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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by adamski28, Dec 7, 2007.

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  1. adamski28

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    HI,i did a diagnostic scan with pc doc pro 4.2 trial because my computer is running slow even though ive used 30gb out of 140gb,
    it said i had 122 interface problems & 195 class id problems (noted severe) and 418 empty key problems.
    this has freaked me out as i also run win aso registry optimizer 3.0 weekly but never get that amount of problems.
    can i trust pc doc pro to fix all of these problems and will it make any difference as i will have to buy the program but i just want my computer to be running optimum.thank you very much as im totally scratching my head as to what to do ..thankyou..adam haynes
     
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    Many of these programs are rip-offs that 'say' they have found lots of problems in the hope you will pay for the full version.
    I wouldn't worry about that.

    You could post a HJT log here in the 'Malware..' forum if you think the slowness is caused by malware.
     
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    "this has freaked me out as i also run win aso registry optimizer 3.0 weekly but never get that amount of problems."

    It is not wise to run programs that "mess with" the Registry, with the possible exception of a Registry defragger.

    Here is some justification for my comment:
    Advice and Info re Registry 'cleaners'- excerpts from TSG, 10-07

    The main reason they are apt to cause problems is because the cleaners do NOT just clean up stuff left over from uninstalls. They also "guess" that other items need to be deleted, many times incorrectly. They also attempt to "fix" references to files that no longer exist.

    As a result, you can end up with programs that no longer work, functions that no longer work and in some cases a PC that will no longer boot.

    There is no performance gains to be had by running these things. Windows does not read the entire registry when it is looking for something. It uses the keys which allow them to go straight to the item that they are looking for.

    References:
    http://www.edbott.com/weblog/?p=643
    http://www.computerhope.com/registry.htm


    If you really want to see how active the registry is in your normal running environment, download and run Regmon.

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sys...on/Regmon.mspx

    As you will see, the registry is constantly being accessed. If, for each of these, the entire file was being searched, your PC would be amazingly slow and not responsive.
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