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- An unexpected "System Settings Change"
- Stan Hilliard
January 11, 2005, 7:19 pm
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Messagebox Title: "System Settings Change"
You must restart your computer before the new settings will take
effect. Do you want to restart your computer now? Yes/No
Is there anything that I can do to find out what happened?
Any other recommendations?
I am using Win98 SE. I will appreciate any information.
Re: An unexpected "System Settings Change"
:>Messagebox Title: "System Settings Change"
:>You must restart your computer before the new settings will take
:>effect. Do you want to restart your computer now? Yes/No
:I have not shut down my computer yet. How can I determine what changes
:would be made to the computer's system settings upon reboot?
I am not even close to a Windows expert, so my understanding
might be off base on this, but I believe that the changes
for the next boot are put into the registry under one of the
alternate control sets... I saw a completely unofficial hint once
that the changes for next boot go into control set 2. I haven't
tried to verify this.
You may wish to install a program similar to Registry Mechanic,
which allows you to take snapshots of registry settings,
compare differences between snapshots, and revert to early
settings. Then you could snapshot your current control set,
do the reboot, and snapshot again to see what changed. [There's
-always- some change, so you need to figure out which changes
You might also want to install SpyBot Search & Destroy, which has
a resident feature that intercepts registry changes and asks
permission for each. It's not fool-proof, though: just this
afternoon I ran into a situation where I had to disable the
protection in order to allow the MS Excel Viewer to install.
And I still haven't figured out what I have to do to allow the
ms powerpoint viewer to install... possibly redownload.
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