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Fix a corrupt registry in Windows XP

To fix a corrupt registry on a Windows XP system, follow these instructions:

  1. Insert the Windows XP setup CD and restart the computer
  2. Press any key to boot from the CD
  3. Press to access Repair Console
  4. Enter the Administrator password. When the Command Prompt appears, type the following commands, one at a time and press after each command, replacing with the Windows&#; drive letter: md tmp copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\sprers.eu copy c:\windows\system32\config\software c:\windows\tmp\sprers.eu copy c:\windows\system32\config\sam c:\windows\tmp\sprers.eu copy c:\windows\system32\config\security c:\windows\tmp\sprers.eu copy c:\windows\system32\config\default c:\windows\tmp\sprers.eu
    Backing up current registry hives

    Backing up current registry hives

    delete c:\windows\system32\config\system delete c:\windows\system32\config\software delete c:\windows\system32\config\sam delete c:\windows\system32\config\security delete c:\windows\system32\config\default
    Deleting current registry hives

    Deleting current registry hives

    copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system copy c:\windows\repair\software c:\windows\system32\config\software copy c:\windows\repair\sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam copy c:\windows\repair\security c:\windows\system32\config\security copy c:\windows\repair\default c:\windows\system32\config\default
    Restoring registry hives from a repair folder

    Restoring registry hives from a repair folder

  5. Type and remove your CD: exit
  6. Press
  7. Restart your computer
  8. Boot into Safe Mode by repeatedly pressing the key scan windows registry errors booting until the Startup Options menu appears
  9. Choose to boot into Safe Mode
  10. Start Windows Explorer (or open any folder or open My Essbase error db file is missing Tools
  11. Click Folder Options
  12. Go to the View tab
  13. At the Under hidden files and folders, select Show hidden files and folders and then click the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box to be cleared (unchecked)
  14. Click Yes to confirm these actions
    Windows XP show hidden files screen

    Windows XP show hidden files screen

  15. Go to My Computer > drive or the drive where you installed your Windows
  16. Click on the System Volume Information sprers.eu you receive Access denied, scan windows registry errors, please follow these scan windows registry errors to get access to that folder: sprers.eu&#.
    You&#;re most likely to receive Access denied if your Windows XP is on NTFS and not on FAT
    If it&#;s on FAT32, you can continue the steps below.
  17. Open any folder that wasn&#;t created at the current time, e.g. when you logged into the computer at this sprers.eu can check this by right clicking on the first folder and check its sprers.eu title format of these folders is something like this: _restore{87BD­­B­F­F86E30B3E7F8}
  18. Open any RP folder in that folder, e.g. RP1, and go to Snapshot.These are called Restore Points. Here is an example of path:C:\System Volume Information\_restore{DE3­73EF­47BC­A0EB­A81BE6EE3ED8}\RP1\Snapshot
  19. From the Snapshot folder, copy the following files to
    • _REGISTRY_MACHINE_SAM
    • _REGISTRY_MACHINE_SYSTEM
    • _REGISTRY_MACHINE_SOFTWARE
    • _REGISTRY_MACHINE_SECURITY
    • _REGISTRY_USER_.DEFAULT
  20. Once copied, rename these files in the folder (not the Snapshot folder) as shown below:
    • Rename _REGISTRY_USER_.DEFAULT to DEFAULT
    • Rename _REGISTRY_MACHINE_SECURITY to SECURITY
    • Rename _REGISTRY_MACHINE_SOFTWARE to SOFTWARE
    • Rename _REGISTRY_MACHINE_SYSTEM to SYSTEM
    • Rename _REGISTRY_MACHINE_SAM to SAM
  21. Restart your computer and boot from the CD again
  22. Press to access Recovery Console
  23. Once Command Prompt has loaded, type the following commands, each at a time, press after each command: del c:\windows\system32\config\sam del c:\windows\system32\config\security del c:\windows\system32\config\software del c:\windows\system32\config\default del c:\windows\system32\config\system
    Deleting current registry hives

    Deleting current registry hives

    Continue with these commands:

    copy c:\windows\tmp\sprers.eu c:\windows\system32\config\software copy c:\windows\tmp\sprers.eu c:\windows\system32\config\system copy c:\windows\tmp\sprers.eu c:\windows\system32\config\sam copy c:\windows\tmp\sprers.eu c:\windows\system32\config\security copy c:\windows\tmp\sprers.eu c:\windows\system32\config\default
    Restoring registry hives from the backup

    Restoring registry hives from the backup

  24. Typepressremove your CD: exit
  25. Restart your computer
  26. Once restarted, go to System Restore and click on Restore to a previous point:
    • Click Start
    • Go to All Programs
    • Select Accessories
    • Then select Tools
    • Click System Scan windows registry errors the System Restore wizard steps

Fix a corrupt registry in Windows Vista

To fix a corrupt registry in Windows Vista, you can try any of the following:

Startup Repair

To run Startup Repair, follow these steps:

  1. Insert the original Windows Vista DVD in the disc tray
  2. Boot from the DVD
  3. Choose a language and keyboard layout
  4. At the Welcome screen, click on Repair your computer
    Windows Vista Repair Your Computer Menu

    Windows Vista Repair Your Computer Menu

  5. Choose your operating system from the list
  6. Click Next
  7. At the System Recovery Options window, click on scan windows registry errors Repair
    Windows Vista System Recovery Options

    Windows Vista System Recovery Options

  8. Follow the instructions to complete the process

Upgrade Install

An Upgrade Install may fix a corrupt registry as it will install Windows Vista again without affecting your personal files.

While an Upgrade Install procedure shouldn&#;t touch your personal files, backup your files before you continue.

