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What do my registry problems mean?

Registry Reviver conducts a comprehensive and thorough analysis of your PC’s registry. Problems identified can lead to issues such as slowed PC boot times, performance issues, software crashes and general system instability. So, what does Registry Reviver scan for and what does it mean for your PC. App Paths What is it? The installation folders for some programs are saved in the registry. This lets these programs be started through the Run dialog without entering the complete application path. Registry Reviver will identify orphaned references that no longer exist and […]

In this latest Registry Error Insight, User Shell Folders control all the settings for a particular user, and Registry Reviver makes sure those entries are clean.

There’s a standard scan that Registry Reviver performs every time you run it, and there’s a secondary scan as well called the Deep Scan. The deep scan is not enabled in Registry Reviver by default; you need to click the Scan button at the top, and select the Deep Scan check box. Then perform the scan.

When you start your PC, several programs launch automatically. These programs are set up to launch this way. However, when a program is removed incorrectly, often your PC will still try to launch it upon startup. That’s because the registry entry remains in your Windows Registry.

Program shortcuts are files on your PC that point to other applications. If those applications are uninstalled incorrectly, the shortcut can point to nothing. Registry Reviver identifies these.

Registry Reviver fixes paths to DLLs that have been broken when an application is uninstalled incorrectly. This can lead to Blue Screens of Death.

Errors with Help Files in Windows

Help files pop up whenever you click Help within an application. They’re special files in Windows that are stored separately, away from the application. Though the content is written by whoever made the application, the help file’s interface is all Windows. Help files can be crucial for understanding how a complicated application works.

A font is another name for a specific typeface that your computer uses, such as Arial, Helvetica, and so on. A computer full of invalid font entries in your Windows Registry, with no actual corresponding font installed, can crash specific applications.

To understand file types, you first have to understand file extensions. The last three to four letters in a filename after the period, such as .doc or .docx, represent the file extension. Each extension is associated with a file type. In this case, the file type is Microsoft Word Document. Each application on your computer has a list of file types associated with it, and your Windows Registry has a record of those file types.

We get a lot of questions about what Registry Reviver looks at when it runs a scan of your PC, and how Registry Reviver classifies when an error is present. Due to these questions, we’re writing a series of blog posts that describe all the areas of you computer that Registry Reviver scans, and why these areas are important to your computer’s health. These articles will generally be more technical in nature, but we encourage you to ask any questions in the comments section if you would like anything explained.

Welcome to the second installment of Registry Error Insights!

Welcome to the first installment of Registry Error Insights!

Do I need to Fix Registry Problems on my PC?

You definitely should! If you leave problems with your registry untended to you may experience issues such as computer crashes, the blue screen of death, decrease in computer speed and system freezes. You should always focus on fixing Windows registry problems and try to prevent them from happening in the first place. By maintaining you Windows registry you will have a much better experience with you PC whether you are using it to play games or write emails.

Many people often wonder what the Windows Registry is and why is has so much impact on your computer’s performance. The Windows Registry is commonly referred to as your computer’s brain, as the registry contains a database of settings and options for the operating system that makes everything else work on your computer. This database has settings for your computer hardware, your operating system’s software settings, and also your settings for software that you have installed.


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