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Error Message "The space on the hard drive is running low" isn't true

Q: Error Message "The space on the hard drive is running low" isn't true

On one system I am getting this error message once every day or two. The hard drive has over 300GB available. The verbatim error message shows nothing in Google.

It reads:
"The space on the hard drive is running low. Currently only xMB is free. Please free space by deleting unused files."

Now it shows 71MB free. Any thoughts?

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A: Error Message "The space on the hard drive is running low" isn't true

so do you have 300 gb? or only 71 mb? because if its 71 mb, u have got some major cleaning to do. I doubt that though, some viruses clutter the hard drive. If you have plenty of room, and your still getting the message then you can follow these instructions to remove the annoying message.

Low Disk Space Warning in Vista - Vista Forums

1. open regedit
2. go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
3. Right click explorer and then select new then DWORD (32 bit value)
4. name it NoLowDiskSpaceChecks
5. right click it and press modify
6. change its value to 1 in hexadecimal form then press ok
7. log out and back in and message should be gone.

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I know this question has been asked before as I've read about it all over the Internet. In order to get rid of the 'Low Disk Space' message it says to go to the registry and locate HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer, type a new value, etc. The only problem is I don't have an Explorer key. It ends at Policies.

I've tried everything. I've tried creating the key myself, and I've tried inserting the value into the policies folder. Nothing has worked. Can anyone help?
Thank you
Brad
 

A:Solved: Can't get rid of "Low Disk Space" message on my recovery drive

I guess no one else is having this problem. Do you think this is a problem with HP?
Brad
 

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I receive daily a "Low Disk Space" error message which is incorrect and in my estimation fradulent. It goes on to give an alternative to rectify this situation by offering to "Speed up your computer and remove all viruses that are on your computer." Of course all of this is for a price. If you opt in and then change your mind before you totally commit they offer the same package for half price. I refuse to be "sucked in" by this fraudulent company.

I have gone to the internet to try and find out how I may get rid of this enemy. I have used Malwarebytes, Microsoft Security Essentials and Microsofts Security fix program all to no avail. I am at my 'wits end' trying to rid my computer of this plague. This is the url that the message comes through as. I cannot find out any source that will identify its origin: http://static.salesresourcepartners.com/g/?z=1&ilmernzkvtaztu=002618B38EDC0810&pu=cGlja3VwaG9ja2V5LmNvbQ==&s=iexplore&nm=ilmernzkvtaztu&t=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5waWNrdXBob2NrZXkuY29tL2ZvcnVtL3RvcGljLmFzcD9UT1BJQ19JRD0yODIzNw==&r=1

I need help.

Thanks,

Doug. Bell
 

A:Fake "Low Disk Space" error message

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Sorry if this is the wrong forum.

Yesterday my external hard drive was working fine. Today I open it and there's a new folder called Pfiles...I am not running linux...and a tmp file. I delete the tmp file and try to delete Pfiles but it won't delete. Weird. So I open one of the folders and see that it's now empty, as are almost all of my other folders and subfolders. My daughter's folder however has her movies on the main subfolder, but subfolders in this folder are also empty.

The hard drive is showing half full...exactly what it should assuming I could access all the files. So what can I do? I've enclosed a screenshot of the Disk Management screen for this drive. Thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

A:Help with external hard drive. Files "missing" but still taking up space on the drive

Hi djfl,

External Hard-drives come in different types, some of them are, External storage devices and Automatic back-up devices.

If it is an automatic back-up device then data might be backed-up on the External Hard?drive without user intervention.

If it is an External storage device the files might be hidden. This could be the reason why the external Harddrive is showing half full. We can check if the files are hidden, please use the following link for detailed instructions to unhide folders: Hidden Files and Folders Option - Add or Remove

Please revert back for clarification.

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I am using a 120GB portable hard drive for back ups and additional file storage. When defragging this drive, you are able to see how much space is actually "reserved for system files". Since this is not a bootable drive with no operating system on it, is there a way to recover this space that is reserved for system files? On this drive it amounts to about 10GB of space. If possible, how is this done?
 

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I mapped a few network drives to different shared folders on my EX485 with the inital 750GB drive installed. Since then, I have installed an additional 2x1TB. However, in Windows 7 it is showing 1.18TB free of 678GB, so it recognizes the correct free space, but is still showing the old HDD total. I've removed the mappings and readded and rebooted both my PC and WHS with no luck. Any suggestions? Thank You!

A:Incorrect "free of" Hard Drive Total Space

My network drive mappings never show the correct free space either. I just ignore it.

