How to Fix Registry Errors
Is your computer freezing up, crashing, and displaying various error messages without any apparent reason? Antivirus scans don’t find anything, reinstalling programs doesn’t help – nothing seems to work. But fixing these errors is usually easier than you think. All you need to do is detect and repair registry errors. But what is the registry and why do they appear?
The Windows registry is the most important Windows database. The registry has thousands of entries that are constantly accessed by your software and the operating system itself. New registry entries are added to the registry every time you install and uninstall software, hardware or change your user settings. As time goes by, some registry entries become corrupted or become empty. This usually happens when software that you uninstall “forgets” to remove all of its registry keys and entries. This results in minor registry errors. But when your applications experience a crash or your drivers get uninstalled incorrectly, some of the registry errors become corrupted. These registry errors can make your computer slow and will result in freeze-ups and crashes if you leave them unattended.
Luckily, it’s not too difficult to fix registry errors – all you need is good registry repair software. Of course, you can always click on Start and type regedit in the Run box, but then you will need to find the empty and corrupted registry keys and delete them manually. But that’s extremely dangerous unless you know exactly which entries should be deleted. That’s why it would be much safer, quicker and more effective to fix registry errors automatically.
There are hundreds of registry cleaners offered for download online, but not all of them are equally good. In fact, there are a lot of bogus registry cleaners that contain spyware. These fake registry cleaners do more harm than good. That’s why you need to be careful when choosing registry repair software. Here is what a good registry cleaner should have:
- Positive user reviews on websites like CNet
- An option to revert changes
- Automatic system restore point creation
- An option to defragment the registry on system boot
Make a habit to clean the registry every time you uninstall software and hardware. This way you will be able to prevent registry errors from accumulating and damaging your system.