No sound on my laptop after disk cleanup and defragmentation
Hope someone can help me,
I did a disk cleanup and defragmentation on my laptop today, and after it was done, I found out that I have no audio whatsoever. It was working fine before the disk cleanup and defragmentation, but no more. Accidentally delete the audio? If so, how I would get this back?
I am a novice computer, so technical terms will go over my head. Any suggestions?
Visit the below link and run the available audio Troubleshooter and check if this solves the problem.
Tips for solving common audio problems
If the previous step fails then I would suggest that you install the latest audio drivers on the computer visiting the site of computer manufacturer.
Updated a hardware driver that is not working properly
I hope this helps!
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My computer is as I said above a desk with the microsoft XP program and is a little less than five years. It has been slow and it dawned on me that I hadn't used the disk cleanup or some defrag for a while, but I clicked on start, all programs, accessories, System Tools was is no longer. I have not been able to access the disk cleanup or defragment option and hope that out there, can someone advise me how to get this feature.
You can run Disk Cleanup and Defragmenter disk since the start > run box by typing the following
You can restore all of the 'Accessories' group (including system tools) by following the directions here--> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Accessories.htm
Or you could just create shortcuts to
Note that % SystemRoot % is the directory where Windows. You can use this form or explicit as in the example for the shortcut from the Defrag.
The 'System tools' icon on my desktop disappeared. I used it when I defragmented the computer and disk cleanup.
When I hit 'start' 'Programs', 'Accessories' I have 'System tools' option, but when it is open, the icons are many and unintelliglble for me. There is nothing of cleaning disk or Defrag. How can I get my old icon on the desktop to disk cleanup and defragmentation among other choices?
Thanks for the tips.
· Do you remember all the recent changes on the computer before the show?
· What is the service pack installed on the computer?
Try the methods below:
Restore the computer to a previous state and check if this may help with the steps, you can see: how to restore Windows XP to a previous state: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306084
Run the checker system files on the computer. Link, we can see: Description of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 System File Checker (Sfc.exe): http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310747
Note that: if he asks you the service pack CD, follow these steps from the link: you are prompted to insert a Windows XP SP2 CD when you try to run the tool on a Windows XP SP2 computer system File Checker: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/900910 (valid for Service pack 3)
Could someone please tell me how? Thank you.
Open the computer, right-click on the drive and select Properties. Select the Tools tab. Fact.
I have problems with my computer. I have Windows Home Basic Edition. I decided to do a disk cleanup on the computer to speed up some. After disk cleanup, all icons on the desktop disappeared. I tried to open the word processor in the start menu, but got a message saying that he had either been moved or was not valid, and the shortcut would be deleted. At this point, I have advanced and restarted my computer. Only, it wouldn't start at all. I got the Windows installation disc and crossed to repair your computer option. It took forever for a kind of diagnosis, but the started computer. My desktop background was black and a folder with my files was missing. I have received a message that my activation code is not authentic or valid. I tried to restore the computer to an earlier time, but that would take forever and doesn't not work even in safe mode. What can I do now? I barely understand anything in this area. Thank you!
I was finally able to do a system restore and validate windows. However, all my files, including photos and important documents have been removed. Is it possible to restore these? And is there anything else I should do to prevent it happening again?
I did a disk cleanup and refraged and now nothing works help me
You must give more information for a person to be able to help.
Brand and model of browser, OS, pc and ServicePack, current antivirus?
What problem occurred before this problem?
Receive you error messages, and if so what are they exactly?
Describe the steps you have taken.
Also perform analyses to ensure that you are free of viruses and malware.
Download, install, update and scan with these full free malware detection programs:
Malwarebytes (MMFA): http://malwarebytes.org/
SUPERAntiSpyware: (SAS): http://www.superantispyware.com/
http://www.Microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx Security Scanner
You can remove these more later if you wish.
After return with your info and your results.
The DISK CLEANUP and DISK DEFRAGMENTER freezes when it COMPRESS OLD FILES
Agreed - you must remove the option compress old files:
Compress old files comes from the good old days, when hard drives were weak and slow, and he had to each byte, you can get on your hard drive for programs and things. Today, thanks to modern technology, it is almost superfluous.
If you want your cleaning disc to run faster, I would just remove the option compress old files on XP because it is known to crash or give the illusion of being hanged. If you have 1 million files on your system, you'll wait a long time and your system may appear to be hung (maybe that's really).
I really don't think that with the technology available today that compress old files is necessary. It would have been slow you if XP needs unzip a file. Besides, nobody seems to be able to tell me at what age an old file is in the XP terminology... what was simply a file become old? I just remove this 'feature' and never see him again and my disk cleanup runs in a Flash, since it doesn't have to search for old files to compress (some old way).
It is a 'problem' for some systems that Microsoft made an article on how to disable it (mine is disabled)
original title: disk cleanup and delete temporary files
I am a novice computer person, I need to know if it is allowed to run Disk Cleanup and remove temporary files, who says that some programs store information in files temp, not temporary internet files, I know that I can remove those, also the debug dump files, and system error memory dump files? Can I remove these without all the problems that occur? Thank you
Yes if you don't need the files for any other purpose or debug information you can probably remove these files from your computer. Please refer to the article for more information and check if this may help-
I hope this helps.
The "sleep mode" has always worked for me in Vista. After a disk cleanup, I can no longer put the computer to sleep. He sleeps for 5 seconds and goes on.
I used the disk cleanup tool in Windows Vista, and now the hybrid sleep feature and the hibernation feature are unavailable
Original title: info gone forever with disk cleanup?
