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#1 leanski

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 05:05 AM

xp home edition wont work...think i used program called ccleaner and its deleted a registry file! it came up with the error of what file was missing and that is had been restored when i tried to 'last known good configuration' on the advanced menu options..but it still just went to the blue load up xp screen and it can't get into safe mode..it just does the same thing! help me please...parents going mad! argh!

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#2 leanski

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 05:48 AM

when i say i can't get into safe mode i mean it won't go into safemode or any of the other options on the advanced menu options! do i need to get the xp cd to sort this?

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 06:19 AM

Hi -
Have you attempted to access safe mode by tapping F8 on startup - Once in there we may delete the Registry options in CCleaner first -

CCleaner is OK if set up only for deleting Temp files but not for altering the registry in any way -

Thank You -

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 02:49 PM

yeah i've tried all the options in the advanced menu options (f8) it just won't go into safe mode on any of those options..thanks for the help though i wont use the registry part of ccleaner from now on...good advice mate cheers...think i'm going to get the xp cd and restore windows that way..hopefully it will sort out the registry!

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 09:31 PM

anyone else have any idea's? getting the xp cd tommorow to try restore it..

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 08:39 AM

If you have used a registry cleaner...there's a good chance that key system files are missing.

If the XP CD is a MS Genuine XP CD and not recovery/restore disk issued by an OEM...I would think that you need to try a repair install of XP, using your valid license key.

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install (Stevens) - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

What file is noted as missing...and what makes you think that it's a registry problem?

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 01:52 AM

we think the fact i had anti virus kapalski or whatever its called scanning it messed it up because i had avg previous to that? (uninstalled it though) + think i deleted registry files with ccleaner....didnt have a restore point saved so when we tried to restore registry it made it worse..wudnt even get to the windows loading screen...so had to wipe the computer again! ...cheers for the help peeps....its sorted now...just slowww..anyway to speed up compters apart from ram?

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 10:39 AM

Worth reading, IMO: Slow Computer-browser Check Here First; It May Not Be Malware - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic87058.html AND Slow Computer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic44690.html

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 12:14 PM

xp home edition wont work...think i used program called ccleaner and its deleted a registry file!


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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Posted 05 November 2010 - 02:06 AM

cheers fellas...i'll check all these links out soon to get my computer running sweet hopefully!! peace




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