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frogg6

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Is there a dos command which restores your settings to an earlier date when your computer was working?
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You can try scanreg /restore or scanreg /fix

It depends on what problem you're trying to fix.
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NullWolf, thanks for your help!

The problem is as follows:

When windows starts, a pop-up box (Title: exployer) appears stating 'an illegal operation has been performed.....' The box contains two buttons - Cancel and Details. When you click on Details the following info is displayed:

EXPLORER caused an invalid page fault in
module <unknown> at 0000:61b85cf6.
Registers:
EAX=0042bf62 CS=0167 EIP=61b85cf6 EFLGS=00010217
EBX=81906574 SS=016f ESP=0080ff88 EBP=0080ff98
ECX=c1906370 DS=016f ESI=0042b9f3 FS=262f
EDX=819065d4 ES=016f EDI=819078f0 GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:

When you click Cancel, the box disappears for a second but reappears again instantaneously. Clicking Cancel repeatedly on each box that pops up eventually causes the boxes to disappear.

Any thoughts on how I can get rid of these boxes?
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frogg6...

If your machine starts:
Click "Start" and choose "Shut Down" then choose "Restart in MS_DOS Mode" and click "Ok".

At the command prompt (C:\Windows>), type scanreg /restore (Note the space before / ... the command should be C:\WINDOWS>scanreg /restore) and press "Enter". Go back at least 2 files using the arrow keys and press "Enter".

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I tried that, but it wont let me restore the files. Any other thoughts?
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Go with scanreg.exe /fix
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