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Program & Site Requests / Suggestion for the next version
« on: June 07, 2018, 05:14:51 AM »
- Windows Repair has a file that contains the default status for the Services ("auto", "manual" or "disabled"). This file is read when the program starts. I think this file should be (re-)read every time the user opens the main screen with all the repairs.
If then a user wants to change the start-up state then it will take less time and effort to change that start-up state. Currently the user has to close the program and restart the program to let the program take these changes into account.

- Do you still have two pink links when you run GSmartControl ?
- If so then your HD is indeed in the 1st stages of failing. No wonder, your Windows is "acting up".
- You can try the following: Register all files used by WR. Open the MSDOS window and type:

  cd c:\windows\system32

and type for each *.dll, *.ocx, *.ax file in the folder in which Windows Repair the following command:

  regsvr32 ...... (replace the dots with the path and filename of the file to be registered)

Repair has been installed the following command

- WR repairs (or tries to) the MSI system itself. It won't help to repair when the error (e.g. Error 1714) is caused by the installation of a program.
- The Windows Installer Cleanup Utility has been "discontinued" some years ago because of the problems it caused on Windows systems.
- You can try the program "WICleanup" tool.

- But the tool also removes other *.msi files in the C:\Windows\Installer\ (sub-)folders.

What kind of errors ? You can pause the output by pressing "Pause" and then make a screenshot

- Run Windows Repair again and make sure the program displays the commands it's executing. There's an option for that. It also means that WR is (a bit) slower but it could provide a clue where the program "gets stuck". And post that info here in this thread.
- Try something else first. Run repair #25 only and then try to run repair #5 again (with output enabled).

- The PRO version of Tweaking's Windows allows the user to run scripts after the program has finished. You can then run MSDOS commands and VB scripts.
- For a number of repairs, Tweaking's Windows Repair also uses MSDOS commands.

- I don't think this is limited to WR only. Because when I use a different program (e.g. Restore Point Creator) then sometimes that new SRP isn't  the usual size (think:  GBs). In that regard the way Windows (in my case Win 7 SP1 Pro) creates these SRPs is very confusing and "opaque". It seems to have its own (opaque) logic when it comes to making those SRPs.

- Run Antibody's WizTree. It will show you the size of those SRPs which are placed in the folder "System Volume Information". When I look at what's happening over there then I can't "make hay" of it, from time to time it's VERY confusing. E.g. the size of that one folder can be say 80 GB with say 10 SRPs but when I remove 9 SRPs then the size of that one folder will shrink only (very) modestly. I then have to switch off and switch off the SRPs feature in Windows to free up all that occupied diskspace.

- Shane wrote it because the previous program he was using for Windows Repair was more than "a bit  buggy". I DO know it can be run from the commandline with A LOT OF options. (No, I won't provide more info). But don't ask me all the specifics of the program. That's something Shane knows.

- In a subfolder in which Windows Repair is installed there's a program called "ManageACl.exe". With that program you can set the permissions for files & folders. Ask Shane for all the options that are available for that program. It has been written specifically for Tweaking's Windows repair to manage/set permissions for Windows.
- I think Shane should make it more accessible for advanced users and make a GUI for the program. But I know he's Always very busy.

Program & Site Requests / Re: Improvements for Windows Repair
« on: November 10, 2017, 08:30:19 AM »
When WR runs this repair then the following happens:
1) the process called "Explorer.exe" is killed/closed
2) the thumbcaches are deleted/removed.
3) then WR searches all logical drives for the file called "thumbs.db" (these are generated by Win XP and Vista (????)) and those files are then deleted.
4) The process "Explorer.exe" is re-started.

Suggestion to improve the program code:
- first determine which OS the user has and based on that let WR search only for the files called "thumbs.db" when the user has a XP or a Vista system. In all other cases let WR delete the thumbcaches only.

(this is based on the assumption that only Win 7 and newer use those thumbnailcaches and that the file "thumbs.db" is used only in XP and Vista.)

Another suggestion (independent from the previous one):
- Restart the process "Explorer.exe" before WR starts to remove the "thumbs.db" files.

- I also think that the programcode for the removal of the "thumbs.db" files needs to be improved. I think the code needs a few small but IMPORTANT code changes. Including 2 extra spaces at 2 particular spots. Because I am NOT convinced the current code is able "to do the job".

(@Boggin: Please pass this onto Shane)

11 Programs & Site Help & Support / Re: Resource Monitor
« on: November 05, 2017, 02:15:24 PM »
- Try if running this command (in the MSDOS window) helps:

for /f %s in ('dir /b *.dll') do regsvr32 /s %s, C:\Windows\system32

12 Programs & Site Help & Support / Re: Resource Monitor
« on: November 05, 2017, 12:56:56 PM »
- Windows Repair has a number of repairs that each fixes one part of Windows. Just run the program and see if your problem has been fixed. Windows is a complicated set of software. So, I am not sure if & what repair will/could fix this problem.
- My best guess is that you - at least - should run repair #4 ("Register systemfiles").
- You also can try the commands "CHKDSK" and "SFC /Scannow". Also included in Windows Repair.

13 Programs & Site Help & Support / Re: Resource Monitor
« on: November 05, 2017, 12:07:26 PM »
- Is the "Superfetch" Service running ?
- What do you mean by "Not populating" ?

Program & Site Requests / Re: Improvements for Windows Repair
« on: October 10, 2017, 11:00:30 PM »
- When Windows Repair starts then it runs (a stripped down version of ??) CLEANMEM. Suggestion: Add a weblink to the appropriate PcWinTech webpage in the logfile of Windows Repair.Then hopefully more people will start using CLEANMEM.

15 Programs & Site Help & Support / Re: Windows 7 and WMI
« on: October 09, 2017, 10:08:12 AM »
- Then I would check the SMART condition of the HD first. Run GSmartControl and see if any pink lines show up in the "Attributes" tab of that program (assuming you have HD and not a SSD). If the HD is (in the 1st stages of) failing then a re-install won't help either.
- Windows Repair sometimes puts a lot of strain on your HD.

(And I Always keep the last say 10 versions of WR)

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