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Question: Elvandil and boyoh53

That other thread got kind of messy with those huge reg files, so I'll post this for you here.

Elvandil, I guess I didn't keep the version of X-Setup that has that tweak...Well, I wouldn't really call it a tweak as much as just plain old registry cleanup....Unless what it said about...

"When you right-click the mouse in Internet Explorer, the program checks it codepage settings in the Registry. It if finds a blank codepade, then it will try to locate a replacement. Doing this wastes a lot of time and processor cycles, so by removing the empty entries, the process can be speeded up." true. Then I guess it would be a tweak.

But if you and boyoh53 really want to have some fun removing unnecessary files...and this DEFINITELY NOT FOR BEGINNERS...I'm seriously involved on a pinned thread at Look under the"Windows NT4/2000/XP Client" forum. It's right at the top.

To give you some sort of an idea just how seriously I'm into this hobby of removing unnecessary files from XP, here's my stats on my WINDOWS directory size...

Windows Directory (all files and sub-folders)…

1287 Files

48 Folders

249 MB ...Size on disk

System32 Folder…

1139 Files

12 Folders

226 MB ...Size on disk

Over there I have batch and cmd files I made to do some serious file and folder removal...but they also backup the files and folders that are removed, which is nice.

I wouldn't presume to post them here, as deleting unnecessary files from Windows is a very controversial subject, and I don't know if TSG would want that.

Although it is a very popular subject. That thread over there has well over 23,000 reads.

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Preferred Solution: Elvandil and boyoh53

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Question: Elvandil

You closed my thread and I cannot PM you...

The password I was referring to is my password. I am the administrator and I created it over 8 months ago. I am just saying that it does not work with Windows 7 in the domain but it works with everything else (ie XP Pro and our Windows 2003 servers). Sorry for the misunderstanding.


OK. If you are not trying to find a password, but just trying to make the one you know work, please explain that in the thread. I'll reopen it.

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Question: Elvandil

hello sir(i think)
I will try n c what happens but ive got 2 say im close 2 putting my hands up, i just cant seem 2 get anywhere with it, it feels like 1 step forward n 2 steps back but i greatly appreciate ur help n admire ur knowledge Thanks again Sincerly Bill


Please post in the same thread and don't start a new one for each reply.

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I have been talking to you in the past due to a hard disk problem on my Acer Aspire 5100 series laptop. The last we spoke we figured out the hard drive was dying. I now have recently purchased a Western Digital brand new 160gb EIDE hard drive for my computer. I have the XP cd but at first when I went to install I didnt have the serial key near me, so i had to shut it down. I have now located my key and put the cd in the computer. I am still getting fixed disc errors when trying to run the cd. WHat else could be causing this? This is a brand new hard drive from best buy, it cant possibly be the hard drive, since its brand new. Could it be a cmos problem? something else? Im running out of options and i need this computer for school

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I had a similar problem to:

and your fix cured it. But in the process I deleted the file in a different place. Deleted it under "ControlSet001". I think this took both the UpperFilters and LowerFilters out of "ControlSet001, ControlSet002, and CurrentControlSet" at 4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318. Is that correct? If so should I worry? Does it need to be fixed?

Thanks a mill. My system is a Dell with Windows XP Professional.

Answer:Solved: Help Question for Elvandil

That's fine. You really need do only the Current, but the others won't hurt anything.

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hi Elvandil, im new so they wont let me contact u but i hav the same problem as Kakurine n as u seem 2 b a very learned person ive directed my ? 2 u r anyone else that may b able 2 help,i downloaded from the link u gave but unlike Kakurine it wont let me in, id appreciate any suggestions u might make,many thanks Bill from London UK.

Answer:Solved: Elvandil (NTDLR)

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=) well i noticed someone finally had my problem but wasnt the brighteset cookie in the box well my problem Elvandil you fixed it dunno how but you did
-installed a nvidia geforce fx 5500
- restarted
- get a windows explorer error on every right click on desktop
- yes my intergrated driver is disabled and i believe has nothing to do with my problem since there is such a thing as dual monitors =)
-This is latest video driver and happened right after install
- the old driver works but at poors speeds so older driver is out of question

the reason i ask for you Elvandil is because of this post on July read it and everything he had problems with i do to.wondering how you fixed it

t-384825.html is the archive number since im unallowed to send their threads but i hope you can find it <-- is the thread read to refresh memory
thank you


p.s an explanation of y i get this error would be fantasitc

Answer:Elvandil <---must talk to knows how to solve my problem

This sounds like a driver clash with one or more of the updated drivers in conflict with
Windows. What Operating System are you currently running? XP? If you are running XP,
you could try a "system restore" to see if this corrects this situation by going back a
week when asked to choose a restoration date. To use System Restore, you first go to
the system tools link off of the accessories found on the Start menu. Once you are on
the system tools link, scroll down to the system restore at the bottom of the dropdown
list that appears. A menu will appear asking if you wish to create a new restore point,
or choose a restoration to an earlier date. Since november just started a week ago, it
will be one of the few seen on the calendar that comes up onscreen. Simply choose a
date before the update was installed, if that is available. There is another method.

A second, and probably less time consuming, method is to go to NVidia to download an
uninstall utility if found to remove all associated software and drivers. Once this is done
to remove all drivers present on the system, try a fresh reinstallation with the original
cd software. Sometimes the updates are nothing more than a nuisance since they can
cause issues to arise. If you are currently an earlier os like WIN98SE, and downloaded
an update for WIN 2K/XP, this would be one even more likely cause since a new version
of the driver set was intended for a different operating system.
Here you would need to verify the cor... Read more

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This message is directed to Elvandil, please, unless anyone else thinks they can help. Back around 23 March 2009, there was a thread from julia071 under operating systems/Vista now called Solved: windows vista. I track along this thread line for line until it gets to Elvandil recommending "graphical system restore" when Julia first says, "What's that ?" and before there's an answer goes into throws of ecstacy because her computer now works. I've googled "graphical system restore" but not found anything........could someone please tell me where it is and where there is info on how to do it ? I've tried all the tests that I can....F8 etc, but no luck. I don't know what caused the laptop to "die" will boot up to screensavers but no more. System restore doesn't work. Memory diagnostics are fine, as is (I think) Start Up. So I can get to the command line but do not know much DOS.
Thanks for your help,

Answer:Start-up probs ELVANDIL 23 Mar 2009 julia071

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"I'm not happy when something gets mysteriously deleted. You may want to post a full HJT log over in Malware and have them take a look."- from "Elvandil."

Please advise re any malware, etc. Thanks,

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:27:23 PM, on 1/10/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\PC Tools Firewall Plus\FirewallGUI.exe
C:\Program Files\ Accelerator\toastcore.exe
C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Clipdiary\clipdiary.exe
C:\Program Files\ Accelerator\toastgui.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program ... Read more

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