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Profile Storage Space Exceeded by several GB all at once...there is not anymore I can remove on....win xp SP2, I have found no way to change policy...how can I stop ths problem

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on Win xp SP2, Profile Storage Space Exceeded by several 1.5 GB all at once...there is not anymore I can remove ...I have found no way to change policy limit either...how can I stop ths problem  ? Why did this exced the 30Mb limit by so much at once? Could it have been caused by the recent windows repair?
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by:rocket_du
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Do you keep many files in desktop? If so, move them to another location. Try to delete the temp folder.
Go to Start>Run and type % temp% then enter. Delete all files in temp folder.
Don't forget to run a disc scan.
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by:qf3l3k
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You can also try Disk Cleanup Wizard from Start \ Programs \ Accessories \ System Tools \ Disk Cleanup.

This will go through all files which are not required and will show you how much space is wasted by Temp, Temp Internet Files and so, on.
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by:codvc
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Have you recently had problems with Spyware Protect 2009 or similar junk malware? If so, quick registry edit might fix you up. Go to

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

In the right pane, delete these values (some may not be present):
EnableProfileQuota
ProfileQuotaMessage
MaxProfileSize
IncludeRegInProQuota
WarnUser
WarnUserTimeout

(I located this hint--which worked when one of my users had this problem--at
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/827706-solved-profile-storage-space-exceeded.html)
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pazsint earned 0 total points
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I solved the problem myself, and none of the proposed solutions above worked for me. Basically I could not reset the limit since that policy service or snap-in/sevice was missing, and the fact that my desktop went from no trouble to about 2GB over immediately were the clues so that either the Windows repair I did, or the initial viral damage knocked out that service. Once I added the service back in then I could see the quota and size and warning options for system policy, and was able to restore my 2 GB desktop storage with no further issues. Sorry I took so long to report back, but I kept thinking I would remember the exact name of the sservice I re-installed to report to you. Perhaps one of your gurus here can give that proper name to add to my solution.
 So, then  I  have no points to award.
Thanks, Dan
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