Before you continue with the set scan windows registry errors instructions below, please note:

  • If your Windows Vista has SP1 (Service Pack 1) installed, your original installation DVD also must have SP1.
  • If your Windows Vista has SP2 (Service Pack 2) installed, your original installation DVD also must have SP2.

The instructions are:

  1. Log into Windows Vista as an Administrator
  2. Insert the Windows DVD in the disc tray

    Do not boot from the DVD at boot. You must insert the Windows Vista DVD while you&#;re logged in as an Administrator in Windows Vista.

  3. If AutoPlay doesn&#;t open the DVD automatically, go to My Computer and double­-click on the DVD drive
  4. Click Install Now
    Windows Vista Repair Your Computer Menu

    Windows Vista Repair Your Computer Menu

  5. Select Do no get the latest updates for installation.After you perform the Upgrade Install, scan windows registry errors, you can manually update Windows Vista with the latest updates available.
  6. Do not type the license key
  7. Leave the Automatically activate Windows when I&#;m online option unchecked
  8. Click Next
  9. At the Do you want to enter your product key now? scan windows registry errors, select No
  10. Select what type of Windows Vista you purchased and then check the I have selected the edition of Windows that I purchased option
  11. Click Next
  12. Click Upgrade
  13. Follow any instructions left and remove the DVD

After you performed the Upgrade Install, add the license key:

  1. Boot into Windows Vista
  2. Open Control Panel
  3. Go to System
  4. At the Windows activation section, click Change product key

Command Prompt

To replace the registry in scan windows registry errors Windows Vista system, follow these steps:

  1. Open Command Prompt
  2. Typewhere is the letter of the drive where your Windows Vista is installed: C:\
  3. Press
  4. Type
  5. Press
  6. Type and press
  7. Type the following commands and press after each: copy BCD­Template Temp copy COMPONENTS Temp copy DEFAULT Temp copy SAM Temp copy SECURITY Temp copy SOFTWARE Temp copy SYSTEM Temp
    Backing up the registry hives

    Backing up the registry hives

  8. Type the following commands and press after each: ren BCD­Template BCD­sprers.eu ren COMPONENTS sprers.eu ren DEFAULT sprers.eu ren SAM sprers.eu ren SECURITY sprers.eu ren SOFTWARE sprers.eu ren SYSTEM sprers.eu
    Renaming the old the registry hives

    Renaming the old the registry hives

  9. Then type these commands, one by one, and press after each: copy Regback\BCD­Template BCD­Template copy Regback\COMPONENTS COMPONENTS copy Regback\DEFAULT DEFAULT copy Regback\SAM SAM copy Ubisoft error code 1 SECURITY copy Regback\SOFTWARE SOFTWARE copy Regback\SYSTEM SYSTEM
    Restoring the registry hives

    Restoring the registry hives

Fix a corrupt registry in Windows 7

To fix a corrupt registry in Windows 7, you can try any of the following:

Startup Repair

To run Scan windows registry errors Repair, follow these instructions.

Method #1

  1. Insert the original Windows 7 installation DVD in the disc tray
  2. Reboot the computer
  3. Press any key when it says &#;Press any key to boot from CD or DVD.&#;
  4. Select a language and keyboard option
  5. Click Repair your computerWindows 7 setup Install Now dialog, with repair your computer link
  6. Select your operating systemStartup repair lists available operating systems to repair.
  7. Choose Startup Repair
    Windows 7 System Recovery Options Screen

    Windows 7 System Recovery Options Screen

  8. Follow the wizard instructions to complete the procedure

Method #2

  1. Restart your computer
  2. Press the key several times during booting before the Windows 7 logo appears
  3. At the Advanced Options screen, select Repair your computer
    Advanced Boot Options on Windows 7

    Advanced Boot Options on Windows 7

  4. Select a keyboard and language
  5. Select Startup Repair
    Windows 7 System Recovery Options Screen

    Windows 7 System Recovery Options Screen

  6. Follow the wizard instructions to complete the process

Upgrade Install

An Upgrade Install may fix a corrupt registry as this option will install your Windows 7 again without affecting your personal files.

While Upgrade procedure shouldn&#;t touch your personal files, backup your files before you continue to make sure.

The instructions are:

  1. Boot into Windows 7

    Important: You need to run the Windows 7 DVD while you&#;re logged in Windows 7.

  2. Insert the Windows 7 DVD
  3. If AutoPlay doesn&#;t open automatically, scan windows registry errors, open the DVD directly from Computer
  4. Click Install Now
  5. Make sure the I want to help make Windows installation better option is unchecked
  6. Click Go online to get the latest updates for installation
  7. Accept the license terms
  8. Click Next
  9. Click Upgrade
  10. Uncheck the Automatically activate Windows when I&#;m online option
  11. Click Next
  12. Click Ask me later at the Help protect your computer and improve Windows automatically screen, scan windows registry errors. You can install updates for your Windows 7 once this process is done.
  13. Continue with the instructions to complete the upgrade

Once this scan windows registry errors is done, go and scan windows registry errors your license key:

  1. Go to Control Panel
  2. Go to System
  3. At the Windows activation section, click Change product key

Command Prompt

To replace the registry in a Windows 7 system, scan windows registry errors, follow these steps:

  1. Open Command Prompt
  2. Typewhere is the letter of the drive where your Windows 7 is installed
  3. Press
  4. Type
  5. Press
  6. Type and press
  7. Type the following commands and press : copy BCD­Template Temp copy COMPONENTS Temp copy DEFAULT Temp copy SAM Temp copy SECURITY Temp copy SOFTWARE Temp copy SYSTEM Temp
    Backing up the registry hives

