How to Remove Registry Errors for Free

by Jason Spidle

The registry is a system database that houses the Windows operating system, software and hardware configurations. Each time an update, application or hardware driver is installed on Windows, additional registry items are created and modified to accommodate the new features. Over time, as items are both added and removed from the Windows operating system, the registry begins to have errors when conflicts arise or empty registry items are left behind as software is removed. There are a number of free utilities that can be installed to resolve registry errors and clean the system of registry issues.

CCleaner

Download and install CCleaner (see Resources).

Launch CCleaner.

Click the "Registry" button.

Click "Scan for Issues." CCleaner will search for errors and other problems in the registry.

Click "Fix Selected Issues."

Click "Yes" to save the registry backup to "C:\Program Files\CCleaner" before the registry changes are made. Once the backup is saved, CCleaner will correct registry errors.

Glary Utilities

Download and install Glary Utilities (see Resources).

Launch Glary Utilities.

Enable "Registry Cleaner" and any other modules you wish to use in your scan.

Click "Scan for Issues."

Click "Repair Problems" once the scan is complete to resolve registry errors.

EasyCleaner

Download and install EasyCleaner (see Resources).

Launch EasyCleaner.

Click "Registry."

Click "Find."

Click "Save" to back up your registry.

Click "Delete All" to remove the registry errors identified by EasyCleaner.

About the Author

Jason Spidle is a technology enthusiast and writer. His writing on computers, smartphones, Web design, Internet applications, sports and music has been published at a variety of websites including Salon, JunkMedia, Killed in Cars and The Columbia Free Times. Spidle maintains a number of blogs featuring poetry, short stories and other fiction.