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A Free Dll. Clean-up Tool ?


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#1 digitmann

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 12:52 PM

Is there a free driver/ dll/ all that other extra crap clean up/find new updated stuff program out there? Have no XP cd.When I restored from the D-partition I spent the day updating all that I could find updates for. However, when I ran a trial clean-up tool it found all kinds of issues and found I am missing a bunch of dll's. I am a bit apprehensive about many of them and well... I guess I would rather not spend hours on the phone with some tech from another country who is just gonna tick me off, In the end finding myself back at square 1. :thumbsup: Thanks

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 01:26 PM

Replacing .Dll files would require SFC/scannow with an XP CD. If you're missing that many, it would suggest a faulty re-install. You sais you recovered from a partition. What is the make and model?

Edited by garmanma, 25 April 2008 - 01:26 PM.

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 01:53 PM

OH YES! The first one was very Faulty, the second seemed ok, except I lost some of the basic package programs. So, yes it was faulty too. I have an HP media center pc m370n : Pent-4 2.80Ghz dual w/2G-Ram on XP media w/srvc pck 2 updated to date.

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 03:25 PM

Your post is a little unclear to me. What program did you run that told you that you need to clean things up?

Also if you are looking for drivers say for your video card http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System...n-Devices.shtml does a great job at locating the device drivers.

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 04:11 PM

If you contact HP and give the model, serial and or service tag number, they will send you a set of recovery disks for a nominal fee (about $20.) It's possible your recovery partition is damaged
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Posted 25 April 2008 - 08:15 PM

Samsbc12, one of the progs. I ran was "Optimise2" from PC-Pitstop. The other, I'm afraid I don't rem. I will check Softpedia though since part of the issue I have is for my card readers. Thanks! Another issue is/was a bios update. Tricky stuff, and I made a mistake updating one of those a few years back. :thumbsup:
Garmanma, Thank you. I was not aware it would cost so little for the recovery set. I intend on doing that (now) also.
However, I would still like to know if there are any free-ware progs. for finding what issues my comp has and that help repair broken sys/sub-sys links or missing .dlls or just basic computer hick-ups etc.

Edited by digitmann, 26 April 2008 - 07:36 AM.





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