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Romeo

Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64016
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:36:31 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
Windows File Protection file scan was started.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64021
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:41 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The system file c:\windows\ehome\ehcircl.dll could not be copied into the
DLL cache. The specific error code is 0x00000000 [The operation completed
successfully.
]. This file is necessary to maintain system stability.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64021
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:48 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The system file c:\windows\ehome\ehiepg.dll could not be copied into the DLL
cache. The specific error code is 0x00000000 [The operation completed
successfully.
]. This file is necessary to maintain system stability.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64021
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:49 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The system file c:\windows\ehome\ehituner.dll could not be copied into the
DLL cache. The specific error code is 0x00000000 [The operation completed
successfully.
]. This file is necessary to maintain system stability.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64020
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:50 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
Windows File Protection scan found that the system file
c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v1.0.3705\gacutil.exe has a bad signature.
This file was restored to the original version to maintain system stability.
The file version of the system file is 1.0.3705.0.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.



Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64004
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:50 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The protected system file
c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v1.0.3705\gacutil.exe could not be
restored to its original, valid version. The file version of the bad file is
1.0.3705.0 The specific error code is 0x00000000 [The operation completed
successfully.
].

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.



Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64021
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:50 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The system file c:\windows\ehome\snchk.exe could not be copied into the DLL
cache. The specific error code is 0x00000000 [The operation completed
successfully.
]. This file is necessary to maintain system stability.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.



Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64017
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:51 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
Windows File Protection file scan completed successfully.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name MONEYPIT
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Dell XPS720
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A05, 1/3/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2705 (xpsp.050622-1524)"
User Name MONEYPIT\Karen
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 4,096.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 2.27 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.94 GB
Page File Space 4.84 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys


Can anyone please tell me what the above means? Why would my CD not be able
to restore these protected files and is there a solution that does not
require me to do a reinstall?

Thank you in advance for any insight.
 
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D

db ´¯`·.. >

for one thing i
think that having
a 4 gigabyte pagefile
is not helpful to
your system as it
is way too big.

next, it seems the brunt
of the errors relate to
something called
ehome - perhaps a
microsoft specialty
device.

framework is also noted
but this is likely included
or linked to the ehome
software.

you might try reinstalling
ehome and maybe look
up any updates or patches
for it afterwards.
--

db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>

Romeo said:
Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64016
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:36:31 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
Windows File Protection file scan was started.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64021
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:41 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The system file c:\windows\ehome\ehcircl.dll could not be copied into the
DLL cache. The specific error code is 0x00000000 [The operation completed
successfully.
]. This file is necessary to maintain system stability.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64021
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:48 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The system file c:\windows\ehome\ehiepg.dll could not be copied into the DLL
cache. The specific error code is 0x00000000 [The operation completed
successfully.
]. This file is necessary to maintain system stability.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64021
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:49 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The system file c:\windows\ehome\ehituner.dll could not be copied into the
DLL cache. The specific error code is 0x00000000 [The operation completed
successfully.
]. This file is necessary to maintain system stability.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64020
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:50 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
Windows File Protection scan found that the system file
c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v1.0.3705\gacutil.exe has a bad signature.
This file was restored to the original version to maintain system stability.
The file version of the system file is 1.0.3705.0.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.



Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64004
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:50 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The protected system file
c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v1.0.3705\gacutil.exe could not be
restored to its original, valid version. The file version of the bad file is
1.0.3705.0 The specific error code is 0x00000000 [The operation completed
successfully.
].

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.



Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64021
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:50 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The system file c:\windows\ehome\snchk.exe could not be copied into the DLL
cache. The specific error code is 0x00000000 [The operation completed
successfully.
]. This file is necessary to maintain system stability.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.



Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64017
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:51 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
Windows File Protection file scan completed successfully.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name MONEYPIT
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Dell XPS720
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A05, 1/3/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2705 (xpsp.050622-1524)"
User Name MONEYPIT\Karen
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 4,096.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 2.27 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.94 GB
Page File Space 4.84 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys


Can anyone please tell me what the above means? Why would my CD not be able
to restore these protected files and is there a solution that does not
require me to do a reinstall?

Thank you in advance for any insight.
 
R

Romeo

I cannot reinstall ehome that I now of. I did however find the following,
which is no fix but sheds some light. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909059

It looks to me that the work-around is only that as it does not install the
missing files.

I did not set the pagefile size. How do I do that and what is appropriate?
I have no clue what it even does.

Thanks for your response.

db ´¯`·.. > said:
for one thing i
think that having
a 4 gigabyte pagefile
is not helpful to
your system as it
is way too big.

next, it seems the brunt
of the errors relate to
something called
ehome - perhaps a
microsoft specialty
device.

framework is also noted
but this is likely included
or linked to the ehome
software.

you might try reinstalling
ehome and maybe look
up any updates or patches
for it afterwards.
--

db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>

Romeo said:
Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64016
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:36:31 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
Windows File Protection file scan was started.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64021
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:41 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The system file c:\windows\ehome\ehcircl.dll could not be copied into the
DLL cache. The specific error code is 0x00000000 [The operation completed
successfully.
]. This file is necessary to maintain system stability.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64021
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:48 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The system file c:\windows\ehome\ehiepg.dll could not be copied into the DLL
cache. The specific error code is 0x00000000 [The operation completed
successfully.
]. This file is necessary to maintain system stability.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64021
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:49 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The system file c:\windows\ehome\ehituner.dll could not be copied into the
DLL cache. The specific error code is 0x00000000 [The operation completed
successfully.
]. This file is necessary to maintain system stability.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64020
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:50 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
Windows File Protection scan found that the system file
c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v1.0.3705\gacutil.exe has a bad signature.
This file was restored to the original version to maintain system stability.
The file version of the system file is 1.0.3705.0.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.



Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64004
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:50 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The protected system file
c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v1.0.3705\gacutil.exe could not be
restored to its original, valid version. The file version of the bad file is
1.0.3705.0 The specific error code is 0x00000000 [The operation completed
successfully.
].

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.



Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64021
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:50 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The system file c:\windows\ehome\snchk.exe could not be copied into the DLL
cache. The specific error code is 0x00000000 [The operation completed
successfully.
]. This file is necessary to maintain system stability.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.



Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64017
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:51 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
Windows File Protection file scan completed successfully.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name MONEYPIT
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Dell XPS720
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A05, 1/3/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2705 (xpsp.050622-1524)"
User Name MONEYPIT\Karen
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 4,096.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 2.27 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.94 GB
Page File Space 4.84 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys


Can anyone please tell me what the above means? Why would my CD not be able
to restore these protected files and is there a solution that does not
require me to do a reinstall?

Thank you in advance for any insight.
 
D

db ´¯`·.. >

in regards to the pagefile,
it is used for virtual memory
which supports the system
when memory runs low.

if you are using regular software
that has been designed for
512 megs of ram, it is unlikely you
will use more than 2 gigs of memory
and then need additional pagefile
for any overflow.

to view the probability above,
the stats you provided are as
follows:
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Avail Virtual Memory 1.94 GB

therefore the calculation is:

TVM-AVM = Virtual Memory Used

the reason the VMU is low is because
there is a lot of room inside your ram
for the processes' and there is little
demand for much virtual memory.

however, software especially designed
for high memory will let windows
know (and you) that more v.m. is needed
if the v.m. runs low.

so in the interim you can try to
tweak/custom size your virtual mem
and see if you can gain some
performance:

firstly, make a system
restore point at this time.

secondly, here is the info
on customizing the pagefile:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307886/en-us

for item 6 set it at: 2
for item 7 set it at: 1152
for item 8 set it to: C

"however"

if you are fortunate to have
a non system partition or disk
like a "D", then i would move
the pagefile to it.

then reboot and see if
the above seems helpful.

