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Windows Registry Troubleshooting by MVP Andrew Bettany, MVP Mike Halsey

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CHAPTER 3

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Troubleshooting a Corrupted Registry

From our short exploration of Process Monitor, you can appreciate that for every piece of software that is installed or run on and even removed from a PC, the system will write, query, or delete entries in the Windows Registry. It is therefore vital that you maintain the Registry carefully and ensure that it is kept in good working order.

It is not only that Windows depends on the Registry; applications also store settings and query Registry keys on a regular basis to guide their operational behavior. When corruption occurs, both system and application failures can often be traced to a rogue or incorrect ...

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