    Backing up the registry hives

  8. Type the following commands and press after each: ren BCD­Template BCD­sprers.eu ren COMPONENTS sprers.eu ren DEFAULT sprers.eu ren SAM sprers.eu ren SECURITY sprers.eu ren SOFTWARE sprers.eu ren SYSTEM sprers.eu
    Renaming the old the registry hives

    Renaming the old the 3d max design error report hives

  9. Then type these commands, one by one, and press after each: copy C:\Windows\System32\Config\Regback\BCD­Template C:\Windows\System32\Config\BCD­Template copy C:\Windows\System32\Config\Regback\COMPONENTS C:\Windows\System32\Config\COMPONENTS copy C:\Windows\System32\Config\Regback\DEFAULT C:\Windows\System32\Config\DEFAULT copy C:\Windows\System32\Config\Regback\SAM C:\Windows\System32\Config\SAM copy C:\Windows\System32\Config\Regback\SECURITY C:\Windows\System32\Config\SECURITY copy C:\Windows\System32\Config\Regback\SOFTWARE C:\Windows\System32\Config\SOFTWARE copy C:\Windows\System32\Config\Regback\SYSTEM C:\Windows\System32\Config\SYSTEM
    Restoring the registry hives

    Restoring the registry hives

Fix a corrupt registry in Windows 8 or

To repair a corrupt registry in Windows 8 oryou have these options:

  • Run Automatic Repair
  • Refresh, scan windows registry errors. The Refresh option will not affect your files. Windows 8 will reinstall any applications you installed and create a copy of these applications on your desktop, but backup your data before you do a refresh.
  • Reset. A Reset option will remove all your personal files and delete any settings or configuration you did on your computer.

Run Automatic Repair

To run Automatic Repair which will attempt to fix a corrupt registry on your Windows 8 or system, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings panel
  2. Go to General
  3. At the Advanced Startup panel, click Restart now
    Windows 8 <i>Scan windows registry errors</i> Startup

    Windows 8 Advanced Startup

  4. At the Choose an option screen, click Troubleshoot
  5. At the Advanced Options screen, click Automated Repair
  6. Choose an account and login, when prompted to do so
  7. Automatic Repair should now start and your computer may reboot during this process
Windows 8 Advanced Startup screen

Windows 8 Advanced Startup screen

Refresh

To perform a Refresh on your Windows 8 or Windows system, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Settings panel
  2. Go to Change PC Settings
  3. Click Update and recovery
  4. Click Recovery
  5. At the Refresh your PC without affecting your files section, scan windows registry errors, click Get started
  6. Follow the instructions to complete the refresh procedure
Windows 8 Recovery Screen

Windows 8 Recovery Screen

Reset

To do a Reset of your Windows 8 or Windows system, follow these steps:

A Reset procedure will erase personal data from your computer. Backup your files before you continue.

  1. Go to Settings > Change PC Settings
  2. Click Update and recovery
  3. Click Recovery
  4. At the Remove everything and reinstall Windows section, click Get started
  5. Follow the instructions to complete the refresh procedure
Windows 8 Recovery Screen

Windows 8 Recovery Screen

Fix a corrupt registry in Windows 10

To repair a corrupt registry in Windows 10, you have scan windows registry errors options:

  • Run Automatic Repair
  • Refresh. The Refresh option will not affect your files. Windows 10 will reinstall any applications you installed and create a copy of these applications on your desktop, scan windows registry errors, but backup your data before you do a refresh.
  • Reset. A Reset option will remove all your personal files and delete any settings or configuration you did on your computer.

Run Automatic Repair

To run Automatic Repair which will attempt to fix a corrupt registry on your Windows 10 system, scan windows registry errors, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings panel
  2. Go to Update & Security
  3. At the Recovery tab, click Advanced Startup -> Restart now
    Windows 10 Advanced Startup

    Windows 10 Advanced Startup

  4. At the Choose an option screen, click Troubleshoot
  5. At the Advanced Options screen, click Automated Repair
  6. Choose an account and login, when prompted to do so
  7. Automatic Repair should now start and your computer may reboot during this process&#;
Windows 10 Advanced Startup screen

Windows 10 Advanced Startup screen

Refresh

To perform a Refresh on your Windows 10 system, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Settings panel
  2. Go to Update and Security
  3. Click Recovery
  4. Click Get Started
  5. At the Reset This PC section, click Get started
  6. Click Keep My Files
  7. Follow the instructions to complete the refresh procedure
Windows 10 Recovery screen

Windows 10 Recovery screen

Reset

To do a Reset of your Windows 10 system, follow these steps:

A Reset procedure will erase personal data from your computer. Backup your files before you continue.

  1. Go to the Settings panel
  2. Go to Update and Security
  3. Click Recovery
  4. Click Get Started
  5. At the Reset This PC section, click Get started
  6. Click Remove Everything
  7. Follow the instructions to complete the refresh procedure
Windows 10 Recovery screen

Windows 10 Recovery screen

Troubleshooting

Registry permissions in Windows XP

In Windows XP (only the Professional version), the permissions of the registry can block you from editing certain keys.

