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phildy

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Recently, my computer has been very slugglish and often freezes to the point where I have to manually force a shutdown. I use AVG, and today I received an email from them promoting a new product that detects and fixes registry errors. I downloaded it and ran it. It said that i have over 600 registry errors and they wanted $29.95 to fix them. First, is it possible that registry errors are contributing to the sluggishness, and secondly, are there any free, safe and reliable programs that fix these problems? Thanks.
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Possible but highly unlikely. A registry cleaner will not increase your system's speed or performance, and has the potential to break your registry to the point that your PC is no longer bootable.
We strongly advise that people stay away from any of the registry cleaners out there.
Go HERE to get more information about why registry cleaners aren't needed.


Thanks to Sari for the explanation


Let's take a look at some things and see if I can help you get your speed back.
Download Autoruns from the link in my signature below:
1: Extract the Autoruns Zip file contents to a folder.
2: Double-click the "Autoruns.exe".
3: Click on the "Everything" tab
4: Remove any entries that mention "File Not Found" by right-clicking the entry and select Delete.
5: Go to File then to Export As or Save in some versions.
6: Save AutoRuns.txt file to known location like your Desktop.
7: Attach to your next reply.



Download and install Free Everest Home Edition
Open it.
1: In left pane expand Computer folder.
2: Click once on Summary
3: In upper menu, go Report
4: And then to Quick Report-Summary
5: Save it in text file, and paste it in your next post.
Click the + by computer, click on Sensor. Get a screenshot and post it so I can check your temps and voltages...

DO NOT INCLUDE ANYTHING UNDER THE LINE THAT SAYS "DEBUG- PCI"
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phildy

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Sari, thank you for your reply. I started to download the Everest Home Edition but a warning that the publisher could not be verified, so i cancelled the download. Any thoughts?
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Everest is a good program to use. It is safe. It is 1 of many that we use to get info on the computers that that we may help individuals like your self.

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Thank you, i will go ahead and download it.
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We use Everest a lot to find information we need to give you further assistance. No personal info is given or needed by anyone here.
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