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Repairing a corrupt registry

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Robert, May 28, 2010.

  1. Robert

    Robert Flightless Bird

    Repairing a corrupt registry is one of the most challenging and tough
    tasks performed in a Windows operating system.
    Before working on registry repair program you must take back up of
    your registry. Once you’re done with backup you can take other steps
    such as scan for problems, clean up invalid entries and repair damaged
    files. Some applications even offer you the choice to defragment and
    scan for viruses.
    Common Registry Problems
    File corruption is perhaps one of the most common registry issue
    experienced in a Windows operating system. Apart from file corruption,
    the Windows registry can have other types of issues. These issues can
    result in various symptoms. For instance, your system will start to
    perform slowly. Start-ups and shut downs also become very slow. Your
    computer may also suffer from errors, crashes and applications
    lockups. These are the symptoms that the registry has been full by too
    many unwanted entries.

    Generally, you will see an error message when there is invalid file or
    entry in the registry. The error message might appear when the system
    is performing a task or trying to access software. You may also
    receive error message saying that you cannot proceed further because a
    system file is damaged or deleted.

    The worst case scenario is when your Windows operating system doesn’t
    boot at startup. File corruption can be due to a virus that has
    damaged the Windows registry entries. It can also be due to an
    incompatible or faulty hardware. Other possible causes could be wrong
    program installation or inappropriate software.

    Repair a corrupt registry

    Before you try to repair the registry, you must perform a hardware
    scan first. If the scan detect hardware problem, all you need is just
    to replace the faulty hardware piece.

    The problem becomes more complex in the situation that Windows denies
    to boot, you will have to boot from your Installation or recovery disk
    and try to fix the issue. You can refer to the computer manual; it may
    offer you the procedure for this. If the system recovery is not
    possible, you will have no option except to reinstall the entire
    Windows.

    Top Windows Registry Repair Program

    Most of you are not aware but there are some awesome Windows registry
    repair tools available on web. These tools allow you repair complex
    registry issues including file corruption and prevent the loss of
    system. These registry repair program can scan the entire registry and
    fix the problems.
    Note: For further assistance including damaged registry issues,
    performing registry backup, repairing registry and fixing any registry
    error call iYogi technical support.
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    A lengthy ramble that bears little relation to reality. The OP claims "File
    corruption is perhaps one of the most common registry issue
    experienced in a Windows operating system." This is incorrect. File
    corruption is very rare in NTFS but what happens frequently is that registry
    data gets modified by one of the following:
    - By viruses or malware
    - By installation programs or poorly written applications
    - By user intervention

    This is not "File corruption" but "Data corruption". File corruption would
    damage the registry's internal integrity. Data corruption modifies registry
    data so that Windows will malfunction when processing this data. Modifying
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Winlogon\Userinit is a
    typical case: It causes the logon process to loop.

    Users can recover from instances of data corruption in a number of ways:
    - Booting into Last Known Good Configuration
    - Using System Restore
    - Manually restoring one or several registry hives from backup
    - Fixing the damaged registry key manually (very challenging!)

    Using the repair service that the OP mentions is probably the last thing I
    would do.
     
  3. Bert Hyman

    Bert Hyman Flightless Bird

    In news:#aF1TVm$KHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl "Pegasus [MVP]"
    <news@microsoft.com> wrote:

    > A lengthy ramble that bears little relation to reality.


    It's just spam, although as is typical of stupid spammers, he neglected
    to include the final payload.

    --
    Bert Hyman St. Paul, MN bert@iphouse.com
     
  4. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 28 May 2010 04:30:57 -0700 (PDT), Robert
    <robertgough123@gmail.com> wrote:


    > Most of you are not aware but there are some awesome Windows registry
    > repair tools available on web. These tools allow you repair complex
    > registry issues including file corruption and prevent the loss of
    > system. These registry repair program can scan the entire registry and
    > fix the problems.



    Awesome? Well, yes, if you think snake oil is awesome.

    Registry cleaning programs are *all* snake oil. Cleaning of the
    registry isn't needed and is dangerous. Leave the registry alone and
    don't use any registry cleaner. Despite what many people think, and
    what vendors of registry cleaning software try to convince you of (and
    the spammer who wrote the message I'm replying to is apparently one),
    having unused registry entries doesn't really hurt you.

    The risk of a serious problem caused by a registry cleaner erroneously
    removing an entry you need is far greater than any potential benefit
    it may have.

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

    And also
    http://blogs.technet.com/markrussin.../02/registry-junk-a-windows-fact-of-life.aspx



    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  5. Paul Randall

    Paul Randall Flightless Bird

    "Bert Hyman" <bert@iphouse.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns9D86517673BC1VeebleFetzer@207.46.248.16...
    > In news:#aF1TVm$KHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl "Pegasus [MVP]"
    > <news@microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    >> A lengthy ramble that bears little relation to reality.

    >
    > It's just spam, although as is typical of stupid spammers, he neglected
    > to include the final payload.
    >
    > --
    > Bert Hyman St. Paul, MN bert@iphouse.com


    Wasn't this the spam payload he included:
    "...call iYogi technical support."
     
  6. Bert Hyman

    Bert Hyman Flightless Bird

    In news:-OAnWR$n$KHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl "Paul Randall"
    <paulr901@cableone.net> wrote:

    >
    > "Bert Hyman" <bert@iphouse.com> wrote in message
    > news:Xns9D86517673BC1VeebleFetzer@207.46.248.16...
    >> In news:#aF1TVm$KHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl "Pegasus [MVP]"
    >> <news@microsoft.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>> A lengthy ramble that bears little relation to reality.

