One thing I really hate is if you connect the wrong drive, or when there was a
non chained pair of say screen readers it was easy to break the chain, better
yet when system files linked to a program were implicated in the crash of that
program the system just took those away crashing the whole system.
Its why I always say a reformat fixes everything.
Its because it does fix everything, nothing goes wrong and it always works.
Now if there was no registry and we were modular like ms says we should be we
would be out of that mess.
I had a friend with dos 6.22 win 3.1 and other things.
During a norton disk docter scan he got scared at the noise his drive was
He turned off the system and the system wouldn't boot.
I got all the disks to have the system formatted but insisted he try again from
when I told him it was a scan not anything to worry about well.
Anyway it ended up just having to backup the config and autoexec files,
reinstall the os, and restore the files.
the system worked again.
If windows had this happen well no way but to reformat.
the registry is such a pain its like another language and if something goes
Right now for example one of my recorders which has some issue has issue with
its software because I killed something during install and it ended up with me
not able to load it because stuff is missing.
I did manage to fix the issue however after an update to try new software
deciding I did not like it and reverting to the old software, same issue.
Time to reformat.
Luckily the recorder in question has some memmory issues and is old and not
so its just shoved in a drawer and the issue bypassed.
Until I reformat, which hopefully will not be for ages.
During a test of at&t voices I managed to mangle speech.
At that stage A reformat was needed but with the help of a second xp box, and
half an hour of copy and paste pluss some extra installs and regedits I
actually got it all working again.
There are benifits don't get me wrong, multiuser accounts, security settings a
Still I wish something different was done.
something like the linux configs.
have a large config or something.
I aggree when it works its fine but if dammaged its hard to fix.
Easier to reformat though at some point you may have to do something.
At 09:35 a.m. 3/01/2010, you wrote:
>I know that all too well. I've screwed up my OS several times because the
>registry is so easy to screw up.
>Homer: Hey, uh, could you go across the street and get me a slice of pizza?
>Vender: No pizza. Only Khlav Kalash.
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Thomas Ward" <thomasward1...@gmail.com>
>To: "Gamers Discussion list" <email@example.com>
>Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2010 11:50 AM
>Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Netbooks and games
>>Oh, don't get me started on the Windows registry. I hate the Windows registry
>>with a passion simply because it is too easy to get damaged. One thing I do
>>when I am repairing someone's system i always run a registry scan on them
>>using Registry Mechanic or Registry Fix, and I usually get back a couple
>>thousand errors which I have to tell it to scan and repair. Often times as
>>not after I scan and repair the Windows registry the system performs better,
>>runs faster, and there are less errors.
>>So I'd say the registry is a prime candidate for Windows instability on a
>>large percentage of computer systems.
>>Other operating systems Mac OS, Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, etc do not have a
>>registry and tend to be much more stable and reliable than Windows. Instead
>>of a system registry they store all of their settings in *.conf files located
>>in the /etc and /usr/etc directories. Not only can you edit them by hand if
>>you wish it is easy to backup and save your favorite configurations to an
>>external drive. If you do a full system install you can simply restore your
>>favorite *.conf files, and in seconds it is back the way it was before you
>>reinstalled the system. Pretty cool eh?
>>Anyway, we are getting way off the topic of games. So let's try and get this
>>topic back on topic or close it.
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