Registry roblems due to system restore.
Posted on 2005-03-27
My computer was doing some strange, and now I believe irrelevant things, so I tried to fix it by using System Restore. Although I thought I was being careful, I made an error somewhere and to make a long story short, I am now on a restore point about 2 months old and no longer have any other restore points available (They all disapperaed on me). Nor do I have "Undo my last restore" available. I fixed several problems, but there are others that I am not abe to fix and they seem to be caused by the now erroneous registry settings from programs I removed or installed in that two month time span.
I could go through all the details of the little problems I have (can't open PDF's in IE, recieve an error message about an add-in fxset32.dll when sending Outlook email, automatic Live Update doesn't work, but the manual does) but I have tried many things unsuccessfully and I want to ask a more general question. Are there any good programs out there for fixing the registry and setting it to match the currently installed programs? I found one called Registry Mechanic, but I fear that using one of these programs may make things worse, unless I use one that someone out there has used and trusts to work.
Thanks for the help,