# 14 Computer Crashes and Deleted Files
Computers can be fun to use. Computers can also drive one up a wall. When the panic button is activated, is when it’s not the time to be on a learning curve. Regardless, finding out years ago that with a bit of ‘looking’ one can find programs that assist with numerous computer problems.
So here we go.
Two areas of computer useage are often a source of ‘Oh nuts, not again’ annoyances. They are computer crashes and deleted files. With careful attention, and a bit of time, you can recover and correct many of these instances.
[b]Become familiar with the process before a crash, in a relaxed state, so when or if a disaster hits, the panic of the moment is easier coped with[/b].
I have used a registry repair, and a deleted file recovery program with success. Backup of the registry is an absolute must. BEFORE messing with it. I kid you not, when I say this. Type in, without the quotes “regedit”, in the Start\Run box. What comes up is a window showing what ‘activates and controls ALL the activity of your computer’. There is NO allowances for errors here. One tiny misstep in a critical area here, and POW, your computer WILL crash. Not maybe, WILL crash. Use “regedit” to create your backup registry file. [b]Best also to save this registry backup to a CD disk and a file on the hard drive. Just look, don’t mess with, don’t alter anything, But DO make a backup[/b].
Ok, that was about the computer registry.
Another situation is when you delete a file or photo, but the ‘wrong’ one.
[b]STOP immediately[/b]. [b]Do not save or add any note or file that you have in progress, that needed to be written to disk.[/b] Anything written to disk at this point may overwrite the just ‘deleted’ file. Here is where you would use a ‘deleted file recovery’ program. I’ve recovered ‘Oh nuts, not again’ deleted files a number of times. After becoming aware that one can recover deleted files, I did a few deliberate delete and recovers for practice. Use notepad and create a small file. Name the file with a simple, easy to recall name, and delete it, now start the ‘deleted recovery program’ and recover it. [b]Believe me, the time spent learning how to recover a deleted file without pressure is delightful, compared to recovering a deleted file under pressure to do so[/b].
While I’ve not actually used either of these two listed programs, I do have much older ones buried in my computer to use. Might even update. Anyway, the point here is to make you aware that there are ways to recover and retain ones composure.
You are required to register with ZDnet, but it is a quick easy process.
[b]Must mention here, it’s all at your own risk, in the doing[/b]. Only the first attempts will cause a tad of nervousness.
In real estate buying and selling they say ‘location, location, location, for profits. In the computer world it’s ‘backup, backup, backup, to to retain ones peace zone.
Glarysoft Registry Repair is an advanced registry cleaner for Windows that allows you to safely scan, clean, and repair registry problems. Problems with the Windows registry are a common cause of Windows crashes and error messages. Glarysoft Registry Repair allows you to fix your registry and optimize your PCs performance with a few simple mouse clicks.Version 3 improves scan engine and fixed some bug.
Recuva (pronounced “recover”) is a freeware Windows utility to restore files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied from the Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted by user error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players. It will even bring back files that have been deleted by bugs, crashes and viruses.