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Feedback & Suggestions / Thanks to Julian (I think) ...
« on: August 29, 2021, 09:18:59 pm »
For finding my old Key Code !  'Old Betsy' circa 2006 finally crashed HARD, and half-assed backups were no help.  Now I've got a newer 'Old Betsy' and I just wanted to voice my appreciation.  It's been several times over the years that Windows Repair has saved my bacon, and just HAD to get it installed on this machine, too ... along with an External HD to do REAL backups.

I have noticed a great change in the Site since my last visit ... many new Tools & Gizmos ... very cool !  I hope you and Shane are making some real COIN for your efforts !  Also, a shout-out to Boggin, too ... even I can hold a grudge for so long.  ;-p  Keep up the good work. and a great big KUDOS for the help !  - Art

Well guys I'm back.  Not w/ a vengeance, but with a real problem.  Mr. Machine has been acting flaky.  Blamed it on Norton, but now I'm not so sure.  After I lost ALL 250 logins when their so-called Identity Safe Cloud while changing passwords I have been up for 2 days.  But I think I may have a different, possibly related problem.  Their Forum has been a help, but I haven't had time to address that BS.  I'll complain about it l8r.  [big surprise, huh]

Ran all tests according to procedure.  This is what WR Pro has gleaned for me:
The master file table's (MFT) BITMAP attribute is incorrect.
The Volume Bitmap is incorrect.
Windows found problems with the file system.
Run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) option to correct these.

 488282111 KB total disk space.
  55304148 KB in 108767 files.
     83080 KB in 26387 indexes.
         0 KB in bad sectors.
    315151 KB in use by the system.
     65536 KB occupied by the log file.
 432579732 KB available on disk.

      4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
 122070527 total allocation units on disk.
 108144933 allocation units available on disk.

As you know, I'm lost in the 'brave new SW world'.  This really concerns me.  I know an MFT error is bad, very bad.  As much as I hated to (and shouldn't have), I relied upon Norton 360.  But before I blame this problem on them, I'm going to run my other/possibly better tools as soon as I post this.  So I'll be back soon, (I hope) after I throw 'the kitchen sink' at Mr. Machine.  I hope that you've had some laughs here in my absence.  Is there a new 'class clown' to take my place.  well I'll find out soon enough to check back.  I'll TRY not to do anything stupid ... just Scans w/o actions and report verdicts back.  L8R -  Art

Feedback & Suggestions / Windows Repair Top Download at Bleeping Computer
« on: November 15, 2015, 07:51:52 pm »
... and for a while, too.  - Art   :smiley:

Desktop Specs.:
Window 7 Pro 64-bit v6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601, Norton 360 v22.5.2.24

Was going to purchase the new WR Pro, but Norton stopped me.  When downloading new version, Norton File Insight had no problems with the file itself, however the purchase was flagged by Norton as a "Dangerous Site" (see attached WR Stop1.png).  Looking further, Norton details that the site contains Threat "Spyware.ADH" (see attached WR Stop2.png), so you lost a sale ... sorry.  - Art   :sad:

Talk to Boggin.  - Art  :wink:

Now that Microsoft has replaced Internet Explorer with Edge in Windows 10, the company’s exclusively focusing on its new browser, so moving users to this version has become a priority.

Unfortunately for the software giant, it can’t get rid of Internet Explorer overnight, but what it can do is kill off some of the old versions and slowly switch users to newer builds. That’s exactly what the company will be doing on January 12, 2016, when it’s killing support for several old versions of Internet Explorer.
As gHacks notes, a notification on Microsoft’s Lifecycle website calls for users to update their browsers before this date, pointing out that only the latest version on each supported Windows release will continue to receive updates and security patches.
As a result, on Windows Vista SP2, Internet Explorer must be updated to version 9, while on Windows 7, 8.1, and 10, Internet Explorer 11 is the currently-supported build. [ripped-off from labeeman @]  - Art  And the hits just keep on coming!

General Computer Support / winssx folder - Good golly, Miss Molly!
« on: October 18, 2015, 02:55:19 pm »
This file is 12.4 GB.  That's Bytes w/ a G!  What the heck is in this folder, and why is it so darned large?!  This can't be right.  Is there some way to get rid of some of these files?  Is "winssx" an abbreviation for Windows Sux?  - Art

General Computer Support / CCleaner finds registry problems
« on: October 18, 2015, 03:04:20 am »
I have attached a .pdf file (CC Exclude) that shows 4 persistent font cache errors that I have excluded from scan. I have heard that viruses can embed themselves in fonts and I'm concerned about these. I also have 1 registry key that I have excluded from scans because of persistence, but I can't find any information on it. I suspected that it may be from backups that I leave in a 64 GB USB2 Stick that is not connected when performing CCleaner scans, but thats not it (I tried with and without stick attached). I have attached this one in the second .pdf file that show it's Data Information (attached as BackupLocation). I am hoping that it's not related to my Macrium Reflect Images. Last, but not least, I have attached a file (CCleaner Settings) for anyone to give advise upon. I may have CCleaner set too aggressively. Are these problems familiar to anyone? - Art

Hi -
New to the Forum.  How do we go about this?  I have attached the second run log of Windows Repair Pre-Scan where I picked up a second error.  The first run only showed 1 reparse file error.  The second run shows an additional Windows Packages File error.  I also performed a registry scan with CCleaner after the repairs and found the following errors (it was clean prior to scan) shown in the attached image file.  - Art

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