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How do you fix the windows 10 registry_error?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 3rd, 2022

The Windows 10 registry error code is a code that is displayed when the Windows 10 registry is corrupt. The registry is a central database that stores all the settings and options for the Windows operating system. If the registry becomes corrupt, it can cause the operating system to become unstable and can lead to a variety of problems, including the blue screen of death. There are a number of ways to fix a corrupt registry, but the most common way is to use a registry cleaner. A registry cleaner is a software tool that will scan the registry and fix any errors that it finds.

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1. Restart your computer and try again

  1. Reset your computer by pressing the "reset" button on the front or back of the computer.
  2. Restart your computer.
  3. When your computer starts, sign in with your Microsoft account and then search for "reset" in the Start menu.
  4. Click "reset" to reset your computer.
  5. If you have a Microsoft Account, you will be prompted to enter your password to continue. If you do not have a Microsoft Account, you will be prompted to create one.
  6. After your computer is reset, continue to step 7.
  7. In the Start menu, search for "windows update" and then click "Windows Update."
  8. In the "Windows Update" window, click "See all updates."
  9. In the "See all updates" window, find the "Windows 10" update and then click "Install."
  10. After the update is installed, restart your computer.

2. Manually edit the registry

  1. Go to Start Menu, type regedit and press Enter.
  2. If you are prompted by User Account Control, enter the administrator password and click OK.
  3. On the Windows Registry Editor window, locate and click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
  4. On the right side of the Winlogon registry subkey, locate the following registry value: "Shell"
  5. In the "Shell" registry value, delete the "Shell" value string and replace it with the following string: explorer.exe
  6. Close the registry editor window.
  7. Restart your computer.

3. Use a third-party registry cleaner

The steps to follow to use a third-party registry cleaner to fix windows 10 registry_error are as follows:

  1. Launch the registry cleaner of your choice.
  2. Click on the "Scan" button to start the scan.
  3. Go through the list of detected errors and fix them.
  4. Restart your computer to apply the changes.

4. Reinstall Windows 10

  1. Go to Start Menu and type "regedit" in the search bar.
  2. Navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion"
  3. Delete the "Startup" key and its contents.
  4. Right-click on "Windows" and select "Properties".
  5. In the "General" tab, click on "Advanced" and then select "Reinstall Windows".
  6. Click on "Next".
  7. Select "Windows 10" from the "Product Type" dropdown menu.
  8. Click on "Next".
  9. Select the "Custom" install option and click on "Next".
  10. Enter the Administrator user name and password.
  11. Click on "Install".
  12. When the installation is complete, click on "Finish".
  13. Restart your computer.
  14. Go to Settings > Update and Security > Windows Update and check for updates.
  15. If there are any updates available, click on "Update".
  16. Once the updates are installed, click on "Windows Update" and then on "Check for updates".
  17. If there are any updates available, click on "Install".
  18. Once the updates are installed, click on "Windows Update" and then on "Restart".
  19. Once your computer is restarted, check for updates again.
  20. If there are any updates available, click on "Update".
  21. Once the updates are installed, click on "Windows Update" and then on "OK".
  22. Once your computer is restarted, check for updates again.
  23. If there are any updates available, click on "Install".
  24. Once the updates are installed, click on "Windows Update" and then on "OK".