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I have an Alienware M14x R1 laptop with a Crucial M4 SSD as my primary drive and the stock Seagate in the optical drive as my secondary drive. I recently tried to update the Seagate's firmware and now everytime I boot up I get this message that says, "Non-system disk press any key to continue". What do I do to fix this?[/FONT]

I have an old Macbook Pro that dual boots OSX Lion and Windows 7.

Suddenly now if I try and boot Windows, I get this message: Non-System Disk. Press Any Key To Reboot

I can't actually insert my Windows 7 disk because my cd drive is broken and at the moment I don't have an external disk drive.

Is there any way of fixing this by maybe burning the Windows 7 CD to a USB or something like that?

Edit: Just remembered, I can actually access the Windows 7 files through the mac side and I think I can write to it... If Windows is having a problem booting could I try and add/edit/replace the necessary boot files to Windows?

Thanks for your time,

I have searched the various threads that relate to Fred's July 14th 2011 article about carrying out a non-destructive reinstall of Win7 but cannot find anyone that has had the same problem as I seem to have when I try out the procedure. What is also a bit worrying is that the although the end result is always the same - the upgrade fails after a waste of about 3 hours - the actual events are slightly different.

My laptop is a Sony Vaio just under 2years old running Win7 Pro 64-bit with SP1 installed; it has an i5 2410M 2.3Ghz processor and 4Gb RAM with about 40% of the 500Gb free. For the last few weeks the system has become slower with extensive disk activity whenever it is switched on or it 'wakes-up'; so I thought it would be worth trying Fred's process. This was an OEM installation so I didn't have a Win7 DVD until I bought a new laptop for a new colleague and 'borrowed' the Win7 pro 64-bit DVD which has SP1 on it.

Everything happens as described by Fred until it gets to the 'transferring files, settings and programs' step. This is reached at around 2 hours in to the process and it has never successfully completed this step. The first time I tried the process I left it completely unattended and came back to find that the process had finished but that there was a message that the upgrade was unsuccessful. The second time I tried checking the machine regularly and did find that during the 'transferring files etc' step an error message flashed up for a split second and, eventually I was back where I was after the first attempt. I tried filming the screen to catch the message but my camera has a limit of 20 minutes for a single video file and I missed it! At this point I felt I have wasted enough time and gave up. However the slow down of the laptop has got worse and so I tried again over the Easter weekend.

In the past the compatibility check said that iTunes should be deauthorised which I did but this time I deleted it from the laptop just in case. I also knew what the timing of the process was from earlier experience so I did have by camera set up properly to record the last stage of the process. Again the upgrade fails during the 'transferring files' step. From the video I can see that this step was 62% complete and that it was transferring 557147 out of 737136. I can also see that before this point the counter was increasing by 200 every 10-15 seconds but once it reached 557147 it stuck at this point for about 3 minutes. The laptop then rebooted with the message that the reboot was to complete the upgrade. At reboot the message 'Press any key to boot from cd/DVD' appeared and, after pressing a key, I was asked to choose the OS and the default was 'Windows 7' with 'Windows Setup Rollback' as the other alternative or press F8 for advanced options. I selected Windows 7 and it appeared that further installation steps were taking place but then I saw a dialogue box to the effect that because the upgrade had been initiated from a DVD, the DVD had to be removed from the drive and the system rebooted from the hard drive. When I did this I was again asked to select the OS but this time it said that the upgrade had been unsuccessful and it was restoring the original installation.

SO I have spend about 15 hours trying this approach at it is clear referring to Fred's original article that I am experiencing a failure part way through because I do not reach the stages where he says that the laptop should reboot several times, checks video performance and asks for the product key. One time I believe that there was an error message but this did not happen the last time when I video'd the process.

So apart from knowing that there is a problem during the 'Transferring files' step I cannot identify what is causing the problem and therefore I have no idea how to change anything that will make the process work. Any suggestions gratefully received.


