"delete registry entries that are no longer relevant or point to nonexisting files"
What some discover is that software you may install later expected those entries to exist because the stock install of Windows placed those entries there.
Having run into this "overcleaning" issue, I share this issue and that the poor owner had to reinstall the OS.
I am trying to find a program that will do the following, at least:
* delete shortcuts that point to nonexisting files
* delete registry entries that are no longer relevant or point to nonexisting files
* find empty folders so I can choose to delete them or not (thumbs.db is a pain though)
* let me know if any dll's or other files are no longer being used by anything
I'm basically just wanting to tidy up my system