- 05-07-2008 10:02 PM #1
- Join Date
- Apr 2008
4,000 File/Path references errors!!!
Hi Kind advisers,
My computer should be fast (3.06 Pentium 4) but is sluggish. I posted in Spyware forum and waiting for a response for possible spyware.
My question is that I tried several registry cleaner programs (free versions) to see what they turn up on my computer. One called Reg/Cure found 4,000 file/path errors in my registry. Another reg program found similar results. Apparently these are files that are referred to but not actually found on the computer. But, they claim some of these entrys still may be essential to a program.
I don't mind buying the full version to repair my registry but am concerned that some of the 4,000 references may be needed. Two questions for you that are in the know. Would these references slow my machine down and would you recommend removing these references with the paid reg program???
Thank you for your opinions.
- 05-08-2008 06:01 AM #2
Be aware that some reg cleaners will exaggerate the results to scare the crap out of you, and get you to buy the full product to fix things. 4000 sounds a heck of a lot!!
Try Eusing Free Registry Cleaner 1.8 which will analyse and fix your problems - and it's free!
Download from here http://www.eusing.com/free_registry_...ry_cleaner.htm
- 05-08-2008 09:17 AM #3
The registry 'cleaner' recommended by most of us i believe is 'ccleaner'
this is a free program, and is also a good general syatem cleaner.
i personally dont use any other registry cleaner.
Info at www.ccleaner.com.
- 05-08-2008 09:23 AM #4
For the record, a registry cleaner will do nothing to make your computer faster. Registry cleaners can pooch your system if you don't know what you are doing with them.
I suggest ccleaner for cleaning out the temporary files on a system only.
When your system is slow try a general maintenance/clean up first thing.
Dump temp files, run a full spyware scan, run a full virus scan, clean up the number of programs you have running on boot, and last but definitely not least make sure you have enough ram in your computerHave I helped you? Please consider making a donation to keep Help2Go running and ad-free
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- 05-08-2008 01:14 PM #5
I can only speak from experience and Eusing works well and it's also free. Has anyone here actually tried it?
- 05-10-2008 02:41 PM #6
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- Apr 2008
Thanks for all your input.
I'll try the free recommended cleaner.
- 05-10-2008 07:07 PM #7
An expert in the Spyware community wrote this blog about using registry cleaners that I recommend reading:
- 05-11-2008 04:34 AM #8
A bit of a negative view in my opinion. Like it or not, there is a need to 'clean' the registry on occasions, and as long as there's a backup option, or a system restore point set, the risks of irreparable corruption are minimal, if not, non-existant.
- 05-11-2008 08:41 AM #9
If you feel you must use a registry cleaner then might I suggest using ERUNT for creating backups of the registry:
- 05-11-2008 11:40 AM #10
Not quite sure why you'd need that. If the reg clean program is any good, it'll have a backup facility built in. Alternatively, you can just use the export option in regedit.