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  • I recently installed and ran ccleaner's registry cleaner on my computer. I had no problem until today when I turned on my computer. There was only a black screen with a constant beeping from the cpu. Someone please help! Thanks
    Tuesday, September 7, 2010 12:13 PM

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  • On Tue, 7 Sep 2010 12:13:08 +0000, Xerikita wrote:
     
    > I recently installed and ran ccleaner's registry cleaner on my computer. I had no problem until today when I turned on my computer. There was only a black screen with a constant beeping from the cpu. Someone please help! Thanks
     
     
    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.
     
     
     
    and also
     
    Let me point out that neither I nor anyone else who warns against the
    use of registry cleaners has ever said that they always cause
    problems. If they always caused problems, they would disappear from
    the market almost immediately. Many people have used a registry
    cleaner and never had a problem with it.
     
    Rather, the problem with a registry cleaner is that it carries with it
    the substantial *risk* of having a problem. And since there is no
    benefit to using a registry cleaner, running that risk is a very bad
    bargain.
     
     

    Ken Blake
    • Proposed as answer by Dale Qiao Thursday, September 9, 2010 7:14 AM
    • Marked as answer by Dale Qiao Monday, September 13, 2010 1:45 AM
    Wednesday, September 8, 2010 1:30 AM
  • Hi,

     

    It isn’t recommended to use such registry cleaner utility if you don’t know what modification it does to your Operating System. Incorrect registry modification or cleanup may cause unrecoverable damage. The black screen with constant beep is mainly caused by hardware problem such as dirty RAM, broken HDD connection. You could unplug the RAM and clean the gold finger of the RAM. If you are not familiar with the computer hardware, I would recommend you to send the computer to the repair company for repair.

     

    Best Regards

    Dale


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    • Marked as answer by Dale Qiao Monday, September 13, 2010 1:45 AM
    Thursday, September 9, 2010 7:39 AM

All replies

  • The beep is coming from the mainboard. Check the cables (HDD) and also remove and insert the CPU again and make sure the CPU cooler is installed correctly.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Tuesday, September 7, 2010 12:34 PM
  • Everything is in the right place. :(
    Tuesday, September 7, 2010 1:20 PM
  • On Tue, 7 Sep 2010 12:13:08 +0000, Xerikita wrote:
     
    > I recently installed and ran ccleaner's registry cleaner on my computer. I had no problem until today when I turned on my computer. There was only a black screen with a constant beeping from the cpu. Someone please help! Thanks
     
     
    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.
     
     
     
    and also
     
    Let me point out that neither I nor anyone else who warns against the
    use of registry cleaners has ever said that they always cause
    problems. If they always caused problems, they would disappear from
    the market almost immediately. Many people have used a registry
    cleaner and never had a problem with it.
     
    Rather, the problem with a registry cleaner is that it carries with it
    the substantial *risk* of having a problem. And since there is no
    benefit to using a registry cleaner, running that risk is a very bad
    bargain.
     
     

    Ken Blake
    • Proposed as answer by Dale Qiao Thursday, September 9, 2010 7:14 AM
    • Marked as answer by Dale Qiao Monday, September 13, 2010 1:45 AM
    Wednesday, September 8, 2010 1:30 AM
  • Hi,

     

    It isn’t recommended to use such registry cleaner utility if you don’t know what modification it does to your Operating System. Incorrect registry modification or cleanup may cause unrecoverable damage. The black screen with constant beep is mainly caused by hardware problem such as dirty RAM, broken HDD connection. You could unplug the RAM and clean the gold finger of the RAM. If you are not familiar with the computer hardware, I would recommend you to send the computer to the repair company for repair.

     

    Best Regards

    Dale


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    • Marked as answer by Dale Qiao Monday, September 13, 2010 1:45 AM
    Thursday, September 9, 2010 7:39 AM
  • start in safe mode and uninstall it.....
    Wednesday, January 19, 2011 6:20 AM
  • Doesn't start in safe mode either!! Anyways removing the software won't restore everything!!
    Friday, May 25, 2012 4:26 PM
  • This issue goes back two-years so CCleaner may be different with version 2.2+ these days (October 2012). If this issue should arise and a backup of the registry issues to be removed was made; the offer to do so is default these days, then the backed up registry file can be executed and the registry entries that were removed will be reinstalled. Really helps to have a location set aside for the backups. As yet this has not been an issue for me and CCleaner is an extremely popular CNET download.

    See a possible solution at this thread.
    Recovering Windows 7 Registry Hives/Files
    • Edited by Jonah00 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 4:32 AM possible solution
    Tuesday, October 16, 2012 11:25 PM