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I've got Windows 98 and every time I start up System File Checker pops up on the screen asking me if I want to scan files but it's annoying and I don't want it to. Could anyone please tell me how to stop the pop-up.
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This will rebuild rather than restore the registry and also replace missing or corrupt system files

Boot the PC and keep tapping F8 right after the beep until you get options, select command prompt only, type scanreg.exe /fix then press enter, it will run through a few screens then say registry repaired. Press enter then press ctrl + alt + delete keys together to reboot.

When Windows has loaded, click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools, system information, tools then run system file checker and replace any files it asks for from the 98 CD then reboot.

When it has loaded to the desktop, click start, programmes accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then run disc defragmenter from system tools

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Sorry for my ignorance but I don't get it, why do I want to restore the registry and replace missing or corrupt system files? I just wanted "System File Checker" to stop popping up every time I start the computer.
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It will check all the files are there and once you have run it, it should stop

If you click cancel each time it will continue to look because of an error which can be caused by registry or file errors
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OK I get it, thanks alot keith. Just one more question, how did this happen?
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If you used a registry cleaner, spyware scanner or anti virus programme which incorrectly quarantined a system file, it could happen
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