Tag Archives: Microsoft Windows

Disk drives not listed in Disk Defragmenter Schedule

Another day and another problem fixing. This time, there were disk drives missing in the Windows 7 Disk Defragmenter Schedule menu. Drives were listed in main Disk Defragmenter window but not in the schedule option.

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I was trying to solve this, Googling around and couldn’t find the solution. Then I was testing something else and they magically appeared. And the only thing I was doing last was running Windows Experience Index utility (the one that benchmarks various system components and gives you performance index). That is the solution for this bizarre problem. How on Earth would anyone find out you have to run WEI to list the drives!?

SOLUTION (for Windows 7, similar for Vista):
– open Control Panel
– select System and Security category
– under System category click “Check the Windows Experience Index”
– click “Re-run the assessment” (bottom right corner)

Wait a minute or two for tests to complete and check the Disk Defragmenter Schedule menu again. The drives should be listed again.

Clear all Event Viewer logs in one go

Ever wanted to clear all Event Viewer logs in one go but you just couldn’t be bothered by doing each and every by hand? I’ve found a cool batch that does exactly that. I don’t exactly remember where I’ve seen it, but since I don’t know, I won’t take any credit for it except for turning it into a ready to use BAT file. Make sure you run it by right clicking it and selecting Run as Administrator on Windows Vista and Windows 7.

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RtkNGUI64.exe process consuming lots of CPU fix

If you happen to use a PC or laptop with Realtek driver and you’re “all of a sudden” getting massive CPU usage on process RtkNGUI64.exe, I have a solution for that. The reason for this problem is in registry entry related to SRS Labs which apparently supply certain audio enhancement solution to Realtek.
Deleting this registry entry results in massive CPU usage by the RtkNGUI64.exe process. The problem happens even faster if you use registry cleaners because the registry entry is in fact empty and most registry cleaners treat it as useless (empty) and delete it.

Solution was found by the user “cheshirecat179” on DELL Forums. I’ve just compiled the solution into a registry file that you just have to run by double clicking it (to import registry key into your registry) and then reboot your system. RtkNGUI64.exe should not be using any CPU after reboot.

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Security Center Reset tool

Security Center Reset is a handy tool that gives you ability to easily reset Windows XP/Vista Security Center monitoring status.

Ever happened that Security Center was still reporting your former antivirus/firewall as installed but disabled, even though you already uninstalled it long ago?
No more from now on with Security Center Reset!

Just uninstall ALL antiviruses and firewalls (excluding Windows XP/Vista Firewall of course) and run this tool.
It will automatically reset the monitoring status of Security Center.
After this this is done, you can install back your latest favorite antivirus or firewall software that will be properly re-detected in Security Center as you install it.