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Do I need to do a repair?

Discussion in 'Software' started by greenbrucelee, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    Got these errors in event viewer

    The performance counter name string value in the registry is incorrectly formatted. The bogus string is 5916, the bogus index value is the first DWORD in Data section whilst the last valid index values are the second and third DWORD in Data section.

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    LastCounter and LastHelp values of the performance registry is corrupted and needs to be updated. The forst and second DWORDs in Data Section are the original values wjile the thrid and fourth DWORDs in Data Section are the updated new values.

    I had a look on google and their are some sites saying I need to do a repair but some are saying an update can solve this.

    I did a sfc /scannow to check if all .dlls etc are ok and didn't have anything reported there. So do I need to do a repair?
     
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    Is the OS running the latest service pack and patches?
     
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    Yep XP SP3. it was updated yesterday with a couple of updates. I have just done a reboot and nothing is recorded in event viewer. However I have just cleaned the registry of invalid entries using ccleaner and easycleaner so that may have resolved it.
     
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    Maybe a system restore might help, if the problem still persistes?
     
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    After cleaning up the registry there is nothing showing up in event viewer as being a problem so maybe the ccleaner easycleaner has sorted it out.
     
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    That's what you get for using those crappy "registry cleaners". :twisted:
     
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    so what is it then that caused that? was it something like ccleaner?
     
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    Could be... that's why I don't use them... at all. If it's in the Registry, it's there for a reason. If you're worried about your system running slow, then do what I do: every couple years, I wipe and reinstall.
     
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  9. Mr.Cheeks

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    couple of years? i do month at least once a year!
     
  10. BosonMichael
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    Mine usually doesn't get gunked up that quickly. I'm somewhat careful, and my computer stays running smoothly because of it. :)
     
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