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January 26, 2011 6:27:36 PM

are their any program out for windows 7 64 bit i dont know of any yet im used to xp 32 bit and i dont know if these programs will work with the 64 bit os i used to use registry easy or something like that Ccleaner and Ncleaner any reccomendations for a few programs that work good with 7 64 bit would be great thanks !

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a b $ Windows 7
January 26, 2011 6:55:37 PM

Hello jaco501;

CCleaner 3.02.1343 is still a good bet for Win7. 5 star CNET editors' rating.
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January 26, 2011 7:08:48 PM

okay do you have any other programs that you reccomend?
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a b $ Windows 7
January 26, 2011 7:11:03 PM

Do you have an particular objective in mind?
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January 26, 2011 7:13:18 PM

i just mainly want to clean it up and get rid of all the registry possible maybe make my computer boot faster like in under a minute 30 right now it takes almost 2 mins but my hard drive is almost western digital caviar black 6gb/s and ive disabled 7 or so start up programs didnt make much of a diffrence tho
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a b $ Windows 7
January 26, 2011 7:25:30 PM

Give the free 30 day trial of System Mechanic 10 a shot.
You should be shooting for something below 1 minute in boot time.
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January 26, 2011 7:26:02 PM

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There are several, very simple tweaks that can be performed that will significantly decrease the amount of time it takes your computer to boot up. Not only that, but several of them will also increase the speed of your system as well. To begin with, there are four main files which all versions of Windows use to a varying degree while booting up. These four files are autoexec.bat, config.sys, system.ini, and msdos.sys. For the most part, unless you are running a command-line virus scanner, autoexec.bat should be empty. However, the other files can be modified to increase system boot time and performance.

For example, adding the line stacks=0,0 to the config.sys file can significantly speed up a computer. However, the two files I really want to focus on here are system.ini and msdos.sys. Within system.ini, add the following lines under [386Enh]:

LocalLoadHigh=1 - This setting tells the computer to load everything the operating system needs into upper memory by default, freeing up as much conventional memory as possible (the first 640K). Microsoft would like us to believe that this no longer effects the system, but they are lying.

DMABufferSize=64 - This setting tells the computer to leave as much memory available for DMA data transfers as possible, speeding up not only the boot process but the system in general.

There are some even more exciting settings available within the msdos.sys file for optimizing the boot process.

Logo=0 - This setting turns off the silly Windows splash screen during startup. Disabling this will shave a few seconds off your boot time.

Drvspace=0 - This setting turns off support for Drivespace-compressed FAT16 drives. Since no one uses this anymore, it is safe to disable. Disabling it will not only speed up your boot time, but it will also free up some extra resources as well

Dblspace=0 - Same as above, but this time for Doublespace-compressed FAT16 drives.

DisableLog=1 - This setting disables the log file which Windows creates by default when booting up. Disabling this will shave a few seconds off your boot time, and since no one ever uses the log file for anything anyway, it won't be missed.

AutoScan=0 - This line disables the automatic scandisk that is run if the computer is improperly shutdown - saving a bunch of time if you are constantly restarting your computer using the power button instead of the 'correct' way. Sadly, however, this doesn't appear to work with Windows Me.

Applying these tweaks should dramatically decrease the amount of time it takes for your computer to start up or reboot. Hopefully, these tweaks will help your computer boot up faster

thanks a lot for that how do i got about accesing these file i tried searching for em but of course nothing came up then tried run and well nothign happend
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January 26, 2011 7:45:19 PM

i figured it out and thanks a lot that took about 15 seconds off my boot time only doing the first 2 things!! :D 
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January 27, 2011 8:57:10 PM

I can seem to find the msdos.sys file to edit it. I found the others using the search command but not the msdos.sys
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January 27, 2011 9:01:08 PM

when i used the search thing in the start menu it only came up with the system.ini it was the only one i was able find ?
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January 27, 2011 9:10:16 PM

I opened up the wordpad and search and found the others.
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January 28, 2011 5:43:31 AM

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There are several, very simple tweaks that can be performed that will significantly decrease the amount of time it takes your computer to boot up. Not only that, but several of them will also increase the speed of your system as well. To begin with, there are four main files which all versions of Windows use to a varying degree while booting up. These four files are autoexec.bat, config.sys, system.ini, and msdos.sys. For the most part, unless you are running a command-line virus scanner, autoexec.bat should be empty. However, the other files can be modified to increase system boot time and performance.

For example, adding the line stacks=0,0 to the config.sys file can significantly speed up a computer. However, the two files I really want to focus on here are system.ini and msdos.sys. Within system.ini, add the following lines under [386Enh]:

LocalLoadHigh=1 - This setting tells the computer to load everything the operating system needs into upper memory by default, freeing up as much conventional memory as possible (the first 640K). Microsoft would like us to believe that this no longer effects the system, but they are lying.

DMABufferSize=64 - This setting tells the computer to leave as much memory available for DMA data transfers as possible, speeding up not only the boot process but the system in general.

There are some even more exciting settings available within the msdos.sys file for optimizing the boot process.

Logo=0 - This setting turns off the silly Windows splash screen during startup. Disabling this will shave a few seconds off your boot time.

Drvspace=0 - This setting turns off support for Drivespace-compressed FAT16 drives. Since no one uses this anymore, it is safe to disable. Disabling it will not only speed up your boot time, but it will also free up some extra resources as well

Dblspace=0 - Same as above, but this time for Doublespace-compressed FAT16 drives.

