Question about Iolo Technologies System Mechanic: Windows

1 Answer

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?

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Iolo system mechanic system shield real time protection will not start becouse some services failed to start.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 827 Answers

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

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have directx 10 but still can not fix the Runtime Error 429. What should i do?


Error 429 issue is caused by corrupted Windows registry.
The first tips to fix runtime error 429 is to run security scan on your computer.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_spybot_search_destroy/
Repair your system's registry with http://download.cnet.com/RegScrubXP/3000-2094_4-10820427.html
Also you can try to go to the Microsoft Windows Script update page to fix runtime error 429. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=47809025-D896-482E-A0D6-524E7E844D81
If possible download XP SP3 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/help/learn-how-to-install-windows-xp-service-pack-3-sp3
Hope my solution will help you...
Have a Nice Day

Oct 13, 2010 | Individual ResumeMaker Career Edition for...

Tip

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.
version of the Microsoft SQL Server version 4.21a. The 323 error appears in the Systems Management Server event log. It is logged because of a discrepancy in the settings for the two programs. The required time and date format for the Systems Management Server is different from the format used in the SQL Server. It may happen when the
French version of the SQL Server is installed on a U.S. version of Windows NT wherein French is the default language used for the SQL Server "

Do the steps to fix this problem:-
***************************************************************************
For windows XP :- ( If you have service pack 3 installed on your system )
***************************************************************************
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.
*****************************************
If the uninstallation of service pack 3 is unsucccessfull
*****************************************
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.
***************************************
If the uninstallation of service pack 3 is succcessfull
***************************************
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 )
After installing the windows installer try again to install the software. If it works perfect. Else
Try this :-
Now re-install the Service pack 3 again. using the below link:-
[ http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5B33B5A8-5E76-401F-BE08-1E1555D4F3D4&displaylang=en ]
This may take a long time. But after installing the service Pack 3 again.
Install the software again. If it works perfect else
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.
If this does not work either call system mechanic people using the number 323-257-8888
*********************
For windows vista :-
*********************
Try to do windows Update and then try to install. If does not work then try to create a new user account and then
try. As some times the user account is also corrupted.
If this does not work either call system mechanic people using the number 323-257-8888
*********************
For windows 7 :-
*********************
Do windows update and then try installing the software if does not work then try
calling the system mechanic people using the number 323-257-8888
Note :-
( 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. )

on Jun 24, 2010 | Computers & Internet

Tip

Error messages when you try to install Windows XP Service Pack 3


When you try to install Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), you may receive the following error message:
An internal error occurred
After you click OK in the error message, you receive the following error message:
Service Pack 3 installation did not complete
Additionally, you may see the following errors that are logged in the C :\Windows\Svcpack.log file: 165.672: An internal error occurred.
165.672: Service Pack 3 installation did not complete.
165.672: Update.exe extended error code = 0x1ffe054f
165.672: Update.exe return code was masked to 0x643 for MSI custom action compliance

Note Throughout this article, the C :\Windows folder represents the folder where Windows XP is typically installed.
CAUSE
The errors that are mentioned in the "Symptoms" section can occur because of files that are not trusted or because of corrupted registry keys. You can verify the cause by searching for related entries in the Svcpack.log file. Specific entries will identify specific causes of the issue, as noted in the following "Cause" sections.
Cause 1
Determine whether the following entries are logged in the Svcpack.log file: 142.391: CheckVLKForBlock: LIC.dll not trust verified
142.578: Trying CheckVLKForBlock again
142.594: CheckVLKForBlock: LIC.dll not trust verified
142.594: Error: CheckVLKForBlock failed

These entries indicate that the cause of the issue is the Licdll.dll file. The Licdll.dll file may have been altered, is corrupted, or is not trusted. The Licdll.dll file is located in the following folder:
C :\Windows\System32\
Cause 2
Determine whether the following entries are logged in the Svcpack.log file: 211.890: IsSPBetaKey:pLA->lpVtbl->GetProductID Failed: 0x80004005
213.125: Trying CheckVLKForBlock again
214.468: Error: CheckVLKForBlock failed

These entries indicate that incorrect product ID information in the registry is causing the issue.
Cause 3
Determine whether the following entries are logged in the Svcpack.log file: 299.031: Trying CheckVLKForBlock again
299.531: Error: CheckVLKForBlock failed

