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C:/Documents and Settings/Uses(My Username)/Local Settings/Temp/browserview-1d31630.h

Q: C:/Documents and Settings/Uses(My Username)/Local Settings/Temp/browserview-1d31630.h

C:/Documents and Settings/Uses(My Username)/Local Settings/Temp/browserview-1d31630.htm

This file, and all the files with the name 'browserview-xxxxxx(number).htm are needed, mine got corrupted and I accidentally deleted them.

Can someone post these files?

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Preferred Solution: C:/Documents and Settings/Uses(My Username)/Local Settings/Temp/browserview-1d31630.h

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A: C:/Documents and Settings/Uses(My Username)/Local Settings/Temp/browserview-1d31630.h

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I Need Help!
I was wondering if it is a issue to delete files in "Documents and Settings\Username\Local Settings\Temp". I am really looking if it is safe to delete the "Documents and Settings\Kenny Hartwick\Local Settings\Temp" files.

Thanks!

A:Should I Delete "Documents and Settings\Username/Local Settings\Temp"

I don't know who Kenny Hartwick is, but deleting temp files is NOT a problem. Just get his permission, willya.

:)

edit: if you click Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disk Cleanup you'll run a nice little routine that lets you select those, among other, files to remove as well as a file compactor for rarely used files.

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i cant get rid of the files in C:\Documents and Settings\owner\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5....NOTHING ive tried has worked....any information on how i can get rid of them would be GREAT!!
 

A:C:\Documents and Settings\owner\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Internet Files\Content.

Hi Welcome to TSG!!

If you log on as administrator you should be able to delete everything in the C:\Documents and Settings\owner\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 folder.

If you sign in as "owner" you should be able to remove everything except index.dat if you close all of your browser windows.
 

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question... i seem to have a bunch of crap in this folder that always brings the trojan in and hides it with files that have come from popups... can i delete everything in this folder and not cause problems for my computer
 

A:C:\Documents and Settings\-------\Local Settings\Temp

Hi futrade

Yes, you can delete everything in the Temp folder.

The best time to empty the Temp folder is right after a reboot, some programs place files in the Temp folder and will deny the deletion since the file is currently being used.

If you want, you can send the items to the Recycle Bin for a few days, if something seems to be running differently after emptying the Temp folder, you can restore the items from the Recycle Bin.

If any of the files in the Temp folder is a virus or trojan, obviously, you would not to keep those hanging around, so run a couple virus scans, links below.
________________________________________________________________

To help clean up your system:
Run an online Anti-Virus scan from at least one and preferably 2 of the following sites

Trendmicro HouseCall
PandaActiveScan
SymantecSecurityScan
RavAntiVirusScanOnline
Allow them to clean/delete any spyware/malware or viruses/trojans they may find.
Make a note of any files flagged that were unable to be cleaned or deleted.

Download, Install and check each of the following Spyware tools for updates:
(If you already have the following, please make sure it is the latest version and has been updated)
Ad-Aware SE 1.06:
Click on Full System Scan and deselect Search for negligible risk entries. Have Ad-Aware SE remove what it finds.
Spybot-S&D 1.4:
Have it fix what it finds marked in Red.
Spyware Blaster 3.4:
Click on Updates > Check for Updates Switch to Protection
Under Quick Tasks click ... Read more

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Spyware Terminator brought this up about a week ago, & i removed it, & it has found it again today.

"Threat Files
<Trojan.Tempi> : C:\Documents and Settings\Allan\Local Settings\Temp\41.tmp"

My computer does seems like it's been running a little bit slower overall over the last few weeks, especially loading some particular programs such as Outlook & Firefox (2.0.016). Firefox seems to be running/browse loading a little slower than usual in the last few weeks, but i'm not sure as my ISP had been running a little bit crapily of late.

My HijackThis log file reads:

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O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG8_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PhotoShow Deluxe Media Manager] C:\PROGRA~1\Ahead\NEROPH~2\data\xtras\mssysmgr.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: GA311 Smart Wizard Utility.lnk = C:\Program Files\NETGEAR GA311 Adapter\GA311.exe
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
O8 - Extra context menu item: Crawler Search - tbr:iemenu
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuit... Read more

A:Re: Trojan file: "C:\Documents and Settings\Allan\Local Settings\Temp\41.tmp"

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!
Download: ResetProtocolDefaults.reg
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/ResetProtocolDefaults.reg

Locate "ResetProtocolDefaults.reg"
Right-click and select: Merge (Ok the prompt)

Post your log again and this time post the entire log please.
 

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This has been bugging me for a while it pops up whenever I start the computer. I don't know to much about how to do things so please have some patients with me. If you can help me than I might just love you forever.

A:Error loading C:\Documents and Settings\ Network Service\ Local Settings\ Application Data\ hrcopul.dll

Have you run any scans for infections? I Googled hrcopul.dll, and everything that I found points to a infection.

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Hello, I was downloading something and when I thought it was finished downloading and this screen pops up.

