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CoJo

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Registry Help PLEASE
« on: December 02, 2003, 10:59:34 PM »
hello to everyone!

I found a nifty little tool that will help me clean up my computer :)
right now I have a screen about my registry and it has lots of duplicate entries.
What should I be careful of/look for before I delete any??

and, again, I need to set up another email account due to the volume of crap that is coming through my hated OE. yahoo has an email, but it comes with an email scanner.
I just want the addy, no scanner as Avast! Rules ...will this cause a conflict?
thanks for any advice,
cojo

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Re:Registry Help PLEASE
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2003, 11:12:36 PM »
Well, I'm tempted to say that when you need to ask what to be careful about, you shouldn't do it at all ;D

What are these duplicate entries - could you give some examples?

CoJo

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Re:Registry Help PLEASE
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2003, 12:12:53 AM »
 ;) us southern gals have no shame!

root..registry key...string value....file/path reference

1.
HKEY local machine software\microsoft\IMAPI\stashinfo
 stash oath c:\\windowstemp\stashIMAPI.bin

2.
HKEY current user software\microsoft\internet explorer\main  local page  c:\\windows\system32\blank.htm

have a total of invalid entries
cojo

Walker

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Re:Registry Help PLEASE
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2003, 12:17:33 AM »
I found a nifty little tool that will help me clean up my computer :)
right now I have a screen about my registry and it has lots of duplicate entries.
What should I be careful of/look for before I delete any??

Cojo, those are very wise words from Igor  :)  Playing with the registry can be dangerous. Whatever 'utility' you have found, make sure to backup the registry before attempting ANY changes.  [edit] and make sure you know how to restore those backups  ;) [/e]

and, again, I need to set up another email account due to the volume of crap that is coming through my hated OE.

I do not know the situatation with your ISP's, but here in Europe most ISP's allow you to have more than one e-mail account on each service that you subscribe to. Therefore you might be able to just set up another account without going to Yahoo. Actually, Yahoo does filter a lot of the e-mail running through their servers, this is largely due to the fact that a lot of Spam originates directly from Yahoo accounts.

Good luck,
W.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2003, 12:19:50 AM by Walker »

CoJo

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Re:Registry Help PLEASE
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2003, 12:25:23 AM »
good point, W.
thanks, cojo

oh, and that should have said 8 invalid enteries :-[

Walker

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Re:Registry Help PLEASE
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2003, 12:37:50 AM »
oh, and that should have said 8 invalid enteries :-[

8 invalid entries isn't so bad  ;) (depending on what they are)

As there are not many, it might be a good idea if you could cut and paste all of them, so that the guru's can tell you what is safe to remove.  ;)

CoJo

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Re:Registry Help PLEASE
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2003, 01:12:44 AM »
other entries:

hkey users  s-1-5-21-2942212984006212340-553533399-1006\software\microsoft\internet explorer  local page   c:\windows\system32\blank.htm

hkey  local machine  siftware\microsoft\windows\current version\run   advanced tools check
c"\progra~1\norton~1\advtools\advchk.exe

hkey current user  software\microsoft\windows\current version\run   modem on hold   c"\program~1\dellmo~1\moh.exe

hkey  users  s-1-5-21-294221298-4006212340-1006\software\microsoft\windows\current  modem on hold
c"\progra~1\dellmo~1\moh.exe

hkey  local machine software\lexmark\markvision\lexbce\debug options  print log file  c"\lexbce32_print.log

hkey  local machine  software\lexmark\markvision\lexbce/debug options  log file   c"\lexbce32.log

darn thing would not let me cut,copy, past...nothing! sorry it is just typed...
all have today's date with different times...but I did nothing to my computer.
cojo
going to get a whale of an ale ;)

Walker

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Re:Registry Help PLEASE
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2003, 01:44:39 AM »
CoJo,

Most of the entries there are totally harmless (in my limited knowledge). I'm CERTAIN Technical will have something to say about one of them  ;) and I would prefer that he and the 'clever' guys confirm.  8)

Good luck. ..W.

