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  1. I know. After all, I wrote "If". But I know WMI is used to pull up A LOT OF computer info.
  2. In Speccy v1.17 I came across another language related bug. First of all, the bugs reported in post #7 of this thread aren't fixed. In addition there's another extra bug popping up. In some cases one text can be displayed in a language that has been selected previously. Go to "Network". Look at the first section that starts with e.g "Your connected to the internet". Look at "line speed". When the user has changed the language from e.g spanish to german then the german text string shows up. But then it's possible that the spanish text string for this text pops up again. So, Speccy v1.17 forgets to refresh the text string that's stored somewhere in the computer's memory. And then erroneously pulls up the string from a previous language. However, when this error occurs the entire section is correctly rebuild, the stings aren''t simply replaced. But only this section is rebuild, not the entire pane.
  3. @Eastexpert, If the WMI part of Windows is to blame (as Nergal suggests) then do the following: - download the program called "Windows Repair" (WR) (www.tweaking.com) - tick the "Repair WMI" box. - hit start (in WR) - rerun Speccy and see what pops up. Perhaps you need to tick the box "Set window services to startup default" in WR as well. And above all: Let us know if this was helpful.
  4. I use IE9 64 bit. I didn't try any other browser. I started to use it only after (the dreaded) Adobe's Flash was available in 64 bit. I am not too happy with IE9. When I type a reply on a forum (like this one) from time to time, it causes delays before typed characters show up on the screen. Don't know who/what is to blame for this. Sloppy progamming of IE9 ? Perhaps IE9 still needs to be optimized more ? Antivirus program ? Firewall ? Adobe's Flash ? Graphic driver ? Graphic hardware ? I read somehwere else on this forum that HTML5 would be an alternative for Adobe's Flash. Well, what are the folks at Microsoft waiting for ? I want HTML5 NOW !!!!
  5. I fear that's impossible. However the PRO version offers you something slightly different. Perhaps it's useful for you. Buy a CM license for the PRO version for $5, then you'll be able to use the Advanced Monitor (AM). Using the AM you can let CM perform a "clean up" every 5, 10 or 15 (or any other user defined amount of) minutes WHEN (and this is important) the memory usage of one or more user defined process exceeds a user defined memory limit. I use the AM to curtail IE9 in its memory usage when an IE9 process uses more than 100 Mb, and the AM performs that check every 10 minutes. By setting that memory limit (in the AM) extremely low (e.g. 2 or 5 Mb) for one process you can be sure that process will be kept on a (very) short leash. Shane is always busy running his computer repair shop. So, have a little patience. Don't worry, he'll reply.
  6. 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).
  7. @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. The other 3 processes aren't mentioned at all.
  8. But is there an alternative for Flash ?
  9. The bug reported in post #7 of this thread hasn't been fixed in Speccy v1.16. The solution is - IMO - simple. After the user has changed the language and clicked on "OK" then Speccy should call the ""rebuild details pane/screen"" routine to properly rebuild the screen. That same "rebuild screen" is called when the user clicks on the name in the navigation pane.
  10. 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.
  11. 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 - 55% down to about 30 - 35%. Some software is responsible for not releasing memory more rapidly. I fear Adobe's Flash is to blame for this. Because I also opened a website that posts lots of videos. A number of folks on the internet have branded Flash as "bug ridden" and "buggy". And I must admit my experiences with Flash were "not too positive" either. Defraggler is another large memory user. It can occupy some 200 Mb (peak), and some 110 Mb after having analysed my harddisk. CM can cut back the usage back to some 2 Mb.
  12. @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.
  13. 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 usage ranges from 25% up to (rarely) 60% (60% especially when playing videos). Not too bad. Don't know if this is the right setup. I hope this is a good compromise between cleaning everything and cleaning nothing. Time will tell. I'll keep watching the CM system tray icon !!!! BTW: CM v2.4.2 still has a small bug: http://forums.pcwintech.com/index.php/topic,3089.0.html
  14. 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.
  15. @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.
  16. @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 Defraggler every day more than once, I have added both processes to the ""Ignore List"" of CM. I noticed that if those processes are curtailed in their memory usage, both programs need more time to perform their tasks.
  17. 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.
  18. 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 true reading on how much memory is used under normal circumstances. Then you can compare that with the situation that CM cleans everything.
  19. 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
  20. Does anyone know whether the tab with the text "Internet Explorer" shows up (under "Tools") when an user has Firefox, Safari, ..... etc. installed ? Perhaps then that tab is called "Firefox, Safari, ...... etc." ?? Or are then only two tabs displayed ?? This could (!!!) point to the section of the CC program code where CC goes ""off the rails"".
  21. I came across a bug in CC v3.19. It's NOT a fatal error. Click on "tools", "startup". When I have changed the language from e.g. english to dutch then two words don't get translated. It remains in english. I need to close and restart CC to get the text on the tab called "Task Scheduler" translated/replaced with the proper dutch text "Geplande Taken". However, there's another way to get the text "task scheduler" (see above) translated into the new selected language. Click on "System Restore"", "Uninstall" or "Drive Wiper" and then on "Start up" again. Then the text on the tab "Task Scheduler" does get translated.
  22. This error/bug hasn't been fixed in the latest CC version (v3.19).
  23. 1. This is not necessarily a CC bug. Perhaps you installed a program, didn't like it and removed the program. And then the un-install program didn't remove all info from the registry or/and from a folder. CC notices that there is an entry/info (registry ??) but it can't find any additional information and then (a) blank line(s) is/are displayed. Perhaps some information got corrupted ? In that case a re-install of the program could be the solution. 2. Can you determine what the difference is between that task and the other tasks that are (correctly) shown as inactive ? Perhaps one particular box hasn't been ticked that makes the difference ?
  24. Did you install a program lately ? Did these problems occur when you WIN 7 was updated ? If so, then try uninstalling the latest program ? Did you install Adobe's Flash latest version lately ? I know Flash can be ""a pain in the ass"" as well. Since this error occurs when your PC is updated online, try a program called ""Windows Repair"" and (at least) tick that box ""Repair Windows Update"". www.tweaking.com http://www.tweaking.com/content/overview/default.html
  25. Thanks, I'll try it. Perhaps it won't cause high CPU usage any more.
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