Article ID: 273889
The Registry Checker tool (Scanreg.exe) in Windows Millennium Edition (Me) has been updated to support all of its operations from within Windows.
The following command-line options are supported in Windows or by booting to Safe mode:
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These commands are documented in the Microsoft Windows 98 Resource Kit, but function only in real mode (by booting to a command prompt) in Windows 98.
The listed command-line options are all still available in real mode in Windows Me (by booting from the Startup disk), by running Scanreg.exe. You can do this simply by typing the scanreg /option command because the default path to Scanreg.exe is automatically part of the environment.
Registry Checker supports scanning, backing up, and restoring user-profile registry files (User.dat) in the Windows folder, within the Profiles\User_name folders. This support is enabled automatically, but you can disable it by adding the following line to the Scanreg.ini file in the Windows folder:
UserProfiles=0 ; (set to 1 to re-enable)
For additional information about the Registry Checker tool, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
183887For additional information about Registry Checker command-line switches , click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/183887/EN-US/ )Description of the Windows Registry Checker Tool (Scanreg.exe)
184023For additional information about Registry Checker and startup, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/184023/EN-US/ )Command-Line Switches for the Registry Checker Tool
198864For additional information about the registry and user profiles, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/198864/EN-US/ )Registry Is Not Backed Up Automatically at Startup
250410For additional information about user profiles, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/250410/EN-US/ )Description of the Registry Files in Windows 98/95
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/161334/EN-US/ )Guide to Windows NT 4.0 Profiles and Policies (Part 1 of 6)
Article ID: 273889 - Last Review: June 19, 2014 - Revision: 2.0
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