Technical  ??? :)

CoJo

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Re:Registry Help PLEASE
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2003, 02:12:01 AM »
thankyou, my friend!

cojo

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Re:Registry Help PLEASE
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2003, 02:35:00 AM »
CoJo,

Most of the entries there are totally harmless (in my limited knowledge). I'm CERTAIN Technical will have something to say about one of them  ;) and I would prefer that he and the 'clever' guys confirm.  8)

Good luck. ..W.

Technical  ??? :)

I'm here  ;D
Cojo, you can trust in the entries found by:

Norton WinDoctor (I'm doing a fair play with Symantec!  8))
jv16PowerTools (now a Shareware)
BeClean (Registry section)
RegClean (from Microsoft)
SpyBot (Registry section)

Using these tools, I have never got a headache... All of them make an automatic backup of the deleted Registry keys...
I take a look at your posted keys and, as Walker said, they seem to be harmless. But, how do you receive the information of the Registry keys, I mean, you said you have 'found a nifty little tool that will help me clean up my computer', what is this tool?  ;)

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CoJo

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Re:Registry Help PLEASE
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2003, 03:10:57 AM »
"http://www.toniarts.com
EasyCleaner documentation by ToniArts

it backs up everything I would delete
also it found a whole bunch of duplicate files...with warnings to check what you deleted...
I haven't done anything yet, Technical...I'm reading it...and was very surprised at how much junk it found on my computer.

I'm still trying to figure out how to get my wicked picture on my profile...did the prohost thing but have to study how to use it :-[
cojo

techie101

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Re:Registry Help PLEASE
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2003, 05:43:18 AM »
Cojo,

Gee Whiz...Your all over this forum like a bug. hahaha

DONT TOUCH THE REGISTRY!!!!

DONT TOUCH THE REGISTRY!!!!

Your computer more than likely does not need extraordinary "cleaning".

If you are not haviing problems, leave the entries alone.  Some keys are shared and if you tamper with them, you may create problems with a program that WAS working fine.

Until you gain more experience isolating and identifying keys and why they are put into the registry, better leave well enough alone.

The Registry is the heart of the computer that brings it "all together"
Mess with it, and you will regret it.  You could end of doing a full reformat which is not fun at all.

Like all else, if you have a Registry problem or think you have one, come to us for help and we will guide you.

By the way....I never heard of the program you are using.

Just a kind bit of advice.  I know you are eager to learn and there are more freeware programs out there than you can imagine, but only use those you need, and understand what you need before using them........if you get my drift!

The all wise and willing...
techie
...has spoken.   ;D
« Last Edit: December 03, 2003, 05:48:49 AM by techie101 »

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Re:Registry Help PLEASE
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2003, 12:28:03 PM »
Cojo, listen to techie... Be careful!

I was just saying that 'automatic' cleaning from some applications could be safe.
Techie is right, be calm and easy with this thread: if you did something very wrong on the Registry, nothing will work anymore  :'(
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Hornus Continuum

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Re:Registry Help PLEASE
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2003, 02:02:56 PM »
CoJo,

It was a while back that I saw this, but EasyCleaner 1.7 from ToniArts had a bug in it that broke the Help and Support Center, requiring that you download a fix from their site.  I can't say whether this problem still exists or not, but like techie, Technical, and Walker warned, be careful.

To be fair to ToniArts their cleaner is, or was at the time, recommended by the Wilders Security web site.

Regards,
Hornus

CoJo

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Re:Registry Help PLEASE
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2003, 01:48:54 AM »
 :)
ok, I followed the experts advice and just used my spybot! see?? women do listen to the men ;D

and I wish I had sooner...I could only uninstall part of the toni thing...still have.82mb left...when I go to add/delete I get a message to close all running apps, empty temp folders, and run set up again.
same message over and over again! I did a search and thought I deleted/shredded all of it. I did email them for support in getting rid of the darn thing...
cojo
who is going to have a GIANT mint julep right now