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Willy2

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  1. There's an option in the "Windows"" pane of CC called ""Environment path"". I ticked that box, ran CC but it seems to not have an impact on the MSDOS environment variable PATH. Or is this meant for something else ? Does anyone know what impact ticking this box has ? Recently I ran into some trouble because the PATH= variable was corrupted. Three programs that used extensively MSDOS batch commands failed to run because they depended on PATH being set set to a specific value. Only after that I became interested in this particular CC option.
  2. 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.
  3. In RC v1.42 the user can choose to activate the ""Advanced Mode"" then three extra tabs show up (Preview, Info, Header). But the program doesn't provide the user the opportunity to go back to, what I would call, the ""Basic"" mode. So, I would suggest to add, in the next version of RC, an extra button in the ""advanced"" mode that would make those three tabs disappear and would restore the ""Basic"" mode. See also the picture in the attachment.
  4. Here's another (small) programming bug and that bug shows up when one changes the language in RECUVA (RC). I ran RC with the dutch language selected upon start up and then changed the language to english. I wanted to undelete pictures only. So I clicked on the arrow next to the drop box (see inside the red circle in the attachment) but only dutch words showed up in the list. Then I choose ""Afbeeldingen"" (dutch for ""pictures"") and then RC correctly shows the english word ""pictures"". So, it's clear that RC forgets to refresh the content of that particular dropbox list when the user changes the language. It's nothing fatal but a tiny thing the RC developers overlooked.
  5. 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.
  6. 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/
  7. Cluster tips could contain some sensitive information. And ADS can be used as well to do ""infiltrate"" one's computer system. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-alternate-data-streams/
  8. 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"" ?
  9. The last free version of AdAware I used was a nightmare. Took too much CPU time and slowed all other programs down in the say first 5 minutes after a start up.
  10. CC (v3.12) has another quirk/flaw/error. It also reports the wrong amount of diskspace wiped when one empties the Recycle Bin (RB). Here's what I did: 1. I noticed that the RB had three deleted in it files with a total of ~70 Mb in size. I manually removed those three files. 2. Ran CC and it reported that cleaning the RB would free up about ~70 Mb of diskspace. Weird, very weird !!!
  11. It seems my previous post with this suggestion was pulled from/deleted from this part of the forum. Or was something else wrong ? Anyhow, I'll post my suggestion again Speccy shows the state of Window Services (Stopped, Started) but it could also show in addition whether a service is Automatic, Demand (Manual ??) or Disabled.
  12. I know it has been brought forward - at least - once but I still think this still needs to be changed in a future version of CC. I continue to dislike the current situation in CC. -- Remove the ""Wipe free diskspace"" option from both the ""Windows"" pane and the ""Settings"" (under ""Options"") section. -- Move/combine all ""wipe disk"" in the current ""Drive wiper"" section (under ""Tools""). -- Provide an explanation what the risks are when a user uses one or more options in that newly modified ""Drive wiper"" section. -- Perhaps there's a way to avoid that ""wipe free disk space"" avoids deleting the System Restore Points. E.g. avoid cleaning the last 1, 1.2% or 1.5% of a logical drive ?
  13. A. Introduce an option (by e.g. ticking a box) that automatically deletes one or more System Restore Points (SRP). (Of course, NOT the last SRP). B. When I let CC clean on or more SRPs then I have noticed (thanks to e.g. ExplorerXP) that CC doesn't remove all SRP info. Does anyone know why this happens ? Has this already been discussed/explained on this forum ?. This leads to an additional suggestion. -- Simply delete ALL SRP information. Suggestions A and B (See above) both can be done in a number of ways: -- Delete all SRPs (except for the last one). -- Delete all SRPs older than e.g. 1 or 2 weeks or 1 or 2 months. -- Delete all SRPs except for the e.g. 3, 4, 5 or perhaps 6 newest ones.
  14. 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 !!!
  15. 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 state. Because I know there's a MS-DOS (cmd.exe) command that allows the user to manipulate Windows services. And then the user can put a number of these commands in a batch file in order to put a number of services back to the user's preferred state with one mouse click after running WindowsRepair. 2. Windows Repair v1.5.1 is out. It seems Black Viper's info on Window services isn't flawless/up to date and that's why this (version of this) program (WindowsRepair) needs more testing. Please post any comments concerning Windows Repair on the Tweaking.com forum and NOT in this thread. (Hazelnut ???)
  16. 1. Edited post #7 of this thread. it now gives a more accurate description of the language translation error. 2. Bugs in the ""CPU"" screen (still not solved in Speccy v1.13): -- The word behind ""Virtualization"" does get translated into e.g. dutch (""Niet ondersteund"") but when I change the language back to e.g. english I need to restart the program to get that word ""translated""/replaced into ""Not supported"". -- No matter what I do the word ""Not supported"" behind the word ""Hyperthreading"" doesn't get translated, is overlooked by Speccy v1.13 when changing the language. In the dutch language version it should be ""Niet ondersteund"".
  17. Had some time today to do some more research/testing and the outcome confirmed what I have reported before. And I have evidence to prove it. I did the following: 1) Ran CC v3.12 (click on ""Analyze"") and made CC store the results in a text/log file (log-7-11-2011-1.txt). CC reported that some 25 Mb of internet files were to be wiped. 2) Then I hit ""Run Cleaner"" and CC reported it had cleaned some 213 Mb of internet files. I stored the cleaning results in a log file (log-7-11-2011-2.txt). The main difference was that CC thought that in the temporary internet files folders (IE 8) there still were a number of video files (e.g. *.mp4, *.flv) present. And that in spite of the fact that I moved those video files to a separate folder. And no, I didn't close any programs that were running. The logfiles are included in the attachment.
  18. 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 services in an attempt to replicate two odd system messages I never came across before. Then the system reported that it had become instable and had to be shut down. But after a restart, WR was helpful to restore the system back to the default (&safe) settings.
  19. Did precisely the same, ran the same procedure as described in post #10 and a similar result emerged. So, it seems to confirm the pattern I discovered in that post. Time for the CC developers to look into this problem.
  20. Did some more research and I may have found the answer to this weird thing. It seems CC is using one way to calculate the total size of the files to be wiped and a second method to calculate the total size of the files that have actually been wiped. And then one ends up with two different values. Here's what happened: 1. I watched a video (~85 Mb in size) using IE 8. A lot of videos are in Flash format and are stored in the temporary internet folders. 2. With the help of Defraggler I opened the temporary internet folder to move the video file ( with the name videoplayback[1] ) to a folder with more videos. 3. Ran CC v3.12 (I hit ""Analyze"") and it reported that about 20 Mb of files were to be wiped in the temporary internet folders. 4. Then I hit ""Run Cleaner"" to wipe all the files and then CC reported that about 105 (= 20 + 85) Mb of files were removed. I checked which files were wiped and what sizes they had. Although I had extracted the video file from the temporary internet folders CC still thought the videofile was still over there. Does CC use a special (Windows) file, like e.g. index.dat to determine which files are (supposedly) stored in those folders and are (supposedly) wiped ?
  21. Willy2

    Speccy v1.13

    I posted a reply to this topic before installing Speccy v1.13. Spoke too soon. Speccy v1.13 does contain a dutch translation. But the translation contains a number of small (!) translation errors. Nothing big but a bit annoying, though.
  22. 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.
  23. @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.
  24. Willy2

    Speccy v1.13

    Does this Speccy version include support for the dutch language or is or is this scheduled for version 1.14 ?
  25. 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.
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