fun fun! windows washer will not delete Perflib_Perfdata_XXX.dat

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  1. whatever

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    i have three files in my temp directory that will not delete they are: C:\DOCUME~\Myname\LOCALS~1\Temp\Perflib_Perfdata_XXX.dat
    (XXX.dat is two numbers and one letter such as 1c8.dat) i searched on how to delete this and found the msn windows post on it. this seems to happen when you have a orphaned program after you have crashed and says to use a script to delete it but in classic Microsoft fashion there no script on how to do this is listed or how to go about deleting these files. they say to just run a script on startup....any help or advice on this
     
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    have you tried deleting them after a reboot?

    or if that doesn't work safe mode. i have a program like the one Dog has that always works for me. also, if you have killbox that can do it too (delete on boot)
     
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    Hi guys...

    here is a handy little link I found recenty for various apps including Dr. Delete that will delete some files even in use.

    http://www.docsdownloads.com/Tier1/dr-delete.htm

    Works for me :) btw, it's a direct link to Dr. Delete with full explanations of use, plus screenshots.

    Cheers TAS

    edit.. btw, just unzip and it's ready to work. No install....
     

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    well i have tried the first 3 progams listed only Dr. Delete did anything (deleted the first one but the other two stayed undeleted after the reboot then after detleting those entrys on reboot... oh lucky me! the origanal entry regenerated with a c7.dat instead of the origanal 18c.dat and the other two entrys are unchanged.)
     
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    hi, if you drag the file/s into the program from post#5 it will tell you which program is using the files, then you can do something about that program which has a hold on the files.
     
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    i used the that program but it says that program is not in use but i try to delete it with window washer its still in use and regenerates if i use dr.delete how about using a anti virus to try to quarintine the file then delete it? i have no spyware or viruses
     
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    well i tried to quarintine the file but my anti virus says "file cannot be quarintined" so that idea is out
     
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    Have you tried it in "Safe Mode?"

    Cheers :D
     
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    I have no idea whether or not this will work. If you temporarily disable Windows Performance Counters you might be able to delete the Perflib_Perfdata.dat files. A programme such as a memory monitor will use the Windows Performance Counters to function and when you start up such a programme you can see the Perflib_Perfdata.dat file being created in your Temp folder. When the monitoring programme is closed the Perflib_Perfdata.dat file should be deleted. Performance counter registry keys can be found in the following location : HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\"ServiceName"\Performance (where "Service Name" is the name of the counter.) In order to disable a counter you need to change the value of "Disable Performance Counters" from 0 to 1.

    A list of Service Names that you will find :

    PerfOS : for Cache, Memory, Object, Paging File, Processor, System.

    PerfDisk : for LogicalDisk, PhysicalDisk

    PerfNet : for Browser, Redirector, Server

    PerfProc : for Job Object, Job Object Details, Process, Thread, Thread Details

    Spooler : for Print Queue

    TapiSrv : for Telephony

    Tcpip : for IP, ICMP, NBT Connection, Network Interface, TCP, UDP

    Another (simpler) way to disable the counters is to install Microsoft's Exctrlst.exe from http://tinyurl.com/wprk Although this programme is for Windows 2000 it works perfectly well on XP. After installing, click on "Services" and it will list the above items and tell you what is enabled and what is not. Untick the boxes to disable them and it will change the registry value for you. After you have tried deleting the files, tick the boxes to re-enable the Performance Counters. A reboot is not required to change the registry values.

    As I say, I'm not sure if it will work but if the stubborn files can't access the Performance Counters then they may be deletable.
     
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    well a little update on this Perflib problem, i went to support for webroot's washer and sent in a ticket and still i am waiting for a reply thanks for the help but givin webroot's support a chance to find a way to delete it.i wonder if its some leftovers of a windows update...well at least this thread will help other people with this perflib problem (i looked and there is only refrences are to the microsoft site that has incomplete information.)
     
  15. Don Pelotas

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    Use Window Washer in safe mode, some files are difficult and require this or a reboot, it's not the program.
     
  16. BerkWood

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    Not sure if you ever got this resolved, buti had the same file, but it is associated with DKservice.exe, which is DisKeeper
     
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