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mschaefer

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When booting the pc I get a blue screen that is stuck on 9% Rebuilding System Registry. Running Win98 on deskpro P800. Also, I can't find the boot disk.

Edited by mschaefer, 26 September 2006 - 10:07 AM.

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Hi mschaefer...

Download this Win98SE Startup Disk and save it to your desktop. Double-click on the downloaded file, then put a floppy in the drive when prompted for it by the bootdisk application.

Then boot the problem machine with the startup disk in the floppy drive. At the options screen, press Shift + F5 for command prompt.

At the A:\ prompt, type c: and press "Enter"

At the C:\ prompt, type windows\command\scanreg /restore (note the space after scanreg) and press "Enter".

You will be presented with a screen containing five "snapshots" of your system you can restore to. Use the arrow keys and choose one (go down two to be safe) and press "Enter"...type Y at the prompt and press "Enter".

Once this completes, remove the floppy disk and reboot.

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I never get a command prompt. I hit F10 and select boot from A: but I still get the reg issue.
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Enter the BIOS setup to change the boot priority rather than using F10. Setup is usually accessed by pressing either F1 or Delete key during the boot sequence. It should specify a key at the bottom of one of the first screens you see during the boot.

Use the arrow keys to select the Boot section, use the arrow keys to select Boot Priority, and use the + or - keys to change the settings so the floppy is first boot device. Save the settings (usually F10, but there may be a menu option to save and exit). Sorry I can't be more specific...all BIOS versions are a little different.

With the Startup disk in the drive, press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to restart the machine...it should boot to the floppy. At the options screen, press Shift + F5 for command prompt.
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That got me back up. Now I need to get AVG started and clean up the virus'

Thanks!
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Great!

If you need assistance with the AVG, give me a shout... :whistling:
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