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- The default setting for the NETLOGON Service (in Windows 7) - as set by WR - is AUTO (WR v4.9.0)

But it's a bit more complicated.
- When WR is running then repair #26 will check wether or not your system is connected to a domain. Depending on the outcome of that check WR will set the state of this Service to either MANUAL or AUTO.
- Did you run repair #26 ? Was your system connected to a domain when WR was running ?
- Running the program in Safe Mode has its problems because in Safe Mode only a (very) limited amount of Services (NETLOGON ??) are running/ are ALLOWED to run. It's called Safe Mode for a GOOD reason.

- Suggestion:
- Run WR in Safe Mode again and run only repair #26. What happened with NETLOGON ? Was your system connected to a domain/internet ?
- Run WR in Normal Mode and run only repair #26. What happened with NETLOGON ?
- Please, do the 2 suggestions (see above) and report back. This will be VERY helpful for the developer of WR !!!

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- Is this related to the last bug-ridden Windows 10 version ?

Update: I read that other thread. It's  not related to the latest Win 10 update.

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- There is another bug in Registry Backup v3.53.
- When I have the program set to make only one backup per day, then I still can manually make  more than one copie / backup of the registry.

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Program & Site Requests / Re: CLEANMEM program update
« on: June 24, 2020, 04:09:58 AM »
- I have another question regarding CLEANMEM. How does the user know that a new version is available ? Is there a balloon appearing on the CM system tray icon ? I Always let the program run upon start-up using Task Scheduler and then I don't see the main GUI of the program.

- Same question for Registry Backup. Because this program runs under the system account and with Task Scheduler as well. Therefore there is no user action required to start the program.

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Computer Help / Re: [SOLVED] Paged Pool used 9 GB RAM all time!
« on: June 23, 2020, 11:40:58 PM »
- Nope. "Non Paged pool" = memory for system device drivers.
- Watch this video:

https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Defrag-Tools/Defrag-Tools-6-RAMMap

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Program & Site Requests / Re: CLEANMEM program update
« on: June 21, 2020, 05:28:14 AM »
- I heard that the latest Win 10 update (2004 ???) had some "weak spots". Perhaps that's the reason the video won't play ?

- With some GOOGLING I found this script that seems to clear the "Standby list". It's written in C# and that language is all gobble-dee-gook for me. But I know Shane knows C (like the back of his hand ??). There indeed seems to be an API to clear the "Standby" memory.

Source:
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/12841845/clear-the-windows-7-standby-memory-programmatically

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Program & Site Requests / Re: CLEANMEM program update
« on: June 21, 2020, 02:46:54 AM »
- In both IE and Chrome (Windows 7) I have no problem watching the video. Seems something on your system is "interfering" with the webpage/video.

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Program & Site Requests / Re: CLEANMEM program update
« on: June 21, 2020, 02:16:25 AM »
- Odd, very odd. I don't have any problems viewing the video and "playing" with it.
- No, based on info from the video, these zombies can be prevented from showing up by improving the program code of a program.

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Program & Site Requests / Re: CLEANMEM program update
« on: June 21, 2020, 01:26:20 AM »
- Question:  Does CLEANMEM also "Clean" the socalled "Zombie" processes ?

- "Zombie" processes are processes that aren't detected by Task Manager but do show up in Sysinternals' RAMMAP. E.g. when I run Piriform's Defraggler then a number processes called "Defraggler.exe" show up in the "Processes" tab in RAMMAP. The highest number of these processes I saw was 38. But when I open the "Process" tab in Task Manager I see only 1 Defraggler process called "Defraggler64.exe".

- Each of the processes - even every zombie - has a unique PID. So, these "zombies" can be cleaned as well by CLEANMEM. It's just a matter of pulling up the proper PIDs of those zombies.

- The following video brought the existence of those "Zombies" to my attention (watch the video from about 21:00)
https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Defrag-Tools/Defrag-Tools-6-RAMMap

- Sysinternals' RAMMAP:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/rammap
(The latest version (v1.52) still contains a SMALL but annoying bug.)

