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System Mechanic causes Registry problems

After installing System Mechanic 8.5.2, SM corrupted my Registry (XP Home, Service Pack 3) and caused software loading problems. SafteyNet failed to undo the changes and so I had to reload XP. I emailed Iolo who referred me to an article on how to exclude items in the Registry, but I found this impossible to understand. I reloaded XP, reinstalled SM and the same thing happened.

Is there some Registry-maintenance software out there that does not itself screw up the Registry?

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Hi,

I use nCleaner and have had absolutely no problems for over a year now. I find System Mechanic has too large a 'footprint' and, like you said, is pretty incomprehensible to use out of the box.
The only thing that took me unaware with nCleaner was that it cleaned out My Received Files by default, so all the photos I had been mailed through Messenger were deleted, so make sure you copy them into another folder first :)
I have never had any software problems after using it though, and I install and uninstall programs pretty regularly!
So it comes highly recommended. It's a bit like CCleaner (if you have heard of that) but with more functions like Registry Clean.
I would reinstall XP first though as SM seems to have messed up, and you want a clean start. Also remember to reinstall all the XP drivers for your motherboard too.

Hope this helps

Chris (ziraffa)

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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System mechanic or professional failure code 323-a


This error comes usually on system with Service pack 3.
The reason why this message comes on the system is the service pack 3 is either currpted or not installed properly.

" The 323 error can occur when using the Standard Edition release of the 1.0 version of the Microsoft Systems Management Server program. It happens when the Systems Management Server is used with the non-U.S.
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Do the steps to fix this problem:-
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For windows XP :- ( If you have service pack 3 installed on your system )
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1:- Remove the Service pack 3 from your computer :-
Click on start-->go to Computer--> Go to C drive ( Primary Drive )--> Go to windows -->
If you find some hiddens files find out $NtServicePackUninstall$ folder. If you do not find it Stop here.
If you do find it Do this:-
open $NtServicePackUninstall$ ---> open spuninst ---> double click on spuninst.exe
( Exact Path :- C:WINDOWS$NtServicePackUninstall$spuninstspuninst.exe )
Now follow the instructions and uninstall the service Pack 3. During the uninstallation of Service Pack 3
It might would prompt you that some files or services will be affected after uninstalling the Service Pack 3
Do you want to continue. So at this point DO click on yes and continue with the uninstallation.
If the uninstallation is succcessfull. Restart the computer and then try to install the system mechanic professional
or system mechanic again.
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If the uninstallation of service pack 3 is unsucccessfull
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Try this:-
Do a system restore and then try to uninstall the service pack 3 using the above steps.
If even then you are unsuccessfull then do this:-
Save your imporant files and documents on an external hard drive and Format the hard drive completely.
Now try and install the system mechanic professional or system mechanic. you will successsfully install it
for sure.
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If the uninstallation of service pack 3 is succcessfull
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Do this:-
Try to install the software now. If it works perfect. Else do this :-
install the windows installer 4.5 using the link below.
[ http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5a58b56f-60b6-4412-95b9-54d056d6f9f4&displaylang=en ]
downlaod the executable file given below on this page:- ( WindowsXP-KB942288-v3-x86.exe )
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Now try and install the system mechanic professional or system mechanic. you will successsfully install it
for sure.
If this does not work either call system mechanic people using the number 323-257-8888
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For windows vista :-
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Try to do windows Update and then try to install. If does not work then try to create a new user account and then
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For windows 7 :-
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Do windows update and then try installing the software if does not work then try
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( For windows 7 and vista we still are doing a research once we are done we will put that online.
In the mean while follow the instruction given above. )

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First thing first I'd check if my machine meets the requirements. [To run SM Pro your computer must meet the following requirements: run Windows 7, Vista, or XP/CD or DVD drive (for CD-based installations)/ 120 MB free hard drive space/at least 256 MB RAM/Internet Explorer 6 (Service Pack 2) or later/Internet connection (required for license activation)]
If all are OK than you can move on and download and install the software.
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Good luck!
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This is gonna be Lengthy process.

First
Uninstall System Mechanic Professional
Open the Control Panel by clicking:
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Locate and select the entry entitled iolo technologies System Mechanic Professional
Click the entry’s corresponding Change/Remove button.
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Remove the System Mechanic Professional registry entries
WARNING: Using the Windows Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems and may result in an inoperable operating system. Use Registry Editor at your own risk and discretion.
Click the Windows Start button.
Select Run.
Type regedit in the Open field.
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Expand the iolo folder.
Navigate to the System Mechanic Professional folder.
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Click Yes to confirm the deletion.
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Close the Registry Editor.
Click Start>My Computer and then navigate to your Local Disk (usually the C: drive) then Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic Professional.
Right-click on the System Mechanic Professional folder and select Delete.
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Close all open windows and restart the computer

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Reboot the PC after everything is over.

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