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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Fix Corrupted Registry in Windows 10


What Causes Windows Registry Corruption?

Registry errors are most likely to occur when the computer is shutting down. Possible causes of Windows Registry errors include:

  • Power failures or unexpected shutdowns
  • Corrupted system files
  • Viruses and other malware
  • Hardware failures

How Do I Fix Registry Errors?

Here's a list of things you can try to fix your Windows Registry, from the simplest and most likely to work to more advanced fixes.

  • Run the Windows Error Checking tool. This tool scans your hard drive for bad sectors and fixes them automatically when possible.

  • Run the SFC /scannow command. Enter this command in the Command Prompt to scan for corrupted Windows system files and repair them.

  • Use a Registry cleaner program. These types of programs can fix Registry problems the built-in Windows tools cannot.

  • End all processes before shutting down. Some running processes could cause conflicts when your PC is shutting down, so close all running programs and processes first if your computer won't turn off or restart.

  • Reverse overclocking. If you've overclocked your CPU to enhance your computer's performance, it could be causing problems during a shutdown.

  • Review the Windows 10 Event Viewer. If you see event ID 9, 11, or 15 in the system event logs, you could have a major hardware problem to address.

  • Restore your computer to a previous state. If you've set up a system restore point, go back to a time before the error started.

  • Update the Windows BIOS. Your computer's basic input/output system (BIOS) is essential to booting Windows properly. It usually updates automatically, but you might need to update it manually if any important files are corrupted.

  • Reset your Windows 10 PC. If none of the above steps work and your operating system is beyond repair, use the Rest This PC feature to reinstall Windows. You have the option to Refresh your PC, which will keep your files (photos, music, etc.), or Reset your PC, which will restore your PC to factory settings.

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