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Profile Storage Space Exceeded Error!


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#1 yogini68

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 12:29 AM

Hello,

I am running Windows XP and I am getting a Windows error that is telling me that I have "Exceeded my profile storage space"

My computer is running horribly slow! There is a little yellow triangle with an exclamation point that is now replacing the former red circle with a white x through it.

I have attempted to delete unnecessary files, cookies, etc... to try and regain memory space..... but to no avail!

I did recently have a Trojan Horse attack that was eventually found/removed by Ad Aware and Norton.

Registry issue? Operating system issue? What is the Dealy-O?? I am ready to call "Ghostbusters"!

Thanks in advance for your help,

Stephanie :thumbsup:

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 07:49 AM

Hi :thumbsup:.

Worth a look, http://www2.wlv.ac.uk/its/selfhelp/help/ma...nal_profile.asp

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 08:56 AM

Along with Louis' link:


Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.
  • Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".
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#4 yogini68

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 12:55 PM

Thanks for your ideas. Neither of these solutions worked. I have already deleted so much application data, I have moved all my files not only off the desktop but onto a flash drive in order to try to make more profile space, which worked until I did anything else and then I'm over limit again. It's not like I even have that much stuff on my computer in the first place. It really seems like something is wrong. Why do I even have a limit on my storage space? It's just my own laptop.

any other thoughts or ideas are definitely welcome.
have a great day!

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 04:40 PM

Do you have Quota Management turned on in the properties of your harddrive?

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 12:34 PM

Nope. It says disk quotas are disabled. I clicked on quota entries and admin was set for no limit (I am admin), but I thought maybe I should set my username as no limit too, so I did that. But I'm still getting the same error.

thanks anyone and everyone for your assistance!

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 10:36 PM

I think maybe my last post made it sound like I don't need anymore help . . . I should have said, "Thanks in advance for any assistance." Anymore ideas out there?

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 06:01 PM

Yogini,

I'm having the same problem and it just started around the beginning of the month. I can't find any information about it. I have the same setup as you: my own personal use laptop. There is no reason I should have profile quotas enabled. Any help that can be provided would be extremely appreciated.

Thanks!

Edited by the_pilot, 07 May 2009 - 06:02 PM.


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Posted 24 May 2009 - 08:39 AM

Make sure Spyware Protect 2009 virus is gone from your system.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/malware-re...re-protect-2009

1.Back up the selected branch of the registry by exporting.
  • Click Start, and then click Run.
  • In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK
  • Locate and then click the key that contains the value that you want to edit
    In this case, that would be--->HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
  • On the File menu, click Export.
  • In the Save in box, select a location where you want to save the Registration Entries (.reg)
  • In the File name box, type a file name, and then click Save.
2.Copy the contents of the following code box into a notepad.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"EnableProfileQuota"=-
"ProfileQuotaMessage"=-
"MaxProfileSize"=-
"IncludeRegInProQuota"=-
"WarnUser"=-
"WarnUserTimeout"=-

Name the file as fix.reg, making sure save as type is set to " All Files ". It should look like Posted Image
Double click it and an information box will pop up asking if you want to merge the information in the file into the registry, click yes.

Edited by sundavis, 24 May 2009 - 04:21 PM.


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Posted 17 August 2009 - 02:33 PM

I don't understand why people don't comment and thank people when something works?
Just wanted to let everyone know that REG file did the trick for me.

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 09:24 AM

Worked for me too thanks chief :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 10:02 PM

Worked like a charm for me too. Many thanks!

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 10:47 PM

Worked great for my husband's PC too... thanks you guys! You're a blessing! :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 04:58 PM

Well, this has been the most help in ages! I had a problem with shutting down and a warning that my system profile file exceeded the limits. I followed the directions from one of the posts which stated to start with Malware ... and go from there. It worked. Many thanks.

Now, I have to work on another computer that refuses to stay up and running and wants to shut itself down no matter what!
That's project number 2.

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 11:15 AM

I am using Windows XP home and I am having a problem with "Profile Storage". I followed the fix from sundavis of 5/24/09, but when I tried to merge the files I got an error saying the file needed to be binary to add it to the registry. I guess I am doing something wrong, but I don't know what. Any ideas will be appreciated.

Thanks




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