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jbljohn

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My OS is Windows XP sp3. I want to clean up my disc. In researching the topic, on GeekstoGo, I see reference to CCleaner, ATF Cleaner and TFC by Old Timer. I have used CCleaner but have limited the blocks I check for fear of damaging my computer. Which is the best cleaner for a non Geek to use and what blocks should I check. Thanks! :surrender:
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Hi jbljohn,

I like to to use TFC, then followed up by a defrag using the program below,

http://www.auslogics...re/disk-defrag/


I'm sure you will get other replies an thoughts too.

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Thanks Joe! Do you have the link to TFC? Are there selections I have to make prior to running this program? :confused:
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Hi,

No selections to make just run it,

More info:
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.



Download TFC by OldTimer http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/TFC.exe to your desktop.

Double-click TFC.exe to run it.

Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator

TFC 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 cleaning process.
* Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two.
* Please let TFC run uninterrupted until it is finished.

Once TFC is finished it should restart your computer. If it does not, please manually restart the computer yourself to ensure a complete cleaning.


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Thank you very much :thumbsup:
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You're welcome, Follow the directions and we can take a closer look at some things for you.

Please download MiniToolBox http://download.blee...MiniToolBox.exe and run it.

Checkmark following boxes:
  • List last 10 Event Viewer log
  • List Installed Programs
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size
  • List Restore Points

Click Go and post the result.
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hello jbljohn
I use Ccleaner and TFC as they both get things the other misses, but with Ccleaner I only use the cleaner option and never the registry option that way you can't do any damage to the registry, I use it most days to no ill effect. :thumbsup:
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oOo - On CCleaner are you saying that on the Cleaner Tab I should check off all boxes and on the Registry Tab uncheck everything? Then select "Run Cleaner" :help:
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Zep, When you say post results is that done by Copy and Paste on a response to Geeks to Go?
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Hi
Just use the cleaner option and NOT the registry option.
In the cleaner option just check those box's that are relevant to what you wish removed. :thumbsup:
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Zep, When you say post results is that done by Copy and Paste on a response to Geeks to Go?



Yes. Just copy an paste it in. It will give us somewhat a better idea of your computer.

Joe :)
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MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 13-07-2013
Ran by Owner (administrator) on 27-07-2013 at 20:18:59
Running from "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\WC1MVL67"
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (X86)
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************

========================= Event log errors: ===============================

Application errors:
==================
Error: (07/27/2013 03:56:05 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service) (User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledSPRetry 36735

Error: (07/27/2013 03:56:05 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service) (User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledEvent 36735

Error: (07/27/2013 03:56:05 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service) (User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: Continuously busy for more than a second

Error: (07/27/2013 03:55:47 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service) (User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledSPRetry 18688

Error: (07/27/2013 03:55:47 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service) (User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledEvent 18688

Error: (07/27/2013 03:55:47 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service) (User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: Continuously busy for more than a second

Error: (07/27/2013 03:55:45 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service) (User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledSPRetry 16641

Error: (07/27/2013 03:55:45 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service) (User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledEvent 16641

Error: (07/27/2013 03:55:45 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service) (User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: Continuously busy for more than a second

Error: (07/27/2013 03:55:43 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service) (User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledSPRetry 14625


System errors:
=============
Error: (07/27/2013 01:53:49 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The SSPORT service failed to start due to the following error:
%%2

Error: (07/27/2013 01:53:49 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The mrtRate service failed to start due to the following error:
%%2

Error: (07/27/2013 01:53:39 PM) (Source: 0) (User: )
Description:

Error: (07/27/2013 01:53:39 PM) (Source: 0) (User: )
Description:

Error: (07/27/2013 01:53:39 PM) (Source: 0) (User: )
Description:

Error: (07/27/2013 08:18:31 AM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The SSPORT service failed to start due to the following error:
%%2

Error: (07/27/2013 08:18:31 AM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The mrtRate service failed to start due to the following error:
%%2

Error: (07/27/2013 08:18:20 AM) (Source: 0) (User: )
Description:

Error: (07/27/2013 08:18:20 AM) (Source: 0) (User: )
Description:

Error: (07/27/2013 08:18:20 AM) (Source: 0) (User: )
Description:


Microsoft Office Sessions:
=========================
Error: (07/27/2013 03:56:05 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service)(User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledSPRetry 36735

Error: (07/27/2013 03:56:05 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service)(User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledEvent 36735

Error: (07/27/2013 03:56:05 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service)(User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: Continuously busy for more than a second

Error: (07/27/2013 03:55:47 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service)(User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledSPRetry 18688

Error: (07/27/2013 03:55:47 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service)(User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledEvent 18688

Error: (07/27/2013 03:55:47 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service)(User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: Continuously busy for more than a second

