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General Questions
Q01: What is PC Booster?
Q02: Is PC Booster compatible with my Windows version?
Q03: Is PC Booster compatible with Windows XP?
Q04: Does PC Booster run on Macintosh?
Q05: What benefits will I get from PC Booster?
Q06: I am worried that PC Booster will stuff up my Windows settings.
Q07: I am experiencing problems shutting down my computer.
Q08: I have changed some values for MTU, memory cache size, stack size, etc, but they always show as zero.
Q09: I think I have downloaded PC Booster, but I can't find it. Where is it?
Q10: I have run AutoTune and also tried Manual Tweaks. However I do not feel comfortable or wish to go back to my previous settings. What should I do?
Q11: I have run PC Booster succesfully once; now it does not run again / When I double click on the PC Booster icon (desktop), the program does not start / PC Booster does not seem to be running.
What should I do?
 

Issue fixed in Version 3
Q12: The text is being cut off from the screen / The font is too big. What should I do?
Issue fixed in Version 3
Q13: My problem/question is not addressed in this FAQ, what do I do?
 

 

General Questions

Q01: What is PC Booster?
PC Booster is a Windows Optimizer, Accelerator program. It has a unique feature compared to other Windows Accelerator programs in that it offers a tune up function that finds what could be improved upon in your computer.
However, if you like do-it-yourself style, PC Booster also offers many tweaks you can adjust to customize Windows yourself.

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Q02: Is PC Booster compatible with my Windows version?
PC Booster run s on Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/NT 4.x/2000/XP.
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Q03: Is PC Booster compatible with Windows XP?
Yes.

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Q04: Does PC Booster run on Macintosh?
PC Booster does not run on Macintosh.
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Q05: What benefits will I get from PC Booster?
The benefits differs for each computer. This is because each computer are setup differently both in hardware and software installations. But due to the many available tweaks that can be applied to most computers, some improvement will be gained whether in data seeking, memory management, CD accessing speed and/or other visual enhancements.
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Q06: I am worried that PC Booster will stuff up my Windows settings.
PC Booster has a safe fall-back feature. It does a backup of your current system configurations before allowing you to change anything. So if you are not happy with the tune up results or tweaks that you have altered youself, you can always select the restore function and everything will be back to normal.
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Q07: I am experiencing problems shutting down my computer.
This is due to the fast shut down option under the 'shut down' section in the manual tweaks.
The cause is due to some computer hardware compatibility that is not able to handle the fast shutdown and will treat it as if it is restarting.
To remedy, click on the manual tweak icon, go to the shutdown section. Uncheck the item fast shutdown.

NOTE: This is not a bug with PC Booster but is part of a feature for Windows. Windows disable fast shutdown on default installations but we allow it for selection to get reduced shutdown time.
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Q08: I have changed some values for MTU, memory cache size, stack size, etc, but they always show as zero?
Some settings don't show up after being entered such as cd speed, mtu, ttl settings, etc. this is design by default but rest assured that when you press optimize the changes are applied to the registry. This design is to avoid competitors from finding out the values.
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Q09: I think I have downloaded PC Booster, but I can't find it. Where is it?
After you have downloaded the program, locate the folder where you saved the file. Once located, double click on the file to begin installation. 

If you could not remember or can not locate the folder where you saved the installation file: 

  1. Click on the Start Button 
  2. Select Search and enter in pcb20.exe
  3. The search wizard will return the result of the search,
  4. Double click on the search results and you will then be able to locate the folder and begin installation of PC Booster.

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Q10: I have run AutoTune and also tried Manual Tweaks. However I do not feel comfortable or wish to go back to my previous settings. What should I do?
We recommend that you restore to the previous backup settings. This can be done via:

  1. Double click on the PC Booster icon to bring up the main program
  2. Click on File
  3. Choose Restore Backup Your previous settings would be restored now.

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Q11: I have run PC Booster succesfully once; now it does not run again / When I double click on the PC Booster desktop or Start menu icon, the program does not start / PC Booster does not seem to be running. What should I do?
Please follow the following steps to get PC Booster running correctly again on your machine:

  1. If you are using Windows XP/2000 log on to your system with an Administrator account
  2. After you have logged on, press Ctrl + Alt + Del
  3. Select Task Manager. Click on Processes
  4. Verify that PC Booster.exe is indeed running amongst the list of programs there
  5. Click on PC Booster.exe and select End Process
  6. Double click on the desktop icon again. PC Booster should run fine now

After you have double clicked on the PC Booster desktop or Start menu icon, access and use PC Booster by right clicking on the system tray icon. Select Show Main Program.

Issue fixed in Version 3

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Q12: The text is being cut off from the screen / The font is too big. What should I do?
The oversized text is because you have set some of the Windows font size to a bigger size, currently PC Booster is not able to enlarge so the text will cover some of the buttons or get chopped off.

One solution is to reduce the Windows Font size which should make the text fit into the window properly.

The exact way to solve this step would be:

  1. Click on Start
  2. Select Settings
  3. Click Control Panel
  4. Double click on Display
  5. Click on the Settings tab
  6. Click on the Advanced button
  7. A new pop up dialog will be displayed. You should see the option for General.
  8. Under Display you can select Font Size. Select "Small Fonts" (96 DPI). Click "OK". You can now read all the text in PC Booster.
Issue fixed in Version 3

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Q13: My problem/question is not addressed in this FAQ, what do I do?
You can send your queries to us at the PC Booster Customer Support Center.
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