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Instructions on How to Do a Windows Registry Scan

Nov 12, 2007
Scanning your Windows registry periodically is recommended by most PC experts if you want to get the optimal performance out of your operating system. This is because registry errors are responsible for a number of system problems in a computer using a Windows operating system.

The registry is a database where information regarding all the software as well as hardware loaded on your system is stored. As changes are made to the system with installation and un-installation of new programs and applications, or when any program settings are changed, the windows registry is continuously updated. This causes the registry to bloat up with a lot of information, the majority of which is incorrect, invalid or outdated after a certain amount of usage. When you perform a registry scan using specialized software, then you can easily identify and locate all the errors that are plaguing your registry. The software will also remove redundant information and rectify all the errors to restore your computer to optimal working conditions.

Thanks to a number of good registry cleaning software that is available in the market nowadays, scanning you registry for errors and cleaning it have become quite easy. Instructions on how to do a Windows registry scan are given below:

Search for a good registry cleaning software on the internet. There is a vast number of software that is available for scanning and cleaning Windows registry.

Some of the best registry scanning and cleaning software are Reg Cure,Error Nuker, Reg Sweep, Registry Easy, Reg Clean and Registry Repair Pro. In case you do not want to use any of them , then remember to buy one that at least scans for errors related to DLL issues, ActiveX controls, Windows explorer , Internet Explorer, Windows installer and other system related issues and errors like System32 errors, Runtime errors, EXE errors, lsass and svchost errors.

Choose a software program that suits your needs and requirements. Once you have selected which software you want to use for your system, all you need to do is download it to your computer.

After the download is complete, install the software on your system. When you run the software, it will prompt you for scanning the registry. Select full scan if you are scanning your PC for the first time or doing it after a very long interval. While you can go for selective scanning if you are sure about the cause of your PC problems a full scan is recommended if you are a novice at this kind of thing.

The software will then scan your registry for errors and give you a list of all the errors that can be found in your registry. In case you want to remove all the errors then and there, then it is recommended that you make a backup of your current registry before cleaning it.

Once you are ready with a backup, all you have to do is instruct the registry cleaning program to remove all the errors from your registry.
Reboot your computer and you are ready to work with a registry that is healthy and ship shape after the scan.
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