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I have been running a Dual-Boot Setup of XP Pro and WIN 7 successfully
for some weeks while I get familiar with WIN 7.
Recently I have almost exclusively been booting into WIN 7.
In this D.B. Setup The booted OS appers as Primary Partition on the C:
drive with the non-active OS as "Unallocated Space " on the D: drive.
This all happens on the No.1 Hard Drive.
No2 Hard Drive has been partitioned into several Partitions , the
First one as a Primary Partition with the remaining Partitions as
Logical drives.
Today , when I booted into WIN 7 , there was no sign of the second
hard drive and its Partitions even although both drives ( Serial
Drives) were recognised in the initial part of the Bios screen during
this bootup.
When I looked in Disk Management , I saw that the first Partition on
the second hard drive appeared normally as a Primary Partition but
that all remaing space on this drive was shown as "Unallocated Space"
I then re-booted into the XP OS .
This showed the second hard drive and all its Partitions normally ,
i.e. with its first Partition as the Primary and all subsequent ones
as Logical Drives.

A:Hard Drive Suddenly appearing as "Unallocated Space"

Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk mgmt drive map and listings, using SNipping Tool in Start Menu. Tell us what is on each partition, have both HD's attached.

Do you wish to continue with XP or remove it?

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There I was, sitting in a cold dark room, nothing but me and that hunk of metal I call Dolores, doing her Win 7 Pro computing thing.

Then I notice, something amiss. Her C: drive, an SSD, with no restore points set, no pagefile.sys, is down to 24.3 GB open. That's okay. But then later in the day, something suspicious happens. She's been eating something without my knowing. 21.4 GB. Then 20.3 GB. Finally, a week later, red zone alert, only 13.7 GB left open. Hmmm...

So I reverted to an image back in time to when there was 23.6 GB left. And she starts the same "diet" process, losing open space daily. Rebooting changes nothing.

So I've come to you, great detectives. Any idea what might be causing this?

A:"The Case of the Disappearing Hard Drive Space"

Download TreeSize to see what's taking up the space.

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Hi,

I recently bought an Asus 1215n netbook from Amazon with a 250gb hard drive. However, when I check the actual capacity I only see 1 partition with 100gb and another partition with 117gb.

I know you "lose" 7gb per each 100gb, but that means I should at least have 232,5 usable gigabytes (approximately). I checked other posts in the forums and thanks to them I found out that one partition in my computer is using 2gb for system protection.

But still, where are the other 13,5 gigabytes???

Thanks everyone

A:Missing Hard Drive Space (besides the "standard 7%")

  
Quote: Originally Posted by reckonn


Hi,

I recently bought an Asus 1215n netbook from Amazon with a 250gb hard drive. However, when I check the actual capacity I only see 1 partition with 100gb and another partition with 117gb.

I know you "lose" 7gb per each 100gb, but that means I should at least have 232,5 usable gigabytes (approximately). I checked other posts in the forums and thanks to them I found out that one partition in my computer is using 2gb for system protection.

But still, where are the other 13,5 gigabytes???

Thanks everyone



Sorry to say but that 7% is an average. I have seen as high as 20% and as low as 3%.

It gets worse the bigger the HD as well.

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Hello,

I have a T60 laptop with a 55 Gig hard drive and only 350Mb of free space. I ran WinDirStat and it shows an "unknown" file taking up 30 Gig of space. I am not sure what it is or what to do about it.

I cannot find it (the "unknown") in Windows Explorer (I "un-hid" the hidden folders, etc.).

Has anyone run into a situation like this before?

Any advice?

Thanks,
M

A:"unknown" taking up space on hard drive

Did you personally setup this machine. i.e install Windows etc? 30 gigs sounds like an Operating system i.e linux. Windows cannot see a Linux/Bsd/Beos etc partition.
If you get hold of a Linux Live Cd it usually has Gpart(Like Partition Magic) on it . Gpart will tell you what is there. It can also reformat it to any type of media you want.

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Hello,

I am having speed/space issues with my Dell Inspiron 4000 laptop. I'm running Windows XP. The last week or so it has been taking an inordinate amount of time to bring up new windows, change tabs in Firefox, etc., even bringing up the Start Menu takes time and makes a lot of noise. I've also noticed that there is very little space left on my hard drive. I have continued to move photos to a USB key and delete old files, but the space keeps filling up, and I don't know what's causing it. I also had one incident this week where I typed a web address into Firefox (I don't remember exactly which site--something very regular like Facebook or Gmail) and it brought up a completely different site with questionable content (no, it was not a pop-up, and the page I wanted didn't load in a new tab or anything). I am putting a HijackThis log below.

Thank you much for your help!
RainyDayInParis

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:46:50 AM, on 5/8/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17023)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ash... Read more

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This question relates to the hard-drive "Space used" as reported by Vista - hope its the right forum.

I have a fairly new laptop with a 320G HD with Vista on it. If I view properties on C:, it reports "Used space" as 76GB. This seems to be an absurdly large number, as I don't have much stuff on it yet. And weirdly, if I select all items in C: and view properties, they amount to about 35GB. (I enabled viewing of hidden and system files too, so don't think anything is missing). Still, a difference of about 40GB seems odd.

