I have used a few registry cleaners but have not been happy with any of them. Many registry cleaners are too aggresive and cause problems rather than solve them. If you find one that you can recommend, let us know.
Thanks a lot for the unlocker tip, just what I need.
Also looking, slowly, for a good reg cleaner.
I think you should get CCleaner. i.e. (Crap Cleaner)
It checks registry for errors, cleans it, wipe out useless temporary files & even give you privacy option to delete 'last opened files' record.
I have used jv16 tool to clean registry in winXP. It really works fine.
I am using XP2Tune Utilities 2006 + Wise Registry Cleaner [Trial]
I have used Ccleaner for a while now and it works well. Also not only temp files but it also clearn registry files. Its free too. I think its the best free tool for the job you can find.
CCleaner is the best software for this job. It is not only a potential file cleaner but it is also an effective registry cleaner.
CCleaner works best for me... try the RegCleaner bundled with it works best...
I agree, crap cleaner ccleaner is the best of the freewares. As for otherwise, i use tuneup utilities.
For cookie clean out you should use the built in disc cleanup, Disc Cleanup. It's simple enough, takes away unnecessary files and compresses your old files to save space. If your laptop has all these files deleted, yet it's still slow make sure you have adequate RAM and processor speed. If you have all that, then chances are you have viruses and trojans. Try doing some free online scans from Kaspersky or McAfee too see if you are completely clean. Revo Uninstaller is a great program for uninstalling programs, and I recommend it. Also, for registry cleaners make sure that they're not so harsh, as it could badly damage your system.
Good luck with your problems!
Best Free Disk Cleaner : ccleaner
Best Registry Cleaner : Tuneup Utilities
Not sure about the best free registry cleaner.