    >>
    >> It's just spam, although as is typical of stupid spammers, he
    >> neglected to include the final payload.

    >
    > Wasn't this the spam payload he included:
    > "...call iYogi technical support."


    Only if you know who or what that is, and on what continent they're
    located.

    --
    Bert Hyman St. Paul, MN bert@iphouse.com
     
  7. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    Bert Hyman wrote:
    > In news:-OAnWR$n$KHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl "Paul Randall"
    > <paulr901@cableone.net> wrote:
    >
    >> "Bert Hyman" <bert@iphouse.com> wrote in message
    >> news:Xns9D86517673BC1VeebleFetzer@207.46.248.16...
    >>> In news:#aF1TVm$KHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl "Pegasus [MVP]"
    >>> <news@microsoft.com> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> A lengthy ramble that bears little relation to reality.
    >>> It's just spam, although as is typical of stupid spammers, he
    >>> neglected to include the final payload.

    >> Wasn't this the spam payload he included:
    >> "...call iYogi technical support."

    >
    > Only if you know who or what that is, and on what continent they're
    > located.


    He's Yogi Bear's long lost cousin and he lives on the outskirts of
    Jellystone park...
     
  8. Db

    Db Flightless Bird

    what would be the purpose
    of backing up a corrupted
    registry?

    --
    --
    db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>

    DatabaseBen, Retired Professional

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    This NNTP newsgroup is evolving to:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx


    "Robert" <robertgough123@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:2a06ffc7-f7c1-4d55-ad0b-f6b490ecbfc4@k17g2000pro.googlegroups.com...
    > Repairing a corrupt registry is one of the most challenging and tough
    > tasks performed in a Windows operating system.
    > Before working on registry repair program you must take back up of
    > your registry. Once you’re done with backup you can take other steps
    > such as scan for problems, clean up invalid entries and repair damaged
    > files. Some applications even offer you the choice to defragment and
    > scan for viruses.
    > Common Registry Problems
    > File corruption is perhaps one of the most common registry issue
    > experienced in a Windows operating system. Apart from file corruption,
    > the Windows registry can have other types of issues. These issues can
    > result in various symptoms. For instance, your system will start to
    > perform slowly. Start-ups and shut downs also become very slow. Your
    > computer may also suffer from errors, crashes and applications
    > lockups. These are the symptoms that the registry has been full by too
    > many unwanted entries.
    >
    > Generally, you will see an error message when there is invalid file or
    > entry in the registry. The error message might appear when the system
    > is performing a task or trying to access software. You may also
    > receive error message saying that you cannot proceed further because a
    > system file is damaged or deleted.
    >
    > The worst case scenario is when your Windows operating system doesn’t
    > boot at startup. File corruption can be due to a virus that has
    > damaged the Windows registry entries. It can also be due to an
    > incompatible or faulty hardware. Other possible causes could be wrong
    > program installation or inappropriate software.
    >
    > Repair a corrupt registry
    >
    > Before you try to repair the registry, you must perform a hardware
    > scan first. If the scan detect hardware problem, all you need is just
    > to replace the faulty hardware piece.
    >
    > The problem becomes more complex in the situation that Windows denies
    > to boot, you will have to boot from your Installation or recovery disk
    > and try to fix the issue. You can refer to the computer manual; it may
    > offer you the procedure for this. If the system recovery is not
    > possible, you will have no option except to reinstall the entire
    > Windows.
    >
    > Top Windows Registry Repair Program
    >
    > Most of you are not aware but there are some awesome Windows registry
    > repair tools available on web. These tools allow you repair complex
    > registry issues including file corruption and prevent the loss of
    > system. These registry repair program can scan the entire registry and
    > fix the problems.
    > Note: For further assistance including damaged registry issues,
    > performing registry backup, repairing registry and fixing any registry
    > error call iYogi technical support.
     
  9. Db

    Db Flightless Bird

    most often spam includes
    a url / link.

    --
    --
    db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>

    DatabaseBen, Retired Professional

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    This NNTP newsgroup is evolving to:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx


    "Paul Randall" <paulr901@cableone.net> wrote in message
    news:-OAnWR$n$KHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "Bert Hyman" <bert@iphouse.com> wrote in message
    > news:Xns9D86517673BC1VeebleFetzer@207.46.248.16...
    >> In news:#aF1TVm$KHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl "Pegasus [MVP]"
    >> <news@microsoft.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>> A lengthy ramble that bears little relation to reality.

    >>
    >> It's just spam, although as is typical of stupid spammers, he neglected
    >> to include the final payload.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Bert Hyman St. Paul, MN bert@iphouse.com

    >
    > Wasn't this the spam payload he included:
    > "...call iYogi technical support."
    >
     
  10. Chuck

    Chuck Flightless Bird

    On 5/28/2010 12:49 PM, Db wrote:
    > what would be the purpose
    > of backing up a corrupted
    > registry?
    >

    Hopefully to get back to the original problem, usually after an
    additional problem caused by messing with the registry.

    One of the problems in messing with(manual editing)the registry is that
    entries can be "threaded", in that one entry refers to another.
    The "referral" can be based on a seemingly random long number and letter
    combination's.
    This complicates manually locating and editing related entries in
    different sections of the registry.

    If that isn't enough, "legacy" drivers can place entries and data in
    places used by earlier windows versions. Windows may then copy, modify,
    or add data to use the legacy driver. Things can go awry during this
    process, or a later driver install may not completely remove all the
    obsolete entries in the registry. This is usually a sure recipe for
    trouble.
     

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