try registry cleaner by Jouni Vuorio
it has a lot of helpful tools.
Quote:> I have a Dell Dimension XPS R450 which I got in early 1998. It is running
> Windows 98 (4.10.1998). The computer is a Pentium II Intel MMX with 256
> of memory.
> I have been having alot of trouble with the system and, for the last 6
> months or so, have had to rebuild the registry (with SCANREG /FIX) or
> restore an old version probably about every third or fourth reboot, on
> average. However, I'm now at the point where the SCANREG /FIX doesn't
> and it fails every time I try to reboot, so I have to restore the registry
> every time. And now when I reboot after the restore, Norton Antivirus
> out a message saying that it can't load the Auto-Protect run-time virus
> checker. I'm afraid that at some point the one good registry which shows
> when the last 5 are listed won't work (the others show up as "NOT
> so I assume they are no good).
> So I'm thinking that I either need some program which does a better job at
> fixing registries or install a new version of Windows.
> Are there any registry fixing programs which you can recommend?
> If my only real option is to reload a new version of Windows, then the
> question is which version. I don't have any of the disks I got from Dell
> when I got the machine so I'll have to buy one. What do you recommend?
> like to be able to put Windows 2000 on the machine, but I'm not sure it's
> powerful enough and if you can upgrade to Win2000 from Win 98.
> If one of the Windows 98 versions is the best choice, would you recommend
> the basic Win98 or Win98 SE or Win98 ME?
> Any suggestions will be appreciated.