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- Does you HD have some "bad spots" ?

77 Support & Help / Tweaking website hacked ??
« on: July 19, 2018, 11:18:41 pm »
- As I visited the home page of the website today the sequence of the releases is all messed/mixed up. Was the website hacked, infected ? Was the author a "bit drunk" when he put out a new version and modified the website ? The latest version that's available is version v4.0.22. I thought there was already a version v4.0.23 ? Did that version contain still too many bugs and had to be pulled from the website ?

78 Support & Help / Re: Codejock.Controls error
« on: May 25, 2018, 04:29:52 pm »
- Do you still have two pink links when you run GSmartControl ?
- If so then your HD is indeed in the 1st stages of failing. No wonder, your Windows is "acting up".
- You can try the following: Register all files used by WR. Open the MSDOS window and type:

  cd c:\windows\system32

and type for each *.dll, *.ocx, *.ax file in the folder in which Windows Repair the following command:

  regsvr32 ...... (replace the dots with the path and filename of the file to be registered)

Repair has been installed the following command

- WR repairs (or tries to) the MSI system itself. It won't help to repair when the error (e.g. Error 1714) is caused by the installation of a program.
- The Windows Installer Cleanup Utility has been "discontinued" some years ago because of the problems it caused on Windows systems.
- You can try the program "WICleanup" tool.

- But the tool also removes other *.msi files in the C:\Windows\Installer\ (sub-)folders.

What kind of errors ? You can pause the output by pressing "Pause" and then make a screenshot

- Run Windows Repair again and make sure the program displays the commands it's executing. There's an option for that. It also means that WR is (a bit) slower but it could provide a clue where the program "gets stuck". And post that info here in this thread.
- Try something else first. Run repair #25 only and then try to run repair #5 again (with output enabled).

82 Support & Help / Re: AST scriptable presets
« on: April 28, 2018, 06:05:03 pm »
- The PRO version of Tweaking's Windows allows the user to run scripts after the program has finished. You can then run MSDOS commands and VB scripts.
- For a number of repairs, Tweaking's Windows Repair also uses MSDOS commands.

- I don't think this is limited to WR only. Because when I use a different program (e.g. Restore Point Creator) then sometimes that new SRP isn't  the usual size (think:  GBs). In that regard the way Windows (in my case Win 7 SP1 Pro) creates these SRPs is very confusing and "opaque". It seems to have its own (opaque) logic when it comes to making those SRPs.

- Run Antibody's WizTree. It will show you the size of those SRPs which are placed in the folder "System Volume Information". When I look at what's happening over there then I can't "make hay" of it, from time to time it's VERY confusing. E.g. the size of that one folder can be say 80 GB with say 10 SRPs but when I remove 9 SRPs then the size of that one folder will shrink only (very) modestly. I then have to switch off and switch off the SRPs feature in Windows to free up all that occupied diskspace.

- Shane wrote it because the previous program he was using for Windows Repair was more than "a bit  buggy". I DO know it can be run from the commandline with A LOT OF options. (No, I won't provide more info). But don't ask me all the specifics of the program. That's something Shane knows.

- In a subfolder in which Windows Repair is installed there's a program called "ManageACl.exe". With that program you can set the permissions for files & folders. Ask Shane for all the options that are available for that program. It has been written specifically for Tweaking's Windows repair to manage/set permissions for Windows.
- I think Shane should make it more accessible for advanced users and make a GUI for the program. But I know he's Always very busy.

86 Support & Help / Re: Resource Monitor
« on: November 05, 2017, 02:15:24 pm »
- Try if running this command (in the MSDOS window) helps:

for /f %s in ('dir /b *.dll') do regsvr32 /s %s, C:\Windows\system32

87 Support & Help / Re: Resource Monitor
« on: November 05, 2017, 12:56:56 pm »
- Windows Repair has a number of repairs that each fixes one part of Windows. Just run the program and see if your problem has been fixed. Windows is a complicated set of software. So, I am not sure if & what repair will/could fix this problem.
- My best guess is that you - at least - should run repair #4 ("Register systemfiles").
- You also can try the commands "CHKDSK" and "SFC /Scannow". Also included in Windows Repair.

88 Support & Help / Re: Resource Monitor
« on: November 05, 2017, 12:07:26 pm »
- Is the "Superfetch" Service running ?
- What do you mean by "Not populating" ?

89 Support & Help / Re: Windows 7 and WMI
« on: October 09, 2017, 10:08:12 am »
- Then I would check the SMART condition of the HD first. Run GSmartControl and see if any pink lines show up in the "Attributes" tab of that program (assuming you have HD and not a SSD). If the HD is (in the 1st stages of) failing then a re-install won't help either.
- Windows Repair sometimes puts a lot of strain on your HD.

