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Computer Extremely Slow / Registry Problems


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#1 michael g.

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 09:26 PM

I recently ran a registry cleaner and I think it might have deleted some necessary items because right after I restarted the computer, it was extremely slow. I have rebooted several times, and the computer stays the same. I have tried a system restore many times, but it tells me that the computer cannot be restored to this date and time.

Is there a program or something I can use to find out if I am missing any necessary components of my registry?

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 10:24 PM

I would suggest trying a last good configuration, if this fails then you may have to use you XP installation to make a repair. Any time that you use a registry cleaning utility you should back up your registry first.

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 01:29 AM

Can you tell us the name of the Registry Cleaner.

Also some registry cleaners will save a back-up of the registry beofre the scan. You should open the registry cleaner then check for any back-up function or contact the registry cleaner company or author on how to do this.

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 02:20 PM

Hi michael g..

Now you know to never mess with the Registry before you do a thorough Registry backup.

There is only one good, easy way that I know:

ERUNT

This will automatically make a complete Registry backup every time you start up your PC.
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I think that all so-called Registry "cleaners" are bogus.

Edited by WinCrazy, 21 September 2007 - 02:22 PM.


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Posted 22 September 2007 - 06:25 AM

Since system restore and last known good configuration don't work - I'd have to suggest a repair of XP: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

You can try manually replacing the registry hives from stored system restore points, but you'll have to be outside of Windows to do this and it only works about 1/2 of the time (and it can make the system even worse).

Edited by usasma, 22 September 2007 - 06:25 AM.

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