Although there are newer Microsoft Operating Systems such as 7 and Vista, Windows 98 is still widely used among computer users. This OS is one of the first to have the registry as a backbone of the OS, and is constantly troubled with registry problems. There are a lot of people that are using this system that have no idea how to resolve these annoying problems.
Mostly a registry windows 98 error happens when a registry key is invalid, possibly being left behind after a uninstall of a program by a poorly designed uninstall program. Left unattended this invalid key will cause a lot of problems as keys are used to point programs in the right direction so that they can get settings and configurations that they need to work.
The registry in Windows 98 is one of the most important parts of the Operating System. It is a database that stores important information that the hardware and software on your system need. If any of this information in it is corrupted or faulty your system may take longer to, or have strange error messages during the beginning stages of, boot up. This database is a complicated set of “keys” that are stored in a way that only your system will understand. You may find that programs and even the whole system crashes suddenly, and for no real reason. Overtime things can become even more unstable, almost to the point of your computer becoming unusable. The worse case is the dreaded “blue screen of death” which is in effect is your system having a “panic” as it tries, and fails, to find the data it needs to operate.
Therefore, finding an effective way to repair the registry in Windows 98 and maintain it is very important. It is difficult to manually go into the registry to attempt a repair unless you really know what you are doing. Even then there is the chance that instead of making things better, it is possible that you make a mistake and make things worse, possibly even causing the system to become completely unusable. In that situation if the data has not been backed up then it will be lost as you will have no choice but to reinstall Windows 98.
Another way to do any repairs is to use a registry cleaner. Specifically designed to scan, find and repair invalid keys in a few minutes this program is an effective way to find errors. Sometimes the problem can be as simple as an registry key that was left behind which is empty. When accessed by the program, there is no data to be provided. You can also use the registry cleaner to run a regular maintenance of the registry, avoiding any issues before they even begin.
Today it is very easy to find a registry cleaner to do repairs on the registry in your Windows 98. There is a wide range of choice of programs that can be instantly downloaded from the internet. From “free” to “commercial” choices, it can be confusing to know what is the best one to use. By getting a free program you are running the risk of adding a virus that may be been put into the free program by a malicious person. Therefore it is a good idea to invest in a reputable registry cleaner that you know will do the job without causing the registry in your Windows 98 OS any more damage.