August 21, 2017

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35 Free Registry Cleaners to Repair your Computer

 

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Registry cleaners are software programs that remove unnecessary entries from the Windows Registry. Registry cleaners are especially useful for removing registry entries that point to files  that no longer exist.

Read this article to find out more about Registry Cleaners

Important: Free registry cleaners should only be used to troubleshoot specific issues.

Screenshot of CCleaner 5 in Windows 7 - © Piriform

CCleaner. © Piriform

1 . CCleaner

CCleaner is the best free registry cleaner program I’ve tested. It’s easy to use, prompts you to backup the registry before it makes changes, and includes a number of other useful tools.

CCleaner provides both install able and portable versions of their free registry cleaner.

If you’re set on using an automated tool to fix an issue you have that’s caused by a registry problem, I highly recommend you use  CCleaner freeware registry cleaner tool.

The CCleaner registry cleaner work on Windows 8 & 8.1, 7, Vista, XP, Server 2008/2003, and older Windows versions like 2000, NT, ME and 98. 64-bit Windows versions are also supported.

CCleaner  Free Download

I tested CCleaner  using both their portable and installable versions on a 64-bit version of Windows 8.1.

 

Screenshot of Wise Registry Cleaner v8.21 in Windows XP -

Wise Registry Cleaner.

2 . Wise Registry Cleaner

Wise Registry Cleaner comes in very close to the other top rated registry fix tools. They’ve put together a fantastic free registry cleaner program.

Some big pluses for Wise’s free registry cleaner include fast registry scans, scheduled scans, in place updates, and a clear separation between normal issues and those that are “unsafe,” a feature I loved.

I don’t like the fact that Wise Registry Cleaner pushes for a download of Wise Disk Cleaner at the end of the installation but it’s easy to skip.

Wise Registry Cleaner comes in both installable and portable versions and can be used on Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP. 64-bit Windows versions are supported.

Wise Registry Cleaner  Free Download

I tested the installable version of Wise Registry Cleaner v8.26 in Windows 8.

Note: I’ve linked to the download page for all of Wise Cleaner’s products so scroll down until you find Wise Registry Cleaner.

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JetClean 

3 . JetClean

JetClean, a free registry cleaner by BlueSprig, isn’t one I see mentioned a lot but I found it to be very well done.

JetClean scanned the entire registry in just a few seconds and has a well designed interface.

There are two major things I didn’t like about JetClean. One: The number of cookies that JetClean considers keepable, by default, is a bit excessive. Two: It tries to install a toolbar, but you can decline it during installation.

I also don’t like that there’s not an easily available portable version of JetClean. Yes, one exists, but you have to “generate” one from within the installed version of JetClean on your computer. Strange!

The JetClean registry cleaner supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 2000.

JetClean Free Download

I tested JetClean v1.5.0 in Windows 7.

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Auslogics Registry Cleaner 

4 . Auslogics Registry Cleaner

Auslogics Registry Cleaner is another great registry cleaner program – it’s probably one of the easiest registry cleaners to use out of all the tools I’ve tested.

My favorite feature of Auslogics Registry Cleaner is the colored severity rating for each category of registry area that the program finds that needs attention. This makes it really easy to figure out what might be having an impact on your computer.

If the several higher rated registry repair tools in my list don’t give you the results you were looking for, give Auslogics Registry Cleaner a try.

Auslogics Registry Cleaner is compatible with Windows 8 and Windows 7 (64-bit and 32-bit), as well as 32-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows XP.

Auslogics Registry Cleaner  Free Download

I tested Auslogics Registry Cleaner v4.1 in Windows 7.

Note: Before downloading Auslogics Registry Cleaner, you may be asked to download other programs, but it’s easy to deselect them if you wish not to install them.

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AML Registry Cleaner 

5 . AML Registry Cleaner

AML Registry Cleaner wasn’t part of this list when I first put it together which was an obvious oversight on my part. AML’s free registry tool has been the most frequent reader-suggested addition to these programs.

The interface is a bit “old” in style, but AML Registry Cleaner makes up for that with a solid registry search, lots of still-free additional tools, and a long history ofnot accidentally causing more problems.

AML Registry Cleaner works on both 64-bit and 32-bit versions of Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP, as well as on some Windows Server operating systems.

AML Registry Cleaner  Free Download

I tested AML Registry Cleaner v4.25 in Windows 7.

Screenshot of Glarysoft's Registry Repair - © Glarysoft

Registry Repair. © Glarysoft

6 . Registry Repair

Glarysoft’s Registry Repair is another good freeware registry cleaner. Registry Repair is pretty simple to use and is a good option if some of the better tools aren’t working out for you.

Registry Repair works in Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, Server 2003, and older Windows operating systems like Windows 2000, NT, ME and 98.

Registry Repair  Free Download

I tested Glarysoft’s Registry Repair  in Windows 7.

Note: After the installation of Registry Repair, you’re asked if you’d like to run the program (this is typical) but you may also be asked if you’d like to install other programs from Glarysoft. Be sure to uncheck them if you’re not interested. More »

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SlimCleaner Free v4.0.

7 . SlimCleaner Free

I was pretty impressed with SlimCleaner Free. Aside from a standard registry cleaning abilities, there are lots of completely free extras with this program like software update checks, startup optimization, system cleaning, and a lot more.

SlimCleaner Free works in Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP, and 2000.

SlimCleaner Free v4.0 Review & Free Download

I tested SlimCleaner Free v4.0 in Windows 7.

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PowerTools Lite 

8 . PowerTools Lite

PowerTools Lite 2013 is a freeware registry cleaner created by Macecraft,  makers of several popular Windows utilities. PowerTools Lite  was fast and found a similar number of needless registry entries as other tools in this area of my list.

PowerTools Lite  works with Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP.

PowerTools Lite  Free Download

I tested PowerTools Lite  in Windows 7. No toolbars or other programs tried to install like with some other free registry cleaners.

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Kingsoft PC Doctor 

9 . Kingsoft PC Doctor

Kingsoft PC Doctor is another registry cleaner embedded in a  software suite.

This program is really easy to use, and the registry cleaner isn’t hidden away deep inside – it’s very easy to spot and run without any hassles.

One thing I did not like  about Kingsoft PC Doctor is that you can’t schedule a registry cleaning at a later date, but you must instead run it manually. While this is the case, the manual scans do find a hefty amount of errors that are just a click away from being removed.

Kingsoft PC Doctor is said to work with Windows 7, Vista, and XP.

Kingsoft PC Doctor Free Download

I tested Kingsoft PC Doctor  in Windows 8 without any issues.

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EasyCleaner 

10 . EasyCleaner

EasyCleaner  is one of the oldest and most trusted free registry cleaners out there. The interface is a bit dated but it’s a solid registry repair tool.

EasyCleaner took  considerably longer than other registry cleaners to scan my registry but it did a fine job overall. I also liked how I wasn’t asked to install a completely unrelated and useless browser toolbar during the install!

