N/APosted on - 01/25/2013
I am using Windows XP and currently, my PC is booting with empty registry. A week ago I removed few old unused programs via Add/Remove programs. But I noticed Windows XP didn't remove the registry information and when I went to msconfig.exe to check some startup options, I found a bunch of startup items that were simply blank lines. I want to get rid of them. Please someone tell me, step by step, how to safely remove blank entries from msconfig and registry.
Why my pc is booting with empty registry?
Wassup Travis, I think I can be able to help you solve the issue you are facing. The main probable cause of the empty registry is the files not added to the registry while installing programs, do you add files to the registry when installing the files. What you need to do in this case is to back up all the data in your computer and run the system recovery from the last time it was working normally.
If this doesn't work, you can then try and format your computer but after backing up the data you need, after the format process, you can then reinstall the programs you need to add the necessary files to the registry and your computer should be working normally.
I hope this solves your query.