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The User Profile Hive Cleanup

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tatar, May 2, 2010.

  1. tatar

    tatar Flightless Bird

    I have two Windows XP SP3 computer connected through a Rooter. I am the only
    user on both and I have the same Username and password on both computers. Do
    I need User Profile Hive cleanup on my computers? It is repeatedly coming up
    in the Event Viewer which make me think it is slowing down my computer.
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "tatar" <afe@ersoy.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:#hdcuyc6KHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > I have two Windows XP SP3 computer connected through a Rooter. I am the
    > only user on both and I have the same Username and password on both
    > computers. Do I need User Profile Hive cleanup on my computers? It is
    > repeatedly coming up in the Event Viewer which make me think it is slowing
    > down my computer.


    This utility is designed to speed up the Windows shutdown process. It is not
    a part of the original installation but was added by someone to your machine
    at a later stage. If your PC shuts down quickly then you can disable or
    uninstall it.
     
  3. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:%23hdcuyc6KHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl,
    tatar <afe@ersoy.co.uk> typed:
    > I have two Windows XP SP3 computer connected through a
    > Rooter. I am the only user on both and I have the same
    > Username and password on both computers. Do I need User
    > Profile Hive cleanup on my computers? It is repeatedly
    > coming up in the Event Viewer which make me think it is
    > slowing down my computer.


    If by "it" you mean the PHC, then something is wrong. Remove it to see what
    happens. It shouldn't affect anything but shut down times, so it may not be
    your culprit.
    What are you looking at in Event Viewer that makes you think "it" is
    slowing things down? What specifically is the Event Viewer contents? Include
    ALL data there. You've given nothing to work with here.

    HTH,

    Twayne`
     
  4. spamlet

    spamlet Flightless Bird

    "tatar" <afe@ersoy.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:%23hdcuyc6KHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >I have two Windows XP SP3 computer connected through a Rooter. I am the
    >only user on both and I have the same Username and password on both
    >computers. Do I need User Profile Hive cleanup on my computers? It is
    >repeatedly coming up in the Event Viewer which make me think it is slowing
    >down my computer.


    If you mean the event viewer is just showing you the UPHCS turning on when
    you start up and off when you close, it probably isn't making much
    difference to the time. Normally people load this service because some
    profiles refuse to shut down until they have finished some task they are
    actually unable to complete. The properties sheet for the event may tell
    you which profile if any, is holding up shutdown and has had to be closed.
    I find this a very useful service, and so far, have had to use it on all the
    pcs I've had, and it quite often helps by shutting down profiles that have
    'got stuck'.

    A further thought: in case there *is* a problem with your profile, and you
    are using Outlook, back up your outlook.pst file and your ntuser.dat file
    (your profile). If Outlook has trouble loading your profile it makes you a
    new one and you lose all your mail.

    S
     
  5. glee

    glee Flightless Bird

    "tatar" <afe@ersoy.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:%23hdcuyc6KHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >I have two Windows XP SP3 computer connected through a Rooter. I am the
    >only user on both and I have the same Username and password on both
    >computers. Do I need User Profile Hive cleanup on my computers? It is
    >repeatedly coming up in the Event Viewer which make me think it is
    >slowing down my computer.


    What exactly is appearing in Event Viewer regarding the User Profile
    Hive Cleanup Utility? If it is just an Information type entry with an
    Event ID of 1001, it is just noting when the utility starts and stops at
    the startup and shutdown of Windows.

    The utility is designed to prevent an error that slows down shutdown on
    some computers, and does not itself slow down the computer.
    --
    Glen Ventura, MS MVP Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
    A+
    http://dts-l.net/
     
  6. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "Twayne" <nobody@spamcop.net> wrote in message
    news:ulwUbNh6KHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > In news:%23hdcuyc6KHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl,
    > tatar <afe@ersoy.co.uk> typed:
    >> I have two Windows XP SP3 computer connected through a
    >> Rooter. I am the only user on both and I have the same
    >> Username and password on both computers. Do I need User
    >> Profile Hive cleanup on my computers? It is repeatedly
    >> coming up in the Event Viewer which make me think it is
    >> slowing down my computer.

    >
    > If by "it" you mean the PHC, then something is wrong. Remove it to see
    > what happens. It shouldn't affect anything but shut down times, so it may
    > not be your culprit.
    > What are you looking at in Event Viewer that makes you think "it" is
    > slowing things down? What specifically is the Event Viewer contents?
    > Include ALL data there. You've given nothing to work with here.
    >
    > HTH,
    >
    > Twayne`
    >
    >


    You don't need to remove it, just stop the service and disable it. That way,
    if it turns out to be useful/necessary, just re-enable it and start it.
    UPHC will set an event 1001 when starting and a 1010 when stopping. These
    are normal, informational events, not an error. If Tatar is seeing a
    different event associated with UPHC, then there may be a problem.
    --
    SC Tom
     

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