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USB drivers and CD/DVD drives corrupted


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#1 ruralPC

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 01:07 PM

When I put in a CD my pc will not read or play the disk. And the digital images from my camera will not upload with the usb device.
This all happened after I was prompted install and run AVG PC Tuneup 2011 by my AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011. AVG PC Tuneup was doing a registry clean up. Shortly after my drivers were corrupted. In the PC Tuneup I tried going back to restore points that did not work. I am searching for options to undo what that registry clean up did.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 01:46 PM

See if you can perform a System Restore to a date prior to running the PC Tuneup.

What is posted isn't an admonishment for using a registry cleaner, just our reasons for not endorsing the use of registry cleaners.:thumbup2:

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.

• 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.

* Ed Bott's Webog: Why I don’t use registry cleaners
* Do I need a Registry Cleaner?

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