How to fix and clean up registry

Instructions
Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP
Download

To repair you need to follow the steps below:

  • Step 1. Download the registry repair application
  • Step 2. Install and launch the application
  • Step 3. Click the Scan Now button to detect errors and abnormalities
  • Step 4. Click the Repair All button to fix the errors
Compatibility Win 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP
Download Size 11.9 MB
Requirements 300 MHz Processor, 256 MB RAM, 50 MB HDD

Limitations: trial version offers an unlimited number of scans, backup, restore of your windows registry for FREE. Registration for the full version is USD 29.95.

The Windows registry is a database that holds hundreds of thousands of crucial system settings and keys that are responsible for proper operation of software applications, various system components and the operating system itself. Over time, with software installs and uninstalls, as well as other PC activity, the registry gets filled with outdated or corrupt entries that may cause application or system malfunctions and lead to freezes and crashes.
The most effective way to fix and clean up registry is with the help of special software that safely performs registry cleanup and repair, and tunes up system settings – download here

The article provides details on the symptoms and causes of registry errors and ways to fix and clean up registry.

Symptoms of registry errors

The most common symptoms of registry errors are application or system freezes (when an application or the whole system stops responding to mouse clicks or any other user actions for a brief period of time, but later returns to normal operation), application or system crashes (when an application or the whole system stops responding to user actions and nothing can bring it back to normal operation; application has to be terminated or a PC reboot is required), random computer reboots that are not initiated by the user, various error messages or BSOD ("blue screen of death" or the "STOP Error"), as well as connectivity issues that cannot be fixed by adjusting network settings. Problems with software uninstalls or reinstalls can also be a symptom of registry issues.

Causes of registry errors

Registry-related malfunctions are typically caused by invalid or corrupt registry entries that get left over by various applications or appear due to software or system malfunctions, badly written application code or program incompatibilities. Whenever a PC is turned off in the middle of a Windows update being installed, an application task gets aborted midway or system files get moved on the hard drive, registry errors may appear as a result. Other common reasons for registry errors are virus or other malware activity, as well as incorrect software uninstalls, attempts by inexperienced users to manually edit registry entries and a number of other factors.

Ways to fix and clean up registry

Advanced PC users may be able to fix and clean up the Windows registry by manually editing or removing individual keys found to be corrupt or invalid. However, since any manipulations with the registry always carry a risk of rendering the operating system unbootable, whenever a user is in any doubt of their technical skills or knowledge, they should only use special software that is meant to repair the Windows registry without requiring any special skills.

Safe way to fix and clean up registry:

The same application can be used to run preventative measures to reduce the chance of registry errors appearing in the future.