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Registry roblems due to system restore.

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,

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http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=2048     my wife is constantly adding and removing progs. using the delete command so I use regscrub and have been satisfied so far.

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