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Your better off reinstalling windows.

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How to use Ccleaner to keep your Computer in good condition


Hi Everyone

I want to explain to you how you use Ccleaner to keep your Computer in good condition.

What is CCleaner ?? Ccleaner is a program that remove the junk files (unnecessary files) from your computer and clean up the registry in a very safe mode.

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You can choose what junk files you want to remove, it is categorized so it is easy to find out ex. if you need the cookies of your Internet Browser you can simply uncheck this feature.
Junk files are coming when you are using the computer, so many programs write temporary files to the computer and after they do not need them any more, but they need it only just at the moment they are being used. Time after time when you use the computer, programs writing new temporary files and the computer starting getting full of this temporary files, that means the computer are getting slower and slower and some times the programs comes up with strange errors not even the support Team can help you with. It is safe to remove the junk files when you are use a recommended program as Ccleaner (I will say it is the best on cleaner).
If you never have removed the junk files on your computer and you use Ccleaner, you will note the difference right after, the computer will run better/faster/more stable.

In Ccleaner there 2 things that are wery inportant to do and are completely safe to do:
1: Junk files cleaner
2: Registry cleaner

About Registry cleaner :

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Registry cleaner are categorized too, you can see on the picture above how it search in different sections on the registry (Missing Shared DLLs, Unused File Extensions, ActiveX and Class Issues.... etc. You can choose to only take one category at the time or you can select as many you like.Once you have selected the category's(errors/junk) you want to search for, you press on the button down on the screen Called Scan for Issues. After you have done that, Ccleaner start searching in your registry for the checked issues. When it have done that, you can choose to repair the problems, just selecting the Fix the selected Issues. You have the possibility to choose what files you want to delete first. After this you can make a backup of the files before you delete them, in case of any errors you can always restore the files.


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This is the first registry cleaner I did start with, I still use it once a week and others registry cleaner (more deep search) I do use once a month.
I can fully recommend Ccleaner as registry cleaner, and I did never had problem with it. It is a light registry cleaner and you can safely use it.

Registry's errors are coming when you are upgrading/updating/uninstall and more in the category of software. Many programs are not so good to clean after them self when they uninstall their product, therefore there are a lot of missing registry items and this are making the computer unstable and slow and more. Using reliable registry cleaners can make your computer running as new again :O)

You can find CCleaner here:
http://www.ccleaner.com/

If you want a portable version you can use on your USB storage you can download one of these versions :
http://www.ccleaner.com/download/builds

CCLEANER IS FREE.

One last note : I have been reading in the internet that CCleaner junk cleaner has cleaned Microsoft Office 2003 to good, so they was needed to reinstall the Microsoft Office 2003 again, But my experience is my friend did use it on a destroyed Microsoft Office 2003 and it is running again now without problems, so I let it up to you, if you want to use the feature to clean Office 2003(junk files), you can simply check/uncheck the possibilty. This is only on the junk files and not on the registry files there maybe is a problem, hmm

Have a nice computing.

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How can you backup and restore the Registry?


Maintaining the Registry

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Microsoft included a utility on the Windows 95 CD-ROM that lets you create backups of the Registry on your computer. The Microsoft Configuration Backup program, CFGBACK.EXE, can be found in the \Other\Misc\Cfgback directory on the Windows 95 CD-ROM. This utility lets you create up to nine different backup copies of the Registry, which it stores, with the extension RBK, in your \Windows directory. If your system is set up for multiple users, CFGBACK.EXE won't back up the USER.DAT file.

After you have backed up your Registry, you can copy the RBK file onto a floppy disk for safekeeping. However, to restore from a backup, the RBK file must reside in the \Windows directory. Windows 95 stores the backups in compressed form, which you can then restore only by using the CFGBACK.EXE utility.

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What to do if you get a Corrupted Registry
Windows 95, 98 and NT all have a simple registry backup mechanism that is quite reliable, although you should never simply rely on it, remember to always make a backup first!

