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The Windows.edb file grows very large in Windows 8.1

Q: The Windows.edb file grows very large in Windows 8.1

Hi there

We have this machine running on Windows 8.1 that have an issue with spacing due to the Windows.edb can grow up to 30 GB space.

We know how to fix it temporarily by shutting down the Wsearch service and delete that windows.edb file. We've noticed that this symptoms happened when the machine is offsite. This machine has a File History backup that backing into NAS at office.

We also had a look on the following KB - and nothing specifically about Windows 8.1 and we did apply the KB 2836988 and applied and it didn't work due to Windows 8.1 NOT 8.0 RT.

I'm appreciated your feedback.


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Did Microsoft come up with the solution of this issue on Windows 8.1

re-build the index helps compacting the edb file but it will grow again
are there a Windows 8.1 patch available to address this issue?
the patch KB2836988 doesn't apply to Windows 8.1

Thank you

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Hi there

We have this machine running on Windows 8.1 that have an issue with spacing due to the Windows.edb can grow
up to 30 GB space. 

We know how to fix it temporarily by shutting down the Wsearch service and delete that windows.edb file. We've
noticed that this symptoms happened when the machine is offsite. This machine has a File History backup that backing into NAS at office.

We also had a look on the following KB - and
nothing specifically about Windows 8.1 and we did apply the KB 2836988 and applied and it didn't work due to Windows 8.1 NOT 8.0 RT.

I'm appreciated your feedback.


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Hi there

We have this machine running on Windows 8.1 that have an issue with spacing due to the Windows.edb can grow
up to 30 GB space. 

We know how to fix it temporarily by shutting down the Wsearch service and delete that windows.edb file BUT
we need a permanent solution. We've noticed that this symptoms happened when the machine is offsite. This machine has a File History backup that backing into NAS at office.

We also had a look on the following KB - and
nothing specifically about Windows 8.1 and we did apply the KB 2836988 and applied and it didn't work due to Windows 8.1 NOT 8.0 RT.

I'm appreciated your feedback.



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Go into safe mode, and rename it. Reboot normally. If your windows loads fine, then just delete the file.

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In it was a single file called .eunf

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A:Moving a large .avi file - "file too large" message

Originally Posted by jase bates


does anyone know how to overcome the moving of a large file ? i have an 8gb file located in mydocs which i wish to move to an external drive.

i recieve the message to large to move..... why is this? I would appreciate if anyone might have the answer as to how i could get this to work out.



Check whether the external drive is formatted NTFS or FAT32. If the drive is FAT32, then the maximum allowed size for files is 4GB. You'll either need to convert the drive to NTFS, or split the AVI file into smaller chunks that fit within the FAT32 4GB boundary.

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Christian Dude

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Quote: Originally Posted by unknown

Any other tips and/or advice is much appreciated. Thank you!


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A:Large (4tb) drive not seen by Windows, smaller ones ok

Have you tried partitioning your HD so that your partitions are < 2tb?

From my understanding XP doesn't support > 2tb drives.

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This morning, Aug 21 sunday, windows 10 did a very large update.  Now after my laptop has been on for 20 minutes, or so......the screen just goes blank (or very dark blue).  Nothing brings it back.  I have to do a hard shutdown....hold in the power button until it goes off, and then start it back up. Was there something in this update that has caused the problem??  It ran fine before the update. thanks......Pete

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Fanboi's unite!

I have to now install a 3rd party app to have A START MENU... WTF?

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

I'm out.

A:Windows 8 is an extraordinarily large piece of poo

Hi there
As a new member you are showing an awful lot of arrogance here -- in any case all programs are really applications so there's nothing wrong in calling a program an application -- can't see what the problem is.

You also mention Windows 8 which is now obsolete and has been replaced by Windows 8.1 which is a lot better and if you don't like the metro desktop you NEVER have to see it.

Apart from missing the standard start menu - which you can easily replace either by a 3rd party (usually free) application or custom toolbars or both you can make it look and behave identically to W7 which certainly was regarded as a good OS.

Now if you were referring to the ways Ms is choosing to implement updates etc (via the store rather than full ISO's) then your post might havce some merit - otherwise it simply adds totally NOTHING and doesn't enhance your reputation ONE IOTA. If you REALLY hate W8 so much just disappear and let others get on sensibly on this Forum.


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Looking at the properties of my C:/Users/Pauline folder, it shows a size of 198Gb, yet opening the folder and viewing the size of each file and sub-folder, they add up to no more than 2Gb (I keep all the libraries and user data files on a separate drive).
Another user, myself, as C:\Users\Malcolm shows a size of 9Gb. Even this is much much larger than the sum of the sub folders, but I could live with that.
Going to folder options and showing hidden and protected files shows nothing in the way of very large files.
Any ideas welcome, as my C: drive is almost full and I don'y know why!!

A:Windows 7 C:/User folder large

Your best bet would be to download an application like SpaceSniffer which would give you a graphical view of where the consumed space is going.

It's real easy to use. Just open the zipfile you download, drag the application to your desktop, and launch it.

I see your specs as Windows 7. You may want to right-click on the application and select 'Run as Administrator' which might give you a better view into folders that might otherwise be restricted.

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am using windows 98. want to change montior to flat screen. tried a NEC but was told by NEC my 98 couldn't support 1024 x ?, so got a KOGI that had been hooked to an old 95. screen is fuzzy and windows are so large i can't reach the apply or ok buttons. in display there is a minus (-) in front of display adapters; the subtitle is NVIDIA Aladdin TNT2 and a minus (-) in front of monitors with the subtitle of GVISIONL5QX-TIA. Should the display adapters and monitors subtitles be the same? I think the NEC was NVIDIA and I think the KOGI is the GVISION. Any suggestions of Annie?

A:fuzzy screen and too large windows

good news!! don't need help with "too large windows" portion of my problem. I finally got that part solved. the windows are normal size and i can now reach the apply and the ok buttons. time to celebrate!! still need help with the fuzzy screen...annie yahe, yahoo!

