Are you tired of frequent system errors?
Do you have to re-start your PC several times while working on it?
Have you tried everything from defragging the hard disk to running antivirus scans with no positive results?
Well, did you check the Windows registry? No? Then do it now!
The registry is the heart and soul of all Windows systems. It holds all system hardware and software configuration, user preferences, and system setup information. Because of this, the registry plays a crucial role in the functioning of your computer. Unfortunately, the registry also has a great affinity to attract various problems.
The registry is basically a centralized database repository that has a hierarchal tree-like structure. The registry tree is comprised of five root keys: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, HKEY_USERS, HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG, and HKEY_CURRENT_USER. These root keys are further divided into subkeys, sub-subkeys, and their respective values. When you perform various activities on your computer, such as when you install/uninstall applications, access files and folders, browse through and access various websites, or perform changes in system configuration, various entries are added to or removed from the registry.
Registry problems start when:
- Unwanted and obsolete registry keys and values stay behind in the registry even when they are not required.
- Program updates and reinstalls add duplicate registry keys.
- Malware, such as spyware and viruses, add malicious registry keys, alter the already existing registry keys, and corrupt the registry.
- Empty registry keys or registry holes are left behind when registry keys are removed.
All of the above problems eventually lead to a fragmented and corrupt registry, which, in turn, results in troublesome system errors and crashes. Therefore, registry fixes are very important for maintaining a trouble-free system.
You can access and edit the Windows registry by using the Registry Editor tool. To open the tool, you need to run the Regedit command. The Registry Editor displays the registry tree, and looks quite similar to the folder structure displayed in Windows Explorer. Using the Registry Editor, you can backup, search for, edit, add, and remove registry keys. However, the task is not very easy and as the registry tree is quite complex, the chances of making errors is quite high. Moreover, there is no undo tool in the Registry Editor, which makes any changes done to the registry irreversible, unless you undo them manually.
To avoid performing complex registry fixes using the Registry Editor, and to simplify registry maintenance, you can use registry cleaner tools. These third-party registry tools are usually designed keeping novice computer users in mind. They are GUI-based, simple-to-use and quite effective in performing registry fixes. You can easily search for and download a registry cleaner tool from the Internet.
By using a reliable, compatible, and efficient registry cleaner you can:
- Automatically scan and remove obsolete, incorrect, and duplicated entries from the registry.
- Get rid of numerous system, runtime and fatal errors related to device drivers, DLLs, EXEs, ActiveX/COM components, and so on.
- Ensure that the registry is free from malicious keys and values added by malware.
- Easily backup the registry and restore it when required.
- Remove registry holes and make the registry files contiguous by defragging the registry using the registry defragment feature.
- Schedule regular registry scans to ensure that your registry and system are always free from errors.
The registry is crucial for the normal functioning of your Windows computer. Therefore, to ensure yourself an error-free, high-performance computer, you must regularly scan your registry for unwanted information and errors. You can easily scan and remove registry errors by using a reliable and efficient registry cleaner tool.
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