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appcompat.txt error message

By SultanGris
Jun 26, 2005
  1. C:\DOCUME~1\P4\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERC.tmp.dir00\appcompat.txt

    I keep getting error message concerning this file, for multiple programs, at random times, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt,

    upon investigating this directory location, file does not exist, i have setting set to show all, and to NOT hide system files, what the fork is going on, anyone else ever had this problem? what is this error message?
     
  2. chessJunkie

    chessJunkie TS Rookie

    You'll need to run lots of anticrapware programs to solve this one.
    Update antivirus signatures, run adaware (or whatever you may use). A registry cleaner wouldn't hurt either.
    You'll need to do alot of house cleaning before we can troubleshoot this one.
    It's more than likely a virus.
     
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Delete all files and directories from: C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Temp
    Repeat this for ALL [usernames].
     
  4. SultanGris

    SultanGris TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 158

    i did this once, but it came back, i have since formated and reinstalled, think i ended up with some residual effects of removing sp2, so i did clean install with sp1, but im sure i will get this error again, as ive had it a few times in the past, it seems kinda random, sometimes gives me problems, and sometimes not, just wonding what would cause it, format fixes it every time though, haha
     
  5. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

  6. genericuser100

    genericuser100 Banned Posts: 17

    The file is deleted after the message is closed. It isn't the problem. It is a file created by windows to send to the tech people there. It is ment to contain information dealing with the problem but it isn't the cause. You are ment be able to find the problem as it mentions what went wrong but i can't seem to see it.

    Hope this helps. :grinthumb
     
  7. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    In Windows Explorer, turn on "show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how here.
     
  8. SultanGris

    SultanGris TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 158

    yes, i do have it set to show all, but it doesnt exist
     
  9. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

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