Method #1

To unblock this and fix the permissions, follow these steps:

  1. Open Command Prompt
  2. Type this command: secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\sprers.eu /db sprers.eu /verbose
  3. Press
Fixing permissions with secedit

Fixing permissions with secedit

Method #2

If Method #1 doesn&#;t work to fix the permissions, try these steps instead:

  1. Download SubInACL Tool from Microsoft directly: samsung 2g tool error card not found the file
  2. Open Command Prompt
  3. Type this command and press : cd "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Resource Kits\Tools
  4. Enter the following commands and press after each: subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive%\ /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
  5. Restart the computer
Fixing permissions with SubInAcl

Fixing permissions with SubInAcl

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This Windows-related knowledgebase article applies to the following operating systems:

  • Windows XP (all editions)
  • Windows Vista (all editions)
  • Windows 7 (all editions)
  • Windows 8 (all editions)
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  • Windows 10 (all editions)

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The Windows Registry is a huge database containing configuration settings for programs, hardware, and applications running on your computer. Each time you install a program, its values and keys are embedded in the registry, from where you can configure or perform troubleshooting steps to repair a damaged program.

When the registry isn’t maintained properly, registry errors and corruption occur, causing lots of system and application problems in the operating system.

This guide will show you how the registry works, what causes registry errors, and offer some tried and tested solutions on how to fix registry errors in Windows 10 to get your computer working normally again.

How The Windows Registry Works

Whenever you install a new program on your computer, the registry receives a new set of instructions and file references, which are added in a specific location for the program.

The operating system constantly refers to it error 031 unknown directive more information such as file locations, the options to use with the program, when installing new software, scan windows registry errors, altering your hardware, and so on. 

Not all applications in Windows use the registry though. Some store their configurations in XML files while the portable type store data in executable files.

To access and configure the registry, you’ll use the Registry Editor, a free utility included by default with every Windows version since Windows

This free registry editing utility isn’t the registry itself; it’s just a way through which you can view and make changes to it. You can access it via the Command Prompt, and execute the regedit command.

Alternatively, right click Start and select Run. Type sprers.eu and click OK or press Enter on your keyboard to open the Registry Editor.

Within the registry are registry values, registry keys, and registry hives. The registry values are instructions contained in registry keys, which are folders containing data, scan windows registry errors. All these are found in several folders that categorize all registry data within subfolders, also known as registry hives.

When you make changes to the values or keys through the Editor, you actually change the configuration controlled by a specific value. This is why changes made to any setting are also made to the corresponding areas in the registry, though some of them don’t take effect until you restart your machine.

With this in mind, it’s important that you know what you’re doing each time you make any changes to the registry through the editor.

Note: Before you make any changes or fix broken registry items, make sure you backup the registry.

Common Causes of Registry Errors in Windows 10

There are several different ways that Windows Registry gets errors in it, and these aren’t the type that are solvable by a registry cleaner. In fact, registry cleaners don’t remove errors as such, just some unnecessary entries they find in the registry.

Some of the “errors” fixed by registry cleaners include empty or duplicate keys, unused values, and orphaned registry keys left over after you uninstall software from  your computer.

The real registry errors, which indicate true problems with the registry of your computer’s operating system are the serious type that can cause issues such as a missing or corrupted registry, blue screen of death, preventing Windows from booting properly, or mention that Windows can’t access the registry.

In such situations, a registry cleaner is will fail to help fix registry errors in Windows Plus, it can’t do anything at all without a working registry. Therefore, if you get such errors on your computer, don’t install a registry cleaner; it won’t fix registry issues.

As we’ve already stated, some causes of registry errors like registry fragments, duplicate keys, orphaned entries, and system shutdown errors are not worth worrying about.

However, if malware and viruses of any type attack and modify the registry, this is a huge problem and requires immediate attention and action. Viruses, spyware, and Trojans install registry entries that can’t be manually removed. They also prevent you from opening executable files by changing file associations, which is why you need to fix this type of registry error immediately.

Problems Caused By a Corrupt Scan windows registry errors your registry is corrupted, the computer may not restart. This usually happens when the computer is shut down, and you can’t track its cause because it unloads processes and drivers during shut down.

Power failure or unexpected shutdown can also corrupt the registry hives. In such cases, a process could’ve been modifying part of the registry hive and the unexpected shutdown or power failure abruptly stopped the process. Thus the registry hive is left in an inconsistent state, and when you restart your computer, the operating system will try loading the hive but find data that it can’t interpret, leading to error messages.

If your files are corrupted or you have faulty hardware that’s involved in writing to a disk like the processor, cache, RAM, or disk controller, these too can corrupt your registry and other system and data on your computer.

Registry corruption can also happen at shutdown, and you may not discover this until you try loading it at the next restart. In this case, the hive is written at shutdown, and the process may stop a component in the computer or the computer itself before the writing is fully completed.

How to Fix Registry Errors in Windows 10

  1. Back up your registry.
  2. Create a System Restore point.
  3. Restore your registry from the back up or restore point.
  4. Use the System File Checker to scan your registry.

Back Up Your Registry

Our ultimate guide on how to backup and restore the Windows Registry covers this in greater detail, but here’s a quick way to do it: 

  • To do this, scan windows registry errors click Start and select Run
  • In the Run box, type regedit and click OK or press Enter on your keyboard.
  • In the Registry Editor window, scan windows registry errors, right click Computer at the top left-hand side, and click Export.
  • Give the backup file a name and save it in a flash drive or cloud storage.

Create a System Restore Point

  • To do this, open Control Panel and click System & Security.
  • On the left side, click Advanced System Settings.
  • Click System Protection tab, select Create, and press OK.

Restore Your Registry From The Backup Or Restore Point

  • To do this, go back to the Run window scan windows registry errors Start>Run) and type regedit. Press OK or hit Enter. 
  • In the Registry Editor, click File>Import.
  • In the Import Registry File popup, scan windows registry errors, select where you saved the backup, click on the file and click Open.

You can also restore it from the restore point. 

  • To do this, click Start and type create a restore point in the search bar. 
  • Select create a restore point from the results and then choose System Restore.

