Files blocking defragmenter and virus scan
Posted 13 January 2006 - 11:49 AM
Posted 13 January 2006 - 06:36 PM
Create a new folder called To Shred
Open the folders with the files you have copied to disc, click edit then select all, click move the selected items, move them to the new folder To Shred
Right click the folder, click tune up shredder, set it to overwrite 7 times, tick the space option, click OK
Posted 16 January 2006 - 11:31 AM
Posted 16 January 2006 - 12:00 PM
Click start then control panel, click network and internet then internet options Click apply after each change.
On the general tab, click delete cookies, click delete files, include offline content, click clear history. If you have broadband / cable (fast) click settings and reduce the drive space used to 30MB, although you can reduce it to 1MB
Click the security tab and click default
Click privacy and click default
Click programmes and click reset web settings
Click advanced to tick, do not save encrypted pages to disc and also empty the temporary internet files folder when the browser is closed, click apply
Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file, click delete, confirm delete
Click start then all programmes, accessories, system tools, to run disc clean up, reboot
As a percentage of the drive 996KB is neglible, however, you have diligently gone this far and if you want to keep going until it is all clear, let me know
Posted 17 January 2006 - 03:49 AM
Posted 17 January 2006 - 07:16 AM
Posted 17 January 2006 - 11:10 AM
Posted 17 January 2006 - 11:15 AM
On the security tab, click custom level, it should be medium, click OK, then click default level and apply should light up, click apply
Posted 19 January 2006 - 04:42 AM
When all this first started it was after a game down load from some site . The only thing that remains now is that it can take ages for me to get the computer up and working as the screen appears but all over to the right side. So I have to keep switching off until it appears correctly . It cant be dragged. It is like a partial screen . What do you think that is? There was obviously something in that download which messed up my computer as all this happened after that. When I defrag now there are 2 frags , file size 4 MB.$NTServicePackUninstall\syiwc. I was tempted to do a search and delete all files beginning $NT but thought better wait . Or should I just leave it be as free space is 91%.
Posted 19 January 2006 - 05:13 AM
See how that goes for the monitor, then run through this, some of which you have already done, but worth doing again now that things have improved to the point of being able to do complete virus scans.
Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you will need the XP CD
System File Check will display an onscreen blue progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot.
Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.
Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this. This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop.
Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, click more options then clean up restore points, click confirm, click OK. Then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.
Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete, then reboot
When it gets to the desktop, the system files and the hard drive will be as they should and you can check for any improvement
Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up
Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up
Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot
After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot
After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot
After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor
The service pack files will need to stay, though you could uninstall the hotfixes in add / remove then re-install them from microsoft update, but see how the above goes first
Posted 20 January 2006 - 02:05 PM
Posted 20 January 2006 - 02:29 PM
Posted 20 January 2006 - 03:49 PM
Run sfc /scannow and put the recovery CD in, it will say if it is wrong
Posted 21 January 2006 - 11:01 AM
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