How To Remove Broken Registry Items On Windows 10

Microsoft’s Windows 10 is one of the most used operating systems. The users have many features that most certainly assert over the competition. Everything which is completed on your PC, be that installing an app, visiting a web page, etc. is restored in the registry. This registry is the digital footprint of the user on the Windows 10 operating system. It also contains various numerous entries which are important for Windows 10 and then shape the way it runs on a regular basis. There can often be certain broken registry items from the registry. Such types are mostly deleted / corrupt registry entries which can be left as a residue post uninstalling/deleting the file or folder.

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They can sometimes slow down the PC and cleaning them up is certainly a perfect thing to do. In this article, we will help you to resolve these errors which will help you to easiest methods to get rid of the broken registry items.

How to remove broken registry items?

There are many different solutions to get rid of this type of junk in the original registry file, while there are many different applications out there who assert to resolve the error but they can sometimes end up producing even more issues for the users. Therefore, below we have mentioned a list of the easiest solutions the user can follow to manually get rid of the broken registry items error.

If you are also facing such errors don’t panic, we are here to help you. Also, make sure you don’t have to follow all the fixes given below. Go the way down until you find the best and optimal solution to fix your broken registry items error. To do so follow the steps given below.

Solution 1: Performing disk cleanup

The disk cleanup feature has been united into almost all versions of the Windows 10 operating system. It can conveniently remove the unnecessary files on the user’s PC and then conserve space in it and order to run a disk cleanup task. To do so follow the steps given below:

1. First of all click the Windows logo key and S key simultaneously from your keyboard to start the search box.

2. Then type disk clean up in the appeared search box and choose the first option from the screen.

Disk Cleanup

3. After that the user has to choose the drive on which Windows 10 has been installed.

4. Then click on the clean-up system files and then choose the drive again.

Clean Up System Files

5. Then check all the options and then choose the OK button.

6. This will get rid of the unnecessary files and folders on the user’s PC and help speed it up.

Solution 2: Running DISM

An alternate method to automatically find and restore the broken items in the registry is to run the DISM command in the cmd (command prompt). For that follow the steps given below:

1. First of all press the windows key and R key simultaneously from your keyboard to open the run prompt.

2. Then the user has to type cmd in the search box and press the shift + Enter + ctrl keys simultaneously to provide administrative privileges.


3. Then type in the following command and then hit enter key from the keyboard.

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

4. Then wait for the process to be completed and then check to look if the broken items are deleted or not.

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Solution 3: Refresh your PC

The above method didn’t remove the broken registry items for the user, and the user can always refresh their own computer by using the restore option without misplacing any personal applications/files. To do so follow the steps given below:

1. First of all choose and select the Windows key and I key simultaneously from your keyboard to start the settings.

2. Then click on the update and security option from the screen and then choose the recovery option from the left plane.

update and security option

3. Then click on the get started option and then choose the keep my files button.

get started option

4. Follow the on-screen instructions to completely refresh Windows 10 which will auto-reset the registry and the broken items will be deleted.

 We hope the above-given article helps you to resolve your technical errors. After performing every solution check whether your error is resolved or not. If not please restart your device and reinstall it again.

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