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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)
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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#2 pasha19

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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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