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Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by happyfeel, Jan 20, 2012.

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  1. happyfeel

    happyfeel Thread Starter

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    I download a registry cleaner and ran a system check with the software. After I rebooted, instead of showing english, it was showing symbols . any idea how to fix this problem?
     
  2. Phantom010

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    Try restoring a backup the program might have made before "fixing" your computer.

    You should definitely avoid Registry Cleaners, Boosters, Optimizers, TuneUp Utilities... This type of software will do a lot more harm than good. Most members coming here with WEIRD symptoms had their computer messed up by malware and/or registry cleaners. There have been reports from members saying registry cleaners had fixed a specific problem with their computer. Although it might be possible in some cases, legitimate files still in use will be deleted in the process, crippling some programs and Windows applications beyond repair.

    Keep in mind that they will always find "errors" to fix, even on a fresh Windows install! In itself, this should be enough to convince non-believers...

    Why I Don’t Use Registry Cleaners

    Registry Cleaners and System Tweaking Tools

    Do I Need a Windows Registry Cleaner?

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic347491.html/page__p__1932993

    http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/997274-registry-got-messed-up-advanced.html

    http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/1037175-pop-up-windows-stating-different.html
     
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