RegScrubXP Problem

  doggon 21:39 08 Sep 2005

Hi all,

I have seen many recommendations for RegScrubXP in this forum so I thought I would give it a go.
It found 78 problems so I selected "Fix all" and it repaired one and then stopped responding. I closed it down with Task Manager and had another go. Same again. I then uninstalled the program and did a reinstall. Tried "Fix all" with exactly the same result.

I then tried fixing one at a time, that worked, so did two at a time and also three. Each time I selected four for fixing the program stopped responding. I then fixed the entries one at a time until I had just had one left, as follows;

L (K)


Full Key
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\InstallShield Uninstall Information

Main Key
InstallShield Uninstall Information

Value Name

Value Data

No values for this key

Each time I try to fix this the program stops responding. Same happens in Safe Mode.

I have no computer problems that I am aware of and regularly run crapcleaner including the issues option.

Any ideas on this as it has me puzzled.

  GaT7 21:58 08 Sep 2005

Since it's just the one entry, let it be - it won't do any harm : )G

  doggon 22:08 08 Sep 2005

Yes I realise it won't do any harm. Before running RegScrubXP I obviously had 78 entries that were not doing any harm. I know my post may appear a bit petty but I wondered why RegScrubXP stops responding when I select "Fix all" That's my main problem.


  Sethhaniel 09:06 09 Sep 2005

to upset the cart - as they say
try copying (or deleting) any group of files anywhere and if one is a 'system file' or a bad file it stops the rest from being copied.
Maybe the 'key' is being shared by some program and can't be deleted - is there an option for excluding files - so you can earmark that 'key' so it will clear all around it.
I use Regseeker which lets you pick & choose which files to include in search ;)

  doggon 22:06 09 Sep 2005

Thanks for your post and the advice given. There is an exclusion key in RegScrubXP so you can exclude any entries from being included in the search. I will also try another reg cleaner, Regseeker maybe as you have mentioned it, to see if I can clear this entry.

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