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Microsoft => Microsoft Windows => Windows Vista and 7 => Topic started by: Twylla on August 25, 2008, 09:29:12 AM

Title: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Twylla on August 25, 2008, 09:29:12 AM
Hi Its been a LONG time since I needed your help (TG)

Does anyone have a good Registry Repair software for Vista (hopefully free) that you would recommend?

Its has treated me really well for about a year or year and half but its starting to act wonky  (dont know what everyone has complained about knock on wood)

I would like a free full version and see it that helps.

Thanks guys
Twylla
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Carbon Dudeoxide on August 25, 2008, 09:32:00 AM
Many results here:
http://www.snapfiles.com/downloadfind.php?st=registry&action=s&search=Find+it&lc=1

You might want to check user reviews and comments before downloading though.

Any ideas what's wrong?
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Twylla on August 25, 2008, 09:35:45 AM
No not sure whats wrong.  because its that old now and never had a registry clean up I figure its due for one

More often than not when I play a movie it starts to play then the media player freezes
its been starting weird and usually wants to do a repair because it didnt start properly to begin with and other little annoyances has started to occur.

So I thought I would start with a registry scan

Thanks!!

Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Carbon Dudeoxide on August 25, 2008, 09:36:53 AM
Actually I think you should run CCleaner's Registry scan first. (run the whole scan and removal process a few times.

Get CCleaner here:
http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/CCleaner/ccleaner.html
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Twylla on August 25, 2008, 09:39:25 AM
Would Webroot's window washer do the same thing? 
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Carbon Dudeoxide on August 25, 2008, 09:39:57 AM
Perhaps, but I trust CCleaner.  ;)
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Twylla on August 25, 2008, 09:42:42 AM
Ok understood.  Thanks a lot  :D
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: patio on August 25, 2008, 03:30:57 PM
Many Registry Cleaners out there do far more harm than good which is why we are a little shy on recommending more than CCleaner here...
And normally you won't see much of a performance increase simply from running a reg cleaner.

A few Questions:
When is the last time you ran disk cleanup and disk defrag ? ?
Is there alot of video and music files on this machine ? ?
What total capacity is your hard drive and how much Free space is left on it ? ?
Do you have indexing service enabled in Vista ? ?

Let's check these out first and proceed further...
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Broni on August 25, 2008, 10:30:26 PM
I totally agree with patio, and....how much RAM is there?
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Twylla on August 25, 2008, 11:52:11 PM
Hi Patio and thank you.

Ok I will make my way through each question.

I surf a lot so I disk clean and defrag 1-3 xs a week.
I use Window Washer and clean it at least once a month.
Not too much music or video or images on my computer.  I think I will delete the ones I have and clear out more space.
I have 138 GB and 87.2gb is freespace.
RAM is 1022

Not sure what indexing service is.  I never heard of that.

I will put off doing the registry clean up until I learn more.

Thanks again
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Carbon Dudeoxide on August 26, 2008, 02:52:10 AM
You could look here:
http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,62253.0.html

Title says it all.

As for Registry "Fixers", I don't really have an opinion on that.
What else can they do besides removing bad entries?
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: CarzyComputerGuy on August 26, 2008, 05:42:22 AM
Why do you think it's a registry problem?? What is the computer doing now that it wasn't doing before? You do realize that your running the minimum amount a ram for Vista? Personally I would $100 and upgrade the ram. Did you just recently install SP1?
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Carbon Dudeoxide on August 26, 2008, 06:14:07 AM
I didn't think it was going to be a registry problem from the start.

Also, CarzyComputerGuy is right, your RAM could use some Upgrading for Vista. Personally, I would get around 2-4GB.
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: soybean on August 26, 2008, 09:58:02 AM
I will put off doing the registry clean up until I learn more.

Well, at least go ahead and get CCleaner and use it.  As previously stated, it's often recommended here because it's known to be a gentle registry cleaner.  In other words, it's basically not as aggressive in it's cleaning of the registry and therefore has a very good track record of being safe to use.

And then, if you want to try another registry cleaner, I'll suggest Eusing Free Registry Cleaner, one of the ones on the list in the link Carbon Dudeoxide posted back in his first reply to you.  I have it installed on my Win XP computer and have never had problems from using it.  Also, the user reviews on the aforementioned link are pretty good.

