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  1. You can read into this (sadly) their priority lies else where. you only have to look at the last release dates for their products to confirm that. And the number and age of other threads on this topic.
  2. Most likely cause is your CPUs are latest gen but Speccy hasn’t been updated in years.
  3. Chances are very good that the files that won’t play have become corrupted. why did you need Recuva? how were the file deleted? And for how long? in other words, system activity greatly effects file recovery chances. You need to be really lucky for file recovery software to be successful. your only 100% chance of file recovery is to do personal backups - do you have any that you can recover from? have you tried other media playing software, some may be able to get around the file corruption but I think you are in for more bad news.
  4. Thanks Dennis. and best of the season to everyone as well.
  5. Long running, well known bug in DF sorry to say. many threads on the subject. no word from up high as to fix. also happens in CCleaner. both software will get it wrong then get it right then switch back depending on updates to either the OS or the software.
  6. password for what account? if for Windows, sorry, but Forum Rules don't allow any help with such matters.
  7. Outlook keeps all its items (Inbox, Sent Items, Deleted, Contacts, Notes etc) in a file called, by default, OUTLOOK.PST this is the file you want to look for. deleting your account only removes it from the Outlook software, the PST file will still be on your PC. you simply need to re-create the account and then import this PST file back in into Outlook. in fact, it doesn't even have to be imported, you can just open it via, File > Open & Export > Open Outlook Data File. tell us your Outlook version, OS and email account type (POP or IMAP) and more specific details can be given if the above doesn't help. but in short, search your pc for all files with a PST extension.
  8. 2TB’s - my guess is if you get it done within 2 days of continually leaving the pc on then you’d be in the ball park.
  9. care to share a couple of screenshots. one from Speccy and one from WMIC, it may help the Devs - but hey - we all see on this thread the importance they have with fixing Speccy!!!
  10. do not trust the system to remove all of the duplicates unless you are prepared to live with the consequences if it gets it wrong. it's worth spending the extra time and checking the results. blindly forging forward is potentially dangerous. have a backup on hand just in case.
  11. did they replace the drive or just reload a fresh Windows? hopefully they told you to do a backup in case they had to format the drive? but your chances of getting anything back is remote at best. they may have reformatted then reloaded Windows, or just re-imaged the entire drive from one of their images. then factor in that it's a SSD, whatever work they did to the drive to test it after they reloaded Windows and the drive access you have been doing too and, well..... it's a long shot. you have no backups yourself?
  12. based on what criteria? EDIT - This was a comment on a post which has now been deleted by nukecad.
  13. yeah, they're getting quiet a bit of flak about it as well on their forum.
  14. the drive in question is only 28GB, so if it's the system drive, the big swings between 4% free and 40% free could easily be because of restore points, pagefile, hibernation file, swapfile, temp files, and the like. you could either allocate C:\ more space or relocate system files to another drive.
  15. I've had MBAM real-time protection since it went v3, no issues on any of my many home PC's except for the bug sometime last year that effected Excel but that was easily 'turned off' until they fixed it. hadn't heard about the new v4, will give it a spin now.
  16. use the Media Creation Tool, found here; https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 (whoops, sorry nukecad, my browser never showed there was a page 2 until i posted - not the first time it's done that either!)
  17. mta

    scheduler info

    Speccy scheduler subsection shows all the programs that get started when you PC starts. running msconfig or CCleaner will show you that list and you can disable whatever you want. and yes, most of that list are very suspicious. I suggest it's time for some malware scans but due to Forum Rule 10 we are not allowed to actually give out malware removal advice. if you click that link you'll see Rule 10 has some helpful links you can use.
  18. back then, the info I got was that they were thinking of a manual switch where by the user could override CC and tell it what sort of drives the system had. obviously nothing ever came of that.
  19. mta


    I don't see bitcoin becoming any part of standard currency - ever. now blockchain on the other hand is very useful and is getting wider use in the backbone transacting between global players. I see bitcoin (and all it's many derivatives) being no more than the latest shiny fad but bringing into mainstay play the new (not so new any more, 10 years or so) technology of blockchaining.
  20. in chrome, make sure in Settings, Advanced, that Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed is turned off.
  21. Windows 11? usual reason Chrome is skipped is because it is still running; either directly if you have it still open or indirectly as one of its background tasks may still be running. check Task Manager that no chrome.exe processes are running.
  22. last update was May 2018. Piriform averages about one update per year for Speccy. it has a couple of VERY long running bugs (SSD/HDD detection and wrong temperatures shown) that are yet to be addressed. Microsoft does two major build releases per year so at the very least, you'd be thinking they need to release a new version not too long after one of those. so, from all that, you'd have to assume that all their development resources are tied up with their flagship product CCleaner. in other words, don't hold your breathe. I've stopped using Speccy due to simply not being able to trust the supplied figures.
  23. to verify, start an elevated command prompt and type in; wmic memorychip get capacity,banklabel,speed and hit enter. report back the results. but I assume you are seeing the problem of running current gen hardware with a program that hasn't been updated in ages.
  24. @henrikus, sadly the time between disaster and recovery makes very little difference. AS SOON AS THE FILE IS DELETED the system is using that space straight away - yes the shorter the gap between those two milestones is, the better, but human speeds are no match for computer speeds. RECUVA is no substitute for backups but sometimes, just sometimes, it can save your bacon - in your case it has not.
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