------------

in regards to ehome,
here is a link i found:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888795

it should provide some
additional information and
i think there is tech support
avail as well.

i don't know much about
ehome. however, it seems
that it is an integral part of
your o.s. and should not be
providing any errors.

so even if you don't use
the device or service provided
by ehome, it seems that it should
still be installed and configured
correctly.

so the premise of resolving
ehome errors is to get it
functional as it was when
you first got your computer.
--

db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>

Romeo said:
I cannot reinstall ehome that I now of. I did however find the following,
which is no fix but sheds some light. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909059

It looks to me that the work-around is only that as it does not install the
missing files.

I did not set the pagefile size. How do I do that and what is appropriate?
I have no clue what it even does.

Thanks for your response.

db ´¯`·.. > said:
for one thing i
think that having
a 4 gigabyte pagefile
is not helpful to
your system as it
is way too big.

next, it seems the brunt
of the errors relate to
something called
ehome - perhaps a
microsoft specialty
device.

framework is also noted
but this is likely included
or linked to the ehome
software.

you might try reinstalling
ehome and maybe look
up any updates or patches
for it afterwards.
--

db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>

Romeo said:
Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64016
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:36:31 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
Windows File Protection file scan was started.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64021
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:41 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The system file c:\windows\ehome\ehcircl.dll could not be copied into the
DLL cache. The specific error code is 0x00000000 [The operation completed
successfully.
]. This file is necessary to maintain system stability.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64021
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:48 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The system file c:\windows\ehome\ehiepg.dll could not be copied into the
DLL
cache. The specific error code is 0x00000000 [The operation completed
successfully.
]. This file is necessary to maintain system stability.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64021
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:49 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The system file c:\windows\ehome\ehituner.dll could not be copied into the
DLL cache. The specific error code is 0x00000000 [The operation completed
successfully.
]. This file is necessary to maintain system stability.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64020
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:50 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
Windows File Protection scan found that the system file
c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v1.0.3705\gacutil.exe has a bad
signature.
This file was restored to the original version to maintain system
stability.
The file version of the system file is 1.0.3705.0.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.



Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64004
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:50 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The protected system file
c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v1.0.3705\gacutil.exe could not be
restored to its original, valid version. The file version of the bad file
is
1.0.3705.0 The specific error code is 0x00000000 [The operation completed
successfully.
].

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.



Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64021
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:50 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The system file c:\windows\ehome\snchk.exe could not be copied into the DLL
cache. The specific error code is 0x00000000 [The operation completed
successfully.
]. This file is necessary to maintain system stability.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.



Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64017
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:51 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
Windows File Protection file scan completed successfully.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name MONEYPIT
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Dell XPS720
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A05, 1/3/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2705 (xpsp.050622-1524)"
User Name MONEYPIT\Karen
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 4,096.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 2.27 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.94 GB
Page File Space 4.84 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys


Can anyone please tell me what the above means? Why would my CD not be
able
to restore these protected files and is there a solution that does not
require me to do a reinstall?

Thank you in advance for any insight.
 
R

Romeo

Again, thank you for your response. I only have the C drive unpartitioned.
I believe Dell does have something hidden in a portion of it but I am not
sure. Under the Advanced tab I have:

Processor schedule: By default, computer set to use greater share of
processor time to run program witht he following choices:

Program and Background services (Program is checked)

Memory Use: By default, computer set to use greater share of memory time to
run program with the following choices:

Program and System Cache (Program is checked)

Virtual Memory: Total paging file size for all drives is 2046MB

Virtual Memory Tab shows:

Drive [Volume Lable] and Paging file size (MB)
My Volume is C and paging is set at 2046 -- 4092

Drive Space Available is 248155MB

Custon size is checked showing the following:
Initial size (MB) 2046
Maximim size (MB) 4092

Additional Options include:
System managed size
No paging file

The total paging file size for all drives states
Minimum allowed 2MB
Recommended 4603
Current allocated 2046

Also, I run Diskeeper a program that in realtime defrags my HD. What if any
effect will this program have on such a change. Do you know? If I set the
initial size at 1152 what would be the maximum size. Also, I read somewhere
that your paging file should be 1-1/1 times your RAM. I have 4GB Ram.
Without getting really detailed can you give me some general info on what
performance loss I might be experiencing?

Regarding ehome. In the link I provided to you MS states that the
manufacturer may have put the files in another location for performance. If
that is the case will Dell and install ehome I may get more than I am asking
for. The link I provided to you clearly states those files are not needed to
run Media. I must say it is rather confusing to provide a work-around to
eliminate the files and yet have them error stating they are needed when you
run a sfc scan.

Romeo


db ´¯`·.. > said:
in regards to the pagefile,
it is used for virtual memory
which supports the system
when memory runs low.

if you are using regular software
that has been designed for
512 megs of ram, it is unlikely you
will use more than 2 gigs of memory
and then need additional pagefile
for any overflow.

to view the probability above,
the stats you provided are as
follows:
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Avail Virtual Memory 1.94 GB

therefore the calculation is:

TVM-AVM = Virtual Memory Used

the reason the VMU is low is because
there is a lot of room inside your ram
for the processes' and there is little
demand for much virtual memory.

however, software especially designed
for high memory will let windows
know (and you) that more v.m. is needed
if the v.m. runs low.

so in the interim you can try to
tweak/custom size your virtual mem
and see if you can gain some
performance:

firstly, make a system
restore point at this time.

secondly, here is the info
on customizing the pagefile:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307886/en-us

for item 6 set it at: 2
for item 7 set it at: 1152
for item 8 set it to: C

"however"

if you are fortunate to have
a non system partition or disk
like a "D", then i would move
the pagefile to it.

then reboot and see if
the above seems helpful.

------------

in regards to ehome,
here is a link i found:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888795

it should provide some
additional information and
i think there is tech support
avail as well.

i don't know much about
ehome. however, it seems
that it is an integral part of
your o.s. and should not be
providing any errors.

so even if you don't use
the device or service provided
by ehome, it seems that it should
still be installed and configured
correctly.

so the premise of resolving
ehome errors is to get it
functional as it was when
you first got your computer.
--

db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>

Romeo said:
I cannot reinstall ehome that I now of. I did however find the following,
which is no fix but sheds some light. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909059

It looks to me that the work-around is only that as it does not install the
missing files.

I did not set the pagefile size. How do I do that and what is appropriate?
I have no clue what it even does.

Thanks for your response.

db ´¯`·.. > said:
for one thing i
think that having
a 4 gigabyte pagefile
is not helpful to
your system as it
is way too big.

next, it seems the brunt
of the errors relate to
something called
ehome - perhaps a
microsoft specialty
device.

framework is also noted
but this is likely included
or linked to the ehome
software.

you might try reinstalling
ehome and maybe look
up any updates or patches
for it afterwards.
--

db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>

Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64016
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:36:31 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
Windows File Protection file scan was started.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64021
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:41 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The system file c:\windows\ehome\ehcircl.dll could not be copied into the
DLL cache. The specific error code is 0x00000000 [The operation completed
successfully.
]. This file is necessary to maintain system stability.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64021
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:48 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The system file c:\windows\ehome\ehiepg.dll could not be copied into the
DLL
cache. The specific error code is 0x00000000 [The operation completed
successfully.
]. This file is necessary to maintain system stability.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64021
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:49 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The system file c:\windows\ehome\ehituner.dll could not be copied into the
DLL cache. The specific error code is 0x00000000 [The operation completed
successfully.
]. This file is necessary to maintain system stability.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64020
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:50 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
Windows File Protection scan found that the system file
c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v1.0.3705\gacutil.exe has a bad
signature.
This file was restored to the original version to maintain system
stability.
The file version of the system file is 1.0.3705.0.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.



Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64004
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:50 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The protected system file
c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v1.0.3705\gacutil.exe could not be
restored to its original, valid version. The file version of the bad file
is
1.0.3705.0 The specific error code is 0x00000000 [The operation completed
successfully.
].

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.



Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64021
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:50 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The system file c:\windows\ehome\snchk.exe could not be copied into the DLL
cache. The specific error code is 0x00000000 [The operation completed
successfully.
]. This file is necessary to maintain system stability.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.



Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64017
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:51 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
Windows File Protection file scan completed successfully.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name MONEYPIT
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Dell XPS720
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A05, 1/3/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2705 (xpsp.050622-1524)"
 
D

db ´¯`·.. >

yeh, dell likely has a
hidden partition with
your restoration files,
in the event you incur a
disk crash.

the hidden partition won't
reveal itself until you initiate
"recovery", perhaps by
pressing the f10 key at
boot up. dell likely has
faq's on this process.

however, keep in mind that
the files in the hidden partition
bring your system back to the original
defaults. so any customizations
your computer has incurred
since the creation of your computer
will be lost if you revert back to
the manufacturer defaults.

that is why it is really important
to have an alternate backup like
disk images on cd's that will have
your customizations and personal
files. without an alternate method
to restore your computer you will
only be left with the option of
factory restore.

----------------------------

well, tweaking the virtual
memory wont cause damage
to your system and can be
resized at any time, including
via safemode.

the formula for the size of
the pagefile on the disk is
1.5 times the size of physical
ram.

the formula simply provides a
standard for sizing the high end/
maximum of the pagefile
required for your virtual mem.

however, something to keep
in mind is that the formula
was ingeniously designed for
"low ram" systems.

so the formula is helpful to
a certain point and for certain
systems/configurations.

my suggestion because of your
modern system/configuration
is to skip the standard formula
and get the real (actual) number of
the amount of vm used for your
system.

unless you are running high
end graphics or animation software
or have special software designed
for calculating the ratio of gravity
to the celestial planets during
certain galactic phases, i wouldn't
be surprised if you only using
a meager 50 megs of v.m. since
you have lots of physical ram
that is working for you.

if my estimate is true or pretty
close, then having a pagefile
starting at 2046 gigs is way
out in space.

however if your programs are not
sluggish then leave your vm as is
because systems and configurations
vary so my suggestions may
not help for yours.

but in my experience an oversized
or undersized pagefile has inverse
affect on performance.

it has also been my experience
that regular folks may see their
computer functioning in an acceptable
manner, computer geeks would
otherwise scoff at the poor
performance.

because yours is set between 2046 and
4092 your system is stating by default
that total allocated is 2046.

the number is pretty high and
likely not a true one. further some
software that has been hard coded
to demand for a certain amount
of pagefile may not be performing
well.

so if you are in the mood and have
the time to bring your vm back down
to earth, then try resizing your
pagefile to a low end of 2, windows
will then give you a real number
of the vm you are actually using.


---------------

in regards to ehome,
i am not sure what to
say about that.

it seems that error messages
were stating that sfc cannot
move the system dlls from
the ehome folder, thus the
errors.

i would double check to
see that the folder and
files sfc is having issues
with are actually in the
disk where sfc is looking
for them.

again, if by chance the cause
of the errors you received are
a result of loosing that ehome
folder, "do not" do a factory
restore to reinstall that special
folder - unless you are ready
to revert the system back to
its original state.

it is not clear why you chose
to do an sfc, but obviously you
are encountering some issues -
maybe that ehome folder is vital to your
system. maybe you can elaborate
further as to why you needed to
do an sfc.

incidentally, if you have not done
so, it would not be a bad idea to
ensure your personal files are
copied onto a cd or uploaded to
microsoft live.

also, if the folder was accidentally
deleted or moved, then maybe
it can be moved back or undeleted
with a third party program.
--

db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>

Romeo said:
Again, thank you for your response. I only have the C drive unpartitioned.
I believe Dell does have something hidden in a portion of it but I am not
sure. Under the Advanced tab I have:

Processor schedule: By default, computer set to use greater share of
processor time to run program witht he following choices:

Program and Background services (Program is checked)

Memory Use: By default, computer set to use greater share of memory time to
run program with the following choices:

Program and System Cache (Program is checked)

Virtual Memory: Total paging file size for all drives is 2046MB

Virtual Memory Tab shows:

Drive [Volume Lable] and Paging file size (MB)
My Volume is C and paging is set at 2046 -- 4092

Drive Space Available is 248155MB

Custon size is checked showing the following:
Initial size (MB) 2046
Maximim size (MB) 4092

Additional Options include:
System managed size
No paging file

The total paging file size for all drives states
Minimum allowed 2MB
Recommended 4603
Current allocated 2046

Also, I run Diskeeper a program that in realtime defrags my HD. What if any
effect will this program have on such a change. Do you know? If I set the
initial size at 1152 what would be the maximum size. Also, I read somewhere
that your paging file should be 1-1/1 times your RAM. I have 4GB Ram.
Without getting really detailed can you give me some general info on what
performance loss I might be experiencing?

Regarding ehome. In the link I provided to you MS states that the
manufacturer may have put the files in another location for performance. If
that is the case will Dell and install ehome I may get more than I am asking
for. The link I provided to you clearly states those files are not needed to
run Media. I must say it is rather confusing to provide a work-around to
eliminate the files and yet have them error stating they are needed when you
run a sfc scan.

Romeo


db ´¯`·.. > said:
in regards to the pagefile,
it is used for virtual memory
which supports the system
when memory runs low.

if you are using regular software
that has been designed for
512 megs of ram, it is unlikely you
will use more than 2 gigs of memory
and then need additional pagefile
for any overflow.

to view the probability above,
the stats you provided are as
follows:
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Avail Virtual Memory 1.94 GB

therefore the calculation is:

TVM-AVM = Virtual Memory Used

the reason the VMU is low is because
there is a lot of room inside your ram
for the processes' and there is little
demand for much virtual memory.

however, software especially designed
for high memory will let windows
know (and you) that more v.m. is needed
if the v.m. runs low.

so in the interim you can try to
tweak/custom size your virtual mem
and see if you can gain some
performance:

firstly, make a system
restore point at this time.

secondly, here is the info
on customizing the pagefile:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307886/en-us

for item 6 set it at: 2
for item 7 set it at: 1152
for item 8 set it to: C

"however"

if you are fortunate to have
a non system partition or disk
like a "D", then i would move
the pagefile to it.

then reboot and see if
the above seems helpful.

------------

in regards to ehome,
here is a link i found:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888795

it should provide some
additional information and
i think there is tech support
avail as well.

i don't know much about
ehome. however, it seems
that it is an integral part of
your o.s. and should not be
providing any errors.

so even if you don't use
the device or service provided
by ehome, it seems that it should
still be installed and configured
correctly.

so the premise of resolving
ehome errors is to get it
functional as it was when
you first got your computer.
--

db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>

Romeo said:
I cannot reinstall ehome that I now of. I did however find the following,
which is no fix but sheds some light.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909059

It looks to me that the work-around is only that as it does not install the
missing files.

I did not set the pagefile size. How do I do that and what is appropriate?
I have no clue what it even does.

Thanks for your response.

