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  1. I changed the CM settings again. The regular CM cleaning now occurs every 30 minutes and it curtails EVERY memory user, including IE9. Excluded is the system file cache which is curtailed only when it exceeds 100 Mb. When one or more IE9 process exceeds 100 Mb the Advanced Monitor is allowed to curtail IE9 (checked every 10 minutes). Go to http://www.jugglingdynamite.com and open more than one webpage. Then you'll see that memory usage is "going through the roof". This website posts A LOT OF videos (using the dreaded Adobe's Flash).
  2. @Nergal: I was wrong. I need to rewrite my answer/reply. - If you want a process to be logged then enable logging and add that process to the CM logfile list. - In the regular CM mechanism all processes that are to tracked and that are running show up in the logfile. If one has 6 IE9 processes running then all 6 show up the logfile no matter whether they are curtailed or not. - In the AM only those processes that are curtailed in memory usage show up in the logfile. If one has 5 IE9 processes running and the AM curtails only 2 processes then only those 2 processes show up in the logfile. Th
  3. Here's another shameless plug for the website Tweaking.com. There's a new program out, called Registry Backup. Out of Beta and already in version v1.2.1. http://www.tweaking.com/ Post comments for this program on the Tweaking.com website and NOT here.
  4. Wow. Tried the right click ""clean file cache"" option a number of times. Works like magic. I am definitely going to use it more in the future. I managed to let IE 9 occupy some 1.3 Gb of memory (Win 7) by opening a lot of seperate IE windows (thank you, CM logfile feature). Ran CM, without closing ANY IE 9 window, and memory usage went down to some 200 Mb. So, this is a process that certainly needs to be kept on a short leash. But another mystery remains. After IE9 was curtailed in its memory usage, the CM system tray icon told me that memory usage only gradually came down from 60 - 5
  5. @Nergal: Using the CM logfile feature you can keep tabs on how much memory Outlook occupies. But then you have to move Outlook from the Advanced Monitor to the ""regular"" cleaning operations. Because the logfile feature isn't triggered by the Advanced Monitor. The logfile feature was very helpful on my XP machine when I needed to determine what the memory usage was of a number of processes.
  6. FYI: My Win 7 laptop has 4 Gb of memory. IE 9 is curtailed in its memory usage when it occupies more than 100 Mb. (checked every 10 minutes). IE 9 needs to be kept on a comparatively short leash, because 1) A process can occupy as much as about 350 Mb (when playing a video) 2) Several IE9 processes can be running at the same time. I also let the file cache to be curtailed when it goes above 150 Mb (checked every 10 minutes). Other processes, except for some programs I regularly use and don't consume too much memory, are curtailed by the regular CM cleaning process (every 15 minutes). Memory
  7. Thanks. I changed the CM settings again. Disabled default cleaning of the file cache. I think the advantage is that the CM software won't be removed from the memory and doesn't need to be reloaded from harddisk, can be called upon faster. Used the Advanced Monitor to curtail other processes that can occupy large chunks of memory, e.g. Internet Explorer 9. It has a lousy memory management.
  8. @Nergal: The Advanced Monitor settings work independently from settings that are changed using the CM settings wizard. Since cleaning the file cache seems (!!!!) to slow down Windows I decided to try if an other combo of settings would speed up CM and Windows. And I can do it because I now have 4 Gb of memory. Just a matter of trial and error.
  9. @Andavari: Seems CM needs some optimizing of the filecache cleaning procedure/program code as well. That could be an explanation why I, in about 70% of the cases, need to press the hotkey twice to force CM to do its job (Win 7 & XP). On my XP machine I enabled the filecache option because my XP laptop has only 512 Mb. But on my win 7 laptop (with 4 Gb) I decided today to let CM only clean the file cache when it comes above 150 Mb, using the Advanced Monitor. That requires: - Disable file cache cleaning. - Use the Advanced Monitor to clean the file cache. Since I use Ccleaner and
  10. Some parts of Windows (software) indeed seem to be very unwilling to release/free up memory. They only reluctantly give back memory. Outlook Express (OE) in XP, after one has compacted the folders, is such an example. Had to press the CM cleaning hot key more than once to persuade OE to release more memory. Very annoying when it occupied 90% of the memory (512 Mb) of my old computer. It seems that Win 7 programs, in this regard, behave much better.