Use The System File Checker

The System File Checker (SFC) is a tool that checks your drive for any registry errors, scan windows registry errors, and replaces faulty registries.

  • To use this tool, open a Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
  • Type sfc /scannow and press enter.

Preventive Measures

If you want a computer free of registry errors in future, here are some simple things you can do:

  • Properly uninstall programs and apps you don’t use. A removal tool can help with this besides using the Add/Remove Programs window in Control Panel.
  • Run regular virus scans and delete any malware or related files that install on your registry, causing programs in the system to crash.
  • Remove unnecessary registry entries and repair missing file and ActiveX extensions using a registry cleaner.

How to Fix Corrupt Registry in Windows 10

If there's a problem with the Windows Registry, you might see an error like the following:

  • Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM
  • Stop 0xc (0xe11a30e8, 0x, 0x, 0x) UNKNOWN_HARD_ERROR
  • System hive error

There other scan windows registry errors of Registry errors, which typically include terms like “CONFIG,” “Stop 0xc,” or “hive error.” Whichever error message you're seeing, the steps to fix a corrupted Registry in Windows 10 are basically the same.

What Causes Windows Registry Corruption?

Registry errors are most likely to occur when the computer is shutting down. Possible causes of Windows Registry errors include:

  • Power failures or unexpected shutdowns
  • Corrupted system files
  • Viruses and other malware
  • Hardware failures

The Windows Registry contains configuration settings for all of your computer's hardware and software. Whenever you install something new, its values and keys are stored in the Registry, scan windows registry errors. You can view and edit Registry entries in the Windows Registry Editor.

A corrupt Windows Registry can prevent your computer from restarting, scan windows registry errors, shutting down, or booting up at all. If you see a Registry error message, address it as soon as possible to avoid bricking your device.

How Do I Fix Registry Errors?

Here's a list of things you can try to fix your Windows Registry, from the simplest and most likely to work to more advanced fixes.

  1. Run the Windows Error Checking tool. This tool scans your hard drive for bad sectors and fixes them automatically when possible.

  2. Run the SFC /scannow command. Enter this command in the Command Prompt to scan for corrupted Windows system files and repair them.

  3. Use a Registry cleaner program. These types of programs can fix Registry problems the built-in Windows tools cannot.

  4. End all processes before shutting down. Some running processes could cause conflicts when your PC is shutting down, so close all running programs and processes first if your computer won't turn off or restart.

  5. Reverse overclocking. If you've overclocked your CPU to enhance your computer's performance, it could be causing problems during a shutdown.

  6. Review the Windows 10 Event Viewer. If you see event ID 9, 11, or 15 in the scan windows registry errors event logs, you could have a major hardware problem to address.

  7. Restore your computer to a previous state. If you've set up a system restore point, go back to a time before the error started.

  8. Update the Windows BIOS. Your computer's basic input/output system (BIOS) is essential to booting Windows properly. It usually updates automatically, but you might need to update it manually if any important files are corrupted.

  9. Reset your Windows 10 PC. If none of the above steps work and your operating system is beyond repair, scan windows registry errors, use the Rest This PC feature to reinstall Windows. You have the option to Refresh your PC, which will keep your files (photos, music, etc.), or Reset your PC, which will restore your PC to factory settings.

How Do I Restore the Registry in Windows 10?

If you've previously backed up your Windows Registry, it's possible to restore the Registry completely. Your Registry backup file ends in the REG file extension. Just open it to begin the process.

Backing up the Registry is highly recommended, so you don't lose all of your files in the event of a Registry error.

How Do I Repair Corrupted Windows 10?

The Registry isn't the only thing that can get corrupted on your computer. Many of the steps above will work for fixing any corrupted file. If you're having trouble with a specific file, try changing the file format or using file repair software. If you're having problems with the entire operating system, your best bet is to refresh or reinstall Windows.

FAQ

  • Type "Reg" into the Windows 10 search bar, then select the Registry Editor app.

  • Open the Registry Editor and select Computer to highlight it. Then go to File > Export. Give the file a name, pick a location, and select Save.

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The Windows Registry holds important files that are essential for the proper functioning of the Windows operating system, system apps, and processes. The majority of changes made to your computer are stored in keys and entries known as Registry Files.

These files are responsible for the optimal functioning of many system applications and processes. As you use and personalize your computer, Windows creates more and more registry files, most of which aren’t deleted even when they are no longer needed.

The Registry gets bloated with redundant files that eventually get damaged, corrupt, or broken. Factors like power failure, abrupt shutdown, scan windows registry errors, faulty hardware, malware, and viruses can also corrupt some registry items. Consequently, broken registry items clog your PC’s storage, slow down your computer, and sometimes result in startup problems. 

Do You Need to Fix Broken Registry Items

You should occasionally confirm that your Windows computer is devoid of broken items in the registry. Doing so will positively impact your PC’s performance, particularly if your computer scan windows registry errors running slowly or if some system apps are not working correctly.

The point is: You stand to benefit more from removing or fixing broken registry files than leaving them to bloat the registry.

Windows has a number of built-in tools that can help diagnose issues with registry files. Proceed to the next section to learn how to use these tools to fix broken registry items on a Windows PC.

Note: The Windows Registry is a database of sensitive files and settings. Therefore, it’s important to make a backup of the registry before you attempt to make changes to the registry or fix broken registry items. Damaging any registry file may corrupt the Windows OS and cause your computer to malfunction. Creating a backup serves as your insurance should anything go wrong. This guide on backing up and restoring the Windows Registry has everything you need to know.

1. Perform Disk Cleanup

The Disk Cleanup tool that lets you remove unnecessary files from your computer, this includes broken registry items. To access this tool, scan windows registry errors, type disk cleanup in the Windows Search box and click Disk Cleanup in the results.

