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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mom2inky, Jan 25, 2007.

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  1. mom2inky

    mom2inky Thread Starter

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    i just ran registrybooster and had 350 approx errors, for example
    the file type .tp under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT is associated to a non-existent tpfile.
    can, since i can locate these types of errors, delete them from the registry? thanks:confused:
     
  2. 1002richards

    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Hi mom2inky,
    The benefits or otherwise of using registry cleaners / registry fixers elicits mixed views. Hopefully these links will illustrate this:

    http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/528227-solved-registry-programs.html

    http://www.edbott.com/weblog/archives/000643.html

    However, everyone is agreed that before going down this route - should one choose to - a full back-up beforehand is vital.

    I'm sure others will also post their views but I hope my contribution has helped you?

    Richard.
     
  3. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    A full backup will not always allow you to get out of a problem caused by a Registry Cleaner.

    If the removed entries affect an area of Windows that is infrequently used, or it affects an application that you infrequently use or a feature of an application that is infrequently used, the failure may not occur for days/weeks/months. At that point you would not be considering doing a full restore from backup.
     
  4. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

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    Don't delete anything that isn't causing a problem. It isn't worth it.
     
  5. 1101doc

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    If it ain't broke- fix it til it is.
     
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