How to Fix Windows Registry Errors in HP PCs
Windows registry issues are annoying, because they can cause a number of issues to your system.
If you feel your HP runs lower, shows software errors, or has problems booting up, etc; The system registry could have some issues.
In this post, we’re going to show you how to fix them.
But first, what is Windows Registry?
As long as your HP computer comes with Microsoft Windows operating system (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10), the system contains a very important part – Registry, a hierarchical database that stores configuration settings and options on Windows OS. The registry contains settings for low-level operating system components as well as the applications running on the platform: the kernel, device drivers, services, SAM, user interface and third party applications all make use of the registry. It is an essential system file that houses a massive collection of details about your HP PC, for example, where programs are stored, listings of all your Start-menu shortcuts, which helper programs are shared among your various applications etc. Learn more from this Microsoft article.
In a word, the Windows registry keeps track of everything on your HP computer and contains necessary executable functions that are necessary for many applications to work correctly.
The Problem: HP Registry Errors
If Windows registry gets damaged or comes overloaded with entries, your HP is very likely to act up: certain software programs become unusable, computer slowdowns, system crash, or even showing blue screen, etc. The causes of such errors vary, but mainly due to incorrect installation or un-installation of applications, in rare case, malware infection.
How to Fix Registry Errors?
If you are geeky or very familiar with Windows operating system, you can rely on Windows’s regedi.exe program to repair:
- Click “Start” and “Run”.
- Type “regedit.exe” and hit OK to run the program.
- Here you have access to all of your registry’s files. Look through each registry and selectively delete it.
Warning: deletion of registry files without understanding what they are can harm your HP.
Because the name of registry files do not always give you an idea of what they are, thus we highly discourage you to try unless you posses a certain level of computing skills.
So what to do? The best way to go is by trying a registry cleaning program. This choice would be more secure and accurate, also it saves you time as the software will scan for such registry errors and get them repaired.
Recommended Registry Cleaner for HP
There are many programs out there, but we like RegCure Pro for two reasons: it works to get the job done, and it does a couple of thing beyond — such as find other issues that might be dragging down your HP performance and fix all of them.
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