I recently put together a new PC and have been having random BSOD problems from the word go. They happen at random times sometimes one every minute for an hour(as many as 50 a day), and sometimes days w/o issue. Its really starting to drive me up the wall. I tried to exhaust all other methods before posting like this, to avoid dumping the problem on someone else, but my patients has run out and the new semester is starting so I need a stable system.

Any help would be appreciated


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Number of Memory Devices: 2 Total Physical Memory: 4072 MB (4096 MB) Total Available Physical Memory: 2889 MB Memory Load: 29%
Ram Type Not Populated DDR3 Not Populated DDR3 Standard Name DDR3-1333 DDR3-1333 Module Name PC3-10600 PC3-10600 Memory Capacity (MB) 2048 2048 Bus Clockspeed (Mhz) 666.67 666.67 Jedec Manufacture Name Corsair Corsair Search Search! Search! SPD Revision 1.0 1.0 Registered No No ECC No No DIMM Slot # 2 4 Manufactured Year 2000 Year 2000 Module Part # CMZ4GX3M2A1600C8 CMZ4GX3M2A1600C8 Module Revision 0x0 0x0 Module Serial # 0x0 0x0 Module Manufacturing Location 1 1 # of Row Addressing Bits 14 14 # of Column Addressing Bits 10 10 # of Banks 8 8 # of Ranks 2 2 Device Width in Bits 8 8 Bus Width in Bits 64 64 Module Voltage 1.5V 1.5V CAS Latencies Supported 6 8 9 6 8 9 Timings @ Max Frequency 9-9-9-24 9-9-9-24 Minimum Clock Cycle Time, tCK (ns) 1.500 1.500 Minimum CAS Latency Time, tAA (ns) 13.500 13.500 Minimum RAS to CAS Delay, tRCD (ns) 13.500 13.500 Minimum Row Precharge Time, tRP (ns) 13.500 13.500 Minimum Active to Precharge Time, tRAS (ns) 36.000 36.000 Minimum Row Active to Row Active Delay, tRRD (ns) 7.500 7.500 Minimum Auto-Refresh to Active/Auto-Refresh Time, tRC (ns) 50.625 50.625 Minimum Auto-Refresh to Active/Auto-Refresh Command Period, tRFC (ns) 110.000 110.000 DDR3 Specific SPD Attributes Write Recovery Time, tWR (ns) 15.000 15.000 Internal Write to Read Command Delay, tWTR (ns) 7.500 7.500 Internal Read to Precharge Command Delay, tRTP (ns) 7.500 7.500 Minimum Four Activate Window Delay, tFAW (ns) 37.500 37.500 RZQ / 6 Supported Yes Yes RZQ / 7 Supported Yes Yes DLL-Off Mode Supported Yes Yes Maximum Operating Temperature (C) 95 95 Refresh Rate at Extended Operating Temperature Range 1X 1X Auto-self Refresh Supported No No On-die Thermal Sensor Readout Supported No No Partial Array Self Refresh Supported Yes Yes Thermal Sensor Present No No Non-standard SDRAM Type Standard Monolithic Standard Monolithic Module Type UDIMM UDIMM Module Height (mm) 31 31 Module Thickness (front), (mm) 2 2 Module Thickness (back), (mm) 2 2 Module Width (mm) 133.5 133.5 Reference Raw Card Used Raw Card B Rev. 0 Raw Card B Rev. 0 DRAM Manufacture ID 0 0 # of DRAM Rows 0 0 # of Registers 0 0 Register Manufacturer Register Type Register Revision 0 0 XMP Attributes XMP Revision 1.2 1.2 Enthusiast / Certified Profile Module voltage 1.50V 1.50V Clock speed (Mhz) 800.00 800.00 Minimum clock cycle time, tCK (ns) 1.250 1.250 Supported CAS latencies 6 8 6 8 Minimum CAS latency time, tAA (ns) 10.000 10.000 Minimum RAS to CAS delay time, tRCD (ns) 10.000 10.000 Minimum row precharge time, tRP (ns) 10.000 10.000 Minimum active to precharge time, tRAS (ns) 30.000 30.000 Supported timing at highest clock speed 8-8-8-24 8-8-8-24 Minimum Row Active to Row Active Delay, tRRD (ns) 7.500 7.500 Minimum Active to Auto-Refresh Delay, tRC (ns) 50.625 50.625 Minimum Recovery Delay, tRFC (ns) 110.000 110.000 Minimum Write Recovery time, tWR (ns) 15.000 15.000 Minimum Write to Read CMD Delay, tWTR (ns) 7.500 7.500 Minimum Read to Pre-charge CMD Delay, tRTP (ns) 7.500 7.500 Minimum Four Activate Window Delay, tFAW (ns) 37.500 37.500 Maximum Average Periodic Refresh Interval, tREFI (us) 7.750 7.750 Write to Read CMD Turn-around Time Optimizations No adjustment No adjustment Read to Write CMD Turn-around Time Optimizations No adjustment No adjustment Back 2 Back CMD Turn-around Time Optimizations No adjustment No adjustment System CMD Rate Mode 2T 2T Attached Thumbnails   Share Share this post on Digg Technorati Twitter
Operating System Windows 7 Professional x64
DirectX Version 11
CPU Type and Speed Intel Core i-5 2400
CPU Cooling Coolermaster Hyper 212+
CPU Idle Temp 29c
Motherboard Chipset p67
Video Card Type and Speed GTX 550 t x2i 1010 mhz
Video Card Cooling air
Video Card Temperature 32c idle ~50c load
Video 3DMark Score P5209 3dmark11
Power Supply Unit (PSU) Corsair TX650W
Computer Monitor Acer 21.5 inch led
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Join Date Jun 2009 Posts 402 Blog Entries1 Re: BSOD problem IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (20+ daily) Hi and welcome

