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#1 Tenderfoot

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 08:50 PM

First off, my computer isn't giving me any problems to speak of, but I was just messing around and downloaded WinASO Registry thing and ran it. It says I have 1,477 errors, of which 599 are "high risk". So my question is: Is this alot? and how do I even go about cleaning this thing up? Or is it even something to worry about? :thumbsup:

I have Windows98. AMDAthlon2000+ and 256mb RAM, just in case that helps.

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#2 Keithuk

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 08:58 PM

Download RegClean 4.1 I've used it for the past 10 years. The beauty of RegClean is once it removes invalid entries from the registry it produces a reg file of the items it removed. If things don't work as they should do, then you just double click on the reg file to put the entries back in. In 10 years of using RegClean I've NEVER have to put any entries back in, it works perfectly and its free from Microsoft. :thumbsup:

I know it says for Windows 95/98/NT but I've used it on WinXP without any problems.

Edited by Keithuk, 10 February 2007 - 09:00 PM.

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 09:22 PM

In the link below is some info that changed my views on using a registry cleaner.
http://www.windowsbbs.com/showthread.php?t...egistry+cleaner
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Posted 11 February 2007 - 12:27 AM

What you have installed is a rogue piece of software that reports false errors and goads you to buying their "product" to fix these issues.
Dont do that! All they want is your credit card number.
I cant imagine why!

Guess what? Now you are now probably infected with a virus and/or spyware.

The registry is like an engine in a car. Just like your car, the registry is what makes Windows work. If it works dont mess with it!
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 03:17 PM

Whatever you do make sure to backup your register just incase.

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 03:57 PM

The windowsbbs thread appears to be about XP, 98 is a different OS and the value of registry cleaning might be different.


Note masterofmind1969's comments. Be sure and do a registry backup and find and print some instructions (MIcrosoft knowledgebase or elsewhere) for restoring the registry from backup before you do any fixing so that you know how to recover your system in case of problems.

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 04:46 PM

Thanks for all the replies, guys..

It seems like its a little out of my league, so I figure I might as well leave it alone.




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