The ToniArts website  says that EasyCleaner  works in Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, NT, ME, 98, and 95. Both installer and portable versions of this registry cleaner are available.

EasyCleaner  Free Download

I tested the installable version of EasyCleaner v2.0.6.380 in Windows 7.

 

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Advanced SystemCare Free.

11 . Advanced SystemCare Free

Advanced SystemCare Free  is one of IObit’s many freeware programs. “Registry Fix” is the utility in Advanced SystemCare that  does the registry cleaning.

I find the registry scan to be very quick regardless of the amount of errors the program finds. Advanced SystemCare is  great for the non tech-savvy because you don’t even have to view the results to repair them. Moreover, you could actually shut down your PC when the cleaning is finished so you don’t have to worry about it.

One thing I don’t like about Advanced SystemCare is that if you’re after a particular cleaning type, like registry cleaning, you must first un-check all the other options. All the features that are offered can be overwhelming and get in your way.

Advanced SystemCare Free  works in Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP.

 Advanced System Care Free Download

I tested Advanced SystemCare Free v8.0 in Windows 7.

Screenshot of Eusing Free Registry Cleaner v3.2 Registry Cleaner -

Eusing Free Registry Cleaner 

12 . Eusing Free Registry Cleaner

Eusing Free Registry  Cleaner is another free registry cleaner. I frequently see references to this particular registry cleaner on other “top” lists but I didn’t find anything spectacular about it.

Tip: Remember, a registry cleaner program is not a regular PC maintenance tool. Registry cleaners don’t typically speed up your computer or provide any other day-to-day improvements to your PC. Registry cleaners should only be used to help solve specific kinds of problems.

Eusing Software says that their free registry cleaner works on Windows 8, 7, Vista, Server 2003, XP, 2000, NT, ME, 98, and 95. Portable and install-able versions  are available.

Eusing Free Registry Cleaner  Free Download

I tested the installable version of Eusing Free Registry Cleaner v3.5 in Windows 7.

Screenshot of Cleanersoft Free Registry Fix v1.8 Registry Cleaner -

Cleanersoft Free Registry Fix v1.8.

13 . Cleanersoft Free Registry Fix

Cleanersoft Free Registry Fix is suspiciously similar to Eusing Free Registry Cleaner. That said, I’m not sure which freeware registry cleaner came first. The only reason I rank Cleanersoft’s Free Registry  Fix lower than Eusing Free Registry Cleaner is because this program took a very long time to scan the registry.

Of all the free registry cleaners that I tested, Cleanersoft Free  Registry Fix found the largest number of registry entries that needed “repaired” but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best program.

Cleanersoft Software  says that their Free Registry Fix program works on Windows 8, 7, Vista, Server 2003, XP, 2000, NT, ME, 98, and 95.

Download Cleanersoft Free Registry  for Free

I tested Cleanersoft Free Registry Fix v2.1 on Windows XP and didn’t have any problems.

Screenshot of Free Window Registry Repair v2.7 Registry Cleaner -

Free Window Registry Repair .

14 . Free Window Registry Repair

Free Window Registry Repair reminds me a lot of Eusing Free Registry  Cleaner and Cleanersoft Free Registry Fix, so my assessment is similar. Try this registry cleaner if you need to, skip it and try a better one if you don’t.

Registry scan time with Free Window Registry Repair was longer that with some of the higher rated registry cleaners but overall it looks like a decent tool.

RegSofts Software’s  website says Free Window Registry Repair is compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, and 2000, NT, ME and 98.

Download Free Window Registry Repair

I tested Free Window Registry Repair v3.0 in Windows 7.

Screenshot of nCleaner v2.3.4 Registry Cleaner -

nCleaner 

15 . nCleaner

nCleaner seems to be as good a registry cleaner as any other in this area of my list. It does all your standard registry cleaning, as well as some system cleaning.

I found nCleaner’s interface  to be a little confusing and I also don’t like that it hasn’t been updated in years. However, I felt compelled to at least include it here after receiving so many suggestions to add it to the list.

Download nCleaner  for Free

I tested the nCleaner  in Windows 8  and it seemed to work well, but it’s only listed as supporting up to Windows Vista.

Screenshot of ACleaner v4.0 Registry Cleaner -

ACleaner 

16 . ACleaner

ACleaner is another free registry cleaner. Although it looks a bit outdated, it works for the newer operating systems and does the job well.

The Windows registry is backed up automatically before fixing any issues, and restoring is just a couple clicks away.

There’s also a startup manager and   system cleaner that comes bundled with ACleaner, but the registry cleaner isn’t difficult to find.

Download ACleaner  for Free

ACleaner works in Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP. I tested v4.1 in Windows 8 and didn’t find any problems.

Screenshot of Secure Eraser v4.201 Registry Cleaner -

Secure Eraser 

17 . Secure Eraser

Secure Eraser is a program suite that includes a dedicated section for registry cleaning.

Secure Eraser’s registry cleaning function seemed to find most of the same errors and invalid entries as the other cleaners in this list.

After cleaning the registry, a results page will display in your Internet browser. This can be annoying, but it’s easily toggled off from the settings.

Download Secure Eraser  for Free

Secure Eraser works with Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP. I tested version 4.201 in Windows 8.

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Argente Registry Cleaner 

18 . Argente Registry Cleaner

Argente Registry Cleaner is a registry cleaner that walks you through a tiny wizard when you first open the program, which makes scanning for errors rather easy. It found about as many issues as the other programs in this list.

One thing I didn’t much care for in this registry cleaner was that I couldn’t find an option to back up the registry keys in case the cleanup didn’t  work as expected.

Download Argente Registry Cleaner  for Free

Argente Registry Cleaner works in Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP. I tested version 3.1.0.1 in Windows 8.

Note: The website for Argente Software is in  Spanish, but this download link is to an English page.

Screenshot of Ashampoo WinOptimizer v1.0.0 Registry Cleaner -

Ashampoo WinOptimizer 

19 . Ashampoo WinOptimizer Free

Ashampoo WinOptimizer has many different tools that come with the program, but “Registry Optimizer” is the registry cleaning function you’ll want to use.

The scanning is performed rather quickly with Ashampoo  WinOptimizer, and  it automatically creates registry backup before any cleaning is done. It’s super simple to restore these backups in the event something goes wrong.

Ashampoo WinOptimizer sometimes displays a message when the program opens, which can get annoying if you’re using it often.

Download Ashampoo WinOptimizer  for Free

Ashampoo WinOptimizer Free works in Windows 7, Vista, and XP. I tested Ashampoo WinOptimizer v1.0.0 in Windows 8 without any issues.

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PCSleek Free Error Cleaner 

20 . Free Error Cleaner

Free Error Cleaner is a registry cleaner by PCSleek with an easy-to-use interface. It combines a few other search parameters in addition to the registry, but they’re very easy to disable if you’re just wanting to fix registry issues.

