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« on: January 03, 2006, 02:07:39 PM »


I'm experiencing two problems at the same time: my HD space keeps on decreasing and since last weeks freezes about 3min on the 'windows icon' before starting. I've checked the event observer which says that every time I start, the system makes error because it cannot find the SKVP service. It also notifies problems with the General Purpose USB Driver (adildr.sys).

I first thought I had some kind of malware, but with Pancake help in the security forum, everything seems fine. He advised me to come here to fix the missing file problems.

The only thing I changed before the startup problem happened (HD space has been here for a while now) is my internet connection. I'm temporarily using a USB modem while I usually use a network connection.

Can someone help me?

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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2006, 05:23:05 PM »

SKVP: remnants of a worm. Check in your Services (Start->Run, type services.msc and hit enter) if you have SKVP still in the list. If not, use a registry cleaner to clean out the startup links to the service.

Filling up of harddrive: Since you neglected to mention your OS, I assume it's Windows XP. It might be your restore points. Check here on what you can do to tune XP.


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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2006, 09:26:17 AM »

Run a disk cleanup on the drive, you can download CCleaner or use the built in tool and remove all your temorary files, recycle bin files and restore points. If u have Norton Protected then that can consume space. After that run chkdsk. How long since u defragged? That can slow down the system, try a defrag after the chkdsk. you'd ned atleast 15%free space for that. Also have heard this utility helps find what takes up the space
Link on freeing up space

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