How To Repair Windows Registry Errors in 2020

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Last Updated on August 11, 2020 by Larious

How To Repair Windows Registry Errors in 2020

When you install the Windows on your computer, the Windows then stores the blueprint of your installation as a registry file. If this file gets corrupted, it can cause different issues and would also cause display errors.

In order to deal with the errors caused by corrupted registry, one need to repair the registry itself. Therefore, in this article, we have decided to share some of the best methods to fix or repair registry errors on Windows 10 computers.

Repair Windows Registry Errors

There are multiple ways to fix and repair the Windows registry. Below, we have shared some of the basic methods to deal with various Windows Registry errors in 2020.


The reason why I put this method on the top is that if you have ever encountered a particularly irksome piece of malware or virus affecting your registry then you will always have a backup at the time. So, all you need to is make a backup of your registry fields so that you can use it later.

Step 1. First of all, press Windows+R. This will open the run box and there you need to type "regedit" and then simply press enter.

Enter "regedit"
Enter “regedit”

Step 2. Now from there, you need to click on “File” and then on “Export”

Click on "File" and then on "Export"
Click on “File” and then on “Export”

Step 3. Now a dialogue box will pop-up and you need to enter the name of your choice and save it in a safe location.

Save it in a safe location
Save it in a safe location


Simply follow the same steps mentioned above. Select File>Import and there browse to the location where you saved the backup file and hit “Open”. That’s it! this is the easiest way to avoid registry errors.

Import the registry file
Import the registry file

Using System Restore

In this method, you need to create a system restore point. You need to create a restore point when Windows is working file. After creating a restore point, if ever registry gets corrupted, you can roll back your computer to the previous restore point. Below are the steps to restore your system.

Step 1. First of all, open the control panel on your Windows. Here in the control panel, search for the ‘System Restore’ option and click it.

Open System Restore
Open System Restore

Step 2. This will open the System Restore panel. If you had created the backup for your system before, you will see that backup in the ‘System Restore‘ panel. Select the restore point from there.

Select the 'Restore Point'
Select the ‘Restore Point’

Step 3. After selecting the restore point, click on the “Scan for the affected programs” button on the System Restore panel. This will start the scanning of the restore point for affected programs. If there are no affected programs found on the selected restore point then you can go ahead and restore your computer to that point by clicking “Next” and then “Finish” button that appears on the panel.

Using SFC Command

Well, SFC Command on Windows operating system can not only fix your corrupted Windows registry, but it can also help you in troubleshooting a buggy Windows system. The command scans and replaces files that are corrupt, missing, and changed. Here’s how you can use SFC Command to fix Windows registry related problems.

Step 1. First of all, you need to open the Command Prompt with administrative rights. For that, you need to right-click on the Start button and then select the option ‘Command Prompt (Admin)’

Select the option 'Command Prompt (Admin)'
Select the option ‘Command Prompt (Admin)’

Step 2. After that, you need to enter the run command 'sfc /scannow' without the quotes as shown in the screenshot below.

Enter 'sfc /scannow'
Enter ‘sfc /scannow’

Step 3. Now, wait for a few minutes until the command completes the scanning and repairing process. Once done, leave the command prompt and restart your computer.

Step 4. If you find an error report ‘Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them”, then you need to restart your PC in safe mode and then run the command.

If you get an error, restart the PC with safe mode and enter the SFC command again
If you get an error, restart the PC with safe mode and enter the SFC command again

That’s it, you are done! This is how you can fix registry or corrupted files on your Windows computer by using sfc /scannow command.

Using System Repair

Well, Windows 10 also features a system repair utility that can fix lots of errors related to System 32 files, restores, and Registry. So, we can use the System repair to fix Windows Registry errors. However, you need to have a working Windows bootable DVD to fix Registry.

Using System Repair
Using System Repair

First of all, put a Windows installation disk on the DVD drive and then reboot the computer
You will be asked to press any key to boot from DVD. Simply, press any key.
Now you will see the Windows Installer menu. There you need to click on ‘Repair’

Now just follow the on-screen instructions to fix Windows 10 registry related errors. The process might take time to complete, but it will definitely fix Windows Registry errors.

Reset Your PC

Just like Android devices, Windows 10 is also capable enough to reset your PC to the previous restore point. If you haven’t created any restore point, then this option will remove all user apps and settings. It will also remove files and folders. So, make sure to create a proper backup before you reset your PC.

Reset Your PC
Reset Your PC

Head to the Settings > Update and Security
Now under the Update and Security, select ‘Recovery’ and then click on Get Started
Fro there, select the option ‘Reset This PC’ and choose ‘Keep my Files;

That’s it, you are done! Now just follow the on-screen instructions to complete the System Reset.

Using Software

There are plenty of third-party software available on the internet that claims to fix Windows registry problems. These tools clean corrupted registry entries and try to fix them. Below, we have shares a few best tools to fix Windows registry errors in 2020.

1. CCleaner


Well, CCleaner is one of the best junk cleaner tool available for Windows 10 operating system. It can easily scan and remove junk files from your system. It also has a Registry cleaner that removes unnecessary entries from the registry. You can Download & Install the CCleaner from here.

2. Registry Repair

Registry Repair
Registry Repair

Well, Registry Repair analyzes more than a dozen of different areas in your registry and can identify up to 18 types of errors. It can also thoroughly scans the Windows registry for errors, invalid entries, Regedit optimization, etc. It automatically scans for registry errors and fixes it for you. This also provides an option to backup the previous registry settings to avoid any problem.

3. Auslogics Registry Cleaner

Auslogics Registry Cleaner
Auslogics Registry Cleaner

It is one of the great tools for repairing your Windows registry and dealing with stability issues. Auslogics Registry Cleaner cleans junk accumulations, incorrect system or internet settings, unnecessary registry entries, etc. It also clean out junk files, resolve registry issues, eliminate slowdown causes, clear privacy traces to protect your confidential data and so much more.

4. AVG PC TuneUp


Guess what? AVG PC TuneUp can speed up your slow computer in just a few clicks. With AVG PC TuneUp, you can clean up junk, remove duplicate files, update software, fix registry errors, etc. The registry repair tool of AVG PC TuneUp is quite powerful and it can fix complicated problems as well.

5. jv16 PowerTools

jv16 PowerTools
jv16 PowerTools

Just like AVG PC Tuneup, jv16 PowerTools offers lots of tools to speed up your PC. From removing duplicate files to registry repair, jv16 PowerTools can do it all. The user interface of jv16 PowerTools is also clean and straightforward. So, jv16 PowerTools is definitely the best Windows software to fix or repair Windows registry errors.

So, this article is all about How To Fix/Repair Windows Registry Errors. I hope this article helped you! Share it with your friends also.


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