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I'm having some troubles with windows that are too large to choose the right button.
I've been searching over the internet and I have read things about dpi, but that's 100% in my case and so no problem. I've updated my nvidia graphic's card. I've tried to use a windows 7 fixing tool, no good result.

I'm using an external LED screen with a resolution of 1920x1080. I don't know why it suddenly had this problem... but even without this external screen, the problem shows up

I've included a screenshot of my gta 4 installing wizard (and it's not just with this installing wizard, but also java, adobe pdf...)... Hopefully the image tells you more than what I've been explaining...

thanks anyways for all your replies,



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Hi everyone, I was up until 5 am last night banging my head against the wall so I really hope someone can help!!

My PC was experiencing quite a few problems with a year old XP installation so I decided to do a reinstall 2 days ago. I have 2 drives, 80gb(boot) and 250GB (data) (both SATA), I backed up all my important stuff to the data drive, booted my XP disc, wiped the boot drive and away I went. The XP disc is an old, but proper one, that didn't have either service pack on.

I ran through all the reinstall bits and bobs, had a small problem with corrupting downloads that turned out to be Nvidia firewall, got everything patched and all ok but the data drive appears corrupted, it appears in 'my computer' but clicking on it gives me "F:| s not accessable, The file or directory os corrupted and unreadable".

Disc management in admin tools shows up a drive, as healthy, with a size of 232.88 GB, and as active.

I wondered if it was to do with the 48bit LBA addressing or anything else? It was so late last night I wasn't able to fix things and after running into a few things on the web, I physically unplugged the data drive and did the whole windows installation all over again but to absolutely no joy.

Has anyone else had a similar problem? Is there anything I can do? I need the data on this drive more than the PC itself!!

Thanks very very much for anything you can give - you lot have proved very very knowledgable in the past!!

Cheers again

A:Windows XP Resinstall and Large HD Disaster :(


Welcome To TSF.

Sorry about the bad start but hopfully things will pick up.

First - If you have an Anti Virus Program run it (just on the Data drive) If you dont click here to use an Free Online Scanner
If that scanner does not work click here for another one.

Second - Install and run Ad-Aware and its plugin VX2 Add-on Cleaner.

Third - Install And Run Microsoft Windows Defender.

All That are maked RED are link for the downloads or the pages.

If they are any problems or any thing comes up on them 3 just messege back here.

Hope it all goes okay.

Have A Nice Day,


Third -

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Using Thunderbird, when i try to add a "New Card" for
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Hi guys,

My C drive is getting full and I have 5GB of files in the C:\Windows\Installer folder. I google'd around and found numerous articles/posts about running a command "msizap.exe G!" to properly clear out un-needed files.

Everything I've found on properly deleting files from this directory points back to a download that used to be here:

which now has a note: "This article previously contained a link to the Windows Installer Cleanup utility (MSICUU2.exe). If you were directed to this article to solve a problem installing a product other than Microsoft Office, please contact your software manufacturer for installation support on the product."

(thanks Microsoft... do I contact YOU then??)
Does anyone know the current correct procedure to clear out this folder? Or if this tool is still available somewhere? (and safe to use on Windows 7)


A:Large C:\Windows\Installer folder

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Hi everyone,

Im new here and just stumbled on this site, and Im glad I did.

I had a virus, and am pretty sure it is gone. I have done alot of scanning with malwarebytes, nod32, etc. all in safe mode. And I think it is all gone.

Anyways I did a PC recovery (F10 while pc is starting up) and when I do this of course it wipes out all the windows updates that have been loaded up over the years. So there are 99 updates to reload up. When I load them all up at once I have no internet access and I get messages that pop up on restart as in blah blah blah C:/windows/ could not be loaded. Also C:/ programfiles/disc/discover.exe cant be loaded either. Before I load all the updates, the pc works fine.

Any solutions out there? Am I just loading too many updates at once on the pc?

My pc is compaq with amd athalon 64 processor 3500+ 991 MHz with 2GB RAM

Thanks in advance for the help

A:No internet after large windows update

Try System Restore to a point prior to all the updates.

Running SP3 standalone will decrease the number of updates you will need.

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I have just upgraded to a 15" lcd monitor. I have windows xp.
I have several instances where ...when I call up a program...
the window does not include the entire program...
Some of the program is off screen...I have tried tochange resolution...
and it still loads the program too big...i.e. if I had to click is not on the screen...
This problem occurs with several is a problem of resolution? or is there
a menu I can change....
Thank you.

A:Program windows too large on screen

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So I had a thread yesterday explaining that starting Wednesday I had downloaded and installed various drivers and software that came with my HP laptop. Later that night my computer started freezing from time to time while online but it was nothing that a ctrl-alt-delete couldn't fix. I came on here and got some help, much obliged to those two individuals, who convinced me to restore my system to a few days ago and then slowly reinstall the stuff starting with the graphics card drivers.

So I still got a couple freezes after putting on everything but the suspect fingerprint scanner. I then pulled off everything one by one in reverse order until I only had the GC driver and a driver for my laptop's mouse which had been working prior to the installation but was a bit glitchy. These two things are the important ones, the hp software I can care less about at this point.

So with that in mind, and only these two things on the system, Late last night my computer crashed while online, watching a youtube video and on another forum. I mention youtube because my computer had frozen on youtube prior to the crash. Upon start up I got a blue screen with a ton of text and it crashed again. Upon the second start up I got back in normally and uninstalled the graphics card driver, hello fuzzy screen, and am now wondering how I can successfully get the graphics card driver up without creating problems with 7. I'm on a 64bit system by the way.

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A:The problem grows.

Quote: Originally Posted by marbanasin

So I had a thread yesterday explaining that starting Wednesday I had downloaded and installed various drivers and software that came with my HP laptop. Later that night my computer started freezing from time to time while online but it was nothing that a ctrl-alt-delete couldn't fix. I came on here and got some help, much obliged to those two individuals, who convinced me to restore my system to a few days ago and then slowly reinstall the stuff starting with the graphics card drivers.

