Programs want to reinstall after disk cleaning

Whenever I do some system maintenance, for example using disk cleaner and registry cleaner software, I find that some programs want to reinstall when I start them. They then ask for the program .msi file prefixed by 'keep' For example 'keep_Memory-Map-Europe-eng.msi', which isn't found. I usually have to reinstall the programs using the original installation file. I've never had this happen with previous versions of Windows.

After I've reinstalled the programs, I've searched my hard drive for any msi files prefixed by 'keep', and they don't exist, so no wonder they aren't found.

 

Can anybody explain what is going on here, please?

 

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On Wed, 9 Jun 2010 16:51:04 +0000, ray321 wrote:
 
 
> Whenever I do some system maintenance, for example using disk cleaner and registry cleaner software, I find that some programs want to reinstall when I start them.
 
 
If that's the worst that has happened to you after using a registry
cleaner, consider yourself lucky.
 
Registry cleaning programs are *all* snake oil. Cleaning of the
registry isn't needed and is dangerous. Leave the registry alone and
don't use any registry cleaner. Despite what many people think, and
what vendors of registry cleaning software try to convince you of,
having unused registry entries doesn't really hurt you.
 
The risk of a serious problem caused by a registry cleaner erroneously
removing an entry you need is far greater than any potential benefit
it may have.
 
Read http://www.edbott.com/weblog/archives/000643.html
 
And also
http://blogs.technet.com/markrussinovich/archive/2005/10/02/registry-junk-a-windows-fact-of-life.aspx
 
 
Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
 

Ken Blake

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Registry cleaner.. no proven use.. the only thing it proves regularly that is breaks things (very bad sometimes..)
Uninstall the problem program and install it again.
Next thing is to also uninstall the "reg-cleaner"...
 
No idea what a disk cleaner can do on a system drive...

Whenever I do some system maintenance, for example using disk cleaner and registry cleaner software, I find that some programs want to reinstall when I start them. They then ask for the program .msi file prefixed by 'keep' For example 'keep_Memory-Map-Europe-eng.msi', which isn't found. I usually have to reinstall the programs using the original installation file. I've never had this happen with previous versions of Windows.

After I've reinstalled the programs, I've searched my hard drive for any msi files prefixed by 'keep', and they don't exist, so no wonder they aren't found.

 

Can anybody explain what is going on here, please?


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