I installed Registry mechanic just to see what problems I have with my computer and it found 196 problems.But I don’t want to pay for it.

I am searching for some software that can repair registry errors opn my pc. I use windows XP home. I had heard of a few types of software for this such as registry mechanic but I am not sure.

A Registry Mechanic (installed on my Desktop) scan showed 24 shared DLL’s, 75 Temporary/Shortcut and 14 Deep Scan problems/errors. Unfortunately, I’m not a computer nerd and so, I don’t know what all that stuff means. I haven’t purchased it (Registry Mechanic/PC Tools), yet. I don’t know what a computer "registry" is.

I’m also receiving prompts telling me I have both application and stop (and some other type of error I don’t remember) errors.

My computer’s security programs consist of the following freeware: Ad-Aware SE Personal; Spybot Search & Destroy, and SpywareBlaster for malware/anti-spyware purposes; and for a firewall, ZoneAlarm.

I have an unpurchased/not registered Spy Sweeper (Webroot) on my Desktop which I use for scan purposes.

My only registered/purchased (anti-virus) program is AVG Professional, from Czechoslovakia, and I’m in the last year of their two-year program. I have no big complaints about them. If there’s a better one, I’m not aware of it


I uninstalled a certain program, but then something happened to my computer which I had to use System Restore to remedy. However, in doing so I reverted to a point before the uninstall, causing the program to reappear on the add/remove programs list. The program cannot be removed the traditional way, since the data no longer exists, and it bothers me immensely to have it hanging there. The program came with the computer, so I do not have the CD/executable to reinstall and then uninstall it as some forums suggested.

I realize that the cause is probaly an invalid registry key that came up after I ran system restore, but Registry Mechanic did not help. Is there something I can do to remove the program?

I’m having some virus trouble and since then I have no sound. I have a Creative Soundblaster Audigy 24 bit Soundcard installed.

Control Panel Says: "Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)"

The viruses load up on boot, ending the viruses on task manager stops a blue screen error, but the viruses won’t be detected by my anti-virus.

I tried to do system restore, to a point 2 days ago, when the sound worked and I keep getting blue screen errors saying your computer has been shut down to prevent hardware damage.
I can’t start my computer in safe mode either, and last known good configuration gets the same blue screen error.
I also have "Registry Mechanic" back-ups for my registry for various dates, but this fails to solve the problem too.

I try and play a file in winamp and get the following error with a loud beep:
Nullsoft Direct sound output v.2.47 (d) error. Bad directsound driver, please install proper drivers or select another device in configaration.
Error code: 88780078

Direct x says: "No sound card was found. If one is expected, you should install a sound driver provided by the hardware manufacturer."

Please can you link me the drivers for my Soundcard or provide any other help for restoring the registry.

"do you have sytem restore"
I have one for 30 October 2008 (made by Registry Mechanic) so there will be a back up of my registry. But I get a blue screen hardware error.

I also tried this: http://www.downloadatoz.com/windows-registry/faq,how-to-repair-windows-code-19-registry.html

However, Registry Booter would not install due to this error: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315353