"C:\Documents & Settings\Sherry\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\GRG7AN8J\arizup2(1).pdf"
"This action is only valid for products that are currently installed.
<OK> box

I see that this is a .pdf file and i'm not sure how to open these. Can someone give me some really really easy details on how to fix or open [download] this problem.

Thanks
 

A:C:\Documents & Settings\Dave\Local Settings....help!

Install adobe acrobat reader
 

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Just having Norton reporting Trojan.ByteVerify on my computer where the source was newly installed Sun Java zip-file in above folder (..\Sun\Java\ and so on), I discover a lot of simular folders the same place.

\Programdata\Sun\Java\...
\Programdata\ACD Systems
\Programdata\Adobe
\Programdata\Ahead
\Programdata\ArcSoft
\Programdata\Ati
\Programdata\GlobalSCAPE
\Programdata\Help
\Programdata\Identities
\Programdata\Inter Trust
\Programdata\Lavasoft
\Programdata\Leadertech
\Programdata\Macromedia
\Programdata\Microsoft
\Programdata\Mozilla
\programdata\MSN6
\Programdata\PurgeFox
\Programdata\PurgeIE
\Programdata\Symantec
\Programdata\VERITAS
\Programdata\Webroot

I can identify most of these, but a few is not known programs on my computer (Inter Trust and Leadertech). Furthermore I have a lot of other programs on my computer which NOT have files in this place. Some of the above mentioned foldes contains none files and some a couple (ie Microsoft).

The programs of course you find elsewhere - under \programs\.

Can I delete the above "crap" - at least the folders with no content ?

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Hi all, im sorting in out this computer was full of viruses even messed with the userinit.exe file so i couldnt log on thats sorted but i cant seem to stop C:\Documents and Settings\Username from openning at start up any suggestions ?


log from HijackThis


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:36:52, on 22/01/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaantmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Nero BackItUp 4\NBService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\Pr... Read more

A:[SOLVED] C:\Documents and Settings\Username opens on startup

Solved I Removed one that said Polices so on so forth and was named q793okc something looked dodgey i removed it and all is good thanks for looking anyway

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Hi,

First time posting.

I ran combofix.exe a few weeks ago before I knew of the help available via these forums. When I ran the program the following files were detected and deleted:

c:\documents and settings\<username>\Application Data\inst.exe
c:\windows\system32\Ijl11.dll

I do nightly scans using AVG Free 8.5 and Spybot Search and Destroy (both up-to-date). Nothing was detected in either scan last night.

I ran combofix.exe again tonight and the following was detected and deleted:

c:\documents and settings\<username>\Application Data\inst.exe

Now that I realized there is a lot of help available on these forums, I'm here looking for some guidance.

I do have a combofix log file that was produced after the second combofix scan and I'd be more than happy to post it here, but I will wait for further instruction first.

My main concern is why inst.exe is showing up a second time.

Thank-you for any help you can provide.

A:inst.exe found in c:\documents and settings\<username>\Application Data\

I also ran a Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Quick Scan after the combofix completed.

No infections were detected.

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i found a lot weird files in my D:\Documents and Settings\wing\Local Settings\Temp
and i want to know can i delete all of this weird files?

 

A:Local Settings\Temp ??

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When I was defragmenting my hard drive, I noticed that the folder: {C:\Documents and Settings\...me...\Local Settings\Temp} had a lot of copies of my old files. Some of these files I recognized and were old and huge files so I deleted them.

There still are several small files and folders in this temp directory. I don't know how important they are or if windows xp automatically deletes them. Most of the files appear to be setup files and most of the folders have nothing in them. So my question is:
-IS IT SAFE FOR ME TO MANUALLY CLEAR THE CONTENTS OF THIS FOLDER? ~in general, and in this particular case

-thanks in advance
inane5
 

A:\Local Settings\Temp

If memory serves, this is the default temp directory used by the system for your user activity. You should be able to delete anything in there with impunity - unless it is in current use of course.
 

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How do you move/change the main TEMP directory from C drive to D drive which is a larger drive? C:\Documents and Settings\[profile name]\Local Settings\Temp

I am running out of space on C drive and Nero uses the TEMP directory to make DVDs and it is uses LOTS and LOTS of space which I don't have. I reinstalled Nero and did not see a question about where I would like Nero to work.

Can you even MOVE or CHANGE C:\Documents and Settings\[profile name]\Local Settings\Temp to another drive please?

A:How move C:\Documents and Settings\~\Temp

Hi zmartha, the problem here is many of your programs may be set to use the default location for dumping temp files and may no longer work once you change the location. Depending on which version of Nero you're using, you should be able to change the temp folder to somewhere else in the settings.

If you can't find the setting, try backing up your system them boot into Safe Mode, create a temp folder on your preferred drive then edit the path variable. To do that, right click your My Computer icon and select Properties then the Advanced tab. Select the Environment Variable button and under the variable section, edit the location. Boot back into normal mode and monitor how things go.

Post back if you have any further questions.

