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Windows 7: BSOD on registry defrag

22 Jun 2009   #21

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot


My PC is upstairs, kitchens downstairs.. Missus was IN the kitchen and came upstairs to ask me "Whats burning? There's a funny burning smell!" like my PC was on fire or something.

Once I firgured it out I was laughing so hard!!

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22 Jun 2009   #22
Microsoft MVP


Although the following articles were written for XP, the same principles apply to the Vista and Win7 registry(s):

XP Fixes Myth #1: Registry Cleaners
Mark's Blog : Registry Junk: A Windows Fact of Life
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22 Jun 2009   #23

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by usasma View Post
Although the following articles were written for XP, the same principles apply to the Vista and Win7 registry(s):

XP Fixes Myth #1: Registry Cleaners
Mark's Blog : Registry Junk: A Windows Fact of Life
Quoted for truth. Registry cleaners are a waste of time.

You know what else is a waste of time? Network "tweakers". The only "tweaks" that work for a modern OS's networking... are turning off unneeded features, or incompatible ones. Fiddling with the MTU, receive windows, stack sizes, and all that garbage doesn't ever fix ANYTHING with a modern OS. Vista introduced some features that were bad, it's well documented how to disable them.

People go on and on about service tweaking too. It's a waste.
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23 Jul 2010   #24

windows 7

Lol I wish I had known this ahead of time because my computer crashed with a BSOD last night from the same program. First time deciding to do a registry defrag because Auslogics said it would increase my performance by 23% so I did it. Well after it rebooted it BS'd. I couldn't even load into safe mode or last known good configuration. System Restore wouldn't even load. And when I tried to press F11 to start system recovery at the first screen nothing would happen. Thank goodness I happened to have a recovery disk I made with vista back when I first got the PC. Saved me a trip and the money of going to a computer repair store :).

Though all of my data was reformatted. At least I can start fresh xD

But 60 gigs of music, 20 gigs of videos, tons of pictures, and semii-valuable documents wiped in the process.
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