Posted 13 November 2005 - 10:39 PM
I'm a bit cautious about recommending registry scanners because there's so much potential for disaster, but you might try RegVac. I think it has a 14 day trial period and it is fully working not one of these limited operation things. I've had good results with Regvac in the past.
Whether it fixes your problem is another matter. What version of Windows do you run? Have you run scandisk and defrag recently? If not do this:
Do some basic maintenance:
(These instructions apply to Windows 95/98/98SE, other versions may not have the functions described)
- Clean your internet cache and temporary files:
Control Panel>Internet Settings. Tick the boxes under 'Temporary internet Files' for 'Delete Cookies' and 'Delete Files' and tick 'Delete all offline content' if asked.
Empty the Recycle Bin.
- Boot in Safe Mode and do a scandisk with the 'Thorough' and 'Fix' options checked.
If you are not sure how to boot in Safe Mode there is a tutorial here:
How to find scandisk - double-click 'My Computer', right-click the C: drive then click 'Properties'.Under the 'Tools' tab click on Error Checker
- When that's finished do a defrag.
Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter
They will take some time but at least you will know your hard drive is working correctly and tidied up.
- Reboot and see if there's any improvement.
- Check how much free space you have on your hard drive.
Double-click 'My Computer',right-click on your C: drive and select 'Properties'.
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