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Windows 7: Should I use a Registry Cleaner?

03 Dec 2013   #1
KCav

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 
Should I use a Registry Cleaner?

Running Windows 7 32-bit operating system on Gateway GT5622 desktop computer. Event Viewer reports errors 7026, 7003, and 7001. The description for these errors is misconfigured system files. Should I use a system cleaner to correct these errors?


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03 Dec 2013   #2
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Don't use registry cleaners!! They delete registry settings you no longer need. But they don't fix a system and they don't make your system faster! Sometimes they delete too much.... making your system unbootable or in a wrong state
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03 Dec 2013   #3
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KCav View Post
Running Windows 7 32-bit operating system on Gateway GT5622 desktop computer. Event Viewer reports errors 7026, 7003, and 7001. The description for these errors is misconfigured system files. Should I use a system cleaner to correct these errors?
7026, 7003, and 7001.... please give all info from eventlog
"device manager" gives no "other devices"? "device manager" no drivers with exclamation marks?
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03 Dec 2013   #4
KCav

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KCav View Post
Running Windows 7 32-bit operating system on Gateway GT5622 desktop computer. Event Viewer reports errors 7026, 7003, and 7001. The description for these errors is misconfigured system files. Should I use a system cleaner to correct these errors?
7026, 7003, and 7001.... please give all info from eventlog
"device manager" gives no "other devices"? "device manager" no drivers with exclamation marks?
I will pull the information together. First I want to thank you for your reply. I find this Forum very helpful.
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03 Dec 2013   #5
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Also do this in Elevated Command Prompt

Code:
sfc  /scannow
No integrity errors?
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03 Dec 2013   #6
KCav

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Also do this in Elevated Command Prompt

Code:
sfc  /scannow
No integrity errors?

Sorry I gathered the information before reading your note about Elevated Command Prompt.
I logged on as Administrator and used the Snipping Tool to copy and paste information into a Word Document. I placed information on separate pages because I thought you could go through it easier that way; willing to redo if necessary. When I attached the Word document it did not upload because the file size was over the limit. If I break it into parts it will upload. So you will likely get 1 of 3, 2 of 3 ,3 of 3. Here goes.

KC


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File Type: doc System Error Information 1- 3.doc (602.5 KB, 10 views)
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03 Dec 2013   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Many of us use, and recommend, CCleaner which has a good, not too aggressive registry cleaner.

CCleaner - Update (Click the No Thanks button for the free version.)

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03 Dec 2013   #8
KCav

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

System Error Information 2-3


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03 Dec 2013   #9
KCav

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

System Error Information 3-3


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03 Dec 2013   #10
KCav

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Many of us use, and recommend, CCleaner which has a good, not too aggressive registry cleaner.

CCleaner - Update (Click the No Thanks button for the free version.)

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Hi Britton30,

Thanks for the advice on CCleaner. I already use it and like it. The desktop computer I'm having a problem with is one a bought for my son. He called me and said, "Dad its not working" so I have it back, I don't know what he did. It was wonderful condition when I gave it to him. One thing I would like to become more proficient at is backup and restore. Would appreciate advice; have purchased a license for Macrium Reflect. I like its features, but I have not used it extensively.

KCav
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