Microsoft KB Archive/175349
Article ID: 175349
Article Last Modified on 10/1/2002
- MSPRESS Inside the Registry for Microsoft Windows 95 ISBN 1-57231-424-9
This article was previously published under Q175349
IMPORTANT: This article contains information about editing the registry. Before you edit the registry, make sure you understand how to restore it if a problem occurs. For information about how to do this, view the "Restoring the Registry" Help topic in Regedit.exe or the "Restoring a Registry Key" Help topic in Regedt32.exe. Also, please read the section titled "Backing Up and Recovering Your Registry" in "Inside the Registry for Microsoft Windows 95," beginning on page 35.
This article contains information on known errors, corrections, and comments relating to the Microsoft Press book "Inside the Registry for Microsoft Windows 95," ISBN 1-57231-424-9.
Updated information and files for "Inside the Registry for Microsoft Windows 95" can be found at the following Web site:
- Page xii: Web Site Change
- Page 5: Typographical Error
- Page 12: INI File Value Does Not Always Override Registry
- Page 23: "Save mode" Should Be "Safe Mode"
- Page 34: System.dat And User.dat Attributes Must Be Changed
- Page 37: Additional Info On Startup Disk
- Page 188: [DefaultInstall] Can't Have Two CopyFiles Lines
- Page 220: Path Value Must Match Default Value Of Key
- Page 307: INF Files Will Not Remove PNF Files
WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys And Values" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or the "Add and Delete Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topics in Regedt32.exe. Note that you should back up the registry before you edit it.
Page xii: Web Site Change
Page xii, Web address:
If you are using a newer browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 or later, you should automatically be pulled from the old address to the new Web site within a few seconds. If you are using an older browser, you may wish to consider an upgrade to the latest Microsoft Internet Explorer. For more information, please check the following Web site:
Page 5: Typographical Error
Page 5, section HKEY_CURRENT_USER, sentence 1:
Close up space in third line: "HKEY_USERS\name, w here..."
Page 12: INI File Value Does Not Always Override Registry
Page 12, paragraph 2, sentence 3:
Change: "...the value from the INI file is copied over the Registry value."
To: ...the value from the INI file is sometimes copied over the Registry value.
Page 23: Save Mode Should Be Safe Mode
Page 23, paragraph 1, sentence 1:
Change: "...you can restart the computer in Save mode."
To: ...you can restart the computer in Safe mode.
Note that the .DA0 files will only be used to restore the Registry if the Registry is corrupted. You can take the following steps to restore a key if you have accidentally deleted or changed a Registry key and don't have a backup of the old Registry:
- Immediately exit Windows 95.
- Reboot the computer (with a floppy disk) in DOS mode.
- Copy the .DAO files over the Registry .DAT files, using the procedure given on page 35.
Page 34: System.dat and User.dat Attributes Must Be Changed
Page 34, after paragraph 2:
Add the following after "REGEDIT /L:C:\Windows\ ..."
"System.dat and User.dat are system-protected files. To use Regedit from the command line, you must first use the attrib command to change the attributes on these files:
attrib -s -h system.dat attrib -s -h user.dat"
Page 37: Additional Info On Startup Disk
Page 37, paragraph 1, sentence 3:
Change: "This disk contains a mini-DOS operating system (including ATTRIB.EXE) as well as copies of the system files (AUTOEXEC.BAT, CONFIG.SYS, SYSTEM.DAT, and USER.DAT). You will also find a copy of REGEDIT.EXE on this startup disk."
To: This disk contains a mini-DOS operating system (including ATTRIB.EXE). You will also find a copy of REGEDIT.EXE on this startup disk. If there is enough room on the floppy disk, you can also manually copy the system files (AUTOEXEC.BAT, CONFIG.SYS, SYSTEM.DAT, and USER.DAT) to the disk.
Page 188: [DefaultInstall] Can't Have Two CopyFiles Lines
Page 188, code listing, line 22:
CopyFiles = Explore.CopyFiles.Inf
CopyFiles = Explore.CopyFiles.Bat
CopyFiles = Explore.CopyFiles.Inf, Explore.CopyFiles.Bat
Page 220: Path Value Must Match Default Value Of Key
The text states that an application can define the "Path" value for DLL files used. However, on some installations of Microsoft Windows 95, the Path value can be set only to the value defined in the "Default" value of this key.
Microsoft is researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.
Page 307: INF Files Will Not Remove PNF Files
Windows NT 4.0 creates temporary files called .PNF files during the execution of an .INF file. The .INF file beginning on page 307 does not remove the .PNF files when it finishes executing.
The author has prepared a sample .INF file that resolves this problem. To download this file, please visit the following World Wide Web site:
NOTE: Because the Microsoft Web site is regularly updated, the site address may change without notice. If this occurs, link to the Microsoft home page at the following address:
Microsoft Press is committed to providing informative and accurate books. All comments and corrections listed above are ready for inclusion in future printings of this book. If you have a later printing of the book, it may already contain the above corrections.
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