Originally posted by Sparda_X
But cant Scan Disk and Disk Defragmenter or Norton Doctor fix these problems for you? I dont know about the registry, but arent files and disk fragments fixed by these programs.
The way I look at it is the registry starts to fill with useless garbage from programs past...and junk data on the drive never really gets swept away until the drive is formatted....
I'm not suggesting that I just wipe my drive and start over now and then. I do this when I need to. I do use Regedit, Chkdsk and Evidence Eliminator so my OS stays pretty lean...but over time things have a way of slowly falling apart....