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Help! I would really really appreciate it if someone can help me even just explaining to me this error I keep getting recently...Whenever I get this error the pc will restart then will create a log report saying it has recovered from a serious problem. and its always this problem in Temp folder:

C:\Documents and Settings\EllenCurl\Local Settings\Temp\wer5c2b.dir00\mini033010-03.dmp (sometimes its -04) and

C:\Documents and Settings\EllenCurl\Local Settings\Temp\wer5c2b.dir00\sysdata.xml

it doesn't happen when using a particular program, whether using the internet or a program like sims 2 it will restart and log this problem. sometimes it does this restarting a couple of times a day and I don't know if its harming the PC and I don't know what to do or what this error is all about. Our operating system is Windows xp service pack 2

Hope someone can help

Thanks

A:Pls Help!!! Error on C:\ document\ local settings\TEMP\

Hi,and welcome to BleepingComputerIt's impossible to know whats wrong when we don't see whats inside the logs.Could you please copy the content in the file and post it?You can read more about those dumps here:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315263/BarillaBTW, you should consider to update you operating system with service pack 3

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I would like to know if there is any risk in deleting all of the temp files in C/Document and Settings/ User/Local Settings/ Temp. I found this forum doing a Google search on this and came up with some posts from 2005. I would like some current advice please.
Thanks in advance...

A:Deleting Local settings/temp files

It is safe to delete them. I have never heard of anyone experiencing problems when deleteing TEMP files, that doesn't mean that it is 100% safe.

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I have notice around 9 files in my Document and Settings - Local Settings - Temp folder, that are sized at: 144kb, 800kb, 2.6kb; that I cannot delete without the prompt "Cannot delete file being used by another person or computer.

I cannot delete these files in Safe mode either.

Are these files viruses or are they files of legit programs on my computer.
Also, If I don't delete them at some time or other they will start to increase in size and slow down my computer.

Please help.
zeus709

A:Temp files in Local Settings folder

I, paranoid soul that I am, would be very concerned about this...

in my case it would be very easy to delete this stuff as I have a dual boot system and can remotely access such things (one of the reasons I have a dual boot system)...

download tcpview here and run it while not actively using the internet (e.g. no browser, no filesharing apps, etc)...if you notice any established connections you indeed have a problem...

you should also perhaps run HiJack this and see if anything is odd...

for hard core deletion try DelinvFile - Utility for Deleting Invalid Files and Folders

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I am running Small Business Server 2003. The folder C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp is over 800MB in size. I want to clean it out to create some space on my C drive.

Can I delete the contents of this folder? Are any of these files needed long term by Windows? How did it get so big?

Thanks
 

A:Administrator\Local Settings\Temp folder question

Delete it.
 

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I hate to ask such a basic question here but I couldn't find an answer in your tutorials. I was running CCleaner and it said I had 467MB of files to be removed but when I ran it it only removed about 12MB. I looked at the file details and most of them are in documents and settings\administrator\local settings\temp. CCleaner just calls them system-temporary files until I look at details. Since these are hidden files is CCleaner not deleting them because it is unsafe to do so or does it have a problem? Can I safely delete another way or do they even need to be deleted? A lot of the files are Internet Explorer files. I run CCleaner a lot but don't ever remember it deleting such a small fraction of the files it says need to be. thanks as usual

A:deleting local settings\temp files, Ccleaner

Dave, if you have administrator rights, don't have multiple accounts on the computer, and have unchecked the." wait 24 hours to delete", under the options/ advanced tab, I would go to the Ccleaner forum. If you click on the the "Pear" in the upper right corner of the program It should take you to the main site and can look for the forum their.
 
Its probably one of the "ifs"' but the Ccleaner forum would be a better resource if I am wrong.  I apologize for not going into alot of detail, but I am new here and I am not sure how much I can help. I hope this gets you in the right direction if not fixes the problem.
 
Good Luck.

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I hate to ask such a basic question here but I couldn't find an answer in your tutorials. I was running CCleaner and it said I had 467MB of files to be removed but when I ran it it only removed about 12MB. I looked at the file details and most of them are in documents and settings\administrator\local settings\temp. CCleaner just calls them system-temporary files until I look at details. Since these are hidden files is CCleaner not deleting them because it is unsafe to do so or does it have a problem? Can I safely delete another way or do they even need to be deleted? A lot of the files are Internet Explorer files. I run CCleaner a lot but don't ever remember it deleting such a small fraction of the files it says need to be. thanks as usual

A:deleting local settings\temp files, Ccleaner

Dave, if you have administrator rights, don't have multiple accounts on the computer, and have unchecked the." wait 24 hours to delete", under the options/ advanced tab, I would go to the Ccleaner forum. If you click on the the "Pear" in the upper right corner of the program It should take you to the main site and can look for the forum their.
 
Its probably one of the "ifs"' but the Ccleaner forum would be a better resource if I am wrong.  I apologize for not going into alot of detail, but I am new here and I am not sure how much I can help. I hope this gets you in the right direction if not fixes the problem.
 
Good Luck.

