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Chkdsk, volume is dirty upon IE use

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Download and install Free Everest Home Edition
Open it.
1: In left pane expand Computer folder.
2: Click once on Summary
3: In upper menu, go Report
4: And then to Quick Report-Summary
5: Save it in text file, and paste it in your next post.
Click the + by computer, click on Sensor. Get a screenshot and post it so I can check your temps and voltages...

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Here it is:

--------[ EVEREST Home Edition © 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Quick Report
Computer D3T0R661
Generator Mimi II
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2009-12-18
Time 19:42

--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name D3T0R661
User Name Mimi II

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4 550, 3400 MHz (17 x 200)
Motherboard Name Dell Dimension 4700
Motherboard Chipset Intel Grantsdale-G i915G
System Memory 1024 MB (DDR2-400 DDR2 SDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (11/23/04)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter RADEON X300 Series Secondary (128 MB)
Video Adapter RADEON X300 Series (128 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon X300 (RV370)
Monitor Dell E173FP [17" LCD] (641804AR5NZS)

Audio Adapter Intel 82801FB ICH6 - AC'97 Audio Controller [B-1]

IDE Controller Intel® 82801FB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2651
IDE Controller Intel® 82801FB/FBM Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 266F
Disk Drive WDC WD800JD-75JNA0 (74 GB, IDE)
Optical Drive HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8163B (16x/52x DVD-ROM)
Optical Drive SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-252S (52x/32x/52x CD-RW)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

C: (NTFS) 73398 MB (10325 MB free)

Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse HID-compliant mouse

Network Adapter Intel® PRO/100 VE Network Connection (
Modem Intel® 537EP V9x DFV PCI Modem

Printer Dell Photo AIO Printer 922
Printer Fax
Printer Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
Printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer
Printer WebEx Document Loader
USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
USB2 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - Enhanced USB2 Controller [B-1]
USB Device Dell Photo AIO Printer 922
USB Device USB Composite Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Printing Support

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Your hard drive is a Western Digital

Disk Drive WDC WD800JD-75JNA0 (74 GB, IDE)

Other problem I see is

C: (NTFS) 73398 MB (10325 MB free)

You have 10 gigs of a 75 gig hd free
that's about 12.5% free.
You might want to think about some cleaning up to open that up to 15% or about 13 gigs free.
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Use this link to downlad "Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS (CD)". Also download and instal BurnCdCC from the link in my list below. BurnCDCC is a small disk burning program dedicared to burning ISO files (Data Lifeguard is auch a file). Burn the downloaded Data Lifeguard to a CD and boot the affected disk with the CD that you just created. Run a comlete test.
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I had the same problem on an XP PC. C: would become dirty whenever one user ran Internet Explorer 8. It turned out to be due to a corruption of the folder
C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Recovery\Active

It's a type of corruption that's detected by Windows but not fixed by chkdsk, thus it keeps getting re-discovered. Probably the problem mentioned here, although this article does not mention XP:

This was pretty difficult to track down. No error was reported when running IE 8. 'dir /s' produced an error in the log, but the error message didn't mention the folder. 'dir' did stop running at that point, but I didn't want to rely on that. The best way I found to track it down was to use a copy of ls for Windows and run 'ls -aR > nul'. This produced an 'Invalid argument' error identifying the folder (be aware that other problems can produce the 'Invalid argument' error though).

The folder could be renamed and moved but could not be deleted (error 'the directory is not empty'). Moving it out the way is not an adequate solution because it will still be accessed by virus scans, amongst other things.

Some people have reported deleting such corruptions with Knoppix. This didn't work for me. I got rid of it by attaching the disk to a Windows 7 PC and doing a chkdsk & delete from there. I didn't try W7's delete before the chkdsk, so I don't know which made the difference.
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