This file grows at an incredible rate on this computer. I booted up this morning at 7:30 AM, and now, 9 hours later, this file has exploded to 614mb. The other day, after the computer had been up for about 6 days, this file had grown to 5gb! It had consumed 75% of the available space on my C: drive.
I've observed that the file resets in size to 0kb every time I restart the computer.
One thing I tried was the utility Process Explorer from www.sysinternals.com
. It just informs me that the file is opened by "System". That does not narrow this problem down much.
I am also unable to delete the file. I get the error: "Cannot delete trace: It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again." whenever I try.
Why is this file growing so fast? More importantly, how do I make it either: a) Not grow so fast, and/or b) Not get so big. Is there some magic setting that is screwed up?