Solved Recommend me a good registry cleaner?

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March 11, 2014 at 18:16:39
Specs: Vista Ultimate, SP2, 3.0Ghz/2Ghz
Can someone recommend a good registry cleaner? I found RegZooka on the web and it said to stay away from RegUtility and RegCure. I also saw some not so great remarks about Advanced Fix. Has anyone used a good registry cleaner that you can recommend? Thanks.

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March 13, 2014 at 06:57:17
It seems that a lot of people are unaware of all the things CCleaner is capable of doing. Rather than running MSCONFIG, just fire up CCleaner, click on Tools > Startup then either disable or delete anything you don't want loading. Check all the entries for all the tabs (Windows, Internet Explorer, Scheduled Tasks, etc) & disable/delete as necessary. You can also use it to uninstall programs, scan/clean the registry, run System Restore, manage cookies, etc. Take the time to look thru all the settings.

EDIT: I see you asked about this several months ago:

http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

I don't know why anyone would still be using dialup in this day & age, but I have a question. If you were to uninstall the USR software/drivers & then reboot, will XP load compatible drivers? If so, why not just use them? Also, I just downloaded the driver zip file from the USR site & had a look. The file you appear to be having a problem with is an executable (probedis.exe) not a DLL. How are you installing the drivers? What would happen if you just right clicked on 1807DF32.inf & clicked install?

http://support.usr.com/support/prod...

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March 11, 2014 at 18:25:29
CCleaner is a very good cleaner, but I find most people do not research all the choices. I prefer the Wise tools in default settings. A backup option is available.

Use in this order.

Run Wise Disk Cleaner ( Run the 1st three tabs, left to right. I use default settings, leave boxes that are unchecked, unchecked ) Reboot when finished.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.wisecleaner.com/download...
http://i.imgur.com/Jecnfvb.gif
http://i.imgur.com/0xHwdom.gif
http://i.imgur.com/JZLYOLf.gif
http://i.imgur.com/4kfaeGW.gif

Run Wise Registry Cleaner ( Only use Registry Cleaner & with default settings. Don't use System Tuneup, that is for Experts, you really have to know what you are doing ) Reboot when finished.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.wisecleaner.com/wiseregi...
http://i.imgur.com/Qy7HWcA.gif

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March 11, 2014 at 18:29:40

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March 12, 2014 at 11:54:29
Just to say that all registry cleaners are capable of getting things wrong so best not to use blanket cleaning without checking what they are removing. For example I had to stop CCleaner recently from removing entries in a prepared area despite it being one of the safest cleaners. They normally remove unused (ignored) entries, which make little difference to performance.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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March 12, 2014 at 20:58:27
Thanks! I've used CCleaner before. I'm asking about registry cleaners because I suspect a friend of mine has registry problems. The computer wont shut down the first time and I think probedis.dll is causing this. Probedis.dll is used by Robotics modems. I intend to take probedis.dll out of startup with msconfig, update the V92 protocol and modem driver, then clean the registry. Does this sound like a good attack plan? Or is cleaning the registry not necessary?

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March 12, 2014 at 22:25:34
"Does this sound like a good attack plan?"
Impossible for us to know what will work, as with any problems, the basics are to have all the important stuff backed up.

Once backed up, it's a process of elimination, start with your plan.

Make sure you note the EXACT error messages if they occur.


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March 13, 2014 at 06:57:17
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It seems that a lot of people are unaware of all the things CCleaner is capable of doing. Rather than running MSCONFIG, just fire up CCleaner, click on Tools > Startup then either disable or delete anything you don't want loading. Check all the entries for all the tabs (Windows, Internet Explorer, Scheduled Tasks, etc) & disable/delete as necessary. You can also use it to uninstall programs, scan/clean the registry, run System Restore, manage cookies, etc. Take the time to look thru all the settings.

EDIT: I see you asked about this several months ago:

http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

I don't know why anyone would still be using dialup in this day & age, but I have a question. If you were to uninstall the USR software/drivers & then reboot, will XP load compatible drivers? If so, why not just use them? Also, I just downloaded the driver zip file from the USR site & had a look. The file you appear to be having a problem with is an executable (probedis.exe) not a DLL. How are you installing the drivers? What would happen if you just right clicked on 1807DF32.inf & clicked install?

http://support.usr.com/support/prod...

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March 14, 2014 at 13:27:01
Everyone, Thanks for your responses! I will try your suggestions and get back to you.

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