PC Registry Cleaner caused major W7 problems

Acer Aspire as5536-5883 laptop computer...
March 31, 2010 at 08:23:08
Specs: Windows 7
Hi there

I have run PC Registry cleaner 4.02 (registry defrag) and this has led to a major problem as the notebook wasn't able to boot any longer.
I have reinstalled the OS and I still can't connect to the internet, it seems that either the wireless network adapter is not rcognised or the wireless network connection doesn't ave a valid IP configuration. I have tried all
troubleshooting with no luck. Any suggestions?

Cheers
Matt

Acer Aspire 5536-5224 AMD Athlon X2 DC
QL-64 2.1GH...
Windows 7 64-bit


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#1
March 31, 2010 at 09:12:16
1st, i am of the opinion that no-one running win7 should need a registry cleaner.
2nd you should have done a system restore.
3rd you will need to run the dvd with the drivers for your particular machine. or download them from the manufacturers website.

open control panel/device manager anything with a yellow exclamation mark will require drivers, if you can connect to the net via cable, you should be able to get the drivers from the manufacturers site, but you should have a disk with all the drivers on.

if its just a ip address issue, try rebooting the modem.
and then try to disconnect/reconnect to the wifi access point.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#2
March 31, 2010 at 12:01:03
Why, in the first place, did you ever want to try a registry cleaner ? Did you have problems that led you to think that you can get rid of them with a registry cleaner ?

A registry cleaner may create such a mess that it is never possible to use any sort of program on the computer, let alone system restore.
Regards

SuatCINI


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#3
November 22, 2010 at 21:24:58
Not another one!!! No one should use one of these on Windows 7. There are enough automatic systems in Windows 7 that should make that type of drastic cleaning unnecessary and there are enough manual things that can be cleaned out when needed to keep the rest under control. Maybe Microsoft should include and update that will prevent this type of program from working, or at least give you three warnings to cancel it before you proceed that it will likely damage your system.

Some of these 'free' computer cleaners will allow you to download for free, but when they tell you that you have all of these problems to fix but you will have to pay for the right to a full cleaning, they have every reason to 'find' something that is not really there. Even a legit cleaner cannot know all possibilities of what is right for your system, installed programs, installed updates (that may be out for only hours at this point), etc. to be able to say that a certain registry entry is incorrect/damaged/error/malware/left over/etc. with any certainty.

For ALL others reading this....Don't Do It!!!

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
If all else fails, read instructions.


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