:

for one thing i
think that having
a 4 gigabyte pagefile
is not helpful to
your system as it
is way too big.

next, it seems the brunt
of the errors relate to
something called
ehome - perhaps a
microsoft specialty
device.

framework is also noted
but this is likely included
or linked to the ehome
software.

you might try reinstalling
ehome and maybe look
up any updates or patches
for it afterwards.
--

db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>

Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64016
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:36:31 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
Windows File Protection file scan was started.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64021
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:41 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The system file c:\windows\ehome\ehcircl.dll could not be copied into
the
DLL cache. The specific error code is 0x00000000 [The operation
completed
successfully.
]. This file is necessary to maintain system stability.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64021
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:48 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The system file c:\windows\ehome\ehiepg.dll could not be copied into the
DLL
cache. The specific error code is 0x00000000 [The operation completed
successfully.
]. This file is necessary to maintain system stability.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64021
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:49 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The system file c:\windows\ehome\ehituner.dll could not be copied into
the
DLL cache. The specific error code is 0x00000000 [The operation
completed
successfully.
]. This file is necessary to maintain system stability.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64020
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:50 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
Windows File Protection scan found that the system file
c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v1.0.3705\gacutil.exe has a bad
signature.
This file was restored to the original version to maintain system
stability.
The file version of the system file is 1.0.3705.0.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.



Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64004
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:50 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The protected system file
c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v1.0.3705\gacutil.exe could not be
restored to its original, valid version. The file version of the bad
file
is
1.0.3705.0 The specific error code is 0x00000000 [The operation
completed
successfully.
].

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.



Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64021
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:50 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The system file c:\windows\ehome\snchk.exe could not be copied into the
DLL
cache. The specific error code is 0x00000000 [The operation completed
successfully.
]. This file is necessary to maintain system stability.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.



Event Type: Information
Event Source: Windows File Protection
Event Category: None
Event ID: 64017
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:54:51 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
Windows File Protection file scan completed successfully.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name MONEYPIT
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Dell XPS720
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A05, 1/3/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2705 (xpsp.050622-1524)"
 
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R

Romeo

Thank you again for the fast reply. First, I know all about restore to
factory state. No way am I ready to do that. Tech help is always quick to
jump to that as a resolution rather then spend time to resolve problems.

Initially, my problems began with the video driver. Believe that is settled
now. During one of those sessions I had the tech uninstall the Business
portion of my Outlook program. I believe now he did it improperly as he
subsequently had to uninstall all the SQL stuff on my computer so I would
boot without errors. I then had a problem with streaming video wherein my
media player would replace the player on a particular web-page and not play
the stream. Ultimately, if I clicked on a page such as wvec.com and went to
interactive eagle cam the browser would blow out and close completely. Seems
to be fixed now.

Ever since I have had this computer I receive this error and have yet to
resolve what it is and it may simply be I shut down the computer with a disk
in the cd or dvd drive for all I know.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Disk
Event Category: None
Event ID: 11
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:30:25 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 04 00 68 00 01 00 b6 00 ..h...¶.
0008: 00 00 00 00 0b 00 04 c0 .......À
0010: 03 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0028: 37 20 00 00 00 00 00 00 7 ......
0030: ff ff ff ff 07 00 00 00 ÿÿÿÿ....
0038: 40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 @.......
0040: 00 20 0a 12 80 01 20 40 . ..€. @
0048: 00 00 00 00 0a 00 00 00 ........
0050: 00 e0 d6 88 40 e9 a9 8a .àֈ@驊
0058: 00 00 00 00 90 cb d1 8a ....ÂËъ
0060: 00 00 00 00 1e f7 61 00 .....÷a.
0068: 2a 00 00 61 f7 1e 00 00 *..a÷...
0070: 08 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0078: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0080: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0088: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: Disk
Event Category: None
Event ID: 51
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:30:44 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk0\D during a paging operation.

NOTE from Romeo: This paging operation error does not always follow.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 03 00 68 00 01 00 b6 00 ..h...¶.
0008: 00 00 00 00 33 00 04 80 ....3..€
0010: 2d 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 -.......
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0028: 11 25 00 00 00 00 00 00 .%......
0030: ff ff ff ff 03 00 00 00 ÿÿÿÿ....
0038: 40 00 00 04 00 00 00 00 @.......
0040: 00 20 0a 12 40 03 20 40 . [email protected] @
0048: 00 00 00 00 0a 00 00 00 ........
0050: 00 00 00 00 00 dd ba 8a .....úŠ
0058: 00 00 00 00 18 cc 16 89 .....Ì.‰
0060: 00 00 00 00 ce f0 66 00 ....Îðf.
0068: 28 00 00 66 f0 ce 00 00 (..fðÎ..
0070: 08 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0078: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0080: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0088: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Disk
Event Category: None
Event ID: 11
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:13:27 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk4\D.

Note: The Harddisk can vary from 0-4 but the message is the same.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 0f 00 68 00 01 00 b6 00 ..h...¶.
0008: 00 00 00 00 0b 00 04 c0 .......À
0010: 03 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0028: 10 69 04 00 00 00 00 00 .i......
0030: ff ff ff ff 06 00 00 00 ÿÿÿÿ....
0038: 40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 @.......
0040: ff 20 06 12 08 01 30 10 ÿ ....0.
0048: 00 00 00 00 14 00 00 00 ........
0050: 00 00 00 00 f0 21 c2 8a ....ð!Š
0058: 00 00 00 00 08 20 d3 8a ..... ӊ
0060: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0068: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0070: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0078: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0080: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0088: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........

I have run chkdsk and the tech has run diagnostics and finds nothing wrong.

That is why I finally ran sfc on my own and discovered the ehome stuff.
Now, I have found the following article
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/912024/ but first want to tell you currently
I show the following via Add/Remove Programs:

Media Edition 2005; Update Rollup 2 for Media Edition 2005; along with
KB908246 & KB925766. None are listed as needing to be removed in this white
paper however there was a KB referred to that needed to be removed prior to
upgrade to Media Player 11 that I discovered after I had done the update. I
received that update via MS-updates by clicking on update on my Media Player
10 and presumed it to be correct. I only note this as it could be an issue
regarding the above.

I am not quite sure what the download listed in the white paper as 912024
dated Jan 24, 2006 actually is because it shows you get the update rollup2
via automatic MS-updates screen and generally these files are not available
any other way. If it is the entire roll-up can I simply install it over the
old one or do I need to uninstall rollup2 and then what?

I will be taking your advice on the paging file and will try it. I have one
question on your comments. What do you mean 2? You gave me 1152 and I asked
you what the maximum would be since it appears I have to complete that area.

so if you are in the mood and have
the time to bring your vm back down
to earth, then try resizing your
pagefile to a low end of 2, windows
will then give you a real number
of the vm you are actually using.

Very glad for your help. Hope I have given you enough and not too much
information.

I also have another problem that appeared that caused me to download the
HiveCleanUp file which I got by following the link in the error.

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: Userenv
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1517
Date: 3/19/2008
Time: 9:53:32 PM
User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
Windows saved user MONEYPIT\Karen registry while an application or service
was still using the registry during log off. The memory used by the user's
registry has not been freed. The registry will be unloaded when it is no
longer in use.

This is often caused by services running as a user account, try configuring
the services to run in either the LocalService or NetworkService account.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


Event Type: Information
Event Source: UPHClean
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1401
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 9:25:18 PM
User: MONEYPIT\Karen
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The following handles in user profile hive MONEYPIT\Karen
(S-1-5-21-1712197753-2369811097-3493751538-1008) have been remapped because
they were preventing the profile from unloading successfully:

svchost.exe (896)
HKCU (0x360)


For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

And the above svchost.exe (896) and (900) and (904) have shown up as the
hook so to speak but I do not know how to fix or find what program.

THE END -- Romeo


db ´¯`·.. > said:
yeh, dell likely has a
hidden partition with
your restoration files,
in the event you incur a
disk crash.

the hidden partition won't
reveal itself until you initiate
"recovery", perhaps by
pressing the f10 key at
boot up. dell likely has
faq's on this process.

however, keep in mind that
the files in the hidden partition
bring your system back to the original
defaults. so any customizations
your computer has incurred
since the creation of your computer
will be lost if you revert back to
the manufacturer defaults.

that is why it is really important
to have an alternate backup like
disk images on cd's that will have
your customizations and personal
files. without an alternate method
to restore your computer you will
only be left with the option of
factory restore.

