfc / scannow"
> http://www.compphix.com/windowsfileprotection.html
>
>
> Beyond that try the following...
>
> http://www.alegsa.com.ar/Visitas/index14/Registry%20rec...
>
> How to troubleshoot registry corruption issues
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822705
>
> How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from
> starting
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307545
>
>
>
> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
> news:uKVNLXuWFHA.1148@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Let's see if someone has come up with anything...
>>
>> I had an installation routine throw a Dr. Watson on me a couple of weeks
>> ago. Since then, every time I boot the system (XP Pro, SP2) I get the
>> Registry Recovery popup. Evidently, although the message says the
>> registry was recovered successfully that's a lie (or some flag is stuck,
>> somewhere).
>>
>> I can't figure out where the corruption is, and there were no system
>> checkpoints available. (That's another mystery.)
>>
>> Just as a couple of quick checks, I tried exporting the entire registry;
>> and I also added a "TestMe" key to the end of the registry, and did a
>> search for it. RegEdit didn't complain in either case, so it appears that
>> the registry isn't "broken" in that sense.
>>
>> The system seems to run okay, but this isn't very comforting for the long
>> term.
>>
>> Suggestions?
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>>
>> Jerry Schwartz
>> http://www.writebynight.com
>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>>
>
>
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Anonymous
May 18, 2005 5:29:29 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

How bout creating a new user account, login and see if you get the same.


"Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
news:%23hbrG5zWFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> It isn't that System Restore isn't working, it's that it didn't have any
> breakpoints saved! It's saving them now, both manually and automatically,
> so I have no clue why that was the case when I really needed it.
>
> Chkdsk comes up clean, although right after the original calamity it did
> "fix" some things.
>
> SFC is something I need to understand a bit better before using it. I am
> less familiar with XP than older versions of Windows, and am rather afraid
> I'd wind up having to find and reinstall every patch since time began if I
> let it run on autopilot.
>
> The stuff in \windows\repair dates back to when my problem first started,
> I think. Isn't that what the system is using when it "recovers" my
> registry at boot time? If so, it's already toasted.
>
> By the way, the popup doesn't happen until after I log on; is that a clue,
> perhaps?
>
> I'm comfortable editing the registry directly using Regedit, I just don't
> know where the problem could be.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Jerry Schwartz
> http://www.writebynight.com
> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
> "Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:eswhsewWFHA.3320@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> You might get system restore working and see if that makes a difference.
>> To repair system restore, locate "sr.inf" in \windows\inf folder, right
>> click and select install. You'll need your windows xp cd and this repair
>> will erase all prior restore points.
>>
>> You could also try running "chkdsk /f" and "sfc / scannow."
>>
>> about "sfc / scannow"
>> http://www.compphix.com/windowsfileprotection.html
>>
>>
>> Beyond that try the following...
>>
>> http://www.alegsa.com.ar/Visitas/index14/Registry%20rec...
>>
>> How to troubleshoot registry corruption issues
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822705
>>
>> How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from
>> starting
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307545
>>
>>
>>
>> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
>> news:uKVNLXuWFHA.1148@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>> Let's see if someone has come up with anything...
>>>
>>> I had an installation routine throw a Dr. Watson on me a couple of weeks
>>> ago. Since then, every time I boot the system (XP Pro, SP2) I get the
>>> Registry Recovery popup. Evidently, although the message says the
>>> registry was recovered successfully that's a lie (or some flag is stuck,
>>> somewhere).
>>>
>>> I can't figure out where the corruption is, and there were no system
>>> checkpoints available. (That's another mystery.)
>>>
>>> Just as a couple of quick checks, I tried exporting the entire registry;
>>> and I also added a "TestMe" key to the end of the registry, and did a
>>> search for it. RegEdit didn't complain in either case, so it appears
>>> that the registry isn't "broken" in that sense.
>>>
>>> The system seems to run okay, but this isn't very comforting for the
>>> long term.
>>>
>>> Suggestions?
>>>
>>> --
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Jerry Schwartz
>>> http://www.writebynight.com
>>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
May 18, 2005 2:18:56 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

That was a good thought, but it didn't do much (except perhaps narrow down
the problem a tad). I created a new user, but I get the same popup
regardless of which user I log on as. The error only pops when I boot the
machine, not when I switch users or log off and log back on without booting.

Ironically, I first noticed the problem when I was getting ready to make a
disaster recovery backup.

--
Regards,

Jerry Schwartz
http://www.writebynight.com
e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
"Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:%23%239O5L3WFHA.1508@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> How bout creating a new user account, login and see if you get the same.
>
>
> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
> news:%23hbrG5zWFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> It isn't that System Restore isn't working, it's that it didn't have any
>> breakpoints saved! It's saving them now, both manually and automatically,
>> so I have no clue why that was the case when I really needed it.
>>
>> Chkdsk comes up clean, although right after the original calamity it did
>> "fix" some things.
>>
>> SFC is something I need to understand a bit better before using it. I am
>> less familiar with XP than older versions of Windows, and am rather
>> afraid I'd wind up having to find and reinstall every patch since time
>> began if I let it run on autopilot.
>>
>> The stuff in \windows\repair dates back to when my problem first started,
>> I think. Isn't that what the system is using when it "recovers" my
>> registry at boot time? If so, it's already toasted.
>>
>> By the way, the popup doesn't happen until after I log on; is that a
>> clue, perhaps?
>>
>> I'm comfortable editing the registry directly using Regedit, I just don't
>> know where the problem could be.
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>>
>> Jerry Schwartz
>> http://www.writebynight.com
>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>> "Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>> news:eswhsewWFHA.3320@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>> You might get system restore working and see if that makes a difference.
>>> To repair system restore, locate "sr.inf" in \windows\inf folder, right
>>> click and select install. You'll need your windows xp cd and this repair
>>> will erase all prior restore points.
>>>
>>> You could also try running "chkdsk /f" and "sfc / scannow."
>>>
>>> about "sfc / scannow"
>>> http://www.compphix.com/windowsfileprotection.html
>>>
>>>
>>> Beyond that try the following...
>>>
>>> http://www.alegsa.com.ar/Visitas/index14/Registry%20rec...
>>>
>>> How to troubleshoot registry corruption issues
>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822705
>>>
>>> How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from
>>> starting
>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307545
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
>>> news:uKVNLXuWFHA.1148@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>> Let's see if someone has come up with anything...
>>>>
>>>> I had an installation routine throw a Dr. Watson on me a couple of
>>>> weeks ago. Since then, every time I boot the system (XP Pro, SP2) I get
>>>> the Registry Recovery popup. Evidently, although the message says the
>>>> registry was recovered successfully that's a lie (or some flag is
>>>> stuck, somewhere).
>>>>
>>>> I can't figure out where the corruption is, and there were no system
>>>> checkpoints available. (That's another mystery.)
>>>>
>>>> Just as a couple of quick checks, I tried exporting the entire
>>>> registry; and I also added a "TestMe" key to the end of the registry,
>>>> and did a search for it. RegEdit didn't complain in either case, so it
>>>> appears that the registry isn't "broken" in that sense.
>>>>
>>>> The system seems to run okay, but this isn't very comforting for the
>>>> long term.
>>>>
>>>> Suggestions?
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Regards,
>>>>
>>>> Jerry Schwartz
>>>> http://www.writebynight.com
>>>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
May 18, 2005 3:40:32 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Have you used a cleaning tool?

