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  1. An OverDrive link will have more detailed information than the old Tech Express, but 128.33 MP/s looks about right for a GTX 250 using XP with all of the eye candy turned on. Test it using Vista or Windows 7 and the 2D score will double or triple.
  2. Try skipping the Disk Health scan from the debug page to see if the test will complete: http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/Debug.asp If that passes, try running Windows disk cleanup from Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Cleanup.
  3. Just thought I would let you know that PC Matic is now available through the PC Pitstop Store.
  4. You can run DiskMD as often as you like, but once a month is typical for many users. Yes, if you buy DiskMD, Driver Alert is still a separate purchase. PC Pitstop currently has an all-in-one product in beta testing. It should be ready for release in the next few weeks.
  5. Driver Alert looks like this: Driver Alert 2 looks like this: To upgrade to Driver Alert2, you can install the free version and just login in with the same credentails as you use for Driver Alert.
  6. Please try scanning with Driver Alert 2 again and let us know if the issue is not fixed.
  7. From the description, it sounds like the login cookie is not getting set or is being removed. Can you please open a ticket at our help desk so that we can get some more information?: http://www.pcpitstop.com/store/service.asp Thank you for your assistance.
  8. Glad to hear you like Optimize 3.0. As the program is web-based, meaning the software actually runs from our servers, the latest version will be loaded every time the program is started. Any updates will be completely automatic.
  9. What you are describing is consistent with your download file being renamed with the .efw extension by software on your computer. If you have the CA Firewall or Security Center installed, that is the source of the file renaming: http://www.fileinfo.net/extension/efw Download another copy of Optimize from here using the 'save' option: http://www.pcpitstop.com/store/service.asp Right-click the downloaded file and rename it to optimize3-setup.exe . If necessary, go to Start>Control Panel>Folder Options>View and remove the check mark from 'Hide extensions for known file types', then click 'apply' so you can see the actual file name. Once the file is renamed back to an .exe, it should be executable again. Alternatively, you can temporarily disable the inbound email protection that creates .efw extension. It is a feature of the CA Personal Firewall and should be configurable through the user interface. Open the CA Personal Firewall and on the left side click e-mail, then click on the "e-mail Attachments" tab. The sixth item listed will be 'Executable File'. Highlight that line and change the green check mark to a red circle with the white horizontal line. That will allow any .exe file to be downloaded without you having to rename it to get it to run.
  10. Make sure that you are both installing and running Driver Alert from an administrator account. You can right-click on the icon(s) and select 'Run as' and assign an administrator account. If that does not resolve the issue, run the Windows registry repair tool from the link below: http://files.pcpitstop.com/support/Repair-ActiveX.cmd If you are using Vista, first save the file above to your desktop, then right-click on the saved file and select, "Run as administrator". When you run the tool you should see a command window open and be able to watch the tool's progress. The tool may appear to 'hang' once or twice, but if you wait the tool should complete. If the repair tool does not fix the problem, another common problem is WMI corruption. To check for this: * Right-click the My Computer icon and select Manage. * Open the "Services and Applications" tree. * Right-click the "WMI Control" item and select Properties. In the dialog that appears, you should see this message: Successfully connected to: If you see error messages, try the steps recommended on this page to rebuild the WMI Repository: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/repairwmi.htm Or the steps from here to repair permissions: http://8help.osu.edu/3618.html
  11. The attachment is not working. We will need for you to open a help desk ticket to check on the driver date issue: http://www.pcpitstop.com/store/service.asp Both XP and Vista include a native zip utility. I would suggest using the built-in Vista zip file extracter over WinZip.
  12. "Discuss your score" would be the appropriate forum. I'll move it there.
  13. Probably not. Your test results, however, are showing a toolbar that is probably a trojan or virus: msxml71.dll Get rid of that first and see where things go from there. http://forums.pcpitstop.com/index.php?showtopic=61975
  14. I don't see any of our paid products on the list. Those links are/were to free tools that are/were hosted on the website, as far as I can tell. Looks like it's time to do some updating, for sure. Five years is a bit too long. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
  15. In Windows XP, you can go to My Computer>C:\>Documents and Settings>All Users>Application Data>PCPitstop and click on the .reg files to merge the registry backups made by Optimize back into the registry. You may need to first enable hidden files and folders by going to Start>Control Panel>Folder Options>View> and put a dot by 'Show hidden files and folders'. In Vista the folder is at Start>Computer>Local Disk C:\>Program Data\PCPitstop.
  16. All the 64-bit versions of Windows come with both browsers. None of the 64 bit browsers work with Active X, as I dont know of any publicly-released 64 bit Active X controls.
  17. At this point in time I don't know of any programs that have 64 bit Active X controls, which is what would be needed for the 64 bit browser. Yes, OverDrive can't seem to get the running programs from XP 64. You can right-click IE to have the option to "Run as..." administrator in XP 64, but I don't think it has the same effect as doing it in Vista.
  18. Check the ones only running one or two processes. They most likely are using Vista and did not run the test with IE open as administrator. With Vista, if IE is not run as administrator, almost all of the running processes are missed. For XP, 11 is the fewest number of processes, if I recall correctly. Vista is higher. They can be shut off through the msconfig startup tab. Fewer processes may reduce the load on the CPU, which may in turn result in a better score, but will defnitely result in improved performance.
  19. Please post an OverDrive link so that we can see what is taking place on your computer. You will need to register an account, login, and run the full tests from the link below, then copy and paste the URL from the results page into your reply: http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/
  20. If you compare the two test results side by side, which parts of the test are scoring higher? If it is the CPU, check and see what, if anything, is running in the background when you ar running OverDrive.
  21. OverDrive scores both, as well as transfer speed. Please post an OverDrive link so that we can see what is taking place on your computer. You will need to register an account, login, and run the full tests from the link below, then copy and paste the URL from the results page into your reply: http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/ Percent of Free Space is under the Performance Results. Volume and speed are under the Ranking tab.
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