Registry Mechanic Panic! Warning!

By moonfruit
Jul 30, 2006
  1. Just had the weirdest thing happen, after using Registry Mechanic and cleaning all bad entries, I logged off. When I logged back in, a warning appeared telling me my Windows XP was not authenic and I may have a ****** copy?! This is not the case it came preinstalled on my system when I bought it.

    I rolled back to the previous system restore point and touch wood, everything seems to be back to normal.

    Anyone have any explanations?

  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    You should never allow any registry cleaner to fix all entries, if you don`t know what they are. As you`ve just found out, it can cause serious problems.

    Personally I like to use the Ccleaner programme from HERE. I regularly use the scan for issues feature and have never had any problems.

    Regards Howard :)
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