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REGSEEKER OVER 53K!!!!


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#1 Noobis

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 10:55 AM

Today, 10:43 AM:

Hi, I have a question about what I should do. I am running Regseeker on a computer and it has been running for 3-4 days. It is up to 53,800 reg entries and STILL going.

Should I be letting it go? Is there something wrong? I never even heard of 53,800 registry entries?! How many can there be?! Is this a bug or a miracle! <- might be bad word to use in this case, i think a curse would be more proper.


Help anyone? :thumbsup:

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This post has been edited by Noobis: Today, 12:57 PM:

EDIT: Its still going... its at like 54,595; its just going pretty slow now, i think its running out of memory....


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Edited by Noobis, 07 June 2010 - 12:58 PM.


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Posted 07 June 2010 - 04:06 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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#3 Noobis

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 10:33 AM

Im a professional computer technician. . . I know what I am doing.

I just have never seen this happen, and neither have any of my co workers. So I was just trying to find some help on the situation. Not that it matters because I am just going to reinstall the OS because of all the other thousand issues with it.


I never asked why I should or why I shouldn't, I just asked if you knew anything about my situation. Apparently, no one knows, so Ok! I guess I'll be on my way.


Another Useless Tech forum I guess...

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 04:35 PM

I guess I'll be on my way.

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