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TFC to start.

Background info courtesy of DonnaB Thank you


As for TFC, this is a tidbit of an article I found a while back by a MicroSoft MVP.

TFC (Temp File Cleaner) will clear out all temp folders for all user accounts (temp, IE temp, java, FF, Opera, Chrome, Safari), including Administrator, All Users, LocalService, NetworkService, and any other accounts in the user folder. It also cleans out the %systemroot%\temp folder and checks for .tmp files in the %systemdrive% root folder, %systemroot%, and the system32 folder (both 32bit and 64bit on 64bit OSs). It shows the amount removed for each location found (in bytes) and the total removed (in MB).

Before running, it will stop Explorer and all other running applications. When finished, if a reboot is required the user must reboot to finish clearing any in-use temp files.
-- TFC only cleans temp folders.
-- TFC will not clean URL history, prefetch, or cookies. Depending on how often someone cleans their temp folders, their system hardware, and how many accounts are present, it can take anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or more. TFC will completely clear all temp files where other temp file cleaners may fail.


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Thanks, will install first chance I have!
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Here is the info for TFC.
Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop
  • Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
  • It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
  • Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
  • Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.




Also I'm not a fan of Windows Defrag so I highly recommend Auslogics Defrag.
Download Auslogics Defrag from the link in my signature below. Auslogics Defrag in my opinion is better because:

It does a more comprehensive job at Defragging
It will actually show you what it is doing
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You can view a online log of the files that Auslogics defragged
Please do not run any other Auslogics programs other then this one as they may cause unwanted results.
http://auslogics.com...defrag/download
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Thanks, great help!!!
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That is great to hear and let us know if there is further suggestions we can make specific to keeping your system cleaned and running smoothly.
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ALSO are the time and date correct in windows as VBat shows 0 volts. Check your time and date in BIOS.
It appears your CMOS battery is flat.


I would check the above.
If when the computer is switched off the time and date settings are not kept correct then that is a sure sign that the CMOS battery is flat.
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ALSO are the time and date correct in windows as VBat shows 0 volts. Check your time and date in BIOS.
It appears your CMOS battery is flat.


I would check the above.
If when the computer is switched off the time and date settings are not kept correct then that is a sure sign that the CMOS battery is flat.

... Replaced battery 2 mos ago with new Battery, not having shutdown problems anymore, it was solved, thanks anyway.
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Pleased it is fixed.
The speedfan analysis showed 0 volts on your CMOS battery.
Obviously either a spurious result from speedfan or speedfan is correct and there is a fault.
When powered off if time and date stay correct CMOS battery OK.
If not - you need to further examine the situation whether or NOT you are having shutdown problems.

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Yes that is correct, time and date have never been off, don't know why speedfan showing this, seems accurate with other data, but who knows.
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