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Windows Xp Registry Repair?

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#1 Johnz414


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Posted 31 October 2007 - 02:08 AM

Hi Anyone,

Does Window XP have it's own Registry Repair tool?

Does "Error Checking" in disk Properties do this? Do all the various "Error Checking" utilities fix Registry Problems? If "Error Checking" does do this why do 3rd party tools find even more errors to be fixed after using XP's own tools? If not why wouldn't XP have it's own Registry Repair?

I seem to want to trust tools made by Microsoft over 3rd party ones for compatibility issues. So, that is why I want to know for sure what XP may have in it's own arsenal for performance maintenance like Registry Repairing.

It just seems hard to think that XP wouldn't have it's very own Registry Repair tool sense it seems so valuable for smooth operations.

Anyhow, if anyone knows if and what XP may have for this I'd greatly appreciate finding out. Thanks.

John :thumbsup:

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 09:07 AM

My answer...yes and no :thumbsup:.

Regedit is a registry tool, manual in operation. That is, the user must know specifically what he/she is doing before really fooling around with Regedit...and be aware that manually deleting items in the registry may take some time. Corrections must be made to specific keys, etc. and it's probably a good idea to back up the registry or be prepared to use sfc /scannow or do a repair install if user screws up.

If you are talking about some device that automatically "fixes" incorrect/outdated registry issues...no.

I'm curious as to what makes you think you need to employ a registry cleaner/tool?

I use one (it took me a few years to get the courage/conviction) primarily because I like to eliminate outdated reg entries that do not remove themselves upon uninstall of the application...and because some registry entries (that have no useful purpose at time of removal) can be removed safely, depending on what product is used and the care of the user.

I move my files around a lot and uninstall apps all the time and I'm pretty sure I've never removed anything to screw up my system.

I use jv16 PowerTools, which is much more than a registry cleaner...because I think it's a good utility for me to employ for various things.


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Posted 31 October 2007 - 09:17 PM

jv16PowerTools must be afforded the respect one would give a real world powertool like a chain saw. Improperly used it can completely destroy a Windows installation. It is not for the neophyte!

Most users will find no need for any Registry "cleaning," and the (very) few things that ever need to be done can be accomplished with regedit.

I have never read a post in which anyone said that a problem was corrected by using a 'Registry cleaner.' I have read many posts about serious problems that were caused by such programs.

What every user should have is an effective Registry restoration strategy.
In my opinion, there is nothing better than free ERUNT.

ERUNT info and tutorial: http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/erunt.txt
ERUNT download: http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/
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#4 rowal5555


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Posted 01 November 2007 - 03:52 AM

If you really feel the need to run a registry cleaner, use MicroSoft's own Windows Live OneCare to do a Full Service Scan.

And install ERUNT.


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