It can be difficult to work or play on a computer that frequently has error messages popping up all the time. Even worse is when you have no idea what the errors mean or why they’re happening. The good news is you can fix pc errors messages.

Most of these messages are caused by missing files, old data, or corrupted programs. To fix the problem you need to find exactly which file or program is causing the trouble. Often times these errors are all traced back to an important file structure in Windows® known as the registry.

The registry stores information about all programs and hardware that are currently or ever have been installed on your PC. It’s also responsible for allocating memory to programs that are open at a given time. As we install and remove software on our computers the amount of information in the registry builds, eventually growing to large for the system to handle. This can cause corruption and fragmentation of the registry.

When this occurs pc errors messages can begin to occur.

Cleaning the Registry to Stop Errors

If your errors are being caused by issues in the registry the first step is to do a complete clean out of the registry. Of course few of us have ever heard of the registry let alone know how to clean it. There are software programs that can automate this process for you.

Registry cleaners are designed to scan the registry file structure looking for outdated information, wrong file associations, empty registry keys and other errors. While no software utility is perfect top registry cleaners have backup functions built in to ensure all changes are saved and can be undone if necessary.

A complete scan of the Windows® registry with a cleaning utility can take ten to twenty minutes and another five or ten to backup and repair the items found.

What if it’s not the Registry

If after running a registry cleaner the errors still persist the trouble may not be confined to the registry. Individual files can become corrupt and need repair as well as entire programs. Before you attempt to repair or re-install entire programs backup all files you’ve created or are associated with the program in question. This will save you from losing work if the program must removed and reinstalled.