Free registry cleaning programs
http://www.iamnotageek.com/printer-138.html


"Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
news:b9-dnZjpxJVU0xbfRVn-2A@comcast.com...
> That was a good thought, but it didn't do much (except perhaps narrow down
> the problem a tad). I created a new user, but I get the same popup
> regardless of which user I log on as. The error only pops when I boot the
> machine, not when I switch users or log off and log back on without
> booting.
>
> Ironically, I first noticed the problem when I was getting ready to make a
> disaster recovery backup.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Jerry Schwartz
> http://www.writebynight.com
> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
> "Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:%23%239O5L3WFHA.1508@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> How bout creating a new user account, login and see if you get the same.
>>
>>
>> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
>> news:%23hbrG5zWFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>> It isn't that System Restore isn't working, it's that it didn't have any
>>> breakpoints saved! It's saving them now, both manually and
>>> automatically, so I have no clue why that was the case when I really
>>> needed it.
>>>
>>> Chkdsk comes up clean, although right after the original calamity it did
>>> "fix" some things.
>>>
>>> SFC is something I need to understand a bit better before using it. I am
>>> less familiar with XP than older versions of Windows, and am rather
>>> afraid I'd wind up having to find and reinstall every patch since time
>>> began if I let it run on autopilot.
>>>
>>> The stuff in \windows\repair dates back to when my problem first
>>> started, I think. Isn't that what the system is using when it "recovers"
>>> my registry at boot time? If so, it's already toasted.
>>>
>>> By the way, the popup doesn't happen until after I log on; is that a
>>> clue, perhaps?
>>>
>>> I'm comfortable editing the registry directly using Regedit, I just
>>> don't know where the problem could be.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Jerry Schwartz
>>> http://www.writebynight.com
>>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>>> "Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>>> news:eswhsewWFHA.3320@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>> You might get system restore working and see if that makes a
>>>> difference. To repair system restore, locate "sr.inf" in \windows\inf
>>>> folder, right click and select install. You'll need your windows xp cd
>>>> and this repair will erase all prior restore points.
>>>>
>>>> You could also try running "chkdsk /f" and "sfc / scannow."
>>>>
>>>> about "sfc / scannow"
>>>> http://www.compphix.com/windowsfileprotection.html
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Beyond that try the following...
>>>>
>>>> http://www.alegsa.com.ar/Visitas/index14/Registry%20rec...
>>>>
>>>> How to troubleshoot registry corruption issues
>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822705
>>>>
>>>> How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from
>>>> starting
>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307545
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:uKVNLXuWFHA.1148@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>>> Let's see if someone has come up with anything...
>>>>>
>>>>> I had an installation routine throw a Dr. Watson on me a couple of
>>>>> weeks ago. Since then, every time I boot the system (XP Pro, SP2) I
>>>>> get the Registry Recovery popup. Evidently, although the message says
>>>>> the registry was recovered successfully that's a lie (or some flag is
>>>>> stuck, somewhere).
>>>>>
>>>>> I can't figure out where the corruption is, and there were no system
>>>>> checkpoints available. (That's another mystery.)
>>>>>
>>>>> Just as a couple of quick checks, I tried exporting the entire
>>>>> registry; and I also added a "TestMe" key to the end of the registry,
>>>>> and did a search for it. RegEdit didn't complain in either case, so it
>>>>> appears that the registry isn't "broken" in that sense.
>>>>>
>>>>> The system seems to run okay, but this isn't very comforting for the
>>>>> long term.
>>>>>
>>>>> Suggestions?
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>
>>>>> Jerry Schwartz
>>>>> http://www.writebynight.com
>>>>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
May 19, 2005 3:08:27 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

I've used Norton's WinDoctor, it hasn't helped.

On a Win98 system, I would have exported the entire registry, booted to a
command prompt, moved the registry out of the way and imported my export.
That would rebuild the structure. If the export itself failed, I'd have a
clue as to where the problem is.

On XP, I can export the registry without a whimper; but if it's possible to
do a complete rebuild, I don't know how.

