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#1 Johnz414

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 10:45 PM

Hi,

Do you really need a Registry Repair program to correct registry changes? I've found that using them seems to interfere with using Internet Movie Streaming. I've narrowed down the streaming not working to using Registry Repair programs, particularly 3B's, plus a few security programs. I've been doing without registry repair so that I can stream and I don't seem to be having to much problem running programs. But I've recently canceled my membership to the Movie Club I've been in and I'm thinking of using the 3B Registry Repair program again. But I don't want to interfere in other programs by using it. So do these registry mistakes just keep building up or does Windows automatically correct them over time? Doesn't Windows XP have some kind of registry repair program automatically incorporated to do this? Or what does Windows have that I could use for this and how would I use it? (Where would I find out how to?) Thank you.

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John :thumbsup:

PS Also what does it mean that the spell check here flips all over the screen before it settles down to a different place each time or upper left corner?
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#2 Grinler

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Posted 27 September 2005 - 09:02 PM

What do you mean by the spekchecker? send me a pm about it so i dont hijackthis thread about it

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Posted 27 September 2005 - 09:43 PM

Hi Grinler,

I'm referring to your "Spelchek" at the bottom of the post. When I use it to spell check it pops up in 2 to 4 different places starting from the lower right side of the page before it finally settles down in the upper left hand corner of the page to do it's spell check job. It works fine once it stops dancing all over the page. I was just wondering what I might do to stabilize my programing so that it doesn't do that dance. If you know how to do that I'd appreciate hearing. Also if you know about the other question I asked about, whether or not you really need a Registry Repair program or not? I'd appreciate hearing about that too. Thank you.

John
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Posted 28 September 2005 - 06:42 AM

I don't feel that registry repair programs are necessary unless you have a specific issue to deal with and this can be easily done using regedit.exe. I have used the Issues function in Ccleaner to view so called registry issues as I install and remove many programs for research purposes for the forum and this allows a quick view to see if the uninstall left behind any entries. I much prefer a registry cleaner that allows you to selectively remove identified entries rather than one that uses an all or nothing approach. Both Ccleaner and Toni Art's EasyClean have this feature and are free.

Beyond that, XP doesn't have a tool for registry repair like ME and 98 had (scanreg.exe) but rather uses System Restore.

Do you have a popup blocker that may be interfering with SpelChek? It works fine for me.

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 08:01 AM

John, off topic but I am not having that problem in either firefox or IE when i test it.




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