The creation of so many .tmp files isn't normal, IMHO.
Perhaps there is an infection.
Did you investigate the contents of any of the .tmp files by opening in Notepad, or were the majority 0KB files.
If there is any info in the .tmp files, at least you will have some idea what program is creating them; could be
one program creating chunks of temp files.
FYI, I've just done a search for all .tmp files and there are only 6 on my computer and I am not in the
habit of running regular temp cleanup programs; only from IE8, after browsing and disk cleanup, from time to time.
I do look in Windows\Temp regularly, but there's little there other than the occasional Perflib_Perfdata.dat,
which I know relates to Java in my case.
I also have XP Home, SP3, updated.
Edited by petewills , 20 April 2010 - 04:59 AM.