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Can't save temp files or shortcuts to desktop


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Running windows xp, with all the latest service packs. Recently, I've been having trouble with temp files located in c:\Documents and Settings\name\Local Settings\Temp. The errors I've been getting are with downloads from the internet, saving shortcuts and adobe acrobat. Any ideas?
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What are the errors you are getting?
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It's most noticeable when I attempt to update a file. I'll download the file, but then I'll get a message along the lines "Windows can not find C:\Documents and Settings\Marcel\Local Settings\Temp\dlm4f.tmp\TempFileCleaner_4.1.1.

When I went to download the latest version of Firefox, the installation began, but then aborted. I got the message "Extraction Failed. Can not open output file".

I've also noticed that the "My Recent Documents" section of the start menu never has entries.

I don't know if this is related, but adobe acrobat often crashes. I downloaded foxit reader as an alternative. However, when I go try to print, I often get the message "There is not enough space on your PC.Make room on the hard disk by deleting some files." However, my hard drive has over 350GB free.

I believe this last issue may be a RAM problem, since it seems to occur when the computer has been running without a reboot for some time, or where there are a bunch of open programs and windows. Often in that situation, the screen will sometimes freeze and parts of windows will not be visible. It then takes quite a long time to shut down the open windows.
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How does it behave if you boot to Safe Mode with Networking?
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