1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

last used source

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Norman, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Norman

    Norman Flightless Bird

    I am having problems to the point that I wonder if I need to reinstall,
    clean, after having done it less than two weeks ago. I have a number of odd
    things including difficulty getting my full ATI package to install properly.
    One thing that seems odd is several keys that show last used source similar
    to this:
    n;1;e:/1b8ff7ae7954fb212b2d67d8\dotnetfx20\
    Can someone explain the meaning of the different parts?
    The update was done from windows update and I don't understand why it seems
    to point to the e:/. I do have four partitions with windows on C:

    I also got regpermwriter.exe errors when try to install the ATI drivers.
    Memory hazy, but it seems to me that the last time I ran across this issue I
    had to edit some permissions in the registry. And I should have made notes
    because I can't seem to find anything relevant to the problem now.

    --
    Norman
     
  2. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    The installer is writing files to E for use in the installation, but not
    cleaning up (removing) on completion

    "Norman" <nthums1@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:%23Ko4GvSvKHA.3408@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >I am having problems to the point that I wonder if I need to reinstall,
    >clean, after having done it less than two weeks ago. I have a number of odd
    >things including difficulty getting my full ATI package to install
    >properly.
    > One thing that seems odd is several keys that show last used source
    > similar to this:
    > n;1;e:/1b8ff7ae7954fb212b2d67d8\dotnetfx20\
    > Can someone explain the meaning of the different parts?
    > The update was done from windows update and I don't understand why it
    > seems to point to the e:/. I do have four partitions with windows on C:
    >
    > I also got regpermwriter.exe errors when try to install the ATI drivers.
    > Memory hazy, but it seems to me that the last time I ran across this issue
    > I had to edit some permissions in the registry. And I should have made
    > notes because I can't seem to find anything relevant to the problem now.
    >
    > --
    > Norman
    >
     
  3. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Mar 6, 7:51 am, "Norman" <nthu...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > I am having problems to the point that I wonder if I need to reinstall,
    > clean, after having done it less than two weeks ago. I have a number of odd
    > things including difficulty getting my full ATI package to install properly.
    > One thing that seems odd is several keys that show last used source similar
    > to this:
    > n;1;e:/1b8ff7ae7954fb212b2d67d8\dotnetfx20\
    > Can someone explain the meaning of the different parts?
    > The update was done from windows update and I don't understand why it seems
    > to point to the e:/. I do have four partitions with windows on C:
    >
    > I also got regpermwriter.exe errors when try to install the ATI drivers.
    > Memory hazy, but it seems to me that the last time I ran across this issue I
    > had to edit some permissions in the registry. And I should have made notes
    > because I can't seem to find anything relevant to the problem now.
    >
    > --
    > Norman


    Some Google searches may help you with your regpermwriter issues.
    Here is one such result:

    http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?t=33913650

    I don't know what keys you mean, but I do understand temporary
    folders:

    When some programs (including Windows programs) installs things, it
    may create a temporary folder consisting of
    20-30 random letters and numbers in the root drive of the volume with
    the most free space. This explains why
    sometimes the folders are on your C drive or on some other drive -
    which one has the most free space?

    For example you may see a folder similar to or called:

    D:/9470bb12e8a4f3447657236478e41c5

    There may be other folders and files under that main temporary
    folder.

    These should normally be removed when the installation is complete,
    but sometimes they are not. They are harmless
    but annoying. You may think something is wrong when there is not or
    be afraid the files are really needed. To avoid confusion you can
    delete the temporary folders.

    If your installation failed or the installation does not delete the
    randomly named folder when it completes running the installation again
    will make another randomly named folder.

    You may be able to identify the installation (for curiosity) by
    looking at some of the folder contents and decide if that installation
    was okay, just delete the files/folders. If the installation did not
    work properly for some reason, running the installation again will
    just create a new randomly named temporary folder so the old temporary
    folder is really of no use.

    Sometimes the folders are stubborn to delete. Even if you are an
    Administrator on the system you may get a "sharing violation", "access
    denied", "being used" or similar type message when trying to remove
    the temporary folders. Installations sometimes use different
    permissions than a regular user with Administrator group might have.

    There are many methods to try to remove the folders and some involve
    third party programs to install or changing
    certain Windows settings that may compromise your system security if
    you don't change them back when you are done.

    Booting your system in Safe Mode (pressing the F8 key repeatedly right
    before XP tries to load) is a good method
    to try and remove the folders since it doesn't involve making any
    changes to your system configuration or
    downloading any third party programs.

    If Safe Mode does not work you can change the security of the folder
    to give your user Full Control over the folder
    by browsing to it in Explorer, click Tools, Folder Options, View and
    in the Advanced settings window, uncheck (at
    the bottom) Use simple file sharing (recommended), and click OK. This
    turns off the recommended simple file sharing
    on your computer so you will want to turn it back on when you are
    done.

