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PJC
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      4th Feb 2009
I have a Dell about 6 years old with XP. It has grown slower and slower, and
despite my attempts to remedy, it's in tough shape. I've tried registry
mechanic, now trying PC Pitstop Optimizer, but it won't install. Downloaded
and ran WMIDiag and it notes many missing registry files....is there a way
the layman can get this machine working faster?
 
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Bruce Chambers
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      4th Feb 2009

PJC wrote:
> I have a Dell about 6 years old with XP. It has grown slower and slower, and
> despite my attempts to remedy, it's in tough shape. I've tried registry
> mechanic, now trying PC Pitstop Optimizer, but it won't install. Downloaded
> and ran WMIDiag and it notes many missing registry files....is there a way
> the layman can get this machine working faster?



Many. And none of them entail using any "snake oil" registry cleaners.
However, at this point, having used such tools, you may not be able to
recover full and proper operation of the OS.

Periodically performing a disk clean-up and defragmentation using
WinXP's built-in tools can greatly help keep your PC performing at its
best. Also, make sure that your system is completely free of malware.


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Leonard Grey
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      4th Feb 2009
Instead of trying this, that and the other thing, you start by
identifying the cause of your problem. Only then will you know how to
solve it.

Computers naturally grow slower over time, as additional software is
added. Furthermore, everyone has their own idea of what "slow" means.

The only thing we know about your computer is that it was made by Dell,
it runs some version of Windows XP, and that you think it's slow. That's
not nearly enough information to pinpoint a cause for your slowness.
Unless you can offer some possible clues, you'll have to perform generic
troubleshooting.
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PJC wrote:
> I have a Dell about 6 years old with XP. It has grown slower and slower, and
> despite my attempts to remedy, it's in tough shape. I've tried registry
> mechanic, now trying PC Pitstop Optimizer, but it won't install. Downloaded
> and ran WMIDiag and it notes many missing registry files....is there a way
> the layman can get this machine working faster?

 
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JS
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      4th Feb 2009
Try a 'System Restore',
pick a restore point dated before you used Registry Mechanic.

If your lucky you will at least be back to your PC being slow
but everything still runs without errors.

Then get rid of any registry cleaners and then follow
Bruce's advice about:
"performing a disk clean-up and defragmentation".

Then post back if you need more help.

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>I have a Dell about 6 years old with XP. It has grown slower and slower,
>and
> despite my attempts to remedy, it's in tough shape. I've tried registry
> mechanic, now trying PC Pitstop Optimizer, but it won't install.
> Downloaded
> and ran WMIDiag and it notes many missing registry files....is there a way
> the layman can get this machine working faster?



 
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      7th Feb 2009

"PJC" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>I have a Dell about 6 years old with XP. It has grown slower and slower,
>and
> despite my attempts to remedy, it's in tough shape. I've tried registry
> mechanic, now trying PC Pitstop Optimizer, but it won't install.
> Downloaded
> and ran WMIDiag and it notes many missing registry files....is there a way
> the layman can get this machine working faster?


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tech_nova
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      12th Feb 2009

Hi,

When more and more softwares are installed, the performance of
computer becomes poorer. To boost computer performance,periodic
cleaning of registry is required so that the unwanted entries can be
removed.. You can perform process of registry cleaning either manually
or by using any effective registry cleaner software.. Make sure that
you have sound technical knowledge about registry before trying it
manually. For non technical users, registry repair softwares are
recommended...




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Malke
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      12th Feb 2009
tech_nova wrote:

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> Hi,
>
> When more and more softwares are installed, the performance of
> computer becomes poorer. To boost computer performance,periodic
> cleaning of registry is required so that the unwanted entries can be
> removed.. You can perform process of registry cleaning either manually
> or by using any effective registry cleaner software.. Make sure that
> you have sound technical knowledge about registry before trying it
> manually. For non technical users, registry repair softwares are
> recommended...


This is completely false and potentially destructive.

To the OP: see this link for why:
http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=28099 - registry cleaner thread

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Malke
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      12th Feb 2009
PJC wrote:

> I have a Dell about 6 years old with XP. It has grown slower and slower,
> and
> despite my attempts to remedy, it's in tough shape. I've tried registry
> mechanic, now trying PC Pitstop Optimizer, but it won't install.
> Downloaded and ran WMIDiag and it notes many missing registry files....is
> there a way the layman can get this machine working faster?


You've probably already caused more issues by running the Optimizer and
Registry Mechanic. If those programs have an Undo feature, use it.

To speed up a slow machine:

1. Make sure it is virus/malware-free:
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware

2. Also see Slow or Sluggish Computer:
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/slowcom.htm
http://aumha.org/a/health.htm - Take Out the Trash

Malke
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John John (MVP)
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      12th Feb 2009
Not true at all.

John

tech_nova wrote:

> Hi,
>
> When more and more softwares are installed, the performance of
> computer becomes poorer. To boost computer performance,periodic
> cleaning of registry is required so that the unwanted entries can be
> removed.. You can perform process of registry cleaning either manually
> or by using any effective registry cleaner software.. Make sure that
> you have sound technical knowledge about registry before trying it
> manually. For non technical users, registry repair softwares are
> recommended...
>
>
>
>


 
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Ken Blake, MVP
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      12th Feb 2009
On Thu, 12 Feb 2009 09:05:40 -0400, "John John (MVP)"
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> Not true at all.



Right, not true. And to be even more specific, he makes two
statements, both of which are completely false:

1. "When more and more softwares [sic] are installed, the performance
of computer becomes poorer." That's completely false.

2. "To boost computer performance,periodic cleaning of registry is
required so that the unwanted entries can be removed." And that is
also completely false.




> tech_nova wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > When more and more softwares are installed, the performance of
> > computer becomes poorer. To boost computer performance,periodic
> > cleaning of registry is required so that the unwanted entries can be
> > removed.. You can perform process of registry cleaning either manually
> > or by using any effective registry cleaner software.. Make sure that
> > you have sound technical knowledge about registry before trying it
> > manually. For non technical users, registry repair softwares are
> > recommended...
> >
> >
> >
> >


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