Virtually all of these were caused by memory corruption. Please run these two tests.

1. Run memtest.
In order to check your ram we going need to do a test, Please download an burn one of the following iso's on an disk.

When you burned the iso on an disk, please turn off your computer and put the cd in your computer. After a while you will see a black screen saying "Press any key to...". Press any key.

Now let the test run for 5-6 passes. Every time the program returns an error the memory is corrupted / bad or defect or the motherboard is bad / defect. If this occurs then please test every single ram stick individually. When you find a good one wich returns no errors then please test it in every single slot your computer has.

If you get no errors on all slots at all, then continue to step 2 of this post.

Step 2, Run the windows driver verifier.
Please read the following instructions carefully and execute them like i said.

First make an backup of your important data on your computer, and check if you have an second computer to contact us if the driver verifier goes wrong.

Then make an system restore point, You can do this by:

Open the Start menu

Open the Programs menu

Open the Accessories menu

Open the System Tools menu

Finally, start System Restore

Pick the option for setting a System Restore Point and click on the Next button

Fill in a name for the restore point so you can find it and click on the Create button

Click on the Close button when done

After you done all that please continue with the following steps. Please read them carefully

Click on your Start button (Windows Orb) and type "verifier" and hit enter
Select the option: "Create Custom Settings ..." and click Next.
Select the option: "Select Individual settings from full list" and click Next.
Select all options except for the option "Low Resource Simulation" and click Next
Select the option: "Select driver names from a list" and click on Next
Then select all drivers EXCEPT for the drivers provided by Microsoft and click next
Then click on finish.

After doing all this reboot your system and wait for it to go to bluescreen, after the BSOD continue to use your computer normally. If you know what causes the BSOD then repeat doing this. if your system doesnt crash then let it run for atleast 48 hours.

It is normal that your system crashes here, This is because windows is stressing out all Drivers on your system to be able to test them.

Please post back to us what the problem is, memory or drivers. So we can assist you futher. It would be helpfull to know what drivers it are. Most of the time windows reports this.

An old pc I have devoted to an audio function (Cakewalk Pyro) which runs soley on XP recently failed to boot up with an error message: "Disc Boot Failure, Insert System Disc and Press Enter" & "Non-System Disk or Disk error, press any key to conmtinue". I had retired this pc to this sole function since I had a suspicion the HD was soon to fail. I could not boot into wiondows and my recovery discs seemed to not work at this point.