Is this normal in Vista? Does anyone have an idea what could be taking up so much space?

A:Vista hard drive "used space" - odd

Run Disk Clean Up Tool
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com...1-6161767.html

Try turning off System Restore and then turning it back on.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...windows-vista/

Turn it off on the C: drive by unchecking the box next to C:, then Click Apply.
Then recheck the box and Click Apply

Run the Vista SP1 Cleanup Tool
http://maximumpcguides.com/windows-v...clean-up-tool/

If this fixed it now to correct the problem:
http://vistasupport.mvps.org/decreas...em_restore.htm

The 64-bit version of Windows Vista can take up anywhere from 12GB to 20GB.

Hope this helps.

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My drive, according to properties under C:\, is using 45.5 GB of its available 100. When I go in to C, and select all (hidden files are shown), properties, it counts it up to 30 gigs size on disk.

So.. Where's those 15 gigs?

I wasn't sure where to put this so I plopped it in Vista, as it's what I'm running.

My system is a rather new (last month) box, pretty clean overall.
 

A:"Missing" hard drive space

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I got a Gateway Pc...
I am supposed to have 400 gb of space but currently there is only an available space of 372 gb?
I have no other Os installed.
The 372 gb is not free space, but available space...
I tried everything... defragging..deleting the whole partition and reinstalling the OS... e.t.c...
 

A:Hard drive space "missing"

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Hi agaim to everyone,

having another problem with my Dad's computer that I can't seem to fix. He installed a new AIO printer from Dell, but its not responding to the PC. Any attempt to print or set-up results in the error message "print spooler service not running". I've tested the printer itself and it's fully functioning, so I'm assuming the problem lies within XP. Is there anyway to turn the print spooler on?

A:Error message: "Print spooler service is not running"

Go to Start>Run> in the box type "services.msc" click ok

Look in the list that appears for print spooler and set it to automatic.

Reboot the computer

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Hello all, new member here. I have came across this forum many times in the past years when searching, and have found it to be very beneficial. So, I figured I would see if anyone here may know why this is happening.

First off, the information about the Laptop in question;
-Asus K60IJ
-Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit
-Intel Pentium @2.20 GHZ
-4GB DDR 2 Ram
-500GB Seagate Hard Drive

As a part of regular maintenance, I use Glary Utilities and CCleaner to keep the PC clean. In an effort to protect deleted data, I run the "drive wiper"/"wipe free space" function of these programs every so often. I have never had a problem with carrying out these actions until the other day. CCleaner acts like it does something, but having done this before, I know that it's not a few minute operation. Glary Utilities gives a more reasonable response when trying;

"Error: Cannot Wipe free space for UNC drive"

I don't know much about UNC or why my C:\ Drive would be categorized as this. I am on a home WiFi connection, however I haven't every had this connected as a network computer, and also have all of the network/sharing options disabled. I have not made any recent changes that I can recall which may have caused this.

Does anyone have any ideas as to why this may be happening, or better yet, how I can revert back to where I am able to use this feature of the programs?

All input and suggestions are welcome, I appreciate it very much!
Thank you

A:Unknown reasoning for "Error: Cannot Wipe free space for UNC drive"

Hi redhatman, welcome to 7F!

Sounds like something happened when CCleaner (CC) attempted to wipe the free space, Glary picked up on those changes, and it ended up being a UNC drive, and it (Glary) couldn't determine the original working directory to start itself.
Did CC show the "Cannot Wipe free space for UNC drive" error?
Had you made any changes to the file system between the time you last ran CC?

What to try:
Before every CC run the program asks you if you want to create a backup of the registry, if you were prudent enough to do that, try running that backup. https://Problems after you have run CCleaner | www.piriform.com
If you made a restore point try it or the closest one to before the time/date of this wipe.
Start your machine by Last Known Good Configuration. See Step #4 and use your arrow keys to move to that option.
If all the above do not work you may have to try a Repair Install.
As a last resort try backup images or clones if you have them.

If any of these steps resolves your problem you should run a CHKDSK, and SFC /scannow.
By the way, thank you for filling out your System Specs; If you add the model number (K60IJ) of your laptop to your System Specs you won't have to list it or the rest of them in any of your subsequent posts.

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Hi Everyone,

i am using CRichEditCtrl::GetLine() function to read the text from a dialog.
If my text contains any space character then it is throwing improper argument error and the application getting closed in vista only.....
What is the actual problem ????? why it is happening with vista only...?

Please suggest

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I am having this really strange error with one of my computers.

