Regclean problem



Frank
07-10-2005, 12:38 AM
Am trying to run Regclean 4.1a on XP. It seems to run OK when I click FIX
ERRORS, but the UNDO file, which is quite large, is allways the same, both
size and data, no matter how many times I run it. It just is NOT changing
the registry, even though it acts like it is changing it. Anyone know whats
going on????
Frank

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 12:38 AM
Regclean 4.1a is not approved for use with Windows XP.
You should not attempt to use it. You may wish to try
System Mechanic: http://www.iolo.com/sm/download.cfm

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"Frank" wrote:

| Am trying to run Regclean 4.1a on XP. It seems to run OK when I click FIX
| ERRORS, but the UNDO file, which is quite large, is allways the same, both
| size and data, no matter how many times I run it. It just is NOT changing
| the registry, even though it acts like it is changing it. Anyone know whats
| going on????
| Frank

Bruce Chambers
07-10-2005, 12:38 AM
Frank wrote:
> Am trying to run Regclean 4.1a on XP. It seems to run OK when I click FIX
> ERRORS, but the UNDO file, which is quite large, is allways the same, both
> size and data, no matter how many times I run it. It just is NOT changing
> the registry, even though it acts like it is changing it. Anyone know whats
> going on????
> Frank
>
>


You lucky that you haven't done irreparable damage to your registry,
and the computer still runs. RegClean is *NOT* designed to be
WinXP-compatible.

The registry contains all of the operating system's "knowledge" of
the computer's hardware devices, installed software, the location of the
device drivers, and the computer's configuration. A misstep in the
registry can have severe consequences. One should not even turning
loose a poorly understood automated "cleaner," unless he is fully
confident that he knows *exactly* what is going to happen as a result of
each and every change. Having seen the results of inexperienced people
using automated registry "cleaners," I can only advise all but the most
experienced computer technicians (and/or hobbyists) to avoid them all.
Experience has shown me that such tools simply are not safe in the hands
of the inexperienced user.

The only thing needed to safely clean your registry is knowledge
and Regedit.exe. If you lack the knowledge and experience to maintain
your registry by yourself, then you also lack the knowledge and
experience to safely configure and use any automated registry cleaner,
no matter how safe they claim to be.

Further, no one has ever demonstrated, to my satisfaction, that the
use of an automated registry cleaner, particularly by an untrained,
inexperienced computer user, does any real good. There's certainly been
no empirical evidence offered to demonstrate that the use of such
products to "clean" WinXP's registry improves a computer's performance
or stability.

What specific problem are you experiencing that you *know* beyond
all reasonable doubt will be fixed by using an automated registry
cleaner? If you do have a problem that is rooted in the registry, it
would be far better to simply edit (after backing up, of course) only
the specific key(s) and/or value(s) that are causing the problem. Why
use a shotgun when a scalpel will do the job? Additionally, the
manually changing of one or two registry entries is far less likely to
have the dire consequences of allowing an automated product to make
multiple changes simultaneously.

I always use Regedit.exe. I trust my own experience and judgment
far more than I would any automated registry cleaner. I strongly
encourage others to acquire the knowledge, as well.


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CS
07-10-2005, 12:38 AM
On Sat, 21 May 2005 10:46:21 -0400, "Frank" <fjmet@amisp.net> wrote:

>Am trying to run Regclean 4.1a on XP. It seems to run OK when I click FIX
>ERRORS, but the UNDO file, which is quite large, is allways the same, both
>size and data, no matter how many times I run it. It just is NOT changing
>the registry, even though it acts like it is changing it. Anyone know whats
>going on????
>Frank

That program is no longer supported or recommended by MS. That said,
I use it all the time and have no problems with it whatsoever. Are
you running it with admin permissions?

Edward W. Thompson
07-10-2005, 12:39 AM
"CS" <nomail@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:e5fv8197amusfbr5m0nnel3s677lnj6ad4@4ax.com...
> On Sat, 21 May 2005 10:46:21 -0400, "Frank" <fjmet@amisp.net> wrote:
>
>>Am trying to run Regclean 4.1a on XP. It seems to run OK when I click FIX
>>ERRORS, but the UNDO file, which is quite large, is allways the same, both
>>size and data, no matter how many times I run it. It just is NOT changing
>>the registry, even though it acts like it is changing it. Anyone know
>>whats
>>going on????
>>Frank
>
> That program is no longer supported or recommended by MS. That said,
> I use it all the time and have no problems with it whatsoever. Are
> you running it with admin permissions?

If you really need to use a Registry Cleaner why continue to use outdated
software that was not intended for WINXP when there is plenty of more
suitable software available?

Obviously your choice but it hardly makes sense. I suggest you ditch
RegClean and try RegSeeker (freeware and very efficient).


Regclean problem