So I still got a couple freezes after putting on everything but the suspect fingerprint scanner. I then pulled off everything one by one in reverse order until I only had the GC driver and a driver for my laptop's mouse which had been working prior to the installation but was a bit glitchy. These two things are the important ones, the hp software I can care less about at this point.

So with that in mind, and only these two things on the system, Late last night my computer crashed while online, watching a youtube video and on another forum. I mention youtube because my computer had frozen on youtube prior to the crash. Upon start up I got a blue screen with a ton of text and it crashed again. Upon the second start up I got back in normally and uninstalled the graphics card driver, hello fuzzy screen, and am now wondering how I can successfully get the graphics card driver up without creating problems with 7. I'm on a... Read more

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I am new here, but I must already thank you for all the interesting info I have found here. I recently upgraded my computer and part of the plan was to use two 2Tb drives in a raid setup for my main windows drive. I see that it only recognises about half of the raid volume and the rest is unallocated space. Is this a general limit on Windows or is there a work around this?

A:loading windows 7 onto large RAID 0 disk

Have you tried to reformat the drive? or create another partion?

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Hey guys, as you can see on pic, my start menu on Win7 became so large and IDK why because my young brother was doing something. I didn't noticed anything. But you see. It's large and annoying. How can I fix it? BTW : It's large only on left and right side. When I put menu down or up, it's normal. Thanks for answer!

A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 Start menu is so large :|

Right click on the superbar and unlock the bar. You can then resize it by hovering your mouse at the edge, similar to how you would resize a webpage.

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I am Getting a problem ... not actualy a problem but this thing bugs me... i have intel p965lt board... having #520 processor 2.8ht ... i got 2 gb ram ... with a 6600 Graphic card

first i got seagate 80gb sata harddrive... i installed windows xp sp2 on it ... it takes almost 10 sec's at max to show its startup logo window.... but now few days back i have added 320gb westrendigital HDD ... and my startup time is now about 120++ sec's ... i have reinstalled the windows on 80gb harddrive but still the same problem .... i have installed 320gb harddrive just for my backups / games / works / movies etc... not for OS ...

i have a question that why my system is taking so much time at startup... is this a problem with my additional Hrddrive... or i have to check some thing else

Sarmad Mahmood

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Hi I want to make a switch from Android to Windows phone. Most of my questions are already answered by Google but one question i can't find an answer for is: Are there extra large tiles on Windows Mobile (like the contacts live tile on Windows 10 for pc/laptop)? Regards Stanislav from the Netherlands.

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Hello there!
I've had this HP laptop running Win XP Pro-SP3 for almost two years. Since the very beginning, I've had this ongoing problem with websites causing IE to crash when accessed. I would say that this problem occurs with about 15 - 20 percent of sites. Examples of problem sites include:
and many, many more. Does anyone have some idea as to what might be causing this and how to correct it?



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You can read about it here and view its exhaustive list of updates.


A:Large Cumulative Update Released For Windows 10

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I recently replaced a 14" LCD monitor with a 17" LCD monitor. This has the result of scaling up the size of all windows by what I assume to be 17/14ths.

But what I want is to have the windows be the same size (in INCHES, not pixels) as on the smaller monitor, with every letter in whatever font being the same size (in INCHES, not pixels) as on the old monitor.

This would be a great advantage, as then I could actually make use of the larger real estate and have more windows open. It may not be possible - I've tried all the display and system font settings. But if anyone has a suggestion I'd appreciate it.

Running XP SP2 with all patches installed. I have the monitor resolution set to 1024 x 768.

A:[SOLVED] have large monitor - want smaller windows

Window sizes are measured in pixels (not inches). LCD size aside, screen size is determined by the resolution of the monitor. If you were using 1024x768 on the old monitor and are still using 1024x768 on the new monitor, then your screen size is still the same (it only appears larger because you are displaying it on a larger screen). LCP panels should be run at their native resolution. Look up the specs of your monitor to find the native resolution.

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i currently have windows 7 installed on a 80 gig sata drive.

i also have 2 x 1.5TB drives and 1 x 3 TB drives set up as one large dynamic disk (they are combined and show up in windows explorer as D:\ with 5.45TB)

how do i go about re-installing windows on the 80 gb drive (or possibly a new SSD drive) without losing any data?

before anyone suggests backing up, re-install, then transfer the data back over, is there a way to do it without doing that, since i wont be able to back up that much data externally


A:New installation of Windows 7 with large dynamic disk

Backup any data on the 80GB drive, do a Clean Install with you Win 7 DVD then restore your data to the 80GB drive.

You should be able to backup 80GB to the 5.45TB dynamic drive.

To be safe, I would disconnect the other drives while doing this then reconnect them once the reinstall is complete.

Or is there more to this than it appears from your post?

If you are moving to a SSD then you should be able to clone the 80GB SATA to the SSD. Again, you disconnect the other drives, connect the SSSD to SATA port 0, the 80GB to another port then clone it using Acronis if it's an Intel drive as they offer it for free on theri website.

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I have been having these problems for months now.

Heres what happens:

When I load the computer up, 90% of the time it loads as windows classic mode. This means sound, network, and that weird classic-safe-mode theme is on. No safe mode tags at the top either. Upon opening process explorer the cpu usage is constant at 50% on SYSTEM. Many, many, MANY reboots MAY fix it, but as soon as the system goes down, boom. Desktop.ini was copied to my startup folder and around. And hibernation doesnt work anymore. Virus? Maybe. The last time it was a currupted tscd_win32.exe, I deleted & disabled but two weeks later something else got currupted. I tried system restore. I do NOT want to reinstall.

Thanks a lot, any solutions would be appriciated.