My computer (running Windows XP Home) boots normally and I can use it just fine. When I leave it alone for a while though, I come back to a screen with the message "Hard Drive not found." If I reboot the computer it loads normally and I can use the computer like nothing ever happened. It has done this twice now. It doesn't happen while I am using the computer but if it sits for a while this will happen.

Any suggestions as to what this is?

Thanks.

A:"No Hard drive found" message after successful boot.

Just an idea: try going to the Power Option?s in Control Panel and turn off the hard disk Sleep ? Turn Off Hard Disk? ?after xx mins? change to Never. Then give it a try, let me know if it works.

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I am having this really strange error with one of my computers.

My computer (running Windows XP Home) boots normally and I can use it just fine. When I leave it alone for a while though, I come back to a screen with the message "Hard Drive not found." If I reboot the computer it loads normally and I can use the computer like nothing ever happened. It has done this twice now. It doesn't happen while I am using the computer but if it sits for a while this will happen.

Any suggestions as to what this is?

Thanks.
 

A:"No Hard drive found" message after successful boot.

Could be an issue with it going into standby mode or the power saving feature where you can cut the power to the HD after a certain amount of time.

Try right click desktop -> properties -> screen saver -> power, and make sure turn off hard disks is set to never (these steps are for win 2000, but I think it works for XP too). You could also turn off standby mode and see if you get the same problems.
 

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I got the above error message on booting up. I had this problem once before, about 6 months ago. I found a fix at that time, which is to rename rundll32.exe to some other name eg rundll32.old. The exe gets regenerated, and I never had that problem again. Until today, twice. The "fix" did nor work this time.

The only item which I've installed lately was Google's Browser, Chrome or whatever, and I don't know how to remove it. They refer to a string of code 0xc000000S which means nothing to me. Using XP home (recently reinstalled after reformatting. In spite of this bug, the computer continues working normally

Can anyone explain this to me and suggest what I can do to stop this message appearing. Even though it doesn't seem to do anything, it surely must be doing something! Or is it only informative?

Thanks in adance

Larry
(Moreproblems)
 

A:Solved: Error message "Running a DLL as an APP"

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I checked my Processes and I found "servicenow.exe".

Couldn't find anything specific on that .exe searching Google, but there is a website for "ServiceNow". Don't really know what it is or why it's running.

Can't right click/delete the .exe because it says it is being used.
If I try to end the process a message shows up saying:

"Do you want to end the system process "servicenow.exe *32"? Ending this process will shut down the operating system immediately. You will lose all unsaved data. Are you sure you want to continue?"

If I end it after that, I get a BSOD and when the computer restarts, it is still there and running.


BSOD report:

"Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: f4
BCP1: 0000000000000003
BCP2: FFFFFA800869FB30
BCP3: FFFFFA800869FE10
BCP4: FFFFF800031DC540
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\072611-17830-01.dmp
C:\Users\David\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-33727-0.sysdata.xml

Read our privacy statement online:
Windows 7 Privacy Statement - Microsoft Windows

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt
"


I ran Malwarebytes and Avast. Neither picked up that .exe, but Malwarebytes picked up 2 other things.
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A:Unusual process running "servicenow.exe". Other suspicious files found on hard drive

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I just began getting this error yesterday. What is the likelihood that another issue besides a failing hard drive is causing error? Secondly, I've already purchased a new hard drive as a precaution. What is the fastest/easiest way to backup/clone this drive?

A:"Windows detected a hard disk problem" error message

Hello,

Please open an elevated command prompt.
When you have the command promt open please enter the following command:
sfc /scannow and press enter.
After the scan is 100% and the scan did repair files please restart your computer.

Please re-open an elevated command prompt and enter the following command:
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt

The cbs.log file will be posted on the Desktop as the current user, named sfcdetails.txt. Please attach this file in your next post.

Note: You can also copy/paste the commands to make it easier.

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Hi,

Recently, an error message "Windows detected a hard disk problem" always pop ups in my monitor.

I have done "Error Checking" also " Defragmentation"...but that error message doesn't disappear.

What should I do?

Thanks a Lot.

A:Error message " Widows detected a hard disk problem"

That is not a most welcome message.

I would immediately backup the most important personal data and run the DOS version of Manufacturer's Diagnostic Utility. If it passes without any event reported, fine. But if it finds bad sectors and even if it repairs it, be wary. Not to be taken aback by any catastrophic failure that may occur unannounced, always backup all your personal data and also image your system regularly.

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My laptop is getting really slow and i cant use browser as it gets slower and hangs a lot. What do i do ?
 

A:windows error message says " your hard disk is at risk"

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Yesterday when I switch on my computer, it automatic diskcheck on my E disk. I have 3 HDD, which is C: (My main partition, installed Windows on this HDD), D: is for all my game files (Installed games) and E: is for all my music, movies, game installer, software etc.

