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Registry 911

By Registry 911 Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

Slow start, improper suggestions, and program hangs are just some of the problems you'll encounter with this buggy diagnostic utility.

Registry 911's simple function list and option window display is crowded and can't be resized. An option to move the app to the taskbar often prevented it from reappearing. Setting preferences is a simple matter of clicking the proper check boxes.

This utility does quickly check Windows Registry for improper or deleted file paths; unneeded uninstall entries; listed, but missing ActiveX and DLL entries; unused file extensions; and other common problems. However, it quite often suggested the wrong course of action. During our tests, Registry 911 routinely suggested eliminating needed programs from the system startup area. The deep scan to discover invalid file paths was slower than many similar diagnostic tools. Lists of Registry entries slotted for deletion are impossible to sort by value or location. Numerous times during our tests the app would lock after a simple function selection. There appeared to be no rhyme or reason to the issue.

Oddly, each time you run Registry 911, it runs Windows Installer multiple times with the notice that Windows is configuring the utility. With no outstanding functionality, and so many problems, we can't recommend this app to any level user.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.0.4


Release November 7, 2008
Date Added February 23, 2006
Version 2.0.4

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 Server


Total Downloads 22,516
Downloads Last Week 29
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Developer's Description

Registry 911 will increase system performance by up to 750% and scans and removes over 100,000 common Windows error messages. Scanning over 9 different key areas of your registry and many different areas of your Windows operating system, no other tool has the capabilities of Registry 911 at removing errors and increasing system speed and reliability. Registry 911 will scan these key areas and give you a detailed report of every error found and what it does, and lets you choose which you want to remove.

You can also let it choose for you without any intervention. With an easy to use interface with user friendly options and buttons, it will be your number one choice at taking full advantage of your Windows System. Designed for every Windows operating system from Windows 98 through Windows XP (even 64bit versions). Upcoming releases will also begin a new database of errors for scanning Windows Vista, when it is publicly released.