Flooded with *.tmp files!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Talk' started by Bob, Jul 27, 2007.

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    Bob Guest

    I recently had to restore my operating system with Norton Ghost 12, since I
    accidently installed an old program that corrupted the boot file, or MBR.
    Anyway, everything is working well, but my "Temp" file folder under
    Users/{name}/AppData/local/Temp is FLOODED with *.tmp files that are
    constantly being written and re-written to that file location. Their names
    begin as follows: Ver1.tmp, Ver1A.tmp, Ver1A0.tmp, Ver1A0A.temp, etc. There
    are literally hundreds of them! I can't delete them because they are
    constantly in a state of being written and re-written to the HDD. Windows
    Explorer "locks up" when I try to select them for deletion. Anyone have ANY
    clue as to what is going on? TIA!

    Bob, Jul 27, 2007
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    Bob Guest

    I've narrowed the problem to one of about 10 applications that are being
    loaded at startup. For the time being, I'm not experiencing the problem.
    Well, I know it's not a Microsoft application now. I've got some third-party
    applications that are loading at startup which is the culprit. Either HP
    digital imaging monitor, NVIDIA drivers, JAVA, HP Connections, or Tunebite.
    I'll get to the bottom of this, after about 10 reboots. :(
    Bob, Jul 27, 2007
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    Bob Guest

    Well, it was the HP Digital Imaging application, hpqtra08.exe. Beware for
    those using an HP "all in one" Scanner/Printer!
    Bob, Jul 28, 2007
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    Brad Guest

    I know you didn't get any assistance but thanks for posting the solution.

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    Bob Guest

    You're welcome! I figured someone out there might be (or will be)
    experiencing the same problem, so now they can find the solution using a
    search on Usenet.
    Bob, Jul 28, 2007
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    LabRat Guest

    Bob voiced his/her/it's humble opinion in microsoft.public.windows.vista on
    Sat 28 Jul 2007 08:27:51a:
    I'll bet you've got lots more back there that don't get your attention like
    the *temp* files.

    HP sucks for stuff like that, I know, I use an HP scanner. So does ...
    everything else.

    Use something like StartupCop etc to find the junk that is hiding in the
    background eating up rescources.

    NEVER allow auto updates, NEVER!

    Bill never sleeps. NEVER!

    I'm not paranoid and neither are we. <BG>


    LabRat...... |:^{)
    LabRat, Aug 12, 2007
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