Although the program looks outdated and simple, it backs up the registry before cleaning and seems to find about as many problems as the other registry cleaners in this list.

Download Free Error Cleaner 

Free Error Cleaner is said to work in Windows 7, Vista, and XP. I tested  in Windows 8 without any issues.

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Registry Cleaner

21 . Pointstone Registry Cleaner

Pointstone Registry Cleaner  has a nice, modern interface and reminds me of Wise Registry Cleaner. Results are separated into sections for easily viewing categories a registry error belongs to.

The scanning speed is decent and then shows what’s called a “Damage Level” so you know how severe the errors may be before fixing them. Registry items are backed up before any corrections are done.

Download Pointstone Registry Cleaner  for Free

Pointstone Registry Cleaner  works in Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP. I tested v4.20 in Windows 7 without any problems.

Note: Click the download link below the “Registry Cleaner” column to start the download.

Screenshot of Registry Distiller v1.03 Registry Cleaner -

Registry Distiller 

22 . Registry Distiller

Registry Distiller is another free registry cleaner, but it doesn’t look as neat as the others in this list. The program’s interface isn’t very easy to work  with or view results in. However, with that being said, it apparently does a great job finding errors.

When I tested Registry Distiller, it took 10 seconds to find 500+ errors, which is much better than some of the other registry cleaners in this list.

Download Registry Distiller  for Free

Registry Distiller is said to work in Windows Vista and XP. I tested Registry Distiller version 1.03 in Windows 8 and didn’t have any issues.

Screenshot of Registry Fixer v2.0 Registry Cleaner -

Registry Fixer 

23 . Registry Fixer

Registry Fixer is a free registry cleaner from SS-Tools that is likely one of the easiest programs I’ve ever used. With barely any options, and an open, clean program window, it’s easy to start a scan in seconds.

Only one option is available with Registry Fixer, which is to back up the registry before cleaning. This setting is enabled by default.

Download Registry Fixer for Free

Registry Fixer is said to work with Windows XP only, though I tested version 2.0 in Windows 8 without any problems.

Note: Registry Fixer is also available for portable USB drives from the download link.

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Registry Life 

24 . Registry Life

Registry Life, by ChemTable Software, is a free registry cleaner that starts a scan the moment you open the program, taking you through an easy-to-use wizard to clean the registry. You can fix registry issues and even defrag  the registry with Registry Life.

One thing I didn’t like while testing Registry Life is that it tries to install what’s called “Soft Organizer” during the setup process. You’ll need to choose a custom install and un-check this option to stop it from installing.

Download Registry Life  for Free

Registry Life is said to work with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP. I tested  in Windows 7 and didn’t encounter any troubles.

Note: During setup, Registry Life asks to install a toolbar. You must choose a custom installation and opt out if you don’t want the extra software.

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Registry Recycler 

25 . Registry Recycler

Registry Recycler  is another free registry cleaner that seems to find more registry errors than some of the other programs in this list.

The program automatically creates registry backups before cleaning to ensure you can always return to a working state if anything goes wrong during the process. In addition to cleaning, Registry Recycler can also defrag the registry.

A quick look at the program’s version history shows that it’s updated pretty frequently, which is great.

Download Registry Recycler  for Free

Registry Recycler works with Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP. I tested version 0.9.2.8 in Windows 8.

Note: Registry Recycler can be downloaded as either a regular installer or a portable one, both of which are found at the download page.

Screenshot of RegSeeker v2.57 Registry Cleaner -

RegSeeker 

26 . RegSeeker

RegSeeker is another free registry cleaner that’s available for both regular and portable installs. Scanning is quick and seems to find a reasonable amount of the same errors the other programs in this list can find.

The interface of this program isn’t quite as friendly as some of these other registry cleaners, but it seems to function in a similar fashion, finding and removing most of the same registry issues.

Download RegSeeker  for Free

RegSeeker  works with Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP. I tested RegSeeker v2.57 in Windows 8.

Screenshot of TweakNow RegCleaner v7.3.1 Registry Cleaner -

TweakNow RegCleaner 

27 . TweakNow RegCleaner

TweakNow RegCleaner is another registry cleaner that serves as a suite with many other built-in tools.

The registry cleaner in this program has a regular and deep scanning option to ensure it gets as many errors and problems as it can. You can even open a particular path directly in the Windows Registry Editor to see exactly what you’re looking at.

One thing I didn’t like about this program is that it’s a little confusing to know which registry items you’re going to remove and which will stay intact.

Download TweakNow RegCleaner  for Free

TweakNow RegCleaner works with Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP. I tested TweakNow RegCleaner  in Windows 8.

Screenshot of Vit Registry Fix v9.5.9 Registry Cleaner -

Vit Registry Fix 

28 . Vit Registry Fix

Vit Registry Fix is an easy-to-use registry cleaner with a simple interface. The “Scan” and “Fix Error” buttons are really easy to see so there’s no confusion in what you’re doing. There’s also a dedicated rescue center to restore the registry if you have  accidentally removed items you wanted to keep.

Overall, this program looks to work quite well and is comparable to the others in this list.

Download Vit Registry Fix  for Free

Vit Registry Fix works with Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP. I tested Vit Registry Fix  in Windows 8.

Note: To avoid downloading a trial of the Professional version, look to the bottom right of the download page to find a link called “Download Vit Registry Fix: Free Edition” in the Extras section.

Screenshot of Mr Fix v1.0.1.10 Registry Cleaner -

Mr Fix 

29 . Mr. Fix

Mr. Fix is another good registry cleaner that seems to find similar issues as the other programs in this list.

This program asks you to back up the registry before you actually remove any problems, which is a nice feature. You can then easily restore the registry if something goes wrong.

Download Mr. Fix  for Free

Mr. Fix is said to work with Windows Vista and XP. I tested Mr. Fix  in Windows 7 without any issues.

Note: When you install Mr. Fix, be sure to decline any additional programs you don’t want the installer to add to Windows.

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MV Regclean 

30 . MV RegClean

MV RegClean looks very outdated, any may very well be, but it seems to do well with deep registry cleaning.

While testing this program, it seemingly found many more problems than most of the other programs in this list. The registry is automatically backed up, so there’s no need to do it manually.

One thing I disliked about this registry cleaner is that the interface is a little difficult to maneuver around in.

Download MV RegClean for Free

MV RegClean is  said to work in Windows Vista and XP. I tested MV RegClean  in Windows 8 without any issues.

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Baidu PC Faster.

31 . Baidu PC Faster

Baidu PC faster is a program suite that contains tons of system optimization tools, one of which is a registry cleaner. The program installs and works fast, and has a friendly interface to it.

It’s great that Baidu PC Faster automatically backs up the registry before modifying it, but you unfortunately must scan and clean for Windows junk files at the same time you’re cleaning registry issues.

You can find the registry cleaner portion of Baidu PC Faster in the Cleaner menu.

