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801 Support & Help / Re: Improvements for WindowsRepair
« on: December 01, 2011, 02:17:03 PM »
Sorry. Yes, I missed that. Yes, at least ""Subinacl.exe"" caused - at least - one error in CMD.exe. (Not recognized).

Both ""Subinacl.exe"" and ""Psexec.exe"" are found in a subfolder of ""....\Windowsrepair v1.52\"". And I found ""Subinacl.exe"" also in the ""C:\"" folder (with the hidden (???) attribute set). Or should ""Psexec.exe"" be copied to the ""C:\"" folder as well ?

802 Support & Help / Re: Improvements for WindowsRepair
« on: December 01, 2011, 10:50:50 AM »
I ran the program (with ""Reset File permissions"" ticked only). And the folders ""Documents & Settings"", ""Program Files"" and ""Windows"" were processed in a record time (every folder only 2 (!!!) seconds). Although these folders are 2.0 Gb, 1.2 Gb and  2.3 Gb in size (on my laptop with Win XP). This suggests that WR fails to process all the subfolders of every main folder on my drive C:. That's why the time for this repair job is so ridiculous low. Did you change something in the program code between two versions ?

I also ran ""Reset Registry permissions"" and I watched what would appear in the CMD.exe window. A number of times it said things like ""Command not recognized"" and ""file not found"". :confused:

803 Support & Help / Re: Improvements for WindowsRepair
« on: November 28, 2011, 01:35:06 PM »
Yes, I agree it doesn't hurt but then it does process the ""......System32......"" folder twice. And that's where Windows systemvariable could help to speed up WR.

804 Support & Help / Re: Improvements for WindowsRepair
« on: November 28, 2011, 12:56:27 PM »
WEIRD !!!! I ran it that task two times and now it took 13 seconds and 1 minute 5 seconds. Yes, sometimes the CMD.EXE windows open (and close (of course)) all at the same time and then they open one after another. :confused: Perhaps one should close as much programs as possible.

Is my system to blame (outdated ???). One problem was solved by removing one program that helped me to update my NOKIA mobile phone. But even then WR should behave in - IMO - a more regular/stable fashion. Perhaps I should try the separate programs that contain only ONE repair job to see what's going on.

I noticed something else. In one repair job it processes all the files the ""System32"" folder. Then it tries to switch to a "".....WOW64......"" folder and it (of course) fails. Because I use XP and not Vista or Windows 7. But nonetheless it processes that same folder (System32\*.*) again. I think you should use Windows System variables that direct WR to the proper folder. (%rootdir% (????)).

I also noticed there's a new version of WR (v1.5.3) out. So. I'll install it and run it. To be continued !!!

805 Support & Help / Re: Improvements for WindowsRepair
« on: November 27, 2011, 11:17:42 PM »

I made a screenshot of the second repairjob. And the folders contain a lot of files, so I would assume it would take a lot of/significant amount of time. :confused:

806 Support & Help / Re: Improvements for WindowsRepair
« on: November 26, 2011, 12:43:52 PM »
:omg: The thing described in the previous post under 1) seem to occur only when my laptop is connected to the internet. :omg:

807 Support & Help / Re: Improvements for WindowsRepair
« on: November 25, 2011, 10:41:48 AM »
There're some things I came across in the GUI of RW v1.52. I was fiddling around and watched what happened. I don't know whether I missed it before or perhaps you changed a number things in order to make WR run faster. And I don't know if there's a fix for these issues (I don't want to call errors) and whether you want to fix/change this. (Yes, I know you have called me ""picky"" (??) before :wink: :wink: )