  11. I installed CM on a Hewlett Packard laptop with Win 7 and 4 GB of RAM. Without CM memory usage can go up to about 40 to 45% (in rare occasions 50%) of installed RAM but with CM memory usage goes down to 20 - 30%. @Andavari: can you give some stats on how memory usage has been curtailed ? (using the CM mini monitor). That would be interesting for ""Shane"". You can check what the memory usage is without CM active. 1. Open the CM settings wizard. 2. Disable "Clean system file cache". 3. Choose "Only list" under "Operating mode" and don't add any process to that list. Then you'll get a t
  12. A question for other CM users. According to CC (v3.19), CM (v2.41) isn't started upon start up using the "normal" startup procedure but using the Task Scheduler. Can anyone verify this, using CC v3.19 ? Start cc v3.19, click on "Tools", "Startup" and see what pops up in both "Windows Startup" or ""Task Scheduler". I currently use Win 7 SP 1 with all the latest updates. See also: http://forums.pcwintech.com/index.php/topic,3060.0.html
  13. Tweaking.com has a new program out: Advanced System Tweaker. Readers of this thread are encouraged to download it and test the program. Post your comments on the Tweaking.com forum website.
  14. Thanks, Hazelnut. The file is used in Windows Repair. Since I use XP I know it's present in XP but don't know whether it's in Win 7 and Vista as well. I checked on a friend's computer (win 7) and didn't find it. I thought it was removed but it looks like it's quite normal to be missing in Win 7. But I would like to know if this file can be found in Vista as well. It should be in ""%systemroot%\syswow64\wbem"" in Vista. I tested the *.bat batch files, used in Windows Repair, (Tweaking.com) and came across a number of issues/flaws. And this was one of them.
  15. I have a question for both Win 7 and Vista users. Does there exist a file called ""WBEMUPGD.DLL" in both Operating Systems ? And in which folder is that file located ? To find that file one should/can use a program called ""Everything"" from ""voidtools"". http://www.voidtools.com/
  16. I ran the program Windows Repair with the option ""Set Services to default value"". ticked. But now my laptop doesn't respond anymore when I push the ""scan"" button on the scanner. I have a question for those who read this and have a scanner: In what state is the service called ""WIA Windows Image Aquisition"" on your computer ? Demand/Manual or Auto ? It's now "Demand"" on my laptop. Should it be ""Auto"" ?
  17. For those (Hazelnut ???) who want to write their own batch file in order to set one or more Window Services to their own favourite state, (e.g. after running Windows Repair) here's the Microsoft's Technet website page with more info about the SC command: http://technet.micro...y/bb490995.aspx WARNING: Only for advanced users !!!
  18. Concerning the ongoing discussion on the topic of Windows Services: 1. At TWEAKING.com (http://www.tweaking.com) there's a program available, called System Information Tool (SIT), that allows to user to see, among other things, in what state the Window services are (Stopped or Started) and whether a service is Disabled, Manual or Automatic. So, before running Windows Repair with the Reset Windows Services box ticked, the user can create an overview/snapshot of what the lastest state of those services were. With this knowledge the user can put individual services back to the user's preferred s
  19. New version of WindowsRepair available soon (tomorrow). It includes an option that sets Windows Services back to their safe/default settings. And if any one doesn't like one or more default settings then they alsways can manually put those services back to one's favourite setting. Please run it and see if it causes any errors. This story brings up the question: does anyone know the MSDOS command (if it exists !!) to put one or more services to a desired state ? WR already has helped me once to get Windows (XP SP 3) back to a stable footing. Had been tinkering/messing around with some serv
  20. Cleanmem v2.3.0 had some small problems. As I write this (see time+date of this post) I know CM v2.3.1 is coming up.
  21. @Shane: perhaps you could create two groups of tasks. One group that is specificly dedicated to repairing/restoring the WMI, Firewall, file permissions etc. to their old/standard/default state and the other group containing miscellaneous tasks like unhiding files, clean (the) temp folder(s). Perhaps the difference is a bit artificial. It's just a thought.
  22. Shane (http://www.tweaking.com, PcWinTech, Cleanmem) has asked me in an email to put a message on this forum. He would very much appreciate it when visitors of this forum would go to the website (www.tweaking.com), download the Window Repair (tomorrow version v1.4.1 will be released) and test it on their computer. And report back their experiences to Shane. Especially computer users with Vista and Win7 are encouraged to test the program. I still use XP and therefore I can't help Shane too much.
  23. Cleanmem v2.3.0 is released. http://www.pcwintech.com/cleanmem
  24. I was the Beta tester and came up with suggestions for this program (especially the GUI). As the name of the program suggests, it fixes/can fix a number of Windows issues. One can also download from this website programs that can fix one particular Windows issue but then the user has to have a VERY good knowledge of what's ""broken"" in Windows. I used it already twice to fix one particular issue. I received twice a weblink in an email. But when I clicked on the link Windows XP didn't respond the way it should (i.e. open a particular web-site/page). I knew there was some ""secret formula""
  25. Are the visitors from this website aware that the guy from CLEANMEM has started a new website called TWEAKING.com ? http://www.tweaking.com I helped him get rid of the bugs in and develop the interface of the program called ""Windows Repair"". If the more tech savvy moderators/visitors of the Piriform forum have more suggestions to improve the program then they are welcome to do so. (Aethec ?? Hazelnut ?? Alan_B ??, .... ??) I had to keep it under wraps for a while but now the website is up and running. Check it out.
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