Download Baidu PC Faster  for Free

I tested Baidu PC Faster in Windows 8 and Windows 7 without any issues. It should also works in Windows Vista and XP.

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RegCleaner 

32 . RegCleaner

RegCleaner seems to find similar errors and issues in the registry as some of the other programs from this list.

A glaring issue with this program is that the controls for scanning and removing registry errors are in the file menu. This is much different than the other programs in this list because it makes controlling the program a bit complex.

Aside from the interface, RegCleaner finds registry errors as it says it will.

Download RegCleaner  for Free

RegCleaner is said to work in Windows 7, Vista, and XP. I tested version 4.3.0.780 in Windows 8 and didn’t find any issues.

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Your Cleaner 

33 . Your Cleaner

Your Cleaner is a nice registry cleaner with an easy-to-use interface.

While testing this program, it found a good amount of errors, making it comparable to most of the other programs in this list. Also, the registry is automatically backed up before any cleaning is performed, which is a nice feature.

Download Your Cleaner for Free

Your Cleaner is said to work with Windows 7, Vista, and XP. I tested Your Cleaner v1.11 in Windows 8 and it worked fine.

Note: The default language for the program installer may be Estonian, but you can easily change it from the dropdown box. Also, the download is a  RAR FILE , meaning you’ll need a program like  7-ZIP to open it.

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FCleaner 

34 . FCleaner

FCleaner is a registry cleaner from FTweak that’s coupled with many other tools, similar to CCleaner. The user interface is a bit strange, but all the proper functions are there with a nice version available to use on a portable USB device.

I discovered FCleaner did not seem to find nearly as many errors and other issues with the registry as the other cleaners in this list, so it’s ranked accordingly.

Download FCleaner  for Free

FCleaner is said to work in Windows 7, Vista, and XP. I tested FCleaner  in Windows 8 without any problems.

Note: Download the regular installer file under the section titled “FCleaner Latest  Stable Version,” whereas the portable version is found in the section just following it.

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Dedaulus System Cleaner 

35 . Dedaulus System Cleaner

Dedaulus System Cleaner is another program suite, with a section just for cleaning registry errors.

While testing this program, it seemed to find a good amount of errors and even asked to backup the registry before removing the errors.

Download Dedaulus Registry Cleaner  for Free

Dedaulus Registry Cleaner is said to work with Windows Vista and XP. I tested v1.6 in Windows 8 without any issues.

Note: The program installer is actually a compressed EXE file. Use a decompressor like WinZip to extract the program into a folder. It can then be used normally or treated as a portable install.

 

Read this article and follow this very simple 6 steps before taking your computer in for Repairs. 

 

How to clean a Virus Infected Computer

These are some of free Registry Cleaners  and Computer repair tools used in the Technology field. Use them at your own risk.  Always read about them first, prior to use, and make sure you perform a full backup of your computer.

How to Fix a Virus Infected Computer

How to Fix a Virus Infected Computer

How to Fix a Virus Infected Computer

How To fix a Virus Infected Computer

These days malicious software is becoming an epidemic. It seems like it’s everywhere. Also, there’s been a change in the way Malware / Virus  acts. It used to be that it would slow down your computer, or display annoying popups, but now malware is becoming increasingly discreet. You could be infected right now ,and not even know it. Also, it often seems as if the only way to make sure you’re not infected is to scan your computer with numerous anti-malware programs. Doing this can be time  consuming and, while scanning, may even slow your computer to a crawl. Even after that you still can’t be sure you’re clean. This is because scanners cannot recognize all new malware.

2. How To fix a Virus Infected Computer

 Because of these difficulties I have come up with a better method. This uses multiple programs, not to remove files, but just to analyze the computer. Each of these programs is very effective and easy to use. They are all portable applications and will not cause any conflicts on your computer because they are only running when you’re using them. However, they do require an active internet connection to function properly. Don’t worry, these steps will also help you to fix your internet connection in the event that it is not working. After you have already gone through the below process once, and had all files whitelisted, this approach is much faster, much more certain, and much easier than any other approach I’ve seen. No active malware  / virus can escape this process. However, inactive pieces of malware may not be flagged by this approach but may be found by other scanners. Rest assured that these are not direct threats to the safety of your computer and thus do not constitute a failure of this article. These are some of the scanners I run while a repairing an infected computer.

1.  Malwarebytes Premium

2.  Hitman Pro

3. ComboFix

Even after a Virus infected computer has been removed from a system many of the problems caused by it may still remain. That said, one of the first things you should do in order to fix any of these problems is to make sure that all infections have actually been removed. Read my article  to find out What Is Malware. If you know that you still have infections on your computer then, instead of trying to fix problems while the virus  infection still present, you should first remove all virus/malware infections. To do this please see my article about How to Repair your Computer before seeking IT Support.

3. How To fix a Virus Infected Computer

Once you have confirmed that your computer is entirely free of malware you should then back up all of your important files. This way if anything goes wrong while fixing the computer, which is a very real possibility, your important documents will still be intact. There’s one more thing that I always do after a virus / malware removal  and it’s to make sure you tune up your computer, One of the best free software’s out there is Ccleaner it’s very safe to use, just make sure you always backup your registry via Ccleaner software.  or see another option, my article on How To Tune Up Your System

Finally,  Stop thinking that a free antivirus will safe you in today’s Virus World,  that will never happened.  If you want to be safe from Trojans, spend the money on a a real antivirus I recommend  Malwarebytes Premium .

 

How to Remote control your computer with Android Phone

How to Remote control your computer with Android Phone

 

android remote desktop

android remote desktop

Now you  can remote control your Computer with Android Phone. Its a great feature in android phone that you can take remote desktop of your PC from any where. There is Chrome Remote Desktop is  the best App for the Android and PC for access computer on your android phone. You can share file and folders and Run and stop music also you can  restart and shutdown computer through your android phone.
Control your Computer With Android Phone

Follows these steps to Control your Computer with Android phone

Enable Remote Desktop Connection  On  Computer

1. First of all you will have to install Chrome Remote Desktop Apps on your  computer which your want to Access. Click here to Download.
Now Click on Free Button. and then Click on Add Button
Chrome Remote Desktop Apps
or 
To Open Google Chrome and then Click on wrench menu and then Click on Settings.  Now on the Left pane Click on Extensions and then Click on Get More Extensions.
Now on the Chrome web store windows type Chrome Remote Desktop Apps on the search Box and press Enter. then you will find Chrome Remote desktop Extension and then Click on + Free to download and then Click on Add button.
 2.  Now Click on Launch it and then it will ask for Authorization and then  Signing  in your Google account and then Click on Continue.
3. Now Chrome remote Desktop ask for permission to access your Computer , Now Click on Accept.
For better viewing on Remote control devices, you may want to use an Android tablets,  it works perfect for me in my line of work.

What is Malware?

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What is Malware?