I removed the HD and we tested it on a device my son has. We plugged it in to the device via IDE and power and then to a new pc of mine via USB. He uses the device to recover info from HDs. However, we could not see the HD so we have further evidence it has died (my guess).

Here is my pc:

Here is the motherboard:

And here is my question.

I need this software in my work so I want to revive my pc via my recovery discs if at all possible (I am just a pc novice). Can I get a new SATA HD even tho I suspect the motherboard SATA ports are SATA 1 ("Each connector supports 1 serial ATA-150 disk drive"). The dead HD was connected via IDE. Are these even available?

Also there are two SATA ports on my motherboard, one black and one white. Is ther a difference? Is the white faster?

Any help is much appreciated in advance! I use the software to compile CDs to Red Book specifications for CD duplication and it is only full featured in XP.

Robby K

Here is the problem. I'm an IT pro and I'm in the process of creating Windows 8 Pro (64-bit) images for my workplace using audit mode (i have done this countless times on windows 7). The problem is, the 'Change PC settings' button does NOT work when I click on it in audit mode. Nothing happens at all, the charms bar just slides away as it should, and then....nothing.

Heres what I'm doing:

1. Installing Windows 8 using our (MAK) dvd on my base image PC (Dell Optiplex 780). This is a CLEAN install on a wiped hard disk using verified installation media.
2. I Press Ctrl-SHift-F3 at the 'Personalize' screen to launch audit mode
3. The system logs in as it should with the built-in admin account

At this stage, Windows is not yet activated. The change PC settings button does not work.

I then:

4. Activate Windows 8 using the 'slui 3' command to input my volume product key. This activates OK.
5. I reboot to complete activation
6. I verify in system settings that windows IS activated.

The 'change pc settings' button still does not respond at this stage (nothing happens at all, no errors etc). And this is with ZERO changes to the PC.

Attempted Workarounds

For the record, I have tried countless things in a bid to fix this, including but not limited to:

* put the resolution to 1024x768 (as some forums recommended) - 'change PC settings' still not working.
* installing ALL available windows updates (before activation, after activation etc) - 'change PC settings' still not working.
* updated the PC bios and tried again - 'change PC settings' still not working.
* I have created new local accounts (admin and non admin) just to test it using the new accounts, and that doesnt work either.
* I have wiped the disk and attempted complete wipe and reinstalls countless times (and on 3 different models of PC), with the same result. 'change PC settings' still not working.
* tried countless possible fixes found in forums all over the web - none of which worked.

I have done all this and more, countless times, and in countless different orders to try and beat this thing, but to no avail.

Technical information:

When I try and click 'Change PC settings' the following is always recorded in Event Viewer:

"Event 5973, Apps

Activation of!mi failed with an error: This app failedto launch because of an issue with it's license. Please try again in a moment. See the Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI/Operation log for additional information."

This error is the same in event viewer before and after windows activation, and occurs on all instances of me clicking the 'change pc settings' button.

I have tried countless workarounds, but cannot go ahead creating an image without the functionality of 'change pc settings'. I have even called the Microsoft Automated line to provide my key and input the activation key they gave me to ensure activation was good - STILL didn't fix it.

I need to know how to fix this, as I know this feature SHOULD be enabled in audit mode. Is it something to do with the BIOS? or a local policy item that needs to be edited? I have searched for and tried lots of fixes but to no avail.

I even downloaded a different copy of Win 8 professional using MSDNAA with its own license key. I installed this, went to audit mode and the EXACT same thing happens - 'change pc settings' doesnt work. Even after activation - no 'change PC settings' doesnt work.

I've searched for days on this, and all i see is recommendations to refresh the system. Please know in advance, this is no use to me. I am doing complete re-installs from scratch and the problem persists.


1. This happens whether I am using the Volume license disk or the MSDNAA disk
2. This happens on different computer models and laptops (pre/post activation)
3. This happens on COMPLETELY clean installs. No modifications/additions made. The behavious starts on its first boot into the built-in admin profile, and continues after updates, activation, software installation, tweaks, attempted fixes etc.

