Shareware Review – Registry First Aid

by Paul Mayer

Tired of Windows crashing? Sick of having software lock up on you or taking forever to load? The problem could be all of those software installations and un-installations that went awry! Here's a review of a program that can fix that problem.

Not all software un-installations do a complete job, leaving behind numerous nagging file references in the Windows registry pointing to files that no longer exist. In time, you can end up with hundreds of these files that may slow down your computer and cause software to lock up, requiring a hard reboot of your computer.


This is one of those programs that surprised me to no end. I ran it on all six of my computer in testing that ranged from Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000 and a pre-release of Windows XP. The program found over 800 bad registry entries on the oldest computer, which was running Windows 98 to over 50 on the newest operating system, which was the XP machine. The computer that was running Windows 98 was consistently locking up and crashing daily before running Registry First Aid on it and has not had a problem since. We had occasional problems with the Millennium machine as well and have not seen any problems since. What surprised me the most was the speed increase in starting Windows and many daily tasks that seemed to lag before.


Their motto is: Registry First Aid - Keep it clean and keep it fast! They made me a believer just by seeing all of the bad registry entries when I first tried the shareware evaluation copy.

You can download an evaluation copy to try on your computer for free from their website at: 

Paul Mayer runs Paul’s Picks, a Shareware site that has thousands of great shareware programs to pick from. Paul awards his five star award to those that stand out in the crowd. Visit Paul’s Picks at:

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