Not really a reply, more another question; and probably a stupid one, at
Why do some programmes make entries to the Register file and others don't?
Now that I've backed up to an external drive, would copying a prog back to a blank, reformatted, HD allow the prog to work, in the absence of a Registry entry, where it had one on the original system?
OK so Active Sky is trying to install. Did you at any point revert to a restore point? That might explain this. Otherwise I would suggest uninstalling Active Sky and re-installing it. This should solve the pop ups during install. I don't know if you've done a recent AV scan but this sort of behaviour rings alarm bells. I think Frank may be right, back-up all essential data, format out, and re-install would be my preference.
I know it may mean having to re-configure programmes and re-install many add-ons especially for FS but an unoptimised working system that can be tweaked has to be better than a failing machine.
I have to admit, I admire your tenacity to try to repair though.
-----Original Message----- From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill Sent: 02 September 2006 17:55 To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: More Poltergeeses
All addon hardware is now disconnected. Some of the original failures caused it to stop booting even before it had checked memory etc.
franklyn fisher wrote:
Gerry Still sounds like a corrupted registeration file.
Having backed up everything, get down and get dirty, and reformat.
And if you are still having problems, then it has too be a hardware fault.
But I would reinstall all the flightsim goodies rather than restore the backups.
Thought, it is not your Goflight modules causing it??