I have a dell latitude d 600. My boyfriend hit the disk Cleanup wizard. Now I'm not sure how much information that I lost. Where did my desktop icons? I'm not in re cycle bin, where is he at?
Disk Cleanup only removes temporary files, empty the Recycle Bin, and removes a variety of file system and other items that you no longer need.
So you would have not lost any critical information from your computer.
For more information on what disk cleanup, see the following article:
I tried different ways to the decompression of files, but all is in vain. Help, please.
are you using Windows Disk Cleanup?
unless your data has been in temporary files, that they would not have been deleted
Set the folder options to show hidden folders, see file extensions
then do a search for a photo or a file that you know the name to ensure that the search is to search through hidden files also.
Original title: System Restore
I wanted to save space on my C drive, I went to my computer and click on properties on the Local C drive, and click on disk cleanup. Under the section more Options, it showed that I could free more disk space by removing all but the last restore point. I did this and realized it was a mistake, because now I can't use the restore of the system at all. Is there a way to reset it so I can use the restoration of the system again. I tried to uncheck the box that said system off, and that did not help. Thank you.
Help me out here... I don't get it.
You have lost all your SR points by pilot error.
You then make a new manually restore Point, restart, try to use the system for the new Restore restore point and then get a message that says that something wasn't right?
That's exactly the message says?
Something like that?Restoration incomplete. Your computer cannot be restored...This often happens in the real world, and you need to understand and fix.Answer these questions to the best you can:What is your system brand and model?What is your Version of XP and the Service Pack?Describe your current antivirus and software anti malware situation: McAfee, Norton, Spybot, AVG, Avira!, Defender, ZoneAlarm, PC Tools, MSE, Comodo, etc..What is the issue that you are experiencing that you think that the system restore will be remedied (or you are just convenient)? System Restore is not a time machine.Some tools Anti Virus 'protect' your system so that they will not allow a restore of the system work properly.For example, if you use Norton/Symantec products, you will see a message like this:Restoration incomplete. Your computer cannot be restored...It is also a popular Symantec problem (well, I'll be polite and call an "undocumented feature"...), they wrote an article about it:According to what you use for malware protection, you may need to disable the product temporarily, do the system restore and then turn the products light up again when the system restore is complete.Sometimes you need start your system in Mode safe and so that your protection programs are not running, and then do the system restore. Tips from Microsoft in some of their articles that if the system restore does not restore your computer, start in Safe Mode, and then run the system restore. It works for some configurations.System Restore is sometimes so afflicted or Restore Points are suspicious, the best solution is to reinstall your system restore. This will remove the old Restore Points, but sometimes it's the only way to fix a broken system restore. You don't have to reinstall XP, only the part of system restore.
Do, or do not. There is no test.
I decided to implement the points for a new puppy instead of a pony!
I lost a few GB of space in my drive C. I checked the forums and found restore points using little disk space. I went to disk cleaning and deleated old restore points and then I changed the MaxSize parameter for 2BG restore point.
After having done that, I got around 3 GB of free space.
Even now I can see 4.2 GB of space lost in my drive C. Please find the details below.
Capacity: 59.9 GB
Used space: 56.3 GB
Free space: 3.62 GB
Properties of all the files and folders shows (including hidden files): 52.1 GB
To make sure that you have not lost space in my C drive
Go to the management of the computer-> storage-> disk management
and see if there is unallocated space. If so, then delete it
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I used the disk cleanup several times before but it has never cleared my personal folders files. Some of the data is critical and sentimental. I used RETORE, but he could not recover personal files of Windows Live. Y at - it no use - please
The personal folders of Windows Live, you are speaking of?
Also, have you checked the Windows Live Solution Center?
Please visit the following link:
I hope this helps!
My computer freezes. Do you have a restart in mode "repair solution". Frozen again. A reboot in normal mode, but not my sound won't engage. Checked the deviced and told me that they are working correctly (audio realtek). A run antimalware, antivirus, anti all - I'm clean but not sound. Help? Thank you for the clusters.
You need antivirus and antispyware, but to be honest I wouldn't use either people.
Download - SAVE all replacements you plan to use, but are not installing them until both TrendMicro and WebRoot
have uninstalled and you have rebooted after each.
Download - SAVE - go to where you put it - right - RUN AS ADMIN - click Restart once completed
Webroot unistall instructions
Here's what I use and recommend:
Avast and Prevx proved extremely reliable and compatible with everything I threw at them.
Microsoft Security Essentials and Prevx have also proven very reliable and compatible.
Avast Home free - stop any shields is not necessary except away from Standard, Web and network is working.
Prevx - Home - free
Windows Defender (is not necessary if you use MSE)
Protected IE - mode
IE 8 - SmartScreen filter WE (IE 7 phishing filter)
I also IE always start with asset if filter InPrivate IE 8.
(Sometimes you have to temporarily turn off with the little icon to the left of the + bottom right of IE)
Avast - stop home - free - all shields you do no need except leave Standard, Web and network running.
(Double-click the blue icon - details look OK. - upper left Shields - those that you do not cancel).
Or use Microsoft Security Essentials - free
Prevx works well alongside MSE or Avast
Prevx - Home - small, fast, exceptional CLOUD free protection, working with other security programs. It comes
a scan only, VERY EFFICIENT, if it finds something to come back here or use Google to see how to remove.
PCmag - Prevx - Editor's choice
Also get Malwarebytes - free - use as scanner only. If you ever suspect malware, and that would be unusual with
Avast and Prevx running except a low occasional (not much), updated cookie and then run it as
a scanner. I have a lot of scanners and they never find anything of note that I started to use this configuration.
I hope this helps.
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