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Missing file in Windows Registry


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#1 chayden

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 09:57 AM

Checking the temporary files for the 4 users on my family’s computer (XP SP3), I noticed that there was an inordinate number of temp files for each user. Literally hundreds… I’ve never seen anything like this. I ran malware bytes, discovered a few viruses, and deleted the files. Trying to figure out how this had happened (the virus or something else) I noticed that in the registry, the file or key “memory management” is missing from the location HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management.

Could this have caused the problem?

Could the file be located somewhere else in the registry – and if so, how do I find it?

How do I reinstall this file?

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 12:50 PM

I noticed that there was an inordinate number of temp files for each user


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Could the file be located somewhere else in the registry – and if so, how do I find it?


Please note the second post where they talk about the i386 folder
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43051/how-to-use-sfcexe-to-repair-system-files/
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Posted 03 February 2010 - 12:35 PM

I copied the file from the older control files and it reinstalled into the current one.
Thanks! :thumbsup:




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