The importance of the Registry in the windows operating system can not be over emphasized. It can be refer to as the storehouse of windows. It is a window repository that stores the systems hardware and software configurations which windows constantly refer to during operation in order to allow programs to execute and tasks to run.
Entries are made and logs created with every operation of adding and removing hardware or software from the system which will consequently cause the information in this database to change. The main challenges for the Registry is growing invalid and redundant entries these operation causes over time as new keys are added to the registry while others become redundant.
Now what happens under normal windows operations it that the windows makes reference to the Registry often and in doing so, it has to constantly reference information from the registry and has to read these obsolete entries. This causes functionality problems including error messages, slower performances, less functionality as well as the inability to operate programs.
As an advanced user of windows for well over a decade, I have a good experience in using the Regedit and Regedit32 in making entries into the registry especially when some drivers are giving my applications problem. All I have to do was to use the Regedit tool in making some changes in the keys entries. Over the years with new version of windows, the Registry has becomes bigger and for me to keep up with the changes.
I later resulted to the use of a Registry Software as good alternative in removing Registry Errors and fixing them.
Most Registry Software in the market today has a tweaking and scanning utility. This utility dot not only scan and detects common errors such as ActiveX errors, blue screen errors, .exe errors, browser errors, DLL and runtime errors; on detection, it also fix them and remove the invalid and redundant entries they have created.
Most registry tool will first carry out a scan of your computer system and give you a report of where any problems are found. Once the scan is complete the program can then go and clean up the entire Registry and return the system to optimal speed and provide a nice stable operating system.
I will recommend the use of Registry Software in fixing these errors and optimizing your windows performance. It is very delicate to manually edit your registry. Even as an experience windows expert I made mistakes in the past that caused me blue screen of death.