posted by Mike Tucker
Sooner or later, most computers will get a registry error. Repairing it can be a daunting task if you don’t use the proper tools. You can access and repair the Windows registry manually, but it’s not recommended. Here’s a few things you should know.
First of all of if you go in and edit your windows registry manually and delete or change the wrong file your computer may not restart. In that case, you will have a bigger problem than you did when you started. Even the most experienced computer technicians have a hard time manually repairing a Windows registry system.
To start with you need to find out if it is registry problems. If your computer is freezing, getting the blue screen of death, getting lots of error messages, slow boots, or sluggish performance. You may have a problem. The easiest way to find out is to download a good windows XP Registry repair tool and run a scan to see if you have corrupt files.
A good point to remember is that anytime you are going to edit the registry files you should create a restore point before you make any changes. A good Registry repair program is a wise investment for any computer owner. A professional cleaner/scanner can each scan your files and correct any errors or corrupt entries. It will also clean out any invalid entries, this will keep your registry from becoming too bloated from invalid files.
Basically, every time you improperly shut down your computer, uninstall software, change Windows settings, or experience a Windows crash your registry becomes corrupted. Spyware, viruses, Trojans, and other corrupt software can also damage your system. Is why you need a good tool to maintain it. You should perform regular scans. Some of the better programs allow you to schedule weekly scans.
Windows XP also made it hard to remove programs from your start up. Removing programs in your startup will speed up your boot time. As a bonus, some of the better repair tools come with an option that allows you to easily remove programs from startup.
Cleaning and scanning your computer is like giving it a tuneup. The first time you do it you will be amazed at the increased performance and speed of your computer. Most PC owners claim that their unit runs like it did when they first bought it. While there are some free registry repair programs they are not usually recommended. They don’t do a complete job. And some poorly written programs can actually do more damage than good. So be careful what you decide to use.
Even the paid versions aren’t all created equal. So do your homework before you decide to purchase one. If you’re not sure that you even need a XP Registry repair tool or have problems. You can download one for free and run a scan on your computer. It will tell you if you have any errors or not. From there, you can decide if you want to purchase a software or not. While most of them will let you download and scan for free you will not let you correct the problems until you purchase the software. So don’t get fooled into thinking the program is free.