Here goes. I haven't used auto route 2002 for a couple of months. I wanted to look for a place to go and visit on the coast of Kent with my mates to take advantage of this hot weather etc... I clicked auto route 2002 icon to bring her open and I got the message: ''Alert box'': Your registry settings for this application were not copied correctly. To correct these settings, run setup again for this application from the location you originally installed it from. Well I reinstalled. Got same error. Uninstalled it, then reinstalled it and hence same error. So visited the M$ knowledge pages and found these: http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-gb;267851&ln=en-gb http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;255875 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;317904 Did all the work throughs they didn't work. I downloaded a file to clean it up after uninstalling and also a fix called 'Steula' to add when I reinstalled it. After searching the net ( I reinstalled it and got same error message) I found a reg fix file: REGEDIT4 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Works Suite\2002\ame9] "EULA"=dword:00000001 Which is supposed to tell the application I have accepted the the licence agreement and it still don't work. I then installed M$ works and noticed it did the same licence agreement. I tried auto route 2002 again same error. I added to the registry for auto route 2002 this below, as it was same as works agreement acceptance. REGEDIT4 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Works Suite\2002\ame9] "EULA"=dword:00000001 "RegDisplay"=dword:00000001 It still won't work, it is getting right up my nose. Anyone have any idea on how I can fix this so I don't have to format and start again. I think it is some software I installed, I installed flash plugin beta, pay pal for frontpage 2002/2000, spy sites, black widow and drive image 7 recently. Also the usual nvidia card upgrade drivers 220.127.116.11 from M$ site and any recent updates from the update site. Can anyone help with a way of sorting this out other than a format. I have in 3 years done 2 formats and it takes me 3 days to get my system back to before a format. '''''Help please''''