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PCHealth folder

  • Running XP Home on a Dimension 4500.  In the Windows folder there's a folder named PCHealth.  Any idea what that's for?  If it's for something like remote diagnostics, which I don't need or want, can I make it go away?

    There's another folder in Windows there named 'DellPCH'...  Any idea on that one, and can I make it go away?

    And lastly, a folder named 'minidump' with three .dmp files!  What are those, and do I need them?

    Thanks,  Bob



  • Bob11 wrote:

    Running XP Home on a Dimension 4500.  In the Windows folder there's a folder named PCHealth.  Any idea what that's for?  If it's for something like remote diagnostics, which I don't need or want, can I make it go away?

    There's another folder in Windows there named 'DellPCH'...  Any idea on that one, and can I make it go away?

    And lastly, a folder named 'minidump' with three .dmp files!  What are those, and do I need them?

    Thanks,  Bob



    Hello,

    The PCHEALTH folder contains all the files required to make the Windows XP Help & Support Center run.  Don't delete your PCHEALTH folder.  I'm not sure about your other questions.

    INTERNET2000

  • Thanks!
  • The .dmp (dump) files are explained here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/reskit/en-us/prmd_stp_mncs.asp

    Cosmos S case, Evga 750i FTW Motherboard, PCP&C 860W Power Supply, E8400 OC'd to 3.9 GHz, Zalman 9700 CPU cooler, Dual Evga 260-216 SC, 4 GB RAM, 260 GB HD, Dell U2410 IPS monitor, Windows XP/SP3.

     

  • On my system, the Dellpch folder only contains a copy of the DPCH.xml file that sets some of the text and links on the Dell overlay in Help and Support. You can view it in IE (or Notepad, for that matter). The active copy is in C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\System_OEM\XMLs. Probably if you deleted the Dellpch folder nothing much would break, but (on my system at least) it's only 3kb, and I would leave it alone.

    XPS630i Quad Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz BIOS 1.0.13 FSB 1066MHz
    RAM: 3 GB PC6400 DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz
    HDD: 2x WD25 00AAJS-75VWA 250GB SATA non RAID
    DVD: Liteon DH-20A1S and HL-DT-ST DVD +-RW GSA-H73N
    Video: GeForce 8800 GT 512 MB
    Audio: Audigy 2, Altec Lansing ADA995 5.1 speakers
    Monitor: Dell 1800FP

    XP pro SP3 IE8 WMP 11