One simple advice: don't clean the registry in Windows XP, unless it's the only way to solve problems that are otherwise unsolvable.
There is no clear definition of 'registry error'. So every program has its own rules, which explains differences between them. If the rules are reasonable or not can only be judged by inspecting what they remove, not by simply counting how much they remove.
And you don't write anything about that.
My definition for the moment: a registry error is something in the registry causing errors running Windows or an application. And that can only be judged when you run such, not by having a look at the registry alone. This might not be fully true, but it's good enough for the purpose.
Hi there i can't seem to get into the review sections for products that I've
tried , so i am writing this in the hope that it can be passed on to the
Tonight i have tried out 4 different registry fixers and i have been left
quite bemused by it all.
Firstly i ran my Norton system works disc and it found 4 errors in my
registry, i then tried out, registry doctor, only to be told i have over 180
errors in my registry but would have to purchase the product to have them
fixed, i then tried out registryfix v3 , which told me i had about 174
errors in my registry, but it stopped halfway thru the scan, so the true
number of errors from their scan is unknown, however they did allow me to
fix up to 6 errors i think, then i tried windows registry repair pro, which
found 154 errors with its scan, and allowed 30 to be fixed at a time, so i
found that if i reloaded it immediately after fixing the previous errors it
would fix another amount 3 at a time so i did this until it scans showed my
registry was error free, i then ran free registry fix, which after its scan
showed my registry having 174 errors, this is after running the previous 4
including norton windoc, how can this be, as the scan directly prior to this
said they were all fixed, so anyway i moved along and it allowed 50 to be
fixed, so i did that then uninstalled it and ran it again, it should have
told me i had 124 errors, but to my amazement, i had 138 so i used the 50
free fixes again, then did it all over again, only the next time it only
allowed me to fix for free 10 so i did that, then i did it again.and it only
allowed me to fix 10 again...are you adding this up?120 so far from the
original 124..but it still told me i had 18 more, until finally after 3 more
scans it came down to 2 errors remaining and urged me to buy the
product..they must be joking, it said it would fix 1 only, for free so i did
that, then ran it again , this time it said i had 3 errors and would remove
1 of them, i did this for another 4 scans before i gave up, it continually
showed that i had 3 errors even after it said it would fix one of them, i
hope your seeing my point, which is, are these scans for real? and as i
haven't noticed any marked improvement in my system i can only assume that
all of these programs are bogus to some extent, and i apologise for
insulting your sponsors but lets face it,how can one product tell me i have
no errors then another says i have 174? then fixes 172 of them without my
system running any better, its either like this:the one that said i was
error free is crap, or the one that said i had 174 errors fabricated the
results to make its product look good..or both, i buy products from your
site on your recommendations many times over the years but this is one
product i am so unsure about and suspicious i feel further investigating
needs to be done.
thanks for your time.