So back to the point, when I switch on my computer, and get to the "Windows is Starting", and it stuck right there for about 5-10 minutes. Firstly, I have no patient so I restated the computer, and second or third time also have the same problem. So I choose to wait patiently, after 5-10 minutes, it have a black screen for about 1 to a few minutes, then it started the disk check on my E drive.

Once the process started ( I have total 234240 file record as shown on the disk check ) and continue to file record 800, it started to give me message stated "File record segment 800 is unreadable, File record segment 801 is unreadable" and so on, and sometimes it continue to go smoothly without the message, but not long or sooner it will appear again. Almost the whole process I get these message which worried me, and I wonder if my hard disk is failing badly and unable to recover.
It continues to finish the process and attempt to fix the bad sector. And after that it successfully log onto Windows, so I can use it normally again.

But I notice my E: HDD cannot access and the "My Computer" screen is loading very slow, and sometimes goes unrespond. One thing very weird is that after I few hours ... Read more

A:Hard disk is failing? Error message"File record segment is unreadable"

The "File record segment xxx is unreadable" error is an indication of failing hard drive. You should backup the data from this drive before it's too late.

Next, run some diagnostic testing on the failing hard drive; most HDD manufacturers have the diagnostic software available from their website. Software from Seagate will work with most brand.

If this drive would be mine, I'd just get a new one, the drive certainly will not get better...

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Hi folks--my first post. Very impressive site!

I think the title of the post says it all. This is a new machine (Compaq Presario SR5710), which comes with Vista. I put in a new HD and loaded XP. The HD is constantly being accessed, with the LED typically flashing once or twice per second. As you can see from the HJT log below, I don't have much going on.

O23 - Service: IDriveE Service is an online backup service. I had it on my old (Win2k) machine, and it didn't cause any problems.

Any ideas?

Thanks.
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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:14:13 AM, on 5/2/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\IDrive\IDriveE Service.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\16.5.0.135\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\16.5.0.135\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\UltraNet Toolkit\Eudora 5.1\Eudora.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
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A:Another "Hard drive always running" problem

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What would cause a hard drive to "click" while the computer is running? It sounds like the same "click" the drives in my computers make right when they shut down. It sounds almost like the drive or a relay within it is resetting itself, and it drives a Cooler Master liquid cooling unit that shares a molex connector with the drive absolutely crazy.

I know I have isolated the drive, because it is a second drive and when I disconnect the power and SATA cable from it the sounds stop while the system is running. This drive is only about 1 year old, and is a 320GB Maxtor. Can this be caused by a problem other than hardware? I had a drive on another computer that was set to the wrong IDE Mode that was doing this constant resetting of itself, but I don't think I have the settings wrong on this one (Mode 5 DMA if available, BIOS set to auto-detect).

Thanks for any thoughts on the matter.
 

A:Hard Drive "Click" While Running

Loud clicking is usually the sign of a dying hard drive.

Download and run powermax: http://www.maxtor.com/portal/site/M...e/DiamondMax Family/Diagnostics&downloadID=22

and let it test your hard drive.

However, my last Maxtor drive also had the clicking and it PASSED the powermax tests. I called up Maxtor and they listened to the clicking over the phone and said it needed to be replaced. They replaced it for me for free. 6 months later, the new one started clicking. As it continuously passed the powermax tests, I just kept using it. Used it for over a year with the clicking then sold the computer. As far as I know it is still working...

The mysterious Maxtor click.
 

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Hi;
Had a sudden inability to go much further than a third or forth-level download on ANY given webpage and then PC would seize-up, requiring "cont+alt+del" in order to get freed-up. Thought perhaps I picked-up a bug of some sort during a recent google search, and went immediately to Panda and Trendmicro to perform both virus as well as malware scans. While the Panda scan was loading-up, I received the following error message....

... " DoPatch....dll reports error....Error "C:\WINNT\patch.utp"....unreadable or not a patch file..."

Was able to complete both scans. Nothing found other than tracking cookies.

I then did a file serch for the above and located it. It was installed TODAY apparently, and not by me, within minutes of the problem starting.

I'm guessing someone/thing slipped this patch into my WINNT file or modified it while I was doing the google search, so I have included a HJT scan below.

Hope this all makes sense and ties-out to something. Any help would be genuinely appreciated-
thanks
Webz

__________________HIJACK SCAN BELOW__________________________
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:42:23 PM, on 5/11/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINNT\syste... Read more

A:"DoPatch" error message - "dll reports error" causing pc to seize-up (HJT attached)

Bump for HJT expert
 

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Hi,

I just put together a brand new haswell gaming rig and installed windows 7.
Long story short, I copied the contents of my windows 7 installation disc into an internal SATA drive (1600BEVT-22ZCT0) and installed windows onto another internal SATA drive (ST3160215AS).
My problem is that in order to access the windows installation in ST3160215AS I have to boot into 1600BEVT-22ZCT0 and then select Windows 7.
If I boot directly into ST3160215AS then I get the error message "BOOTMGR is missing".
How can I fix this and boot directly into the drive windows is installed in (ST3160215AS)?