--
Regards,

Jerry Schwartz
http://www.writebynight.com
e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
"Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:eY%236Vh8WFHA.4036@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Have you used a cleaning tool?
>
> Free registry cleaning programs
> http://www.iamnotageek.com/printer-138.html
>
>
> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
> news:b9-dnZjpxJVU0xbfRVn-2A@comcast.com...
>> That was a good thought, but it didn't do much (except perhaps narrow
>> down the problem a tad). I created a new user, but I get the same popup
>> regardless of which user I log on as. The error only pops when I boot the
>> machine, not when I switch users or log off and log back on without
>> booting.
>>
>> Ironically, I first noticed the problem when I was getting ready to make
>> a disaster recovery backup.
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>>
>> Jerry Schwartz
>> http://www.writebynight.com
>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>> "Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>> news:%23%239O5L3WFHA.1508@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>> How bout creating a new user account, login and see if you get the same.
>>>
>>>
>>> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
>>> news:%23hbrG5zWFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>> It isn't that System Restore isn't working, it's that it didn't have
>>>> any breakpoints saved! It's saving them now, both manually and
>>>> automatically, so I have no clue why that was the case when I really
>>>> needed it.
>>>>
>>>> Chkdsk comes up clean, although right after the original calamity it
>>>> did "fix" some things.
>>>>
>>>> SFC is something I need to understand a bit better before using it. I
>>>> am less familiar with XP than older versions of Windows, and am rather
>>>> afraid I'd wind up having to find and reinstall every patch since time
>>>> began if I let it run on autopilot.
>>>>
>>>> The stuff in \windows\repair dates back to when my problem first
>>>> started, I think. Isn't that what the system is using when it
>>>> "recovers" my registry at boot time? If so, it's already toasted.
>>>>
>>>> By the way, the popup doesn't happen until after I log on; is that a
>>>> clue, perhaps?
>>>>
>>>> I'm comfortable editing the registry directly using Regedit, I just
>>>> don't know where the problem could be.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Regards,
>>>>
>>>> Jerry Schwartz
>>>> http://www.writebynight.com
>>>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>>>> "Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>>>> news:eswhsewWFHA.3320@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>>> You might get system restore working and see if that makes a
>>>>> difference. To repair system restore, locate "sr.inf" in \windows\inf
>>>>> folder, right click and select install. You'll need your windows xp cd
>>>>> and this repair will erase all prior restore points.
>>>>>
>>>>> You could also try running "chkdsk /f" and "sfc / scannow."
>>>>>
>>>>> about "sfc / scannow"
>>>>> http://www.compphix.com/windowsfileprotection.html
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Beyond that try the following...
>>>>>
>>>>> http://www.alegsa.com.ar/Visitas/index14/Registry%20rec...
>>>>>
>>>>> How to troubleshoot registry corruption issues
>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822705
>>>>>
>>>>> How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from
>>>>> starting
>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307545
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:uKVNLXuWFHA.1148@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> Let's see if someone has come up with anything...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I had an installation routine throw a Dr. Watson on me a couple of
>>>>>> weeks ago. Since then, every time I boot the system (XP Pro, SP2) I
>>>>>> get the Registry Recovery popup. Evidently, although the message says
>>>>>> the registry was recovered successfully that's a lie (or some flag is
>>>>>> stuck, somewhere).
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I can't figure out where the corruption is, and there were no system
>>>>>> checkpoints available. (That's another mystery.)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Just as a couple of quick checks, I tried exporting the entire
>>>>>> registry; and I also added a "TestMe" key to the end of the registry,
>>>>>> and did a search for it. RegEdit didn't complain in either case, so
>>>>>> it appears that the registry isn't "broken" in that sense.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> The system seems to run okay, but this isn't very comforting for the
>>>>>> long term.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Suggestions?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Jerry Schwartz
>>>>>> http://www.writebynight.com
>>>>>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
May 19, 2005 4:11:55 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

I tried a couple of other tools (trial versions), and although they reported
various numbers of "missing file" type errors (one threw several hundred,
which I mistrust) none suggested anything that looked relevant to my
problem.

If I do a repair installation, what will I be losing? Is this likely to fix
the registry?

--
Regards,

Jerry Schwartz
http://www.writebynight.com
e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
"Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:eY%236Vh8WFHA.4036@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Have you used a cleaning tool?
>
> Free registry cleaning programs
> http://www.iamnotageek.com/printer-138.html
>
>
> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
> news:b9-dnZjpxJVU0xbfRVn-2A@comcast.com...
>> That was a good thought, but it didn't do much (except perhaps narrow
>> down the problem a tad). I created a new user, but I get the same popup
>> regardless of which user I log on as. The error only pops when I boot the
>> machine, not when I switch users or log off and log back on without
>> booting.
>>
>> Ironically, I first noticed the problem when I was getting ready to make
>> a disaster recovery backup.
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>>
>> Jerry Schwartz
>> http://www.writebynight.com
>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>> "Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>> news:%23%239O5L3WFHA.1508@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>> How bout creating a new user account, login and see if you get the same.
>>>
>>>
>>> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
>>> news:%23hbrG5zWFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>> It isn't that System Restore isn't working, it's that it didn't have
>>>> any breakpoints saved! It's saving them now, both manually and
>>>> automatically, so I have no clue why that was the case when I really
>>>> needed it.
>>>>
>>>> Chkdsk comes up clean, although right after the original calamity it
>>>> did "fix" some things.
>>>>
>>>> SFC is something I need to understand a bit better before using it. I
>>>> am less familiar with XP than older versions of Windows, and am rather
>>>> afraid I'd wind up having to find and reinstall every patch since time
>>>> began if I let it run on autopilot.
>>>>
>>>> The stuff in \windows\repair dates back to when my problem first
>>>> started, I think. Isn't that what the system is using when it
>>>> "recovers" my registry at boot time? If so, it's already toasted.
>>>>
>>>> By the way, the popup doesn't happen until after I log on; is that a
>>>> clue, perhaps?
>>>>
>>>> I'm comfortable editing the registry directly using Regedit, I just
>>>> don't know where the problem could be.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Regards,
>>>>
>>>> Jerry Schwartz
>>>> http://www.writebynight.com
>>>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>>>> "Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>>>> news:eswhsewWFHA.3320@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>>> You might get system restore working and see if that makes a
>>>>> difference. To repair system restore, locate "sr.inf" in \windows\inf
>>>>> folder, right click and select install. You'll need your windows xp cd
>>>>> and this repair will erase all prior restore points.
>>>>>
>>>>> You could also try running "chkdsk /f" and "sfc / scannow."
>>>>>
>>>>> about "sfc / scannow"
>>>>> http://www.compphix.com/windowsfileprotection.html
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Beyond that try the following...
>>>>>
>>>>> http://www.alegsa.com.ar/Visitas/index14/Registry%20rec...
>>>>>
>>>>> How to troubleshoot registry corruption issues
>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822705
>>>>>
>>>>> How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from
>>>>> starting
>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307545
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:uKVNLXuWFHA.1148@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> Let's see if someone has come up with anything...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I had an installation routine throw a Dr. Watson on me a couple of
>>>>>> weeks ago. Since then, every time I boot the system (XP Pro, SP2) I
>>>>>> get the Registry Recovery popup. Evidently, although the message says
>>>>>> the registry was recovered successfully that's a lie (or some flag is
>>>>>> stuck, somewhere).
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I can't figure out where the corruption is, and there were no system
>>>>>> checkpoints available. (That's another mystery.)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Just as a couple of quick checks, I tried exporting the entire
>>>>>> registry; and I also added a "TestMe" key to the end of the registry,
>>>>>> and did a search for it. RegEdit didn't complain in either case, so
>>>>>> it appears that the registry isn't "broken" in that sense.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> The system seems to run okay, but this isn't very comforting for the
>>>>>> long term.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Suggestions?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Jerry Schwartz
>>>>>> http://www.writebynight.com
>>>>>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
May 19, 2005 7:49:25 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

