Windows XP, both the home and the business editions, represented a step forward from the older Windows operating systems. With greater functionality, XP helped to make a good thing even better. At the same time, Windows XP was no less susceptible to registry errors and corruption than Windows Millennium or 2000. If you are running XP and suspect you may have some registry problems, here are some signs to look for.
One of the sure signs that you have registry corruption is sluggish performance by one or more programs loaded on your hard drive. Everything still works, but it seems to take longer for the system to process commands. Perhaps the cursor seems to lock in place and takes a few extra seconds to dislodge and move with the mouse. While this may seem like only a minor inconvenience, it is a good idea to check the registry and see if something is causing the issue before things progress to the next level.
Another common issue that arises when registry corruption is present is a lack of efficient performance. For example, if all of a sudden your word processing software takes longer to save a file or changes to an existing file, it may be a sign of an error in your register. If an application stops and closes suddenly, then you definitely have a problem that is likely to involve the corruption of your registry in some manner, possible due to a virus.
Fortunately, there are a number of registry cleaners that can isolate the components that are causing these types of problems and fix them easily. Some registry cleaning software can be found online and is available at a very small charge for the download. You can also purchase registry cleaning software that is compatible with Windows XP from your local computer store or office supply store.
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