(And I Always keep the last say 10 versions of WR)

- What OS are you running ?
- Does this happen in each version of Windows Repair or only the one (e.g. the last) version ?
- Running the Regsvr32 command for all *.dll files is not to be recommended. It's possible that you "break" more things in Windows than you "fix".

91 Support & Help / Re: Windows 7 and WMI
« on: October 08, 2017, 05:32:34 pm »
- I just re-installed Win 7 Pro 64 bit and the switche(s) for svchost.exe is -k netsvcs. A new fresh re-install is a good way to get rid of A LOT OF "pollution" of the registry (think: permissions, obsolete registry entries, etc.)
- Perhaps the users that have problems have installed some software that changes those/that switch(es) for WMI ??

- It's more complicated than this. Some repairs require a restart to get the changes taken into account (e.g. repair #26 and repairs that repair a bunch of Services) and others don't (e.g. #5).
- It also could mean that the software that's being used to restart Windows is corrupted. That software is build-in in Windows. In that case check the HD for errors (CHKDSK in Windows Repair) and/or run the command SFC /scannow (also in Windows Repair).

93 Support & Help / Re: Windows 7 and WMI
« on: September 16, 2017, 05:59:21 am »
- Some (final ??) additional thoughts:

- "Security Center" and "IPhelper" are stopped by repair #5 & #18 but not (re-)started. The PRO version of Windows Repair allows the user to automatically run the *.bat script (see one of my previous replies in this thread) that will start those 2 Services.

- But the start-up states of these 2 Services are not changed. So, when the user restartes one's system then these 2 Services will be (automatically) started again.

- If the user wants to then he/she can modify the startup states of one or more Services. Instructions on how to do that are provided in the "Repair Info" of repair #26.

- This question/problem makes it clear that I need to do some additional research. (I know what  to look for).

94 Support & Help / Re: Windows 7 and WMI
« on: September 14, 2017, 03:41:17 pm »
- Odd, very odd. I assume you ran all repairs ???
- I know how Windows Repair fixes/repairs the info for the WMI Service in repair #25. (No, no details). It seems that the info Windows Repair uses needs to be reviewed.
- WMI is used to pull up A LOT OF info from one's system. That's why it puzzles me so much that the switch "-netsvc" works on my Win 7 system (see above) and not on the systems reported above.

95 Support & Help / Re: Windows 7 and WMI
« on: September 09, 2017, 01:12:53 am »
- I just ran the Tweaking's "Svchost look up" tool

and on my Win 7 64 bit PRO system the program reports the following path and switches:

"C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs"

See also the content of the attachment.

96 Support & Help / Re: Windows 7 and WMI
« on: September 08, 2017, 04:01:12 am »
- If you run #5 then it will stop the WMI Service. But since the "Security Center" and "Iphelper" are dependent on WMI, those 2 Services will be stopped as well. But these 2 are NOT started when WMI is started at the end of the repair.
- Same story for repair #18 ("Repair VSS"). In that repair WMI is also stopped and started but NOT the Security Center.

(@Boggin: this remains a topic of discussion. Does those 2 Services need to be (re-)started as well in a future version of Windows Repair ??)

- If you want to start manually these 2 Services then put the following 2 lines in a *.bat file:

     net start wscsvc      (for Security Center)
     net start iphlpsvc    (for IpHelper)

and run this file with admin rights.

97 Support & Help / Re: Simple System Tweaker
« on: August 19, 2017, 11:54:48 am »
- SST can disable the Windows Media and the Windows Search Services. But I know some programs needs those 2 Services to be enabled. Don't ask me which ...................
- E.g. by default Tweaking's Windows Repair (re-)enables the Windows Search Service.
- I assume other programs could change/reverse one or more settings as well. I don't know.
- In other words, it could (!!!) be useful to run SST every now and then.

98 Support & Help / Re: Simple System Tweaker
« on: August 19, 2017, 10:15:42 am »
- Sorry   :shy: I will open a new thread.

99 Support & Help / Re: Simple System Tweaker
« on: August 19, 2017, 05:55:33 am »
- Post deleted.

100 Support & Help / Re: Simple System Tweaker
« on: August 19, 2017, 01:19:37 am »
- System Restore Points can be a "Pain in the a**". Sometimes reversing changes using a System Restore Point simply won't work. It that regard RB is much better & more simple.
- See the message on the "Welcome" tab of Simple System Tweaker.
- Work to be done for Shane !!!!
- And when the program code is improved (to e.g. v2.21) then some other small things can be improved as well.

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