A repair install would erase all reference to installed programs, you'd have
to reinstall everything but would likely fix the problem. Also, I believe
you'd lose all updates. You can slipstream SP2 but I don't know about the
other updates.


"Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
news:p L6dnWewaY9eJxHfRVn-vg@comcast.com...
>I tried a couple of other tools (trial versions), and although they
>reported various numbers of "missing file" type errors (one threw several
>hundred, which I mistrust) none suggested anything that looked relevant to
>my problem.
>
> If I do a repair installation, what will I be losing? Is this likely to
> fix the registry?
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Jerry Schwartz
> http://www.writebynight.com
> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
> "Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:eY%236Vh8WFHA.4036@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Have you used a cleaning tool?
>>
>> Free registry cleaning programs
>> http://www.iamnotageek.com/printer-138.html
>>
>>
>> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
>> news:b9-dnZjpxJVU0xbfRVn-2A@comcast.com...
>>> That was a good thought, but it didn't do much (except perhaps narrow
>>> down the problem a tad). I created a new user, but I get the same popup
>>> regardless of which user I log on as. The error only pops when I boot
>>> the machine, not when I switch users or log off and log back on without
>>> booting.
>>>
>>> Ironically, I first noticed the problem when I was getting ready to make
>>> a disaster recovery backup.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Jerry Schwartz
>>> http://www.writebynight.com
>>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>>> "Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>>> news:%23%239O5L3WFHA.1508@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>> How bout creating a new user account, login and see if you get the
>>>> same.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:%23hbrG5zWFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>> It isn't that System Restore isn't working, it's that it didn't have
>>>>> any breakpoints saved! It's saving them now, both manually and
>>>>> automatically, so I have no clue why that was the case when I really
>>>>> needed it.
>>>>>
>>>>> Chkdsk comes up clean, although right after the original calamity it
>>>>> did "fix" some things.
>>>>>
>>>>> SFC is something I need to understand a bit better before using it. I
>>>>> am less familiar with XP than older versions of Windows, and am rather
>>>>> afraid I'd wind up having to find and reinstall every patch since time
>>>>> began if I let it run on autopilot.
>>>>>
>>>>> The stuff in \windows\repair dates back to when my problem first
>>>>> started, I think. Isn't that what the system is using when it
>>>>> "recovers" my registry at boot time? If so, it's already toasted.
>>>>>
>>>>> By the way, the popup doesn't happen until after I log on; is that a
>>>>> clue, perhaps?
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm comfortable editing the registry directly using Regedit, I just
>>>>> don't know where the problem could be.
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>
>>>>> Jerry Schwartz
>>>>> http://www.writebynight.com
>>>>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>>>>> "Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>>>>> news:eswhsewWFHA.3320@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> You might get system restore working and see if that makes a
>>>>>> difference. To repair system restore, locate "sr.inf" in \windows\inf
>>>>>> folder, right click and select install. You'll need your windows xp
>>>>>> cd and this repair will erase all prior restore points.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> You could also try running "chkdsk /f" and "sfc / scannow."
>>>>>>
>>>>>> about "sfc / scannow"
>>>>>> http://www.compphix.com/windowsfileprotection.html
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Beyond that try the following...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://www.alegsa.com.ar/Visitas/index14/Registry%20rec...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> How to troubleshoot registry corruption issues
>>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822705
>>>>>>
>>>>>> How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP
>>>>>> from starting
>>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307545
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:uKVNLXuWFHA.1148@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>> Let's see if someone has come up with anything...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I had an installation routine throw a Dr. Watson on me a couple of
>>>>>>> weeks ago. Since then, every time I boot the system (XP Pro, SP2) I
>>>>>>> get the Registry Recovery popup. Evidently, although the message
>>>>>>> says the registry was recovered successfully that's a lie (or some
>>>>>>> flag is stuck, somewhere).
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I can't figure out where the corruption is, and there were no system
>>>>>>> checkpoints available. (That's another mystery.)
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Just as a couple of quick checks, I tried exporting the entire
>>>>>>> registry; and I also added a "TestMe" key to the end of the
>>>>>>> registry, and did a search for it. RegEdit didn't complain in either
>>>>>>> case, so it appears that the registry isn't "broken" in that sense.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The system seems to run okay, but this isn't very comforting for the
>>>>>>> long term.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Suggestions?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Jerry Schwartz
>>>>>>> http://www.writebynight.com
>>>>>>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
May 19, 2005 8:12:47 PM

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i would try Registry Mechanic on it, its the only reg fix tool that
actually works........

https://www.pctools.com/registry-mechanic/

but you'll have to register the program to get all the
functionality...........


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Anonymous
May 19, 2005 8:21:07 PM

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You might uninstall everything Norton and see if that helps. Symantec stuff
is notorious for causing all sorts of quirky problems.



"Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
news:JpmdnbKamYV8NhHfRVn-2w@comcast.com...
> I've used Norton's WinDoctor, it hasn't helped.
>
> On a Win98 system, I would have exported the entire registry, booted to a
> command prompt, moved the registry out of the way and imported my export.
> That would rebuild the structure. If the export itself failed, I'd have a
> clue as to where the problem is.
>
> On XP, I can export the registry without a whimper; but if it's possible
> to do a complete rebuild, I don't know how.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Jerry Schwartz
> http://www.writebynight.com
> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
> "Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:eY%236Vh8WFHA.4036@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Have you used a cleaning tool?
>>
>> Free registry cleaning programs
>> http://www.iamnotageek.com/printer-138.html
>>
>>
>> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
>> news:b9-dnZjpxJVU0xbfRVn-2A@comcast.com...
>>> That was a good thought, but it didn't do much (except perhaps narrow
>>> down the problem a tad). I created a new user, but I get the same popup
>>> regardless of which user I log on as. The error only pops when I boot
>>> the machine, not when I switch users or log off and log back on without
>>> booting.
>>>
>>> Ironically, I first noticed the problem when I was getting ready to make
>>> a disaster recovery backup.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Jerry Schwartz
>>> http://www.writebynight.com
>>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>>> "Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>>> news:%23%239O5L3WFHA.1508@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>> How bout creating a new user account, login and see if you get the
>>>> same.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:%23hbrG5zWFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>> It isn't that System Restore isn't working, it's that it didn't have
>>>>> any breakpoints saved! It's saving them now, both manually and
>>>>> automatically, so I have no clue why that was the case when I really
>>>>> needed it.
>>>>>
>>>>> Chkdsk comes up clean, although right after the original calamity it
>>>>> did "fix" some things.
>>>>>
>>>>> SFC is something I need to understand a bit better before using it. I
>>>>> am less familiar with XP than older versions of Windows, and am rather
>>>>> afraid I'd wind up having to find and reinstall every patch since time
>>>>> began if I let it run on autopilot.
>>>>>
>>>>> The stuff in \windows\repair dates back to when my problem first
>>>>> started, I think. Isn't that what the system is using when it
>>>>> "recovers" my registry at boot time? If so, it's already toasted.
>>>>>
>>>>> By the way, the popup doesn't happen until after I log on; is that a
>>>>> clue, perhaps?
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm comfortable editing the registry directly using Regedit, I just
>>>>> don't know where the problem could be.
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>
>>>>> Jerry Schwartz
>>>>> http://www.writebynight.com
>>>>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>>>>> "Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>>>>> news:eswhsewWFHA.3320@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> You might get system restore working and see if that makes a
>>>>>> difference. To repair system restore, locate "sr.inf" in \windows\inf
>>>>>> folder, right click and select install. You'll need your windows xp
>>>>>> cd and this repair will erase all prior restore points.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> You could also try running "chkdsk /f" and "sfc / scannow."
>>>>>>
>>>>>> about "sfc / scannow"
>>>>>> http://www.compphix.com/windowsfileprotection.html
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Beyond that try the following...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://www.alegsa.com.ar/Visitas/index14/Registry%20rec...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> How to troubleshoot registry corruption issues
>>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822705
>>>>>>
>>>>>> How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP
>>>>>> from starting
>>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307545
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:uKVNLXuWFHA.1148@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>> Let's see if someone has come up with anything...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I had an installation routine throw a Dr. Watson on me a couple of
>>>>>>> weeks ago. Since then, every time I boot the system (XP Pro, SP2) I
>>>>>>> get the Registry Recovery popup. Evidently, although the message
>>>>>>> says the registry was recovered successfully that's a lie (or some
>>>>>>> flag is stuck, somewhere).
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I can't figure out where the corruption is, and there were no system
>>>>>>> checkpoints available. (That's another mystery.)
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Just as a couple of quick checks, I tried exporting the entire
>>>>>>> registry; and I also added a "TestMe" key to the end of the
>>>>>>> registry, and did a search for it. RegEdit didn't complain in either
>>>>>>> case, so it appears that the registry isn't "broken" in that sense.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The system seems to run okay, but this isn't very comforting for the
>>>>>>> long term.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Suggestions?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Jerry Schwartz
>>>>>>> http://www.writebynight.com
>>>>>>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
May 19, 2005 9:04:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

That's what I figured. What a mess.

If only I could figure out what the "corruption" really was...

--
Regards,

Jerry Schwartz
http://www.writebynight.com
e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
"Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:esnRHRLXFHA.1040@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>A repair install would erase all reference to installed programs, you'd
>have to reinstall everything but would likely fix the problem. Also, I
>believe you'd lose all updates. You can slipstream SP2 but I don't know
>about the other updates.
>
>
> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
> news:p L6dnWewaY9eJxHfRVn-vg@comcast.com...
>>I tried a couple of other tools (trial versions), and although they
>>reported various numbers of "missing file" type errors (one threw several
>>hundred, which I mistrust) none suggested anything that looked relevant to
>>my problem.
>>
>> If I do a repair installation, what will I be losing? Is this likely to
>> fix the registry?
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>>
>> Jerry Schwartz
>> http://www.writebynight.com
>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>> "Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>> news:eY%236Vh8WFHA.4036@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> Have you used a cleaning tool?
>>>
>>> Free registry cleaning programs
>>> http://www.iamnotageek.com/printer-138.html
>>>
>>>
>>> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
>>> news:b9-dnZjpxJVU0xbfRVn-2A@comcast.com...
>>>> That was a good thought, but it didn't do much (except perhaps narrow
>>>> down the problem a tad). I created a new user, but I get the same popup
>>>> regardless of which user I log on as. The error only pops when I boot
>>>> the machine, not when I switch users or log off and log back on without
>>>> booting.
>>>>
>>>> Ironically, I first noticed the problem when I was getting ready to
>>>> make a disaster recovery backup.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Regards,
>>>>
>>>> Jerry Schwartz
>>>> http://www.writebynight.com
>>>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>>>> "Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>>>> news:%23%239O5L3WFHA.1508@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>>> How bout creating a new user account, login and see if you get the
>>>>> same.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:%23hbrG5zWFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> It isn't that System Restore isn't working, it's that it didn't have
>>>>>> any breakpoints saved! It's saving them now, both manually and
>>>>>> automatically, so I have no clue why that was the case when I really
>>>>>> needed it.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Chkdsk comes up clean, although right after the original calamity it
>>>>>> did "fix" some things.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> SFC is something I need to understand a bit better before using it. I
>>>>>> am less familiar with XP than older versions of Windows, and am
>>>>>> rather afraid I'd wind up having to find and reinstall every patch
>>>>>> since time began if I let it run on autopilot.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> The stuff in \windows\repair dates back to when my problem first
>>>>>> started, I think. Isn't that what the system is using when it
>>>>>> "recovers" my registry at boot time? If so, it's already toasted.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> By the way, the popup doesn't happen until after I log on; is that a
>>>>>> clue, perhaps?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I'm comfortable editing the registry directly using Regedit, I just
>>>>>> don't know where the problem could be.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Jerry Schwartz
>>>>>> http://www.writebynight.com
>>>>>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>>>>>> "Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:eswhsewWFHA.3320@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>> You might get system restore working and see if that makes a
>>>>>>> difference. To repair system restore, locate "sr.inf" in
>>>>>>> \windows\inf folder, right click and select install. You'll need
>>>>>>> your windows xp cd and this repair will erase all prior restore
>>>>>>> points.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> You could also try running "chkdsk /f" and "sfc / scannow."
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> about "sfc / scannow"
>>>>>>> http://www.compphix.com/windowsfileprotection.html
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Beyond that try the following...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> http://www.alegsa.com.ar/Visitas/index14/Registry%20rec...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> How to troubleshoot registry corruption issues
>>>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822705
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP
>>>>>>> from starting
>>>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307545
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
>>>>>>> news:uKVNLXuWFHA.1148@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>>> Let's see if someone has come up with anything...
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I had an installation routine throw a Dr. Watson on me a couple of
>>>>>>>> weeks ago. Since then, every time I boot the system (XP Pro, SP2) I
>>>>>>>> get the Registry Recovery popup. Evidently, although the message
>>>>>>>> says the registry was recovered successfully that's a lie (or some
>>>>>>>> flag is stuck, somewhere).
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I can't figure out where the corruption is, and there were no
>>>>>>>> system checkpoints available. (That's another mystery.)
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Just as a couple of quick checks, I tried exporting the entire
>>>>>>>> registry; and I also added a "TestMe" key to the end of the
>>>>>>>> registry, and did a search for it. RegEdit didn't complain in
>>>>>>>> either case, so it appears that the registry isn't "broken" in that
>>>>>>>> sense.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> The system seems to run okay, but this isn't very comforting for
>>>>>>>> the long term.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Suggestions?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Jerry Schwartz
>>>>>>>> http://www.writebynight.com
>>>>>>>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
May 19, 2005 9:40:12 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

