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(i'm a poor cheapskate using the FREE version of Windows Repair............also using a very crappy old PC..........and i'm a near total computer moron) :shy:


hi, i just did the repair today to fix choppy, jittery sounds on Youtube and Spotify (i noticed my CPU will spike to 100% very often)........it worked almost completely for Youtube but there's still some choppy music from Spotify..........

but the repair made certain windows and bars lose their colours..........this is especially so for Chrome.......also some websites (Facebook being one of them) will say ''Error'' before loading the page properly..........

is anything wrong ?.............what should and what can i do ?
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Re: Somehow, Windows Repair All-In-One Has Made Things Worse For Me !
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2017, 08:49:24 AM »
I don't know why it did that but open the program, click on Option 5 - Restore under Registry Backup then under the Restore Registry tab use the dropdown to select the backup and then Restore now.

After the reboot go into Device Manager/Sound video and game controllers - right click on the audio and select Update driver software.

Click on the default search online to see if it can find a driver update.

What maintenance do you do on your machine regarding the temp files cache ?

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Re: Somehow, Windows Repair All-In-One Has Made Things Worse For Me !
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2017, 04:53:11 AM »
many thanks for the reply :cheesy:.............but Spotify works fine now........so i think i can live with the lack of colours.........

you were suggesting that i restore the PC to the point before i did the repair, right ?

actually, i'm not too sure about what are temp files cache.............but i always use CCleaner daily.............

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Re: Somehow, Windows Repair All-In-One Has Made Things Worse For Me !
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2017, 05:11:16 AM »
Yes, I was suggesting that you restore to before the repairs.

I also use CCleaner at the end of each session, but in Options/Advanced I have the box unchecked for Only delete files in Windows Temp folder older than 24hrs, although when you run CCleaner the next day, that should remove any residue.

Is Facebook still giving you that loading error ?

Event Viewer or reliability history may have something on that.

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Re: Somehow, Windows Repair All-In-One Has Made Things Worse For Me !
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2017, 10:50:20 PM »

the Facebook will display a ''time-out'' message but then will load properly very quickly so it's ok...........

basically some websites are slow to load but it solved my jittery problems with youtube and spotify .............also my Java-based FX trading platform has some problems but no more horrid lagging..........so it's ok with me...........

i just have to live with the lack of colours on some websites........and also in certain message windows.........



i tried using Firefox and websites that used to have a black background ended up with a white one........ :artist:

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Re: Somehow, Windows Repair All-In-One Has Made Things Worse For Me !
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2017, 12:30:14 AM »
I don't know about the colour change but the FB loading sounds like it could be a DNS server problem.

See if FB or the other sites will load any better after doing this.

Go Start - type ncpa.cpl and press enter.

Right click on whichever adapter you are using and select Properties.

Click on (TCP/IPv4) and then on Properties.

Click on the lower button for Use the following DNS servers and type 8.8.8.8 into the upper row of boxes.

Tab down then type 8.8.4.4

Check the box to Validate settings upon exit - OK - Close which will start the troubleshooter which should return it couldn't find any problems.

Those are Google's DNS servers and to revert, just click on the button above that one.

Close that window and run a command prompt as an admin and enter -

netsh winsock reset

netsh reset resetlog.txt

ipconfig /flushdns

ipconfig /registerdns

shutdown /r /t 00

and see what things are like after the reboot.

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Re: Somehow, Windows Repair All-In-One Has Made Things Worse For Me !
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2017, 05:24:20 AM »
just had an unexpected problem today while listening to Spotify...........i have this Realtek Audio Manager thing and normally when i click on the ''Loudness' button, the volume will go up a lot................but it made no difference today..............also the volume on Spotify seems to be lower than usual..........

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Re: Somehow, Windows Repair All-In-One Has Made Things Worse For Me !
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2017, 05:35:10 AM »
It sounds like you will need to reset it.

Below you will see how I have mine set but the box for Loudness Equalization needs to be checked to get a decent volume.




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Re: Somehow, Windows Repair All-In-One Has Made Things Worse For Me !
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2017, 02:36:33 AM »
i have the volume at maximum and the volume is softer than previously.................the loudness button no longer work.........in fact, the volume is slightly lower with the loudness button checked............ :cheesy:

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Re: Somehow, Windows Repair All-In-One Has Made Things Worse For Me !
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2017, 03:50:47 AM »
Not sure if updating/reinstalling the audio driver would do it, but you could give it a try.

For my Toshiba laptop I download mine from Realtek but depending upon the build of your PC, you may need to go to its motherboard support site.

http://www.realtek.com.tw/Downloads/downloadsCheck.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=24&PFid=24&Level=4&Conn=3&DownTypeID=3&

I think if the speakers were on the way out then you may get a crackle but have you checked the leads if external speakers - try removing/reconnecting.

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Re: Somehow, Windows Repair All-In-One Has Made Things Worse For Me !
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2017, 07:47:15 AM »
thanks for the info, my earphones are fine...........perhaps i'll just need to live with it :confused:

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Re: Somehow, Windows Repair All-In-One Has Made Things Worse For Me !
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2017, 08:37:15 AM »
I'm assuming you are using a desktop PC with external speakers that are plugged into the computer ? and it was those leads/plugs I was referring to.

They may need a clean or replacing.

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Re: Somehow, Windows Repair All-In-One Has Made Things Worse For Me !
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2017, 12:20:17 AM »
there's nothing wrong physically................late last night, the loudness button worked again........... :cheesy:

many thanks for your replies ! :smiley:

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Re: Somehow, Windows Repair All-In-One Has Made Things Worse For Me !
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2017, 01:57:20 AM »
So the Gremlins have finally gone :D

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Re: Somehow, Windows Repair All-In-One Has Made Things Worse For Me !
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2017, 04:31:40 AM »
well.........some of the gremlins are still around..........but i can live with them :tongue:

 

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