Error Repair Tool: Registry Cleaners and PC Repair Services

by Rod Dunne on December 5, 2011

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Before you pick an error repair tool is important to understand what the differences are between registry cleaners (or optimizers) and PC repair tools. In this post I’ll detail what these products generally fix the make sure you pick the right utility.

Registry cleaners/optimizers

The Windows registry file is a key system configuration document storing data relating to all applications and users of your computer. Problems can arise with this important file when applications change or updates are made. In particular key settings can go missing, be overwritten with faulty settings or be damaged by viruses.

Registry cleaners complete an error repair by scanning the registry for all types of faults the key configurations and trying to join them correctly. Some optimizer utilities also modify key settings so that they have the optimum values (e.g. for improving modem performance and Internet connectivity).

These error repair tools are unable to fix DLL issues, device driver problems or other OS program faults outside of the registry. The exception to this is if DLL location details have been corrupted in some of the registry key values.

Suitable for

  • Blue screen exceptions
  • Tuning Internet performance
  • Repairing faults caused by viruses

Suggested tool

  • Registry Easy: Utility tool that cleans, repairs and optimizes the registry file. Free registry scan available:

Offline/online PC repair products

PC repair products are intended to fix a greater number of issues rather than just focus on one area of the OS (i.e. just the registry file). Products such as XP Repair Pro can identify faults in the registry as well as operating system program files. They try to fix DLL issues, device driver problems, etc. by identifying those files that are out of date/buggy/missing and download the replacement files.

These fixes could potentially be done by getting application updates and using free error repair programs like the System File Checker (available in XP and Windows 2000) but the results are merely working around the issue rather than focusing in on what the key problematic files actually are.

Suitable for

  • Issues where the problem cannot be identified as belonging to the registry are OS
  • Resolving overall performance problems
  • fixing computer freezes, virus damage and out-of-state systems

Suggested tool

  • XP Repair Pro Registry & system optimization for Windows 7, Vista & XP.

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