|Where's the PC Performance I
A fast computer
becomes slow: it's unavoidable…
the computing world has brought us convenience and
lightening-fast results, computers themselves still
aren't perfect; they slow down over time and most people
think there's nothing they can do to stop it. The reason
for this slowdown is the Windows Registry, a storehouse
for all of a PCs internal instructions. Over time, the
Registry gets weighted down with redundant entries,
causing it to get slow and begin suffering
|Is my PC Over-Due For a
Just like a car,
computers need routine
you install and un-install programs, the files are
altered and removed, but this isn't necessarily the case
with Registry entries. Usually day-to-day computing
activity leaves residual data in the Registry that -
over time - presents a computer with conflicting
commands. The results from the redundant data are error
messages, slow performance, and even system crashes!
Without repair, the computer continues to
||When a Computer runs
Windows™, it implements a Windows Registry. This is a
intricate library used to house hardware and software
configurations, user preferences and setup information.
| What is
We're all familiar
with a computer's File System; the hierarchy of drives,
directories, and individual files that organize the programs
on a computer. Have you ever wondered though how all of the
files know how to relate to one another? Well, there's also
a massive hierarchy of commands and instructions that
governs how a computer acts. It tells programs how to
relate to one another, where to find resources, how to
interact with hardware, and how to display user preferences
This command structure is the Registry. It's similar to the
File System except, instead of files, it has instructions.
These Instructions are called Registry Entries.
With all of the
commands and priorities being held in the Registry, it's easy
to see how having an unclear set of instructions can cause
problems. What if you've got two Registry Entries that give a
program conflicting commands? What if you have a program that
needs to access certain resources, but the Registry doesn't
know where to find them? When these things happen the result
is a host of applications that don't know how to behave.
When Registry Entries become unnecessarily altered,
removed, or duplicated, it causes problems. The
entries at fault are said to be corrupted.
What are the Symptoms of a Corrupted
SYMPTOM 1 is computer slowdown. If
programs try to open but get conflicting orders, it takes a
while. Remember that a computer, unlike a person, doesn't
necessarily give up trying to do something when it finds out
that it can't do it. It keeps trying, and everything you
subsequently ask it to do is put in a waiting line. We all
know what this feels like. It takes forever to do
anything: open a folder, play a game, close applications, boot
up and shut down.
SYMPTOM 2 is an ensemble of glitches and
errors. If you ever wondered where those unintelligible error
messages come from, the answer almost always has something to
do with the Registry. Video Errors, Parser Errors, File Cannot
be Found Errors: They occur when the computer tries to
do something that it no longer has a set of instructions
for. If, after trying, it just fails to do it
altogether the computer gives up and returns an error message.
SYMPTOM 3 is the most dreaded: computer
freezes and crashes. If problems in the Registry persist for
long enough, it's an indication of compounding corruption.
The PC, faced with commands it can't process simply
locks up or the program you're using crashes.
How did I
Get These Registry
When a program is
un-installed, it usually leaves Registry entries behind. Those
entries have no purpose, but they linger on. If a newer
version of the program is later executed, it puts a duplicate
entry into the Registry. Later, when it accesses that command,
it doesn't know which instruction to follow, the old one or
the new one. Hence, the normal acts of installing and
un-installing software adds errors to the Registry.
Adding and removing hardware, changing user settings,
adjusting user profiles, all of these day-to-day actives
create a cumulative littering effect in the
|Signs Your Registry has Corrupt
Causes of Registry Errors|
- • Those Miscellaneous Windows
- • Computer Freezes
- • System Crashes
- • Hardware
- • System
- Frequent program installation
- Frequent addition of hardware
- Poorly written application installers
- Updated Driver Redundancy
- Faulty un-install
Can ErrorFix fix my Registry?
Registry Errors you have to not only be able to detect them,
but to also determine which superfluous entries are actually
causing harm. ErrorFix was designed to take the guess work out
of Registry analysis. It's advanced scanning engine can
assess the extent of any Registry Corruption as well as the
best way to fix it. Its cleaning engine then repairs
the mis-matched or mis-directed entries in seconds.
Can I edit the registry myself?
editing the Registry by hand is certainly doable, it's not
recommended simply because there is so much sensitive data to
work around. To compound matters, the Registry's
hierarchy isn't organized by intuitive names like the file
system's. Often the different entries are simply set in
numeric lists that can have over a thousand items! Users are
often unprepared for the tedious task of sorting through
hundreds of entries looking for a single instance.
There are plenty of risks
involved with repairing the Windows Registry, don't exacerbate
them by trying to repair the errors yourself. And don't think
that by just ignoring the problems they'll go away. You need a
reliable, lasting solution. You need ErrorFix!