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This may be nothing but I recently got hit by one of those fake Security software scams... no idea what happened but it was the worst hit I ever had. With anti malware, avira, sas, rogue killer, maybe something else, and a bunch of safe modes I finally cleaned it out. One thing seems to still be here or perhaps it was installed by one of the spyware cleaners i used like Rogue Killer. In c-documents and setting/my name/local settings/temp there is now a persistent .exe file that cannot be eliminated nor is it found by any virus/spyware checker as bad. Right now it's called WwYNcbL.exe and shows up in system configuration startup also. If I delete it it instantly reappears as a new named .exe file and in system config. Looking at properties it's description is "de'mettaient re'tractant rationalise'" its internal name is "cimenter" its version is 9.5.0.5, and it's copyright is "pre'serv bacterio 1999". Looks french so i thought maybe it's Rogue Killer's way of preserving itself but I thought I'd ask here where the experts know these things. Thanks.

Randy

A:strange unremovable exe file in "Local Settings/temp

If it's a temporary file...I'd try using Temporary File Cleaner .Louis

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After installing a new hard drive and doing a clean install of winXP I noticed that the folders under"local settings", including the "temp" folder, are missing (including "local settings" itself!). Well, I think they're probably there but just hidden. HOw do I get them back?

They are normally under c:\documents and settings\{user}\

In all the winXP installs I've done that has never happened.
 

A:Solved: Local Settings - Temp Directories Missing

BML, Go into Folder Options>View tab and select Show hidden files and folders and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended), click Apply/OK.

Tufenuf
 

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This might well be an old issue but have just joined BC.com (tonight in Australia). After some problems with various malware and a fake antivirus8 program, I downloaded Malwarebytes and ran a scan with some success. My question does not concern malware as such (yet:). When scanning, MBAV ploughs through some 30,000 temp i/net files supposedly in C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\NETWORK SERVICE\local settings\temporary internet files\contentIE5\etc. How can I rid myself of these files? They are obvoiusly invisible to Win Explorer and also to CCleaner yet plainly obvious to MBAV which does not offer to delete them however.
Any number of references to this on google but precious few answers, most sites come with yet more malware etc and not much else, hence my question. Any ideas please?

A:Documents and Settings\Network Service\Local...

The local settings folder is a hidden folder. If you want to see it, open 'my computer' goto 'tools' then 'folder options' then 'view' then check the 'show hidden files and folders' and press apply.

To easily clean theses files you can use 'ccleaner'

http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/?tag=mncol;1

Be careful not to install the toolbar, and it is also NOT recommeded to use the registry cleaning tool in the program.

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Was recently infected with virus and successfully removed it, thanks to information in this thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/302533/trojan-bnkwin32-keyloggergen/Went straight to certain folders to ensure bad bad bad files deleted, and all were.But C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\TempContains a hidden file called x406THs3wg8XQNever appeared before. It's not being used by any programme. Read-only. 12.5 KB in size.When I try to delete it, standard message: The file 'x406THs3wg8XQ' is a system file. If you remove it, your computer or one of your programs may no longer work correctly. Are you sure you want to move it to the Recycle Bin?Googled "x406THs3wg8XQ": Your search - x406THs3wg8XQ - did not match any documents. I've restarted PC several times already (that includes restarting and turn-off/restart) to make sure certain things are okay, everything is operating properly, no errors in Event Viewer, but that file is an issue.Suggestions? Thanks in advance.

A:Owner/Local Settings/Temp Folder - Unknown File

Some files are locked by the operating system or locked by running programs during use for protection, so scanners cannot access them. Files that are located in password-protected archives may also be locked or denied access. When the scanner finds such a file, it makes a note and then just skips to the next one. That explains why it shows as "skipped" or "Access Denied" in some anti-virus or anti-malware log scan reports. Similarly, when attempting to delete such a file manually, you may receive a message indicating it is in use or a warning that it is a protected. For more information about this, please refer to How to Delete/Rename a Stubborn File. Several utilities are suggested for dealing with stubborn files to include Unlocker.Please download Unlocker and save to your desktop.Choose the default installation folder C:\Programs Files\Unlocker, click "Next" then click "Install" and reboot when finished.Navigate to the file or folder you want to delete.Right-click on it and select "Unlocker" from the menu.If the folder or file is locked, a window listing of lockers will open.Click to highlight the file path and choose "Unlock all". (make sure "no action" is chosen in the program)After you unlock it, right-click on the file and choose delete.Note: When you are unsure about a suspicious or unknown file, you can rename it by adding .vir after the file's extension (i.e. badfile.dll.vir). If you... Read more

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I am currently baffled by the following issue;

OS - Win XP Pro 32bit SP3

Background;

When attempting to install certain packaged software it will fail or in some cases bring up the Windows Installer information window.

We have noticed that it appears to happen when an installer, EXE or MSI relies upon transforming a further extracted MSI with an MST file.

This only occurs if the files are attempted to be extracted to the root of the temp folder. The files are not created hence cannot be run. The Windows Installer information window will appear if you attempt to run msiexec pointing to a file that does not exist.