I uninstalled Norton, as well as everything I'd installed in the last month,
with no joy.

While perusing another thread, I found a description of NTREGOP. It does
exactly what I wanted: export and rebuild the registry. It fixed my problem.

Although the program is freeware, the author will be getting a contribution
from me.

--
Regards,

Jerry Schwartz
http://www.writebynight.com
e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
"Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:uBoB1iLXFHA.1468@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> You might uninstall everything Norton and see if that helps. Symantec
> stuff is notorious for causing all sorts of quirky problems.
>
>
>
> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
> news:JpmdnbKamYV8NhHfRVn-2w@comcast.com...
>> I've used Norton's WinDoctor, it hasn't helped.
>>
>> On a Win98 system, I would have exported the entire registry, booted to a
>> command prompt, moved the registry out of the way and imported my export.
>> That would rebuild the structure. If the export itself failed, I'd have a
>> clue as to where the problem is.
>>
>> On XP, I can export the registry without a whimper; but if it's possible
>> to do a complete rebuild, I don't know how.
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>>
>> Jerry Schwartz
>> http://www.writebynight.com
>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>> "Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>> news:eY%236Vh8WFHA.4036@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> Have you used a cleaning tool?
>>>
>>> Free registry cleaning programs
>>> http://www.iamnotageek.com/printer-138.html
>>>
>>>
>>> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
>>> news:b9-dnZjpxJVU0xbfRVn-2A@comcast.com...
>>>> That was a good thought, but it didn't do much (except perhaps narrow
>>>> down the problem a tad). I created a new user, but I get the same popup
>>>> regardless of which user I log on as. The error only pops when I boot
>>>> the machine, not when I switch users or log off and log back on without
>>>> booting.
>>>>
>>>> Ironically, I first noticed the problem when I was getting ready to
>>>> make a disaster recovery backup.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Regards,
>>>>
>>>> Jerry Schwartz
>>>> http://www.writebynight.com
>>>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>>>> "Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>>>> news:%23%239O5L3WFHA.1508@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>>> How bout creating a new user account, login and see if you get the
>>>>> same.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:%23hbrG5zWFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> It isn't that System Restore isn't working, it's that it didn't have
>>>>>> any breakpoints saved! It's saving them now, both manually and
>>>>>> automatically, so I have no clue why that was the case when I really
>>>>>> needed it.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Chkdsk comes up clean, although right after the original calamity it
>>>>>> did "fix" some things.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> SFC is something I need to understand a bit better before using it. I
>>>>>> am less familiar with XP than older versions of Windows, and am
>>>>>> rather afraid I'd wind up having to find and reinstall every patch
>>>>>> since time began if I let it run on autopilot.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> The stuff in \windows\repair dates back to when my problem first
>>>>>> started, I think. Isn't that what the system is using when it
>>>>>> "recovers" my registry at boot time? If so, it's already toasted.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> By the way, the popup doesn't happen until after I log on; is that a
>>>>>> clue, perhaps?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I'm comfortable editing the registry directly using Regedit, I just
>>>>>> don't know where the problem could be.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Jerry Schwartz
>>>>>> http://www.writebynight.com
>>>>>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>>>>>> "Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:eswhsewWFHA.3320@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>> You might get system restore working and see if that makes a
>>>>>>> difference. To repair system restore, locate "sr.inf" in
>>>>>>> \windows\inf folder, right click and select install. You'll need
>>>>>>> your windows xp cd and this repair will erase all prior restore
>>>>>>> points.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> You could also try running "chkdsk /f" and "sfc / scannow."
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> about "sfc / scannow"
>>>>>>> http://www.compphix.com/windowsfileprotection.html
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Beyond that try the following...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> http://www.alegsa.com.ar/Visitas/index14/Registry%20rec...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> How to troubleshoot registry corruption issues
>>>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822705
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP
>>>>>>> from starting
>>>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307545
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
>>>>>>> news:uKVNLXuWFHA.1148@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>>> Let's see if someone has come up with anything...
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I had an installation routine throw a Dr. Watson on me a couple of
>>>>>>>> weeks ago. Since then, every time I boot the system (XP Pro, SP2) I
>>>>>>>> get the Registry Recovery popup. Evidently, although the message
>>>>>>>> says the registry was recovered successfully that's a lie (or some
>>>>>>>> flag is stuck, somewhere).
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I can't figure out where the corruption is, and there were no
>>>>>>>> system checkpoints available. (That's another mystery.)
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Just as a couple of quick checks, I tried exporting the entire
>>>>>>>> registry; and I also added a "TestMe" key to the end of the
>>>>>>>> registry, and did a search for it. RegEdit didn't complain in
>>>>>>>> either case, so it appears that the registry isn't "broken" in that
>>>>>>>> sense.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> The system seems to run okay, but this isn't very comforting for
>>>>>>>> the long term.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Suggestions?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Jerry Schwartz
>>>>>>>> http://www.writebynight.com
>>>>>>>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
May 19, 2005 9:52:40 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Congratulations :)  Looks like a good program. Now why doesn't Microsoft
supply a utility like this?

