How to Check and Fix Corrupt Registry in Windows

By: Adrian Namara

File corruption is perhaps one of the most widespread registry problem encountered in a Windows operating system. This article will show you simple methods to check if you have a problem with file corruption in your registry.

Aside from file corruption, the Windows registry can have other types of problems. These problems can result in several symptoms. For example, your computer will begin to run slowly. Start-ups and shut downs also become very slow. Your computer may also suffer from stalls, crashes and applications freezes. These are the symptoms that the registry has been muddled by too many useless entries.

Usually you will receive an error message when there is invalid file or entry in the registry. The error message may occur while the computer is performing a task or trying to access an application software. You may be seeing error message saying that you cannot proceed because a certain file is corrupted or missing.

The worst case scenario is when your Windows operating system fails to boot. File corruption can be caused by a virus that has corrupted the registry entries. It can also be caused by a defective or broken hardware. Another possible cause could be incorrect program installation or a bad software.

Solutions For Repairing or Fixing Corrupt Registry

Before you try to repair the registry, you should do a hardware scan first. If the scan detect a hardware problem, All you need is just to replace the defective hardware.

The problem becomes more complicated in the event that Windows refuses to boot, you will have to boot from your recovery CD and attempt to fix the problem. Your computer manual may offer you the procedure for this. If the system cannot be recovered, you will have no choice but to reinstall the entire operating system.

Top Windows Registry Repair Program

Fortunately, there are some great Windows registry repair programs available. These programs can help you solve complicated registry problems including file corruption and prevent the loss of system. Good registry repair program can detect file corruption in a matter of minutes. Once the problems are identified, the program can automatically repair or fix the problems.

However, not all registry repair programs are the same. Make sure that the software can provide you with comprehensive features especially if you have no technical knowledge what is going on with the registry. The ideal registry repair program should be able to back up your registry quickly, scan for problems, clean up invalid entries and repair damaged files. Some programs even give you the option to defragment and scan for viruses.

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