For example;

When it works, an example>
We run an EXE that is located on the desktop. This then extracts further EXE's (and subfolders) to a folder called, for example, "SFX18C.tmp". Another folder called, for example, "{8907BCE9-6673-4A9A-A24A-892C26294539}", is also created within the TEMP folder which contains various INI files, an MSI and MST file. The installer then runs/transforms this MSI which appears to be named via a selection of random numbers and letters such as "aaetc234.msi & aaetc234.mst" in the root of the TEMP folder. The file size of this msi is exactly the same as the msi located in the {8907BCE9-6673-4A9A-A24A-892C26294539} folder. The installation continues and these files are removed, along with the {8907BCE9-6673-4A9A-A24A-892C26294539} and "SFX18C.tmp" folder.

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hi, i think you solved this for someone else, but here goes for me too:

1. this folder opens at startup: c:/documents/local settings
2. i use google chrome, and it consistently shows the error message "google chrome did not shut down properly" upon opening

these two problems started at the same time. in addition, this seems to have happened after i downloaded webroot secureanywhere v8.0.1.184 and then deinstalling ms security essentials. also, chrome and the netbook in general have been running slowly-- that was happening before the antivirus switch.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1015 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 147581 MB, Free - 132765 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., 1005HA
Antivirus: Webroot SecureAnywhere, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

someone on a previous post said download hijackthis?

thank you for help!!
 

A:documents/local settings folder showing at startup

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Hi,Lately, I had encountered the above error popup box.I'm not sure what had gone wrong. I had read through other posts and it seems that OTL is a common tool which is used during the investigation process. Hence, I had downloaded OTL and below is the content of the output files:============================================================================================OTL logfile created on: 4/12/2011 12:37:50 AM - Run 1OTL by OldTimer - Version 3.2.22.3 Folder = C:\Documents and Settings\tracyong\DesktopWindows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (Version = 5.1.2600) - Type = NTWorkstationInternet Explorer (Version = 8.0.6001.18702)Locale: 00000409 | Country: United States | Language: ENU | Date Format: M/d/yyyy 502.00 Mb Total Physical Memory | 50.00 Mb Available Physical Memory | 10.00% Memory free1.00 Gb Paging File | 0.00 Gb Available in Paging File | 17.00% Paging File freePaging file location(s): C:\pagefile.sys 756 1512D:\pagefile.sys 0 0 [binary data] %SystemDrive% = C: | %SystemRoot% = C:\WINDOWS | %ProgramFiles% = C:\Program FilesDrive C: | 35.06 Gb Total Space | 7.12 Gb Free Space | 20.31% Space Free | Partition Type: FAT32Drive D: | 35.55 Gb Total Space | 14.35 Gb Free Space | 40.38% Space Free | Partition Type: FAT32 Computer Name: TRACY | User Name: tracyong | Logged in as Administrator.Boot Mode: Normal | Scan Mode: All usersCompany Name Whitelist: Off | Skip Microsoft Files: Off | No Company Name Whitelist: On | File Age... Read more

A:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Temp\C31F31E6 Error

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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When I open Steam and then attempt to connect to a server I get a "Game is not available: Please Try Again Later" notice followed by systemantic telling me I have "Static." Originally there was nothing in alerts box only an icon above it saying Static, but now it pops up with ~5.tmp, ~3.tmp, and ~45.tmp. It says they are Trojans and that they were quarantined, but everytime I attempt to connect to a server it gives me the same message. I ran a system scan and it does not detect anything, but then when I try to connect to a server it goes off again.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:10:43 PM, on 7/8/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvMixer\NVMixerTray.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nTrayFw.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
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For example Local Settings\Temp\sssahoi.exe will be created and launched but dies when you quit the sophos scanner. The next time the file name will be another random name like avassv.exe.

Is this normal? I downloaded it and it was scanned clean at http://virusscan.jotti.org/.

Anyone knows if this is normal or not?

A:Sophos Anti-Rootkit creates a temporary executable in Local Settings\Temp?

Hi, I don't think they are Sophos' files.. Did Jotti show they were?Are you running XP?Clean the Temp files. TFC by OTPlease download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop. alternate download linkSave any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser! Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator. Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion. Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebyte... Read more

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I am currently baffled by the following issue;

OS - Win XP Pro 32bit SP3

Background;

When attempting to install certain packaged software it will fail or in some cases bring up the Windows Installer information window.

We have noticed that it appears to happen when an installer, EXE or MSI relies upon transforming a further extracted MSI with an MST file.

This only occurs if the files are attempted to be extracted to the root of the temp folder. The files are not created hence cannot be run. The Windows Installer information window will appear if you attempt to run msiexec pointing to a file that does not exist.

