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Simple question here (I think):

I know you guys here at G2G recommend ERUNT to back up the registry, and I know that registry optimizers are generally frowned upon (rightly so), but how about the NTREGOPT program that comes bundled with ERUNT, is this not recommended?


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Hello,
I've been using ERUNT for years and have been asked questions about NTREGOPT before (outside the forum). My answer has always been a negative. The registry is too important to be messed with. While NTREGOPT is not really a registry cleaner, I still don't recommend it. However, one day I may actually try it to see if I can tell a difference in how my computers runs. My computers already run very clean and fast as it is, so I really don't know if I'll be able to tell any difference.

Hmmm.. Not sure it that turned out to be a negative or positive answer for you! :D
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Negatve or positive, it is still and answer!!!! Thank you for it!
I'm not trying to speed up a computer, I am having registry issues with this machine, ntuser.dat type issues. Just looking for an easy fix, but I know there is no such thing! When I installed ERUNT on this machine to back up its registry I noticed that the registry program was bundled with ERUNT, so I thought I would ask about it. I am going to make a new user account and copy info from the old one, and if that does not work, try a repair install. If that does not work, I may try the NTREGOPT program as a last resort before I format and re-install. At that point I think it probably won't hurt.

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If you're having registry issues then I don't think NTREGOPT will help. It doesn't make changes to the registry, just moves stuff around.

Have you run chkdsk /r yet? How about sfc /scannow (may need you Windows disk for this one)? These two may find your problem. If you're not sure how to run them, let me know and I can get more detailed.

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Yes, tried both of those yesterday. I also thought just maybe it was some disk corruption, so I formatted and reloaded a backup from monday. That didnt work either. Here are some more details:
from a cold start, computer will only start in safe mode. While in safe mode, we set up a chkdsk /r and reboot. Chkdsk runs, exits and computer starts fine.
but if you do a restart or turn it off, back to only starting in safe mode. This has me perplexed - I am not ready to start over yet, its a work computer. It has a ups ship manager on it, and the knucklehead that set this up (not me) did'nt put the data on the server, but on the workstation, so I have to get the data safe before I flatten it and start over.

the error it gives is 0xc0000218 - not a very nice error indeed
From the crash dump - \SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE - hive could not be loaded.

Strange that a chkdsk fixes this - and when the user logs off or shuts down it gets corrupted again. This user is good as gold, she takes great care of her machine. There is another user, a real knucklehead that I found had downloaded cracks, keygens, porn files etc. His machine however is working great, how ironic. We forced him to get rid of his emule program, yelled at him, deleted all of his cracks yesterday, when I discovered this crap on his hard drive.
I have yet to see if his machine is infected with anything, but seeing how dense he is, I am not really in a hurry.

In the end, I think it will be less time consuming to move the ups data to the server and flatten her machine, as I mentioned earlier, I was just looking for an easy fix.

Thanks for listening to my issues~!!!

Edited by Crowbar6761, 23 September 2010 - 08:23 AM.

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<snip> its a work computer.

These are killer words here at GTG. You might already know that our TOU (para 3b) doesn't allow us to assist with work computers. This is to be left for the IT Dept. It sounds like you're a part of that department, however.

Sorry about that but this thread will be locked. I agree with you though, move the UPS and User data and reimage the machine. It'll be quicker.

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