Monday, January 09, 2012

Now all registry cleanup programs for Windows are created equal

Here’s a little review of Registry Cleanup programs (five of them) for Windows 7 and Vista, on Tech Republic.  I wasn’t aware that the “deeper cleaning” might make a computer unbootable. 

I used RegCure during the last year of my first harddrive on a 2003 Dell 8300; but the drive failed at the end of 2009 anyway. The boot up process took longer and longer and would stall displaying Nvidia icons.  Regcure only helped marginally. When a hard drive starts to fail, slow operation, especially at bootup, seems to be a major symptom.

The bootup process on this machine, Windows 7, Dell XPS, sped up after installation of Webroot Secure Anywhere.

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