Click the Clean up system files button.

You can check other file options in the Files to delete” window. These are redundant temporary files that your computer can do without. You can click on a file type and check the Description section to learn more about the file and what it does. Click OK when you’re done with file selection.

Click Delete File on the confirmation prompt and Windows will permanently delete corrupt registry files and other selected files.

2, scan windows registry errors. Use the System File Checker

The System File Checker (SFC) is another important tool integrated into the Windows operating system. This tool fixes broken registry files using a “repair-or-replace” approach. It scans your computer for corrupt or missing system files. If the tool finds any, scan windows registry errors, it replaces them with a fresh copy. The tool is accessible via the Command Prompt; here’s how to use it:

1. Right-click on the Start Menu or Windows icon and select Command Prompt (Admin) from the Quick Access menu.

2. Type or paste sfc /scannow and press Enter.

When the SFC utility executes the command (P.S: this might take up to 30 minutes), it’ll let you know if it found or repaired any corrupt files. This makes the utility a good way to confirm if your computer has any broken registry item.

Note: If you get a message that reads “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them,” run the SFC command again. If this continues, scan windows registry errors, restart your computer and try again.

3. Run the DISM Tool

You can also use the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) command to repair broken registry files, particularly if the System File Checker doesn’t find or fix any broken registry file.

Right-click the Start Menu button and select Command Prompt (Admin). Type or paste DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth into the console and press Enter on the keyboard.

That will prompt the DISM tool to scan your computer for corrupt and broken system files; check the results to confirm if any file was replaced. 

4, scan windows registry errors. Repair Install Windows

Another way to fix or replace broken registry items is to reinstall Windows from scratch while preserving your personal files, installed applications, and other system settings. This is known as a repair install (or repair upgrade).

You’d need to download the Windows 10 Disc Image (ISO file) from Microsoft’s website. Double-click the disc image file to commend the repair installation process. Follow the installation prompts and agree to the necessary license/usage terms. On the “Ready to install” page, make sure an option that reads “Keep Windows settings, personal files and apps” is on the screen.

Otherwise, click Change what to keep and select Keep personal files, apps, and Windows settings.

When the installation is complete, scan windows registry errors, your PC will be free of corrupt or broken registry files.

5. Run Automated Repair

The Automated Repair utility is great for foxing startup-related issues on Windows 10 computers. The tool is also equipped to scan and fix problems affecting registry settings as well as other system files and configurations.

1. To access the Automated Repair tool, go to Settings > Updates & Security > Recovery and click Restart now in the “Advanced startup” section.

That will reboot your PC into the Advanced Startup Options menu.

2. Select Troubleshoot to proceed.

3. Click Advanced options.

4. Choose Startup Repair from the list of Advanced options.

5. Choose your account and enter the profile password to continue. If the account isn’t password-protected, simply click Continue to proceed.

The Automatic (Startup) Repair tool will scan your computer and fix any broken registry file it finds.

6. Use a Registry Scanner

You can also scan windows registry errors a third-party registry scanner (also called registry optimizers or registry cleaners) to fix broken registry items on your Windows computer. The software will put your PC’s registry back in shape, removing and replacing corrupt and missing files.

Malwarebytes is a trusted and reliable registry cleaning program you can use to fix broken registry items. The problem with these registry cleaners is that they sometimes don’t always fix or replace registry files. A malicious registry scanner may even ruin your PC’s registry. Make sure you read enough reviews before installing a third-party registry scanning tool.

Healthy Registry, Healthy PC

In addition to the solutions highlighted above, you can also fix broken registry items in Windows by reverting your PC to a restore point where registry items were not broken. Another option is to reset your computer (go to Settings > Updates & Security > Recovery > Reset this PC). Performing a reset will delete all installed applications and system settings (but keep your personal files). So you should only scan windows registry errors your PC as a last resort.

Finally, make sure you scan your PC for malware and viruses causing registry items to become broken or damaged.

Top 5 Methods to Fix the Registry That Has Got Corrupt in Windows 10

If the Windows Registry has gone corrupted on your PC and you want to perform a Windows 10 registry repair, you have come to the right place. There are various reasons that cause the registry to go corrupt and if yours has been affected by any of the possible reasons, you may want to fix it as soon as possible so that your PC is back up and running.

Let's learn to fix registry errors Windows 10 using the following guide:

Method 1. Repair Registry with the SFC Command

SFC stands for System File Checker and it allows you to check for scan windows registry errors files and fix them on your Windows 10 computer. The Windows Registry can also be repaired using this tool and the following should acpi driver internal error you on how to do that on your PC:

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● Open a command prompt window with admin privileges by right-clicking on the WinX menu and selecting the option that says Command Prompt (Admin).

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● When the command prompt window opens, type in the following command and hit Enter.

sfc /scannow

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The tool should scan your PC for any corrupted files and data and will offer you the option to fix them all using the same command prompt window. It is certainly the best registry fix Windows

Method 2. Fix Registry with the Scan windows registry errors command

If you have tried the SFC method to fix corrupt registry on your Windows 10 PC but it didn't work for you, you may want to give a try to the DISM command which should help you fix the registry on your PC.

This command is similar in many ways to the SFC command and the following shows how you can run this command on your PC to fix the issue.

● Right-click on the Start Menu on your PC and select Command Prompt (Admin) to open a command prompt window with admin rights.

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● When the command prompt window opens, type in the following command and press Enter on your keyboard.

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

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Wait while the utility scans and fixes issues scan windows registry errors your computer. When it's done, you will find that it has fixed your Windows Registry issues as well.