1. When I put WR to work then a number of CMD.EXE boxes open and (of course) after a while they close again. But the thing that annoys me a bit is that WR (before all CMD.EXE boxes are closed) already displays the messages ""You must restart the system now"" and (in a separate window) ""Do you want restart the system now ?"". So, the jobs in the CMD.EXE boxes haven't finished when this message shows up. Is this done deliberately ?
2. Does WR still run the first three jobs ? (Custom & Advanced Mode) Because in a previous version it took a significant amount of time to perform these three jobs. Or do these jobs take a lot of time less or no time when these jobs already have been done ? Because it looks like (!) RW simply skips these jobs. Perhaps it skips other jobs as well ? (I don't know which ""secret formula"" is used for which repair job, so I can't check what RW is doing at any given time).
3. WR highlights the repair job that's being performed. But then it at some point the highlighted line jumps back to the line that was highlighted with the mouse cursor before.
4. You removed the file counter on the bottom right hand of the window. Or it seems it doesn't work any more ? Previously you said, you wanted to keep that counter or was the counter removed in order to get
more speed ? But then I think you could eliminate the counter from the repair window.

Or do these issues disappear when I restart WR ? All issues are NOT fatal, don't cause RW or Windows XP to crash. O yes, I do like the new buttons with the coloured edges.

808 Support & Help / Re: Simple Performance Boost
« on: November 25, 2011, 09:40:24 AM »
I need to elaborate. In fact there's no problem at all. In order to find out what changed in the registry with visual tweaks I switched off all options (i.e. chose ""best performance"") in Windows (XP). And by switching one separate option on at a time I tried to find out what changed in the registry when I changed one option. So, I ruined my original settings but the way Windows stores those settings is VERY complicated. Then I restored the original settings using XP and not SPB.
And ran the ClearType applet again. That's enabled/controlled by ""Smooth edges of screen fonts"" ??

I unticked the box ""Visual Tweaks"" (above ""Apply Tweaks"") because I didn't want to disable all visual tweaks that are controlled by that one registry key. But now after using my laptop for a while I think I'll go back to the ""best performance"" setting. And then I can tick those boxes with ticking only one box.

809 Support & Help / Re: Simple Performance Boost
« on: November 24, 2011, 10:57:12 PM »
I have a laptop and then ticking some boxes improves the on screen readability. And the Cleartype app also is a big help.

810 Support & Help / Re: Simple Performance Boost
« on: November 24, 2011, 06:36:01 AM »
I give up. It's that preference mask that effectively blocks all my efforts of understanding what's going on. Sorry mate. I'll leave that box (""visual effects"") above the ""Apply Tweaks button"" unticked from now on and use the build in facility of Windows XP to change the visual effects.

811 Support & Help / Re: Simple Performance Boost
« on: November 22, 2011, 12:29:08 PM »
I thought I would crack this problem in 30 minutes or so but it's much more complicated and far from clearcut. And I ruined my original settings. Didn't save the original Windows-theme before I started tweaking/fiddling.

It seems the ever changing mask is used to determine which parts of Windows are to be loaded and run by Windows. This reminds me of what I saw on my old home computer when I went through the OS. (in assembler). Then every bit (in a byte) could have a separate meaning.

I simply won't give up right now but I fear this could be all in vain.

812 Support & Help / Re: Simple Performance Boost
« on: November 21, 2011, 01:00:52 PM »
I could try to see what changes in the registry keys when I change the separate options :wink:

813 Support & Help / Simple Performance Boost
« on: November 21, 2011, 12:24:08 AM »
There're a number of options/tweaks (Visual Tweaks) in Simple Performance Boost (SPB) that only can be (un-) selected together because they share the same registry key. That's the subject of the suggestions/thoughts below.

-- They could be placed/grouped together and be given/share one option-box only as well. Move the entire group as a whole to e.g. the top of the tab. To make it clear they belong together.
-- You could reduce the amount of lines they occupy in the tab. Simply one box/option called e.g. ""Several visual tweaks that increase computer speed and are controlled by one reg value/key"" or something along those lines. Then you could move the extended explanation to the explanation pane in the bottom left hand corner.
-- SPB states that these tweaks either can be switched on together or switched off together only because they share the same reg keys. But Windows (XP) on my laptop clearly suggests that I can individually tweak/manipulate each option, each with a separate box (Start, Configuration, System, Advanced, (visual Settings)). :confused: See attachment (this is the dutch version of the menu that allows the user to set those visual options). Or has these options/boxes removed from Vista & Windows 7 ?

