About Registry Errors

Settings and configurations for hardware, programs and applications running on your computer are embedded in a large database called a registry.  Whenever you install programs, its keys and values are stored in the registry, making it possible for you to configure them or perform troubleshooting if programs are damaged.   If not properly maintained, the registry can contain errors that cause system and application problems.

What are some of these problems?  Below is a short list of some of the effects of registry errors.

  • ·       Overall system slowdown.

  • ·       Slow start-up and shutdowns.

  • ·       Applications that slow down, freeze, and eventually crash.

  • ·       Failure of your PC to boot up.

  • ·       Network errors caused by malware entries that create network intrusions.

Properly uninstalling programs that you do not use, running frequent virus scans, deleting malicious files that install on the registry, and using an approved registry cleaning tool (some are free) will help prevent troublesome registry errors.  Also, remember that you should never download programs, games or applications from malicious websites.  They may contain Trojan viruses that install damaging entries in the registry.

If you are experiencing some of the problems shown above, we’re here to help.  Call us at 800-672-4806 or email us for more information. 


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