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Program & Site Requests / Re: CLEANMEM program update
« on: June 14, 2020, 03:27:08 PM »
- Of all the tools I have downloaded from the PCWINTECH website this tool is the only one that I still use everyday on my Windows 7 system. Perhaps the PCWINTECH forum website can be restored in trimmed down version. E.g. only support for PCWINTECH programs ? Or move all the PCWINTECH programs to the TWEAKING website / forum ?

- Suggestions for the new CLEANMEM version:

(See the picture "Screenshot_66")

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- Black arrow & rectangle:  Where is version v2.51 ??

2)
- Provide info on the size of the pagefile and/or the amount of used pagefile. (either in % or the amount). Let the user to select those option (see the 2 red arrows) Then that info can show up in the Mini Monitor (3rd red arrow).

- Perfomance Monitor is able to pull this info up (on my Windows 7 system) as well but this counter is language dependent.

3)
- Add an additional tab (between green arrows) in which options can placed to (temporarily) "clean out" the "Standby" memory. I don't know whether or not there is an API that can be used to do the job.
- There are 2 tools around that are able to "clean" the "Standby" memory:

       - https://wj32.org/wp/software/empty-standby-list/
       - https://www.wagnardsoft.com/content/intelligent-standby-list-cleaner-v1000-released
         (The GUI of this program gives a good clue of what kind of options could be put in that new "Standby" tab. See also the picture "Screenshot_103" below).

- But I would like to see this feature integrated into CLEANMEM.

4)
- Move the info inside the olive green rectangle a bit lower. Then the option "Show Monitor" (blue arrow) can be displayed in larger font and underlined. And perhaps in e.g. red characters.

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Program & Site Requests / Re: CLEANMEM program update
« on: June 13, 2020, 08:07:58 AM »
@Boggin:
- I know that there is a version v2.51 of the CLEANMEM program. Where has that version gone ? Because when I download the program it tells me "v2.50".

(More CLEANMEM suggestions will follow, when time permits)

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Program & Site Requests / Re: CLEANMEM program update
« on: June 06, 2020, 12:28:20 PM »
- Yes, it does the same job. It reduces the amount of "In Use" memory (See Resource Monitor (memory tab) in e.g. Windows 7). It's also the same *.exe file. But the "CLEANMEM package" comes with some extra features and it places an entry in Task Scheduler to execute the program every 15 minutes.

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Program & Site Requests / Re: CLEANMEM program update
« on: June 06, 2020, 10:23:52 AM »
- Tweaking's Windows Repair indeed also uses the same "engine". But it's a stripped down version of CLEANMEM.

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Program & Site Requests / CLEANMEM program update
« on: June 06, 2020, 05:14:17 AM »
- The forum at the PCWINTECH website has been "taken down". That's a pity because a program called CLEANMEM still can be improved (a bit). I hope this post won't be "locked"and/or thrown out.

- I want to bring to Shane's attention that when the user has a (very) high DPI monitor, the GUI of both the "Setting" menu and the "Mini Monitor" of CLEANMEM have problems properly displaying all the characters used in the GUI. The user who posted this problem had a Windows 10 system but I am sure it will happen on other Operating Systems as well.

- This problem was posted on the PCWINTECH forum before that forum was removed.

(I still have a few more suggestions to improve this program).

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Program & Site Requests / Bug in Registry Backup (v3.53)
« on: April 27, 2020, 08:12:52 PM »
- I opened RB v5.53 and ran the program manually on my Windows 7 machine (but I am convinced that this is NOT a Windows issue but a RB program issue). And there a bug showed up that confuses the user of the program. Time for a new version of RB (v3.54) !!!

- For some unknown reason VSS didn't work. Was some other program using the Service ? I don't know.
- So, the program made a back-up using the "Fall Back" method. Now I unticked the "Fall Back" options. (see inside the blue rectangle) Up to this point there was no problem.
- Using the button "Backup Now" I made another backup. And then something odd happened. The program reported the following things:

         VSS running: Yes
         VSS ready: Yes

and

       "Succesful ! 11/11 registry files backed up"

And the program displayed another text:

         "Currently using fallback method instead of Volume Shadow Copy".