http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/


"Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
news:o b67RtLXFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>I uninstalled Norton, as well as everything I'd installed in the last
>month, with no joy.
>
> While perusing another thread, I found a description of NTREGOP. It does
> exactly what I wanted: export and rebuild the registry. It fixed my
> problem.
>
> Although the program is freeware, the author will be getting a
> contribution from me.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Jerry Schwartz
> http://www.writebynight.com
> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
> "Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:uBoB1iLXFHA.1468@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> You might uninstall everything Norton and see if that helps. Symantec
>> stuff is notorious for causing all sorts of quirky problems.
>>
>>
>>
>> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
>> news:JpmdnbKamYV8NhHfRVn-2w@comcast.com...
>>> I've used Norton's WinDoctor, it hasn't helped.
>>>
>>> On a Win98 system, I would have exported the entire registry, booted to
>>> a command prompt, moved the registry out of the way and imported my
>>> export. That would rebuild the structure. If the export itself failed,
>>> I'd have a clue as to where the problem is.
>>>
>>> On XP, I can export the registry without a whimper; but if it's possible
>>> to do a complete rebuild, I don't know how.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Jerry Schwartz
>>> http://www.writebynight.com
>>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>>> "Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>>> news:eY%236Vh8WFHA.4036@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>> Have you used a cleaning tool?
>>>>
>>>> Free registry cleaning programs
>>>> http://www.iamnotageek.com/printer-138.html
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:b9-dnZjpxJVU0xbfRVn-2A@comcast.com...
>>>>> That was a good thought, but it didn't do much (except perhaps narrow
>>>>> down the problem a tad). I created a new user, but I get the same
>>>>> popup regardless of which user I log on as. The error only pops when I
>>>>> boot the machine, not when I switch users or log off and log back on
>>>>> without booting.
>>>>>
>>>>> Ironically, I first noticed the problem when I was getting ready to
>>>>> make a disaster recovery backup.
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>
>>>>> Jerry Schwartz
>>>>> http://www.writebynight.com
>>>>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>>>>> "Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>>>>> news:%23%239O5L3WFHA.1508@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> How bout creating a new user account, login and see if you get the
>>>>>> same.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:%23hbrG5zWFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>> It isn't that System Restore isn't working, it's that it didn't have
>>>>>>> any breakpoints saved! It's saving them now, both manually and
>>>>>>> automatically, so I have no clue why that was the case when I really
>>>>>>> needed it.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Chkdsk comes up clean, although right after the original calamity it
>>>>>>> did "fix" some things.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> SFC is something I need to understand a bit better before using it.
>>>>>>> I am less familiar with XP than older versions of Windows, and am
>>>>>>> rather afraid I'd wind up having to find and reinstall every patch
>>>>>>> since time began if I let it run on autopilot.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The stuff in \windows\repair dates back to when my problem first
>>>>>>> started, I think. Isn't that what the system is using when it
>>>>>>> "recovers" my registry at boot time? If so, it's already toasted.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> By the way, the popup doesn't happen until after I log on; is that a
>>>>>>> clue, perhaps?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I'm comfortable editing the registry directly using Regedit, I just
>>>>>>> don't know where the problem could be.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Jerry Schwartz
>>>>>>> http://www.writebynight.com
>>>>>>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>>>>>>> "Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>>>>>>> news:eswhsewWFHA.3320@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>>> You might get system restore working and see if that makes a
>>>>>>>> difference. To repair system restore, locate "sr.inf" in
>>>>>>>> \windows\inf folder, right click and select install. You'll need
>>>>>>>> your windows xp cd and this repair will erase all prior restore
>>>>>>>> points.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> You could also try running "chkdsk /f" and "sfc / scannow."
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> about "sfc / scannow"
>>>>>>>> http://www.compphix.com/windowsfileprotection.html
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Beyond that try the following...
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> http://www.alegsa.com.ar/Visitas/index14/Registry%20rec...
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> How to troubleshoot registry corruption issues
>>>>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822705
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP
>>>>>>>> from starting
>>>>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307545
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
>>>>>>>> news:uKVNLXuWFHA.1148@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>>>> Let's see if someone has come up with anything...
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I had an installation routine throw a Dr. Watson on me a couple of
>>>>>>>>> weeks ago. Since then, every time I boot the system (XP Pro, SP2)
>>>>>>>>> I get the Registry Recovery popup. Evidently, although the message
>>>>>>>>> says the registry was recovered successfully that's a lie (or some
>>>>>>>>> flag is stuck, somewhere).
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I can't figure out where the corruption is, and there were no
>>>>>>>>> system checkpoints available. (That's another mystery.)
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Just as a couple of quick checks, I tried exporting the entire
>>>>>>>>> registry; and I also added a "TestMe" key to the end of the
>>>>>>>>> registry, and did a search for it. RegEdit didn't complain in
>>>>>>>>> either case, so it appears that the registry isn't "broken" in
>>>>>>>>> that sense.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> The system seems to run okay, but this isn't very comforting for
>>>>>>>>> the long term.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Suggestions?
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Jerry Schwartz
>>>>>>>>> http://www.writebynight.com
>>>>>>>>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
May 20, 2005 1:13:41 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

I don't know. It certainly sounds like a candidate for a PowerToy, but I
suspect its potential for damaging a system might make it too much of a
liability. After all, any hiccough in its operation could leave the system
unbootable. It does essentially the same thing that the DOS-based regedit
did on Win9x, so you could wind up with no registry at all.

