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Windows 7: Pagefile, Temporary Int Files, Temp files reset after update

18 Feb 2013   #1

Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 
Pagefile, Temporary Int Files, Temp files reset after update

Hello,

I have a system with 32gb DDR3-2400, a 256GB SSD and a couple of spinners. I have set up 4gb of the RAM to be used as another RAMdisk using the softperfect software. This problem has been going on for some time, but has been more of a problem since I started using the RAMdisk. Not because the RAMdisk itself isn't working well, because the stuff that is stored there keeps getting reset.

I have pretty much identified that when updates are installed through windows update (either from Microsoft update or from my WSUS server), the following are reset to defaults

1. Pagefile is automatically managed and stored on the C: drive and is set to 32gb
2. The TEMP and TMP environment variables are reset to the C:\users default location
3. The temporary Internet Files location is reset to the default C:\users... location

There may be others that I have not discovered.

I have manually set my swap file to 1024/2048 on the D:\ drive (a spinner), on the belief that it should rarely if ever be needed with a system equipped with 32GB of RAM. I'm certainly not inclined to waste 32GB of space on my SSD for an unused object.

I have placed the TMP/TEMP files, cookies and Temporary Internet files on the RAMdisk to squeeze a little extra performance out of the system. (Yes, I know, I'm not really getting much benefit).

Photoshop and a few other programs also use the RAMdisk as a scratch disk, and were the main reason I set it up in the first place.

This is becoming a real pain when it gets reset as I have to manually change everything again.

Anyone know a way to make windows leave settings at what I set them, instead of having it continually reset the values to what it wants? I'd prefer to have it my way. I know there will be proponents of "leave things as windows wants it".

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19 Feb 2013   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional
 
 

Sounds like the ramdisk is not saving or updating its contents? Try another brand liek Dataram, works great for me.
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19 Feb 2013   #3

Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OldMX View Post
Sounds like the ramdisk is not saving or updating its contents? Try another brand liek Dataram, works great for me.
Thanks for your response and recommendation.

Sorry, with all due respect, the problem is not the ramdisk. It does save it's contents properly.

The problem has been occuring long before I installed the RAMDisk.

This typically happens whenever Windows updates are installed, whether directly from Microsoft update or via my WSUS server.

thanks
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19 Feb 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TanyaC View Post
The problem has been occuring long before I installed the RAMDisk.

This typically happens whenever Windows updates are installed, whether directly from Microsoft update or via my WSUS server.
Hi,

I've never heard of that before. Perhaps its the installation itself? I suggest posting an MGADIAG report and also running SURT so we can try find out the cause.

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions
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Regards,
Golden
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20 Feb 2013   #5

Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Hi,

Yes it is very strange. Of course, reinstalling windows from scratch was one of the firs things I tried. I think I've done that three times now. I also turned off updates for just over a month, and the problem never once happened during that time. But as soon as I turned on updates, and updates were installed, the system defaulted things back.

Please note that updates are not failing, at least not that I can see.

Anyway..

Code:
 
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Is Admin: Yes
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Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.130104-1431
TTS Error: 
Validation Diagnostic: 
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ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
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Browser Data-->
Proxy settings: N/A
User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
Default Browser: C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
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Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled
Active scripting: Allowed
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File Scan Data-->
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watadminsvc.exe[Hr = 0x80070003]
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\npwatweb.dll[Hr = 0x80070003]
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watux.exe[Hr = 0x80070003]
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watweb.dll[Hr = 0x80070003]
Other data-->
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HealthStatus Bitmask Output:
 
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Attached Files
File Type: rar SF_CBS_Logs_Tanyac.rar (4.25 MB, 8 views)
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17 Mar 2013   #6

Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Hi,

Back online at last, after spending the last several weeks moving house.

Has anyone had an opportunity to look at this issue and offer and advice or assistance?

Thanks
Tanya
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17 Mar 2013   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Please downloadand save the CheckSUR tool from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821

(you'll need tolook in the details for Windows 7, downloading from the Microsoft DownloadCenter)



Run it - The toolcan take anywhere from 5 mins to a couple of hours to run (or 'Install')depending on how much it has to do, and may exit silently - it may appear tofreeze for most of that time, but be patient.

The result islogged in the C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.log file - and an archive …\checksur.persist.log file



Then zip theCheckSUR.log and attach it to your reply

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20 Mar 2013   #8

Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Hi,

Attached is the log file as requested.

Tanya


Attached Files
File Type: rar CheckSUR.rar (308 Bytes, 1 views)
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20 Mar 2013   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

The CheckSUR result is clear - and at 50 seconds, it rates as possibly the quickest scan I've ever seen!

All I can think of is that the RAMDrive is being unloaded out-of-sequence on shutdown, and this is causing problems on the subsequent reboot.
Have you checked the Event Viewer to see what's logged at such times?
I'm assuming that a normal restart doesn't affect the settings.
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20 Mar 2013   #10

Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
The CheckSUR result is clear - and at 50 seconds, it rates as possibly the quickest scan I've ever seen!

All I can think of is that the RAMDrive is being unloaded out-of-sequence on shutdown, and this is causing problems on the subsequent reboot.
Have you checked the Event Viewer to see what's logged at such times?
I'm assuming that a normal restart doesn't affect the settings.
The problem existed before I intalled the RAMDrive. I mentioned it was installed for completeness only.

No, a normal restart does not effect the settings. The system has a shutdown task too, and that doesn't cause any problems.

The event viewer shows what you would expect; No errors.

It's not just the files on the ramdrive that are affected. The swap file is moved from my C: drive (ssd), to my D:\ drive (spinner). It's set to 1024/2048, and I have 32gb of memory intalled. When the problem occurs the custom pagefile settings are defaulted back to "system managed" and on C: drive.

It's not every update that causes the problem. I guess I will have to manually intall updates for a while and see if I can nail down what "type" of update is the culprit.

Tanya
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