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General & Misc. / Re: Season's Greetings
« on: December 24, 2019, 10:33:14 PM »
Season's Greetings to Shane. Boggin and the Tweaking family far and wide.

All best wishes to everybody for Christmas & New Year from me as well!

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Computer Help / Re: Restore Point on Windows Repair
« on: September 24, 2019, 11:38:49 PM »
Well, if that's the case, I'll have to do some more tests to see exactly what's going on with my system when I've got time. But, like Boggin and others, I don't rely on Restore Points - I always back up my hard drive before carrying out any critical changes.

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Computer Help / Re: Restore Point on Windows Repair
« on: September 24, 2019, 11:17:13 PM »
I haven't attempted to use the Create a Restore Point in WRAIO for some time because I don't trust it but I do remember that, when I did, the process took an impossibly short time to complete and the Restore Point created didn't work. Using Windows 7 to create the Restore Point would produce one that did work. I recollect that the size of the Restore Point created by WRAIO was considerably smaller than that created by Windows, reinforcing my belief that the problem lies with WRAIO.

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Computer Help / Re: Restore Point on Windows Repair
« on: September 23, 2019, 11:51:35 PM »
That's my main beef with the program also. I had tried many times (Windows 7) to create a restore point with WR without success but now only ever use Windows GUI to do so. Registry Backup and Restore always  seems to work as intended.

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General & Misc. / Re: This antivirus did not work for me!
« on: September 18, 2019, 01:12:06 AM »
I absolutely agree that you should normally avoid running two antivirus together but I've always viewed Malwarebytes and CryptoPrevent (which isn't on Kaspersky's list yet, glad to see) as different from normal AVs. They both play very nicely with MSE in W7and, I understand, with Defender in W10. When I am dragged kicking and screaming to Windows 10, it'll be Defender, Malwarebytes and CryptoPrevent for me. And a very wary eye on what I download or open in the way of attachments, as always........

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General & Misc. / Re: This antivirus did not work for me!
« on: September 18, 2019, 12:22:06 AM »
And to get back to topic, this is the list of products incompatible with Kaspersky Total Security - includes Malwarebytes, among others!

https://support.kaspersky.com/us/15082#block1

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General & Misc. / Re: This antivirus did not work for me!
« on: September 17, 2019, 09:44:52 PM »
CryptoPrevent has changed quite a bit and is now in version 9. The free version is no longer updated and the paid version now includes some Maintenance/Repair options as well. Luckily, like Malwarebytes, they're still honouring their lifetime licences.

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General & Misc. / Re: This antivirus did not work for me!
« on: September 17, 2019, 10:09:38 AM »
That's interesting, Tom - a very useful list. I just tried running a few of those commands at random and CryptoPrevent didn't blink.

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General & Misc. / Re: This antivirus did not work for me!
« on: September 17, 2019, 07:51:57 AM »
Don't know what OS you're using but Microsoft Windows Defender may be all you need under Windows 10. I'm still using Windows 7 and, after trying any number of AV solutions, I've settled on Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes Premium. I also use CryptoPrevent that gives some additional security but may not be really necessary. Maybe tempting fate, but I think the last virus I had was picked up was from a CD (might even have been a floppy disk!) on a computer magazine - so pretty far back.

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Computer Help / Re: CHKDSK occasionally runs on SSD at startup
« on: August 24, 2019, 09:05:22 AM »
Just an update:- I've had no further incidents of Windows needing to run CHKDSK since toggling hyperfil.sys a few weeks ago, so looks as if a a corrupt file WAS at the root of the problem. Thanks once again for your help.

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What I'd do with this is to create a manual restore point, ensure it is there and then delete that registry key so that you would have something to fall back on.

I haven't had a reply back from Shane yet, but if I haven't heard back from him by next Monday then I will be leaving the forum, because I've had enough of my emails going unanswered.

I told him in my last email that if that if that continued then I'd be leaving the forum.

