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Ccleaner - Registry


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#1 samuel3

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 02:13 PM

Recently Ccleaner isn't fixing a registry in it. I tryed deleting it in the registry but no luck - dont worry i backed up my registery before i did this.

Heres the screenie.

Does anyone know why its not fixing?

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#2 samuel3

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 10:53 AM

Bumping.

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 12:14 PM

I coulden't tell yah.

CCleaner is an amazing program but from my experiance and from what others will tell you, I would advise not too use any registry cleaning programs, they ofter mark bad things as good and good things as bad.

The best thing too use too clean your registry is a complete reinstall of Windows.
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Posted 14 May 2009 - 02:24 AM

I can't tell what exactly is causing that problem; I've used CCleaner many times and haven't encountered any error messages.

In my opinion, as long as you know exactly what the registry cleaner is deleting there's no harm in using one. Simply choosing a "go ahead and delete everything" (without looking at the keys) is a bad idea. I always look through the keys that it marks as bad to make sure they are safe to delete and I have had no trouble at all.
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Posted 14 May 2009 - 02:57 PM

Maybe best to ask at CCleaner's Forum.


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Posted 14 May 2009 - 08:03 PM

One thing it may be- CCleaner is trying to clean a registry key that is in use or locked. This would give that kind of error. RedDawn is right, post it at CCleaner's Forum.

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 11:49 PM

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:

• Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.

• Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.

• Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.

• Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.

• The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results".

Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.




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