Does anyone know why when I run the "one button checkup" I keep being told that I have 22 errors in the Windows registry scan. They all relate to "invalid activex/com entries" I keep selecting begin fix but the next time I run it (after a shutdown) I get the same bloody errors again! Is this a major problem? I've only had the PC since September. Any ideas/help would be appreciated!
Only 22 errors since September! That's good my brand new computer had 81! Two of the errors where that that it couldn't find the mouse or keyboard (which where both working fine). I also had a lot of active X entries. I've just got rid of it off my system as I couldn't use the Smartsweep part (due to hyperthreading) and I hadn't loaded the Roxio Go Back, so didn't leave much! Will have to have a look at the RegscrubXP.
Thanks for the replies! I'm a bit frightened of using regedit. SO I'm going to try RegscrubXP. The one button checkup is part of Norton 2003, as well as the registry it looks at the program integrity, short cuts, free disk space etc. I get the same 22 errors every time I boot up. Norton fixes them after I do a scan but as I say when I boot up again there they are again! To be honest there doesn't seem to anything particularly strange happenging though I think Windows XP seems to run slower than previous versions of windows or is that me?
If you run WinDoctor (in the utilities section of system works) it will do a scan that is more or less exactly the same as the one button checkup but you will be given a whole list of choices 9which the 1 button checkup doesn't) as to how you wish to deal with the problems. if you choose to delete the 22 invalid entries then they should go away.
I have a p4 2.6 with 512 mb of memory. I read somewhere I think PC advisor that a certain program by Hewlett Packard when you install one of there printers can slow the system down but I can't remember which one! It's noticeable when u open the control panel and the icons take a few seconds to appear, when I log onto AOL i can't type anything for about 30 seconds until the system is ready. This didn't happen when I first started using the PC. I have just used regscrub xp and now Norton reports I have 30 errors! regscrub listed 90 which I cleared then booted up again but as I say I now get 30!!!
Actually it didn't work! But after contacting Norton I found out that for some reason everytime I connect to AOL it puts entries into the Registry (something to do with the welcome screen) anyway when Norton sees them it can fix or delete these entries but everytime I use AOL they appear again. The advice was to use ignore when these "errors" appear when using NORTON. Hopes this helps anyone else with this problem!
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