Windows 95
In the Windows directory there are several hidden files, four of these will be SYSTEM.DAT & USER.DAT, your current registry, and SYSTEM.DA0 & USER.DA0, a backup of your registry. Windows 9x has a nice reature in that every time it appears to start successfully it will copy the registry over these backup files, so just in case something goes wrong can can restore it to a known good state. To restore the registry follow these instruction:
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* Click the Start button, and then click Shut Down.

* Click Restart The Computer In MS-DOS Mode, then click Yes.

* Change to your Windows directory. For example, if your Windows directory is c:\windows, you would type the following:

cd c:\windows

* Type the following commands, pressing ENTER after each one. (Note that SYSTEM.DA0 and USER.DA0 contain the number zero.)

attrib -h -r -s system.dat
attrib -h -r -s system.da0
copy system.da0 system.dat
attrib -h -r -s user.dat
attrib -h -r -s user.da0
copy user.da0 user.dat

* Restart your computer.

Following this procedure will restore your registry to its state when you last successfully started your computer.

If all else fails, there is a file on your hard disk named SYSTEM.1ST that was created when Windows 95 was first successfully installed. If necessary you could also change the file attributes of this file from read-only and hidden to archive to copy the file to C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.DAT.

Windows NT
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Corrupted System Files

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1. Insert the Microsoft Windows Installation CD ROM.
2. Click Start ' Run.
3. Type SFC/ ScanNow and press ENTER.
4. Follow the instructions on your screen.

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System registry corruption leads to runtime errors and your computer slows.Windows Registry is very complex and not easy to repair manually. Hence, athird-party Registry Cleaner and PC Optimizer software is recommended.

1. Download a Registry Cleaner and PC Optimizer software such as Reginout.
2. Click Registry Cleaner tab.
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5. As per the results, click Fix Now button to start repairing you registry.

Often good registry cleaners include built-in Backup & Restore centre thatlets you recover from an unforeseen situation by simply restoring the state ofyour registry.

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Your computer slows because of apreviously failed or incomplete installation. An incomplete or failedinstallation creates junk registry entries and thereby system crashing problem.

Repair the registry entries created by a failed setup and delete the files thatstill remain on your hard disk. Delete the contents of C:\Windows\Temp folder.

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Your computer freezes due to corruptedsystem files. System files corruption is one of the most responsible causes forcrashing the entire computer. Deleting or moving the system files may crashyour computer.

1. Insert the Microsoft Windows Installation CD ROM.
2. Click Start ' Run.
3. Type SFC/ ScanNow and press ENTER.
4. Follow the instructions on your screen.

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System registry corruption leads to runtime errors and your computer crashes.Windows Registry is very complex and not easy to repair manually. Hence, athird-party Registry Cleaner and PC Optimizer software is recommended.

1. Download a Registry Cleaner and PC Optimizer software such as Reginout.
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In such a case, remove the existing RAM and clean it using a soft cloth. Then,connect it again. The problem may not persist..

Incomplete Installations

Your computer freezes because of a previously failed or incompleteinstallation. An incomplete or failed installation creates junk registryentries and thereby system crashing problem.

Repair the registry entries created by a failed setup and delete the files thatstill remain on your hard disk. Delete the contents of C:\Windows\Temp folder.

Disk Space Allocated by Unnecessary Files

Your computer freezes if the operating system has no adequate free disk spaceto perform its operations. Temporary files, temporary internet files, logfiles, browser cache and other files may occupy a large amount of your diskspace and thus generating runtime errors that crashes your system.

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Every time you install and uninstall software on your computer and surfing online you create junk in the computer registry.over time, the registry can grow to enormous proportions, especially if the various programs you've installed do not do a good job of deleting and/or updating it's Registry entries.You need to scan and clean your computer with registry cleaner to make it fast.Good Registry Cleaner will improve your computer and Internet performance dramatically!
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