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Automatoc Appearance Of Second Swap File


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#1 pasha19

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 10:13 PM

I intend to run some AV products against this but here is a description of an issue -- I am not sure what the cause is.

HP computer Core Duo I meg of ram
XP Media Center Service Pack 2

two partitions same disk C: == Boot D: hardware recovery fat32 from factory.
No shortage of space on C 100+GB free

Avast (scanned clean)
Spybot (scanned Clean)
Spywareblaster
spywareGuard
Adware (scan found MRU Object)
SuperAntiSypware (scanned Clean)

Heidi Eraser program was added to machine prior day
Removed no effect on problem

A swap file existed on C: drive 1438MB

Reboot took 5 minutes roughly

After boot D: (hardware backup/install) drive reported being full (unusual)

Investigation indicated existance of a 411MB swap file created today on D:

My Computer -> Properties Advanced tab indicates
The only active swap space is on C: and sized at 1438MB
however the total swap space actove in the bottom of the screen is the 411MB that happens to be on the D drive

Deleted swap space on C: rebooted and could delete swap space on D:
Boot time speeded up.

Ran SuperAMTISpyware and Spybot -- no errors
Ran Avast boot scan -- some trojan errors in games on d: drive (placed in chest)
Later actions prove these apparently were not the problem

Updated to XP Media Center Service Pack 3
Updated all critical and recommended updates
(later removed Windows Desktop Serach -- I did not want it)

Allocated Swap file again on C Drive
Rebooted (again took 5 minutes)
465MB swapfile appeared on the D: drive where none was before
Again My Computer -> properties indicates
Allocated swap space was on c drive at 1438NB
However active swap space on the bottom of the same window
was 465MB the size of the automatically created file on the D drive

Does this sound like a known condition anyone has observed?

Thanks in advance for any assistance --

I will comply with the diagnosis, etc necessary to submit an HJT log to the proper forum tomorrow morning if the problem is not corrected in the process.

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 06:20 PM

This item can be closed -- the machine was in need of a scandisk on the C"drive and the problem resolved.

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 07:03 PM

Hello pasha19,

Thank you for letting us know your problem has been taken care of and what the solution was.

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