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27 Jul 2010   #1

Win 7 Pro 64bit / Win 7 Home 64bit
 
 
Need help with fixing Control Panel issues after running ASO

Hey folks, I joined this forum a while ago but forgot my ID
I created a new ID to post this question. Anyways, here goes:

Last month I picked up a brand new laptop (Acer Timeline X3820TG). I recently installed Advanced System Optimizer, and ran it for the first time today, specifically these two functions (System and Disk Cleaner / Registry Cleaner and Fixer).

After I ran those two and clicked 'OK' at the prompts, I opened up control panel because I had to uninstall something. The control panel itself opened up, and I could click on the major categories, but the sub categories wouldn't open or load up.

For example, from the control panel, I can click on "System and Security" without any problems, but when I click on a specific function, it won't load up, such as Windows Firewall or Computer Backup etc etc... (Sorry I run a Korean version of Win 7 so I'm not sure of the exact terminology, but hopefully you get the picture)

Can anyone tell me why this is happening or how I can fix it? I know it has something to do with the registry but I'm stuck without a Win 7 CD, even though I'm running a legit version of Win 7 (OS was pre-installed into the laptop)

Thanks much!
JC

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27 Jul 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MidNightRunz View Post
Hey folks, I joined this forum a while ago but forgot my ID
I created a new ID to post this question. Anyways, here goes:

Last month I picked up a brand new laptop (Acer Timeline X3820TG). I recently installed Advanced System Optimizer, and ran it for the first time today, specifically these two functions (System and Disk Cleaner / Registry Cleaner and Fixer).

After I ran those two and clicked 'OK' at the prompts, I opened up control panel because I had to uninstall something. The control panel itself opened up, and I could click on the major categories, but the sub categories wouldn't open or load up.

For example, from the control panel, I can click on "System and Security" without any problems, but when I click on a specific function, it won't load up, such as Windows Firewall or Computer Backup etc etc... (Sorry I run a Korean version of Win 7 so I'm not sure of the exact terminology, but hopefully you get the picture)

Can anyone tell me why this is happening or how I can fix it? I know it has something to do with the registry but I'm stuck without a Win 7 CD, even though I'm running a legit version of Win 7 (OS was pre-installed into the laptop)

Thanks much!
JC

Most of us dont recommend System optimizers especially those that modify registry. They cause more problems thatn they could possibly cure.

Is there a slim chance that you have a backup from before the problem?????

Do you have a win 7 dvd to do a repair install?

Ken
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28 Jul 2010   #3

Win 7 Pro 64bit / Win 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post

Most of us dont recommend System optimizers especially those that modify registry. They cause more problems thatn they could possibly cure.

Is there a slim chance that you have a backup from before the problem?????

Do you have a win 7 dvd to do a repair install?

Ken
Hey Ken,

I agree with you, I am never going to use ASO again!! I was unable to even access the restore / backup part of the control panel, but I found a workaround, and restored my system to an earlier state, and it worked

Too bad my laptop doesn't have an ODD, and doesn't come with a win 7 DVD... I guess I'll have to shop around for an external one.

Anyways, thanks for the help
Jung
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28 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I am glad you were able to restore to an earlier point. Good work. Thanks for letting us know. Now, don't even think of using a third party tune up utility.
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28 Jul 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

If you have everything working alright now, make a disc image using free Macrium Reflect Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download.

You could also make a Macruim Linux Rescue Disc
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28 Jul 2010   #6

Win 7 Pro 64bit / Win 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
I am glad you were able to restore to an earlier point. Good work. Thanks for letting us know. Now, don't even think of using a third party tune up utility.
Any suggestions as to a good registry cleaner / or tune up utilities?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
If you have everything working alright now, make a disc image using free Macrium Reflect Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download.

You could also make a Macruim Linux Rescue Disc
Thank you!!
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28 Jul 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote:
Any suggestions as to a good registry cleaner / or tune up utilities?
No, we don't advise or suggest theses types of program applications. They usually do more harm than good.
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29 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MidNightRunz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
I am glad you were able to restore to an earlier point. Good work. Thanks for letting us know. Now, don't even think of using a third party tune up utility.
Any suggestions as to a good registry cleaner / or tune up utilities?

Thank you!!
I concur with Jacee. I strongly urge you not to use a registry cleaner unless you are well versed in the registry and know exactly what you are doing. If not, then you are far better off leaving it alone, and definitely not placing blind trust in a program to do the job for you.

Windows is a closed source system. Developers of registry cleaners do not have the core code of Win 7 and are not working on definitive information, but rather they are going on past knowledge and experience. Automatic cleaners will usually have to do some guesswork.

Modifying registry keys incorrectly can cause Windows instability, or make Windows unbootable. No registry cleaner is completely safe and the potential is ever present to cause more problems than they claim to fix.

Registry cleaners cannot distinguish between good and bad. If you run a registry cleaner, it will delete all those keys which are obsolete and sitting idle; but in reality, those keys may well be needed by some programs or windows at a later time.

Win 7 is much more efficient at managing the registry than previous Windows versions. If you are very knowledgeable of the registry, you can use Ccleaner to delete keys left over when uninstalling programs. However, these few keys will not make 1 millisecond's difference in performance. If you run Ccleaner or any other registry cleaner and do not know precisely what you are doing, you will have problems down the road. There are no gains to be had from using a registry cleaner and the risk is great.

Forget all the "wisdom" you learned about XP. Win 7 is not XP and does not manage the registry the same as XP.
Registry defragger programs are a myth, too. They might trim the registry size by 8-12MB; but, they will not improve operating system performance. In fact, your programs’ performance will decrease.

Are registry cleaners necessary?


Back up the registry

This applies to third party tuneup utilities, too. They not only are unnecessary, but as you discovered, they can and will actually degrade and harm your system. Windows 7 will take care of itself just fine. It does not need the the tweaking that XP did.
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31 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

IMHO a bunch of registry entries that you don't need won't hurt and you will not see a slow down but one needed entree missing can shut you down. I would guess that there are thousands of entries in the registry. I surly don't know how one would find out for sure how many there are.
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