missing registry data

  benson68 17:33 27 Dec 07
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After returning my WinXP computer to the original delivered state, because of a number of problems, I get a message on startup that says "can't find registry data" -or something like that, anyway.
I've tried SFC /Scannow, but don't know what else to try, to restore the registry.
Can anyone help?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:49 27 Dec 07

switch off system restore
rebbot the PC and switch restore back on.

  benson68 18:18 27 Dec 07

done that, but the message "registry data not found" is still there.
And System Restore had turned itself back on, when it restarted.

  brundle 18:39 27 Dec 07

worth a look click here

  benson68 16:11 29 Dec 07

Thanks for that. In finishing off my re-install, I've also had to to the keyboard, cordless mouse etc. General tidying up. - and losing my internet connection, -and keyboard refusing to work!
It all seems Ok now, until I discover the next problem.
Thanks again.

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