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12-10-2001, 10:45 AM
"Your registry might be corrupted. (Code 19)"
Can some1 please help me solve this problem. This all started when I try to install the CD-RW software for my Sony Spressa, and the above message started to show up. Also the cd-rom drives no longer shows when I open the My Computer folder. But it does show up in the Hardware list, with the above error code when opening the properties.
So I am not able to read anything from any cd-rom since my computer can no longer recognize those drives. :(
thanks for any help you may have.
12-10-2001, 11:38 AM
It could be a sign of hardware going bad... (motherboard or HD). OR... it could just be a corrupted registry. Try reinstalling Windows (if you have 98, that is).
Just pop a startup disk in the floppy drive, and type setup from the a:\ prompt. Be sure to start with CD-ROM support. As long as you don't "Reformat" your drive (and you'll know if you start to) all you settings should remain intact. It'll be just like Windows is "re-smoothing" your install.
But, if you can, back up important files before you do this... that's always a good idea before doing anything likst this. And, on that note, remember that .doc and .bmp files usually zip-up to nearly nothing if you're using floppy disks for back up.
12-12-2001, 12:58 AM
This might help you out a bit. I encountered a similar problem when trying to uninstall Easy CD Creator 5.
The Component Object Model (COM) ports that you created during the installation of a multiple-port serial adapter do not start, and they are listed in Device Manager with the following error message:
Code 19 - Your registry might be corrupted.
This behavior can occur because many virtual COM ports that are hosted by this type of hardware rely on the standard serial port driver (Serial.sys) that is included with Windows 2000. This driver, however, can start only if there are hardware COM ports that require the driver.
To work around this behavior, enable at least one COM port in the basic input/output system (BIOS) so that the Serial.sys file can load properly.
Event Viewer does not display an error message that indicates that the serial driver has not loaded because some computers do not have built-in COM ports. If you change the ErrorControl value in the registry for the serial driver to 0x1 , a warning is displayed that indicates that there are no devices that require the driver.
In Device Manager, on the View menu, click Display Hidden Devices to observe whether or not the serial driver has loaded.
Do you have an Emergency Repair Disk? If you do problem is solved. If not, back up your registry to a floppy disk and try to restore the serial.sys file from your windows 2000 (I am assuming this is your OS) CDROM.
12-12-2001, 07:28 PM
Thank you. Yes I do have W2k. Will do this when I get home today.
12-13-2001, 12:49 AM
This has worked for me and is easy to do. I only did it in Windows 98 and don't know how it is in Windows 2ooo. Restore a past registry like this, reboot and hit the f8 repeatly as soon as you see the Windows screen begin or whatever option takes you to the option menu, choose command prompt only (if I remember correctly it is option 5)>type "scanreg" and restore a backup from a date prior to your problem. Windows automatically makes registry backups.
I am not familiar with Windows 2000, but there should be no harm in trying.
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