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Registry Mechanic

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#1 skydiver666


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Posted 28 January 2006 - 12:10 PM

I downloaded Registry Mechanic through pc tools that was recomended through this site. Its seems to find the same problems everytime i scan it? Is this program all that it is supposed to be or is it just a cool looking file scanner? Any info on what the regmech is really doing would be appreciated.

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#2 franktiii


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Posted 28 January 2006 - 02:23 PM

What problem(s) is it finding? If it is the same problem every time and it doesn't seem to be virus or adware related and the system is running smoothly, I would probably not worry about it.

The registry is an area to be very careul around, cleaning it can be helpful, but it is easy to remove something vital and end up with an unbootable system.

Do you have up to date anti-virus and anti-spyware software? That is the area I spend more time checking than the registry.

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 05:55 PM

Are you running a trial version of Registry Mechanic, or did you purchase it and fill in a key number??? This makes a huge difference.

The trial version of Registry Mechanic will show all of your PC's Registry errors, dead end short cuts, etc.... BUT, the trial version will not allow you to delete all of the errors. The trial version only allows you to delete a very small section of your PC's errors. Therefore, if you are running the trial version, yes, you will always see the same errors because you are not allowed access to delete them. If you buy this software, and I highly recommend it as I use it daily, then all of your errors will be corrected and each day will bring new errors for correction.

Hope that clears things up for you. If you did buy the software and are still having troubles, you may want to make a clean uninstall and re-enter your key number. If that doesn't work, use their tech help.
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Posted 28 January 2006 - 11:04 PM

To a lesser degree cCleaner
will do the same, but will also remove the selected HKeys. select the issues tab and scan for issues. Disclaimer to follow...

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Modifing your registry can damage your operating system beyond repair!

Before proceeding, backup your registry! NOW!!

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 11:59 PM

Registry cleaners require that the user know & understand what they do.
Any user of freeware or shareware that supposes that IT will fix things is in a dangerous position, imho.

You will need to learn what the program does.
It would not help to have a crippled program to begin learning with, either.

I have used many.

I recommend jv16 power tools.

Last free version is just as good as any offered since, free or otherwise, in that it will
allow you to be mindful of all problems, yet it is by design cautious and conservative.

It identifies hkey errors & inconsistancies in such a way as to alert you to those "safe" as well
as those "flagged" by preset keywords to indicate further inspection is "suggested".

ie: Green buttons "should be safe to remove"
Red buttons "excluded because of keyword like *setup* or *some others* within". (yet still could, if they should be, modified by deletion of present value)

I double check with Ccleaner.

Edited by phawgg, 29 January 2006 - 12:00 AM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 01:43 AM

I really don't recommend you use one at all. The increase in performance is virtually impossible to detect not to mention the risk that you put your machine at when you accidentally delete very important.
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Posted 08 February 2006 - 10:51 PM

I have been using Registry Mechanic (paid) pretty successfully; I find that many of the same entries keeping cropping up, not because of an on-going problem, but because of normal activities, i.e., I run Spybot, I get an entry pointing to Spybot's now dead registry look-see. Likewise with index data entries, which are accumulated during the normal course of surfing.

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