Good day all
This my my first post on this website, so please be kind . I'm kidding, of course, if I have posted in the wrong area, scold me appropriately .
I have been using a payware registry cleaner product called RegistryFix Version 6.2 for some time on three of my other computers without any issues.
I recently had a new machine built for me, and have just been through three very productive days installing MS Vista Home Premium 64-bit and several other programs. Just yesterday, since things were going so well, I skipped my normal procedure of backing things up at regular intervals.
Just after I has cleaned out all unnecessary files left over from the installations and done a defrag, I installed and started up RegistryFix. It "found" over 600 "errors" and I stupidly allowed it to continue "fixing" the problems without backing up at least my current registry. The program is supposed to make a backup as part of it's process, so I thought it unnecessary.
After it had completed, everything went south! I was unable to reboot to Vista, unable to restore to a former restore point --- you get the picture. Fortunately, I was able to activate System Restore from my Vista distribution CD and recover to a point a few days back.
I will do some research on RegistryFix and update this post if I find that for some reason it perhaps does not support Vista 64-bit systems.
Cheers .... Wayne