If i actually run sysprep when in audit mode, and the PC restarts, goes through the oobe process and boots into (normal) windows, the 'change pc settings' WILL work! It just will NOT work in audit mode. Please help and address this issue asap, as I know for a fact I'm not the only one with it. Do I need to use a PC with a certain bios type to run audit mode? Is there a problem with activation in audit mode? Do you have to be activated to use the 'change pc settings' button? Who knows!

I would really appreciate any help with this, as it's really holding me back. I know this is a looonnng post, but I wanted to include as much information as possible to save time.

Thanks in advance.

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Disable AeroMake menu bars and window frames opaque instead of translucentDo not animate windows when minimizing and maximizingSlow the window animations when holding Shift keyDisable 3D Window SwitchingAdd context menu to activate Flip 3DTurn off Aero PeekTurn off Aero SnapTurn off Aero Shake
Under Visual Effects:
Hide window contents while draggingDo not drop shadows under icons on the desktopDo not use translucent selection rectangleShow Windows version in the desktop bottom right cornerSelect how you want the arrows displayed on shortcuts
Under Animation:
Do not allow window animationDo not use smooth scrolling for list boxesDo not animate drop-down listsSelect tooltip animation types
Do not use menu fading animation effectsHide shadows under menusHide underlined letters for keybaord navigation until ALT is pressedMenu animation effects optionsDelay before displaying submenus (in milliseconds!)Full font smoothing optionsExtended ClearType and Standard font smoothing options
Start Menu:
Hide "Log Off" from the Start MenuHide the "Run itemHide "Set Program Access And Defaults" ("Default Programs" in Vista)Hide the "Help and Support" itemHide the "All Programs" menuHide "Administrative Tools"Hide the list of frequently used programsHide the list of pinned programsHide the "See more results" link
Under Folder options determine whether to hide individual items, show them as a link, or show them as a menu easily

Do not highlight recently installed programsDo not show partially installed programs in grayDo not sort the "All Programs" menu by nameDisable the context menu and drag itemsDisable the "Start" button tooltipExpand menu when you hover the mouse pointer over an itemEnable small icons in the Start menu
Show notification areaDo not display tooltips in the notification areaDo not hide unused icons in the notification areaDo not display the network activity icon in the notification areaDo not display the sound settings icon in the notification areaDo not display the battery icon in the notifications areaAuto-hide taskbarDo not slide taskbar buttonsAllow moving or rearranging taskbar itemsGroup similar buttons: Do not group, Group when full, Always group and hide tagsButtons: Configure advanced settings for taskbar application buttons
Show hidden filesShow file extensionsuse Windows classic foldersDisplay checkboxes to help select multiple filesAlways show the menu bar in Windows ExplorerDisable file and folder pop-up descriptionsDisplay folder size in the folder tooltip
Disable thumbnail cache creationDo not display thumbnails in network foldersThumbnail quality - 0-100%Thumbnail size in pixelsShow address bar folder path autocompleteShow address bar folder path autosuggestShow address bar maximized as a drop-down listInclude variable "PATH" into search pathDisable automatic replacement of a blackslash to a forward slash
Context Menu:
Show "Open Command Prompt"Show "Send To"Show "Copy to Folder..."Show "Move to Folder..."Show "Run as administrator"Show "Take ownership"Show "Search..."
Restore open Explorer windows when you restartDisable CD burning functions in Windows ExplorerRun Desktop and Explorer tasks as seperate processesRun each Explorer window as a seperate processAutomatically restart the shell if a shell error occursDisable the option to search the Internet when you open a file with unknown extension
Explorer items:
Display encrypted and compressed files and folders in a different colorDrive letter is displayed after disk labelDrive letter is displayed before disk labelDrive letter is displayed before disk label for network driveDrive letter is not displayed!

