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Safest registry defragmentation and compactifying software?

I had an experience of corrupting registry (on my XP professional system) while compactifying registry by using Winrescue XP. For some reason the program failed while compactifying the registry and blue screen occurred. When I restarted the computer, booting was impossible because of registry corruption. I am wondering which program has safeguard against such failure, thereby safely defragmenting and compactifying registry?

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That was a big issue in the DOS Windows.

I've yet to see any payoff to such in XP.

Can you find a web site that shows some benchmark (that's the payoff) on this?

Bob

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Re: That was a big issue in the DOS Windows.

Are you implying that registry defragmentation and compactification do not have any positive impact on performance of XP?

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Not implying it. Asking for some article with benchmarks.

I've yet to see any benefits yet continue to see people with damaged systems from "registry cleaning".

If this was paying off, you would think you'd see articles out there.

Bob

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