Malware is short for “malicious software.” Malware is any kind of unwanted software that is installed without your adequate consent. Viruses, worms, and Trojan horses are examples of malicious software that are often grouped together and referred to as malware.

Malware is one of the most dangerous threats that people should always try to eliminate in  their computers/laptops especially while using the internet. It can  destroy /corrupt  computer systems in an instant when not prevented or eliminated immediately. Cyber criminals can  use malware as a tool in the process of monitoring the online activity of their targets while using the  power of internet. All the dangers that malwares can create in the daily living of internet users are not limited to that extent. This is because malwares can be used also to steal the personal information of an internet user without spending a lot of effort.

How to help protect your computer from malware

There are several free ways to help protect your computer against malware:

Warning: Cybercriminals sometimes try to trick you into downloading rogue (fake) security software that claims to protect you against malware. This rogue security software might ask you to pay for a fake product, install malware on your computer, or steal your personal information.

Don’t click links in email messages and avoid websites that offer free software—especially free antivirus software. For more information, see Watch out for fake virus Alerts.

How to Detect Malware?

Detecting Malware is one of the most effective ways to prevent malicious software from entering the system of a personal computer or any website that’s always connected to the internet. The following are the steps on how to detect malware more efficiently:

  • Check Computer Status – there’s a possibility that a personal computer has been infected by malware if its excellent performance changed negatively in an instant for an unknown reason. One of the negative effects of malware in the performance of a person computer is poor power-efficiency. A personal computer that has been infected by malicious software loses more power while functioning.
  • Examine Unusual Things – a computer that shows more pop-ups from time to time and crashes instantly while in use has been infected by malware

How to Avoid Malware

There are so many ways to prevent malware in a computer. Try to follow all these steps in order to avoid malware more effectively:

  • Install anti malware software and update it regularly – security software is always important in the process of protecting a computer from the negative effects of malware. It provides extensive protection against viruses, malware and spyware that can make the daily living of a person miserable when not eliminated instantly.
  • Don’t download anything from suspicious website – free downloadable software, games and applications usually contain malware. Such reality is very common in all products that suspicious websites can offer.
  • Ignore pop-ups – pop-ups usually contain download links where malware can be extracted instantly.

 

How to Eliminate Malware?

Eliminating malware has never been too easy. There are so many important factors to consider in its processes to attain positive results. The following are the steps on how to eliminate malware more effectively:

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  • Update the Anti malware Software – a security tool is very useful when it comes to the process of minimizing and eliminating the negative effects of malware in a person computer.
  • Reformat the Computer that has been infected (Optional) – it is necessary to execute this step if the condition of the infected computer is already at the worst level.
  • Restore all Programs and Files – a backup file can help a person restore all files in a personal computer in a very excellent way just in case the malware that has been detected in its system is no longer available.

20 Troubleshooting Steps To Diagnose and Repair your Mac OS X System

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Steps to Diagnose and Repair your Mac OS X System.

1. Restart

Restart  your system, Many of the times this very simple process resolve many of your issues.

2. Check/fix the file system

There are many different ways to do this. You can boot off the OS X Installation CD, run Disk Utility, and select Repair Disk. If you don’t have access to the CD, you can also run the UNIX           command fsck from the Terminal in Single User Mode. The specific sequence of how to do this varies depending on what version of OS X you’re running. Go to Apple Support for specific instuctions.
Disk Utility will report back whether or not there were any problems, and whether or not it could fix any problems. If it is unable to fix a problem, then you need to get a 3rd party utility, or reformat the disk before doing any other troubleshooting. NOTE: reformatting the disk will erase it, so a 3rd party utility is usually a better idea.

You can also use a 3rd party utility like DiskWarrior or Norton Disk Doctor These 3rd party utilities can fix some kinds of errors that the free Apple tools cannot. (But don’t ever install the Norton components on your hard drive – just run the tools by booting off the Norton CD.)

If there were errors that needed to be fixed, and your software reports that they were all successfully fixed, you may have solved your larger problem.

3. Make sure you’re not running out of free space on the System volume

When the system is running out of memory, it needs to write swap files to your hard drive. If your hard drive is already almost full, then the system will bog down into unusability. Keep tabs on how much free space you have on your boot disk by getting info on that disk in the Finder. Alternatively, you can use the excellent freeware DiskSpace application, which will give you a display of free space on your menubar.
You should have at *least* 500MB to 1GB of free space at all times. Realistically you would want more than that, especially if you plan on burning CD/DVD’s. Remember that even if you have more free space than this when you first booted, swapfiles can eat up diskspace quickly – 2GB or more of swapfiles is not unheard of. So it’s a good idea to have at least 3GB of free space immediately after booting.

To fix: trash unneeded files and applications off of your System volume to free space. And try to create fewer swap files by adding more RAM or running fewer applications simultaneously. Restarting will temporarily get rid of all swap files, but they’ll come back.

4. Repair permissions

Run this in Disk Utility in your normal login. Open Disk Utility in the Applications/Utilities folder. Select the boot drive ( probably “Macintosh HD” ), click on the First Aid tab and click the Repair Permissions button. See if this cures the problem.

5.  Create a new user account. 

You do this by creating a new user in the Accounts tab of System Preferences, logging out of your main account, and logging into the new account. If this makes the problem go away, it means the cause is in your user account.

While it’s good that we know approximately where the problem is, unfortunately there’s a lot of stuff in the user account to pick through. And now you will have to do some serious troubleshooting. Oftentimes, this will be a preferences file in ~/Library/Preferences/. If you can pinpoint that one bad file, you’re done. If you have no idea what’s going on you can try the laborious process of keeping that new account you made, and bringing over the files one by one until you find the one that was the problem. Even easier is to ask an expert if it’s a frequently seen problem, first letting them know that it was a problem in your user account.

6. Clear system & user caches

Use a third party tool like Cocktail or Disk Warrior / Panther Cache Cleaner  to deep clean all caches. Reboot. See if this cures the problem.

7. Disable Application Enhancer, if you’re running it

Haxies from Unsanity. They’re great, and they’re pretty well programmed, but they’re hacking the system in non-standard ways. Unsanity claims that APE will be disabled by holding down the shift key while logging in. However, if you want to be ultra-safe about it, download the APE installer from Unsanity and use the ‘uninstaller’ option to remove all traces.

8.  Startup in SafeBoot mode, and see if the problem continues

You do this by holding down the shift key during bootup. If this makes the problem disappear, then it is a problem with Extensions or StartupItems. And most likely, those would be 3rd party Extensions or StartupItems. Most of those are kept in /Library/Extensions/ and /Library/StartupItem/. Move those items to the desktop, and see if you can isolate which one was causing the trouble. There are also some 3rd party extensions that are *annoyingly* installed in /System/Library/Extension/, however you must be very very careful mucking around in there, as almost all of those Extensions are supplied by Apple, and your machine will not function without them. Use common sense, and ask the experts.

