Sunday, September 21, 2008

Do Not Play in the Registry

Most computer operating systems of today are making computing idiot-proof. It is a good thing, too. You can do all kinds of damage to your registry if you decide to fix it yourself.

Once I had a virus. I only had the trial version of the software, so it would not fix the registry. No problem, I will just write down all those registry entries and hope I do not delete something I really need. About one-third of the way through my list, I was feeling pretty brave.

That all changed at the blink of an eye. All of a sudden, I error messages about .dlls, illegal errors and some hanky panky with memory allocation. Luckily I worked at a State agency and there was a handy place called tech support.

I went through the tech support door, carrying my sacrificial CPU, sans cords and cables. Of course, it would be Bill at the desk. He terrified all the new people, including me.

Before he could go through his whole spiel about mistreatment of computers, I stopped him. "Bill, I have written down every thing I did so you should be able to backtrack it, right?" He actually smiled at me and patted my back.

Go buy uniblue registry booster. I guarantee you will need it one or two times. But, boy, when you need it you do not time to go looking. Right now, the scan is free, the product is $39.95 with a $10 rebate, making the final cost $29.95.

5 comments:

Michael Stubblefield said...

Better yet, go buy a mac, no registry :)

Designing Hilary said...

Well, I can't afford a Mac, but I can afford Uniblue. Not only to I use their Registry Booster, but also their spyware and SpeedUpMyPC products. Great products, good company.

Cathy Banks said...

I think last time I did that I was 13 and had to spend a day on the phone with a tech support guy trying to recreate what I just deleted.

Nicole Weeverink said...

I only had the trial version of the software, so it would not fix the registry. No problem, I will just write down all those registry entries and hope I do not delete something I really need. About one-third of the way through my list, I was feeling pretty brave.That all changed at the blink of an eye. All of a sudden, I error messages about .dlls, illegal errors and some hanky panky with memory allocation. Luckily I worked at a State agency and there was a handy place called tech support.

Irvin Ryan said...

I really don't know, I tried Uniblue registry booster and it ruined my registry when i tried to optimize everything it found, after that i had to do a system restore.Uniblue "SPeed up my PC" is great though.

bottom line, never mess with the registry.. hehe

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