Disable autorun for:
Removable drives (Floppy, flash-drive, etc)Non-removable drives (hard disk, etc)Optical disk drives (CD, DVD, etc)Temporary memory disk (RAM-disk)Network drivesUnknown drive types
Command Prompt:
Enable advanced modeEnable delayed expansion of environmental variablesEnable quick editingFile names autocomplete hotkeyFolder names autocomplete hotkey
System Security:
Disable User Acount ControlSet all UAC options including advanced options only found in registry
Privacy Policy:
Wipe page file on computer shutdownClear the "Recent documents" list on logoffDo not create the "Recent Documents" listDo not store your logon password on the diskDisable hidden sharesDisable user trackingEnable encrypt/decrypt options in ExplorerDisable Faster User Switching
For anonymous users:
Access is allowed with the default settingsTransfer of accounts and SAM names is prohibitedAccess is denied if permits are not specified
Windows Defender:
Disable Windows DefenderDisable heuristic scanningDisable archive scansDisable removable media scansDisable e-mail scansDisable real-time protectionDisable real-time protection promptsDisable downloads checkupDisable executable files checkupDisable definition updates through alternate download locationsCheck for new signatures before scheduled scansDo not log unknown detectionsDo not log known good detections
Startup and Shutdown:
Disable Windows startup soundDisable parsing AUTOEXEC.BATDisplay information about previous logons during user logonDisable Ctrl-Alt-Del before logonRun logon scripts simultaneouslyOptimize system files placement on the diskSpecify time to wait before running Check Disk (chkdsK) in seconds
Event Logging:
Do not log any eventsLog standard events onlyLog all startup and shutdown events
Legal Notice:
Write any legal notice you want during startup of Microsoft Windows
Automatic login:
Use autologin and set credentials, including username, password, and domain

OEM Info:

Configure Windows OEM attributes, such as the manufacturer's logo and support information that appears in the System Properties window.

This includes:
ManufacturerModelSupport URLWorking HoursPhone120x120 pixel logo
Application Start:
Disable "Program Compatibility Assistant"Disable "Program Compatibility Wizard"Disable running 16-bit applicationsRun 16-bit programs as a separate processAdd checkbox "Run in seperate memory space" for 16-bit applications
Error Handling:
Disable sound when errors occurAutomatic restart in case of a critical errorSend error reportsShow error notification in windowDon't save reports on your computerDon't send additional information in a reportDon't write error information into system log
If an error occurs:
Ask user consent to send a reportAutomatically include only basic information in the reportAutomatically include all but personal data in the reportAutomatically include all data in the report
Internet Explorer:

Disable visual-styled controls in Internet Explorer pagesDisable page transitionsDisable Clear Type fontsDisable smooth scrollingDisable autoamtic updatesAlways show menusDo not show extended error messagesDo not show the welcome text for new opened tabsDo not show warning messages when closing tabsDo not send bug reports via the InternetAlways ask before downloading filesPlace the menu above the address bar
Let Internet Explorer decide how pop-ups should openAlways open pop-ups in a new windowAlways open pop-ups in a new tab
Specify how Internet Explorer displays a web page when it's launched from another program:
Opens in a new windowOpens in a new tab in the current windowOpens in the current tab or window
Speed up web browsing in IE by using more concurrent Internet connectionsIncludes anywhere from 1-20 connections (Default is 4)
Default file download directoryHome PageCaption string that is displayed after the page title
Microsoft Office:
Do not track document editing timeBlock updates from the Office Update SiteDisable Customer Experience Improvement programDisable error reportingDisable logging Microsoft Office activityDisable Office DiagnosticsDisable clipboard dialog boxPrevent Office Help from resizing the application window
Microsoft Word:
Do not check spelling as you typeDo not check grammar as you typeDo not use background printingDo not auto-save background printingDo not auto-save documents in the backgroundDo not use translucent selectionDo not check if MS Word is the default HTML editor
Microsoft Excel:
Show Formula bar in Full ViewCache spreadsheetsCache PivotTable reportsUndo steps: Set from 0 to 100
Software tweaks (The ones we can see so far)

