I have ran CCleaners registry cleaner on my...

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asked Aug 22, 2010 by Madison Tries (6,121 points)
I have ran CCleaner's registry cleaner feature on my desktop for about a year now sadly. I have stopped because my desktop have been very slow, apps are crashing on it, it is getting BSOD every once and a while, and I learned that it harms computers more then it helps. How can I fix this?

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answered Aug 22, 2010 by kevin (35,790 points)
If you have the backups, use it. Before CCleaner registry cleans, it ask to save a backup.
commented Aug 22, 2010 by Madison Tries (6,121 points)
I have many backups. But I don't know how to use them. And I am not completely sure which is the first.
commented Aug 22, 2010 by Database (4,181 points)
Double click the file or right click and it will say merge it back into the registry.
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answered Aug 22, 2010 by Razor512 (16,586 points)
After such a long term use, restoring a 1 year old backup or even multiple old ones could cause more harm than good as as programs update and other random changes, the registry keys for them also get changed, restoring a very old backup may ruin most of your programs.

your best bet now is to uninstall all motherboard/ chipset drivers, video drivers and any other drivers that you installed, then reinstall all of them with the latest versions
commented Aug 22, 2010 by Madison Tries (6,121 points)
You have a good point. Should I just replace the OS with ubuntu, I was wanting to do that anyway.
commented Aug 22, 2010 by Razor512 (16,586 points)
if you are interested in ubuntu, I recommend you use wubi to install it that way you are not replacing your bootloader and you are not making lasting changes to your system, if you feel that you really like it and want to switch over completely then you can just do a actual install that replaces the bootloader (you may still want to dual boot with windows because there may be windows programs that you want to use (and wine doesn't work most of the time)
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answered Aug 22, 2010 by JF832 (115 points)
Your computer might have bad hardware. How many times did you use CCleaner? What type of programs are you using? Your probably using junk hardware too so that could cause the BSOD.
commented Aug 22, 2010 by Razor512 (16,586 points)
commented Aug 22, 2010 by JF832 (115 points)
Who;s done? The guy who posted the stupid bunny hopefully. All I did was help truthfully.
commented Aug 22, 2010 by Razor512 (16,586 points)
this site logs every edit so you cant post content that goes against the rules then edit it at a later time
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answered Aug 22, 2010 by Database (4,181 points)
If you got your Registry backed up then merge them all.
commented Aug 22, 2010 by Madison Tries (6,121 points)
What do you mean????
commented Aug 22, 2010 by Database (4,181 points)
You say that you got many backups of the registry from when you used the CCleaner, right? if you do then merge them all (Which means put it back into the registry)
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