For a few months now a notice will pop up when a get to the Welcome Screen on XP. This does not happen every single time, but is still fairly frequent.
I do not know the message word for word, but it is something akin to: "A Registry file was missing or corrupted. Windows searched for a backup file, and the recovery was successful"
It seems that the backup of this registry file is alive and well, but I cannot think of what could have happened to the original. Is there any way to download the file again? I may be getting a new computer soon, but I wouldn't want anything to happen in the meantime.
I had hoped that installing service pack 3 would have repaired the original file, but the message kept coming up even after I installed it.