How to fix and clean up registry
The following may repair the issue:
- Step 2.Install and launch the application
- Step 3.Click the Scan Now button to detect issues and abnormalities
- Step 4.Click the Repair All button to fix the issues
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The Windows registry is a database that holds hundreds of thousands of crucial system settings and keys that are responsible for proper operation of software applications, various system components and the operating system itself. Over time, with software installs and uninstalls, as well as other PC activity, the registry gets filled with outdated or corrupt entries that may cause application or system malfunctions and lead to freezes and crashes.
The most effective way to fix and clean up registry is with the help of special software that safely performs registry cleanup and repair, and tunes up system settings
The article provides details on the symptoms and causes of registry issues and ways to fix and clean up registry.
Symptoms of registry issues
The most common symptoms of registry issues are application or system freezes (when an application or the whole system stops responding to mouse clicks or any other user actions for a brief period of time, but later returns to normal operation), application or system crashes (when an application or the whole system stops responding to user actions and nothing can bring it back to normal operation; application has to be terminated or a PC reboot is required), random computer reboots that are not initiated by the user, various issues messages or BSOD ("blue screen of death" or the "STOP Error"), as well as connectivity issues that cannot be fixed by adjusting network settings. Issues with software uninstalls or reinstalls can also be a symptom of registry issues.
Causes of registry issues
Registry-related malfunctions are typically caused by invalid or corrupt registry entries that get left over by various applications or appear due to software or system malfunctions, badly written application code or program incompatibilities. Whenever a PC is turned off in the middle of a Windows update being installed, an application task gets aborted midway or system files get moved on the hard drive, registry issues may appear as a result. Other common reasons for registry issues are virus or other malware activity, as well as incorrect software uninstalls, attempts by inexperienced users to manually edit registry entries and a number of other factors.
Ways to fix and clean up registry
Advanced PC users may be able to fix and clean up the Windows registry by manually editing or removing individual keys found to be corrupt or invalid. However, since any manipulations with the registry always carry a risk of rendering the operating system unbootable, whenever a user is in any doubt of their technical skills or knowledge, they should only use special software that is meant to repair the Windows registry without requiring any special skills.
The following steps may fix and clean up registry:
- Download the application
- Install and launch the application
- Click the Scan Now button to detect issues and abnormalities
- Click the Repair All button to fix the issues and clean out invalid entries
The same application can be used to run preventative measures to reduce the chance of this or other system issues appearing in the future.