9.  Reset Firmware

Resetting your firmware will reset all firmware settings back to factory defaults. Things like the boot rom, power management, etc. are found in the firmware. To do this hold down the following buttons on your keyboard at boot up: cmd+opt+O+F. Once in open firmware type these commands:

reset-nvram (hit return)
reset-all (hit return once more, the system should reboot)

10. Unplug all USB, Firewire devices except Apple mouse

Reboot with everything unplugged. If this makes the problem go away, then you have a bad external device, bad cable, or bad port on your computer. Try to isolate which one it is. Be especially wary of USB hubs.

11. Reapply the latest combo updater

Download the latest OS X updater from Apple. These updaters come in 2 flavors, an updater which will only update the next most recent version of the OS, and a combo updater, which will update all versions since the last paid update. You want the combo updater. It will be labeled as the combo updater, and it will be much larger than the normal updaters – around 80MB at this time. Find the updater on Apply the updater, even if your system version number is already up to date. See if this cures the problem.

12. Run the Apple hardware diagnostic CD

Boot off the CD by restarting while holding down the C key on the keyboard. See if you get any useful information.

13.  Check the hard drive for bad blocks

One way of doing this is to try to re-initialize your drive using Drive Setup from the OS X Installation disk. Unfortunately, this will wipe out all of your data, so back up first, if that’s the route you go. If the initialization fails, your disk is worthless garbage and must be replaced.

You can use the TechTool Deluxe CD that came with the Apple Protection Plan to check for bad blocks. Norton Disk Doctor will also allow you to test for bad blocks without erasing your disk using the Check Media option. Other 3rd party disk utilities may allow this as well. Hearing odd noises coming from your drive is a tip-off that this may be your trouble.

14.  Take out 3rd party RAM

See if this cures the problem.

15.  Unplug 3rd Party PCI cards

If this solves the problem, replace the cards one by one until you identify the problematic card. Contact the manufacturer to see if updated drivers are available.

16.  Reset PMU

The PMU’s (Power Management Unit’s) location, and how to reset it, varies by machine. Go to Apple Support to find out how to do it for your particular machine. See if this cures the problem. Typically this will fix issues when your system will not power on.

Make sure you only hold in the PMU button for a second. DO NOT hold it in for any longer and DO NOT press it more than once. If you do this it could result in corrupting the PMU itself.

17.  Archive and Install OS X

This will archive user/network settings and replace your current system folder with a new one. Boot off your OS X cd and run through the install as normal. Once you get to the screen where you select which hard drive you want to put the OS on there should be an options button under the hard drive. Select it and then select the archive and reinstall button. Then proceed through the install as normal. This may or may not fix your problem, and it can save you time from copying back ups back over, resetting user preferences, and reinstalling applications.

18.  Reinstall the system from scratch

This step is annoying and time consuming, which is why we’ve saved it for second to last. It requires erasing your hard drive, so you’ll have to either back up, or lose, all of your data.

19.  Send the machine back to Apple

This step is very annoying, very time-consuming, and if the machine is out of warranty, can be very very expensive. So try a couple of the other steps first. Call Apple Support to arrange a pickup or locate an an Apple Authorized Service Provider.

20.  Additional Notes

Uninstall Antivirus Products if you’ve installed them

I have ran my Mac for the past 7 years  and still never seen a Virus until today.

Check your error logs
Check your system logs to see if there is anything relevant to your problem listed there. To do so simply go to the apple menu and select about this computer. A window will pop up displaying some basic information about your computer. Click on the more info button at the bottom of the window. This will bring up Apple System Profiler (ASP). The last tab furthest to the right of the ASP will be labled “Logsâ€? click on it and then select console. It should list error messages related to each application you are having problems with.

Start your system in verbose mode
Start up your computer in verbose mode, hold down cmd+V at start up. You will see the a bunch of text scroll down the screen as everything starts up. Look for anything that gives an error message and record it. Try doing Google searches, or search forums to see if the problem has already been discussed and a known fix has been established. A lot of times you can find fixes on these forums, they are a great tool.

ESD safety is important when working inside your computer
You do not want to damage any component when removing it. Refer to the manual that came with your computer, or Apple Support on the web.

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Job Outlook for Computer Support Specialists

Job Outlook for Computer Support Specialists

Job Outlook for Computer Support Specialists

Job Outlook for Computer Support Specialists 

Employment for computer support specialists is projected to grow 17 percent  from 2012 to 2022, Quicker than the average for all field occupations. More support/maintenance services will be needed as organizations upgrade their computer equipment and software. Computer support specialists staff will be needed to respond to the installation and computer repair requirements of increasingly complex computer equipment and software. However, a rise in cloud computing could increase the productivity of computer support specialists, slowing their growth at many firms. Growth will be highest at firms that provide cloud-computing technology. Employment of support specialists in computer systems design and related firms is projected to grow 46-50 percent from 2012 to 2022.

Employment growth also should be strong in healthcare industries. This field is expected to greatly increase its use of information technology (IT), and support services will be crucial to keep everything running the proper way.

Some lower level tech support jobs, commonly found in call centers, may be sent to countries that have lower wage rates which has already been happening for quiet sometime. However, a recent trend to move jobs to lower cost regions of the United States may offset some loss of jobs to other countries.

 

Computer Support Specialists Miami

Computer Support Specialists Miami

 

 

Pay For Computer Support Specialists

The median annual wage for computer network support specialists was $59,100 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than the amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $34,900, and the top 10 percent earned more than $96,890.

In May 2012, the median annual wages for computer network support specialists in the top four industries in which these specialists worked were as follows:

Telecommunications  $64,790
Finance and insurance 62,760
Computer systems design and related services 60,060
Educational services; state, local, and private 51,930

The median annual wage for computer user support specialists was $46,430 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $27,620, and the top 10 percent earned more than $77,430.

In May 2012, median annual wages for computer user support specialists in the top four industries in which these specialists worked were as follows:

Wholesale trade  $49,160
Information 47,955
Computer systems design and related services 46,695
Educational services; state, local, and private 43,625

Most computer support specialists have full-time work schedules; however, many do not work typical 9-to-5 jobs. Because computer support is important for businesses, support specialists must be available 24 hours a day. As a result, many support specialists must work nights or weekends or on call.

 

Computer Support Specialists in Miami

Computer Support Specialists in Miami

 

Here’s how to become a Computer Support Specialists

 

Because of the wide range of skills used in different Technology  jobs, there are many areas into the occupation. A bachelor’s degree is required for some computer support specialist positions, but an associate’s degree or post secondary classes may be enough for others, even still, vast experience in the field could be sufficient.

Education

Education requirements for computer support specialists vary. Computer user support specialist jobs require some computer knowledge, but not necessarily a post secondary degree. Applicants who have taken some computer-related classes are often qualified. For computer network support specialists, many employers accept applicants with an associate’s degree, and even not schooling at all as long as experience is present, although some prefer applicants to have a bachelor’s degree.

