Thank you very much for your reply. the following are the questions you asked, with my responses.
What did you use? the cleaner or the registry integrity?
I used the cleaner and may have inadvertently used the registry integrity. My objective was to clean up my registry, nothing else.
What did you remove?
I think this is where I messed things up ? I thought the list of files that was retrieved (a rather extensive one) was the list the program suggested to be removed. I thought these were the superfluous registry files.
What is slower? the internet? the entire computer? Turning on the computer? shutting down the computer?
The only function that didn?t seem to have been affected were the shutdown, start/re-start functions ? other than that, everything else was adversely affected.
What version of Ccleaner did you use?
Have you restarted the computer before or after running the restore registry.
Did you follow the best practices for registry cleaning (see my signature) or did you just say clean everything?
I?m not sure I understand what you are calling your signature.
what is reg cure and did you run it at the same time as CCleaner?
Reg cure, as far as my experience goes, is an untried program that ostensibly cleans registries. It is marketed by a flakey company that took my money and thereafter was impossible to contact. I down loaded it but did not install it.
As you can see all this thread and your previous has done is put us in a question not an answer.\
This I understand. But I had to start somewhere. And again, I thank you for any advice you might offer in helping me to rectify the problem.
May-haps you should be right and tell us the things you did remove.
Whereas I cannot tell you all of the files I removed, I followed the suggestion to make a CCleaner initiated backup, prior to preceding with the operation. In an attempt to fix the problem that occurred I also did a restore of the backup, but that didn?t seem to change anything.
Again, thanks - Eric