----------------------------

well, tweaking the virtual
memory wont cause damage
to your system and can be
resized at any time, including
via safemode.

the formula for the size of
the pagefile on the disk is
1.5 times the size of physical
ram.

the formula simply provides a
standard for sizing the high end/
maximum of the pagefile
required for your virtual mem.

however, something to keep
in mind is that the formula
was ingeniously designed for
"low ram" systems.

so the formula is helpful to
a certain point and for certain
systems/configurations.

my suggestion because of your
modern system/configuration
is to skip the standard formula
and get the real (actual) number of
the amount of vm used for your
system.

unless you are running high
end graphics or animation software
or have special software designed
for calculating the ratio of gravity
to the celestial planets during
certain galactic phases, i wouldn't
be surprised if you only using
a meager 50 megs of v.m. since
you have lots of physical ram
that is working for you.

if my estimate is true or pretty
close, then having a pagefile
starting at 2046 gigs is way
out in space.

however if your programs are not
sluggish then leave your vm as is
because systems and configurations
vary so my suggestions may
not help for yours.

but in my experience an oversized
or undersized pagefile has inverse
affect on performance.

it has also been my experience
that regular folks may see their
computer functioning in an acceptable
manner, computer geeks would
otherwise scoff at the poor
performance.

because yours is set between 2046 and
4092 your system is stating by default
that total allocated is 2046.

the number is pretty high and
likely not a true one. further some
software that has been hard coded
to demand for a certain amount
of pagefile may not be performing
well.

so if you are in the mood and have
the time to bring your vm back down
to earth, then try resizing your
pagefile to a low end of 2, windows
will then give you a real number
of the vm you are actually using.


---------------

in regards to ehome,
i am not sure what to
say about that.

it seems that error messages
were stating that sfc cannot
move the system dlls from
the ehome folder, thus the
errors.

i would double check to
see that the folder and
files sfc is having issues
with are actually in the
disk where sfc is looking
for them.

again, if by chance the cause
of the errors you received are
a result of loosing that ehome
folder, "do not" do a factory
restore to reinstall that special
folder - unless you are ready
to revert the system back to
its original state.

it is not clear why you chose
to do an sfc, but obviously you
are encountering some issues -
maybe that ehome folder is vital to your
system. maybe you can elaborate
further as to why you needed to
do an sfc.

incidentally, if you have not done
so, it would not be a bad idea to
ensure your personal files are
copied onto a cd or uploaded to
microsoft live.

also, if the folder was accidentally
deleted or moved, then maybe
it can be moved back or undeleted
with a third party program.
--

db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>

Romeo said:
Again, thank you for your response. I only have the C drive unpartitioned.
I believe Dell does have something hidden in a portion of it but I am not
sure. Under the Advanced tab I have:

Processor schedule: By default, computer set to use greater share of
processor time to run program witht he following choices:

Program and Background services (Program is checked)

Memory Use: By default, computer set to use greater share of memory time to
run program with the following choices:

Program and System Cache (Program is checked)

Virtual Memory: Total paging file size for all drives is 2046MB

Virtual Memory Tab shows:

Drive [Volume Lable] and Paging file size (MB)
My Volume is C and paging is set at 2046 -- 4092

Drive Space Available is 248155MB

Custon size is checked showing the following:
Initial size (MB) 2046
Maximim size (MB) 4092

Additional Options include:
System managed size
No paging file

The total paging file size for all drives states
Minimum allowed 2MB
Recommended 4603
Current allocated 2046

Also, I run Diskeeper a program that in realtime defrags my HD. What if any
effect will this program have on such a change. Do you know? If I set the
initial size at 1152 what would be the maximum size. Also, I read somewhere
that your paging file should be 1-1/1 times your RAM. I have 4GB Ram.
Without getting really detailed can you give me some general info on what
performance loss I might be experiencing?

Regarding ehome. In the link I provided to you MS states that the
manufacturer may have put the files in another location for performance. If
that is the case will Dell and install ehome I may get more than I am asking
for. The link I provided to you clearly states those files are not needed to
run Media. I must say it is rather confusing to provide a work-around to
eliminate the files and yet have them error stating they are needed when you
run a sfc scan.

Romeo


db ´¯`·.. > said:
in regards to the pagefile,
it is used for virtual memory
which supports the system
when memory runs low.

if you are using regular software
that has been designed for
512 megs of ram, it is unlikely you
will use more than 2 gigs of memory
and then need additional pagefile
for any overflow.

to view the probability above,
the stats you provided are as
follows:

Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Avail Virtual Memory 1.94 GB

therefore the calculation is:

TVM-AVM = Virtual Memory Used

the reason the VMU is low is because
there is a lot of room inside your ram
for the processes' and there is little
demand for much virtual memory.

however, software especially designed
for high memory will let windows
know (and you) that more v.m. is needed
if the v.m. runs low.

so in the interim you can try to
tweak/custom size your virtual mem
and see if you can gain some
performance:

firstly, make a system
restore point at this time.

secondly, here is the info
on customizing the pagefile:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307886/en-us

for item 6 set it at: 2
for item 7 set it at: 1152
for item 8 set it to: C

"however"

if you are fortunate to have
a non system partition or disk
like a "D", then i would move
the pagefile to it.

then reboot and see if
the above seems helpful.

------------

in regards to ehome,
here is a link i found:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888795

it should provide some
additional information and
i think there is tech support
avail as well.

i don't know much about
ehome. however, it seems
that it is an integral part of
 
D

db ´¯`·.. >

ok, well at least
we know a 'tech'
was involved and
some issues have
resolved. and i
don't have a problem
with providing some
additional fyi towards
the issue at hand.

however, it will take a while
for me to review the
additional information
you just provided. but the
best course of action is to
resolve what seems to be
"known" issues.

----------------------

briefly the number 2 is equal to
2 megabytes and is the low
end of the range.

the 1152 i provided is just an
estimate for the high end of the
range.

the initial size of 2 is the floor
or base, if you will. however the
high end can fluctuate but never
be more than 1.5 times the physical
ram. it can be more than 1.5 but
regular windows will never ever
exceed this limit. however, the
limit can be lowered down to
a respectable size.

although i do not know firsthand
your configuration, it would
not be unfair to say that if
it is a regular computer with
regular software then the you
might regularly need 70 to 300
megs of virtual memory, even
though you have 2 gigs of
physical ram.

therefore if yours is
set to a range of 2000-4000,
instead of 70-300 you can
see that your pagefile is
overstated. so my suggestion
is to set your range 2-1152.

still, 1152 could be considered
too high. but it is not high enough
to be detrimental to performance.

---------------

in regards to ehome,
the add/remove listing
is not always accurate
because folders can simply
be deleted instead of using
the add/remove method.

so perhaps the lines you see
are orphaned entries.

you might simply explore
your system directory for
the ehome folder as it would
be a better way to assess
if you have the needed folder
and files.

also, i would search for
"one" of those dll's notated
on the event viewer and see
which folders that file resides.

though the error message seems
to be highly technical, it really
is telling you that a file (dll) cannot
be copied from one place into
another.

in otherwords, something (a)
cannot be processed from a location (b)
into another (c). the variables of the
formula that you have to validate
are: a, b and c.


--------------

something to keep in mind
is that sometimes it is easier
to actually revert back to
factory defaults. this is
especially true if errors
continue to pop up
after resolving some. it is
like a vicious cycle that
can only come to an end
by starting from scratch.

but you probably already
understand the above.
hopefully, the ehome
issue and perhaps the
pagefile are the culprits.