Large software companies that provide support to business users who buy their products or services often require a bachelor’s degree. More technical positions are likely to require a degree in a field such as computer science, engineering, or information science, but for others, the applicant’s field of study is less important.

To keep up with changes in technology, many computer support specialists continue their education throughout their careers.

Training

When they start out, computer user support specialists often work on simple problems. Over time, they learn more about the software or equipment they support and advance to positions that handle complex questions. Advancement can take anywhere from several months to a year, depending on how complicated a position is and how fast the specialist learns.

Advancement

Many of these workers advance to other information technology positions, such as network and computer systems administrators and software developers. Some become managers in the computer support services department. Some organizations provide paths for support specialists to move into other parts of the organization, such as sales.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Computer support specialists must be patient and sympathetic/people’s skills. They must often help people who are frustrated with the software or hardware they are trying to use.

Listening skills. Support workers must be able to understand the problem that their customer is describing and know when to ask questions to clarify the situation at hand.

Problem-solving skills. Support workers must identify both simple and complex computer problems, analyze them, and resolve them.

Speaking skills. Support workers must describe the solution to a computer problem in a way that a nontechnical person can understand. layman’s terms.

Writing skills. Strong writing skills are useful for preparing instructions and email responses for employees and customers, as well as real-time web chat interactions.

 

How to Repair Windows 8

How to Repair Windows 8

How to Repair Windows 8

How to Repair Windows 8

 

Windows 8  comes with new tool called Automatic Repair and like its Window 7 predecessor , Automatic Repair is designed to intercede at the first hint of an operating system start-up problem. When a start-up problem is detected, the Automatic Repair will launch an automated, diagnostics based troubleshooter that does not require user intervention, and in many cases it will resuscitate an un-bootable system.

If the start-up problem is severe enough to prevent Automatic Repair launching on its own, you can launch it from a Windows 8 Recovery Drive.

Running Windows 8 Automatic Repair

Running Automatic repair from the Recovery Drive is easy. After your system boots from the Recovery Drive and you follow the Troubleshoot | Advanced options path through the menu, you’ll see the Advanced options screen shown in this figure. Among the tools found on the               Advanced options screen, you’ll see Automatic Repair.

Windows 8 Auto Repair in Miami

Windows 8 Auto Repair in Miami

 

On the Advanced screen, you’ll find four other tools that you can use to recover a damaged Windows system.

When you select the Automatic Repair option, you’ll see the screen

 

Windows 8 Desktop Repair in Miami

Windows 8 Desktop Repair in Miami

 

Your first line of defense when it comes to recovering a Windows 8 system is the Automatic Repair option.

Once you launch Automatic Repair, it will begin diagnosing the start-up problem and you’ll see the screen shown

 

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Miami Fl. Laptop Windows 8 Repair

In the first step of its operation, Automatic Repair will diagnose the problem.

During this diagnostic phase, Automatic Repair will scan your system and analyze the various settings, configuration options, and system files looking for corrupt files or botched configuration settings. More specifically, Automatic Repair will look for the following problems:

  • Missing-corrupt/incompatible drivers
  • Missing-corrupt system files
  • Missing-corrupt boot configuration settings
  • Corrupt registry settings
  • Corrupt disk metadata (master boot record, partition table, or boot sector)
  • Problematic update installation

If it detects any of these types of problems, it will automatically attempt to fix them, as shown

 

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Windows 8 Technical Support Miami

 

Once Automatic Repair has diagnosed your startup problem, it will attempt to repair it.

If Automatic Repair can fix the problem, it will do so without any intervention. It will then restart the system and boot normally.

 

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How to Repair Windows 7 Boot problems

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How to Repair Windows 7 Boot problems / Miami Lakes Computer Repair

 

This is one of the most common problems with Microsoft operating system.  I’ve decided to uncover some of the fixes I apply to get Windows back on the Desktop.

 

Check your BIOS settings 

Make sure to check the boot order in your Bios Settings. In many cases, having Windows 7 fail to boot may be as simple as having your BIOS set with an incorrect boot order sequence.  It can be quite common if you have more than one hard drive installed in your computer and your BIOS gets reset. Usually  you can access your BIOS seconds after your computer turns on by pressing the Delete button or by pressing a specific  function key. Once in the BIOS, check to see that your system drive is listed appropriately in the boot order sequence; you may need to refer to your motherboard manual for help;

Another possible reason is  to make sure all the cables are plugged in properly. If your hard drive is making an odd noise, such as a clicking sound, your hard drive may be broken. Finally, it is possible that the hard drive is having data corruption issues , which has damaged important system data, such as the Master Boot Record  (MBR).  If you suspect a faulty hard drive, it may be a good idea to backup and scan your hard drive for errors from another computer and  possibly consider buying a replacement.  Trying to repair a boot problem on a damaged drive can possibly lead to even more data loss, so backup your data before attempting anything.

The MBR and other important boot data can also be damaged by trying to install an earlier version of Windows, such as Windows XP, alongside Windows 7 and by third-party programs, such as viruses. In the case of a virus, it is recommended that you run a virus scan of the drive before attempting any repairs as otherwise it could lead to more data loss. It is further possible to achieve the appearance of damaged boot data by having the wrong drive partition set to active, which can be the outcome of an overly curious Windows user with administrative permissions.

Fixing the MBR and other start up problems in Windows 7 is most quickly accomplished by using the Windows 7 Installation DVD. If you do not have a Windows 7 Installation DVD however, you can alternatively use a Windows 7 System Recovery Disc, which we will show you how to create further down in this article.  If you do not yet have either a Windows 7 Installation DVD or a recovery disc, do yourself a big favor and make a recovery disc right away to avoid any unnecessary headaches down the road.

Fixing the Master Boot Record (MBR)

Step 1: Turn your computer on, booting from either your Windows 7 Installation DVD or Windows 7 System Recovery Disc.  Remember, you may need to change the boot order inside your BIOS to have the your DVD drive boot first.

Step 2: After the installation or recovery disc loads, if prompted, select your language settings and then continue.  If you are using the installation DVD, when prompted by the following screen select Repair your computer.

Step 3: The computer will take a moment now to scan itself for any Windows installations, after which you will likely be given a choice to select which installation you wish to repair.  Select the appropriate Windows installation from the list and then continue. If by chance a problem is detected in one of your Windows installations at this initial stage, the system may also ask you if it can try to repair the problem automatically. It is up to you if you wish to let the system try to repair itself, but otherwise just select No.

Step 4: Once you have reached the System Recovery Options screen, as shown below, you will be faced with a list of choices that can aid you in repairing a damaged Windows 7 operating system.  If you wish to try the Startup Repair option first, it is often successful in automatically fixing many different start up issues, but in this article we will be using the Command Prompt option to resolve our problems manually. So, clickCommand Prompt to continue.

Step five: Now sitting at the command prompt, enter the following command and then press enter:     bootrec.exe /FixMbr

If successful, you should be greeted with the message The operation completed successfully.  That’s it!  Your Master Boot Record has been repaired.