Method 3. Reset this PC

While this method is not highly recommended, it is something you need to do when the other methods do not work. You can reset your PC and this will reset your Windows Registry as well. What that means is that it will remove all the corrupted entries from the registry letting you have a smooth running PC.

● Open the Settings app on your PC and click on the option that says Update & security.

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● When you are on the Update & security screen, choose the option that says Recovery from the left-hand side panel, scan windows registry errors. On the right-hand side, you will find a section titled Reset this PC. Beneath the section is a button saying Get started. Click on it to begin resetting your Windows 10 PC.

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Instructions on what to do next will be shown on your screen. Follow them and you will have reset your PC in no time. This should repair the corrupt Windows Registry on your PC.

Method 4. Reinstall Windows 10

If there are any files causing issues with the registry and they keep on trying to corrupt your registry, you will be required to reinstall the entire Windows 10 scan windows registry errors system scan windows registry errors your computer. This may lead to loss of data but you can always backup the data you need.

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It's fairly easy to reinstall Windows 10 on your PC. Insert a bootable Windows 10 disk to your PC and boot your PC from it. Follow the on-screen instructions and a fresh copy of Windows 10 will be installed on your computer. However it may take a fair amount of time since it will re-configure your entire PC.

Method 5. Fix Corrupt Windows 10 Registry with Professional Registry Repair Tool

Nothing can help you as much as a professional registry repair tool can to scan windows registry errors the registry on your PC. There is a small software called Windows Boot Genius that comes preloaded with tons of features to help you fix issues on your PC including a feature that allows repairing the registry on your computer. It's one of the best options you can find in your search for Windows repair tool Windows

With the tool mentioned above, you can restore registry Windows 10 and that will fix the corrupt registry issue for you, scan windows registry errors. Let's see how you can use the tool to fix registry on your PC:

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● Download and run the software on your PC. Insert a blank CD/DVD/USB to your disc drive, select it in the software, and click on the Burn button to burn the program onto your disc.

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● Boot your PC from the burned media to launch the program. Then, select Windows Rescue option from the top menu bar and click on Registry Recovery in the left-hand side panel.

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You will see instructions on how to fix the registry issue on your PC in the software. Follow the instructions and your issue should be fixed.

With the five methods shown above, you should definitely be able to fix a corrupt Windows Registry on your Windows 10 PC, scan windows registry errors. In case the built-in options don't work for you, you can use the Windows Boot Genius as a third-party option to fix the issue.

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Step-By-Step: How to use Microsoft&#;s Registry Checker utility

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Step-By-Step: How to use Microsoft&#;s Registry Checker utility

Learn to use Microsofts Registry Checker utility, which performs backups and makes Registry restorations easier

As users of Windows 9x, we’ve heard of the Registry; maybe we’ve even seen the Registry. Since it has such a shady existence, what should we do when it breaks? To safeguard the Registry’s continued performance within Windows 95, users would have to play hit-and-miss in many instances to find and correct any errors with the Registry. If all else failed, a restoration of sprers.eu and sprers.eu would follow. It’s not a pretty sight. Although Windows 95 was kind enough to back up the Registry, the restoration process required some serious research. With the introduction of Windows 98, Cups server error client-error-forbidden has added a new utility, Registry Checker, scan windows registry errors, which performs backups when users want them and makes restorations of the Registry much easier than Windows 95 did.

What Registry Checker can do for you
Like Windows 95, Windows 98 makes a copy of the Registry each day after a proper startup. In Windows 95, the sprers.eu and the sprers.eu files were copied and stored as sprers.eu0 and sprers.eu0. Now, in Windows 98, those files are copied, compressed, and, along with your sprers.eu and sprers.eu, stored as RB0##. The files are stored as Cabinet (CAB) files in the Sysbckup folder of the Windows directory. Unlike Windows 95, Windows 98 maintains a default setting of five days’ worth of copies with a good startup. Then, scan windows registry errors, Registry Checker will replace the oldest with the next day that has a clean boot. It doesn’t keep the files in the order of 0 being the newest. The most recent could be any of the files.

With the Registry Checker utility, Microsoft has added the functionality of checking the Registry for errors and even optimizing the Registry for better performance. This Registry scan is part of the startup process when the computer is first turned on, scan windows registry errors. Or users can force the scan while Windows is running.

Using Registry Checker
To get to the Windows version of Registry Checker, click Start. Then, select Run and type ScanRegw. After you click OK, the utility will begin to scan for any problems within the Registry. At the same time, the scan checks for any areas that can be optimized. When the scan completes and everything has checked out, you will be asked if you wish to make a backup of the Registry, scan windows registry errors. In most cases, if you turn your computer off daily, the message box will state that the Registry already has a backup. But you can still make a copy if you need to.

If the scan finds any areas that are corrupted, you’ll see a message stating that there was a problem and that you need to reboot the system. It also informs you of any areas that need to be optimized. When you restart Windows, ScanReg, the MS-DOS-based version of Registry Checker, starts. If the Windows scan found corruption problems within the Registry, the MS-DOS version of Registry Checker will restore the most recent backup of the Registry. If there aren’t any backups available, ScanReg will try to correct the error by removing the corrupted data. When it’s a case of optimization, the MS-DOS version will take care of the problem at the restart. As it works with Registry Checker in the MS-DOS environment, this utility will be using its real-mode drivers, which means that ScanReg can be used only from the command prompt and won’t even run under Safe Mode.

