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#1 CHansohn

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 11:16 AM

I used a system cleanup program (aka unible registry booster 64 bit) once the optimization completed I noticed that when I click the former start button and used the search box that I would not be given the option to see more search results which usually appears above the search bar you type in.. so I used the back up register booster made to reverse it and reboot and its still gone. does anyone know what was broken and how I can fix it? I have the windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS.

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 11:29 AM

Using aggressive registry cleaners like this is dangerous for reasons you just proved. I do not recommend using registry cleaners.

Just for the record:

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.


Nonetheless, we must try to fix your problem.

It sounds like you're going to have to reset some things and/or rebuild the search index.

See if this helps.

My knowledge of this part of Windows is limited, but I will help in any way I can. :huh:
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#3 CHansohn

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 01:39 PM

sorry it took so long to get back. yea that link had the fix. its working again. if uniblue is so dangerous wonder why Microsoft certified it?

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 08:04 PM

My rule of thumb. If one is not well trained in the inner workings of a operating system, registry being the very basic and most important; one should not fool with it or use programs that do. I have at times not heeded to my own advice and I did more damage than help. From my understanding it takes years of work to really know what to do or not to do in the registry of a Windows registry. Do your self and your computer a favor don't fool with your registry with out proper help. This is IMHO the best advise I can give you.




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