While the above command does fix the MBR, and sometimes that is enough, there still might be an error with the system partition’s boot sector and Boot Configuration Data (BCD). This might occur if you have tried to install another operating system alongside Windows 7, such as Windows XP.  To write a new boot sector, try the following command:

bootrec.exe /FixBoot

If you are still faced with your Windows 7 installation not being detected during start up, or if you wish to include more than one operating system choice to your system’s boot list, you can try the following command to rebuild your BCD:

       bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd

The above command will scan all your disks for other operating systems compatible with Windows 7 and allow you to add them to your system’s boot list. If this fails, you may need to backup the old BCD folder* and create a new one in its place with the following commands:

        bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
        c:
        cd boot
        attrib bcd -s -h -r
        ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old

        bootrec /RebuildBcd

*Some users also find simply deleting the boot folder and retrying the above steps effective at resolving boot issues, but it is not recommended.

 

ANOTHER METHOD

 

How To Manually Troubleshoot and Repair Windows 7 Bootloader

 

Here are few tips you can try if the Windows 7 Install/Repair disk doesn’t find the problem and won’t able to fix the boot issue for you.

  1. Boot Windows 7 installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
  2. Press a key when you are prompted.
  3. Click Repair your computer.
  4. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
  5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
  6. Type Bootrec.exe, and then press ENTER.

Bootrec.exe options

The Bootrec.exe tool supports the following options. Use the option that is appropriate for your situation. (This works on all versions of Vista and Windows 7 Only)

You can Try the following combination:

Bootrec.exe /FixMbr

The /FixMbr option writes a Windows 7 or Windows Vista-compatible MBR to the system partition. This option does not overwrite the existing partition table. Use this option when you must resolve MBR corruption issues, or when you have to remove non-standard code from the MBR.

Bootrec.exe /FixBoot

The /FixBoot option writes a new boot sector to the system partition by using a boot sector that is compatible with Windows Vista or Windows 7. Use this option if one of the following conditions is true:

  • The boot sector has been replaced with a non-standard Windows Vista or Windows 7 boot sector.
  • The boot sector is damaged.
  • An earlier Windows operating system has been installed after Windows Vista or Windows 7 was installed. In this scenario, the computer starts by using Windows NT Loader (NTLDR) instead of Windows Boot Manager (Bootmgr.exe).

Bootrec.exe /ScanOs

The /ScanOs  option scans all disks for installations that are compatible with Windows Vista or Windows 7. Additionally, this option displays the entries that are currently not in the BCD store. Use this option when there are Windows Vista or Windows 7 installations that the Boot Manager menu does not list.

Bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd

The /RebuildBcd option scans all disks for installations that are compatible with Windows Vista or Windows 7  Additionally, this option lets you select the installations  that you want to add to the BCD store. Use this option when you must completely rebuild the BCD.

 

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How to download Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Beta

OS X 10.10 Yosemite

OS X 10.10 Yosemite

How to download Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Beta

 

Early last month, we got our very  First peek at OS X Yosemite at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Just eight weeks later, Apple is now preparing to roll out public access to the latest  Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Beta . Are you interested in downloading and trying out Apple’s latest and greatest operating system for yourself? Well, you’re in luck because it’s incredibly easy to sign up for the beta — and best of all, the download is completely free.

To sign up for the beta program, you need to head over to  Apple’s beta Site, and click the blue “Sign Up” button. If you already have an Apple ID, log in on this page. If you don’t, you’ll need to create an account before you proceed. Once you’re logged in, follow the instructions on screen, agree to the terms of service, and then sit tight. The free download links are expected to roll out on July 24.

OS X 10.10 Yosemite
OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Note:, this is still unstable software that it is not fit for everyday use. You should have a complete back-up of your existing OS X installation, and be ready to revert back to OS X Mavericks if something goes wrong.  Also, the public beta is still covered by a non-disclosure agreement, so don’t share any specific information regarding the beta. While Apple doesn’t typically go around suing beta testers for posting screenshots, it would be trivial for Cupertino to ban your Apple ID from participating in future betas. Be aware of what you’re agreeing to when you sign up, and don’t get yourself in trouble.

 

Apple’s AirDrop file sharing now works across both platforms, and the Handoff feature allows your iOS device to pick up from where your Mac left off. Even better, you can now pair your Mac to your iPhone, and then make and receive phone calls and text messages on whichever machine you’re currently using. Apple is finally implementing its cloud-basedDropbox competitor as well, so your offsite backups will now be baked right into the OS.

Whether you plan on jumping in tomorrow or waiting for the final release this fall, Yosemite seems like yet another solid release from Craig Federighi’s software team.

Computer Virus

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computer virus

Millions Hit by Computer Virus

The internet was under attack last night by the fastest growing computer virus in history. Worldwide systems were buckling after the ‘Sobig.F’ spread to 134 countries in just 96 hours, generating tens of millions of e-mails. Experts fear it could increase the volume of electronic traffic by a staggering 6%, slowing the internet to a crawl.

It is believed to have cost British businesses alone hundreds of millions in lost orders and system crashes. The global cost will be immense. Individual companies have been bombarded with millions of  copies of the virus, while home users have seen their machines “jammed” by up to 6,000.

  PC World said tens of thousands of customers had brought in computers to be cleaned by .computer Techs

 Experts say Sobig appears to have been written by senders of “spam” – unwanted junk e-mail – trying to find ways past internet filters which block their messages.

 The new digital onslaught comes hard on the heels of two other major viruses, Blaster and Nachi. “This is the worst barrage of viruses in the history of computing,” said Graham Cluley of Sophos Anti-Virus.

 “Even companies who are properly protected are feeling a slowdown.

“Sobig. F is the fastest-spreading virus of all time and if it carries on at this pace for a few more days it will become the most prevalent too.”

 MessageLabs, a British-based Internet security firm, said it had intercepted more than a million copies of Sobig.F in 24 hours, more than for any other virus.

 One in 17 of all e-mails sent since Monday was infected. By comparison the ‘LoveBug’ virus, which hit the headlines three years ago, was found in one in every 28 e-mails at its height.

 Sobig.F spreads when unsuspecting users open attachments in e-mails that contain such headings as “Thank you”, “Re: Details” or “Re: Wicked Screensaver”.

 It sends multiple copies of itself to every name in a person’s address book – so each infected machine can spawn hundreds of e-mails.

 Sobig.F also tries to implant a background  program which turns computers into a relay for any  messages sent by the virus’s creators – greatly increasing their earnings.

 Experts advise users to keep anti-virus software up to date, never open an e-mail attachment unless they know what it is and delete uninvited e-mail – particularly from an unknown sender.

 Mr Cluley said even emails which seem to come from friends or colleagues should be treated with caution.

 For anyone whose computer has been infected, the advice is to go to the website of an internet security company like Symantec, FSecure, Sophos, MesD

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