Posted 16 July 2007 - 04:49 PM
madphotos as you can see by the opinions given here the general consensus is "if you use one, then KNOW what it is finding". The simple fact that you have 300+ errors doesn't mean your system is in trouble, it could be that 299 of those errors are merely broken "shortcuts" the registry has. A registry shortcut is exactly like a desktop one, that is, a link to a certain file or program. For instance if you downloaded a file and saved it on your desktop, the registry creates an entry shortcut to that file location. Later you delete or move this file and whallah you have a broken shortcut which nearly all reg cleaners will identify as an error.
Me personally i use Registry Mechanic because it's interface shows me every detail of every entry and gives me the option of how to treat it. Like all reg cleaners even mine returns "false positives" so the fact i know every system and every piece of software on my PC allows me to recognise these bad calls and remove them from any action, even allowing me to have them ignored in future scans. Like USASMA suggests your result are only as good as the software authors interpetations.
Back up the registry first, and then tread carefully
I'm not as think as you drunk I am