When your computer starts running slow and you start getting various errors on system shutdown, the first thing to do is to check your computer for registry errors. The Windows registry is a complicated database that stores every possible setting for your computer. As time goes by, some registry entries become corrupted, empty or obsolete. If only a few registry entries get corrupted, your system will not be affected. However, if there are hundreds or even thousands of registry errors, your Windows performance will start degrading.
There are quite a few registry repair tools that can help you repair registry errors. Some tools, like RegAce, have better functionality and include the tools to fully optimize your computer. Others (mostly free registry cleaners) only fix a handful of registry errors. Naturally, it’s best to use an advanced registry cleaner and system optimizer. But even if you use a more basic program, following these tips will ensure the best possible registry repair results:
- Uninstall software you never use – if you have any programs that you never use, uninstall them before running registry repair. Having too many programs installed only consumes disk space and thus makes your computer slow. When you uninstall programs, they can leave empty registry keys behind. These registry errors will be repaired when you run your registry repair software.
- Delete temporary files – temporary files are created every day by pretty much all the software that you use. Temporary files accumulate over time, clutter your system, and create unnecessary errors.
- Configure system startup – a lot of programs configure themselves to run automatically on Windows startup. They write their settings into the Windows registry, thus cluttering it and making your PC boot longer. Disable unnecessary startup entries before cleaning up the registry, so that all corrupted and missing references get repaired by your registry cleaner.
- Create a system restore point – before you run registry repair software, create a system restore point. Having a system backup will guarantee that you will not lose any files in case registry repair goes wrong.
These simple tips will help you ensure that repairing registry errors on your computer is flawless and 100% effective.