>Subject: Registry Files
>Date: 20/03/03 01:02 Pacific Standard Time
>I recently installed an Autocad program that hung up during installation.
>Now, I cannot uninstall as it always thinks it is resuming and where it
>I am having a mental breakdown!
>I can't remember how to get into the registry files to delete any reference
>Any help would be appreciated
I would delete the program's folder in Windows Explorer, and then use the
scanreg /restore trick to back-date the system files.
Start up and press the F8 or Control key to bring up the boot menu. Select to
boot into the DOS command line. Enter scanreg /restore. You will be presented
with several CAB files that contain backups of the Windows Registry and other
critical system files. Restore one that predates the problem and that should
allow Windows to boot properly.
Since the restored CAB file (one of a default of five CAB files in the
C:\Windows\SYSBCKUP folder) contains the system files - user.dat, system.dat,
win.ini, and system.ini - was created on a pariculr date, any changes that were
made to the system after that date will have to be repeated.
You will obviously not repeat any change that you suspect caused the problem in
the first place unless you want to make sure that it was indeed the cause of
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