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Windows XP Registry Repair Tools?

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#1 Johnz414


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Posted 01 October 2005 - 11:37 PM

Hi Anyone that will Please take a shot at this One, I'd appreciate it,

I've been using 3B's Registry Repair Tool for a while but have found that it can cause other programs to not work properly. I really like the idea of cleaning up the registry for functionality and would really like to do it but if it ends up changing some functional programs to none functional then is it worth it? I was wondering if someone knows a different way to clean up the registry that may not cause other programs to malfunction? What ever it might be, if you need to direct me to some guide or what ever.

Does the registry clean itself up over time? Does it really need to be cleaned? What ever you might know I'd appreciate. Thank you.


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Posted 02 October 2005 - 01:57 PM

I had the same problem, and finally settled on this: www.ccleaner.com. It allows you to clean as much or as little as you care to, and has not failed me yet. Also check this out:www.snapfiles.com and search for erunt in freeware. It is an easy backup for the registry, and also comes with a compacter from the same folks.

Edited by gunner, 02 October 2005 - 02:17 PM.

Spike's advice: Backup your data routinely.

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 02:05 PM

Any time you change settings or delete items from the registry you have the possibility of something going wrong and turning your computer into an excellent paper weight.

No the registry does not clean itself.

There is a free registry cleaner that is recommended by many, but again use all registry cleaners with caution.

How to Backup the registry:
Go to:
Start>Run> (type) regedit

Backup the registry by:
1 - Highlight My Computer by clicking on it once.
2 - Click File (Windows XP) or Registry (Windows 2000), then Export
Registry File.
3 - Select export range All; to ensure your entire registry is backed up
4 - Select where you would like to save this backup, name the File, and
Click on the SAVE button.

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 02:50 PM

ERUNT: http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/

Also read: "How to Backup The System Registry": http://vil.nai.com/vil/SystemHelpDocs/RegBack.htm
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Posted 02 October 2005 - 04:01 PM

I cannot say that the XP registry really NEEDS cleaning...but some of us like to do so on occasion because we are comfortable doing such.

There are always registry entries that become invalid for one reason or another.

One example would be an uninstall of a program which does not remove all registry associations for that program. Sometimes this debris causes invalid error messages or may contribute to some other program performing inappropriately.

Cleaning the registry to remove this type of debris is what some of us do.

Tools of choice vary by individual. QMan is pretty knowledgeable and I think I would take his advice.


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