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Windows registry recovery message on startup


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Mazdaracer

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Hi all, hope someone can help with an annoying problem. A customer brought in an Acer laptop running XP Home which was riddled with malware. I eventually removed all the malware and repaired the winsock, restoring the system back to normal except for 1 thing: as it boots up it displays the following message:
Windows - Registry Recovery
One of the files containing the system's registry data had to be recovered by use of a log or alternate copy. The recovery was successful.
This appears each time it boots up. I've tried running sfc /scannow and chkdsk to no avail. The owner later told me that this message began appearing after running MSN Messenger. Otherwise the system runs fine, I just can't figure out how to stop this message appearing.
Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
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wannabe1

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Hi Mazdaracer...

Try this REPAIR to your installation of XP. This procedure will not damage or change your current files or settings...it will just repair or replace damaged system files. You will be asked for your Installation CD and may be asked for your product key. Follow the instructions carefully...print them out if you can. Note: This option is not always available on OEM Recovery Cd's

Once this repair has completed, you will have to download all Windows Updates again.

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Mazdaracer

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Hi wannabe1,
Thanks for your reply, will do the XP repair I think, probably the best way round it. Again, thanks for your assistance.
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