Error: (07/27/2013 03:55:45 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service)(User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledSPRetry 16641

Error: (07/27/2013 03:55:45 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service)(User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledEvent 16641

Error: (07/27/2013 03:55:45 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service)(User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: Continuously busy for more than a second

Error: (07/27/2013 03:55:43 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service)(User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledSPRetry 14625


=========================== Installed Programs ============================

ABBYY FineReader 5.0 Sprint Plus (Version: 5.0.0.3501)
Acrobat.com (Version: 2.3.0)
Acrobat.com (Version: 2.3.0.0)
Adobe AIR (Version: 3.7.0.2090)
Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX (Version: 11.8.800.94)
Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0 Starter Edition (Version: 2.00.000)
Adobe Reader X (10.1.7) (Version: 10.1.7)
Agere Systems PCI Soft Modem
AllDup 3.4.8 (Version: 3.4.8)
AnswerWorks 5.0 English Runtime (Version: 5.0.7)
Apple Application Support (Version: 2.3.4)
Apple Mobile Device Support (Version: 6.1.0.13)
Apple Software Update (Version: 2.1.3.127)
ArcSoft Software Suite
ATI Display Driver (Version: 8.111-050222a-021277C-ATI)
Auslogics Disk Defrag (Version: 3.5)
avast! Free Antivirus (Version: 8.0.1489.0)
Bicycle® Poker
Bonjour (Version: 3.0.0.10)
CCleaner (Version: 4.03)
CDBurnerXP (Version: 4.3.2.2212)
Compaq Connections
Compaq Instant Support
Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system (Version: 12.0.6612.1000)
Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows 1.24
Digital Photo Navigator 1.5
Digital TV for PC 2.0
DirectX 9 Runtime (Version: 1.00.0000)
Easy Internet Sign-up (Version: FE UI-3.0.0.1106)
EMC 10 Content (Version: 1.0.035)
EMCO MoveOnBoot 2.2 (Version: 2.2.8.3462)
EPSON CardMonitor
EPSON Copy Utility 3 (Version: 3.0.2.0)
EPSON CX6600 Reference Guide
EPSON PhotoCenter
EPSON PhotoStarter3.2
EPSON Printer Software
EPSON Scan
EPSON Smart Panel
EPSON Web-To-Page
Everio MediaBrowser (Version: 1.00.013)
Family Tree Maker 2006
Family Tree Maker 2012 (Version: 21.0.452)
GMChallenge3 (Version: 9.16)
Google Chrome (Version: 28.0.1500.72)
Google Chrome Frame (Version: 28.0.1500.72)
Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer (Version: 1.0.0)
Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer (Version: 7.5.4209.2358)
Google Update Helper (Version: 1.3.21.153)
GoToAssist Corporate (Version: 9.0.0.570)
H&R Block Deluxe + Efile + State 2011 (Version: 11.05.7102)
H&R Block Deluxe + Efile + State 2012 (Version: 12.05.7803)
H&R Block South Carolina 2011 (Version: 1.11.3401)
H&R Block South Carolina 2012 (Version: 1.12.3601)
HpSdpAppCoreApp (Version: 3.00.0000)
IntelliMover Data Transfer Demo
InterVideo WinDVD Player (Version: 4.0-B11.412)
iTunes (Version: 11.0.4.4)
KBD
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 1.75.0.1300 (Version: 1.75.0.1300)
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 (Version: 2.2.30729)
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2 (Version: 3.2.30729)
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (Version: 3.5.30729)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (Version: 4.0.30319)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended (Version: 4.0.30319)
Microsoft Compression Client Pack 1.0 for Windows XP (Version: 1)
Microsoft Location Finder (Version: 1.2.0)
Microsoft Office Basic Edition 2003 (Version: 11.0.8173.0)
Microsoft Office File Validation Add-In (Version: 14.0.5130.5003)
Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition (Version: 1.1.0.2423)
Microsoft Silverlight (Version: 5.1.20513.0)
Microsoft Streets & Trips 2006 (Version: 13.00.09.0200)
Microsoft User-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.0
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 ATL Update kb973923 - x86 8.0.50727.4053 (Version: 8.0.50727.4053)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (Version: 8.0.61001)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - KB2467174 - x86 9.0.30729.5570 (Version: 9.0.30729.5570)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148 (Version: 9.0.30729.4148)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161 (Version: 9.0.30729.6161)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430) (Version: 4.20.9870.0)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688) (Version: 4.20.9876.0)
MyAttorney Home And Business (Version: 1.00.000)
NETGEAR Media Server Installer
OpenOffice.org 3.3 (Version: 3.3.9567)
Paint.NET v3.5.10 (Version: 3.60.0)
Pdf995 (installed by H&R Block)
PdfEdit995 (installed by H&R Block)
Picasa 3 (Version: 3.9)
Print Lab Series
PS2
Python 2.2 combined Win32 extensions
Python 2.2.1 (Version: 2.2.1)
Quicken 2004 (Version: 13.00.0000)
Quicken 2011 (Version: 20.1.8.6)
QuickTime (Version: 7.74.80.86)
RabbitTV (Version: 1.0.0.8)
RealDownloader (Version: 1.3.2)
RealNetworks - Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Runtime (Version: 9.0)
RealNetworks - Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Runtime (Version: 10.0)
RealPlayer (Version: 16.0.2)
RealUpgrade 1.1 (Version: 1.1.0)
RecordNow! (Version: 7.10)
Roxio Activation Module (Version: 1.0)
Roxio BackOnTrack (Version: 1.3.0)
Roxio Burn (Version: 1.0.0)
Roxio Central Audio (Version: 3.8.0)
Roxio Central Copy (Version: 3.8.0)
Roxio Central Core (Version: 3.8.0)
Roxio Central Data (Version: 3.8.0)
Roxio Central Tools (Version: 3.8.0)
Roxio Easy CD and DVD Burning (Version: 10.3)
Roxio Easy CD and DVD Burning (Version: 10.3.104)
Roxio Express Labeler 3 (Version: 3.2.1)
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Roxio Update Manager (Version: 6.0.0)
S3 S3Display
S3 S3Gamma2
S3 S3Info2
S3 S3Overlay
Samsung ML-2510 Series
Savings Bond Wizard
ScanToWeb
Seagate Dashboard (Version: 1.1.0.1421)
Serif PanoramaPlus X4 (Version: 4.0.3.010)
Serif PhotoPlus X4 (Version: 14.0.2.013)
Serif PhotoPlus X5 (Version: 15.0.1.011)
Sonic CinePlayer Decoder Pack (Version: 4.3.0)
TurboTax 2009 WinPerFedFormset (Version: 009.000.2881)
TurboTax 2009 WinPerReleaseEngine (Version: 009.000.0328)
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Update for Windows XP (KB2736233) (Version: 1)
Update for Windows XP (KB2749655) (Version: 1)
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Windows Media Encoder 9 Series
Windows Media Encoder 9 Series (Version: 9.00.2980)
Windows Media Format 11 runtime
Windows Media Player 11
Windows XP Service Pack 3 (Version: 20080414.031525)
YTD Toolbar v6.5 (Version: 6.5)
YTD Video Downloader 3.9.6 (Version: 3.9.6)

