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When do you use registry cleaner to repair registry problems?

The computer is undoubtedly the best invention in the past decade. It has evolved from huge slow processing mainframes to small multi-processor tablets. These devices are certainly a joy to have as they make our lives easier. There are times, though, that unexpected problems arise. Although there are tons of possible problems out there, it helps to scan our computer and repair registry issues regularly.

The registry is a database containing the configuration settings of every software and hardware on the computer. Windows-based systems are dependent on this database because it saves a lot of processing time. Organizing the information our application needs speeds up boot-up because the program knows where to look for its entry.

You can think of the registry as a library card catalog. Every application checks the catalog for its installation directory, video and audio options, drive details and many more. This is necessary so that the program knows where it can get its resources and how much resources it needs.

A registry cleaner is able to repair registry problems by searching for duplicate or useless entries. The entries that are usually removed include missing shared DLLs, type libraries, help files, application paths, obsolete software and many more. These things clutter our registry and serve no purpose staying there.

Many situations will arise that calls for a user to repair registry problems. A good time to run a registry cleaner is when you have installed a lot of hardware on a computer. Hardware usually stores information regarding physical interfaces on the registry. If the firmware of the device is not properly programmed or errors were encountered during installation, there is a chance that the entries become corrupt or store incorrect data. This would be a good time to run a cleaner.

A registry cleaner is also needed when you uninstall, reinstall or update programs repeatedly. Uninstalling a program is typically as easy as running the uninstaller. However, flawed programming usually gives us problems. There are times when the installation folder is not deleted. This may be due to save or log files remaining. The folder can be deleted at your own time. The hard part is when the registry entry for that program is not deleted. Having those useless entries remain would cost programs valuable of milliseconds in skipping that entry. That is why registry cleaners have an option to clean obsolete software entries.

The same is also true when you reinstall or update a program. Entries are overwritten and replaced with new ones if there are new configurations. Sometimes the old ones are overlooked though which calls for another cleanup.

As mentioned earlier, an extra entry would cause a program to waste milliseconds to read another. When there are a lot of useless entries, computers might sometimes experience latency or lag. This delay is also aggravated by invalid startup entries. These entries are usually obtained from dubious programs. This is another situation that warrants running a cleaner. Cleaners usually have an option to remove Run at Start entries.

To repair registry errors, you can use Max Utilities.

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