It would be a shame if you left the forum, Tom, but I can understand your frustration - Shane doesn't appear to have been active here for a long time. It doesn't help me retain my faith in the software nor its future.

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Re BootSafe: I can't speak for Windows 10 as I'm still using W 7, but I know it's helped at least one forum member to get out of Safe Mode. However, Boggin is much more knowledgeable in this area than me and I understand his wariness.

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Bootsafe https://www.d7xtech.com/free-software/bootsafe/ is worth looking at as a reliable way of entering and escaping from Safe Mode when other methods don't work as expected.

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Well, that's me out of ideas!   :undecided:

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Could it be that the option to only carry out one auto backup per day was selected in settings and WR tried to perform another before the repair and then cancelled it because of that setting?

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No wish to hijack this thread but I've never had any joy with the System Restore component of WR and always run it manually via Windows own commands. Registry Backup run manually from within WR seems to work correctly - I always run it manually prior to carrying out any repairs rather than rely on it running automatically.

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64x

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Computer Help / Re: CHKDSK occasionally runs on SSD at startup
« on: July 26, 2019, 09:41:57 PM »
Ah, thought that was a little warm for an SSD!

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Computer Help / Re: CHKDSK occasionally runs on SSD at startup
« on: July 26, 2019, 02:03:56 PM »
I think 70 C is suggested max operating temperature for this Crucial MX500 SSD.

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Computer Help / Re: CHKDSK occasionally runs on SSD at startup
« on: July 26, 2019, 03:36:18 AM »
Oh yes, I'm only using about 25% of my 1TB SSD so not short of space! I also forgot to say that no further anomalies have shown up in SMART - although the temperature did creep up to a max of 61 C - not surprising with the temperatures we've been getting here in France.

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Computer Help / Re: CHKDSK occasionally runs on SSD at startup
« on: July 25, 2019, 11:45:46 PM »
Don't know whether it's coincidence or not but have not seen had any further incidences of CHKDSK running at boot since toggling hyperfil.sys.So thanks for the suggestion, Tom. Have a good day.

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Computer Help / Re: CHKDSK occasionally runs on SSD at startup
« on: July 16, 2019, 02:09:30 AM »
I'm an idiot - I have toggled hyberfil! It's the heat............

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Computer Help / Re: CHKDSK occasionally runs on SSD at startup
« on: July 16, 2019, 02:01:11 AM »
No, got stacks of space on the drive - but will toggle hyberfil.sys anyway.

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Computer Help / Re: CHKDSK occasionally runs on SSD at startup
« on: July 16, 2019, 12:42:05 AM »
I've used Future Systems Solutions Casper for years, now on version 10,x, to create clones which are backed up incrementally. Currently, I do that to 3 HDDs in 2.5 inch USB enclosure on a rotating basis - roughly weekly. I occasionally make a system image as well, using the same software. I also make regular backups of my Outlook PST files to DVD - I've got stuff going back YEARS in the PST archive file. I know that Macrium Reflect free seems to be the software of choice for most people but I've used Casperso long, it's reasonably priced and it's been very reliable, aside from the occasional quirk - and their support is first class.

I take your point about a currupt hyberfil.sys file perpetuating, though. I guess I could use powercfg -h off and then reboot, then powercfg -h on and I should have a new file? I think!

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Computer Help / Re: CHKDSK occasionally runs on SSD at startup
« on: July 15, 2019, 10:43:11 AM »
Managed to stop hibernation after the backup, checked Dirty Bit (OK). rebooted (no auto CHKDSK occured (all OK)), re-started hibernation, checked Dirty Bit again (OK) - so, on the principle that it's not wise to make too many changes at once, I'll leave well alone for the moment and see if the problem returns..................

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Computer Help / Re: CHKDSK occasionally runs on SSD at startup
« on: July 15, 2019, 10:22:01 AM »
I've done some forensics to see if there's any smoking gun, but nothing jumps out at me. I'm just running a backup now before I dabble further 😬

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