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Internal computer links not working

  1. #1


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 (64 bit)

    Internal computer links not working


    After using a reg cleaner, now some of my internal links to MS programs aren't working. See arrow pointing to Windows update flag (right click works, but clicking on a link does nothing) and links circled in red in "Firewall settings"...clicking on does nothing.

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  2. #2


    Cross Plains
    Posts : 255
    Windows 10 Pro


    Id put money on it that the reg cleaner cleared some registry info that effected those links. That is why using a reg cleaner is so risky as it can have unexpected effects like that. I avoid using them any more than once a month myself and always make a backup of the registry before applying any changes so it can be reverted should something like this happen. The only thing I can suggest is that you use system restore and revert it to a point before using the reg cleaner. See if the reg cleaner you used has a rollback function to undo any changes it made. Other than that, I really wouldn't know what to tell you.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 (64 bit)


    Yeah that's what I was afraid of...might have to do a "System Refresh"...I never had a problem with CCleaners reg cleaner, guess I should have stayed with it instead of trying this other one out. But, I got all excited when it said it found 3,500 reg errors. I thought to myself, "wow, I didn't know my reg was that bad!"
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  4. #4


    Cross Plains
    Posts : 255
    Windows 10 Pro


    You should always avoid things like that when it seems too good (or too bad as in this case) to be true or make sense. I would have questioned that big time. Now you know. I also have used CCleaner many times without issue. You might also want to look into Glary Utilities.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 (64 bit)


    I know, it just "sounded" good, cleaning my machine of 3,500 errors. It even said it could also "compact" the registry on top of cleaning it. Oh well, I learned my lesson. Off to do a "System Refresh" and have this problem done with.

    Thanks...
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