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  1. If you have less than 256MB of RAM and you're running XP, defragging your pagefile to improve performance is next to pointless. Go out and get more RAM.
  2. For optimum disk defragging, I first delete pagefile.sys by turning off virtual memory entirely (Control Panel > System > Advanced > Performance Settings > Advanced > Virtual memory > Change, choose "No paging file" then click "Set"). I then run CCleaner as well as manually delete other unneeded files, etc. as necessary before defragging. If you've enabled hibernation, you should disable it prior to defragging as well (Control Panel > Power Options > Hibernate). When defrag is complete, you can turn virtual memory back on (and hibernation if you use it). A note on v
  3. My first reaction: If someone is reckless enough to make such a puposefully intentioned mistake (as opposed to an honest, easy or simple mistake, which this most certainly isn't), they should have their important documents or, using the above example, their WINDOWS directory, destroyed. It is their destiny. The universe itself deems their impending tragedy necessary. Otherwise, how are they ever going to learn not to make mistakes of this magnitude in the future? "I'll never stick my hand in a lion's cage again," said he, offhandedly.... And: Isn't this really an issue for the Windows OS?
  4. My gut tells me this is a corrupt Fonts folder (or corrupt screen font) that can be repaired with FiFoFo, but if not, can you post your findings and solutions here? I sorta keep a database of font-related problems and workarounds, and would be very interested in knowing the exact nature of this one. Thanks.
  5. I'd suggest downloading the Tweak UI PowerToy from Microsoft here: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloa...ppowertoys.mspx After you install it, choose the "Repair" option, then choose "Repair Font Folder" from the drop-down list and click the "Repair Now" button. If that doesn't correct your problem, you might want to try High-Logic's "FiFoFo" (Fix Fonts Folder), which you can download here: http://www.high-logic.com/fifofo.zip Unzip and run the exe (there is no setup, nor does the app have to be installed anywhere special). Click the "Fix Fonts Folder" button, and FiFoFo
  6. Here are some suggestions (in descending order) of features I'd love to have in CCleaner: - An checkbox in CCleaner's "Cookies to Delete" list to add the deleted cookies to Firefox's and IE's Block Lists (a la Spyware Blaster), with a "Select All" option at the top of the list. - A browser plug-in for IE and Mozilla that deleted any cookies not in the "Cookies to Keep" list upon exiting the browser. - Ability to add file types to the list of Custom files and folders to clean. Currently the Custom option accepts only specific files or entire folders. I.e., you can't tell it to clean
  7. I wouldn't say it's "absolutely" safe to delete -- it is a system file after all, and is listed in layout.ini -- but it is generally safe to delete. That said, I don't delete it regularly, but only after a period of installing and uninstalling a large number of fonts, specifically different versions of the same font, or whenever I notice slowdowns or strangeness in the appearance of menus, dialogs and other screen fonty things. Corruption to this file can occur whenever an installer (or manual action) overwrites any font registered with the system. If, for some reason, a reboot doesn't
  8. My first post, so let me first say how impressed I am with CCleaner -- a truly first-rate app that became one of my all-time favorites within moments of using it. In addition to using CCleaner for basic system cleaning, I've also found it very useful for a more specific task -- clearing font cache files. Admittedly, not many of you will have a need to do this, but maybe some of you will. See, I develop commercial fonts for a living, and sometimes I find myself frequently installing and uninstalling fonts in various stages of development, a process which occasionally causes XP and the apps
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