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#1 OFFLINE frizzie

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 04:14 PM

Hi folks:

I'm a newbie and not even sure I should be posting this here but I can't seem to get an answer anywhere on the net.

I just ran CCleaner (current version) and it found these entries that I don't recall seeing before:

C:\Windows\PFRO.log 1.56KB
C:\Windows\Debug\mrt.log 1.23KB
C:\Windows\Debug\mrteng.log 576 bytes
C:\Windows\Debug\UserMode\ChkAcc.log 0 bytes
C:\Windows\Debug\UserMode\ChkAcc.bak 0 bytes

I know the log files can be safely deleted but what about the .bak file (it has no bytes in it?)

I'm running Vista x64 Home Premium OS.

So far CCleaner has never failed me but I'm a bit freaked over this scan.

Thanx.

-frizz

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 05:12 PM

Hi folks:

I'm a newbie and not even sure I should be posting this here but I can't seem to get an answer anywhere on the net.

I just ran CCleaner (current version) and it found these entries that I don't recall seeing before:

C:\Windows\PFRO.log 1.56KB
C:\Windows\Debug\mrt.log 1.23KB
C:\Windows\Debug\mrteng.log 576 bytes
C:\Windows\Debug\UserMode\ChkAcc.log 0 bytes
C:\Windows\Debug\UserMode\ChkAcc.bak 0 bytes

I know the log files can be safely deleted but what about the .bak file (it has no bytes in it?)

I'm running Vista x64 Home Premium OS.

So far CCleaner has never failed me but I'm a bit freaked over this scan.

Thanx.


-frizz

Hi Frizz,
Welcome :D
No wonder for your surprise either.Especially with names like that.
Have had any reason to be "debugging" mortgage or checking account programs.It is strange I would Cut and Paste those to a folder.
Any ideas what PFRO might be? You should do a little Googling and maybe check with your bank.Check your memory first.
You been shopping for loans and such?Just trying to jog your memory cause the answers is more likely there than anywhere else.
Good luck,
:) davey
P.S. I don't know if I am over reacting or not but if those file are new to you than I am suspicious.

P.S. After doing more research even if these files seem new to you from what I find they are all legit files and not to be worried about.
You have most likely recently activated a Windows service that you have not used in the past.The same goes for me.Those names are new to me.
:) davey Not enough Windows exposure yet for me.What with all those different services that I have not and may never use.Who knows?

Edited by davey, 13 July 2008 - 06:14 PM.


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Posted 13 July 2008 - 05:18 PM

Welcome to Piriform frizzie.

C:\Windows\PFRO.log 1.56KB
C:\Windows\Debug\mrt.log 1.23KB
C:\Windows\Debug\mrteng.log 576 bytes
C:\Windows\Debug\UserMode\ChkAcc.log 0 bytes
C:\Windows\Debug\UserMode\ChkAcc.bak 0 bytes

I know the log files can be safely deleted but what about the .bak file (it has no bytes in it?)

When you open CCleaner you should a checkbox on the left in the System section that says Windows Log Files if its checked CC will delete all log files in the Windows folder. The bak files are normal backups of some type but it they are zero bytes then you can delete them. ;)
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#4 OFFLINE frizzie

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 08:37 PM

Welcome to Piriform frizzie.

When you open CCleaner you should a checkbox on the left in the System section that says Windows Log Files if its checked CC will delete all log files in the Windows folder. The bak files are normal backups of some type but it they are zero bytes then you can delete them. ;)


Thanks to both of you for your replies.

OK I ran CCleaner and blew it away (I thot). CC is no longer finding what still exists.

C/windows/Debug
sub folder UserMode (file is empty)
sub folder WIA
sub sub folder showing wiatrace.log of 5 KB (text document)

CC is not finding this log file it. This is what it looks like:

**************** Started trace for Module: [sti_ci.dll] in Executable [setup.exe] ProcessID: [964] at 2007/12/04 16:54:35:598 ****************
WIA: 964.968 0 0 0 [sti_ci.dll] ERROR: OnDIF_DESTROYPRIVATEDATA, Invalid argument.

