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ExtremeFX

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Hello,
I am running a copied version of win 2000 Pro that I got from a friend of mine in the IT Business. I kill disked my HD and reformatted the HD. Reinstalled win 2000Pro and got service pack 4 downloaded and I now have win update set to automatic. My computer keeps freezing on me when i attempt to log onto the internet. Then when i attempt to shut down my Computer, it does nothing and I need to depress the tower button just to shut it off. I downloaded registry mechanic 7.0 trial to see if my registries were screwed and it found 116 reg problems.. but of course, it asks me to register and pay 39.99 for full version to clean it up. Is there another way i can clean up my registry keys without buying this kind of software that is for free. Oh yeah, I cannot execute the msconfig on my computer because it says file cannot be found. A little help pls.. ty. :)
 
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Registry "cleaners" usually do more harm than good. If this is a clean install why not simply reinstall windows again. Also, have you done anything recent to the machine that afterword the trouble began. Maybe if you remove that program you could reverse some of the trouble.
 

WhitPhil

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I agree. The "errors" aren't. This is just a ploy to get you to buy the product.

Whatever issues you are having are not with the registry. Especially if this is a brand new install!
 
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MSconfig does not exist in Win2K.
It will work if you copy it to your computer.
 

redoak

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Here is more on why not to use Registry cleaners. I have built a file from several Treads here at TSG. I apologize to the authors for not being able to credit them.

{redoak}

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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