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February 8, 2009 1:45:03 PM

I have windows vista installed on my machine, and before 2 weeks ago it was working super fine.However now there are lot of error messages coming and some programs like internet explorer stops working suddenly.

I think some of my files should have been deleted by my little sister.So is there any software to fix the registry issues and recover the deleted files at the same time. I also tried to re-install applications.But it is not working. It stops and gives error messages during the installation.

I can't format the PC cause i can't go in to boot menu. (Cause password is missing). I have heard about something called registry cleaners.but is there a software to do both optimizing the PC and recovering the files.
February 9, 2009 7:54:43 AM

Honestly i would be pretty impressed if my little sister was able to find and delete the critical system files.
Can you post the error messages and also what you were doing just before it displays.

Also use Spyhunter to run a scan, to be sure it isnt virus / spyware related.
For registry cleaning and optimisation i use Auslogics Boostspeed.

If all else fails, simply boot from your Windows CD and do a reinstall
Here is a great guide: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial148.h...
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February 9, 2009 7:55:10 AM

Oh, and give your sis her own login in future, with limited permissions :D 
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February 9, 2009 12:35:47 PM

hey actually even i said my little sister she is 15 years old..lol. by the way it gives error messages saying "Invalid Memory Access at 000X34". Sometimes it comes 5 messages like that all at once.

By the way one of my friend told me that JV Powertools are the best registry cleaner that is available. So I am going to try that one too.I'll let you know whether it worked.If not i'll go for a complete system re-installation.
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February 9, 2009 12:46:21 PM

Sure, but all a cleaner does is remove old registry entries that are no longer in use. They are left over from removed applications and the like. A good virus / spyware scan should be a higher priority.

The error message has to do with your RAM and indicates that there is a problem with it.
It could be that the RAM isnt seated correctly, or theres some dust. Reseat your RAM and clean out the dust with some canned air.
If you are using more than one RAM stick then try booting with each individually and see if the error persists. If you can isolate the error to one stick then you got your culprit.
Other than that, grab MEMTEST and again use on each module individually.

Btw i forgot to say i think that resetting CMOS will reset your password for the boot menu. I say i think, because i havent encountered a boot menu password before. Be warned that will clear your BIOS though, so any configuration and overclocking will be lost. To clear your CMOS take out the circular battery on your motherboard for 30 secs (looks like a big watch battery!)
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February 12, 2009 12:20:16 PM

Hey It Worked....JV PowerTools 2009 did it for me.I just used it's File Recover Wizard on the System Drive and run a basic registry cleaner wizard.Now all the error messages are gone and PC loads to desktop and to the normal speed within less than 10 seconds.

It was a awesome tool .Anyway thanks for your effort in helping me.I really appreciate it.
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