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  1. In IE8 under the options->complete there is an autocomplete settings button. Once clicked there are various check boxes for autocomplete. However, ccleaner has only the checkbox for autocomplete forms and none of the others under address bar including the usernames & passwords, The same for firefox there is no option to clear the address bar history which would be set as favorites, address bar or nothing. These fall under options->privacy-> location bar. I can't find the equivalent under chrome although it saves address bar info and is displayed to to the user under the drop
  2. for speccy v1.24.632 the timezone language title shows "Arabic (U.A.E)". This title "language" is misleading since the control panel for regional and language options calls this "Language for non-unicode programs". If one just see language and one knows they have everything set for English, then one would think there is a bug in speccy since they'd expect to see English. Moreover, I have every language setting for windows XP Home enabled, that includes all keyboards, and code pages with the option checked to make the language settings available as the "default for all user accounts" (specc
  3. When one repairs their network connection, it clears the NetBT, DNS cache and ARP. Make it an option to clean these using ccleaner on shutdown. Recently it was posted on other websites that elcomsoft(?) has a tool now that can recover the encryption keys from Truecyrpt by scanning the Virtural drive caches that Windows saves to disk since the encryption keys are stored in memory and are swapped to disk occasionally, and when one goes into hibernate or shtudown, memory is dumped to this windows virtual drive caches and the keys can be recovered from it. Thus, need ccleaner to clean all the
  4. Other alternatives is the old Everest which is now AIDA64. See http://www.aida64.com/product/aida64-extreme-edition/screen-shots CPU. - bus speed and rated bus speed is shown changing with graphing. However, the cpu core frequency and internal voltage changes with graphing aren't shown. Although the stock core/bus speed are shown. See cpuid since once can see the voltages and cpu freqs changing with loading. Fan speed - as the computer is being loaded the fan comes on/off and changes speed. The program "speedfan" can show on some systems the fan rpm speeds and as they change
  5. It also doesn't show the battery full time - whatever this means. This could be the estimated time to full recharge. If this is so then a better name should be used i.e. "ETA to full charge". Likewise, the other filed could be "ETA to full discharge". One can estimate this based on timestamping the 100% and when it reaches 99% charge get the system clock and timestamp that value. Using simple math one can compute the rate of discharge and estimate time remaining. Since the rate of discharge can be variable based on cpu and hardware loading one will have to recompute the estimated time rema
  6. Well, the other interpretation of this value is hexadecimal with the 'h' on the end to denote it as such. Hence, this could have been a mistake in displaying the data when one meant to display it as ASCII. Therefore, "1d1" could've been the hexadecimal value and the 'h' on the end marking it has hexadecimal.
  7. System is Windows XP home with a western digital pata laptop drive. Here are the latest problem with v2.8.373. The temperature in the health tab is reported in Celsius under the "Real value" column although I selected the temp to be reported in Fahrenheit which is displayed in the temperature position to the left of this table. Thus, correct the unit-of-measure to be Fahrenheit in the "Real value" column if one selects Fahrenheit. Both temp values should match unit-of-measure wise. The other problem is the power on hours. Why does it show 1d1h and not in decimal here for 'h' hou
  8. The current version of ccleaner allows one to enable/disable and delete startup programs. a). Ccleaner doesn't allow one to edit a startup program to correct a directory path that changed. .Ccleaner doesn't allow one to add a startup program with directory path and program specified by the user. c). CCleaner doesn't show startup programs where the key and the program name are blank or null. I had to use other programs that showed me this so that I could delete these bogus startup programs that I didn't know were there. See this tool which does what I need, but where this f
  9. The problem of where to put the page file either at the beginning, the middle or the end of the drive partition would be ok if it was a fixed size. however, here are the issues to resolve, a). The Windows Operating system allows one to change the page file size manually. Moreover, the page file size on disk is chosen typically to be 2x the maximum amount of memory currently installed in the PC, but is limited by the amount of disk storage available. Thus i.e if memory is 8 gigs, but the HDD is 4 gigs then the page file size has to be chosen such that it fits on the HDD. This isn't so much an
  10. I have Windows XP Home and Defraggler v2.07.346. Here are the problems with drive health status and the type of drive information being posted. A). Allow one to click on the drive temperature so that it displays in Fahrenheit. If one clicks the temperature again it changes to Celisus. Thus for every click on the temperature, it switches back and forth between Fahrenheit/Celisus. I presume if the temperature starts going up, that at a medium temperature the color changes to "yellow" and when it goes above the safe manufacturers spec, it changes to "red". . I have a Western Digital U
  11. To bad, the current version doesn't support windows 2000. I too have this OS and was trying to update it from the one around June 2010. I just downloaded the last one supported for w2k as v1.21.209. I also have all of these OS', W2K, XP, Vista, Win7 and MACOS. Moreover, non-of my computers are connected to the internet so security issues aren't a big issue. They are used for old and new application development and interoperability testing for apps that need to work together in a multi-MSoft OS environment. Now, for Unix and Linux... that is a different issue and piriform doesn't support the Un
  12. Hmmm, I guess what you are doing is mounting a disk(s) onto directories on another disk to make only one drive look like a bigger drive. I wonder if defraggers in general are smart enough to handle this. This raises another question on defragging Software and Hardware RAID disks which also allow one to combine multiple drives to look like one hard drive to the user and OS. I.E. Logical Volumes vs. physical Volumes. Can defraggers handle this scenario too?
  13. mikesw

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    Maybe it's something simple and its in the recycle bin? http://www.officerecovery.com/freeundelete/ http://undelete-plus.com/ http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk http://www.runtime.org/ called getbackdata first 5 files recovered are free. Be careful not to install this software on the disk drive you are trying to undelete files from. since it may use the data blocks on the disk thinking they are free to use, but it may be the locations of the datablocks of the file you are trying to recover.
  14. Assuming the safeboot file was moved somewhere on the disk and the MBR doesn't know where it is you may want to consider the following. There are disk editors out there (i.e. Acronis Disk Director) or free ones which allow one to do a raw edit of the disk track by track and sector by sector. The data could be displayed in raw mode or hex mode. Thus, one starts at location zero where the MBR is at to find out where it thinks the disk drive sector location is for the safeboot file. Then reading the directory structures, one locates the safeboot file and reads the starting disk location
  15. The latest version of defraggler doesn't display the names for removable drives given to them. What it displays for each drive that is removable is the word "removable disk" with the corresponding drive letter. Thus the word " 31/2 Floppy Drive", or "Zip Drive" or any name given to flash drives aren't shown in defraggler. One thing that really works in defraggler vs. other defragmentation software is that it shows all removable disk drives i.e. floppies, zip, flash in the list and when no disk is inserted, it shows zero bytes with the filesystem "unknown". If one tries to force a
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