I'm an amateur musician who plays American Country (Bluegrass) music. I listen to US I'net radio stations quite a lot, & for the last 10 months or so,i've been using the RealPlayer
Free version to listen to & download music tracks & video clips.I also used it along with IEv6 to download YouTube music clips.However,in attempting what i thought was an up-date a few days ago,i totally screwed it up.I downloaded & re-installed it,but on trying to run it,i got the dreaded BSoD !!.I un-installed it once more,re-installed it & got the BSoD again.
To cut a tedious story short,i went into the registry & deleted everything i could find to do with RealPlayer - my PC should have been totally free of anything to do with RP - right ?. This morning i re-installed RP,tried to run it & it flopped again giving me the BSoD.
I use Piriform CCleaner
on my PC to clean up un-wanted files etc.after i've used it. CCleaner also detects 'registry issues' of which there are quite a few to do with RP.
Two questions please : - A) Has anybody got any ideas as to what may be causing RP not to function after installing it?.
How safe are these 'registry cleaners' ?. The registry is usually pretty 'hands-off',& to mess around with it without knowing exactly
what you're doing,can lead to BIG problems
Any info.or advice would be welcome in helping me to understand what might be happening,