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I'm currently getting what it seems like windows explorer ( or the status box when copying ) hangs when i try to copy files over 1gb ( i copy like 5 or more 350Mb files and its rock stable and fast - upto 50Mb/S over a 1 GIG ethernet link )

I notice after its copied around 750 the status box freezes and it seems its not coping any more... its via 1 gb network link , both machines are fairly quick and i'm logged into the machine i am copying from using terminal services

specs of 2 pcs -

pc where files are copied from - Quad 2.4 , 4Gb Ram , 2.4Tb in Raid 5 , Win7 X 64

pc where the files are copied to - dual core 2.26 , 4Gb Ram , 500Gb WD Hdd , Win7 X64

I beleive its not hardware as i've copied like over 10 gigs of 350 mb files with out issue , only multiple single files > 1gb seem to have issues.

Both PCS are running RTM. 16385


A:Windows 7 Hanging when copying large files

As a suggestion, test what happens when you fully uninstall (disabling is not enough) your anti-virus utility and 3rd-party firewalls, if any.

The most likely cause is interference from a kernel-mode filter driver.

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I've been using the RTM version of Windows 7 Enterprise through my companies gold partnership msdn program. So far I'm really impressed, a great improvement on VISTA.

However a problem I used to get with VISTA, which was solveable, now haunts windows 7. That is Vista used to spend a lot of time trying to preview AVI files, stoping you from renaming, moving or deleting them. The fix I had with vista:-

ECHO Un-Registering shmedia.dll...
REM Remove Media (e.g. AVI) preview, type and hit enter
regsvr32 /u %windir%\system32\shmedia.dll

However this doesn't work with Windows 7. I don't want to disable all previews, just the video files, mainly AVI. Any ideas?

Also on the new Windows 7 toolbar, I don't like how much extra space the notification icons take up (e.g. the ones near the clock), there all really spaced out. Anyway this can be changed? On vista and XP if I have a double height taskbar, you get three rows of notification icons. Now you just get two, even with the new larger windows 7 taskbar. I've hidden just about as many as I can, but still takes up 1/3 of my task bar.

A:Windows 7 Problem moving / deleting large AVI's

I don't have a solution for your problem, but I'd just like to remark Windows 7 has quite a few glitches when it comes to video and multimedia. Among the other ones I've noticed, thumbnails previews are EXTREMELY inconsistent. Some work, some don't. That is with videos playable by WMP. And even with the same codec, some work some don't. Also there's still things to be ironed out with MOV files support.

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Since purchasing the surface rt, I had a whole host of problems but this one I havent figured out how to go around

Apps in the appstore over a certain size, say 40 mb refuse to download.... It would start then go on pending if i were to exit the store or if the screen were to lock and sometimes just on its own. The worst thing though is that if i cancel the download... the space that the app wouldve taken up if it were installed is what is missing from my drive.
Where thereafter I would have to delete the SoftwareDistribution folder every time this occurs to retrieve the space.

Ive tried so many fixes and nothing works. Ive restored and reset this pc so many times. Sometimes Im even caught in an automatic repair bootloop, but i doubt thats connected.

A:Windows Store pending on large downloads:


Anyone out there?

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I recently had to replace the HD in a Dell Inspiron laptop running Windows XP Pro SP3. I rebuilt the HD installing Windows, FireFox, Malwarebytes, and other needed software programs. I tried to download the printer driver for an HP printer which was 70 MBs. After restarting the download a few times I was finally able to get all of it. The client would like the HP software package as well which is 500+ MBs. When I attempt to download this file, about 25 MBs download and then then it stalls and times out. I have tried on different days but had the same result. The laptop is connected to the internet using Charter Spectum with an ethernet cable to the modem. This is a very fast connection at about 60 mbps. The 500 MB download should complete in about 7-10 minutes. Smaller downloads are almost instantaneous. It seems to be specific to the large file downloads that take more time. I have tried resetting the TCP/IP protocol and running the WINSOCK fix. I have also tried disabling the firewall in VIPRE Internet Secuity but nothing I have tried has resolved the download issue. Would appreciate any and all suggestions. I have googled the problem but have not found a solution there either.

A:Trouble downloading large files with Windows XP PRO SP3

Easiest solution is to download the file on to a computer off site using a different service provider. Put the file on a USB stick and take it to the client.

I think the client needs to contact Charter about the difficulty downloading items from the internet.
1. Does Charter still support XP? That might be part of the problem.
2. Is there a limit on data downloaded? Comcast has caps in some areas. I'm not sure what happens when you approach or go over the limit because I am no where near any data allowance cap.

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Having Windows 7 Crash overnight when downloading large files or using Torrent. Attached is the .dmp file.

A:Windows 7 Crash Downloading Large Files

The dump file gave the error below and pointed to utorrent as you suspected.


Usual causes: Kernel mode driver, System Service, BIOS, Windows, Virus scanner, Backup tool, compatibility

BSOD Index

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck A, {0, 2, 0, fffff80002e18477}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\NETw5s64.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for NETw5s64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for NETw5s64.sys
Probably caused by : NETw5s64.sys ( NETw5s64+b76b )

Followup: MachineOwner

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_E... Read more

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User running Windows 7, with Outlook 2007, 20 GB PST.
User has two email account, 1 may be an IMAP, 1 may be POP, or both can be POP (I'll check if necessary)
No Exchange accounts.

Outlook wouldn't start, so I used SCANPST to repair (took hours, of course). Outlook ran slowly, but now is getting stuck again.

Ran Windows 7 Error-checking, with "Scan For and attempt recovery of bad sectors".

My thought was to:
Restart with startup items turned off.
Upgrade to Office 2013
See if Outlook will open the PST
Run SCANPST again

Does SCANPST compact the PST ?
Should I compact after running SCANPST ?

If I get Outlook Running, should I move old messages to separate PST files, a year at a time?

Any 3rd party repair tools that I can use?


A:How to Repair Large Outlook 2007 PST on Windows 7

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
This is a good site with numerous tools,
How to repair a damaged Outlook Personal Folders file (pst) - Slipstick Systems
Convert an Offline File (.ost) to a Personal File (.pst) - Slipstick Systems

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I'm trying to copy a DVD catalogue with over 30,000 product images onto a USB backup drive. Windows 7 Explorer cannot seem to do this. It copied some of the files but then just stopped copying.

