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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE problem

  1. #1


    Josh Roig Guest

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE problem

    I run Registry Mechanic and get the two identical messages:

    High Priority: Highlighted value is missing or invalid:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
    Search\Gather\Windows\SystemIndex

    High Priority: Highlighted value is missing or invalid:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
    Search\Gather\Windows\SystemIndex

    I select the repair option, then restart the computer, run Registry Mechanic
    again, and get the same two messages.

    I have tried using the system restore option, trying all of my oldest
    existing restore points, and I get the message that an unspecified error has
    occurred and that the system files have not changed.

    The big problem is that my system has become pretty slow. Restarts often
    bring up an OS failure, although the automatic repair function takes the
    computer back to the same slow performing system.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks.



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  2. #2


    Josh Roig Guest

    Re: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE problem


    "Bruce Chambers" <bchambers@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:enl74JguJHA.1208@xxxxxx

    > Josh Roig wrote:

    >> I run Registry Mechanic and get the two identical messages:
    >>
    >> High Priority: Highlighted value is missing or invalid:
    >> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
    >> Search\Gather\Windows\SystemIndex
    >>
    >> High Priority: Highlighted value is missing or invalid:
    >> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
    >> Search\Gather\Windows\SystemIndex
    >>
    >> I select the repair option, then restart the computer, run Registry
    >> Mechanic again, and get the same two messages.
    >>
    >> I have tried using the system restore option, trying all of my oldest
    >> existing restore points, and I get the message that an unspecified error
    >> has occurred and that the system files have not changed.
    >>
    >> The big problem is that my system has become pretty slow. Restarts often
    >> bring up an OS failure, although the automatic repair function takes the
    >> computer back to the same slow performing system.
    >>
    >> Does anyone have any suggestions?
    >>
    >> Thanks.
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
    > First and foremost: Stop sabotaging your system by using a snake oil
    > registry "cleaner" to damage it.
    >
    > Then, try telling us precisely what problems you're having, under what
    > precise circumstances they occur, along with the exact text of any and all
    > error messages.
    >
    > Generically, a slow down in system performance can be caused by having too
    > many unnecessary processes and/or applications running in the background,
    > malware, a badly fragmented hard drive, and/or too little system resources
    > (CPU power, RAM, etc.) for what you're trying to do. The one thing that
    > won't cause a system to slow down is the only thing you've mistakenly and
    > potentially disastrously tried to address: the alleged presence of
    > extraneous registry entries.
    >
    Thanks for your advice. I've uninstalled Reg Mechanic (and also Ascentive
    Performance). There has been some improvement in speed.

    My program list includes the following:

    CCleaner
    RegCure
    PCSpeedScanPro

    I don't think I've used these for a long time. Should I uninstall them
    anyway?

    What can I do to speed up my system?

    Thanks.



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  3. #3


    Malke Guest

    Re: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE problem

    Josh Roig wrote:

    > Thanks for your advice. I've uninstalled Reg Mechanic (and also Ascentive
    > Performance). There has been some improvement in speed.
    >
    > My program list includes the following:
    >
    > CCleaner
    > RegCure
    > PCSpeedScanPro
    >
    > I don't think I've used these for a long time. Should I uninstall them
    > anyway?
    >
    > What can I do to speed up my system?
    Uninstall RegCure and PCSpeedScanPro. CCleaner is very useful although you
    should *not* use the registry cleaning function.

    >> The big problem is that my system has become pretty slow. Restarts often
    >> bring up an OS failure, although the automatic repair function takes the
    >> computer back to the same slow performing system.
    The above indicates a possible hardware issue and you should do some
    hardware troubleshooting, starting with the hard drive and the power
    supply.

    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...ardware_Tshoot

    Software can cause slowness as Bruce already told you. Malware, too many
    processes/programs running in the background, etc. After you've determined
    that the hardware is healthy (or replaced the faulty components), scan for
    malware and do general maintenance.

    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware

    http://aumha.org/a/loads.htm - What loads at Startup?
    http://www.theeldergeek.com/services_guide.htm
    http://www.blackviper.com

    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...ml#Maintenance
    http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/slowcom.htm
    http://aumha.org/a/health.htm - Take Out the Trash

    Malke
    --
    MS-MVP
    Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/#FAQ


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