The author also has a backup and recovery utility, which I would have used
first if I weren't on the verge of reinstalling my system anyways.

--
Regards,

Jerry Schwartz
http://www.writebynight.com
e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
"Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:uIki$VMXFHA.2124@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Congratulations :)  Looks like a good program. Now why doesn't Microsoft
> supply a utility like this?
>
> http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/
>
>
> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
> news:o b67RtLXFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>I uninstalled Norton, as well as everything I'd installed in the last
>>month, with no joy.
>>
>> While perusing another thread, I found a description of NTREGOP. It does
>> exactly what I wanted: export and rebuild the registry. It fixed my
>> problem.
>>
>> Although the program is freeware, the author will be getting a
>> contribution from me.
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>>
>> Jerry Schwartz
>> http://www.writebynight.com
>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>> "Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>> news:uBoB1iLXFHA.1468@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>> You might uninstall everything Norton and see if that helps. Symantec
>>> stuff is notorious for causing all sorts of quirky problems.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
>>> news:JpmdnbKamYV8NhHfRVn-2w@comcast.com...
>>>> I've used Norton's WinDoctor, it hasn't helped.
>>>>
>>>> On a Win98 system, I would have exported the entire registry, booted to
>>>> a command prompt, moved the registry out of the way and imported my
>>>> export. That would rebuild the structure. If the export itself failed,
>>>> I'd have a clue as to where the problem is.
>>>>
>>>> On XP, I can export the registry without a whimper; but if it's
>>>> possible to do a complete rebuild, I don't know how.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Regards,
>>>>
>>>> Jerry Schwartz
>>>> http://www.writebynight.com
>>>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>>>> "Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>>>> news:eY%236Vh8WFHA.4036@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>>> Have you used a cleaning tool?
>>>>>
>>>>> Free registry cleaning programs
>>>>> http://www.iamnotageek.com/printer-138.html
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:b9-dnZjpxJVU0xbfRVn-2A@comcast.com...
>>>>>> That was a good thought, but it didn't do much (except perhaps narrow
>>>>>> down the problem a tad). I created a new user, but I get the same
>>>>>> popup regardless of which user I log on as. The error only pops when
>>>>>> I boot the machine, not when I switch users or log off and log back
>>>>>> on without booting.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Ironically, I first noticed the problem when I was getting ready to
>>>>>> make a disaster recovery backup.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Jerry Schwartz
>>>>>> http://www.writebynight.com
>>>>>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>>>>>> "Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:%23%239O5L3WFHA.1508@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>> How bout creating a new user account, login and see if you get the
>>>>>>> same.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
>>>>>>> news:%23hbrG5zWFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>>> It isn't that System Restore isn't working, it's that it didn't
>>>>>>>> have any breakpoints saved! It's saving them now, both manually and
>>>>>>>> automatically, so I have no clue why that was the case when I
>>>>>>>> really needed it.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Chkdsk comes up clean, although right after the original calamity
>>>>>>>> it did "fix" some things.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> SFC is something I need to understand a bit better before using it.
>>>>>>>> I am less familiar with XP than older versions of Windows, and am
>>>>>>>> rather afraid I'd wind up having to find and reinstall every patch
>>>>>>>> since time began if I let it run on autopilot.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> The stuff in \windows\repair dates back to when my problem first
>>>>>>>> started, I think. Isn't that what the system is using when it
>>>>>>>> "recovers" my registry at boot time? If so, it's already toasted.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> By the way, the popup doesn't happen until after I log on; is that
>>>>>>>> a clue, perhaps?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I'm comfortable editing the registry directly using Regedit, I just
>>>>>>>> don't know where the problem could be.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Jerry Schwartz
>>>>>>>> http://www.writebynight.com
>>>>>>>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>>>>>>>> "Jon Erlandson" <jerlands@NOSPAM_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>>>>>>>> news:eswhsewWFHA.3320@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>>>> You might get system restore working and see if that makes a
>>>>>>>>> difference. To repair system restore, locate "sr.inf" in
>>>>>>>>> \windows\inf folder, right click and select install. You'll need
>>>>>>>>> your windows xp cd and this repair will erase all prior restore
>>>>>>>>> points.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> You could also try running "chkdsk /f" and "sfc / scannow."
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> about "sfc / scannow"
>>>>>>>>> http://www.compphix.com/windowsfileprotection.html
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Beyond that try the following...
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> http://www.alegsa.com.ar/Visitas/index14/Registry%20rec...
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> How to troubleshoot registry corruption issues
>>>>>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822705
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP
>>>>>>>>> from starting
>>>>>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307545
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> "Jerry Schwartz" <jerryschwartz@comfortable.com> wrote in message
>>>>>>>>> news:uKVNLXuWFHA.1148@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>>>>>>>> Let's see if someone has come up with anything...
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> I had an installation routine throw a Dr. Watson on me a couple
>>>>>>>>>> of weeks ago. Since then, every time I boot the system (XP Pro,
>>>>>>>>>> SP2) I get the Registry Recovery popup. Evidently, although the
>>>>>>>>>> message says the registry was recovered successfully that's a lie
>>>>>>>>>> (or some flag is stuck, somewhere).
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> I can't figure out where the corruption is, and there were no
>>>>>>>>>> system checkpoints available. (That's another mystery.)
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Just as a couple of quick checks, I tried exporting the entire
>>>>>>>>>> registry; and I also added a "TestMe" key to the end of the
>>>>>>>>>> registry, and did a search for it. RegEdit didn't complain in
>>>>>>>>>> either case, so it appears that the registry isn't "broken" in
>>>>>>>>>> that sense.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> The system seems to run okay, but this isn't very comforting for
>>>>>>>>>> the long term.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Suggestions?
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Jerry Schwartz
>>>>>>>>>> http://www.writebynight.com
>>>>>>>>>> e-card JerryS https://ecardfile.com/
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
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