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Cannot find MRT.log File

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by programmernovice@yahoo.com, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. programmernovice@yahoo.com

    programmernovice@yahoo.com Flightless Bird

    I've read that this is located in the windows\debug\ dir. I have
    searched for the file name in my entire drive and it's not there.
    I've been running MRT for a long time now, in its monthly updates. The
    MRT.exe file is located in its proper place. So as it stands the
    thing runs and I can't find out whether it found bad stuff or not.
    Can someone please tell me how to get to that log file. Thanks.
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    <programmernovice@yahoo.com> said this in news item
    news:7b47fa93-576e-4a85-9d8b-b0572d9ad34f@h9g2000yqa.googlegroups.com...
    > I've read that this is located in the windows\debug\ dir. I have
    > searched for the file name in my entire drive and it's not there.
    > I've been running MRT for a long time now, in its monthly updates. The
    > MRT.exe file is located in its proper place. So as it stands the
    > thing runs and I can't find out whether it found bad stuff or not.
    > Can someone please tell me how to get to that log file. Thanks.


    Perhaps the file is hidden on your machine. What happens when you attempt to
    create a *folder* called c:/Windows\debug\mrt.log?
     
  3. Jim

    Jim Flightless Bird

    On this system, the log file is \windows\debug\mrt.log.
    Jim
    <programmernovice@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:7b47fa93-576e-4a85-9d8b-b0572d9ad34f@h9g2000yqa.googlegroups.com...
    > I've read that this is located in the windows\debug\ dir. I have
    > searched for the file name in my entire drive and it's not there.
    > I've been running MRT for a long time now, in its monthly updates. The
    > MRT.exe file is located in its proper place. So as it stands the
    > thing runs and I can't find out whether it found bad stuff or not.
    > Can someone please tell me how to get to that log file. Thanks.
     
  4. programmernovice@yahoo.com

    programmernovice@yahoo.com Flightless Bird

    On Jan 7, 11:11 am, "Jim" <j...@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    > On this system, the log file is \windows\debug\mrt.log.
    > Jim<programmernov...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:7b47fa93-576e-4a85-9d8b-b0572d9ad34f@h9g2000yqa.googlegroups.com...
    >
    >
    >
    > > I've read that this is located in the windows\debug\ dir.  I have
    > > searched for the file name in my entire drive and it's not there.
    > > I've been running MRT for a long time now, in its monthly updates. The
    > > MRT.exe file is located in its proper place.  So as it stands the
    > > thing runs and I can't find out whether it found bad stuff or not.
    > > Can someone please tell me how to get to that log file.  Thanks.- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Thanks for your response. The directory is there, but not the log
    file. If I create one, will MRT.exe then use it so it can be
    checked? Thanks again.
     
  5. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Why do you ask?

    programmernovice@yahoo.com wrote:
    > I've read that this is located in the windows\debug\ dir. I have
    > searched for the file name in my entire drive and it's not there.
    > I've been running MRT for a long time now, in its monthly updates. The
    > MRT.exe file is located in its proper place. So as it stands the
    > thing runs and I can't find out whether it found bad stuff or not.
    > Can someone please tell me how to get to that log file. Thanks.
     
  6. Jim

    Jim Flightless Bird

    Sorry, I don't know the answer. The documentation for this tool seems
    sparse to say the least.

    However, a permission problem could prevent writing to the log file.

    Jim
    <programmernovice@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:34f9308a-d547-4feb-83f9-24e5eb65c404@b2g2000yqi.googlegroups.com...
    On Jan 7, 11:11 am, "Jim" <j...@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    > On this system, the log file is \windows\debug\mrt.log.
    > Jim<programmernov...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:7b47fa93-576e-4a85-9d8b-b0572d9ad34f@h9g2000yqa.googlegroups.com...
    >
    >
    >
    > > I've read that this is located in the windows\debug\ dir. I have
    > > searched for the file name in my entire drive and it's not there.
    > > I've been running MRT for a long time now, in its monthly updates. The
    > > MRT.exe file is located in its proper place. So as it stands the
    > > thing runs and I can't find out whether it found bad stuff or not.
    > > Can someone please tell me how to get to that log file. Thanks.- Hide
    > > quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Thanks for your response. The directory is there, but not the log
    file. If I create one, will MRT.exe then use it so it can be
    checked? Thanks again.
     
  7. programmernovice@yahoo.com

    programmernovice@yahoo.com Flightless Bird

    On 7 jan, 13:17, "Jim" <j...@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    > Sorry, I don't know the answer.  The documentation for this tool seems
    > sparse to say the least.
    >
    > However, a permission problem could prevent writing to the log file.
    >


    OK many thanks to you and everyone who posted.
     
  8. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Jan 8, 10:21 am, "programmernov...@yahoo.com"
    <programmernov...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > On 7 jan, 13:17, "Jim" <j...@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    >
    > > Sorry, I don't know the answer.  The documentation for this tool seems
    > > sparse to say the least.

    >
    > > However, a permission problem could prevent writing to the log file.

    >
    > OK many thanks to you and everyone who posted.


    Have you checked in the Event Log for any helpful messages?

    Are you running MRT from Start, Run?

    Does Start, Run, mrt.exe seem to start and run okay?

    If you browse to the Debug folder are you able to create a new file
    out there called mrt.log?

    Perform some scans for malicious software, then fix any remaining
    issues:

    Download, install, update and do a full scan with these free malware
    detection programs:

    Malwarebytes (MBAM): http://malwarebytes.org/
    SUPERAntiSpyware: (SAS): http://www.superantispyware.com/

    They can be uninstalled later if desired.
     
  9. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    <programmernovice@yahoo.com> said this in news item
    news:f0d7a0e0-a8ba-4c9b-acc1-3803606ca8a9@m25g2000yqc.googlegroups.com...
    > On 7 jan, 13:17, "Jim" <j...@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    >> Sorry, I don't know the answer. The documentation for this tool seems
    >> sparse to say the least.
    >>
    >> However, a permission problem could prevent writing to the log file.
    >>

    >
    > OK many thanks to you and everyone who posted.


    Would you care to post your solution, for the benefit of other posters who
    experience the same problem?
     

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