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March 10, 2005, 11:50 pm
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I tried both sending it like you said, and uploading via an option on that
web site and either way it was unsuccessful...uploading it through the web
site it says "can't upload greater that 2MB" or something, and through email
an "error has occured". Anything involving this file slows and causes
errors somehow...it I don't touch it, everythings fine. I think I'll just
delete the little bastard.
| The file is used by directX Have you run a chkdsk scan? (command window
| then type chkdsk)
A complete set of instructions follows...
Dump the contents of the IE Temporary Internet Folder cache (TIF)
start --> settings --> control panel --> internet options --> delete files
Open a Command Prompt.
In the Command Prompt type the following...
CHKDSK C: /F
If it replies..
"Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process.
Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system
Choose - Y
Reboot the PC.
A full Check Disk will want to be performed, allow it.
When it reboots, perform a defragmentation of the hard disk.
You can get to the Defragmenting program easily by executing; dfrg.msc
Start --> run ->
Once the system is defraged, the AV scans should be re-attempted.
I appreciate all of your help...I did what you guys recommended, but
unfortunately I'm having the same problems...but I'm noticing a pattern: the
virusscan keeps stalling on those dll's that start with Q....I deleted
qedwipes.dll and quartz.dll and stalls on the next file after those. I'm
thinking this has to do with firefox....I installed it, then uninstalled it
a few weeks later...if those files have to do with directX then I'm thinking
firefox messed it all up...I have another computer I think I'll take that
directory from and replace it on mine...I'm also having problems with system
restore...its not keeping any restore dates...its on, and to the maximum
storage setting..is there a virus that can be linked to any of this? or
just dumb luck errors?
| I appreciate all of your help...I did what you guys recommended, but
| unfortunately I'm having the same problems...but I'm noticing a pattern: the
| virusscan keeps stalling on those dll's that start with Q....I deleted
| qedwipes.dll and quartz.dll and stalls on the next file after those. I'm
| thinking this has to do with firefox....I installed it, then uninstalled it
| a few weeks later...if those files have to do with directX then I'm thinking
| firefox messed it all up...I have another computer I think I'll take that
| directory from and replace it on mine...I'm also having problems with system
| restore...its not keeping any restore dates...its on, and to the maximum
| storage setting..is there a virus that can be linked to any of this? or
| just dumb luck errors?
The FireFox idea is a Red Herring.
Go to the hard disk manufacturer's web site and download their diagnostic
respective to your hard disk. After the test, you will know if the hard disk is
Quantum/Maxtor - PowerMax
Western Digital - Data LifeGuard Tools (DLGDiag)
Hitachi/IBM - Drive Fitness Test (DFT)
Seagate - SeaTools
Fujitsu - Diagnostic Tool
Samsung - Disk manager
You should not delete files on your HD if you're not sure wthat they do.
Those are indeed DirectX related files, although I don have the 1st one
on Windows 2000 (maybe it's because I'm still using MediaPlayer 6.4 or
I know the 2nd files contains icons and codecs for MediaPlayer.
Also, just run dxdiag, this is a diagnostic tool for DirectX, and list
all the files it uses, so U can check.
Unlikely that Firefox would do that, there must have been something
going on already
That's not a good idea...
System restore sucks if you ask me, it makes your PC slower and uses
lots of space, and if there is something seriously wrong with yr machine
one time, it still wont get it back to normal in most cases, so I'd
recommand disabeling it.
It can also back-up viruses during a the creation of a restore point, so...