--

db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>

Romeo said:
Thank you again for the fast reply. First, I know all about restore to
factory state. No way am I ready to do that. Tech help is always quick to
jump to that as a resolution rather then spend time to resolve problems.

Initially, my problems began with the video driver. Believe that is settled
now. During one of those sessions I had the tech uninstall the Business
portion of my Outlook program. I believe now he did it improperly as he
subsequently had to uninstall all the SQL stuff on my computer so I would
boot without errors. I then had a problem with streaming video wherein my
media player would replace the player on a particular web-page and not play
the stream. Ultimately, if I clicked on a page such as wvec.com and went to
interactive eagle cam the browser would blow out and close completely. Seems
to be fixed now.

Ever since I have had this computer I receive this error and have yet to
resolve what it is and it may simply be I shut down the computer with a disk
in the cd or dvd drive for all I know.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Disk
Event Category: None
Event ID: 11
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:30:25 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 04 00 68 00 01 00 b6 00 ..h...¶.
0008: 00 00 00 00 0b 00 04 c0 .......À
0010: 03 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0028: 37 20 00 00 00 00 00 00 7 ......
0030: ff ff ff ff 07 00 00 00 ÿÿÿÿ....
0038: 40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 @.......
0040: 00 20 0a 12 80 01 20 40 . ..€. @
0048: 00 00 00 00 0a 00 00 00 ........
0050: 00 e0 d6 88 40 e9 a9 8a .àֈ@驊
0058: 00 00 00 00 90 cb d1 8a ....ÂËъ
0060: 00 00 00 00 1e f7 61 00 .....÷a.
0068: 2a 00 00 61 f7 1e 00 00 *..a÷...
0070: 08 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0078: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0080: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0088: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: Disk
Event Category: None
Event ID: 51
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:30:44 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk0\D during a paging operation.

NOTE from Romeo: This paging operation error does not always follow.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 03 00 68 00 01 00 b6 00 ..h...¶.
0008: 00 00 00 00 33 00 04 80 ....3..€
0010: 2d 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 -.......
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0028: 11 25 00 00 00 00 00 00 .%......
0030: ff ff ff ff 03 00 00 00 ÿÿÿÿ....
0038: 40 00 00 04 00 00 00 00 @.......
0040: 00 20 0a 12 40 03 20 40 . [email protected] @
0048: 00 00 00 00 0a 00 00 00 ........
0050: 00 00 00 00 00 dd ba 8a .....úŠ
0058: 00 00 00 00 18 cc 16 89 .....Ì.‰
0060: 00 00 00 00 ce f0 66 00 ....Îðf.
0068: 28 00 00 66 f0 ce 00 00 (..fðÎ..
0070: 08 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0078: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0080: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0088: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Disk
Event Category: None
Event ID: 11
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 2:13:27 PM
User: N/A
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk4\D.

Note: The Harddisk can vary from 0-4 but the message is the same.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 0f 00 68 00 01 00 b6 00 ..h...¶.
0008: 00 00 00 00 0b 00 04 c0 .......À
0010: 03 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0028: 10 69 04 00 00 00 00 00 .i......
0030: ff ff ff ff 06 00 00 00 ÿÿÿÿ....
0038: 40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 @.......
0040: ff 20 06 12 08 01 30 10 ÿ ....0.
0048: 00 00 00 00 14 00 00 00 ........
0050: 00 00 00 00 f0 21 c2 8a ....ð!Š
0058: 00 00 00 00 08 20 d3 8a ..... ӊ
0060: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0068: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0070: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0078: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0080: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0088: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........

I have run chkdsk and the tech has run diagnostics and finds nothing wrong.

That is why I finally ran sfc on my own and discovered the ehome stuff.
Now, I have found the following article
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/912024/ but first want to tell you currently
I show the following via Add/Remove Programs:

Media Edition 2005; Update Rollup 2 for Media Edition 2005; along with
KB908246 & KB925766. None are listed as needing to be removed in this white
paper however there was a KB referred to that needed to be removed prior to
upgrade to Media Player 11 that I discovered after I had done the update. I
received that update via MS-updates by clicking on update on my Media Player
10 and presumed it to be correct. I only note this as it could be an issue
regarding the above.

I am not quite sure what the download listed in the white paper as 912024
dated Jan 24, 2006 actually is because it shows you get the update rollup2
via automatic MS-updates screen and generally these files are not available
any other way. If it is the entire roll-up can I simply install it over the
old one or do I need to uninstall rollup2 and then what?

I will be taking your advice on the paging file and will try it. I have one
question on your comments. What do you mean 2? You gave me 1152 and I asked
you what the maximum would be since it appears I have to complete that area.

so if you are in the mood and have
the time to bring your vm back down
to earth, then try resizing your
pagefile to a low end of 2, windows
will then give you a real number
of the vm you are actually using.

Very glad for your help. Hope I have given you enough and not too much
information.

I also have another problem that appeared that caused me to download the
HiveCleanUp file which I got by following the link in the error.

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: Userenv
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1517
Date: 3/19/2008
Time: 9:53:32 PM
User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
Windows saved user MONEYPIT\Karen registry while an application or service
was still using the registry during log off. The memory used by the user's
registry has not been freed. The registry will be unloaded when it is no
longer in use.

This is often caused by services running as a user account, try configuring
the services to run in either the LocalService or NetworkService account.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


Event Type: Information
Event Source: UPHClean
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1401
Date: 3/25/2008
Time: 9:25:18 PM
User: MONEYPIT\Karen
Computer: MONEYPIT
Description:
The following handles in user profile hive MONEYPIT\Karen
(S-1-5-21-1712197753-2369811097-3493751538-1008) have been remapped because
they were preventing the profile from unloading successfully:

svchost.exe (896)
HKCU (0x360)


For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

And the above svchost.exe (896) and (900) and (904) have shown up as the
hook so to speak but I do not know how to fix or find what program.

THE END -- Romeo


db ´¯`·.. > said:
yeh, dell likely has a
hidden partition with
your restoration files,
in the event you incur a
disk crash.

the hidden partition won't
reveal itself until you initiate
"recovery", perhaps by
pressing the f10 key at
boot up. dell likely has
faq's on this process.

however, keep in mind that
the files in the hidden partition
bring your system back to the original
defaults. so any customizations
your computer has incurred
since the creation of your computer
will be lost if you revert back to
the manufacturer defaults.

that is why it is really important
to have an alternate backup like
disk images on cd's that will have
your customizations and personal
files. without an alternate method
to restore your computer you will
only be left with the option of
factory restore.

----------------------------

well, tweaking the virtual
memory wont cause damage
to your system and can be
resized at any time, including
via safemode.

the formula for the size of
the pagefile on the disk is
1.5 times the size of physical
ram.

the formula simply provides a
standard for sizing the high end/
maximum of the pagefile
required for your virtual mem.

however, something to keep
in mind is that the formula
was ingeniously designed for
"low ram" systems.

so the formula is helpful to
a certain point and for certain
systems/configurations.

my suggestion because of your
modern system/configuration
is to skip the standard formula
and get the real (actual) number of
the amount of vm used for your
system.

unless you are running high
end graphics or animation software
or have special software designed
for calculating the ratio of gravity
to the celestial planets during
certain galactic phases, i wouldn't
be surprised if you only using
a meager 50 megs of v.m. since
you have lots of physical ram
that is working for you.

if my estimate is true or pretty
close, then having a pagefile
starting at 2046 gigs is way
out in space.

however if your programs are not
sluggish then leave your vm as is
because systems and configurations
vary so my suggestions may
not help for yours.

but in my experience an oversized
or undersized pagefile has inverse
affect on performance.

it has also been my experience
that regular folks may see their
computer functioning in an acceptable
manner, computer geeks would
otherwise scoff at the poor
performance.

because yours is set between 2046 and
4092 your system is stating by default
that total allocated is 2046.

the number is pretty high and
likely not a true one. further some
software that has been hard coded
to demand for a certain amount
of pagefile may not be performing
well.

so if you are in the mood and have
the time to bring your vm back down
to earth, then try resizing your
pagefile to a low end of 2, windows
will then give you a real number
of the vm you are actually using.