    Right click the stubborn folder, Properties and click the now visible
    Security tab. Select your user name and
    check the box to allow Full Control, click OK to apply the changes.

    Now try to delete the folder.

    It is a good idea to go back into Explorer and turn back on (Enable)
    Simple file sharing (recommended) when you have finished.

    If none of the above work, try a popular third party tool called
    Unlocker.

    Unlocker can be download from here:

    http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

    Unlocker can be uninstalled when you are finished using it.

    Reboot when you are finished to be sure the annoying folders are
    really gone.
     
  4. Norman

    Norman Flightless Bird

    thanks. that might explain an issue or two. It seems certain it is time to
    do another clean install and either hide or format those other partitions,
    FAT32 for use with multibooting. I did not realize it would do such
    accessing.
    I am not absolutely certain, but it seems ATI may have been the issue a long
    time back. The fix to getting it to install properly was to edit permissions
    on a registry key or two but as of this writing I have not yet been able to
    find that info. I should have written it down and archived it.

    --
    Norman
    "Jose" <jose_ease@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:6111825b-9292-43d7-b291-559780c0311a@k17g2000yqb.googlegroups.com...
    On Mar 6, 7:51 am, "Norman" <nthu...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > I am having problems to the point that I wonder if I need to reinstall,
    > clean, after having done it less than two weeks ago. I have a number of
    > odd
    > things including difficulty getting my full ATI package to install
    > properly.
    > One thing that seems odd is several keys that show last used source
    > similar
    > to this:
    > n;1;e:/1b8ff7ae7954fb212b2d67d8\dotnetfx20\
    > Can someone explain the meaning of the different parts?
    > The update was done from windows update and I don't understand why it
    > seems
    > to point to the e:/. I do have four partitions with windows on C:
    >
    > I also got regpermwriter.exe errors when try to install the ATI drivers.
    > Memory hazy, but it seems to me that the last time I ran across this issue
    > I
    > had to edit some permissions in the registry. And I should have made notes
    > because I can't seem to find anything relevant to the problem now.
    >
    > --
    > Norman


    Some Google searches may help you with your regpermwriter issues.
    Here is one such result:

    http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?t=33913650

    I don't know what keys you mean, but I do understand temporary
    folders:

    When some programs (including Windows programs) installs things, it
    may create a temporary folder consisting of
    20-30 random letters and numbers in the root drive of the volume with
    the most free space. This explains why
    sometimes the folders are on your C drive or on some other drive -
    which one has the most free space?

    For example you may see a folder similar to or called:

    D:/9470bb12e8a4f3447657236478e41c5

    There may be other folders and files under that main temporary
    folder.

    These should normally be removed when the installation is complete,
    but sometimes they are not. They are harmless
    but annoying. You may think something is wrong when there is not or
    be afraid the files are really needed. To avoid confusion you can
    delete the temporary folders.

    If your installation failed or the installation does not delete the
    randomly named folder when it completes running the installation again
    will make another randomly named folder.

    You may be able to identify the installation (for curiosity) by
    looking at some of the folder contents and decide if that installation
    was okay, just delete the files/folders. If the installation did not
    work properly for some reason, running the installation again will
    just create a new randomly named temporary folder so the old temporary
    folder is really of no use.

    Sometimes the folders are stubborn to delete. Even if you are an
    Administrator on the system you may get a "sharing violation", "access
    denied", "being used" or similar type message when trying to remove
    the temporary folders. Installations sometimes use different
    permissions than a regular user with Administrator group might have.

    There are many methods to try to remove the folders and some involve
    third party programs to install or changing
    certain Windows settings that may compromise your system security if
    you don't change them back when you are done.

    Booting your system in Safe Mode (pressing the F8 key repeatedly right
    before XP tries to load) is a good method
    to try and remove the folders since it doesn't involve making any
    changes to your system configuration or
    downloading any third party programs.

    If Safe Mode does not work you can change the security of the folder
    to give your user Full Control over the folder
    by browsing to it in Explorer, click Tools, Folder Options, View and
    in the Advanced settings window, uncheck (at
    the bottom) Use simple file sharing (recommended), and click OK. This
    turns off the recommended simple file sharing
    on your computer so you will want to turn it back on when you are
    done.

    Right click the stubborn folder, Properties and click the now visible
    Security tab. Select your user name and
    check the box to allow Full Control, click OK to apply the changes.

    Now try to delete the folder.

    It is a good idea to go back into Explorer and turn back on (Enable)
    Simple file sharing (recommended) when you have finished.

    If none of the above work, try a popular third party tool called
    Unlocker.

    Unlocker can be download from here:

    http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

    Unlocker can be uninstalled when you are finished using it.

    Reboot when you are finished to be sure the annoying folders are
    really gone.
     

Share This Page