I rebooted my machine and tried to copy the files again but Windows reports that it's going to take almost 4 hours to copy! I suspect, however, that it will fail again to complete the task. The backup device has a data transfer rate of 450Mbps so it really shouldn't take that long, surely?

Is there other software I should use that's better than Windows Explorer? Or some other method to accomplish what I would have expected to be a simple task?

A:Windows 7 cannot copy DVD with large number of images

Quote: Originally Posted by dunderhead

I'm trying to copy a DVD catalogue with over 30,000 product images onto a USB backup drive. Windows 7 Explorer cannot seem to do this. It copied some of the files but then just stopped copying.

I rebooted my machine and tried to copy the files again but Windows reports that it's going to take almost 4 hours to copy! I suspect, however, that it will fail again to complete the task. The backup device has a data transfer rate of 450Mbps so it really shouldn't take that long, surely?

Is there other software I should use that's better than Windows Explorer? Or some other method to accomplish what I would have expected to be a simple task?

Hi there
It's a "Roundabout" way but this should work and be quite fast.

If you have a decent backup program (NOT WINDOWS STANDARD BACKUP) that is capable of copying DATA as well as just "Imaging" a disk / partition then this method will work quickly and easily.

I'm using ACRONIS but any decent commercial backup program will work similarly.

1) Backup the data to a spare area on any disk. The file will be called something like xxxx.tib in the case of acronis.

2) Now Restore the data to your USB device.

Job done --easily and very quickly normally.


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P4 - 2.4 GHz
82801DB Mother Board
845GRC Chipset
2 GB Ram
Bios: RG84510A.86A.0033.P17

I recently tried to install Windows XP on a new Ultra ATA Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 250 GB Hard Drive and forgot about the problem with large hard drives issue (which I am educated very little about). The installation process progressed as usual in terms of formatting drive, copy files to install, etc, but upon reboot the hard drive would not boot to the Windows GUI to install windows. I thought it was a disk issue such as a scratch or something, but the install disk worked fine installing onto a 10 GB Western Digital IDE hard drive. So I guess the problem is related to the size of the hard drive and/or the Ultra
ATA issue. My bios does recognize the hard drive.

I have an Intel 845GRC Chipset. Intel's website says:

"Does the Desktop Board D845GRG support Ultra ATA/100 hard drives?
Yes. The Desktop Board D845GRG supports Ultra ATA transfer rates up to 100 MB/sec (ATA/100) by way of the ICH4 IDE controller with two independent bus-mastering IDE interfaces. An Ultra ATA/100 supported hard drive and an 80 conductor IDE cable are required to take advantage of the increased bandwidth available on the IDE channel. One of the new features of the Intel Desktop Board D845GRG is its ability to support larger ATA/100 capable hard drives with 48-bit Logical Block Addressing (LBA) within the BIOS along with all Ultra ATA transfer rates (i.e., 33 MB/sec, 66 MB/sec and 100 MB/sec). To... Read more

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So, several months ago, I encountered an odd issue. My windows were far larger than they typically were. I remember trying to fix it with no luck. I eventually adjusted to the new display issue, and moved on. However, today I needed to work on a rather important project, and found the window was too large to work with. It extended off the screen. In addition, I am unable to resize it. I've tried every resolution available to me, with no luck. I performed multiple system restores back when I first had the problem, and I don't have any viruses.

I would greatly appreciate it if someone could offer some insight. I finally decided it was worth asking about. Thanks!


A:Solved: Windows Display Improperly, Mainly Too Large

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I realize there are many posts on this issue. When I click a Word 2007 document in Windows Explorer, I get the message "Windows cannot open the file (path\name) make sure...etc." Word opens but file does not. With Word open, clicking brings up another instance of Word (without file) and same error. Same as other posts on this issue. Issue does not occur with any other files (Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Acrobat, etc.) Happens with only Word extensions (docx, etc.) If I open Word and open the file from inside Word, all is fine.

I tried saving documents in different Word extensions, saving to different locations, but still get the error--only when opening directly from Explorer or Desktop. I have repaired Office 2007 (Ultimate Version), uninstalled Word, reinstalled Word; tried the registry fix posted here and MS site (removing Data reg entry under Word). Used tool posted here to unassociate/reassociate .docs with Word. I reimaged my hard drive using an image from two weeks ago, but apparently it started before that, because I still get the same error. I reset my index and waited for it to regenerate. I'm sure there might be other solutions I've tried, but these are the ones that come to mind.

It is a three-week-old Dell 1545 laptop, 64-bit Vista. Not impossible to live with, but has me stumped. According to all the posts in networld and here, fairly common problem that seems to have no single solution.

If anyone knows of new tips, I'd sure appreciate it.

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Error is "cannot find (path\name)...before someone yells. Also, thorough scan for malicious software, trojans, etc. Do not have BSPlayer, whatever that is. Also, if I search for the document in the menu, I can't open it from there either.

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My C: drive size keeps increasing by itself and it goes to crtitically low levels like 300mb which slows down my computer. I have registered McAfee loaded on my computer and I upate it quite regularly. I had netwin.exe on my computer which i removed using dr web antivirus. Mc Afee was unable to remove it earlier.

PLease advice me on what I could do to get this problem sorted out.

A:My C:// Drive Size Grows By Itself

You need to find out what is taking up all the space on your hard drive. SequoiaView is good for that.

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I have a computer w/ 256 megs of RAM. I have my pagefile statically set @ 768 megs min/max. My pagefile continues to grow if I don't reset the computer after a day or two. I've had my pagefile and RAM completely used up.... 1 gig of RAM and virtual memory combined... and I'd only be running a couple internet browsers or chatting online to a couple of friends... Stuff that definitely does not need one gig of RAM. I was wondering if any of you knew how I could get the pagefile to stop growing so much. If you need anymore info, tell me. Thanks for any advice you can give to me.