---------------

in regards to ehome,
i am not sure what to
say about that.

it seems that error messages
were stating that sfc cannot
move the system dlls from
the ehome folder, thus the
errors.

i would double check to
see that the folder and
files sfc is having issues
with are actually in the
disk where sfc is looking
for them.

again, if by chance the cause
of the errors you received are
a result of loosing that ehome
folder, "do not" do a factory
restore to reinstall that special
folder - unless you are ready
to revert the system back to
its original state.

it is not clear why you chose
to do an sfc, but obviously you
are encountering some issues -
maybe that ehome folder is vital to your
system. maybe you can elaborate
further as to why you needed to
do an sfc.

incidentally, if you have not done
so, it would not be a bad idea to
ensure your personal files are
copied onto a cd or uploaded to
microsoft live.

also, if the folder was accidentally
deleted or moved, then maybe
it can be moved back or undeleted
with a third party program.
--

db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>

Romeo said:
Again, thank you for your response. I only have the C drive unpartitioned.
I believe Dell does have something hidden in a portion of it but I am not
sure. Under the Advanced tab I have:

Processor schedule: By default, computer set to use greater share of
processor time to run program witht he following choices:

Program and Background services (Program is checked)

Memory Use: By default, computer set to use greater share of memory time to
run program with the following choices:

Program and System Cache (Program is checked)

Virtual Memory: Total paging file size for all drives is 2046MB

Virtual Memory Tab shows:

Drive [Volume Lable] and Paging file size (MB)
My Volume is C and paging is set at 2046 -- 4092

Drive Space Available is 248155MB

Custon size is checked showing the following:
Initial size (MB) 2046
Maximim size (MB) 4092

Additional Options include:
System managed size
No paging file

The total paging file size for all drives states
Minimum allowed 2MB
Recommended 4603
Current allocated 2046

Also, I run Diskeeper a program that in realtime defrags my HD. What if
any
effect will this program have on such a change. Do you know? If I set the
initial size at 1152 what would be the maximum size. Also, I read
somewhere
that your paging file should be 1-1/1 times your RAM. I have 4GB Ram.
Without getting really detailed can you give me some general info on what
performance loss I might be experiencing?

Regarding ehome. In the link I provided to you MS states that the
manufacturer may have put the files in another location for performance.
If
that is the case will Dell and install ehome I may get more than I am
asking
for. The link I provided to you clearly states those files are not needed
to
run Media. I must say it is rather confusing to provide a work-around to
eliminate the files and yet have them error stating they are needed when
you
run a sfc scan.

Romeo


:

in regards to the pagefile,
it is used for virtual memory
which supports the system
when memory runs low.

if you are using regular software
that has been designed for
512 megs of ram, it is unlikely you
will use more than 2 gigs of memory
and then need additional pagefile
for any overflow.

to view the probability above,
the stats you provided are as
follows:

Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Avail Virtual Memory 1.94 GB

therefore the calculation is:

TVM-AVM = Virtual Memory Used

the reason the VMU is low is because
there is a lot of room inside your ram
for the processes' and there is little
demand for much virtual memory.

however, software especially designed
for high memory will let windows
know (and you) that more v.m. is needed
if the v.m. runs low.

so in the interim you can try to
tweak/custom size your virtual mem
and see if you can gain some
performance:

firstly, make a system
restore point at this time.

secondly, here is the info
on customizing the pagefile:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307886/en-us

for item 6 set it at: 2
for item 7 set it at: 1152
for item 8 set it to: C

"however"

if you are fortunate to have
a non system partition or disk
like a "D", then i would move
the pagefile to it.

then reboot and see if
the above seems helpful.

------------

in regards to ehome,
here is a link i found:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888795

it should provide some
additional information and
i think there is tech support
avail as well.

i don't know much about
ehome. however, it seems
that it is an integral part of
 
R

Romeo

Taking these issues only:

I have 4GB ram not 2GB

I have searched for each of the ehome missing files (hidden files shown) no
dice not there.

I reread the Update for Rollup2 and it looks like this is a hotfix not a
complete download. I am pretty sure I downloaded the Rollup2 some time ago
from MSupdate. I don't think any program has been deleted.

Ehome folders:

Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft
Same for each user
Documents and Settings\Karen\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft
C:\Windows
And this interesting entry:
IIS_qss_wss_changehome located in C:\i386\IIS6CAB



I have little data on this computer but will definitely move it before I do
anything. This is a 720XPS Dell and I have had way too many issues to start
loading it up.

Programs I generally use are Omnipage 16 (supposedly programmed for
multi-threads), DragonSpeaking (latest version), Office 2007--Outlook, Word,
Access, Excel, IE7. It is a working computer--not a play computer. It is up
to date including .net framework 3 which I think it was DragonSpeaking that
required it. I spend a lot of time at live streams on the web and on a
couple of forums.

Thanks a bunch and I know it might come to a time I want to go backward.
BUT NOT YET. I use AVG full package paid for internet security, virus, spam,
etc. And I use Diskeeper. There you have it.

Once again thanks a bunch.
 
R

Romeo

Sorry, I did find this file:

gacutil located at C:\Windows\Microsoft.net\framework\v1.0.3705
gacutil located at C:\Windows\Microsoft.net\framework\v1.1.4322
gacutil.exe.config (modified 9/23/2005) located at
C:\Windows\Microsoft.net\framework\v1.1.4322

These are not folders they look like a square with a blue band across the
top and say Microsoft.NET Assembly Cache Utility. The config file which
looks like a page and says web-configuration file

Looks to me like the new version blew out the old version and probably was
included in one of my programs that needed it.
 
D

db ´¯`·.. >

ok,

well i think that we would
be on the right track with
resizing the pagefile.

if one were to apply the
vm formula against your
4 gig ram, then you would
need to set the limit of the
pagefile to 6 gigs which would
not be prudent.

however, let the above be
secondary because it is fine tuning
the system.

the priority seems to be the ehome.
------------

in regards to ehome, it is obvious
that the folder is missing and required
according to your sfc scan.

personally i don't like the name
ehome as it eludes to a webpage
or something that is expendable.

if the folder was simply deleted
what you could try is a third party
program called recuva. with it
the deleted folder, if it is still on your
disk can be restored.

another option is to roll back your
entire system via a system restore point
that folder will likely be restored as
well since it was a system folder.

but it is unclear how far back it was
deleted and if your restore points go
that far as well. however if the issue you
have is recent, then by all means i
would attempt a system restore.

another thought is that maybe the
dell home site will have downloads and
installation packages for your computer.

there is also a dell forum and perhaps
the techs and other users have a way to
reinstall ehome without using the factory
restore. maybe someone can zip their folder
and email it to you.

i did a search and this is what
i found:

http://search.live.com/results.aspx?srch=105&FORM=IE7RE&q=download+ehome

----------

in regards to the 4 gigs of
ram, have you looked into
a switch provided by microsoft?

perhaps you have it already
or may not even need it:

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366718.aspx

the above is still another
tweak so it should be saved
for later, that is if you even need
it.

--------------

finally, it is a good idea to
copy your personal files and
don't forget about your email
boxes too. there is a freeware
called siw (system information)
that can provide you with a printout
of your email accounts and passwords.
 
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db ´¯`·.. >

yeh,
i think that i needed
framework 3 some
time ago and i had
to uninstall the older
versions.
 
R

Romeo

Does this look better or did my diskeeper take over when I turned it back on?

Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 4,096.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 2.32 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 5.84 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
 
R

Romeo

We posted about the same time. Above your last post is my post. I changed
my pagefile size. Does it look right? I am clueless. As far as the sites
you posted and the switch. I know nothing about either of them. ehome means
nothing to me and I have no clue which of those things to download. In case
the above post regarding pagefile does not look right. I am going to reboot
once more. I went to diskeeper and it seems it has been changed. Doesn't
look much different than the first set of numbers I sent to you in my opinion
but again I don't understand this stuff.

I am at your mercy!! Thank you.
 
D

db ´¯`·.. >

diskkeeper is a great
program. however it
is only reporting its
findings and is not
responsible for optimizing
the settings.

memory is a whole
nother aspect. but
just for curiosity sake
lets review some of the
data your were provided

accordingly:

your system has 4.096
gigs of ram installed.

and what is available to
use / free / unused memory
is 2.32 gigs of ram.

therefore, your system
is currently using 1.77 gigs
of ram, ie, (4096-2320=1774)

the question at hand is

if it is "true" that there is
1.77 gigs of software
and services actively
running in memory.

the next thing that can
be examined is your virtual
memory.

total virtual memory allocated
is 2000 and of that 1960 is
free / unused / available for use.

therefore the amount of vm
your system is using is a mere
40 megs.

now the space on the disk
reserved for use by the virtual
memory is called the
"pagefile". and just like
any file, it too has a size.

according to the data your
pagefile is set for a maximum size
of 5 gigs (or 5000 megs).

so at this time you have a
5000 meg large pagefile that
is being used for a 40 meg
virtual memory. another
way to view this is that
4960 megs of space is
empty space that cannot
be used by anything except
for virtual memory.

so it seems that some fine
wouldn't be a bad idea.
 
R

Romeo

Well, I went back and did a system manage and this is the result.

Total Physical Memory 4,096.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 2.42 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 4.84 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

I am so dense even after you seem to spell it out it is embarassing.
 
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R

Romeo

Here is my defrag report. There might be some information in this you can
use, I don't know.

Job Report

Computer: MONEYPIT
Volume: (C:)

Findings and Recommendations
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Diskeeper has completed a defragmentation run on this
volume and there remain 1 fragmented files and/or
directories and 128 excess fragments. (There were 139
excess fragments before the defragmentation run, and now
there are 7% fewer.)

The average number of fragments per file is 1.00.

Little or no fragmentation detected on this volume. You
should keep Automatic Defragmentation turned on full time
to maintain maximum performance.


Health
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Healthy

The overall health of volume C: is not currently affected
by fragmentation due to the low level of fragmentation.

There are no volume health issues related to fragmentation.


Access Time
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Time to read fragmented files on volume C

Current read time: 2 seconds

Optimum read time: 2 seconds

1% improvement



Time to read all files on volume C

Current read time: 23 minutes

Optimum read time: 23 minutes

0% improvement


Statistics
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Volume Files
Volume size = 292 GB
Cluster size = 4 KB
Used space = 53,908 MB
Free space = 240 GB
Percent free space = 82 %
Defragmentation method = Max Disk Performance

Fragmentation percentage
Volume fragmentation = 1 %
Data fragmentation = 5 %

Directory fragmentation
Total directories = 8,516
Fragmented directories = 0
Excess directory fragments = 0

File fragmentation
Total files = 122,446
Average file size = 539 KB
Total fragmented files = 1
Total excess fragments = 128
Average fragments per file = 1.00
Files with performance loss = 0

Paging file fragmentation
Paging/Swap file size = 2,047 MB
Total fragments = 1

Master File Table (MFT) fragmentation
Total MFT size = 430 MB
MFT records In Use = 132,522
Percent MFT in use = 30 %
Total MFT fragments = 1


Most Fragmented Files
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Fragments File size Most fragmented files
128 3,168 MB \$Extend\
$UsnJrnl [Excess Allocation]
 
D

db ´¯`·.. >

yeh,
it is interesting
and you have
a tidy disk.

the pagefile is
not fragmented,
which is a "good"
thing.

--

db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>

Romeo said:
Here is my defrag report. There might be some information in this you can
use, I don't know.

Job Report

Computer: MONEYPIT
Volume: (C:)

Findings and Recommendations
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Diskeeper has completed a defragmentation run on this
volume and there remain 1 fragmented files and/or
directories and 128 excess fragments. (There were 139
excess fragments before the defragmentation run, and now
there are 7% fewer.)

The average number of fragments per file is 1.00.

Little or no fragmentation detected on this volume. You
should keep Automatic Defragmentation turned on full time
to maintain maximum performance.


Health
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Healthy

The overall health of volume C: is not currently affected
by fragmentation due to the low level of fragmentation.

There are no volume health issues related to fragmentation.


Access Time
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Time to read fragmented files on volume C

Current read time: 2 seconds

Optimum read time: 2 seconds

1% improvement



Time to read all files on volume C

Current read time: 23 minutes

Optimum read time: 23 minutes

0% improvement


Statistics
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Volume Files
Volume size = 292 GB
Cluster size = 4 KB
Used space = 53,908 MB
Free space = 240 GB
Percent free space = 82 %
Defragmentation method = Max Disk Performance

Fragmentation percentage
Volume fragmentation = 1 %
Data fragmentation = 5 %

Directory fragmentation
Total directories = 8,516
Fragmented directories = 0
Excess directory fragments = 0

File fragmentation
Total files = 122,446
Average file size = 539 KB
Total fragmented files = 1
Total excess fragments = 128
Average fragments per file = 1.00
Files with performance loss = 0

Paging file fragmentation
Paging/Swap file size = 2,047 MB
Total fragments = 1

Master File Table (MFT) fragmentation
Total MFT size = 430 MB
MFT records In Use = 132,522
Percent MFT in use = 30 %
Total MFT fragments = 1


Most Fragmented Files
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Fragments File size Most fragmented files
128 3,168 MB \$Extend\
$UsnJrnl [Excess Allocation]





Romeo said:
Well, I went back and did a system manage and this is the result.

Total Physical Memory 4,096.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 2.42 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 4.84 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

I am so dense even after you seem to spell it out it is embarassing.
 
D

db ´¯`·.. >

i think you did
ok because you
were able to successfully
revert the settings.

tweaking and optimizing
takes time and patience.

so what might seem
confusing, will likely
begin to make sense as
time goes by.

the automatic option
has its merits as well.

i'll check in tomorrow
on your success with
acquiring ehome.

in the search page
there were results for
the update you had been
mentioning. however,
there is another link
pertaining to the full
download of ehome.

check it out or double
check at dell.
 
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R

Romeo

If this is the link for ehome that you talk of--I am not going to do it.
http://www.ehomecreations.com/downloads.htm I don't use any of the ehome
features. It talks of Media Player 9 or 10. I have WMP11. This is way too
messy and I am way too ignorant. I will move my data to an external drive
and mess around for a while so if and when I crash or if I continue to have
errors, I will have dell do a restore to factory which is what they want to
do at this point. Where do I find my personal profile (configuration) so
that I could copy it? I know how to do the backup for Outlook on personal
folders so I will just direct the file to my external drive. Copy local
settings (my user) my favorites, start up folder, and my documents. I think
that ought to do it for me for now. THEN

I am looking for a good backup program and will be buying an additional
external HD for that purpose. Acronis has been suggested. I see they have a
version 11 and presume that is the newest. Obviously, at this point I am not
interested in an image of my HD but only files. Do you have a preference or
suggestion? I presume that Acronis is loaded onto the external, correct? and
is the external formatted NTFS as is my computer HD? See now I have to go
check reviews on external HD's and all that stuff. I do usually do that. I
try to be careful with what I buy--not sure it appears that way.

I still would like your suggestion. Thanks so much for your help.
 

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