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  1. Perhaps I was a bit too harsh by saying the discussion should take place on the PcWinTech.com forum. Because I violate my own opinion. Concerning the upcoming CM 1.7.0: -- About the System File Cache (SFC): http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa364218(v=vs.85).aspx Perhaps you can suffice by simply stating something like ""Clearing the SFC will make memory available as well, for use by other programs. That includes the System File Cache itself when it needs more memory again"". Again: K.I.S.S. -- During installation CM asks whether a shortcut should be made available for all users or the current user only. That's - IMO - the best spot to ask the user whether CM should always run once upon startup of Windows. Then the wizard knows where to place the startup shortcut to CM.
  2. These are my personal thoughts concerning CM 1.65: Yes, I certainly would welcome a GUI for the CM settings. Personally, I would reduce drasticly/significantly the number of options concerning the appearence (like e.g. color options) of the mini monitor and put more emphasis and priority on a relatively simple and straightforward GUI for the basic settings like the: -- ignore list -- log settings list -- only list -- file chache -- automatically start upon Windows start up (But isn't this a discussion that should take place at the PcWinTech.com forum ???) Remember the KISS (Keep It Simple St***d) principle ??
  3. @smc1979, I must eat a part of my own words. I tried a number of things and it seems that putting the words ""file cache"" in the CM ignore list didn't prevent Windows from being forced to rebuild the content of a folder. To again extract the icons from the files on the harddisk. It could be attributed to the following: Memory usage on my computer doesn't exceed approx. 55% (according to CM 1.65). I ran Defraggler and its memory usage went briefly above 41 Mb and that ""excessive"" memory usage could have forced the Windows XP memory manager to flush a part of the memory which contained precisely those icons. That begs the question: what is the other approx. 45% of the memory used for ? To store datafiles (mp3, text files), systemfiles (*.dll ???). It seems it certainly contains those (folder-)icons.
  4. @Login123, Thanks for the suggestion !!!
  5. It seems that the folks at Adobe have improved the Flash software. I recently needed Quicktime because I downloaded a *.MOV video and therefore I needed to re-install Quicktime. Now the ugly combination of *.flv files and Quicktime doesn't push CPU usage up to 100% anymore (/less often (???)). Thanks to Defraggler I am able to open the temporary internet folders and move *.flv files from there to another folder. Windows simply doesn't allow the user to open those special folders. But after using Quicktime I nearly always remove QT again. The program simply sucks (as explained above).
  6. I know that Cleanmem (CM) works well on my computer (laptop, 512 Mb, Windows XP) because WindowsTaskmanager tells me so. I simply need this program in order to keep my laptop running more smoothly. I also noticed that Windows doesn't need to access the harddisk that often anymore. It curtails memory usage of e.g ...... Piriform's Defraggler !!! It often keeps running in the background without being used. Then it regularly occupies over 25 Mb of memory. When CM has run memory usage can go down to about 1.5 Mb. I don't wipe/curtail the System File Cache because then opening a folder can slow down significantly. Explorer then needs to access the harddisk again in order to extract the icons from all the files. One can literally see Windows recreate the content of that folder. And that can be (comparitively) very time consuming.
  7. I brought Aethec's problem to the attention of ""Shane"", the guy that's running the PcWintec.com website. See this thread: http://forums.pcwintech.com/index.php/topic,1674.0.html
  8. Aethec, Cleanmem (CM) does not ""put everything in the pagefile"". It reclaims unused memory and then it doesn't need to ""put it in the pagefile"". Perhaps the maker of CM has a solution for your memory problem since you're using Windows 7. And that or one other computer program could be the resaon why CM doesn't improve memory usage on your computer.
  9. Recently I installed Cleanmem (CM) version 1.65. Versions 1.6 have an additional gimmick: a small monitor that shows how much memory is claimed/is used by the different applications and Windows. This monitor clearly indicated that CM reduced/can reduce the amount of used/claimed memory significantly. This monitor makes the program - IMO - (much) better.
  10. Is CC capable of showing those thai characters ? Does Windows support thai characters ?
  11. Did CC place an error file in the directory in which CC was installed ? That file could provide a clue.
  12. Willy2

    translate error

    Find out who's the brazilian/portugese translator and send a PM to notify him/her of this error.
  13. The comment Aethec made in post #1 of this thread - IMO - still applies for CC v3.00. Just remove the Wipe Free Space option from the ""Windows"" pane and move all the options (including the cleaning of the MFT) to the tools section. I think that in the current situation the confusion remains. The discussion in this thread is also enlightning. http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=30444 Though I would move some info from this thread to the online documentation.
  14. This would assume that there's a difference between the american version of spanish and the spanish version of spanish.
  15. Find out who the spanish translator is and send him a PM.
  16. Willy2

    Video problem

    Thanks for all the help/suggestions. It will take some time to ""digest""/to go through/to try all the suggestions provided. This particular video problem was nagging me for over half a year. I don't like Apple's Quicktime because the combination of Quicktime, FLV video files, Adobe Flash 10 versions pushes CPU usage of the process Windows Explorer (as shown by Taskmanager) in Windows XP up to 100%. I have the Quicktime installation program on my harddisk and I only (re-)install it (for a very short time) when (I think) I need it. Like coming across a *.mov video file again. See also this thread: http://forum.pirifor...showtopic=28752
  17. Willy2