- This is odd VERY odd. What has happened here ? Was the VSS used or the "Fall back" method used ?


- I think the program needs a slight improvement / small bug fix for RB v3.54:  Make sure that the text "Currently using fallback method instead of volume Shadow Copy" is removed as soon as the user hits the "Backup Now" button.

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Tweaking.com Programs & Site Help & Support / Re: Restore Does Not Work
« on: October 15, 2019, 10:51:51 AM »
- WR only registers a limited amount of files. Perhaps registering more/all files could solve this problem.
- Open the CMD.exe with admin rights. Put the following lines in a plain text file:


      cd c:\windows\system32
      FOR %1 IN (dir *.DLL /s /b) DO REGSVR32 %1 /s

- Save the file with a *.bat extension and run this file.

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Tweaking.com Programs & Site Help & Support / Re: Restore Does Not Work
« on: October 12, 2019, 09:12:25 AM »
- Run the program SFCfix. That is amore powerful tool than SFC /scannow

https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/sfcfix.html

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Tweaking.com Programs & Site Help & Support / Re: Restore Does Not Work
« on: October 11, 2019, 04:04:51 PM »
- I would try something else first.
- System Restore uses the VSS (Volume Shadow System) sub-system in Windows (e.g. Win 7). To test whether or not VSS is working try making a backup of the registry first.
1) Run - at least - the first 5 repairs of Tweaking's Windows Repair and then also run the repair "Repair Volume Shadow Copy Service" (Repair # 18). Or simply run them all. The purpose is to repair VSS but that requires that a bunch of other things need to work as well (e.g. WMI (repair #5))
2) Open Tweaking's Registry Backup (comes with WR) and make sure you untick "Always use Fallback Method" (in the "Advanced Settings" tab). Then try to let the program (Registry Backup) make a backup. If that succeeds then the VSS system is OK.

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Tweaking.com Programs & Site Help & Support / Re: Restore Does Not Work
« on: October 09, 2019, 10:57:20 PM »
- There are indeed circumstances in which System Restore doesn't work. But I don't know the reasons why it sometimes works and why it in other cases it doesn't work.

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- Compare the registry content with the content of "Winmgmt.reg" !!!

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Program & Site Requests / Re: Register more system files
« on: October 06, 2019, 04:09:22 PM »
- "msihnd.dll" seems to be related to MSI.
https://www.win7dll.info/msihnd_dll.html

Therefore I think it must be registered in "Repair MSI" as well.

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Program & Site Requests / Re: Register more system files
« on: October 06, 2019, 04:03:38 PM »
- Reply #15 raises an interesting question. Some of the Updates are packaged in (a) *.MSI or *.MSP file or files (plural). E.g. in the latest .NET Framework v4.8 version. Should commands that are used for "Repair MSI" be included in "Repair Windows Update" as well ?


- With .NET version v4.7 one had to install the file "d3dcompiler_47.dll" (KB 4019990, Windows 7) as well. But this file doesn't only show up in the folders for "Internet Explorer" but also in "system32" and "syswow64". To be added to "Register System Files" !!!
- I also came across the files "d3dcompiler_41.dll" and "d3dcompiler_43.dll" (in system32 & sysywow64) as well. To be added to "Register System Files" as well ???

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Program & Site Requests / Re: Register more system files
« on: October 06, 2019, 03:18:24 PM »
- Add the following lines (in bold) to "Repair Firewall":

%SystemRoot%\system32\regsvr32.exe "C:\Windows\System32\firewallapi.dll" /s
%SystemRoot%\system32\regsvr32.exe "C:\Windows\System32\firewallControlPanel.dll" /s

IF EXIST C:\Windows\syswow64(
%SystemRoot%\sysWOW64\regsvr32.exe "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\firewallapi.dll" /s
%SystemRoot%\sysWOW64\regsvr32.exe "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\firewallControlPanel.dll" /s
)


The last 3 lines are only executed on a 64 bit system thanks to the "IF EXIST" line.

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- But WR doesn't write the entire content of that registry entry. It only writes a part of that key into the registry.

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