For example;

When it works, an example>
We run an EXE that is located on the desktop. This then extracts further EXE's (and subfolders) to a folder called, for example, "SFX18C.tmp". Another folder called, for example, "{8907BCE9-6673-4A9A-A24A-892C26294539}", is also created within the TEMP folder which contains various INI files, an MSI and MST file. The installer then runs/transforms this MSI which appears to be named via a selection of random numbers and letters such as "aaetc234.msi & aaetc234.mst" in the root of the TEMP folder. The file size of this msi is exactly the same as the msi located in the {8907BCE9-6673-4A9A-A24A-892C26294539} folder. The installation continues and these files are removed, along with the {8907BCE9-6673-4A9A-A24A-892C26294539} and "SFX18C.tmp" folder.

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A:Solved: Local Settings Temp folder and transform issue with build and package install

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I am laptop user. About 2hr ago, i login to my lappy and discover that my profile is different. My folders on desktop went missing and some of the setting changed. Then i try on my own to solve it but to no avail. Fortunately i come upon my C:\Documents and Settings and discover that strange profile C:\Documents and Settings\TEMP and my original profile C:\Documents and Settings\p0716499 was still there. This imply that my previous setting and files are still in my laptop. However, I cant changed back to the original profile and struck with the temp profile.
Initially i suspect is registry problem so i DL "UPHClean Service" by miscosoft but to no avail. Now currently i suspect it might be the work of a virus. I need help. Thank anyone who help me in advance.

A:User profile path change to user profile path change to C:\Documents and Settings\TEMP :\Documents and Settings...

This morning when i woke up, i discovered a icon named "syminstallstub" on my desktop. I checked online and i believe that it could be a virus. I try to find ways to uninstall it but to no avail I not sure what did my younger brother do to my laptop. I feel that im damn unlucky and encounter 2 problems in a row. Please help me solve my problems.

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When I started up it says Win.ini corrupt. Then it starts
up as a new user losing track of Favorites and Start Menu
and Desktop Icons, Display and Folder attributes. Under
Documents and Settings it has added Dave.U5R2D5 in
addition to Dave which still has all the information. I tried
switching the 2 Filenames to get back to what it used to be but
gave an error message and didn't do it and started another new file.
Is there some way to use the old Dave file?
 

A:Lost settings, New user made in Documents and Settings

Hiya asd123321.

It sounds like you`ve re-installed the system from CD over the top of an existing system, giving you a fresh `Dave`. Have you recently run a repair or indeed, done a clean install ?

As a work-around, can you take the documents & favourites from the old `Dave` and put them in the new `Dave` so at least you`re back up and running again.

Jenny
 

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I have a drive that had Vista Home Premium on it & NTFS as the file system. The drive went bad with over 100 K bad sectors. Preformed a hard drive recovery; After several days I managed to remap all the bad sectors so that I could read the drive when booting from a XP boot CD or a UBCD cd.

Now When I view the drives directory structure I can browse most of what is listed except for the Documents & Settings folder. When I try that one I get the message "Access Denied". I tried getting into the properties to see if I can change the properties but the Security tab did not show up.

I am a lot more familiar with XP than Vista. Is there an added security feature Vista has on the Documents & Setting folder that only Vista can open it. I tried using a Vista Recovery disk but it was not able to see the partition. Also I am not sure if there are any tools on the disk to recover files from a drive that no longer boots windows.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks,
/Peter

A:Security Settings for Documents and Settings Folder

"Access Denied" is a proper and routine message encountered...when moving a hard drive from one system to another. Only impacts the Docs & Settings files/folders, all other files can be easily accessed.So can the Docs & Settings folders, by taking ownership of the files/folders.Taking Ownership in VistaLouis

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Hello

Straight to the problem. I have a amd athlon running XP on it and it is hell. I tried to install the new Itunes 7 and was promptly told that i had to install quicktime and that:

The Installation of Itunes did not complete sucessfully. Itunes reqiures Quicktime.

Like that... Short and sweet. So I download Quicktime and i get another error message along the lines of:

Error reading from file C:\Documents and Settings\Patrick\Local Settings\Temp\IXP915.tmp\QuickTime.msi. Verify that the file exists and that you can acess it.

I got basically the same error message when i tried to install Java Runtime environment 2 on my PC. I believe it has something to do with what i can and can't acess on my PC. Help Me please!!!

Patrick.

A:Installing Apps... A headache -> Cant acess "Local Settings/temp..."

Hello Patrick.
First, turn off any real time virus scanning and try again.
An easy way to verify permission to that folder is to open Windows Explorer, browse to C:\Documents And Settings\Your User Name\Local Settings\Temp. Right click on the folder, and look at the properties. If you can't make sense of them, open the folder and try to copy/paste a small file within it. If you get an error message saying something like "Access is denied, please make sure the disc is not full, or write protected" your problem is related to permissions to that folder.This usually only applies when permissions have been set by a network administrator.
Are you chosing to run, rather than save the file? If so, try saving it somewhere other than your temp folder, then executing it from there.
Another, although more involved, workaround that often helps is to go into the control panel\system and click the advanced tab. Then click Enviornmental Variable. Set your downloaded program files to go to a temporary folder you create on your desktop, and try running the program from there.
Good luck!

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Ok, please bear with me for this. I find it very hard to explain and any help would be VERY appreciated.

