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Windows 7: Device Manager and Administrative Tools do not open


14 May 2012   #61

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
they are downloaded to the location specified by your browser.

Many programs use the %temp% folder as a working location.

You can use CCleaner to cleanup behind you. Link in my signature.

you can use Cleanmgr.exe to cleanup.

you can clean the %temp% folder yourself.

WIN | type %temp%| ENTER | CTRL + A keycombo | CTRL + D key combo |
empty your recycle bin (right-click on the Recycle bin icon and choose Empty Recycle Bin

you can use Temp File Cleaner from Old Timer:
TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer - Geeks to Go Forums

Of course, you can uninstall programs that you do not use.

I cleared the temp folders and ran CCleaner too but it cleared around 60mb of space.

It wasnt actually a browser download. I know where the Mssstool64 *700kb* files are.

Am referring to this part
"Run the downloaded program--mssstool64.exe or mssstool32.exe
NEXT button
.
The install program will format the usb stick using the NTFS format.
The install program will download about 210 mB."

I noticed my HDD space dropping by a 100 odd MB each time i restarted mssstool steps.

For example if the download stopped at 180mb/207mb, i had to do it all over again. Over many such attempts, this added up to over a GB of space lost.
So am trying to figure where these files get saved since mssstool does not show the download location when its setting up your USB. I know the final 210mb finally show up in your USB but probably all attempts are getting saved elsewhere too on my C drive?


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14 May 2012   #62

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I have no earthly idea what you have done.

What I do know is that WDO doesn't clutter up your hard drive.
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14 May 2012   #63

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
I have no earthly idea what you have done.

What I do know is that WDO doesn't clutter up your hard drive.

lol ok

not a problem since anyways ill be going for a fresh install in a few weeks.

thanks for all your help
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14 May 2012   #64

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Glad to be of assistance.
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17 Jul 2013   #65

Window7 32 professioal
 
 
Device Manager and Administrative Tools do not open

HI,
Iam try to download a file link : CHEMDRAW FREE DOWNLOAD FULL VERSION — Totally Free Download.
this prompted a message of "the path path is not accessed " with a alter in virus scan.
Then Desktop stoped recognizing my USB, then device manager is not showing access, neither the cmd as administrator. this resulted in a lot more chaos in system.
configuration of systems is Windows &, Professional .
Can any help
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17 Jul 2013   #66
Microsoft MVP

 

It's possible using an obscure 3rd party download site allowed spyware to infect your PC, which you need to be on guard against even with major download hosts on freeware: watch every screen like a hawk, read every word to make sure nothing is being snuck in.

What I would do is System Restore to before you installed the download, and use the author's host site to download the free trial version here: http://scistore.cambridgesoft.com/ScistoreProductPage.aspx?ItemID=6682. Use the red Get Free Trial button.
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18 Jul 2013   #67

Window7 32 professioal
 
 

Hi gregrocker,
Thanks for the reply.My Problem is how to repair my system?
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18 Jul 2013   #68
Microsoft MVP

 

I just suggested to System Restore to before the problem began. Did you try that?
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18 Jul 2013   #69

Window7 32 professioal
 
 

I have tried it. I MY systems is working Now..
Thanks a lot!!
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