The registry of your computer is an extensive data base that stores information about your software, drivers, operating processes and personal settings. With its thousands of entries, it can be bloated with old irrelevant files or corrupted, causing your computer to start slowly and run sluggishly. You may experience programs crashing, strange error messages or even a total system collapse.
It is possible to speed up performance and have programs run more smoothly by installing a reputable registry cleaner, and running it on a scheduled basis. Easy to install and use, these programs work by scanning first your start up files. Start up files often have extra and unnecessary entries, booting up programs to run in the background that are not necessary. They consume power, causing slow loading and operation.
Registry cleaners also identify and isolate or disable files that they identify as harmful, invalid or fragmented. Other problem entries like invalid or unused drivers, spyware and corrupted or missing files are identified. Both the software and hardware operating files are examined for errors. A back up file of the existing registry is made before any action is taken.
If you are choosing to do some registry cleaning, always use a program that has the ability to will back up all the registry files. If for some reason, you find a performance problem in a program after doing a cleaning, it is then possible to reinstall the needed files that were removed or disabled. This makes the operation risk free.
Most registry cleaners allow you to download a free trial that will scan and locate registry errors for you. With studying the results, you may be able to decide if your computer problems can be solved by running a cleaning operation. Remember, the free trial will locate errors and problems, but purchasing the full program in needed to actually clean the registry and remove errors.
In choosing a program to clean up your file and restore the optimal operation of your computer, make sure to find one that is optimized for your particular operating system. Almost all registry cleaners will work with the Windows systems from Windows 98 up to Vista. However, if you have installed a 64 bit version, rather than the more usual 32 bit, then make sure you buy one that is designed for that.