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windows 98se/xp home: My question relates to backing up the registry. Does: start>run>regedit>registry>export, do the same as: start>run>scanreg>enter, then yes to back up registry. As always, thanks in advance
 
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Old 03-01-06, 06:17 PM
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do you mean scanregw? if so, then the answer is yes...and no. the scanregw will back up the whole registry. the regedit gives you the option to backup any or all of the registry.
 
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tae: what is the difference between the command "scanreg" and "scanregw. i did both and get the same dialog box
 
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To my knowledge, win98 automatically keeps backups of the registry by default. To access the backups, you would do this. Boot the machine. BEFORE you see the windows start screen, press the F8 key once a second (don't worry if the computer starts to beep when you continue to press the F8 key). You should see a screen come up with several options for how you want windows to boot. Select command prompt. You will then see the prompt which would be C:\. If there is anything after the c:\ , simply type "cd.." (without the quote marks) and hit enter. Repeat till you see just this C:\ . Now type this (again, without the quotes) scanreg /restore . Then hit enter. You will be shown all available backed up registry files. Pick one and you're off to the races.
 
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Old 03-02-06, 04:08 PM
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The following table identifies the differences between ScanRegW and ScanReg.





































Function ScanRegW ScanReg
Real or Protected mode? Protected-mode Real-mode
Run at Setup? No Yes, but in protected mode.
Scan Registry? Yes Yes
Compresses backup Yes No
Restore Registry No Yes
Runs automatically Yes, every time computer is started Yes, if a Registry problem is detected.
Fix Registry? No Yes
Backup Registry? Yes Yes






ScanRegW has the ability to run in Safe Mode since it scans the Registry on the disk, not in memory.
 

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Thanks tae
 
 

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