DisableLog=1 - This setting disables the log file which Windows creates by default when booting up. Disabling this will shave a few seconds off your boot time, and since no one ever uses the log file for anything anyway, it won't be missed.

AutoScan=0 - This line disables the automatic scandisk that is run if the computer is improperly shutdown - saving a bunch of time if you are constantly restarting your computer using the power button instead of the 'correct' way. Sadly, however, this doesn't appear to work with Windows Me.

Applying these tweaks should dramatically decrease the amount of time it takes for your computer to start up or reboot. Hopefully, these tweaks will help your computer boot up faster



The OP mentioned that he's running windows 7, not XP. Which I think your information applies to. I don't think this applies to windows 7, as I have searched for days for all 4 files, and every single website I have found made it very clear, that windows 7 does not use any of them except system.ini.

I wish to god I was wrong, as I would love tweaks like these! And If i am, please show me. Screenshots help, considering that I have un-hidden everything, and unchecked everybox in my folder view tab, and still cannot find anything other than system.ini.

On the flipside, it's great information for those not running windows 7. So thanks for the info!
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January 28, 2011 6:24:17 AM

Dadiggle,

LOL no worries man, we all make mistakes. I mean heck, I got married... ooops! i didn't say that!

I always wondered why that checkbox for processors was there, thanks for clearing that up for me!. On a good note, your 2 lines to add to system.ini did help, even on windows 7!

I want to thank you for taking time out of your day to helpout a fellow toms member. It puts a smile on my face. I shall have a beer in your honor! At 12:30am.... yikes.....
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January 28, 2011 6:29:46 AM

Readyboost still exists in windows 7? I know in vista, under services.msc, there was a service for superfetch, and one for readyboost. Now with 7 I only see superfetch.

Hmm... Not enough beer.....
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January 28, 2011 2:45:18 PM

I have had a lot of luck with WinASO registry optimizer it is a trial version but it is a full feature trial that lasts forever but you can only remove 10 registry errors at a time. It also has a system optimizer, registry defrag, and several other nice tools like privacy eraser, shortcut cleaner, and data recovery.

http://download.cnet.com/WinASO-Registry-Optimizer/3000...
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January 28, 2011 5:30:18 PM

wow thanks a lot guys i did the processor thing and the boot up time stayed about the same aroun a minute 15
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a b $ Windows 7
January 28, 2011 5:56:42 PM

Going from 2 min to 1+15 is a good result.
How many times a day do you boot up? I do that about once every two weeks.
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January 28, 2011 6:06:29 PM

im probably about the same but ive been getting blue screens randomy it says like inpage_kerel_error or something like that if anyone could help with that it would be great!
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a b $ Windows 7
January 28, 2011 6:12:47 PM

You've been getting those all along? or just with the recent changes you've been making?
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January 28, 2011 6:14:23 PM

pretty much all along it happeds probably every 5 days or so when i start to do something heavy it happend last night when i was playing a game but its usually only happend when i was transfering stuff to my portable hard drive
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a b $ Windows 7
January 28, 2011 6:18:00 PM

Does your external portable drive stay connected at all times?
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January 28, 2011 6:19:46 PM

no it doesnt but like i said last night it did it while playing need for speed hot pursuit. But it started doing the blue screens wjen i for mated it from the bell exprsview format i was using it to record show on our satelite
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a b $ Windows 7
January 28, 2011 6:25:22 PM

Can you leave it connected for a few weeks as a test?

What is that 'bell expressview format'?
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January 28, 2011 7:36:02 PM

WR2 said:
Can you leave it connected for a few weeks as a test?

What is that 'bell expressview format'?

i have no diea what it was now but the computer wouldnt recognise it at all i had to go in to device manager and format it that way then id ownloaded omse program called partition magic and theses mesages came up and i didnt read em hit yes once then it popped up againa and read it and it said something about the hard drive i dont know so i hit no then tried to unistall and got the first blue screen ..
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January 29, 2011 6:55:36 PM

western digital elements is the phd and the hdd in my comp is a western digital caviar black
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January 29, 2011 7:00:08 PM

alright i instaleed it and when booting it said : Error: the total sectros on partition 1 on harddisk 1 is 1953534082 the right total sectors is 1953520065 doy ou want to correct the error do it hit yes? or no
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January 30, 2011 7:58:13 PM

so tht would be basically doing a surface test?
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January 30, 2011 9:01:52 PM

no i meant for the scan part(when u said scan it )
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January 30, 2011 9:14:14 PM

okay ive already got a surface scan going and it does say errors on it so that may be it alos?
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January 30, 2011 10:34:56 PM

well in that scan surface thing it hasnt found any errors as of now its abot 70% done
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a b $ Windows 7
February 7, 2011 4:25:34 AM

jaco501 said:
are their any program out for windows 7 64 bit i dont know of any yet im used to xp 32 bit and i dont know if these programs will work with the 64 bit os i used to use registry easy or something like that Ccleaner and Ncleaner any reccomendations for a few programs that work good with 7 64 bit would be great thanks !

I've used full versions of WinASO and Boostspeed in the past on XP Pro.
On Win7 I use CCleaner and this.
http://www.wisecleaner.com/wiseregistrycleanerfree.html
Wise Registry Cleaner is fast and easy to use and made for 64bit O/S's.
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February 13, 2011 11:37:26 PM

i have a western digital caviar black 1tb 6gb/s and sorry for the late reply didnt aee anyone had posted anything :/ 
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February 24, 2011 1:04:06 AM

anyone? its a western digital caviar black 1 tb
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