A:XP's Pagefile grows and never stops

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Hello All

I have done something to my computer
1 Ram
2100 Amd

It all startred innocently enough,I was trying to stop a program from running in the background so I pressed CTR-ALT_DEL and went throgh the programs listed and delled them. As a result things have gone down hill since then. When the computer startup again I got a blue screen at the beginning saying that there were some files that needed to be truncated??? The computer did something and restarted. After that I started getting messages saying
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Cheers Chris

A:Solved: xp dll problem grows

First thing I'd try is a CHKDSK. Open up a command prompt window and type: CHKDSK /F

Answer the question with a YES if it asks you if you want to perform the operation upon the next reboot.

After this operation completes, click Start-->Run. Type SFC /SCANNOW Make sure you have your XP CD on hand as it will sometimes be required during this process.

Report back with results including any bad sectors on the HD.

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I am using Windows Live Mail to send to my Verizon and msn accounts. I can receive mail consistently. I can send small mails consistently. If I try to send a larger gets stuck in the outbox and all subsequent mails stack up behind it.

Right now, there is a 900kB mail in my outbox. If I try to send to my Verizon account, I get a message:

Your server has unexpectedly terminated the connection. Possible causes for this include server problems, network problems, or a long period of inactivity.

Subject 'Fw: Test Message'
Server: ''
Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x800CCC0F
Protocol: SMTP
Port: 25
Secure(SSL): No
Socket Error: 10053

If I try to send to my msn account, I get:

Unable to send or receive messages for the Msn (myaccountname) account. To send and receive messages in your Hotmail account, go to Sign In on the Web, or try again later. To get help from Windows Live Customer Support, go to and click Windows Live Mail in the list of services.

Subject 'Fw: Test Message'
Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x80072EFF

I have tried without antivirus, firewall and spyware software running...and no change. I have turned off Vista's change.

Please help!!!!

A:Can't send large emails from Windows Live Mail

Have you checked the Verizon's causes and try to have fixed them?
I can't help you much because I don't use Windows Live Mail, though I do use hotmail. It seems for your hotmail account it is saying you haven't logged on though... you were logged on, right? Try going to the listed website for the customer support.

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I hope someone can help me. I have 2 internal-sata hard drives(320 gig. And 2tb.) and 1 external usb/2.0 hard drive (750 gig.). The pc is an old dell gx520 tower with a fresh install of win7 pro. No antivirus, network connection, or firewall enabled. Processor is a Pentium4 running 3 GHz with 1.5 gigs of ram.

This is the problem: If I do a search on the 2tb. Drive for all of the jpegs, I have a total of about 84000 pictures. When I select all of the pictures and right click-copy and try to paste to another hard drive the pc will lock up and won’t display a copy status window. Windows says it’s not responding.
Now, if I right click-copy a single folder which has anywhere, from a few files to several hundred gigs. of data in it, using the same 2tb. Drive, it will copy over to another drive just fine.

I have tried, changing the swap file from “windows managed” to, up to 20 gig. Thinking the search was maybe having to write to the swap file. This didn’t work. I also booted in to safe mode and tried to do the copy from the 2tb. To the 320gig. drive and still no difference. I have tried this with windows copy handler and teracopy. It all has something to do with the fact that I am doing a search for the files before copying them.

Thanks for you help.

A:windows freezes when copying large files AFTER a search.

I'm sure it was working, just gotta give it time. It may say it's not responding but that because it's not responding to you. It has to sort it out before copying.

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For a while now my Windows folder has been taking up more space on my 60GB SSD than I think it should. The size breakdown goes like this:

C:/Windows - 28 GB

- winsxs - 11.65 GB
- System32 - 8.45 GB
- Assembly - 1.63 GB
- SysWOW64 - 1.30 GB
- Installer - 1.17 GB
- Microsoft.NET - 1.03 GB
- SoftwareDistribution - 0.85 GB

I do regular registry fixes and temp file cleans, and I do regular inspections on my drives to remove unnecessary files and programs. However, the large increase in my Windows folder which happened about 6 months ago is really bothering me.

Is there any way get rid of some excess files? Or is this just a case of Windows inaccurately showing the actual amount of free space due to hard links?

Help is appreciated, thanks

A:Abnormally large Windows folder, size reduction possible?

Have you run disk cleanup?

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I'm running Windows XP 32 bit.In the past few days my internet connection has been badly congested about 50% of the time. I am (unfortunately) using a 1mbps connection but was uploading on average 3000 packets per second, more than I thought was possible on my connection. Using TCPView I found that the cause of this was explorer.exe. The only reason I can even access this website right now is because I ended Explorer. I've tried using Malwarebytes as I assume this is a type of malware, but it didn't solve the problem.TCPView screenshot:As you can see, there are lots of separate packets being sent. I don't know much about this but maybe its some DDOS attack? Not really sure what to do next.

A:Windows XP: Explorer uploading large amout of packets

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart th... Read more

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Hello all,

Installed a new motherboard and everything went well with that untill I start updating windows. Windows downlaods all the updates then does a restart and on the restart I get the blue screen of death. Please help. Many Thanks in advance.

A:Fresh Install - Large Windows Update Crash

Hello powerade,

► This is one, VIRTU LucidInterop WDDM Driver by LucidLogix

fffff880`04a12090 fffff880`03fd6900Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\VirtuWDDM.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for VirtuWDDM.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for VirtuWDDM.sys
Try to upload the driver from lucidlogix with GPU Solution.

► Intel HD Graphics Driver

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck A, {fffffa7fffffffe0, 2, 1, fffff8000316c99c}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\igdkmd64.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for igdkmd64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for igdkmd64.sys
Probably caused by : igdkmd64.sys ( igdkmd64+a376f )

Followup: MachineOwner
Update it from

Do the changes and let us know.

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Hi I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 and some folders I have when I click for the Large thumbnail preview (Ctrl+Shift+2) The folder icon look like if was upside down, maybe this is the way it's intended, I don't know :b.
I'll leave some screenshot so you guys can see what I mean.

