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Whenever I boot up I come to the safe mode/normal boot options screen with the following message

Warning Windows has detected a registry/configuration error. Use SCANREG to correct this error

Yet When I select any of the following I get

Registry file was not found. Registry service may be inoperative for this session


If someone could lend a hand it would be quite helpful. Running ME.
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I should explain the whole thing.

I was initially setting my master and slave drives but when I rebooted the slave was not being recognized so I checked the IDE cable to see if there was an issue. I did this a couple of times only to find it was not working, I also got no OS on this drive a few times, this happened before but was easily remidied by simply adjusting the IDE cable. The last time I fixed the cable the master still was only being seen but when windows booted it crashed, thus setting off the events in my first post.

I got Warning windows has detected a registry/configuration error. Then whenever I booted it went directly to the safe mode/normal boot selection screen.Like This:
* Create a startup log file
* (Bootlog.txt)
* Enable SMARTDRV disk cache
* [Not sure what the name of this was but it was step by step process of Y/N. The questions where:
Loading and initializing
(FSHLP.SYS driver
Load all windows drivers

Which I assume would be normal but anytime I selected any of the above options I got the:
Registry file was not found. Registry services may be inoperative for this session. It would then shut itself off automatically. I also got these info once:
Override standard IFSMGR
Msmouse.vxd [Also when I changed the IDE cable both master and slave were recognized]
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Should I try Windows ME Boot Disk ISO Image or Windows ME without a RAMDrive Boot Disk ISO Image? Would these be useful in any way?

Also I tried going into safe mode[using F8] before it had the prompt of:
"Warning Windows has detected a registry/configuration error. Use SCANREG to correct this error"
Whetever selected option I picked the screen always came back with that message also, but when I choose safe mode it went to the Win ME title screen but still always turened itself off to the orange "Its now safe to turn off your computer" message.

Edited by plehsdeen, 05 August 2006 - 07:21 PM.

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See how you get on with this

http://support.micro...kb/279736/en-us
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Ok thanks for the reply. I think I'll try this but I'm not sure which ISO image to use.

Also I only have recovery and Quickrestore CDs.

Edited by plehsdeen, 05 August 2006 - 08:14 PM.

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I got the notifier for this first off, but edits don't produce those

It will say wrong disc
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So I should burn 2 dics to check? :whistling:
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Can you borrow an ME CD
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Unfortunately no I have no where to turn to get a ME CD.
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If you already have recovery and quick restore CD's, put either of those in and see what it does

Don't proceed if any of it says format etc
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Quickrestore only reformats and recovery creates emergency diskette, does User backup, User restore [which restores drive to last userbackup] and factory restore.
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