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Can you tell me what HIVE means?

by Fred Scott / April 9, 2006 1:52 AM PDT

I get this message on start up now and then, backing up my hive. What is a hive does it mean I have too much stuff on my PC and it gets organized with hive.

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A registry file is called a "hive".
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 9, 2006 2:40 AM PDT

"A registry file is called a "hive", and registry data are stored in "cells", which is what honeycombs are made of."

I'd write more but without the "exact error message" in a quoted format it will be tough to guess what the message was. Sometimes it's just informational and not an error.

There has been some debate to further insulate owners from messages. It's much like a car. Would we prefer gauges or idiot lights? And no offense is meant here since that's what everyone I know calls such indicators.


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by hpjohn11 / April 9, 2006 10:20 AM PDT

My suggestion is go to and run their free scan. I like the program, it works every time. Support says that it will never hurt your computer. I believe it. You will be surprised at what it finds on your computer.

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(NT) (NT) Provided you fork out $37 to utilise it?
by seafox13 / April 9, 2006 12:12 PM PDT
In reply to: Hive
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