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Common signs you have a Windows registry problem

Apr 29, 2008
According to experts, nine out of ten computers have errors in their Windows registry. Registry issues are actually very common, but many times, it's hard to decide if the Windows registry is the culprit or not.

Many registry issues are things that don't always cause error messages to appear. So even if you notice your computer running slowly, freezing up or even crashing, it's really hard to tell if the registry is where the fault is.

Signs the registry is the problem

So how can you tell when you're dealing with a registry issue? There are some common signs. If your PC is exhibiting any of the following indicators, it could mean you have registry problems.

*You get the infamous blue screen of death. This one is fairly obvious. Most of the time, the error message you see will indicate some invalid entry in the registry is at fault.

*Your computer boots up very slowly or at least slower than usual. This is one of the reasons why a registry scan is recommended every month or so.

*Programs don't respond as quickly as they once did or may run abnormally.

*You experience sudden computer or program crashes. Sometimes, you'll get a pop up box with a very general error message; however, sometimes you'll get a message that gives you specific information.

*Internet explorer crashes often for no reason that you can see.

*You get a pop up box that mentions a .dll file. The registry often accesses .dll files, so if you see many errors referencing them, check your Windows registry.

The best way to correct these problems is to search the internet for a Windows registry cleaner. These specialized programs can repair your registry quickly and efficiently. In fact, these programs will often find problems that you didn't even know you had.

The recovery process:

Once you've had a repair utility scan your computer, it will most likely give you the option to repair all of the problems. Most of the better programs will require you to pay a small license fee to acquire the full version before it will repair all of the errors. Buying these programs is very simple (usually you click on the 'buy now' link the scanner offers).

Finding one of these programs is very easy: just do a quick internet search. You'll find a number of helpful websites, many of which include reviews of the software, articles on how to use them, and links to a variety of programs. This makes it pretty easy to compare registry cleaners and get an idea of which one you want.
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