And, anytime you use any registry cleaner, be sure to backup the registry before executing the cleanup.  CCleaner and Eusing Free Registry Cleaner both prompt you to do this when you start them.
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Broni on August 26, 2008, 03:55:55 PM
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RAM is 1022
This is your first, and main problem. Give Vista another GB of RAM, and you'll see the difference.
CCleaner is fine, and I use it, as well, but this program is designed mostly for keeping your computer clean of garbage. Don't expect any visible speed increase.
...and as patio said above, stay away from other registry cleaners. You may break more, than fix.
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Twylla on August 27, 2008, 12:07:12 AM
my main problem is that it will work perfectly for about 16hrs or so and then all of a sudden it just won't do anything.

My Windows media is getting worse and worse.  It wont play dvds.  It starts the movie and then freezes.  Once it does that nothing will work.

Sometimes when I reboot it wont start.  it shows the loading bar but will not get as far as my password page.  And sometimes if it does get to the password page it wont load the rest of the way.

Do you think that a disk check would work?

Just curious.  We had some extreme lightening storms.  Is it possible that they could have fried something sensitive in the computer? 

Thanks
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Broni on August 27, 2008, 03:49:29 PM
As I said, I'd start with installing 1GB of extra RAM, but it's your call.
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: merlin on August 27, 2008, 03:51:26 PM
The vista disk.itself when loaded..To repair vista install.....
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: soybean on August 27, 2008, 04:02:45 PM
Sometimes when I reboot it wont start.  it shows the loading bar but will not get as far as my password page.  And sometimes if it does get to the password page it wont load the rest of the way.

Do you think that a disk check would work?

Just curious.  We had some extreme lightening storms.  Is it possible that they could have fried something sensitive in the computer? 

Did you notice power fluctuations during these storms?  Do you use a surge protector with your computer?  Is it a good one?  Is your computer a laptop/notebook or a desktop? 
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Twylla on August 27, 2008, 07:24:31 PM
Its a desktop and I disconnect it from the power supply and the phone (I have dialup) when there is a storm that bad. 

I dont have the money to get any upgrades done at this time.

Merlin:  I dont know what your trying to tell me Can you explain it better than that?

Thanks
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Broni on August 27, 2008, 07:34:33 PM
Download, and install SpeedFan: http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php
Post computer temps.
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Twylla on August 29, 2008, 12:50:47 PM
K I will.  I tried to download it but I got a corrupt file so I will try again today.

Twylla
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Broni on August 29, 2008, 07:55:08 PM
copas
You need to start your own topic.
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Twylla on August 30, 2008, 08:52:50 AM
Download, and install SpeedFan: http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php
Post computer temps.

Ok I got it downloaded  :D but not sure where to get the temp reading from.  ???



Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Carbon Dudeoxide on August 30, 2008, 09:00:22 AM
When you run Speedfan, it should be on the right.

(http://www.fileupyours.com/files/191176/speedfan2344.JPG)
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Twylla on August 30, 2008, 09:02:37 AM
Ok   :) its says

GPU 60C

it doesnt have anything else in that box
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Broni on August 30, 2008, 09:53:50 AM
What brand, and model of computer is it?
Also, get RightMark CPU Clock Utility (RMClock): http://cpu.rightmark.org/download.shtml. It may give us more readings.
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: patio on August 30, 2008, 10:49:44 AM
Twylla it's good to see you learning as you go...
Those willing to learn make the best Students around here.
Stick with it.
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Twylla on August 30, 2008, 11:41:53 AM
What brand, and model of computer is it?
Also, get RightMark CPU Clock Utility (RMClock): http://cpu.rightmark.org/download.shtml. It may give us more readings.

Ok I have that going.  What readings do I need to post?

Should I take a screen shot to show you?
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Broni on August 30, 2008, 11:55:11 AM
Screenshot would be nice, or look here:

(http://209.85.48.8/228/109/upload/p4115754.gif)
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Twylla on August 30, 2008, 11:59:09 AM
Ok I looked and it shows a grey box with N/A in it and I clicked on CPU 0 and CPU 1
and I got the same on both  ???

I will get a screen shot and post it
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Twylla on August 30, 2008, 12:16:46 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/dixielanddelight/cpu.jpg)
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Broni on August 30, 2008, 06:12:44 PM
This is really strange. We need get more info about your computer...

Download, and install Everest: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html (http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html)
Open it, click Computer, then Summary.
In upper menu, go Report>Quick Report-Summary
Save it in text file, and paste it in your next post.
Don't include anything under line Debug - PCI
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Twylla on August 30, 2008, 08:12:32 PM
LOL  Ok    will do.

This is the model number etc.

Dell Dimension DM061 
Processor Intel (R) Pentium (R) D CPU 3 GHz  2.99GHz
1022MB

and its only about 1yr old now I think.  Had zero problems up until now.

I did uninstall MySpace IM and Skype to.  That has improved it quite a bit.

