Solved

counter-strike problem with xp!!!!

Posted on 2002-07-21
8
2,068 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
hi all,i was playing counter-strike for 1 year now with windows xp till this error came back when am already logged on server :C DOCUME~1\RAMI~1\LOCALS~1|Temp\WER6B1.tmp. dir00\appcompat.txt  
the weird in this error that the file cuzing the error is not in my cs folder,so i tryed to make a system restore sincs my xp is doing a checkpoints everyday ,id di and the error gone, 3 hours later and the error came back can u plz help me?
I HAVE P4.19 WITH GEFORCE 3 TI 500 ASUS WITH THE NEWEST nvidia driver ,audigy platnium with the newest driver,memory 512 rambus ram ,direct x 8.1,(i didnt install anything that could make this error for sure)
0
Comment
Question by:fidai
8 Comments
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
DreamMaster earned 25 total points
ID: 7171704
Well....as far as I can see from this error...it comes from a temporary file. As far as I can see it is something that compacts an application (appcompact.txt)

So I would suggest you turn off the automatic system checks and such like Defragmentation and those kind of things. Some application is trying to compact something and is not succeeding. It's not likely this has anything to do with CS...

Max.
0
 
LVL 3

Assisted Solution

by:gmichels
gmichels earned 25 total points
ID: 7188616
Did you try emptying your TEMP folders? you don't usually need those items anyway. They are there for installation or temporary needs.

APCOMPAT.EXE is an app that lets you run applications as if they were on other Windows OSes. It works sometimes for some older games. I don't know offhand what your TXT file is.

0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:gmichels
ID: 7188631
I don't run XP so I don't know the Windows XP way to clean your HD for space but in Win2K, you go to START, PROGRAMS, ACCESSORIES, SYSTEM TOOLS, DISK CLEANUP.

I presume XP has a similar setup.


to empty manually, go to
C:\\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\(your name)RAMI~1\LOCAL SETTINGS\Temp

Some of these folders may be hidden.




0
PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

 

Assisted Solution

by:FOX_MagiCDragoN
FOX_MagiCDragoN earned 25 total points
ID: 7354910
AH, that will not be located in your CS directory my friend. Such a file name in the temp directory sounds like a worm.

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp

There are plenty of viruses out there that can do such a thing.

You can try something else before you scan though, YOu can search your harddrive for the file appcompat.txt or revert your harddrive back to a point when it was working then search for that file. If you happen to find it. Open it and read the text. If it has any type of phrases that sound kind of odd, Good chance it was created by a virus. It sounds like something modeled after the Scanova worm. I have personally encounted problems similar to yours. However my computer ran the program BLAAARGH.exe, caused my CS to crash upon startup, created multiple textfiles in my temp directory, althoug mine were named 0000001.txt 0000002.txt ect and they all said patch the holes or the ship will sink and it infected 466 files on my computer. All Registration files so that it could simply copy itself when i reverted my harddrive useing system safe points :P.

Hope that helps
0
 

Expert Comment

by:FOX_MagiCDragoN
ID: 7354919
I have personally done a bit of research on this , although I am not even near an answer yet , it could be possible w32nimda.enc virus which is a backdoor.topic virus. Gonna do some research on that virus to make sure
0
 

Expert Comment

by:FOX_MagiCDragoN
ID: 7354960
I am sorry to say my friend, Your not alone in this fight with this stupid error messages. However nobody from my online resources has been able to fix it although there seems to be a big thing about it in chinesse as well. But I can't read chinesse so. Basically I sudjest to run that virus scan. Most of the users that have this problem, experience it running a large variety of programs from microsoft office to PHP on apache.

That virus detector site i sent you to should pick it up, make sure it scans the whole harddrive as the actual virus can be located elsewhere. It could have changed your registry settings and trys to open this non-existing file in a spot where the program will just crash because all files in that directory are required. I am pretty sure your looking at a virus. If that virus protection software does find the virus. You can simply click the delete button once it is done and that should fix it. however it will delete all your infected applications. and I am pretty sure by the looks of it that your Counter-Strike has been infected.
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:turn123
ID: 10236183
fidai,
No comment has been added lately (466 days), so it's time to clean up this TA.
I will leave a recommendation in the Cleanup topic area for this question:

RECOMMENDATION: split points between DreamMaster http:#7171704 and gmichels http:#7188616 and FOX_MagiCDragoN http:#7354910

Please leave any comments here within 7 days.

-- Please DO NOT accept this comment as an answer ! --

Thanks,

turn123
EE Cleanup Volunteer
0

Featured Post

What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Author Cited: Konstantinos Dimopoulos URL Cited From: Article from Indie Games: http://indiegames.com/2012/07/browser_game_pick_the_grid.html The Grid (http://codeelf.com/games/grid/) is the sort of game I haven't played in over 10 years. It is …
Programming  of  forecasting lottery numbers for self use  on Turbo C++ is done by use of random number generator code by a program algorithm logic. Random numbers usually generates numbers between definite interval. Therefore, when entering the c…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
Microsoft Active Directory, the widely used IT infrastructure, is known for its high risk of credential theft. The best way to test your Active Directory’s vulnerabilities to pass-the-ticket, pass-the-hash, privilege escalation, and malware attacks …

772 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question