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How do I stop hive growth/computer lock

By hanks132 ·
I am running Win 2000 SP4 and have been getting Systemced errors on boot about every month or so. My computer will freeze and when I reboot it stops with the Systemced error. I can fix it but it is a hassle. Doing some research it looks like the problem is caused by the hive being too big so I have been watching it. I compacted the hive on 5/10 to 4 meg from 11 meg. Now on 5/15 it has grown to 6meg. I have Norton current and system is clean, I ran a rootkit audit that came back OK. The only thing I do regularly is play poker on line almost every night.

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by BFilmFan In reply to How do I stop hive growth ...

An 11 meg registry isn't outrageously large, depending on the number of programs you have installed or custom registry settings.

What is the exact System Error that you are getting on boot?

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You might also want to peruse this article on the registry:

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You might also want to use this tool to monitor the registry to see exactly what is being added:

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to How do I stop hive growth ...

Have you scanned the unit for Spy/Male Ware at the same time that you did an AV scan?

As you play On Line Poker it's more than likely that you've picked up a few nasties along the way. You can download and install the following for free but just make sure that you run the scans in Safe Mode as you are far more likely to pick up any nasties that way with them not being loaded and running.

Just remember after you install them to run the update so you have the current list of definitions.


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by hanks132 In reply to How do I stop hive growth ...

BFilmFan here is the error I get--> Windows Could Not Start Because the Following File Is Missing or Corrupt: \Winnt\System32\Config\Systemced...

I'm going to download that monitor program and use it.

I'll also try the other programs mentioned.

Thanks for the responses.

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