I've tried the commands bootrec /rebuildbcd, bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot but they keep using the MBR stored in 1600BEVT-22ZCT0 without ever creating an MBR on the ST3160215AS drive.
I don't have an optical drive on the rig and the only way I can transfer information to and from the rig is by removing the 1600BEVT-22ZCT0 internal drive and connecting it to my laptop.

Sorry for the long post.
Thanks in advance for helping

A:Error message "BOOTMGR is missing" when booting directly into drive

As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

For UEFI USB Pen Drive.
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

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"0x80070057" error. I was simply trying to copy a folder or group of files to another hard drive.
Hard drive to Hard drive, no SSD or External was involved.

Any solutions to this issue?

It literally refuses the copying to be performed ...

I'm trying to copy folders/files from a Seagate SATA II 320 GB Hard Drive to a newer Western Digital SATA II 1 TB Hard Drive.
thanks

A:"0x80070057" Error copying files from hard drive to hard drive??

  
Quote: Originally Posted by axelrose


"0x80070057" error. I was simply trying to copy a folder or group of files to another hard drive.
Hard drive to Hard drive, no SSD or External was involved.

Any solutions to this issue?

It literally refuses the copying to be performed ...

I'm trying to copy folders/files from a Seagate SATA II 320 GB Hard Drive to a newer Western Digital SATA II 1 TB Hard Drive.
thanks



That error sometimes refers to a read write problem. That could be caused by a controller, too little ram, or a busy cpu.

How bis are the copies?

What does it say in event viewer about it?

There are several ways to find what the problem is. The best is to go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search). Go to the windows log>application tab.

You want to look for critical errors (they have red in the left column ).

When you find them you want to look for critical errors that say app hang, app crash, or anything that relates to the problem.

When you find them please note the event ID, and the source codes and tell us what they are.

Let us know if you need help with any of this.

Ken

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If your machine won't read CDs (but can eg, play DVDs) and gives a "prepare this blank disc" error message, there is probably a driver conflict. After several warranty calls to Dell, much good advice, updating drivers and firmware,and installing a new CD Drive (Optiarc) it would work for a bit then crash again.

After a bit more research - see the closed thread at 'Prepare This Blank Disc' Problem, which is useful but failed, I decided to uninstall Roxio 9, which unfortunately came preinstalled.

Make sure every reference to Roxio is deleted. Search the computer and registry. Maybe uninstall the CD drive and reinstall, reboot, then it may work. Mine did! I then installed ImgBurn which does a fine job of copying CDs.

All other options (eg, relating to upper and lower filters) failed in my case. I think the problem started with Vista Business SP1 install. Good luck.

A:"Prepare this blank disc" DVD drive error message

thanks dude...i tired all options except this gad not worked...this did...:P

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I recently had a new computer built for me. When I tried to load a new game "F.E.A.R." using the DVD, I received the error message D:\not a valid Win32 application. When I replaced the game with the CD-ROM version I was able to load the game no problem. I can use the drive to burn CDs, DVDs, watch movies, etc. Last night I loaded a game disk on my virtual E: drive using Daemon Tools. When I tried to load the game onto my computer I received the same error message E:\not a valid Win32 application. I have no clue as to what is going on.

Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks.
 

A:DVD drive error message "not a valid Win32 Application"

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When I go to the Winows XP Media Center I get the error message "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive \Device\Harddisk1\DR3.".

When I first set up Media Player about 8 months ago I got this error message and doing a search I was able to find a fix. Then I had a problem about a month ago and reformatted my hard drive and did the same thing and found a fix.

Well, just had to reformat again and now I can't remember where I found the fix. Can someone help me?

Thanks! Oh - and BTW can someone tell me how I can find where the programs that I recored are stored.

GarysMom
 

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Hi,

I just put together a brand new haswell gaming rig and installed windows 7.
Long story short, I copied the contents of my windows 7 installation disc into an internal SATA drive (1600BEVT-22ZCT0) and installed windows onto another internal SATA drive (ST3160215AS).
My problem is that in order to access the windows installation in ST3160215AS I have to boot into 1600BEVT-22ZCT0 and then select Windows 7.
If I boot directly into ST3160215AS then I get the error message "BOOTMGR is missing".
How can I fix this and boot directly into the drive windows is installed in (ST3160215AS)?

I've tried the commands bootrec /rebuildbcd, bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot but they keep using the MBR stored in 1600BEVT-22ZCT0 without ever creating an MBR on the ST3160215AS drive.
I don't have an optical drive on the rig and the only way I can transfer information to and from the rig is by removing the 1600BEVT-22ZCT0 internal drive and connecting it to my laptop.

