Posted 04 September 2008 - 11:05 AM
Posted 04 September 2008 - 11:16 AM
[b]My PC is 7 years old. I have an Emachines computer, with Windows XP. I have never used a registry repair program nor had a professional check my registry for errors. My question is, are there any free and RELIABLE registry repair programs available to download from the internet?
Here at Geeks To Go we do not condone the use of registry cleaners. Here is a quote from an expert who is at this forum
There are a few misunderstandings about the Registry. People seem to think that cleaning the Registry will make the Registry smaller and easier managable. Unfortunately it doesn't work that way. What you are doing is create miniature gaps in the Registry's on-disc file. These gaps will be reused by new data to be inserted in the Registry. End result of this action is that the Registry becomes fragmented. Searching data in a fragmented file (be it a database on a network server or a user's Registry) is way slower than an optimized file. In short the only way to speed up handling of the Registry (and even that is marginal) is by completely rewriting the file(s).
Therefore the only program I used on Windows machines was Registry Compressor who would do that. Unfortunately the program has been sold to another company and guess what they incorporated in it!!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A Registry cleaner. *groan!!!!!!!!!!*
Cleaning the Registry is a difficult thing for someone who knows what he's doing as programmers can put anything they want in the Registry. If an unexperienced person is going to take a look at the Registry and based on a program is going to delete things.... Recipe for disaster.
Trust me the perceived benefits of cleaning a Registry is marginally (if at all) noticeable.
Posted 04 September 2008 - 11:24 AM
Posted 04 September 2008 - 11:39 AM
I made a post at http://www.geekstogo...ow-t210685.html
The guide made there is for XP / Vista.
I hope that is of any help.
Edited by Artellos, 04 September 2008 - 12:15 PM.
Posted 05 September 2008 - 12:30 AM
I thought it might be malware or spyware but I do have a reliable program for those issues. Can anyone set me straight?
You're welcome to post in our Malware Forums to get your PC checked. For free of course.
Start here --> http://www.geekstogo...-Log-t2852.html
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