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I am pretty sure my registry could use some fixing up. Is there a good utility for fixing Registry entries, or should I just leave it alone?? I don't really know much about registry editing.

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Registry editing is a no no unless you know exactly what you need to change and where to go in the registry to change it

A safer alternative is a registry cleaner, provided you make a back up of the registry before making changes.

Is there a particular reason for feeling the registry is incorrect
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Well, I ran a registry fix utility (Registry Manager) and got like 1100+ errors! Should I just go ahead and accept the deletes that it provides.

The reason is that, plus I am having an issue with getting my IE to start-up all the time (see my thread in that section for more info).

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You would only (or I would) only consider removing that many errors if you could make a back first

If the programme says you have 1100 errors (can't be many more in the entire registry :tazz: ) then says buy me for 25 dollars then try here

http://www.tune-up.com

This is for a fully functional trial, you can remove everything it suggests

Run disc clean up then registry clean up, then click optimize to run reg defrag which will need a reboot

Note the amount disc clean up needs to remove then note how many errors registry clean up finds then note the reg defrag percentage

I would be interested in the figures
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Ok, I installed and ran it....here are the numbers:
89.21 Mb recovered
957 errors on first pass and another 185 on the second pass!!! Holy cow!
8% defrag
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Is it any better

Run Tune Up then press optimization, system optimization, then run optimize computer then accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual speed, both need a reboot, then return to system optimization to run system advisor
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I can't really tell if the speed has increased or anything. Not yet anyway. My internet connection (or rather IE6) is still acting up. I was hoping fixing these would alleviate those problems, but it seems I am just a blathering idiot when it comes to this. I have no idea how to repair IE so it doesn't hang upon start-up. I posted a thread on the internet/browser section so hopefully I can get it fixed through there.

Thanks for you help!
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Try here

http://www.geekstogo...er-60-t251.html
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I did try the first, and it didn't work. I got an error on the second thing to try....I'll give it a go again and see if I can work through it!
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Another way is to install SP2 but I wouldn't remove SP2 to reinstall it as it can be disruptive
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How do I go about installing SP2 (again I assume as I already have it)?

I tried option 2, and it didn't solve the issue.
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Try here

http://update.micros...t.aspx?ln=en-us

If it offers loads, then get them and SP2 will follow

Updating will be worth doing anyway

Otherwise, click start then control panel then add / remove, you need a tick in show updates then look for SP2

You would then need to go to Microsoft Update to check for updates etc
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MY PC already has all the updates....is there a way to re-install Internet Explorer 6 SP2?
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These are the Microsoft options

http://support.micro...kb;en-us;318378

Basically you need to remove SP2 and then get it from Microsoft Update
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If u are fed up, just use mozilla.
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