Sorry for the long post,
Thanks in advance for helping.

A:[SOLVED] Error message "BOOTMGR is missing" ONLY when booting directly into drive

Hi do you have a usb drive then you could try this 4 Ways to Create a Bootable Windows 7 or Vista USB Drive

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I can't "extend" my "C" Drive even tho there is free space??
 
I have 251GB free and I cant add it to my C OS drive?
 
Picture:
 
http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/7577/helpc.png

A:I can't "extend" my "C" Drive even tho there is free space??

The Free Space is in an Extended partition.
Right click on the free space and delete the Extended partition. You can then extend the C partition into the Unallocated space released.

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[third attempt to post]
I recently bought a brand new Hewlett Packard computer. It prompts you to back up your files and gives you the option of selecting the backup drive 'd' or writing to dvd. I selected writing to the backup drive.

The system tried to backup my files but sent an error message 'recovery drive full' It continues to prompt me to backup my files.

I solved this problem by going to the HP website, clicking on 'troubleshooting' and entering the details of my computer. I then found an FAQ somehow.

The page explained that I had been wrong to select the d drive to back up my files (how foolish of me to choose one of two options offered.) It said that the D drive was only small. I must delete the file already created there and then change the settings to create a backup onto a dvd drive instead.

You delete the backed up copy of the file by going to start/computer/HP recovery d/ where the first folder you will find will be one with the name of your computer eg. in my case Anna-PC. You then delete this file.

You then go to start and type 'backup' in the search box. Select 'backup and restore center' then 'change settings' then 'change backup settings' then give your permission to continue, then select 'DVD rw drive e' which describes itself as 'on a hard disc, cd or dvd' .

I wondered if there had been some sort of design error. Why did they give me that option i... Read more

A:"recovery drive full." error message Hewlett Packard Pavillion Hp dv2500

Actually what concerns me more is, I wonder if you have deleted files in your recovery partition.
It's usually hidden from inside Windows, so I expect no. But by chance did you receive a Windows CD or just a recovery partition (because the recovery files may now be gone)

As for the location, think of it this way, it will show all areas that you can backup to. I think even the floppy drive (if you have one) this is to give you the full choice, instead of putting restrictions on your own computer (which most don't like)

That's why.
 

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I have attempted to use two different cd burning programs (cdburnXPpro, and Deepburn) with no luck. I get an error message saying the drive is empty, or may be busy. I get the feeling that it is in the drive itself (lite-on combo sohc-5236v). I can play audio cds but I cannot get a burner to work. I installed the drive myself about a year ago, and I don't recall trying any of the burners then, just used it for audio.
 

A:CD burner error message "drive empty"

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The hard drive is a Western Digital 320 GB that I've had plugged into this computer before (and worked). Then i got a virus and had to do a recovery of windows.

Ever since then I can't get windows to recognize/show it in my computer. I just "disabled" and "enabled" it in device manager to no effect. I have a C, D, and E drive which are: two partitions on the hard drive, and then the CD drive (respectively).

So i'm stuck, not sure where to proceed since it's obviously not the hard drive itself, I use it on my xbox all the time. What next?

A:External Hard Drive doesn't show up in "my computer" but does in "device manager"

Does it show in Disk Management ? ?
Right clik My Computer...select Manage...then Disk Management.
Find the drive...right clik it and select Properties.
Report back with your findings.

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I can't get important windows 7 update because of this error code.  Please help me before i through it off the observation deck of the empire state building.

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Hello,

I need help with this Diskette issue please. "Diskette Drive 0 Seek Failure"
I've had this problem a few times in a couple of years and I have been able to fix the error by pressing F2 and going to the SETUP. And I've done this with no issues. But this time I thought I fixed it but now I get this new error: "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". After I press Ctrl+Alt+Del it takes me back to the same error massage "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". Need help please. This is a Dell Desktop, Windows XP.
Thank you.

Sue
 

A:"Diskette Drive 0 Seek Failure" Error Then "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl..."

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Hello,
I can't reload Win 7 on this nice old Latitude E4200. 
Repair and reload from restore from restore point don't work, always bombs out with Win restore error detail "Bad Patch".  (There is no 'Dell' option in the repair/ diagnostic menu.)  So, I downloaded a boot image to USB port as instructed. 
On Win7 re-install from USB boot, Step 1 diagnostics and Step 2 backup worked cleanly, but wouldn't proceed to Step 3, with the following error: Samsung SSD PB22-JS3 FDE TM 128GB: "Cannot get Smart status".
Can anyone please enlighten me?
THANKS

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I was copying (cut and paste) data from one external hard drive (a 250 GB IDE Maxtor in a Adaptec USB enclosure) to another external (a 400 GB IDE Samsung in a Roswill USB enclosure). During the move. During this move, my Thinkpad T43p encountered a NMI Parity error, to which I'm still unsure what caused it, though I think it may have been my Dock II screwing stuff up. I did memtest 10 times over and my memory passed, so I am assuming its my Dock II. ANYWAYS...