My dvd is wonky.  Do you think the lazer could be dirty and that I need to clean it so it can better read the disk?

I tried a game disk and it loaded it but the back grounds in the game were non existent.  It wont load a movie disk at all now.  When I first posted it started the movie then froze but you can see that its trying to read the disc

Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Broni on August 30, 2008, 08:23:24 PM
Lasers get dirty. Not common after 1 year of use, but it may happen. You can try lens cleaner.
What bothers me is the fact, that none of the programs, we tried, is able to read your computer temperatures. It's pretty new computer.
Just to summarize, what is your main complain about the machine?
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Twylla on September 02, 2008, 12:13:17 AM
Well my main complaint is that something is wonky LOL  I know that isnt very descriptive.  but there are times when it freezes or becomes sooooo slow that I think that its frozen.

Sometimes when I reboot or turn it on it freezes part way through loading Vista

I have gotten a few blue screens.  but my main worry is the strange starting up and the dvd not working or freezing

There is something wonky but not exactly sure why or what.

it wouldnt download the last item I am trying it again.

I borrow a lot of dvds from my local library instead of renting and they are always filthy with finger prints.

I wish I could better explain what is wrong but I do know that its improved since removing skype and MyspaceIM

but the dvd is still not working :'(
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Carbon Dudeoxide on September 02, 2008, 09:00:37 AM
WAIT STOP
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Twylla on September 02, 2008, 09:01:58 AM
THANK GOD!  lol  I felt kinda nuts posting all that thanks for stopping me
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Carbon Dudeoxide on September 02, 2008, 09:02:29 AM
LOL, yeah. This doesn't seem right.  :D

Did you click on Computer and then go to the report summary?
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Twylla on September 02, 2008, 09:11:54 AM
What do you get when you cross a newbie, a blond and a new program?   ::)


Is this better?


EVEREST Home Edition 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
     
  Version   EVEREST v2.20.405 
  Homepage   http://www.lavalys.com/ 
  Report Type   Report Wizard 
  Computer   HERMIE3000 
  Generator   HOME 
  Operating System   Microsoft Windows Vista Home Edition 6.0.6000 (WinVista Beta) 
  Date   2008-09-02 
  Time   08:06 


Summary

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
     
  Computer: 
   Operating System   Microsoft Windows Vista Home Edition 
   OS Service Pack   - 
   DirectX   4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c) 
   Computer Name   HERMIE3000 
   User Name   HOME 
   
  Motherboard: 
   CPU Type   DualCore Intel Pentium D, 3000 MHz 
   Motherboard Name   Unknown 
   Motherboard Chipset   Unknown 
   System Memory   1024 MB 
   BIOS Type   Unknown 
   
  Display: 
   Video Adapter   NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE 
   Video Adapter   NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE 
   Monitor   Generic PnP Monitor [NoDB] (6418071G0PVS) 
   
  Multimedia: 
   Audio Adapter   High Definition Audio Controller [NoDB] 
   
  Storage: 
   SCSI/RAID Controller   Intel(R) 82801HR/HH/HO SATA RAID Controller 
   SCSI/RAID Controller   Microsoft iSCSI Initiator 
   Floppy Drive   Floppy disk drive 
   Disk Drive   ST3160812AS 
   Optical Drive   TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H653A 
   SMART Hard Disks Status   Unknown 
   
  Partitions: 
   C: (NTFS)   142297 MB (97028 MB free) 
   D: (NTFS)   10239 MB (5760 MB free) 
   Total Size   149.0 GB (100.4 GB free) 
   
  Input: 
   Keyboard   HID Keyboard Device 
   Mouse   HID-compliant mouse 
   Game Controller   Microsoft PC-joystick driver 
   
  Network: 
   Network Adapter   Dial-up Connection (207.194.78.137) 
   Network Adapter   Intel(R) 82562V 10/100 Platform LAN Connect 
   Modem   U.S. Robotics 56K Faxmodem USB 
   
  Peripherals: 
   Printer   Lexmark Z500-Z600 Series 
   Printer   Microsoft XPS Document Writer 
   Printer   PDF reDirect v2 
   Printer   PDF995 
   USB1 Controller   Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2830 [NoDB] 
   USB1 Controller   Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2831 [NoDB] 
   USB1 Controller   Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2832 [NoDB] 
   USB1 Controller   Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2834 [NoDB] 
   USB1 Controller   Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2835 [NoDB] 
   USB2 Controller   Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 2836 [NoDB] 
   USB2 Controller   Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 283A [NoDB] 
   USB Device   U.S. Robotics 56K Faxmodem USB 
   USB Device   USB Human Interface Device 
   USB Device   USB Human Interface Device 
   USB Device   USB Human Interface Device 
   USB Device   USB PC Camera 
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Carbon Dudeoxide on September 02, 2008, 09:13:50 AM
Hehe, better.  ;)

I bet you had fun though.