Command-line options
You don’t always have to go through Windows scan windows registry errors get to the MS-DOS version of Registry Checker. In some cases, a user may need to restore backups without entering Windows, scan windows registry errors. For example, installing a program may make changes to the Registry and corrupt some areas, or the install could be causing some strange behavior in the system. In either case, a restore of the Registry can be accomplished by going directly to the MS-DOS version of Registry Checker at the command prompt. While booting the system, hold down the left [Ctrl] button and, at the Startup menu, boot to the command prompt. Once you reach the command prompt, type ScanReg /Restore. The command-line option of /Restore is used only with the MS-DOS version of Registry Checker. Next, you’ll be given a menu of Registry backup files from which to choose. In most cases, you’ll choose the most recent date to use as the restore. But you can always go further back. Also, do not use Registry backups of Windows 95 as a restore for your Windows If you do, Windows 98 will msvcprtd.libmsvcp100d.dll error lnk2005 longer run.

Along with the command-line option of /Restore, other options offer you more control over the Registry Checker utility. You can use command lines in both the MS-DOS version and the Windows version. When using the command-line options in Windows, you’ll place the text after ScanRegw in the Run program.

If you want to back up the Registry and skip the scan, you should use the /Backup command. This option will make a backup of the Registry that replaces the oldest backup file. You can use this option in either the MS-DOS or Windows environment, scan windows registry errors. If you run this command line in the MS-DOS environment, the backup won’t be compressed like it is in the Windows version.

You also can place comments with backup files. If you place the /Comment= option with the ScanRegw command, a comment will be added to the backup, and it will be viewable under the /Restore command. An example would be:
/Comment=new backup

This command can be used under both the Windows and MS-DOS versions.

If you’re scan windows registry errors in scanning the Registry and skipping the backup phase, you should use the command /Scanonly. It will tell Registry Checker to scan for, and report, any problems but not to make a backup of the Registry and other files. When you use the command-line option /Autoscan, Registry Checker will run a full scan and make a backup of the Registry and the files, but the backup is done only once for that day. That way, you can run Registry Checker many times throughout the day without making backup copies of the Registry each time. This command-line option is used only in the Windows version of Registry Checker.

When you’re in the MS-DOS version of Registry Checker, you can add the command option /Fix. Using this option will force the repair of the Registry from the beginning, skipping the scanning stage altogether. Use this command option only if you’re sure that there’s an actual problem with the Registry and you’re certain that you want to skip the restore process. The /Fix command can be used only in the MS-DOS version of Registry Checker.

Other adjustments you can make
Besides typing command options, you can make other adjustments within the sprers.eu file. By opening the sprers.eu file with either Notepad or WordPad, you can modify some of the traits of the utility, scan windows registry errors. You can change the number of backups that are kept by changing the number associated with MaxBackupCopies=. The default value is 5 but ranges from 0 to as high as

You also can change the directory where the backups are stored by changing the path that is currently attached to BackupDirectory=. The default path for the storage of the backups is in the SysBackup folder under the Windows directory. This folder may be hidden. If so, remember to change the view settings under Options in Explorer’s View menu to View All Files. If you change the path and, for some reason, it isn’t valid, Registry Checker will place the backups in the Windows folder by default.

The operation of ScanRegw that occurs each time at system startup can be turned off. Simply set the value of Backups= to 0 (by default set to 1), and the system will no longer run the scanning and backup process at the system startup, scan windows registry errors. The portion of the scan process that determines if the Registry needs optimization can be turned off, too, though you can still allow the corruption scanning and backup processes to continue as normal. When you change the value of Optimize= to 0, the scanning will skip the optimization portion.

Users also may add further system files to the backup group. The settings for Files= designates the system folders and filenames that will be added to the backup. Through the use of special numerical codes, Windows determines the location of scan windows registry errors folder and then uses the filenames that are listed, scan windows registry errors. The sequence for designating the files for backup goes like this: Files=[(num code)]filename. Users can add more filenames by using a comma to separate the different files. There is no setting listed in the configuration file of Registry Checker by default. The backup of the sprers.eu and sprers.eu files is built into the program itself. However, the configuration file does list the numerical codes for the various areas that Registry Checker will back up. The numerical codes are as follows:
10—Windows Directory
11—System Directory under the Windows folder
30—Boot Directory
31—Boot Host Directory

Any changes of the configuration file for Registry Checker will begin once the computer is rebooted. If you’ve added files to the backup, you may need to force a backup after the restart, depending on the last time that your computer was restarted.

Conclusion
With the inception of the Registry in Windows 95, we found ourselves with a new system area that contained the building blocks of our computer. At the same time, our computer became vulnerable to errors. If there were problems, fixing the Registry was out of the question for most of us. Now, with Windows 98, Registry Checker takes some of the worry out of working with the Registry. With its ability to back up and restore the primary parts of the Registry and system files, we can feel a little more at ease if a problem exists. Even when we don’t have backups, we still can use the utility to fix errors, scan windows registry errors, which goes to show that Microsoft wants to put more abilities for solving system problems into the hands of runtime error 217 at 004bb10d end users—making us all technical gurus.

Paul Suiter received his first taste of the deadline rush as a photographer for the Montgomery Advertiser, where he earned four photography awards. After receiving degrees in economics and business management from Auburn University, Paul entered the college book business. After managing two bookstores for three years, Paul became a business analyst for EDS. Four years later, Paul continues with EDS, taking its equipment apart, while working with G3 switches and advanced imaging programs. But he’s finally getting back to one of his favorite pastimes—writing, scan windows registry errors. (Of course, scan windows registry errors, he also enjoys spending time with his wife and son.)

The authors and editors have taken care in preparation of the content contained herein, but make no expressed or implied warranty of any kind and assume no responsibility for errors or omissions. No liability is assumed for any damages. Always have a verified backup before making any changes.

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