So the NMI Parity error was a blue screen, and I restarted the computer. After the restart I noticed the Maxtor external hard drive was missing from my drive list, and in disk management it show as an uninitialized disk.

Okay, no biggie, I've dealt with this before. I tried using GetDataBack for NTFS, that failed to recover. Also failed were Active Partition recovery, Data Doctor Recovery, File Recovery, Restorer 2000, TestDisk, and ZAR.

I'm guessing my Master File Table is trashed and I can't recover it.

Does anyone have any ideas?
 

A:"Hard Drive Catastrophic Failure" or "The night is darkest before dawn"

Zar should have recovered it (if the data is recoverable)
Also (you may already realize this now) in future Copy and paste

More recovery tools here
 

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infected with "vbs", used "Flash_Disinfector" & folders on hard drive unable to open
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HI,
i got infected with "vbs" through someone's usb, i ran "Flash_Disinfector", then installed "kaspersky 7", scaned the whole computer, it also deleted vbs trojan. However, after that when i tried to open my computer by clicking on its icon, it did not open, i tried to open it fron strat up, but the result was same. all others like my documents etc were all right, i open my computer through my documents, opened my c drive, when i tried to open further any folder present present in the C drive it gave me the error, that is,this item "1002931234.vbs" that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved, so this shortcut will no longer work properly. Do you want to delete this shortcut? Howerever all my folders were not having any shortcut sign & it was same with all folders present in all my drives, but when i wrote the name of the folder in the address bar, it opened normaly, so now i cannot open my computer through its icon plus all the folders present in my hard drive. please help me to sort this thing out.

dds


DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Nadeem_Ahmad at 14:54:49.54 on Sat 03/13/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1975.1542 [GMT 8:00]

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A:infected with "vbs", afte "Flash_Disinfector" all folders on hard drive don't open

Hello buct,

It will require more than 1 round to clean the system. Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seem to abate.

Download ComboFix from one of these locations:

Link 1
Link 2


* IMPORTANT- Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

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Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications as they will interfere with our tools and the removal.


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Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.

As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.

Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.

**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.




Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:





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HI,
i got infected with "vbs" through someone's usb, i ran "Flash_Disinfector", then installed "kaspersky 7", scaned the whole computer, it also deleted vbs trojan. However, after that when i tried to open my computer by clicking on its icon, it did not open, i tried to open it fron strat up, but the result was same. all others like my documents etc were all right, i open my computer through my documents, opened my c drive, when i tried to open further any folder present present in the C drive it gave me the error ( i am including the error meggage in attachment), howerever all my folders were not having any shortcut sign & it was same with all folders present in all my drives, but when i wrote the name of the folder in the address bar, it opened normaly, so now i cannot open my computer through its icon plus all the folders present in my hard drive. please help me to sort this thing out.

A:infected with "vbs", used "Flash_Disinfector" & folders on hard drive unable to open

Hello and Welcome.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

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Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

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After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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I just installed a new 60gb hard drive as a back up to put my movie files on,it installed fine and it works fine but i get "windows milenium emergancy boot" when i boot the system up .I don"t know if this error is serious but I do know that the system seems less stable in this boot mode..can someone please help? thanx
 

A:after installing new "hard drive" it starts with "windows emergency boot"

closing duplicate, view this thread
http://forums.techguy.org/t76279/s5b1a29d68c715c9a36d25291025adddb.html
 

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My computer persistantly displays this error message saying "Windows - No Disk: There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive." When I look at the My Computer screen It shows my floppy drive, my C drive, the unknown Removable Disk Drive (D:), CD drives E and F, my other internal drive (G:), my external (H:), the second partition on my internal drive (I:), a DVD drive (J:), and then finally the second unknown Removable Disk Drive (K:). I have no idea what these Removable disk drives are or how they got here but I think they are causing the problem. Windows thinks there is a disk mounted but there isnt. If it helps the applications I was using at the time of when the incident first began was Azureus, my DVD drive, Divx Player, iTunes, and maybe some more random stuff. This error message pops up whenever I open multiple programs such as iTunes and Azureus. I could REALLY use some help with this as it is starting to become very annoying!

A:Keep getting error message saying "There is no disk in the drive"

right click on my computer then manage. click on disk management and see what it specifies K:\ as. you can right click and goto properties to get a list of drives attached and maybe it'll give you more specs on this removable drive.

is is possible you installed some software from a removable disk (like a usb key) and the software you are running is looking for the source media? it's possible this new drive has nothing to do with the windows error

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