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  1. two things are going on I think the completed work units are sent in if you reach the required complete by date/time even if your not done with the entire thing and then there is the problem behind the unstable error message which I've no clue about
  2. I suspect most regular forum users don't go to the main parent site frequently they just go directly to the forum from a favorite or other type link. And users who would go to the parent site first can't get there to use the links to go to the forum and might also assume the forum is down and not bother doing a search for the forum to double check that assumption. Oh and posts were made on the forum. http://forums.pcpitstop.com/index.php?/topic/201245-pc-pitstop-sign-in-problem/ http://forums.pcpitstop.com/index.php?/topic/201244-is-pcmatic-and-pcpitstop-down/
  3. I would hazard a guess that it was slow due to the small amount of RAM which would lead to high use of the page file. This would also account for the mouse freezing which it might do while the system reads and writes the page file.
  4. You guys are wonderful thank you. Sorry to say I've been posting on a different forum that is not tech oriented. Only so much time in a day! take care one and all
  5. Not advertised. It is not being sold for profit. It is offered for free use. There is an important distinction. Also, it is found at Download.com and thus subject to a user rating system. ZPClean Menu (Download.com link) I've not used the program. It appears to put into one package a method of employing the conventional maintenance tools that come with XP. Seems a good idea to me since Microbloat in all their infinite wisdom has made such task rather daunting for the average home user. If one has not already moved on to third party software to get that job done this might be all one needs.
  6. Most defrag programs will move the swap file around no matter if it is fragmented or not. Unless your experience shows otherwise I don't see how a Defrag of the swap file will make the other defrag any faster. I would use another defrag solution. I have had good success with Power Defragmenter. It is not a defrag that is intended to run behind the scenes. After a successful defrag of all drives with Power Defragmenter I would then run PageDefrag to see if the registry hives and swapfile need defrag. After all that you can go back to DiskKeeper Pro which should have an easier time of it with a drive that is less fragmented.
  7. Winoldap and Winoa386.mod errors
  8. and the email client is named?
  9. I've been satisfied with this one for some time now. It meets the criteria you stated. MetaProducts Download Express
  10. Did you restart your system.
  11. Any file or folder that is currently "hooked" by a running process is likely not going to be easily deletable until that process releases it. Sometimes there will be more than one program with such hooks. A handy method for easily discovering what process or application has locked a particular file is to use the WhoLockMe Explorer Extension. It installs as a Context Sensitive Menu item allowing you to Right Click any file and find out what process(es) or application(s) have locked it. If the file has not been locked there will be no response. If the file has been locked a small dialog window will pop up listing all of the process(es) and applications that have locked the file. The very best solution to deletion problems I've run across is called UnLocker and was "found" by long time PCPitstop Forum user named radio. It also is implemented as a Right Click Context Menu solution. It goes a step farther than WhoLockMe and actually allows you to unhook the file or folder on-the-fly so you can delete without having to restart your system. These are some other programs which can be used to delete files currently in use or otherwise "impossible" to delete files. Unlike UnLocker they rely on a system restart and are not able to do the job on-the-fly. Dr. Delete (super easy to use) Delete Doctor (another super easy to use) MoveOnBoot (nice right click context menu feature) Delete Invalid Data Files (not so easy to use; probably able to delete anything Dr.'s Delete won't) If you don't want to use a program you can try a work-a-round. A good "work-a-round" method is to move an offending file (or folder) into a new folder and then delete that new folder. Doesn't work all the time but is worth a go. A "work-a-round" method suggested in another forum I visit:
  12. No. Once they have been deleted from the Recycle Bin they no longer take up allocated hard drive space. The OS considers that space to be available for use.
  13. If you are not dealing with National Security issues what would be the point? For all intents and purposes they are deleted. Only because of the method of deletion is it possible to recover them. However, if you want to pursue the matter you can easily obtain FREE software that will overwrite supposedly available hard drive space that could contain data that might be able to be retrieved as a recovered file. Secure File Deletion (snapfile downloads) I recommend Simple File Shredder which is second on the list linked for everyday deletion of files that you don't want to see recovered ever. If you wish to overwrite the free space on the hard drive you might try Ultra Wipe which is last listed.
  14. One would have to be the wizard of oz to write such a program; there are too many variables and unknowable permutations.
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