Give me a moment while I go back to page 2 and read the topic.  :D
Oh you deleted them (or someone did). Anyways....
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Carbon Dudeoxide on September 02, 2008, 09:20:05 AM
Ok, I think you should wait for Broni.
I think he may have something up his sleeve.

However, since this all started around your temperature monitor, I think you should see how your computer performs when the case is opened and you have an external house-fan blowing at it.
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Twylla on September 02, 2008, 09:31:43 AM
I thought I better clean up the mess I made  I didnt want to pollute the forum. :)

Ok I can try that in the mean time. 
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Broni on September 02, 2008, 05:01:42 PM
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Microsoft Windows Vista Home Edition 6.0.6000 (WinVista Beta) 
Now, we need some explanation about the above.
Where is that Vista from, would be the main question.

Just in case, Everest made a mistake, go Start, and in "Start search" type in:
winver
Hit Enter.
What does pop-up window say about your Vista version?
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Twylla on September 03, 2008, 10:56:46 PM
Ok this is what the pop up says

Microsoft Windows
Version 6.0 (Build 6000)
Copyright 2006 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
The Windows Vista Home Premium operating system and its
user interface are protected by trademark and other pending or
existing intellectual property rights in the United States and other
Countries.

This product is licensed under the Microsoft Software License Terms to:
HOME

Physical memory available to Windows 1,045,828, KB

Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Broni on September 03, 2008, 11:07:27 PM
That looks fine.
Still stumped about your problem.
Did your computer come with Vista preinstalled?
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Twylla on September 03, 2008, 11:17:05 PM
Yes it was ready to just plug in and use straight from Dell  I bought it brand new

When I reboot it, it takes FOREVER to shutdown

The  dvd/ cd player icon in Computer reads DVD whether there is a disc in it or not. 
When I put in a music cd it starts to play and then within the first 15 secs of a song the sound disappears but the slider is still moving.

Same when I put in a DVD it plays in the beginning then freezes.

and the same with a game disc            ???

Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Twylla on September 06, 2008, 12:08:29 PM
So is there any hope for me to get back my nice smooth working Vista?

What are the signs that something my have fried or a loose wire on my DVD?

It worked so well before and now it all of a sudden isnt?  Could some connection come lose?
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Broni on September 06, 2008, 05:42:23 PM
Short of buying new drive, I'm out of possible advice...
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: patio on September 06, 2008, 06:58:24 PM
Contact the manuf. for instructions fpr making a bootabke Vista CD...
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Twylla on September 06, 2008, 10:38:36 PM
Okay Thanks Guys  :)
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Carbon Dudeoxide on September 07, 2008, 06:28:32 AM
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What to do: Wipe your drive clean. Use a Norton utility or some other. Or better yet buy another hard drive and get yourself a good copy of Unix. Unless you wish to reward the kids at Redmond for having shot you in the foot, Abbeted incidentally by Dell.

Say what?
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: patio on September 07, 2008, 06:34:38 AM
Quote
Here are my thoughts: Vista is an improvement on Win 95 and Win 98 and XP in a sense that it is has the ability to perpetuate registry errors not serious enough to prevent a successful boot. So if your program develops a fault  but succeeds in booting, the fault will be recopied in the registry with the first boot of the day. Every day. Getting different with each copy. This was a clever design strategy and allows the program to heal it'self so to speak.

Source ? ?

To my knowledge this is not how Vista works at all...
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Twylla on September 09, 2008, 09:24:27 AM
Ok Havent a clue what all that meant but here is a new development.

In order for me to upload a movie to YouTube with dial up it takes all nite so that last 2 nites I have left my computer run all nite

When I woke up in the morning, I had a report that said Unexpected Shutdown

Here is the report on that


Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:   BlueScreen
  OS Version:   6.0.6000.2.0.0.768.3
  Locale ID:   4105

Additional information about the problem:
  BCCode:   1000007e
  BCP1:   C0000005
  BCP2:   8A976749
  BCP3:   82AB7AAC
  BCP4:   82AB77A8
  OS Version:   6_0_6000
  Service Pack:   0_0
  Product:   768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
  C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini090808-01.dmp
  C:\Users\HOME\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-29221108-0.sysdata.xml
  C:\Users\HOME\AppData\Local\Temp\WER37DA.tmp.version.txt



I should also point out that for some reason, not sure if its the slow dial up or my firewall that is blocking me from getting the Office XP Service pak 3 installed.  But it wont take.

Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Broni on September 09, 2008, 05:53:43 PM
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C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini090808-01.dmp
  C:\Users\HOME\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-29221108-0.sysdata.xml
These two particular lines definitely indicate system files being messed up.
Either Windows itself, or again, bad hard drive.
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: killerb255 on September 10, 2008, 04:26:29 PM
What do you get when you cross a newbie, a blond and a new program?   ::)


Do you really want me to answer that?  j/k.  :)

Quote
Is this better?

MUCH better. :)

Quote
  Operating System   Microsoft Windows Vista Home Edition 6.0.6000 (WinVista Beta) 
  Date   2008-09-02 
  Time   08:06 

Kinda sucks that Everest doesn't distinguish Home Basic from Home Premium.  Easily solved by Start -> Control Panel -> System.  That'll tell you. :) [/quote]

Quote
  Computer: 
   Operating System   Microsoft Windows Vista Home Edition 
   OS Service Pack   - 

Suggested improvement #1: Get Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/details.aspx?familyid=B0C7136D-5EBB-413B-89C9-CB3D06D12674&displaylang=en

I warn you--this download is ginormous!  If you have dial-up, you're probably better off using a friend's high-speed connection and a 1 GB or better flash drive to copy it to your computer.

Quote
   DirectX   4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c) 

Vista has DirectX 10.  I wonder why Everest is reporting 9.0c? 

Quote
   
Computer Name   HERMIE3000 
   User Name   HOME 
   
  Motherboard: 
   CPU Type   DualCore Intel Pentium D, 3000 MHz 
   Motherboard Name   Unknown 
   Motherboard Chipset   Unknown 
   System Memory   1024 MB 

Suggested improvement #2: Get moar RAMz!!!!  Seriously.  Running Vista with less than 2 GB of RAM is the number 1 cause of computer cancer. 

My cousin and her husband decided to buy a cheapo e-Machine with Vista Home Basic and 512 MB of RAM.  Sure, it was probably only $400, but it ran like elephant you-know-what.

Put 2 GB of RAM in it = wow...

Ok Havent a clue what all that meant but here is a new development.

In order for me to upload a movie to YouTube with dial up it takes all nite so that last 2 nites I have left my computer run all nite

When I woke up in the morning, I had a report that said Unexpected Shutdown

Here is the report on that


Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:   BlueScreen OF DEATH
  OS Version:   6.0.6000.2.0.0.768.3
  Locale ID:   4105

Additional information about the problem:
  BCCode:   1000007e
  BCP1:   C0000005
  BCP2:   8A976749
  BCP3:   82AB7AAC
  BCP4:   82AB77A8
  OS Version:   6_0_6000
  Service Pack:   0_0
  Product:   768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
  C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini090808-01.dmp
  C:\Users\HOME\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-29221108-0.sysdata.xml
  C:\Users\HOME\AppData\Local\Temp\WER37DA.tmp.version.txt



I should also point out that for some reason, not sure if its the slow dial up or my firewall that is blocking me from getting the Office XP Service pak 3 installed.  But it wont take.



Like I said, borrow a friend's computer and a 1 GB flash drive to do all your downloading/uploading. 

Other than that, given the list of problems:

1) Running Vista without a Service Pack
2) Running Vista with 1 GB of RAM.
3) Blue Screen of Death above--which could be anything from a bad stick of RAM to a bad hard drive to just something messed up in your operating system.

My suggestion would be to take your computer to a computer shop (or to the place you bought it, especially if it's still under warranty and if it has a hardware problem).  Have them back up all your data, reinstall Vista, get your Vista and Office up to date (Vista to SP1 and Office XP to SP3), and see if it still Blue Screens.  If it does, then there's a hardware problem (like a bad stick of RAM).

Once your computer is satisfactorily working, you might want to work on getting some high-speed Internet if you can.  Vista updates are ****ing huge, and your dial-up just won't keep up with them.

If you're in a rural area where cable and DSL aren't available (I know how you feel--I used to be in the same boat), then get a cellular broadband card from Sprint, Verizon, or Cricket.  It may be more expensive than dial-up, but there's a lot less frustration in using the Internet AND in being so far behind with updates...
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Broni on September 10, 2008, 07:42:05 PM
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Suggested improvement #2: Get moar RAM
This was suggested before, but apparently money is tight.
Title: Re: Vista Registry Repair Software
Post by: Twylla on September 10, 2008, 11:36:16 PM
Ok thanks guys.  Like always you provide a direction to go.

 ;D

Makes sense to me.  :)