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Everything Else / Re: 7z in scan logs
« on: March 08, 2020, 03:32:26 PM »
7zip files, just the default permissions (hence the folder name - permissions they are in) txt files compressed because they can get big.

So what ever repair needs them will extract them and then delete the extracted files when done.

Shane

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Tweaking.com Support & Help / Re: WR 4.4.0 worked -- with minor glitch
« on: November 19, 2018, 08:09:06 AM »
In the process of figuring out what the bug was causing the old issue I must have done all the repairs and safe mode over 20 times last night in vmware windows 10 1809 and never had that happen once. Might have just been a fluke. It is windows 10 after all, it holds all kinds of flukes lol

Just in case make sure to do a chkdsk c: /f on your drive, just to be sure it isnt a bad sector or file system hiccup that might have caused it.

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OK so here is what I found in my testing, it wasnt any single repair breaking windows 10 1809, the antivirus or anything else. It was windows itself!

I found in my testing that 1809 has a bug where when you use the bcdedit command to set safemode with networking and then use the bcdedit to remove the command it doesn't fully work. Those are the commands my program uses to get windows into safe mode.

So what happens is 2 registry keys are created by windows when using bcdedit but when you remove the command the 2 registry keys are not removed! So windows thinks its still in safe mode when it isnt, and so no service that isnt allowed to run in safe mode will start! This means windows updates not opening, antiivirus not working all of it and a ton more. This didn't happen in older builds or older versions of Windows.

So in the new version of my program (v4.4.0 released today as of this post) I have WR set to remove those two registry keys! After that everything works great and the repairs arent actually breaking anything.

So if you get a user who has this trouble, there is a way to fix it! two ways actually.

1st way: Have them load up the new version of WR and have WR restart in safe mode, once in safe mode open WR and then simply close it. WR will remove the registry keys when it closes and then restart windows. This is by far the easiest way for users.

2nd way: In the program folder under the files folder and then the regfiles folder I made a remove_stuck_safemode.reg files that will delete the registry keys if they are there. All a user needs to do is double click on it and then restart windows. While this may seem easier, it also means telling some users how to actually find the file, which you know isn't always easy.

Keeping up with the constant changes and new bugs in every new build of Windows 10 is a challenge, thanks for hanging in there with me!

-Shane

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Tweaking.com Support & Help / Re: A sneak preview of V4
« on: July 27, 2017, 02:14:03 PM »
Yeah I am making 4.0.1 right now, I am changing back some of the repairs I changed to see if that does the trick.

Shoot me an email, shane at tweaking.com

Shane

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Tweaking.com Support & Help / Re: A sneak preview of V4
« on: July 27, 2017, 02:07:17 PM »
I cant seem to replicate the problem at all with my windows 7 in vmware.

Do me a fav and send me an email. Make sure you make a current backup of your system that you can restore, I found a few changes from v3 to v4 in the repairs and I am going to undo them and have you try out a new build and see if it fixes it. If it doesnt I want you to be able to restore back, since I cant replicate it I need your help to find the problem :-)

Shane

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Tweaking.com Support & Help / Re: A sneak preview of V4
« on: July 27, 2017, 01:43:04 PM »
So far only  3 or so people have reported any problems running on windows 7, I am trying to replicate the problems right now as I type this, anything I can replicate I can fix.

Can you tell me what repairs you ran? I just finished running all the repairs that had been updated since v3 and there was no problem, so now I am running all the repairs to see what happens.

So any extra info on what you did and ran will help me :-)

Shane

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Tweaking.com Support & Help / Re: USer manager not creating users
« on: February 15, 2017, 08:20:46 AM »
The program uses ADSI to work with and create the user accounts. If it says it was successful then that is because that is what ADSI reported back to the program.

I will test it, wonder if it is yet another bug in Windows 10 and ADSI not working like it should.

Shane

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Right click on the drive itself and go to the security tab and set permissions there and tell it to do all child objects as well.

Shane

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Repair file permissions doesn't do any other drives any more, I removed that a while ago for 7 and newer and it only does the defaults now. For xp and vista it still does other drives though. Made the change back in v3.9.21
http://www.tweaking.com/articles/pages/tweaking_com_windows_repair_change_log,1.html

If you have other drives you need permissions set on why not do them manually at the root of the drive?

Shane

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Tweaking.com Support & Help / Re: Win 10 crash
« on: January 11, 2017, 09:33:02 AM »
Do you get the blue screen as soon as you try to open my program?

The insider builds normally have a lot of things missing, I have seen problems on insider builds before. I also dont test on the insider builds because of this, but every time a final build comes out there is never any trouble.

The file you posted shows that the system file win32kfull.sys is causing the crash, but it isnt very detailed. I use a program called WhoCrashed to try and get more info on the crash, use that if you are able.

Do me a fav and download and try running my registry backup program. If my Windows repair is crashing when you open it and my registry backup program crashes when you open it then I know it is most likly an API that does the drawing of the icons and graphics in the program, which would be a fault in the OS itself. :wink:

Shane

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Tweaking.com Support & Help / Re: Getting stuck in safe mode
« on: November 08, 2016, 02:39:09 PM »
The program sets the safe boot command in the boot.ini in XP and it is suppose to remove it when it is ran again in safe mode. Not sure why it isnt. But any time you need to remove the safe boot option just open msconfig.exe and go to the boot tab and take off the safe boot option. :wink:

Shane

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Tweaking.com Support & Help / Re: Win 7 Permission Problem
« on: November 08, 2016, 02:35:20 PM »
Something is blocking it from setting the permissions. Are you doing this in safe mode?

