On October 28 I posted that System Mechanic 9.0.x was hanging with Windows 7.
I also reported that to iolo. Those of you who have System Mechanic may have noticed that we have had an eerie hiatus from SM updates for a few days. It was spooky. Not seeing any new updates.
Yesterday there finally was an update.
So I ran a FULL scan cum system analysis. SM said I had 5 problems … one of them a DISK PROBLEM.
Brand new Western Digital best-of-breed 750GB drives.
Didn’t trust SM. So didn’t tell it to fix it.
Ran Windows 7 disk test tool. Said both disks were OK.
Ran SM again. SAME error.
Told it to check the disk … but NOT to fix it.
Took … like 3 hours to do that.
Then told me that I sure had an error.
It could only be fixed after a restart … the C: drive being my system disk.
So said OK.
SM then invoked Windows 7 disk tool … in deep scan mode.
It ran for 3 hours and then said disk was FINE.
So System Mechanic was wrong.
This is screwy. I have been using SM since ~2001 starting with SM 6. I have 3 paid licenses and have it on 2 XP machines. Never had an issue with XP.
I will NOT use it again on Windows 7, though I know I have registry errors.
This is getting scary.