    Video problem

    Thanks. Your answer DID provide a solution for my video problem. What remains is a answer to my second question.
  18. --- Upgrade to CC version 3.00 --- CC (CrapCleaner) does show all the files that are to be wiped/are wiped but it does NOT show the registry entries/info that are/is (to be) wiped. And all versions of MS Office store nearly all info in the registry. So, that's quite normal. --- You can customize what CC wipes by writing your own winapp.ini files. CC uses a embedded script which tells CC which files to wipe and what info to wipe from the Windows registry. More info on how to proceed is to be found in this thread: http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=29970 Although it refers to MS Office 2010 the (approximate) same procedure can be applied to Office 2003. I hope this provides the answer. In any case, post in this thread whether my reply did help you or not.
  19. Willy2

    Video problem

    I have helped or tried to help other users of Piriform software but this time it me who needs help. I downloaded three videos (*.avi files) and they refuse to play properly. Audio is OK but the video refuses to play. Windows Media Player and Media Player classic both don't bother to show the video and just play the audio only. Real Player and Quicktime both try to find a (new) codec for the video on the internet but can't find the appropriate codec. My laptop runs Windows XP and with all the latest software versions and updates for XP and all the media players I have installed. When I open the video with GSpot (2.70) it reports that the codec needed is Xvid 1.1.2 Final. But GSpot also reports that the appropriate videocodec is already installed but yet (as mentioned above) the video refuses to play properly/to show up. When I tell Windows XP to show thumbnails of all the content of the folder in which those videos are placed then Windows has absolutely no problem doing so. So, it seems that Windiows is able to decipher the content of those videos. I have a second question. Can the readers of this post recommend one or more good internet forums/websites e.g, in the US or in the UK (for Windows XP) which has a good track record, where people with this kind of questions/problem are helped or where there was a solution for this kind of problems (hopefully) already was provided.
  20. Good news for Mr. Don: In DF v2.00 BETA the updatecheck bug is fixed. When the user doesn't want DF to check for updates then then a line called Updatecheck=0 appears in Defraggler.ini and the appropriate box in the settings menu is no longer ticked by default (i.e. after installation). And then DF no longer checks for a new version anymore. Defraggler.ini still contains some info that makes me wonder whether or not DF will check for a new version anyway after 10 days. Well, we'll have to wait and see what happens after those ten days.
  21. The point of this thread was that DF has a bug. That bug was introduced in v1.19 and hasn't been corrected in all higher versions. Fixing this bug in DF is simply a matter of swapping two pointers in the program code but the Piriform folks don't seem to bother to fix this bug.
  22. 1. Use a program called ""Everything"" which searches the entire disk and lists every file. It allows you to search for one particular file or files. Very good tool. 2. Yes, uninstalling a program is sometimes the best solution. Do the following: Uninstall the program(s), clean (with e.g. CC, Eusing free reg-cleaner, jv power tools 1.16) and compact the registry (e.g NTregopt), install ERUNT (both ntregopt and ERUNT are made by lars hederer, ERUNT allows you to reinstate a previous version of the registry) and re-install the program(s). 3. A name with one or more ~ in it, is a name from the directory entry. The full name is stored in the MFT. 4. I think the info in the registry (...../Startupfolder) is damaged and then CC could fail to remove the info. Removing that info/subkey manually is IMO the best solution.
  23. No, don't look in the subkey ......\Startupreg but in the subkey HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupfolder. Just manually remove the orphan info in that subkey. There could be a shortcut to the forenamed program in one or more of the startup folders in C:\Documents and Settings\<-User->\Menu start\Programs\Startup\ as well.
  24. Frankly, I was waiting for this kind of problem to surface. This is the first time someone asks about Office 2010. I have helped to solve similar problems for other Office versions. It's the usual procedure, write your own Winapp2.ini file. -- Download the embedded .ini files for CC v2.36. http://forum.pirifor...showtopic=15307 -- Copy the entire content of winapp.ini to a new file called winapp1.ini (with e.g. Editpadlite). Move all the lines belonging to the [Office 2010] entry from winapp1.ini to a new textfile called winapp2.ini or add it to winapp2.ini. Place in front of every ""Regkey="" and ""Filekey="" line in the [Office 2010] entry a "";"" character. -- Place both winapp1.ini and winapp2.ini files in the folder where CC has been installed. -- Remove one "";"" sign from winapp2.ini, save the file and restart CC again. Do that with every line in the [Office 2010] entry. That's how you'll find out which line is responsible for wiping that setting. A matter of trial and error. There could be more than one line that's responsible for wiping that setting. The Office 2010 entry has over 100 lines in its embedded CC script. So, it's best to concentrate on the appropriate lines. There're lines that specificly refer to e.g. Word or Outlook. That could reduce the amount of work to be done. Of course, one has to modify winapp1.ini every time a new version of CC is released and installed.
  25. But you can finetune CC in such a way that it does not reset that particular setting.
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