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#1 omec

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:16 AM

I typed in 'root' in my search bar. It pulled up a file "cc_20130311_203844.reg". I double clicked it to see if it was the location I  was looking to install this program on, It wasn't! So now this 'Registry Entry' file type is stuck in my documents folder. So I panic some more and type in 'root' again and it pulls up this same file, I double click on it again and it runs it with Reg edit, It GAVE!!! me a warning that adding it to the registry could be bad, but I figured I pulled it from the registry so what could it hurt to put it back?

 

I tried to uninstall AVG, It didn't work, it said something to the effect it couldn't find the directory, or it was missing something for it to complete the unintall. I tried to use Revo Uninstaller on it, that failed. So I tried a system restore to a couple of days ago. Now both AVG and CCleaner are not working. And my computer is running slow as can be.

I had just had it purring with a new HDD and everything, getting ready for a new DAW install. So, is there any hope?

 

Next on my list, if we, and by we I mean someone from here, can't figure this out. I'm going to Dban or nuke the HDD and just install the image again.

 

Hope someone on here has a better idea than that...lol.



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:41 AM

You might be able to correct this by using the Last Known Good Configuration.

 

Right after you press the power button start tapping the F8 key.  You eventually will see an image similar to the one below.

 

windows-vista_safe-mode2.png

 

Click on Last Known Good Configuration, then press Enter.


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:28 PM

Dc3,

 

Thanks, I tried the last known good configuration and I wasn't sure what it did.  With this last restore I did, the program appears to have moved back into my documents folder. Now I just need to figure out where it actually came from. The file's icon has always been that exploding blue rubic's cube looking thing. Is there anyway to know where it came from, and more importantly how to get it back there once I do?

Thanks for your time.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:37 PM

Are you sure that the file is "cc_20130311_203844.reg"?

 

I cant find any reference for it.

 

Is the computer running properly now?


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:57 PM

Are you sure that the file is "cc_20130311_203844.reg"?

 

File is the registry backup which was exported by the OP before cleaning registry entries with ccleaner.It seems he didnt remember taking a back up :)



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:43 PM

I kind of thought that's what it was, with the cc_ prefix, I figured it was something to do with CCleaner, but I wasn't positive, and I also couldn't find any reference to it online. So if I delet this file from my documents list, would this be a safe thing to do. I know I did do a registry back up on CCleaner for once. And what kind of havac would that kind of file do if I added it to the registry? I'm just curious now.

 

I've cleaned out and updated everything on this computer now, and it all seems to working just fine.

 

dc3: Yes that is the file name, I pasted it from the document file.

narenxp: That comment humbled me a little on my computer skills and personal memory...lol?

 

So again, would it be safe to just delete the file from my documents? I even uninstalled and reinstalled CCleaner, so hopefully everything stays working well.

 

Thanks for your posts and comments though.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:34 PM

Delete it.You dont need a backup if everything works fine.Also why do you always want to mess up with registry?

 

Every topic created by you is related to registry .Bleeping computer or any other computer forums wouldnt encourage registry cleaning or playing with registry unless you know to fix if something goes wrong.I personally use Ccleaner but skip the registry cleaning option

 

 

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 22 March 2013 - 12:49 AM

Well, it's not some much I want to mess with the registry as understand it's functionality within the system. And some of the DAW programs I run like to have the cpu's full attention. One of the programs that I was going to install that would stop things like cpu boosters, and change a few other things like optimising multi thread use vs stream lined one threaded use. It wanted me the company wanted me to make sure it was installed in the 'registry root' folder. I understand basic I/O and certain aspects of how the computer work, but I think it's time to grow a little more in my knowledge.

 

But thanks again for your warnings. This particular PC I'm trying to get ready for the DAW program I want to install. That's why I'm going through it as completely as possible, and maybe learn some new things on the way. Oh, and that Unused File Extension    {80b8c23c-16e0-4cd8-bbc3-cecec9a78b79}    HKCR\{80b8c23c-16e0-4cd8-bbc3-cecec9a78b79} that we discussed earlier, got removed once I downloaded and ran the latest AVG unistaller. So I assume that it was left behind from an incomplete, typical uninstall. But I'm not sure, it's just gone now, and that's the only thing I can attribute it to.

 

Peace, Naren!!



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:18 AM

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:29 AM

Thanks for the information narenxp.  I wounder why there was not reference to this file online?

 

Omec, glad you resolved your issues. :thumbup2:


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