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What Are Registry Errors?

Jul 12, 2008
Registry errors can be a serious cause for concern. The registry of your computer contains keys and entries, some of which are needed by your computer for critical components of the operating system. The registry keeps track of any settings and needed entries concerning any software, hardware, preferences, and users on your Windows computer. The registry can cause a wide variety of registry error messages to occur, especially if it is large or contains many file fragments from removed programs.

Registry errors can range from mildly annoying to you all the way up to extremely dangerous for your system, depending on the error that is involved and the programs and applications that the error affects. Some of these errors can be serious enough to cause permanent damage, crash your system, or even cause a complete loss of your system. These errors need to be fixed as soon as possible, to avoid any serious risks and protect your system completely. There are some things you can do to keep your computer running great and prevent registry errors from happening.

Registry Error Quick Fixes

Viruses, worms, and Trojans are all a very real threat to your system, and these are common causes of registry error messages on your computer. With cable and broadband Internet access, many users stay connected to the Internet continuously with no interruptions. This means that your computer is open all the time, and electronic infections can occur more often. Installing and using a software program to identify and remove malicious software, such as viruses or spyware programs, is important to protect your computer.

Be careful when you download anything off of the Internet. Many downloads can contain malicious software or bugs that may affect or harm your computer. If you need to download a program or want to get a game, make sure that the site you are downloading the file from is trusted and secure. Many times P2P networks are used for both legal and illegal downloads, and files on this networks pose an extremely large security risk. Only use downloads from sites that you know are legitimate, and this will prevent many registry errors from occurring.

Cleaning the registry of your computer will put a stop to the error messages that keep appearing. The registry of the computer can become very large, depending on the specific computer and applications installed. In addition, the registry contains the critical entries needed for the operating system on your computer. Care has to be taken when doing any editing manually, because if the wrong key or entry is deleted, your operating system may not boot up and your system may be a total loss.

A registry cleaner is a safe alternative to manually editing each individual entry in the registry. The registry cleaner is a software program developed to safely, quickly, and efficiently clean the registry without the risk of crashing your system. These programs are easy to install and use, and there is no risk involved. You simply start the registry cleaner, and then you relax. Within minutes your registry is clean and the registry error messages are a thing of the past.
About the Author
Brian Williams is a self-confessed PC fiddler dedicated to 'spreading the word' when it comes to fixing PC errors and helping people make the most use of their PCs. For FREE ACCESS to more PC tips n' tricks, just visit Optimize-Your-PC.com.
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