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Windows 7: Registry cleanup

18 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7
Unknown computer crashes

Hi guys,

Hopefully I am in the right thread... Last weekend I installed windows 7 x64 on my laptop and just in this past week my computer has crashed on me 4 times. They're very weird crashes too (nothing I've experienced when I was using xp).. My monitor just kinda shuts off on me (but you can still hear the processor trying to work). When I reboot in normal mode, I can't run windows normal, yet it works in safe mode :S. I've had to restore my system in safe mode numerous times cause of this. The pattern I've found is if i install windows updates, it'll eventually crash. These updates install automatically and theyre only the recommended ones.

Currently my computer is working, but I'm worried it's going to crash again. I've tried cleaning my registry using registry booster and out of the 279 errors, it cleaned up 276 of them. I defragged the registry as well but still apparently my system's registry health is "low" and the 3 registry errors are still there.

The computer is a little over 2 years old. It's a toshiba satelite pro with an Intel Centrino duo processor. If you need further information, let me know.

Thanks in advance for the help!


I checked the registry cleanup and the errors are user related that have to do with file extensions... :S

My System SpecsSystem Spec

18 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

What registry cleaner are you using?

Registry cleaners for the most part cause more problems than they fix.

Many of them are not compatible with Windows 7 too.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7

I'm using registry booster. It's Microsoft certified and windows 7 compatible. I haven't gotten an error since cleaning up the registry, but it's still saying there are 3 errors in it.

There are some windows updates that windows is telling me I need to install now, I just don't want the thing crashing on me again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

18 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

If I'm reading their website right, their most recent version, 2010, is only Vista compatible.

I think that the registry cleaner may have damaged something on your computer.

Why are you afraid that the Windows updates will crash your system?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7

Yupp the registry cleaner does indeed work with windows 7 (A Registry Cleaner for Windows 7 | WindowsTalk)

The registry cleaner is doing it's job, my system is working for now... but it's still showing that I have 3 errors on there and they all have to do with user input extensions. No idea what that means really.

My computer was crashing before I installed and ran any registry cleaner, so it's not the registry cleaner's fault. I'm wondering if there is something else i should also check.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

If it was crashing before, then yes, something else caused it.

What programs have you installed so far (even if you've subsequently removed it)?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2009   #7
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Registry cleaners are worse than the pest. No wonder your system crashes.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7

I'm in computer programming so there are a few programs I have to install for the courses that I am in. I might have to just reinstall the whole os if the crash happens again. Thanks for the replies.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Registry cleaners are worse than the pest. No wonder your system crashes.
It was crashing before hand.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2009   #10

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Your system integrity has been compromised ... Format/reinstall .... image your drive/partition in case this happens again...

Good Luck and welcome to the forums..
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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