Captain Sassy Pants
7th May 2003
hi all! :rock: for the past 9 months i've had a problem with my System Registry, even after 2 attempts of formatting my pc i still get the problems. the problem occurs when i restart my computer and i get the following message in a windows error box (something like this..) 'error accessing the System Registry, windows will restart to fix the problem for you' and then when windows loads again everything that was installed before the last successful restart will not run unless re-installed. :confused:
after finding out some information for myself from the following link.. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q186909& i still haven't solved the problem. can u help? so far i've tried one of the troubleshooting tips from the site which was to change the amount of RAM used by windows which proved inconclusive because the amount that they specified to change it to was not enough to run my system! i suppose i was a bit dumb to try to run battlefield on about 16MB RAM lol! heres my system specs if the help..
WIndows 98 (first edition) AMD Athlon XP 1500+ 256 MB RAM X-Wave 7100 sound card G-Force 4 MX 440 64MB graphics ...i know my baby is fallin behind everyone else now :(
I'm too cool to Post
22nd September 2002
Here is what I found http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=193903 If you still have no luck, I would suggest upgrading to a better OS anyway like XP PRO or WIN2000
CAUSE This behavior can occur if the disk that contains the Windows swap file does not have sufficient free disk space. RESOLUTION To resolve this behavior, determine which disk contains the swap file, and then increase the free disk space on the swap file disk. To do so, follow these steps:
Restart your computer, press and hold the CTRL key, and then choose Command Prompt Only from the Startup menu. At the command prompt, type "dir /s *.swp" (without quotation marks), and then press ENTER. Note the swap file name, disk letter, folder name (directory name), and date. This is usually a single file named Win386.swp located in the root folder ("Directory of C:\"), or the Windows folder ("Directory of C:\Windows"). If your computer has a single hard disk, then drive C is the swap file disk, and you should skip to step 4. If your computer has multiple hard disks, search the remaining hard disks for swap files to locate the swap file disk. To do so, use the following steps:
a. At the command prompt, type ":" (without quotation marks), where is the next hard disk letter, and then press ENTER.
b. Type "dir /s *.swp" (without quotation marks), and then press ENTER. Note the swap file name, disk letter, folder name (directory name), and date.
c. If you have more hard disks to search, repeat steps a-c. If you have no more hard disks to search, continue to step d.
d. If you find one (or more) swap files on only one hard disk, this disk is the swap file disk, and you should continue to step e. If you find swap files on multiple hard disks, compare the date of each swap file. The hard disk that contains the swap file with the most recent date is the swap file disk.
e. At the command prompt, type ":" (without quotation marks), where is the swap file disk letter, and then press ENTER. Delete each swap file on the swap file disk. To do so, use the following steps:
a. At the command prompt, type
where is the swap file folder and is the swap file name, and then press ENTER. For example type "del windows\win386.swp" (without quotation marks).
b. If you have more swap files to delete on the swap file disk, repeat steps a-b. If you have no more swap files on the swap file disk to delete, continue to step 5. Increase free disk space on the swap file disk.
WARNING: If you are uncertain whether a file contains critical information, copy the file to a floppy disk before you delete it.
To increase free disk space on the swap file disk, delete non-essential files. To do so, type the following commands at the command prompt, pressing ENTER after each command:
dir /w /p /s *. del \*.
where is the file extension of the files you want to delete and is the folder name containing the files you want to delete.
For example, the following list names extensions that may be non-essential files:
.chk .tmp .txt .bak .old .bmp
.jpg .gif .hlp Test to determine that your computer has sufficient free disk space to start normally. If you cannot start your computer normally, repeat step 5.
6th January 2003
Probably don't have enough space to store his hive lol. I suggest getting a new good pc.
Can't Wait for HL²
29th March 2003