These entries indicate that corrupted or altered registry keys in preinstalled programs are causing the issue. Note One program that is known to cause this issue is Micrografx - Picture Publisher Professional 10. To work around this issue, see the "Workaround for Cause 3" section.
RESOLUTION
To resolve or to work around these causes, use the resolution or the workaround that corresponds to the cause.
Resolution for Cause 1
To resolve this issue, you must replace the current copy of the Licdll.dll file by using a copy from the original Windows XP media. To do this, follow these steps: 1. Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD drive.
2. Click Exit on the Setup Wizard as soon as it starts.
3. Click Start , and then click Run .
4. Copy and then paste (or type) the following command in the Open box, and then press ENTER:
explorer
5. Click My Computer .
6. Note the drive letter that contains the Windows XP CD.
7. Click Start , and then click Run .
8. Copy and then paste (or type) the following command in the Open box, and then press ENTER:
cmd
9. Type or copy and paste the following text into the Command Prompt window, and then press ENTER:
Expand CD_Drive_Letter :\i386\licdll.dl_ C :\Windows\system32\Licdll.dll
Note In the command in step 9, replace CD_Drive_Letter by using the actual drive letter for the drive that you noted in step 6.
10. To install Windows XP SP3, visit the following Microsoft Windows Update Web site:
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com Resolution for Cause 2
To resolve this issue, you must replace the incorrect product ID registry entry with the correct product ID. To do this, follow the steps in the "Locate and note the product ID" and "Identify and change the product ID registry entry" sections.
Locate and note the product ID
1. Click Start , and then click Run .
2. Copy and then paste (or type) the following command in the Open box, and then press ENTER:
sysdm.cpl
3. On the General tab locate the product ID. The product ID is the 20 digit number that is located under the Registered to section.
4. Note the product ID for use in the "Identify and change the product ID registry entry" section. Identify and change the product ID registry entry
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
1. Click Start , and then click Run .
2. Copy and then paste (or type) the following command in the Open box, and then press ENTER:
regedit
3. Locate and then click the registry subkey that resembles the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA\Key- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Note The series of Xs represent a placeholder for a string of 21 characters.
4. There may be several subkeys that resemble the format in step 3. To determine the correct subkey, follow these steps: a. Click each subkey in the navigation pane.
b. In the details pane, compare the value of the string for the ProductID registry entry under the Data column to the number that you noted in step 4 in the "Locate and note the product ID" section.
c. The registry subkey whose ProductID registry entry value matches the number that you noted in the "Locate the product ID" section is the registry subkey that you want.

5. In the navigation pane, right-click the registry subkey that you identified in step 4c, and then click Export .
6. Save the registry subkey to the Desktop as temp.reg .
7. Right-click the temp.reg file on the Desktop, and then click Open With .
8. Click Notepad , and then click OK .
9. In the open temp.reg file, locate the following text:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA\Key- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX ]
10. Replace the text that is mentioned in step 9 by using the following text:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion]
11. Click File , click Save , and then exit Notepad.
12. Double-click the temp.reg file, click Yes in the dialog box when you are prompted to add the information to the registry, and then click OK .
13. To install Windows XP SP3, visit the following Microsoft Windows Update Web site:
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com Resolution for Cause 3
To resolve this issue, you must delete the InprocServer32 registry subkey. To do this, follow these steps: 1. Click Start , and then click Run .
2. Copy and then paste (or type) the following command in the Open box, and then press ENTER:
regedit
3. Locate and then click the registry subkey that resembles the following registry subkey:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00020420-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\InprocServer32
4. Click InprocServer32 . A string value with the name InprocServer32 is displayed in the details pane. Click this value.
5. On the Edit menu, click Delete , and then click Yes .
6. Exit Registry Editor.
7. To install Windows XP SP3, visit the following Microsoft Windows Update Web site:
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com

on May 03, 2010 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Keep getting stack overload. line 0


Your browser is corrupted, reinstall it.

Jul 11, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1720 PC Notebook

3 Answers

Security Certificate Error: Not Trusted


It's because your system doesn't have the right time and date. Make sure that you have the right time zone and the automatic daylight change option activated as well, also check if your computer is on sync with an internet server, to do that just double click on the clock and a window will pop there you can do all those changes.

Feb 18, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service...

1 Answer

Have windows xp firewall corruption,


Access "Add/Remove Programs", and uninstall Service Pack 3.

Dec 11, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

1 Answer

Iolo system Mechanic 8 causes registry problems


yes. tune up utilities 2009.
download the trial version from

http://www.tune-up.com/products/tuneup-utilities/

then enter the information below to make it full version



Name: Ferrum
Organisation: vistasoft
Serial: AQKA2P-HY7FQF-8M0930-DW4H4V-1EJPRC-16CHPN

let me know the outcome.
enjoy


Dec 27, 2008 | Iolo Technologies System Mechanic: Windows

2 Answers

Svchost error with zyxel p 600 series


your operating system is corrupted..........

Dec 05, 2008 | Zyxel Prestige 841 (91-004-226010) Modem

Not finding what you are looking for?
Iolo Technologies System Mechanic: Windows Logo

1,132 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Iolo Technologies Computers & Internet Experts

Jax Planet
Jax Planet

Level 2 Expert

921 Answers

Clive Gray

Level 3 Expert

1479 Answers

ray gallant

Level 3 Expert

40538 Answers

Are you an Iolo Technologies Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...