Disable file transferDisable loading language filesDisable publishing Skype status on the WebDisable Skype Public APIDisable checking for updatesDisable listening for TCP connectionsDisable UDP communications
Windows Media Player
Disable auto-updatesDisable automatic codec downloadsDisable Windows Media Digital Rights Management (DRM)Disable video smoothingDisable CD and DVD Media information retrievalDisable music file media information retrievalDisable media file sharingDisable script handling in media filesHide the "Privacy" tab in the settingsHide the "Security" tab in the settingsHide the "Network" tab in the settings
Adobe Reader:
Disable splash screenDisplay PDF in the browser windowDisable Purchase Acrobat item in the menu
Disable link prefetchingDo not reduce memory when minimizedDo not download favorite icons (favicons)Disable blinking elementsForce frames to be reesizableUse old style for opening tabsShow all images / Block all images / Load images from the requird site only and block images from othersClose Tab Button full range of optionsHow long Firefox waits for the web page data before it displays the page (From 0 to 1 sec)
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Default Receive WindowDefault Send WindowLarge Buffer SizeMedium Buffer SizeNon Blocking Send Special bufferingSmall Buffer SizeTransmit Worker
Request Buffer SizeUse Raw ReadUse Raw WriteUse Write Raw Data
Dns Cache:
Adapter Timeout TimeHash Table Bucket SizeHash Table SizeMax Entry TTL LimitMax SOA Entry TTL LimitNegative SOA TimeNegative TimeNet Failure Time
Internet Explorer:
DNS Cache EnabledDNS Cache TimeoutKeepAlive TimeoutMax Connections Per 1_0 ServerMax Connections Per ServerReceive TimeoutServer Info TimeoutSocket Receive Buffer LengthSocket Send Buffer LengthTCP Autotuning
Disable IPv6DNS Cache EntriesDNS Cache ExpirationHTTP Connect TimeoutKeepAlive TimeoutMax ConnectionsMax Connections Per ServerMax Persistent Connections Per ServerMax Persistent Connections Per ProxyPipeliningPipelining Max RequestsPrefetch NextProxy PipeliningUse KeepAliveUsing Proxy KeepAlive
(Auto-optimization is based on Over 1Mbps / 1Mbps or lower (default that Windows assumes) / or 128kbps or lower)

The built-in System Advisor determines (THESE ARE JUST SOME):
Can the Internet connection be optimized?Is the registry fragmented?Can Windows shutdown be sped up?Can incorrect drivers be updated? (It updates them in Auslogics Device Manager)
Quick Tasks allow you to:
Erase browser historyErase Windows historyCleanupt emporary filesOptimize memory
Privacy allows you to shred files and wippe entire disks.

Let's check that one again:
Disk MaintenanceFree Up SpaceRemove DuplicatesExplore diskDisk cleanupDisk defragmentDisk repairSoftware ControlSystem TweaksService OptimizationDisaster RecoveryFile RecoveryRescue CenterRegistry MaintenanceRegistry RepairRegistry DefragmentSystem StatusSystem InformationSystem TasksSystem ServicesLocked FilesComputer PrivacyErase Computer HistoryShred FilesWipe disksSpeed Up InternetInternet OptimizationMemory Optimization
It is quite probable that Auslogics BoostSpeed is the best program on the market for system repair and optimization EVER. Even if you don't know how to use the options listed above, that is why this program is great. It really DOES it for you. It really does repair your registry, with money behind it that went into big time research and development.

Their previous freeware products have been used regularly by IT professionals, but this product includes absolutely everything. There is nothing missing in this program, and updates are absolutely frequent. It is the one application I would recommend to every member of without hesitation. Even if you do not know what these settings mean, this program will optimize and repair your system without any doubt. Today, there are so many programs that "claim" to do this and do that. When we saw Auslogics offering a commercial solution I had to start offering it on my website after I saw what it could do. I had to make a video about it. I had to find a way to provide a discount to members.

I have recommended it to my mother, my grandparents, and I will bring it up to a client I am currently working with tomorrow who is asking for Windows XP. This is the program that you need to automatically manage your system and keep it up-to-date, speedy, and performing in top condition.

Windows 7 Forums Rating: 10/10 Stars

Don't take my word for it. CNET gave them 5/5 stars too!

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