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Windows XP creating wierd folders on C-drive


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micstand_vandal

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Hi, I'd like to get some help understanding a few things about my computer.

1st order of business: When I go into My Computer and then into my C Drive, there are a bunch of wierd folders that I do not understand. In my C Drive I have:

(things I understand)

"Documents & Settings" folder; "hp" folder; "I386" folder; "program files" folder; "SWsetup" folder; "Temp" folder; "WINDOWS" folder;

but the C Drive also contains about 86 folders named combinations of letters and numbers (i.e. - "e6905a4b4273487798e14dbc1823b1", or
"2d38f2d2f3540071fdded5f1df5c"). Inside of each one of these folders is one text document for notepad, each named different, but something like "msxml4-KB927978-enu". Inside of the text document is A LOT of wierd text like:
"=== Verbose logging started: 3/7/2007 8:17:28 Build type: SHIP UNICODE 3.01.4000.2435 Calling process: C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe ===
MSI © (5C:A8) [08:17:28:125]: Resetting cached policy values
MSI © (5C:A8) [08:17:28:125]: Machine policy value 'Debug' is 0
MSI © (5C:A8) [08:17:28:125]: ******* RunEngine:
******* Product: c:\2d35d461e58edb7452e8bd736c75\msxml.msi
******* Action:
******* CommandLine: **********
MSI © (5C:A8) [08:17:28:125]: Client-side and UI is none or basic: Running entire install on the server.
MSI © (5C:A8) [08:17:28:125]: Grabbed execution mutex.
MSI © (5C:A8) [08:17:28:218]: Cloaking enabled.
MSI © (5C:A8) [08:17:28:218]: Attempting to enable all disabled priveleges before calling Install on Server
MSI © (5C:A8) [08:17:28:234]: Incrementing counter to disable shutdown. Counter after increment: 0
MSI (s) (8C:28) [08:17:28:234]: Grabbed execution mutex.
MSI (s) (8C:74) [08:17:28:234]: Resetting cached policy values
MSI (s) (8C:74) [08:17:28:234]: Machine policy value 'Debug' is 0
MSI (s) (8C:74) [08:17:28:234]: ******* RunEngine:
******* Product: c:\2d35d461e58edb7452e8bd736c75\msxml.msi
******* Action:
******* CommandLine: **********
MSI (s) (8C:74) [08:17:28:296]: Machine policy value 'DisableUserInstalls' is 0
MSI (s) (8C:74) [08:17:28:500]: End dialog not enabled
MSI (s) (8C:74) [08:17:28:515]: Original package ==> c:\2d35d461e58edb7452e8bd736c75\msxml.msi
MSI (s) (8C:74) [08:17:28:515]: Package we're running from ==> C:\WINDOWS\Installer\324f638.msi
MSI (s) (8C:74) [08:17:28:578]: APPCOMPAT: looking for appcompat database entry with ProductCode '{37477865-A3F1-4772-AD43-AAFC6BCFF99F}'.
MSI (s) (8C:74) [08:17:28:578]: APPCOMPAT: no matching ProductCode found in database."
and it just goes on and on and on........

why is my computer talking to me and what is it saying, is it a log of all of my activity? Is my computer a spy? jk, but what are they? can I delete them, and how do I stop them?

also in my C Drive folder are a few other files that I don't understand, like:

A text document named "CDFE" that opens notepad and reads:
"[01-17 11:02:52]
CDFE entry point.
OS:XP
Current CountryCode:00000409
Current LanguageCode:0
Current Language:ENGLISH
Administrator: TRUE
Action:E:\\Install\lxcjfire.exe -LANGUAGE=ENGLISH -MODULE=lxcjinst.exe -NOLICENSE
End Program."

Also, another text document named "lxcj" that opens notepad and reads:
"2007/02/05-13:43:19.000 ServerLoaderCOM DeleteMonitor() error=1722
2007/02/05-13:43:19.203 ServerLoaderCOM ::UninstallCOMService() OpenService() error=1060"

and along with that text document, there are "Microsoft Office Excell Comma Separated Values" Files named "lxcjfire" and "lxcjinst" and "lxcjunst" that read as 0 KB, and a couple of files that my computer does not recognize named "lxcjunst.000" and "lxcjunst.001"

There are a few other files also, but you get the point. Sorry about the length, but I wanted to give all info first and be precise.


I'd also like to ask a couple other questions, but lets tackle this first.

Thanks in advance!!!
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e6905a4b4273487798e14dbc1823b1

those folders correspond to either failed or stopped windows updates

the CDFE i have no idea but it seems to coincide with the lxcjfire ones which i can't find any info on either
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lxcjfire seems to be a lexmark printer file. Do you have a lexmark printer installed?
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e6905a4b4273487798e14dbc1823b1

those folders correspond to either failed or stopped windows updates


Thank you much for your timely response......so is it alright for me to delete these files?

Also.....in response to Adrenalin, yes I did have a Lexmark printer but no longer use it. So I'm guessing it's alright for me to delete those files also?


Thank you everybody for the help.......this site is great!!!
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To clarify, make sure there uninstalled too, go to the C:\Programs Folder and make sure anything Lexmark from your printer is deleted.

As for the windows updates, make sure your updated, maybe they will go away, im not very sure on that but it won't hurt to update Windows anywho.
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