Methods to fix Windows® Registry
How do you fix a corrupt Windows Registry?
Windows Registry is a database used to store settings and information, needed by the computer. Windows Registry also contains information and settings for all hardware, software. Windows Registry has settings for low level operating system components. Windows Registry contains extended information, settings, and various other values for Windows operating systems. It consists of two files hidden in the Windows directory, they are system.dat and user.dat. User-specific information is in the user.dat file and hardware and computer specific information in the system.dat file. To access Windows Registry, open 'Start' and select ‘Run’ and type 'Regedit'. It is not recommended to make changes in Windows Registry because this may damage the system.
Reason for Windows Registry corruption and different ways to fix them are discussed below:
- Windows Registry repair software
- Manual Windows Registry repair
There are many reasons for a Windows Registry corruption. If there are any viruses on the system then it can make system files and Windows Registry corrupt. Windows Registry can also get corrupt when you try delete any program or try delete any driver which has its entries in the Windows Registry. So when in try delete a program or install any software if you happen to make a mistake, it may create a Windows Registry corruption.
Windows Registry repair software
Windows Registry repair is a software designed for Windows operating systems whose purpose is to remove unwanted items from Windows Registry. You can get a number of Windows Registry repair tools from the Internet. RegDefense, Registry Fix, Registry Easy are some Windows Registry repair software. These software scan Windows Registry and search for errors, duplicates or missing files. Windows Registry is vital to a computer and if you are not running a Windows Registry repair software at least once a week it may affect the performance of your system. Windows Registry repair software helps to increase computer speed.
You can also clean your system registry manually. If you choose manual Windows Registry cleaning, you need to ensure a lot of things. Manual Windows Registry cleaning is recommended only to experts. You need to create a backup of the registry before cleaning because invalid registry entries may affect the operation of the system. To edit the registry in Windows, type 'regedit' in 'Run'.
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