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#1 Monty007

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 08:39 AM

Hi everyone , this is sort of a question about ccleaner which I have being using for a month or so. I use to use System Mechanic until a friend told me about ccleaner. It seems quite a good program but just latley Ive had a few problems such as missing dll files and the computer just going a bit slow and hanging. Did all the usual stuff but I had to upgrade anyway so I did a format 2 days ago. Everyting went ok, put on my programs and run ccleaner. Did a reboot not long after and could only boot into a black screen.(This happened direvty after runing ccleaner) So my question is im not game to put it back on my computer until someone covinces me its a safe program. (p.s. ive fixed the pc)
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Posted 27 January 2007 - 08:58 AM

CCleaner is a powerful tool that is very dangerous for those of us who know just enough to be dangerous! :thumbsup:

The default cleaner is safe enough - but using the other tools requires an in-depth knowledge of what's going on inside your system.

Any changes to the registry should be preceded by a backup (which CCleaner will do for you). Any file deletions (other than the default cleaner) should be thoroughly researched before deleting them permanently.
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Posted 27 January 2007 - 09:12 AM

Did you use the "Issues" feature? Did you allow Ccleaner to backup the changes you made to the registry? did you reinstall the changes after finding problems possibly caused by the changes?
Did you use any of the "advanced" selections to clean?
I and others would be very interested in your answers to the questions above. Thanks.

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 12:15 PM

I'm a Ccleaner fan and am using it for your years. I have never seen the issues you have posted overhere. Is there anything in the evntviewer ( START RUN type eventvwr) marked with red crosses. Was it booting at all?
Can you tell us which settings you use for Ccleaner?Am as startled as buddy

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 04:47 PM

Did you use the "Issues" feature? Did you allow Ccleaner to backup the changes you made to the registry? did you reinstall the changes after finding problems possibly caused by the changes?
Did you use any of the "advanced" selections to clean?
I and others would be very interested in your answers to the questions above. Thanks.


Thanks for the reply guys, Yes I did use the issue feature, yes i backed up the registry, Computer crashed so bad on the second re boot as I couldn't get it back even in safe mode so I didn't get the chance to reinstall the back up , no I didn't use the advanced selections to clean. But I did untick in issues, Shared DLLs, that was the only change I made. It could all be a coincidence but I use to use the DLLs ticked until I could not do a sfc command as I would get an error message about missing DLLs.
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Posted 27 January 2007 - 05:35 PM

Unless you are very careful, and have the background to enable you to review what CC candidates, I would certainly urge you to avoid using it. It can cause a lot more problems than the reduction in disk space warrants.
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Posted 28 January 2007 - 02:18 AM

This has opened a can of worms.......some say it is a very good and safe program and others urge caution. Well I have got my computer back to a good level and run ccleaner with no probs this time but I did make sure what I was deleting this time and no probs at all. I think if you take things for granted or do not have the experience things can go wrong..........so I must admit from now on I will double check what Iam doing. Well I hope so !
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Posted 28 January 2007 - 08:47 AM

I don't want to beat a dead horse by reiterating what jgweed and usasma have said, but it bears repeating. So, I'll do so by using an old addage:

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing


Ccleaner is like a nuclear chain reaction. As useful as it can be, so can it be dangerous.

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 10:02 AM

CCleaner is a bit like high explosives - and excellent tool, but it can be very dangerous (as you've found out).

My suggestion is a bit different tho'. I'd recommend making regular backups of your registry with ERUNT (free here: http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/ ) Use the readme file to setup daily backups.

Then learn how to repair the registry from the Recovery Console or from a BartPE disk. It's not difficult, but it is very complicated. (FWIW - you can even use a PE tool to yank registry backups out of restore points and install them on the system. YMMV, so proceed with caution!)

Then, if disaster strikes, you're not limited to Windows in order to try and repair it.
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Posted 29 January 2007 - 03:59 AM

Thanks for the help and advice and I will be taking your advice usamsa.
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