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Chapter 29. The Registry > Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

Signs of Registry Problems

How can I determine whether Windows problems are caused by the Registry?

Registry corruption can take two forms: either the Registry’s database files can be damaged by an errant disk operation, or information can be entered incorrectly, by hand or by a buggy program. No matter what the cause, the result can be a system that won’t run. (I have encountered this problem myself. A bad display driver entry caused Windows to reboot over and over.)


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