814 Support & Help / Re: performance boost program
« on: October 25, 2011, 08:10:16 AM »
Do you need more programs to be tested ? :wink: :wink: :wink:

Although I DO NOT have ""oceans filled with time"", I still have regularly a fair amount of time available at irregular intervals. Surfing the internet and testing the programs of a geek called ""Shane"" is a way of relaxing.

815 Support & Help / Re: performance boost program
« on: October 24, 2011, 11:43:24 AM »
Downloaded the Simple Boost Program yesterday and installed it. I tweaked a number of things and hit ""Apply Tweaks"" and then the program asked whether I wanted to restart the program or not. I clicked on ""Yes"" and then a window appeared with the message that Windows would shut down within XXXX seconds. Then the SBP crashed and the usual Windows message appeared: ""Do you like to report this error to Microsoft ?"" before Windows XP shut the program down. Is this the usual ""button problem"" again ??   :omg:

I tried to click on a number of buttons before I hit ""Apply Tweaks"" but all these buttons seem to work without causing any error(s)/crashes.

816 Support & Help / Re: Improvements for WindowsRepair
« on: October 17, 2011, 10:23:41 AM »
I posted an invitation to test WR on the Piriform forum and two users replied. See this thread:

Perhaps you want to reply/post a comment as well ? They seem to have some valid points/remarks.

817 Support & Help / Re: Improvements for WindowsRepair
« on: October 16, 2011, 05:48:37 AM »
I think I have an better suggestion for the moving arrow.

As long as the user hasn't WR put to work then the arrow and the explanation text (on the right hand top of the repair window) could move in sync. But as soon as the user has hit ""Start"" then WR could move the arrow only as the repairs progress and leave the explanation text untouched/unchanged.

Sorry for the late suggestion. I didn't know you were this far with version v1.4.1. Wanted to let you know anyway. Had a good night's sleep and then this popped up. Perhaps something for v1.4.2 ??

818 Support & Help / Re: Improvements for WindowsRepair
« on: October 15, 2011, 12:28:44 PM »
1. about those MS-DOS (cmd.exe) windows and those ""secret formulas"" : I personally wouldn't mind if that remained ""below the radar"". Or is this meant to see where problems occur ? (Does cmd.exe report such errors ? Doesn't cmd.exe close the window automatically when an error occurs ?) If so, then perhaps it's a good idea to let WR generate a logfile everytime WR runs. Windows is a VERY complicated system and then perhaps a logfile would help you to see where things go ""off the rails"". What do other users think ?

2. Would you appreciate it when I put out an message on the Piriform forum that you would like to have more testers for WR ? Do you like to have more test users ? Or do you get already enough responses/feed back ? I use XP and my opinion is therefore not too relevant. Better to have more Vista and Win7 users/testers, wouldn't you think so ?

3. About the ""sidebar"" thing: is this something I can find in XP ? Or is this something related to Vista or Win7 ? (as metioned above I still use XP). If it's not included in XP then perhaps you could make it platform dependent or is that too much work ? I never had that ""internet security"" warning before. I thought an virus or something else had penetrated my firewall.

819 Support & Help / Improvements for WindowsRepair
« on: October 13, 2011, 12:44:12 PM »
1. Perhaps you could lock the moving arrow as soon as the user hits "Start"" and unlock the moving arrow as soon as the program has finished its repair jobs ?
2. I selected Basic Mode and hit ""Start"". Then as WR started working then a number of what I would call MS-DOS windows (cmd.exe) opened. After having finished these windows also closed again. Is this supposed to happen ? Is this normal ?
3. IE 8 was running when I ran WR (Basic mode). After I finished WR, suddenly at the top of the screen a message appeared that asked/recommended that I should set the, what I would call the internet security level back to normal (average ?). It seems that WR resets the security level down to the lowest level possible. Perhaps WR could remember the previous security level and restore it back to that level. Or did I do something wrong because I didn't restart my laptop inmediately ?

Perhaps these remarks could lead to an improved WR v1.4.x or WR v1.5.0 ? No need to rush it with a new version.

I use XP SP 3 with all the latest updates.

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« on: October 12, 2011, 04:33:44 AM »
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