**************** Started trace for Module: [wiaservc.dll] in Executable [svchost.exe] ProcessID: [1900] at 2007/12/04 17:16:49:745 ****************
WIA: 1900.1980 102586 0 0 [wiaservc.dll] ERROR: CEventNotifier::RegisterEventCallback, DeviceID required to set default handler
WIA: 1900.1908 1504832 0 0 [wiaservc.dll] ERROR: DecClientCount, We could not decrement the service client count because we could not find the service object
WIA: 1900.1908 1505097 0 0 [wiaservc.dll] ERROR: DecClientCount, We could not decrement the service client count because we could not find the service object

**************** Started trace for Module: [sti.dll] in Executable [HpqSRmon.exe] ProcessID: [360] at 2007/12/04 17:18:34:031 ****************
WIA: 360.2460 1400811 0 0 [sti.dll] ERROR: AsyncRPCEventTransport::FillEventData, Runtime event Error: The server returned an error (0x71a) completing the call
WIA: 360.2460 1400827 0 0 [sti.dll] ERROR: WiaEventReceiver::Start, Runtime event Error: Could not Start...calling Stop

**************** Started trace for Module: [sti_ci.dll] in Executable [setup.exe] ProcessID: [1016] at 2007/12/22 11:16:48:341 ****************
WIA: 1016.1020 0 0 0 [sti_ci.dll] ERROR: OnDIF_DESTROYPRIVATEDATA, Invalid argument.

**************** Started trace for Module: [wiaservc.dll] in Executable [svchost.exe] ProcessID: [3144] at 2008/02/05 13:27:21:586 ****************
WIA: 3144.3092 8659007 0 0 [wiaservc.dll] ERROR: CEventNotifier::AddEventGUID, Returning failure hr = 0x80070005
WIA: 3144.3092 8659007 0 0 [wiaservc.dll] ERROR: CEventNotifier::AddEventGUID, Returning failure hr = 0x80070005
WIA: 3144.3092 8659023 0 0 [wiaservc.dll] ERROR: CEventNotifier::AddEventGUID, Trying to register application for a unknown global event
WIA: 3144.3092 8659023 0 0 [wiaservc.dll] ERROR: CEventNotifier::AddEventGUID, Returning failure hr = 0x80070057

**************** Started trace for Module: [wiaservc.dll] in Executable [svchost.exe] ProcessID: [2064] at 2008/02/10 12:58:16:678 ****************

**************** Started trace for Module: [sti_ci.dll] in Executable [DrvInst.exe] ProcessID: [4164] at 2008/05/25 12:05:03:948 ****************
WIA: 4164.1004 93 0 0 [sti_ci.dll] ERROR: CUniqueId::IsUnique, NULL string is given.

**************** Started trace for Module: [wiaservc.dll] in Executable [svchost.exe] ProcessID: [2676] at 2008/05/25 11:42:50:218 ****************
WIA: 2676.2680 1334323 0 0 [wiaservc.dll] ERROR: CEventNotifier::NotifySTIEvent, Event description is NULL or Event GUID not found

**************** Started trace for Module: [wiaservc.dll] in Executable [svchost.exe] ProcessID: [2512] at 2008/06/01 08:56:09:696 ****************
WIA: 2512.2516 88147086 0 0 [wiaservc.dll] ERROR: CEventNotifier::NotifySTIEvent, Event description is NULL or Event GUID not found
WIA: 2512.2516 97195550 0 0 [wiaservc.dll] ERROR: CEventNotifier::NotifySTIEvent, Event description is NULL or Event GUID not found
WIA: 2512.2516 180905904 0 0 [wiaservc.dll] ERROR: CEventNotifier::NotifySTIEvent, Event description is NULL or Event GUID not found
WIA: 2512.2516 231986638 0 0 [wiaservc.dll] ERROR: CEventNotifier::NotifySTIEvent, Event description is NULL or Event GUID not found
WIA: 2512.2516 629095295 0 0 [wiaservc.dll] ERROR: CEventNotifier::NotifySTIEvent, Event description is NULL or Event GUID not found
WIA: 2512.2516 744315636 0 0 [wiaservc.dll] ERROR: CEventNotifier::NotifySTIEvent, Event description is NULL or Event GUID not found
WIA: 2512.2516 807761134 0 0 [wiaservc.dll] ERROR: CEventNotifier::NotifySTIEvent, Event description is NULL or Event GUID not found