I started up my PC 2 days ago, I found settings changed everywhere. My wallpaper and taskbar were default. Desktop icons had mostly disappeared, I was getting messages asking me whether I wanted to take the "Windows XP Tour"... Basically my entire system had changed to how it would be if I had just installed it.

All my programs were still there and at first it seemed that all of "My Documents" had been erased, leaving only empty My Pictures and My Music. The Files from my iTunes had gone missing as well. Later, on exploring I found a new folder called TEMP in Documents and Settings, which had no real files in it. My original folder Nisha where all my stuff actually was, was there too with all my files safe, in Documents and Settings as well. Anything saved to TEMP is erased on the next start up, any changes made in settings of programs are also reverted.

Fearing a virus or something else on those lines I ran Malwarebytes, QuickHeal and found nothing. I tried deleting the folder but I got a message saying it is a Windows Systems folder and is required for Windows to run properly.

I managed to delete it once in Safe Mode but it came back named "Nisha.HOME-MAHIM." And System Restore doesn't work, if I try to use it.

I don't know how to remove this problem, it is driving me nuts! Please help before I lose my hair and sanity. TIA!

A:Strange Problem- "C:\Documents and Settings\TEMP"

Your User Profile became corrupted and Windows logged you in with a Default Temp Profile. Go to Start/Run and type control userpasswords and press enter. Create a New User account with admin rights. Log out of the Temp profile you are in and log in as the new user. Go to C:\Documents and Settings and open up your old user profile Nisha folder. Copy the Desktop, Favorites, My Documents, and Start Menu folders and Paste them into your new user profile name overwriting the empty folders.

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I've just clean installed Win7x64. The Win7 Update Advisor listed Intel Matrix Storage Console as a program that would need updating after the install. I downloaded f6flpy-x64.zip from the Intel website and it went to the Temp folder. I have no idea what to do with it or how to get it installed. There are 6 listings in the download but none are .exe files.
iaahcic - Security Catalog 6KB (Compressed size)
iaAHCIC - Setup Information 3KB
iaStorA.sys - System file 526KB
iastorac - Security Catalog 6KB
iaStorAC - Setup information 3KB
iaStorF.sys - System file 17KB
I clicked on one of the "Setup Information" listings, but don't understand any of it.
I'm an inexperienced user so please keep it basic. Thanks.

A:How to install download that went to UserName/AppData/Local/Temp

I guess you downloaded the wrong driver? The name of the file suggests it is a floppy driver, which in turn lead me to believe this is a pre-install driver (which you load during Windows installation)? F6 in the name also augments my belief.

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I am trying to print something out of IE and when doing so I get an error message stating:
Cannot find 'file:///C:/Users/username/AppData/Local/Temp/...:blank'. Make sure the path or Internet address is correct.

When I can see the full error message the path ends in /Temp/Low/Randomfile.htm.  I have tried changing the integrity level to low on that folder and also tried turning off protected mode in IE with no luck. I deleted the folder and recreated it and
did the same with the integrity level again, with no luck.
What else can I try?
Windows 10 Pro x64 and Internet Explorer 11

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I just got a new computer and have started to get the message

RunDLL Error Loading C:Users\Username\AppData\Local\Temp\cBsQjjij.dll

Does this mean I have a virus? Norton doesn't seem to be picking it up, in fact Norton doesn't appear to be able to finish a scan. What do i do here?

Please help. I'm running Vista and it's a brand new Toshiba laptop.

A:Help Please Rundll Error Loading C:users\username\appdata\local\temp\cbsqjjij.dll

ok so i've just run MAB. It found 9 infected objects, then said it couldn't remove all of them and that i had to restart. Then I started getting two run DLL messages. I'm running it again. Hopefully this will work.

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Hi, if anyone could help me with this, it would be great!

All of a sudden when I try to open my C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents folder, it says "access denied"

running xp home sp2.

any suggestions?

oh, I did a google for solutions and various pages often suggested I turn off simple file sharing, but the option is non existant under my file/view menu...

A:Access Denied to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents

It sounds to me as though the administrator has made that directory path private. Are you the admin, and if so, are you logged into a user account with admin rights? If all else fails, reboot and log into the Administrator account and go to the control panel/users and change your preferred account status. While you're there, unlock the problem path to allow all users to view.

Good Luck!

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I need to be able to transfer various folders in My Documents back and forth between my home computer and my work computer using Acronis True Image. The problem is I have a different user name on each system and Acronis backs up the whole path. So I need to make both usernames the same. How do I do this? Is there a way to create a new user on my work computer and just delete the old one w/o losing my desktop settings? (I have admin privileges.) I'm using XP Pro. I'd really like to keep my settings if possible.

Thanks,
Harold
 

A:Change username w/o losing settings?

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Hi,
What will happen to the UAC settings of a PC if I configure the UAC settings on a Group Policy linked to that pc? Like what if the local UAC settings on the PC is somehow the opposite settings of the UAC in the GPO?
Thank you for the answers! :)

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I am running Windows 7 on my notebook, as the owner and admin.....
I try to access this folder, and I cannot...in fact it appears as a shortcut rather than a folder...i have run antivirus, and malware, found nothing....
tried to change the security....all users has rights to it, the admin does not and cannot be changed....any ideas?

