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Regestry hive growing-cause Systemced error

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:help: I am running Win 2K sp4 and for the past year I have run into a problem with the computer locking up forcing me to reboot. When I do reboot it get the infamous systemced error - I've gotten real good at fixin that but it is a pain. I did a lot of research and it looks like Hive growth may be my problem. It gets so big it can't boot. My last lock-up was on May 10 2006 and I compacted(sp?) the regestry from 11 meg to 4 mag. I have been watching it and as of today, May 15, it is at 6 Meg. I have no idea what is growing the hive.

I run Norton every day with current definitions, IK ran a root kit monitor that came back ok. I have Micorsoft's antispyware running.

The only thing I do regularly is play on line poker :whistling: and not well! The only new software I aded was the root kit detector and a registry monitor app, but it was growing before I added these.

Any suggestions I'm stumped :blink:
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that may be tricky to track down


download regmon from the above and filter on the HKLM key...see if you can see what is hitting the registry so much

I've read that poorly written sound blaster drivers do this, as do some promise technology ide/raid adapters, but I have not seen it
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