Some programs do not lock temporary files. One example would be a setup program. It stores some temporary files and uses them when the installation process begins (creating them when it starts).
That said, however, I haven't really encountered any problems deleting such files. Nevertheless, I would only delete the files in the temp folder to be sure.
Thanks for the replies...
I've already ran CCleaner, removed all temps, basicly, cleaned up the system. (though I never thought of running driver cleanup software) After removing SP3, I haven't reinstalled SP2 yet, but I did install KB888111 again (which is suppose to contain the support for my drivers) with no luck.
I have already tried uninstalling the bus driver, as I said, it reinstalls automatically, which shows that KB888111s doing it's job (I think).
I do think I'm going to reinstall the system now. Yes, it's possible that there was actually a literal hardware failure, but I very much doubt it, as I said before, the identical thing has happened before. And if it does turn out to be a HW failure, I'm going to have a fit. People shouldn't be selling stuff that breaks simply because it received bad input. :mad:
Of course MS is the exception here. ;)
Well, that sucks. But good luck to you and hope it works out.
Well I found that I usually need to completely reinstall Windows every few years because it slows down to a crawl... Maybe it'll speed your system up in addition to getting your devices back. :p
>> Well I found that I usually need to completely reinstall Windows every few years because it slows down to a crawl... Maybe it'll speed your system up in addition to getting your devices back.
Really? I've been running Windows 2000 for almost 10 years and haven't had any major issues. You must install a lot of programs then?
Well Win2000 was pretty good. I was running it 24/7 for almost 5 years. It probably would have lasted longer, but I got XP when I upgraded my system.
Originally Posted by Sebastiani
>> Well Win2000 was pretty good. I was running it 24/7 for almost 5 years. It probably would have lasted longer, but I got XP when I upgraded my system.
Windows 2000 is really underrated, I think. Maybe because the interface isn't very flashy, or that it looks too much like Windows 95 to most people, or whatever, but the fact is it's quite stable and very well designed. I've heard that Dave Cutler played such an important role in it's development that it was really considered his own "tour de force", and, as is the case with many projects that draw mainly on a single person for the overall design, the final result was a truly coherent, highly modular product that performs well across the board. I would even go as far as to say that it is a major achievement in operating system design, actually. My only complaint, and this is with all Microsoft systems, really, is that it wasn't very secure right out of the box. But once it's configured properly, it's actually quite robust (perhaps more so than Linux systems, even). All in all, though, I really think it's the best Windows operating system, to date.