Also have you done a chkdsk on the drive yet? File permissions are stored in the file system and running chkdsk c: /f will repair any problems with the permissions in the file system.

Shane

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I havent been able to find a fix for this yet. It isnt my program itself but it is the protection that I use to protect the exe. When i search up this error a lot of programs and games that protect their exe comes up. Turns out that a call to a windows file is failing and so far for everyone who got an error like this it turned out to be there system files where messed up.

If you havent yet, try this

Open a cmd.exe window as administrator and run this command

sfc /scannow

For some users it wasnt messed up system files it turned out to be their antivirus program and running the program in sandbox mode. Have you tried running the program in safe mode? If not open up msconfig.exe and go to the boot tab and put a check on safe boot and but the option on networking and reboot. This ill set it to always boot like this so once in safe mode open msconfig.exe again and take the check off the safe boot to have it be back to normal :-)

Let me know how that goes.

Shane

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I wonder if while it is safe mode the user account is a domain admin but is it a local admin for the computer itself? Perhaps that is where the problem is.

So if you add the account to the system locally and make it an admin that would do the trick as well.

If that isnt an option then you may have to run the repairs in normal mode, but you need to make sure your AV is off and anything else, a clean boot would be a good idea to do if safe mode wont let you have the access you need.

Shane

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Tweaking.com Support & Help / Re: Registry compressor problem
« on: October 25, 2016, 12:04:27 PM »
I wonder if it is the permissions on the new files.

In my registry backup program when restoring the registry windows gave the reg files different permissions for some reason. So I had to have the permissions of the files backed up as well and I have my program apply those permissions to the new reg files.

I wonder if I need to update the reg compressor to do the same.

So as a test check the file permissions of the registry files before and after and see if they are different. If they are then restoring the permissions to what they where before hand may be the fix I need to add :-)

Shane

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Tweaking.com Support & Help / Re: Registry compressor problem
« on: October 24, 2016, 11:13:36 AM »
The registry is a database file. So to clean it up the program calls the Windows API to save the registry to a new file. Thats it, nothing else.

The registry is written to a new file by Windows itself, you restart and it starts using that file. The API call is the RegSave command.

My program itself doesnt touch the registry files, so this is a bug in the Windows API itself in 10. Which doesn't surprise me as I have a seen this happen with a ton of other APi calls as well. MS is changing so many things in Windows and without any kind of error handling that they are breaking their own API calls.

What version of 10 are you using, is it the latest build?

Shane

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The program runs a lot of the repairs under the system account. To do that it installs a service that runs as system and launches the repair from there.

For some reason your system isnt letting the program have access to installing the service. The user account you are running under has to have admin rights, can you double check that the user account isnt limited?

Shane

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Feedback & Suggestions / Re: A Bug in Environment Checking
« on: October 24, 2016, 09:28:48 AM »
The program pulls the path variable from the registry, in the program is that path at the bottom of the list?

When the program pulls it from the registry it then calls the findfile api (It finds folders as well) and if it comes back as false then windows is telling it it doesnt exist. But I have had it to where the path registry key had extera chars in it and so when the program pulls it and breaks each path part those extra chars cause the program to look for the wrong path string, normally this happens at the end of the list since that is where the chars are.

Shane

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The program exe is protected, so if there are any debuggers running it can cause that error. Also if your system files are messed up that can happen as the protection is calling a windows API.

Have you ran system file checker on your system yet?

Shane

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Test results.

vmware, windows xp 32 bit. After each test I restored the vmware image back and so each one ran under the identical conditions.

XP - total repair time - 05:27 - No enhanced instruction set
XP - total repair time - 05:36 - SSE2
XP - total repair time - 05:34 - SSE

And each one set the permissions and worked correctly. :-)

Shane

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Tweaking.com Support & Help / Re: tweaking.com envelope printer v2.0.1
« on: October 05, 2016, 10:56:09 AM »
Why do you have so many spaces in the address? Get rid of the spaces and then in the print preview mode click on the check to enable the grid and then double click where you want the address and the program will adjust position offset on the main window for you :-)

From what I can tell your printer isnt liking the custom size. Is the size under the printer supported ones? The ones that says printer supported are the ones that windows reports that the printer can handle.

To use custom sizes it all depends on the printer driver itself on if it will work. At the bottom of the window you will see it says you have to use the post script printer drivers in order to use the custom size. Since you changed OS, your printer driver also changed. :wink:

Shane

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I updated the change log :-)

I have already looked into winpe and basically only a few of the repairs could be ran in it.

The reason why is a lot of the commands that are called, such as registering files, write to the registry and I have no way to tell it what registry, such as if I loaded up the offline registry.
Since I cant control that none of the repairs would touch the registry of Windows that it needs to.

The permissions repair could be changed to work in winpe, maybe. The unhide files could and repair recycle bin could, all because those dont need to work with the registry. All the others do, and so wont work.

Shane

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