CCLeaner is not going to help a system that has 280 programs installed that also has 98 processes that need to be started with Windows (that is, 98 processes after startup is complete).
There are 2 ways that you can save this Hewlett Packard system:
- Spend countless hours, days, or even weeks sifting through 280 programs and uninstalling at least 220 to 230 of them (or more) and also reducing the number of those processes down to at least 50 to 60 from the number you gave me of 98.
- Or you can just format, start over and be done in just a few hours.
Of course, I do realize that preparing
for formatting and starting over will take longer than just a couple of hours, but the total time spent between preparing and then formatting & starting over will be significantly less than trying to "fix" this system. Plus, the work will be easier.
You have two hard drives, you have Overclock.net to lean on, and you already have a few of us who want to help. You also have me, and I have had a two-drive setup ever since about 1997. The only reason why I have two drives is so that I can format, start over, and be back up and running very easily without losing anything whatsoever.
With two hard drives, you have the ability to easily format, start over, and be back up and running very easily without losing anything. To start with, make some new folders on your secondary hard drive (which I am assuming is the Western Digital) for the purpose of being the location where you put everything you want to keep. After this, find and identify all of the files and data that you do not want to lose from the C:\ drive and cut/paste 100% of them into these new folders that you made (which need to be on the secondary hard drive, which I am assuming is your D:\ drive).
Once you believe you are finished putting everything you do not want to lose onto your D:\ drive, you can then safely format and start over.
In addition to simply cutting and pasting (moving) files and data, I also recommend making screenshots to save anything that can't
be cut/pasted. I'm talking about certain program settings and possibly even program appearances
. If you know you will want to remember the way something looked or the way something was set up, then take a screenshot.
The whole idea here is to make getting back up and running as easy as possible. Getting back up and running should be so easy that it feels like you don't even have to think about it. I even recommend making Notepad or Wordpad documents that contain instructions you can follow to make setting everything back up even easier!
I also recommend taking advantage of Windows Easy Transfer. However, don't just allow it to transfer every single thing that it finds without looking at it first (don't blindly trust it). If you use Windows Easy Transfer, then click the "Customize" link when you see this
. It will enable you to make it save only what you want it to save and nothing else!