Help Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Scan, Identify, and Fix Windows Problems
  3. Undo Repairs
  4. Options
  5. Error Nuker Status
  6. Register Error Nuker
  7. Startup Manager

1. Introduction

Error Nuker is a powerful utility that will scan the Windows Registry to identify errors and ways to optimize the performance of the Windows Registry. Unlike other similar tools, Error Nuker is very careful with the registry it never deletes a registry entry if this could harm your system.

2. Scan, Identify, and Fix Windows Problems

  1. Open Error Nuker.
  2. Click the Scan tab.
  3. Click the Start Scan... button at the bottom right.

  1. Error Nuker will begin scanning your computer for Windows errors and solutions to those errors.
  2. Once the scan Error Nuker displays a list of problems found organized by problem category.

  1. To repair the errors you can do any of the following:
    1. Click Fix All Errors to automatically repair all errors found.
    2. Right-click any of the categories to repair just that section.
    3. Right-click the individual errors to repair just that error.
  2. A confirmation dialog will display asking you to confirm your choice to repair the selected errors.
  3. Click Yes to proceed with repairing your errors.
  4. Once the repair is complete a confirmation dialog will display the statistics of the repair process.

  1. Click OK to close the confirmation dialog and return to Error Nuker.
  2. Click Start Over Again to return to the Scan tab.

3. Undo repairs

Error Nuker always generates a confirmation dialog before any repairs are made. However, you may want to undo a repair. The Restore tab tracks all repairs Error Nuker has made to your computer whether it be today, yesterday, or last month.

To undo repairs do the following:

  1. Open Error Nuker.
  2. Click the Restore tab.
  3. Select the repair(s) you wish to undo. You may use standard Windows selection methods such as SHIFT+CLICK or CTRL+CLICK.
  4. Note: You may check the box Select All Fixable Items to select all items in the list.

  1. Click Undo Selected Items to begin the undo process.
  2. A confirmation dialog will display asking you to confirm your choice to undo the selected repairs.
  3. Click Yes to undo the selected repairs.
  4. Once the undo is complete a confirmation dialog will display the statistic of the repair process.

  1. Click OK to close the confirmation dialog and return to Error Nuker.

4. Options

The Error Nuker Options screen provides you with the ability to control when Error Nuker starts, configure and check for updates, schedule automatic scans, and configure where Error Nuker looks for solutions to the errors it identifies.

Automatically start when Windows starts
This allows you to configure Error Nuker to start whenever Windows starts. This feature is enabled by default and is required if you opt to use scheduled scans.

Auto-Update Options
Allows you to configure how auto-update functions. You can also completely disable auto-update or manually check for updates by pressing the Check Now button.

Exit Options
Controls what happens when you close Error Nuker. By default Hide is selected which causes Error Nuker will continue running and minimize to the system tray (the bottom right corner of your task bar near your clock). Close will cause Error Nuker to completely exit and it will no longer be running. Note: Close will disable the ability for Error Nuker to execute a scheduled scan as Error Nuker needs to be running at the time the scheduled scan is to be performed.

Scan Schedule Options
Allows you to schedule automatic daily or weekly scans of your computer. Important! Error Nuker must be running at the time the scheduled scan is to be performed. It is recommended you enable Automatically start when Windows starts to ensure Error Nuker is always running when using scheduled scans.

Select Drive(s) To Scan For Solution
Error Nuker detects errors found in your Registry. Error Nuker then attempts to find solutions to these errors by searching your hard drive(s) for the files incorrectly referenced in your Registry. It's important to select all of the drives you store program data on to maximize Error Nuker's ability to find an appropriate solution.

5. Error Nuker Status

Error Nuker provides a status screen to that indicates the current version of Error Nuker, the registration status of Error Nuker, a registration button to facilitate the registration of Error Nuker (if applicable), and a button to open this help file.

Picture of an un-registered installation of Error Nuker.

Picture of a registered installation of Error Nuker.

6. Register Error Nuker

The screen below illustrates the status of an un-registered installation of Error Nuker. To register the application do the following:

  1. Open Error Nuker.
  2. Click the Status tab.
  3. Click the Click Here To Register button.
  4. Note: If you do not have a Click Here To Register button and your Mode indicates Registered then you are already registered and do not need to proceed.

  1. Click the Enter Registration Key button.
  2. Enter your registration key in the fields provided. You do not enter the dashes, just the groups of numbers and letters.
  3. Click the Register button.
  4. You will see a brief status message and then Error Nuker will automatically run in registered mode.
  5. Click OK to close the status message and return to Error Nuker.
  6. Your Status will now indicate your new registration status.

7. Startup Manager

The Error Nuker Startup Manager can be used to display information about items that are specified in your Registry to start with Windows. The Startup Manager has the ability to:

  • Display detailed information about each startup application.
  • Disable a startup application. This provides the ability to stop the application from running at startup and to then re-enable it to run at startup in the future if needed.
  • Or delete a Registry entry for a startup application. This physically deletes the entry in your Registry. There is no undo for this action.

The Error Nuker Startup Manager is useful for correcting any additional startup errors that Error Nuker did not correct automatically, such as RUNDLL errors, or to assist you in reducing the number of applications starting with Windows. To temporarily disable items using Startup Manager do the following:

  1. Open Error Nuker.
  2. Click the Startup Manager tab.
  3. A new window will open for the Startup Manager and display the list of items that are starting with Windows.
    Note: You can also launch the Startup Manager from your Start button by clicking Start, then Programs, then Error Nuker, and clicking the Startup Manager icon.

To display detailed information about a startup application:

  1. Right-click the item you wish to obtain information about.
  2. Choose info.
  3. The information will be displayed about the selected item.
  4. Click OK to close the informationdialog.

To disable a startup application:

  1. Uncheck the checkbox for the item you wish to disable. Or right-click the item and choose disable.
  2. Note: Your changes are applied immediately. However, they will not take affect until you restart your computer since you are modifying startup items that are only run when Windows is started.
  3. To re-enable a startup application simply re-check the checkbox. Or right-click a disabled item and choose enable.
  4. Click the OK button to close the Startup Manager.

To delete a registry entry for a startup application:

Right-click the item you wish to delete. Choose delete. A confirmation dialog will display asking you to confirm your choice to delete the startup item. IMPORTANT! There is no undo for deleting startup items. It is strongly recommended you disable the items rather than delete them. Click Yes to proceed with deletion. Click the OK button to close the Startup Manager.