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Chapter 24. Working with the Windows Reg... > Restoring the Windows 98 Registry

Restoring the Windows 98 Registry

As you learned earlier, Windows 98 uses a utility called Windows Registry Checker to back up copies of the Registry to CAB files stored in C:\Windows\Ssybckup. You can restore any one of those backups using the Real mode version of this utility named SCANREG.EXE, which you find in C:\Windows\Command. Follow these steps:

  1. Start Windows in MS-DOS mode. To do so, select Command Prompt Only from the Windows 98 boot menu. Or, choose Shut Down from the Start menu, select Restart in MS-DOS Mode, and press Enter.

  2. Type scanreg /restore to start the Microsoft Registry Checker.

  3. Select a backup from the list provided. Microsoft Registry Checker displays the date, status, and filename of each backup. Ideally, you should pick the most recent backup; however, if you know the most recent one doesn't work, pick the next most recent backup.

  4. Press Enter, and Microsoft Registry Checker restores the backup to your computer.

  5. Press Enter to restart your computer.


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