========================= Memory info: ===================================

Percentage of memory in use: 40%
Total physical RAM: 2047.48 MB
Available physical RAM: 1219.04 MB
Total Pagefile: 3433.69 MB
Available Pagefile: 2656.33 MB
Total Virtual: 2047.88 MB
Available Virtual: 1973.64 MB

========================= Partitions: =====================================

2 Drive c: (PRESARIO) (Fixed) (Total:69 GB) (Free:22.92 GB) NTFS
3 Drive d: (PRESARIO_RP) (Fixed) (Total:5.53 GB) (Free:2.62 GB) FAT32
10 Drive l: (Expansion Drive) (Fixed) (Total:931.51 GB) (Free:802.58 GB) NTFS

========================= Users: ========================================

User accounts for \\YOUR-RTMEJESVBC

Administrator ASPNET Guest
HelpAssistant Owner SUPPORT_388945a0
SUPPORT_fddfa904

========================= Restore Points ==================================

28-06-2013 01:07:34 System Checkpoint
05-07-2013 20:59:45 System Checkpoint
07-07-2013 01:43:56 System Checkpoint
08-07-2013 16:15:08 System Checkpoint
09-07-2013 22:29:39 System Checkpoint
10-07-2013 15:32:54 Software Distribution Service 3.0
11-07-2013 15:49:30 System Checkpoint
12-07-2013 21:32:59 System Checkpoint
13-07-2013 23:11:18 System Checkpoint
14-07-2013 23:35:02 System Checkpoint
16-07-2013 00:11:52 System Checkpoint
16-07-2013 03:22:02 Software Distribution Service 3.0
18-07-2013 15:52:32 System Checkpoint
19-07-2013 16:52:45 System Checkpoint
20-07-2013 21:27:01 System Checkpoint
21-07-2013 22:10:34 System Checkpoint
23-07-2013 00:25:53 System Checkpoint
24-07-2013 01:33:51 System Checkpoint
25-07-2013 01:59:10 System Checkpoint
26-07-2013 21:50:30 System Checkpoint
27-07-2013 22:00:03 System Checkpoint

**** End of log ****
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Nothing alarming there. How's the computer running after the defrag and temp file cleaning?

Joe :)
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Excellent! No issues!
Thanks Joe! :thumbsup:
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