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How Conducting a Simple Registry Scan Can Speed Up Your Computer Instantly

Mar 31, 2008
Everybody gets computer problems sometimes, no matter how hard you try to take care of your machine. There are many different types of computer problems, ranging from something simple like taking a long time to start up to programs crashing for no apparent reason to something worse like the machine refusing to start up at all or crashing every time you switch it on.

If you think about it, this can't be avoided completely.

A computer is a machine and it experiences quite a bit of wear and tear, like machines do. The extent of the wear and tear obviously depends how often you use it and what it is used for. If you use it every day for browsing as many websites as you can and downloading all different things, your machine might go wrong more often than, say, the machine of someone who logs on to check their emails once a week and works mostly offline.

A computer interacts with its user and also with the rest of the world, being extremely dynamic. When you are browsing the world wide web, you are interacting with computers across the globe. This makes your computer vulnerable to many influences, some of which are good and others which are potentially harmful.

Malicious spyware, adware, online gaming, chatting, installing things, excessive data and general clutter can transform even the newest, most high-tech computer into a slow, confused machine which crawls its way from start up to shut down.

Many computer problems originate because of errors in the registry. The registry is a key computer component and stores vital information which the operating system constantly refers to during operation. Nearly every change, whether it is a download, upload, installation or un-installation or alteration is recorded in the computer's registry.

Over time, as programs are installed and uninstalled, and files are opened, closed and saved, the registry becomes full of out of date, useless information. This means Windows spends longer trawling through all the junk to find the information it needs. This slows the machine down a noticeable amount and is the cause of many computer problems. To prevent this from happening, it is recommended to scan the computer regularly using a reputable registry repair software.

This is why you should perform a complete windows registry scan on your computer:

It keeps track of the registry on your computer and tells you when a lot of changes have been made to the registry keys. You can set the software to perform a registry scan and make the repairs needed. Some registry repair software lets you schedule when you would like your registry maintenance done, according to your computer usage. Others run automatically when you start up your machine.

A lot of registry repair software first backs up your computer and sets a restore point before it begins its registry scan or changing anything. This means, if anything does go wrong after the repairs, you can restore the machine back to its last operational point.

The software scans customizable locations on the computer and removes temporary files (.tmp) and Checkdisk or Scandisk fragment files (.chk). It also removes shortcuts which don't link to anything. It repairs or deletes invalid registry entries and gets rid of orphaned references. This helps to clear out the junk and free up valuable disk space, resulting in your computer running better and quicker. After deleting all the junk, the system is more stable too.

The software uses an optimization function to improves the system performance. This function applies patches and tweaks directly on to the registry.

The software usually incorporates a compacting software for the Windows registry, which looks through, rebuilds and then compresses the registry by getting rid of gaps, free space and corrupt keys which exist there. This makes your computer run faster.

The best registry repair software offers faster and more secure algorithms to target vital areas of the registry, which means your scan will be more efficient and quicker.

If you scan your windows registry regularly, this will make the operating system run faster and increase its overall performance and efficiency. A cleaner registry means your computer is far less likely to crash or freeze.
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