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Coinlog

    Question

  • Hi all,
    last 2 days ago every time i go through the temp folder i find a txt log named coinlog when i open this log it says something like that:
    Destroy_Private_Data# so i wonder what does that exactly means?
    thanks in advance
    regards,
    RR
    Sunday, July 26, 2009 4:28 PM

Answers

  • Kat,

    The coinlog.log is the co installer log file.

    What is a co installer?
    A co-installer is a Microsoft Win32 DLL that assists in device installation. Co-installers are called by SetupAPI as "helpers" for Class Installers. For example, a vendor can provide a co-installer to write device-specific information to the registry that cannot be handled by the INF file.

    What means the Destroy_Private_Data?
    A DIF_DESTROYPRIVATEDATA request directs a class installer to free any memory or resources it allocated and stored in the ClassInstallReserved field of the SP_DEVINSTALL_PARAMS structure.
    SRC: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793170(loband).aspx

    Does this answers your question?

    Kind Regards
    DFT
     



    IM me - TWiTTer: @DFTER
    • Proposed as answer by daft Sunday, July 26, 2009 5:11 PM
    • Marked as answer by DÐØŠ_€vader Sunday, July 26, 2009 5:50 PM
    Sunday, July 26, 2009 5:11 PM
  • Hi Daft,

    wow man you pro hehe, ok wait my tinny brain is tilting lol, well explained in a few words nice piece of info,by the way i havent installed any devices recently so dont know why that should be there,anyways guess theres nothing to do for me to figure out what specific device has been installed and what inf file this additional information has been written, but im going to read  that Source provided and thanks a lot for clearing things out in a very clever way!
    Apreciate your assistence,
    Kind regards,
    RR
    Sunday, July 26, 2009 5:49 PM
  • Kat,

    I don't think that a change in the registery could trigger the co-installer.
    What you can do to check what causes this Destroy_Private_Data event.
    Is see if you find a time stamp in the coinlog.log and see what happend at that time in te setupapi files.

    You can find the setupapi log files in the following locations

    C:\WINDOWS\INF\setupapi.dev.log
    Contains information about Plug and Play devices and driver installation.
    C:\WINDOWS\INF\setupapi.app.log
    Contains information about application installation.


    Kind Regards
    DFT
    IM me - TWiTTer: @DFTER
    Monday, July 27, 2009 11:27 AM

All replies

  • Kat,

    The coinlog.log is the co installer log file.

    What is a co installer?
    A co-installer is a Microsoft Win32 DLL that assists in device installation. Co-installers are called by SetupAPI as "helpers" for Class Installers. For example, a vendor can provide a co-installer to write device-specific information to the registry that cannot be handled by the INF file.

    What means the Destroy_Private_Data?
    A DIF_DESTROYPRIVATEDATA request directs a class installer to free any memory or resources it allocated and stored in the ClassInstallReserved field of the SP_DEVINSTALL_PARAMS structure.
    SRC: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793170(loband).aspx

    Does this answers your question?

    Kind Regards
    DFT
     



    IM me - TWiTTer: @DFTER
    • Proposed as answer by daft Sunday, July 26, 2009 5:11 PM
    • Marked as answer by DÐØŠ_€vader Sunday, July 26, 2009 5:50 PM
    Sunday, July 26, 2009 5:11 PM
  • Hi Daft,

    wow man you pro hehe, ok wait my tinny brain is tilting lol, well explained in a few words nice piece of info,by the way i havent installed any devices recently so dont know why that should be there,anyways guess theres nothing to do for me to figure out what specific device has been installed and what inf file this additional information has been written, but im going to read  that Source provided and thanks a lot for clearing things out in a very clever way!
    Apreciate your assistence,
    Kind regards,
    RR
    Sunday, July 26, 2009 5:49 PM
  • just wondering if any registry key i might've implemented could be the reason why co-installer took action....
    regards,
    RR
    Sunday, July 26, 2009 6:50 PM
  • Kat,

    I don't think that a change in the registery could trigger the co-installer.
    What you can do to check what causes this Destroy_Private_Data event.
    Is see if you find a time stamp in the coinlog.log and see what happend at that time in te setupapi files.

    You can find the setupapi log files in the following locations

    C:\WINDOWS\INF\setupapi.dev.log
    Contains information about Plug and Play devices and driver installation.
    C:\WINDOWS\INF\setupapi.app.log
    Contains information about application installation.


    Kind Regards
    DFT
    IM me - TWiTTer: @DFTER
    Monday, July 27, 2009 11:27 AM
  • Hey Daft,
    Niiice man im going to check those ,thanks a lot dude this will help me a lot not only now but for future checkings!!!!
    no word would express how thankful i feel,and just a little parenteses i also wonder if that could be the system performance rate,what i realized is that 2 times in this month the rating got out dated so i had to refresh it, and probably because somehow i installed or updated any device the only one i remember is the video card i got updates from WU and the other one dont know but i'll check it later...
    thanks again buddy really apreciate your big help as usual :D

    Kind regards,
    RR
    Monday, July 27, 2009 2:46 PM