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Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed. This is what the pc displays: Warning: windows has detected a registry/configuration error. does this help? The key to press is usually listed when the PC starts, DEL or F2 are common. have a peek here

Please help, your help will most definitely be appreciated! So when i go on safe mode, the computer just freezes on the greyish white screen. READ MORE © CBS Interactive Inc.  /  All Rights Reserved. It might be powerful enough to run XP, but may not have enough RAM installed.

How much RAM? If you feel uncomfortable, then by all means seek guidance. Use SC The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. ScanReg should also be there.

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But the harddrive seemed to be really hard to get out. Next, it stops at the windows startup screen with the normal mode, safe mode, etc options. If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started. http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forum/helproom-1/registryconfiguration-error-83205/ Type Dir C:\Windows\Command and see what you get.

If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). I guess I could always download stuff off this old ( 95 ) laptop and reload on the pc ?As always, any guidance appreciatedCheers, John This thread is now locked and if you have a boot floppy, boot up using that, and do a search of c: for config.* /s also for himem.sys /s . What can be done?

if there is nothing important on it you need to salvage, just replace it altogether. anyone? same with the other two (dblbuff.sys, ifshlp.sys. Staff Online Now Triple6 Moderator blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor DaveA Trusted Advisor Advertisement Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Earlier Versions of Windows > Home Forums Forums Quick Links

Use SCANREG..." Hello, I have a Dell Dimension 8100, Windows ME... Style Default Style Contact Us Help Home Top RSS Terms and Rules Copyright © TechGuy, Inc. So when i go on safe mode, the computer just freezes on the greyish white screen. I would replace and put this one in a secondary position to try to get any important files off it, then remove it altogether.

What processor is installed? Advertisement Recent Posts I was unable to find those by... Best of luck . . . Check This Out This can normally be done from the C:\ (dos) prompt that you have at the moment.

You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. and as far as my internet problem, are you familiar with it? give me your opinon too thanks - Leonard Reply With Quote July 30th, 2004,06:21 PM #5 Rapmaster View Profile View Forum Posts Virtual PC Specialist!!!

If you don't have a Win98/Win98SE CD, or any other Windows CD you can install on this system, you might consider a version of Linux.

Quote: Originally Posted by lherring81 will windows boot from a cd b/c i do not know a a drive on a working pc I'm not quite sure what you mean. Preview post Submit post Cancel post You are reporting the following post: "Windows has detected a registry/configuration error. Do you have a Win 98 CD? Thread Status: Not open for further replies.

Press N for all other prompts.Then Run the SCANREG /RESTORE command.Chris PA28 19:24 31 Mar 03 If you can't do as spikeychris suggests, then the bad news is that it's You may have to enter the BIOS/Setup and change the boot order so the CD is first. i'll be logged on most of the day today (sat). this contact form Love, - Leonard Reply With Quote July 30th, 2004,06:17 PM #4 Leonard_H View Profile View Forum Posts Virtual Med Student Join Date Jul 2004 Posts 9 HELLO ONE MORE THING...

Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community. If Scandisk.exe is there, you can run it to check the hard drive. With command.com missing, it may not. but it is tedious setting up the new one (formatting, installing the os, etc) so going to a pc shop is an option to consider if you're short of time.

As far as previous symptoms, I slightly recall a window popping up on the desktop mentioning that I should remove a file (which was possibly a file similar to the himem.sys Dir /AH? Track this discussion and email me when there are updates If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and The key or key combo to enter Bios Setup is usually mentioned in a banner message or splash screen as the PC is first powering on (you can use the PAUSE

The good news is that you can still buy 98SE cheaply these days (around £30 I think), and a fresh install on a freshy formatted hard drive will bring you back Whatever you type in the C> nothing appears to be found. if you got two screws out already, check opposite where those were, there is usually an opening in the bracket you put your screwdriver thru to get at the screws. You should see at least these: Code: DIR: AUTOEXEC BAT COMMAND COM CONFIG SYS CDROM