Thursday, February 17, 2011

Registry Repair To Speed Up your Computer

Read below the Guest Post Written by Heather.

Despite you use it for personal use or Official use, Computers take important role in everyone's daily life. Maintaining Computers with good performance and without any issues is critical for doing our daily tasks smoothly.

A lot can go wrong with computers over time and it may affect your work performance. With regular use in long run, computers can not only develop bad sectors and disk errors, they can also develop registry errors which can render your computer useless. To counter such threats, what you need is regular registry repair, which can assure that the heart of your computer stays fit and you keep getting the best from your machine. Anyway, this registry issue will trouble in case you are using microsoft windows as your operating system. Unix/Linux based systems are free from this registry headache.
What is Registry in Computer OS?
Registry is the heart of all modern operating systems(OS), especially Microsoft Windows.

Windows Registry is a central database in Windows. The database contains most of the "pointers" and "settings" for Windows, programs, hardware and users. Pointers tell Windows or programs where to find the resources required to perform specific actions.

  It’s the fundamental component where all the critical files needed to run the computer and the various software are listed. It contains critical information such as the values of settings for different programs, users, documents types, system hardware and other things. A slight error in registry can throw your computer in a spin and you on the edge of frustration.
Keeping a check on changes made in registry is beyond any human for its frequency and unconventional nomenclature. Files name within the registry files usually contain strange permutations of numbers and abbreviations which might not make sense to a human brain.
With registry repair, you can catch the errors early and ensure that nothing much goes wrong with how your computer performs.
Unfortunately, there is no inbuilt tool from Microsoft  to help you maintain registry. You need third party tools to scan and repair registry. And, you need to take additional care when using third party tools to allow scanning your registry. It is safe to take back of of your registry file before allowing any third party tools to scan your registry.
You can take back from registry editor which can be opened just by typing "regedit" in Run box of your Windows start Menu.

All the program won't require Registry. For example, Mozilla Firebox will avoid use of Registry by storing all the required files/data in a specific folder in the file system.
What A Typical Registry will Contain?
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE (HKLM): Contains configuration information related to software programs and hardware devices installed on your system.
  • HKEY_USERS (HKU): Stores configuration information related to all user profiles on the system. This key has a specific template, which is used by your system to create new user profiles.
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT (HKCR): Stores information related to protocols, file types and extensions, and classes on your pc. This key is a duplication of the HKLM key. It displays information in the HKCR subtree.
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER (HKCU): Stores information related to desktop settings, variables, environment user folders, variables, and other settings for the current user. It is also a replica of the HKU key. This key extracts information from the HKU\Security ID key of the user logged in on the system.
  • HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG (HKCC): This key stores important information related to hardware configuration for the current user. This key takes information from the HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\CurrentControlSet\Hardware Profiles key.

What A Registry Repair Can Do?
A reliable registry repair tool must look for possible errors in registry files and fix them. It should also look for redundant files that consume hard disk and have no role what so ever. A  registry repair tool which is programmed smartly can delete such files and keep the registry as light as possible.

Regular registry repair can help you avoid:
  • Frequent Crashes
  • Blue screen errors
  • Slow performance
  • Data loss
  • Unexpected program termination et al
What you can do on your part to keep these errors at the minimum is try to keep the number of application limited to just what you need. Keep deleting and uninstalling things that you don’t require anymore. With such an approach, you can help registry repair tools perform better.

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