**************** Started trace for Module: [wiaservc.dll] in Executable [svchost.exe] ProcessID: [2412] at 2008/06/22 14:10:50:258 ****************
WIA: 2412.2416 980879671 0 0 [wiaservc.dll] ERROR: CEventNotifier::NotifySTIEvent, Event description is NULL or Event GUID not found

**************** Started trace for Module: [wiaservc.dll] in Executable [svchost.exe] ProcessID: [2652] at 2008/07/10 16:43:37:820 ****************
WIA: 2652.1004 77468942 0 0 [wiaservc.dll] ERROR: CEventNotifier::NotifySTIEvent, Event description is NULL or Event GUID not found

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one of the weirdest looking log files I've ever seen. It looks nasty. What is it trying to trace? I'm still afraid to delete this one. BTW, I do no banking on line nor am I looking for any loans or mortgages. I'm exceptionally careful with this new HP machine (only 4 months old). That's why I'm freaked about new apps/files that appear that I don't know about.

Any thots?

Thanx again -- these forums are invaluable to newbies like me.

-frizz

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 09:30 PM

Thanks to both of you for your replies.

OK I ran CCleaner and blew it away (I thot). CC is no longer finding what still exists.

C/windows/Debug
sub folder UserMode (file is empty)
sub folder WIA
sub sub folder showing wiatrace.log of 5 KB (text document)

CC is not finding this log file it. This is what it looks like:

**************** Started trace for Module: [sti_ci.dll] in Executable [setup.exe] ProcessID: [964] at 2007/12/04 16:54:35:598 ****************
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one of the weirdest looking log files I've ever seen. It looks nasty. What is it trying to trace? I'm still afraid to delete this one. BTW, I do no banking on line nor am I looking for any loans or mortgages. I'm exceptionally careful with this new HP machine (only 4 months old). That's why I'm freaked about new apps/files that appear that I don't know about.

Any thots?

Thanx again -- these forums are invaluable to newbies like me.

-frizz

Hi frizzie,
Cancel my earlier mention about banking and mortgage etc. I was way out in left field on that.
How often are you using cameras, webcam and scanners and such.This is what is related to WIA.
http://en.wikipedia....age_Acquisition
I don't know why CCleaner leaves this alone.The "BUG FIXERS" may be able to answer why that log file is not cleaned.
I guess you can expect some more of these logs when you are using imaging hardware.In your case most likely a scanner.
P.S. After doing a little more research,I found there are some log files that I am glad that CCleaner leaves alone.
Good luck,
:) davey
P.S. I think you can stop worrying about this now.Nothing wrong with being on the cautious side.Besides we both learned some new info on this. I can't believe how timely this is in my case as regards the WIA Wizard. :lol: These Piriform forums are invaluable to newbies like me also. :P

Edited by davey, 13 July 2008 - 10:56 PM.


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Posted 14 July 2008 - 01:17 AM

I have my WIA service stopped as for some reason known only to the HP printer /scanner people, ( happened after one of their updates) it causes problems for me in that it interferes with certain windows functions like control panel.
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Posted 14 July 2008 - 01:53 AM

I have my WIA service stopped as for some reason known only to the HP printer /scanner people, ( happened after one of their updates) it causes problems for me in that it interferes with certain windows functions like control panel.

Control Panel ? Is that all ? :lol:
Thanks for the warning, Hazel.
:) davey
Windows Imaging Acquisition service. I find it impossible to do forum "searches " for things like MFT or FF2 or FF or those other short acronyms. Thank goodness it's Opera instead of IE6 or IE7 or FF.Please use the word Firefox it is easier to search for.Otherwise all those fine Firefox threads won't be found and people will get the idea that FF is not that popular. They will find lots of Opera posts though.