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    Regcleaner

    I used to run a little utility called Regcleaner.exe. I was having problems so I searched for it in the Add/Remove Programs section of the Control Panel to remove it but it wasn't there so I just downloaded it from the Internet and reinstalled it again. Still the same problem occurs when I try to open it I get the hour glass cursor but the program never opens to where I can use it. It does show up in the Task Manager as running but it never appears so I can actually use it. Any suggestions what's going on?

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    Re: Regcleaner

    Are you saying it was installed before you re-installed it?

    I would try uninstalling it, then re-installing it.
    From RegCleaner Readme:
    Options > RegCleaner > Uninstall RegCleaner

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    Re: Regcleaner

    Leif,

    That is exactly what I tried to do but, as I said, it did not show up in Control Panel's Add/Remove feature.
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    Re: Regcleaner

    I've used this in the past. It is the predecessor of "jv16 PowerTools", which has since gone shareware.

    I just downloaded and installed it and it does not appear to make any entries itself into the registry. It does not make an entry into the Add/Remove Programs Control Panel applet. There is an uninstall.exe file created in the Regcleaner folder. All this does is delete all the files in that folder and the desktop shortcut. I think this is right, because I have used it from a floppy/CD on other computers. The bottom line is that I think you can just blow away its folder, then reinstall a new version.

    As to your running problem, I'm unsure, because my new installation worked with no problems.
    Download RegCleaner and try again.
    Better idea - download its big brother jv16 PowerTools. Be sure to get it direct from !! here !! (2.1MB) because this is the last uncrippled <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>ware version.

    See how you go with that.

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    Re: Regcleaner

    I do not have RegCleaner, but I assumed the 'Options' were within RegCleaner itself, not in Add/Remove Programs. Many programs have their own uninstall routine - often in their Start > Programs > ProgramName folder.

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    Re: Regcleaner

    Hi Alan,

    I have Regcleaner - are there any noticeable differences/improvements with the free version of jv16 Powertools?

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    Chris (Hunt)

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    Re: Regcleaner

    Hi Chris

    I guess it depends on what you're after. Regcleaner is a great portable tool for carting round on a "toolbox" floppy/ CD. jv16 has more tools, but opinions seem to vary in terms of robustness - some say jv16 has given problems. jv16 is definitely built with more modern O/Ss in mind - e.g. multiple users on XP.

    This review is a brief rundown:
    "A while ago we reviewed RegCleaner, a registry cleaning tool. Since then it became part of a bigger and more universal package for maintaining a Windows system - jv16 PowerTools.
    jv16 PowerTools is a pack of system tools which include a Registry Tool, a File Tool, a Temp File Tool, a Backup Tool and Access Control tool. The Registry Tool provides easy access to most frequently updated registry keys, including the autorun menu. The File Tool lets you get rid of zero size files, duplicate files, rename, copy, move and perform other operations on files in batches. The Temp File Tool lets you look for and remove temporary files on your computer, while the Backup Tool allows you to carry out automatic backups of important data. The Access Control tool lets you restrict access to your PC for one or more users.
    This pack of tools is very handy, free and comes with extensive documentation, too. Download it today and check it out yourself.
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    I can only suggest a "try it and see" approach". The online documentation discusses all the features.

    Alan

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    Re: Regcleaner

    Thanks Alan,

    I'm mainly interested in the Regcleaning functions. Just wondered if they were improved. Do you think it would be OK to have both Regcleaner and jv16 Powertools installed at the same time?

    Best wishes,

    Chris

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    Re: Regcleaner

    There's no problem (I can imagine) having both installed. I'd say, if you're only after the registry cleaning functions, then they're pretty much the same. I think there are other (newer) programs like RegSeeker and CCleaner that probably do a better job handling the other functions that jv16 offers.

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    Re: Regcleaner

    Alan,

    Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately my Regcleaner doesn't show up in either the Ctrl. Panel or the Start Programs and since the GUI won't appear it makes it difficult to uninstall. I did find the folder under C:Program Files. Since you said it makes no entries in the Registry itself I guess I could remove it entirely by deleting that folder.

    I said in my original post that after I tried to open Regcleaner it shows up in the Task Manager what I neglected to say was that when it wouldn't open or at least display the GUI I doubled clicked its icon multiple times trying to get it to open. In the Task Manager it showed multiple instances of Regcleaner running but still no GUI so I could actually use it. Even after reinstalling it it acted identical to what I just described.

    Also I already had jv16 PowerTools installed but I had forgotten it had a Registry cleaner in it. Thanks for the reminder! I tried it and it does open so I guess that is a work around to Regcleaner not working for whatever reason.

    Thanks again.
    H Lewton

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    Re: Regcleaner

    Leif,

    When installing Regcleaner it did not offer any options and on my machine it also did not place itself in the Start > Programs > ProgramName folder.

    Thanks for your suggestions.
    H Lewton

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    Re: Regcleaner

    Alan,

    Well I deleted the C:Program FilesRegcleaner folder, downloaded Regcleaner form your link, installed it and I still have the same problem. It does not display the GUI buy in the Task Manager it shows it running.

    Thanks.
    H Lewton

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