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XP: Missing Registry file?


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Hello all,

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.
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Post EXACT message. Does it say what file?
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I would have replied sooner, but the message wasn't popping up for a few days.

All the message says, and this is a direct quote:

"One of the files containing the system's Registry data had to be recovered by use of log or alternate copy. The recovery was successful."

I am positive this is the same message every time. No specific file is ever mentioned.
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It looks like your error message may have several possible causes, so let's try couple of things.
1. http://www.techspot....topic58264.html, post #7
2. Go Start>Run, type in:
chkdsk /r
Click OK.
3. Go Start>Run, type in:
sfc /scannow
Click OK.
Have Window CD handy.
4. Run memtest: http://www.techspot....topic62524.html
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