A:C:\Documents and Settings\all users\documents DENIED!!!

It looks like one of the junction points that provides some backwards compatibility and which shows when unhiding files in Control Panel>Folder Options>View. There is no Documents and Settings folder in Win7, except as a junction point.

Read more about junction points here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...=vs.85%29.aspx

In Win7 Documents is under All Users>[User Name]>Documents. Perhaps you should hide Hidden and System Files again to see only the WIn7 folders you need.

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Hi all, this is my first thread here. May be a little n00bish but here goes.

Ive dealt with almost every problem Ive had with my comp but this one has me stumped. I just tried to install a program and cant because the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents folder denies me access. I have administrator rights and all that guff and it annoys me horribly the thought I dont have access everywhere on my computer. Ive been though the folder properties and attributes, and cant change much at all. I dont ever remember not having access to this folder before.

Please help...

A:C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents

The software I am trying to install is genuine. Bought it today. Is a game called fear. What its trying to do is create a profile folder in the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents folder I believe but cant because of this access problem.

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I logged into Windows and found that all of my user settings had been changed back to default. All the files that were in My Documents had been moved to Documents and Settings in C. I moved them back to My Documents and changed my settings back to the way I had them before. While surfing the internet a few minutes later, the system became unresponsive. I restarted the computer and logged in, but now I find that My Documents has completely disappeared. I can't even find my files in Documents and Settings. I had about 35 GB of music, so I hope I didn't just lose it all. Please help!

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My girlfriend logs on with her user name (Mary) at the XP Pro welcome screen. Hers is the only user name shown. In Control Panel/Windows Accounts she is listed as the only user.

In Windows Explorer (C:/Documents and Settings) there are four folders:

1. All Users
2. Config.msi (empty)
3. Default User
4. Ex-husband?s name (it used to be his computer, so somehow he is still around)

All the user data of my girlfriend is actually saved in folder four. Also:

a) At the top of the Windows Explorer tree the ?My Documents folder? points to Ex-husband?s ?My Documents? folder.

b) Later in the tree there is another folder called ?Mary?s Documents? which also points to Ex-husband?s ?My Documents? folder and contains the same files.

So my questions are:

1. Can I safely change folder four to my girlfriend's name? Should/can this be done in Windows Explorer, or somewhere else?

2. Can/should I delete the folder called ?Mary?s Documents? which simply reproduces the files in Ex-husband?s ?My Documents?.

3. Can I safely delete the folders ?All Users? and ?Default User?, which do not contain my girlfriend?s user data?

4. Can I safely delete the empty ?Config.msi? folder?

5. I would like to keep the ?My Documents? folder which shows at the top of the folder tree as it is convenient for my girlfriend to find.

I hope this makes sense. Any suggestions much appreciated.

Swish
 

A:'Documents and Settings' and 'My Documents' query

1) I wouldn't, but it can probably be done...it's hard to redirect those stupid Windows links. You could create your own shortcut to "Mary's Documents", copy the contents of the ex-husband's folder to the Mary's documents, then you should be able to delete it.

2) For safety's sake I wouldn't, but you could give it a shot... (or do what I said above)

3)No, they are default folders that WIndows uses for some mysterious purposes.

4)Definitely not!

5)Go to theeldergeek.com to find a registry hack which will let you delete the My Documents folders. Then add the new shortcut above.

Remember, if you delete something you shouldn't have, you can restore it from the recycling bin!:grinthumb
 

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I tweaked my settings on my computor so I would have my temp folder (not the IE6 one)limited to a certain size but now i need it bigger and i forgot how i did it. Can anyone help me? BTW I'm running windows Xp family.
thanks for your time greg
 

A:Temp folder settings...

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This is a bit of a long story, but here goes.

The other day my pc wouldn't boot windows (XP Pro) and a message on the screen said:
"Could not start Windows because the following file is missing or corrupt WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM"

It also advised using the installation CD and pressing "r" at the first available screen to repair the problem.

The first thing I did was to go past the first screen that appears and offers to repair your windows installation and continue to where setup looks for any existing installs of windows and gives you the option to install windows or to select the existing install and repair it. But it didn't show the existing installation of windows. So I exited and started setup over and this time took the option to "repair" at the first instance which is right after setup says "setup is starting windows"

I followed that advice and had to login to the windows installion that I wanted to repair (this was all in DOS format). So after logging into the only windows installation I navigated to the directory WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\ and using the DIR command I saw a file named "system" and another file named "system.sav"....both files being identical in size. So, I copied "system.sav" to "system" and then I tried to boot windows again and it booted but I though that something must be wrong so I went back to using the setup CD and this t... Read more

A:Need help with my Documents and Settings

Hi .

Have you tried simple replacement of the folders by cut-and-paste?

Is your old profile still reflected in Control Panel/User Profiles?

Louis

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