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by packermike754 / May 29, 2015 3:21 AM PDT

Hello-
I have system mechanic installed and works great. However, for some reason the dashboard/meter icon that is normally in the upper right hand corner of my desk top disappeared. I can't seem to figure out how to get it back on. I can go to the system mechanic and log on, but takes time and I miss just seeing the dashboard/meter on my screen to let me know the status of my computer.
Please need help with this
Thank you
packermike

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Mods here don't suggest such apps.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 29, 2015 3:24 AM PDT
In reply to: system mechanic

These usually create more problems than they solve. Also, folk find support very hard to come by.

I'd uninstall it.
Bob

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Most folk here
by itsdigger / May 29, 2015 3:26 AM PDT
In reply to: system mechanic

won't use System Mechanic .
Suggest you ask them for support .

Digger

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its a gadget
by renegade600 / May 29, 2015 4:57 AM PDT
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you did not mention the os you are running but try the following

1. Right-click on the Windows Sidebar.
2. From the menu that displays, select Gadgets (or Add Gadgets) to open the Windows Desktop Gadgets area.
3. Right-click on the iolo PC Status gadget and select Add from the menu. The gadget will display on your desktop.


I am with the others when it comes to system mechanic and other similar utilities.

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system mechanic help
by packermike754 / May 29, 2015 11:00 AM PDT
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Ok, thanks for your help! So system mechanic is not good? I know Dell pushes it. I notice it never finds viruses.
Mike

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the thing is...
by renegade600 / May 29, 2015 11:11 AM PDT
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the first time you run system mechanics it will seem like your computer is running faster - and it most likely is. Not because it fixed your registry but because it got rid of the temporary files on your computer. Windows can do that with its own disk cleanup utility.

The registry utility may have fixed a few lines in your registry but whats a few lines among hundreds, if not thousands. It will not affect your computers speed. If your computer is having problems, paths to the registry could be temporary broken. However if you run a registry utility, it could see that broken path as not needed, thus making things worse. anyway that is just a couple of reason why using registry utilities is not recommended. for more info see the following

http://www.howtogeek.com/171633/why-using-a-registry-cleaner-wont-speed-up-your-pc-or-fix-crashes/

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Get rid.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / May 29, 2015 11:12 AM PDT
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There's no need for this type of software. Programmes like these cause so many problems.
Dafydd.

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