This one is the weird upside down looking icons
This one is normal list view

What could it be and how can I fix it?

A:Windows 8.1 Large thumbnail preview Icon upside down?!


Good One..

A Really Good One!!

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So is there any way to reduce the message size so it fits in the preview pane? (like how you can hit ctrl+scroll wheel and change the IE8 font on a web page)

I upgraded from XP and am very impressed so far with 7 but the mail program hasn't changed much.


A:Windows Mail - Message too large in Preview Pane

Nevermind...I think I found it.

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I'm not sure what I've done but all of the text in the menu items is all appearing very large. I presume I've done this using a short cut some how. I've attempted all of the obvious solutions in display settings to no avail. Below is an example of how the menu looks in Excel.

I'm sure it's a simple one but any help appreciated.


A:Can't reduce large text/menu size in windows 8.1

Hi Andrew,
Welcome to W8F!

You check this?:

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Hello everyone,

I have a problem with my windows vista (ultimate x64).
It crashes in BSoD every time I try to download one or more large files at once (>=100Mb), or when I surf on many internet pages at once (e.g. when I start Opera and it opens 10 tabs simultaneously).

Anyone has the same problem/a solution please? That would be so great.

I hope it's not due to my hardware, since it's a new computer, but I had another o/s before (XP) on the same computer, and it didn't crash.

I hope you guys can save me =)


A:Windows vista crash when downloading large files


I'm sorry, but I really need help with this...

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Hi there
Workstation Version 10.2 Host running these distros - same observations for both hosts. Opensuse / Linux Mint 17 both 64 bit. Guest is windows 8.1 update 1.

I seem on the df -h command get a /tmp file around 4GB which is 95% allocated. This goes down to 0% when the vm is powered off.

I can't seem to find any way to increase the size of this file or configure it in any way -- is this just VMware using disk space or will my Guest eventually fail because lack of disk space. There's actually plenty of space on the HDD itself. !!


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I have an ultrabook with 128 GB of space, 101 GiB after partitioning and so on, so it got annoying when I just checked my C:\Windows directory and it was up to 25 GBs, with winsxs up to 14 GBs. I had heard on Windows Weekly that there was a way to clean up the winsxs directory now, so I followed that simple procedure and gained 3.5 GBs of disk space after the utility was done. I then rebooted and I gained 1.5 GBs more, 5 GBs of unnecessary files removed.

C:\Windows is down to 18 GBs now and winsxs down to 7.3 GBs, with the disparity between the 7 GBs less those folders report and the 5 GBs less the system disk reports no doubt because of the hard links in winsxs, that have been mentioned here before.

I've seen several threads here about large winsxs folders, but none mentioning this recent blog post from Microsoft so I thought I'd post this fix that worked for me.

A:Large Windows and winsxs folders taking up too much space

The large size of the winsxs folder is more apparent than real. Actually most of these files are just links to files that are stored elsewhere. Something like shortcuts but not the same.

Since Windows 2000 NTFS has had a feature where a single copy of a file can appear in multiple folders. But it was not until Vista that Windows used this feature, which it does for the winsxs folder. This saves considerable disk space but makes the determination of disk space used by a specific folder very difficult. It is not that the properties dialog is lying to you (as some have suggested), it is a question of what is the truth. There are no easy answers to that question.

The method used in the article should be safe. But there are some more radical methods from other sources and these should be avoided.

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I set-up Windows Live Mail from a help of this site, to which I truly feel grateful.

Now, I find a size of Font is too large,.... about '14' to '16' that I want to correct to normal font sizse, '12.'

My question is;
How to change from '14' or '16' to normal font size,12?'

Thanks for your help in advance.

A:Font Size is too large on Windows Live Mail

Hi -

Go into Live Mail, click on blue tab, top-left; select "options", "mail".

This screen will then appear -

Regards. . .



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I've been having trouble for several months now with my file folders getting too large. Normally, I can clean up my temporary folders with cCleaner or by using the Disc Cleanup tool. This usually takes care of the large "AppData" folder. The trouble I'm seeing now is that my "Installer" and "winsxs" folders continue to grow. Currently, Installer is at 14.4 Gb and winsxs is at 11.3 Gb.

I have read several posts here and a few internet articles discussing options like turning off hibernate mode, emptying the AppData folder, and running cCleaner. These don't address issues in Installer or winsxs though. I tried deleting applications that I don't use. There are some that I'm not sure that I use but may be part of some Excel or VBA pack that I need so I don't delete those. I also ran the msizap.exe application but can't seem to reduce the size of those folders.

I'm not sure if this helps but I ran SpaceSniffer to get an idea of where all my space was being used. In there, the application is telling me that some of these larger .msi or .msp files haven't been accessed in over a year while some of the smaller files haven't been accessed in over 4 years. I'm not sure if that matters but it seems like there could be some house keeping done on those files.

Any help anyone can give is greatly appreciated. Thanks, in advance, for any help you can give me.


A:Large Windows 7 Installer and winsxs Folders - 50% of partition

Those sizes are not especially large. On my Win 7 system, Winsxs is 12.5GB. Installer is small though, under a GB.

How big is your hard drive. If it's an SSD then it sounds like it's too small.

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It took several minutes to connect to this site, severeal more to even post this message. Internet connection is established and supposedly working correctly. However, it is slow to start, and takes forever to change pages. Task Manager states that over 1.25GB is the Page File usage, and the CPU usage is constantly riding around 80-100%. I have done a virus scan and a HiackThis scan, and have posted them below in that order. Any help would be greatly appreciated, and please let me know if there is any more information needed to diagnose and fix this problem.

AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic
Report file date: Monday, February 11, 2008 00:05

Scanning for 1098011 virus strains and unwanted programs.

Licensed to: Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic
Serial number: 0000149996-ADJIE-0001
Platform: Windows XP
Windows version: (Service Pack 2) [5.1.2600]
Username: SYSTEM
Computer name: DCL4GG51

Version information:
BUILD.DAT : 270 15603 Bytes 9/19/2007 13:32:00
AVSCAN.EXE : 290856 Bytes 8/23/2007 18:16:29
AVSCAN.DLL : 49192 Bytes 8/16/2007 17:23:51
LUKE.DLL : 147496 Bytes 8/14/2007 20:32:47
LUKERES.DLL : 10280 Bytes 8/21/2007 17:35:20
ANTIVIR0.VDF : 11030528 Bytes 7/18/2007 16:29:42
ANTIVIR1.VDF : 3367424 Bytes 12/14/2007 03:20:57
ANTIVIR2.VDF : 1673728 Bytes 2/8/2008 16:40:07
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A:Grass grows faster than this computer...... PLEASE HELP!!

WOW. You got a lot of **** running. Here is what you have running that is questionable...(something I wouldn't use)

AOL service (known to slow computer down)
ipod service
lexmark ?
google updater
applemobiledevice ?
picasa media detector?
narrator ?????
PC Pitstop Optimize Scheduler
Adobe Reader Speed Launcher
QuickTime Task

And I'd also find out what these are:
Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\U3\U3Launcher\LaunchU3.exe
:\Program Files\ArcSoft\Media Card Companion\MCC Monitor.exe

Any kind of dell support...I would disable ...I never support of any kind and it doesn't look like it's helping you much anyway... so you can disable this
C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe
I'm pretty sure you don't need this running:
(could indicate some kind of virus......not sure)

Here is what I would do first.....I'd go to Control Panel --->Services and then disable a bunch of services that you ARENT using is a list of services that I have disabled. Good thing about this is that if you mess up, you can always go back and fix it.

Automatic Updates
Application Layer Gateway Service
Background Intelligent Transfer Service
Cryptographic Services
COM+ System Application
DCOM Server Process Launcher
Distributed Link Tracking Client
Di... Read more

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My tempfile in Documents and settings adds 1500+ emoty files each day
I have run all recommended programs.
Please help!!!

My log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 07:25:14, on 2006-01-28
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program\Panda Software\Panda Platinum 2006 Internet Security\TPSrv.exe
C:\Program\Panda Software\Panda Platinum 2006 Internet Security\pavsrv51.exe
C:\Program\Panda Software\Panda Platinum 2006 Internet Security\AVENGINE.EXE
c:\program\panda software\panda platinum 2006 internet security\firewall\PNMSRV.EXE
C:\Program\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program\Glocalnet Bredband\Bredbandsklienten\GlocalnetBredbandService.exe
C:\Program\Panda Software\Panda Platinum 2006 Internet Security\PavFnSvr.exe
C:\Program\Delade filer\Panda Software\PavShld\pavprsrv.exe
C:\Program\Panda Software\Panda Platinum 2006 Internet Security\AntiSpam\pskmssvc.exe
C:\Program\Panda Software\Panda Platinum 2006 Internet Security\PsImSvc.exe
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A:My tempfile grows with 1500 files/day

Hello gunsan and welcome to TSF,

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad since you will not have any of browsers open while you are fixing this.

Download Ewido Security SuiteInstall Ewido Security Suite
When installing, under "Additional Options" uncheck..Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

Double-click the icon on Desktop to launch Ewido
You will need to update Ewido to the latest definition files.On the left hand side of the main screen click update.
Then click on Start Update.
The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update Ewido
When you have finished updating, EXIT Ewido.

Download CleanUp! (Alternate Link if main link doesn't work) and install it.



Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following:
1) Restart your computer
2) After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.
3) Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear
4) Use the up arrow key to highlight Safe Mode and press Enter.


Run a scan in HijackThis. 'Check' each of the following if they still exist (make sure not to miss any):

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar... Read more

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I have a start window showing the last programs run which defaults to 10 items viewed. However every time I run I run a program it is added to that list. This is bloody annoying as I have over 50 items that I have to manually unpin from the list. Can this be stopped? I have been through the Task bar and Menu properties but can not find anything.

A:Start window grows when application run

try going into the start menu and clicking costonize, and then click restore defaults and see what it does.

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Fix Windows 7 SP1 Slow Startup Due to Large Number of Restore Points

Fix Windows 7 SP1 Slow Startup Due to Large Number of Restore Points - Softpedia

The Redmond company confirmed the issue and noted that impacted users have created a large number of restore points, a move which cause the slowing down of the startup process.
According to the software giant, affected customers are most likely using large hard disks in addition to create too many restore points on their machines.

Microsoft did not explain just how slow the startup process gets, but it appears that boot performance degradation is sufficient for users to become aware that something it’s going on.

“This issue occurs because the boot plan for the ReadyBoot feature exceeds the size limit of 512 kilobytes (KB). Each restore point creates a snapshot of Windows that Volsnap.sys must validate during the startup process,” Microsoft explained.

“When you create many restore points, the boot plan for the ReadyBoot feature eventually exceeds the size limit of 512 KB, and cannot be stored. Therefore, startup I/O operations are not precached, and the startup process is slow.

my update went ok all done in 5 mins

A:Fix Windows 7 SP1 Slow Startup Due to Large Number of Restore Points

I suppose the real question is. How large is large?

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For JPG files above 11mb, the edit controls in WLPG are greyed out. I can only edit files of 10mb or less.

Microsoft says to uncheck read only in the file's Properties but it is not checked.

I'm using Vista (32) on a laptop with dual core processor and plenty of ram.

Any ideas?

A:Windows Live Photo Gallery Can't Edit Large Files

Where is the JPEG located? Is it on a CD/DVD, Flash or SD Card? Or is it located on your C: drive? If it is on a removable media, save it to your C: before attempting to edit it.

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1. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).

2. Locate and then click the following key in the registry:


3. On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry value:

Value name: EnableBigLba
Data type: REG_DWORD
Value data: 0x1

Hope it helps!

A:How to access more than 137gb on large hard disks in Windows 2000

Needs Windows 2000 SP3 or later.

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