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Storage pool created on windows 10 not detected on windows 7

Q: Storage pool created on windows 10 not detected on windows 7

Hi there,
i created a storage pool on windows 10 (goal was actually to create a windows firendly RAID0). Problem is when i plug it on a windows 7 machine, i can see disks in the disk manager but the Storage pool it self is not mounted. I cannot access the storage
pool like in windows 10, where it is mounted as a normal Hard Disk.
Are storage pools compatible with windows 7 ?
Thanks for your help,

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So I recently bought a new external drive to replace my old one. So I recovered most of my data from my old drive then went to create a new storage pool with the new one. 
But when I do so, I get an error message saying "Can't prepare drives- close all applications using the drive." (Error code is 0x00000005) Is there a way for me to fix this or not?
To help further the drive is a seagate BUP slim SCSI drive 1TB. It's formatted as a backup, any answers for this problem is much appreciated. 

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I had to reinstall Windows because of a corrupted MBR and the Windows OS drive suddenly became a GPT drive. Once Windows was reinstalled my storage pool was unrecognized and I was given the option to reset. I was not ready to do that. Then when Windows
was updated and now it shows no drive. But I can pull up the data drive and able to create an image with Patrician Guru. Before I do that or that or just wipe the drive. Is there is any way to reinitialize the pool?

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I have a storage pool set up on my Windows 10 PC
The storage pool is a total of 6.5TB at the moment with 2.7TB of Data on it
I'm getting the Warning "Low Capacity" add another drive
When looking into it, when I set the drives up I set them to "Parity" which is obviously increasing my usage on the drives.
How do I change the Resiliency Type to None.
I'm fine with this as I monitor the drive's for any failure issues on a regular basis

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Yeah so umm . . . my OS HDD died yesterday, and my other two drives are in a storage pool together (thus not bootable) after two days of trying to set up a dynamic partition in the pool using diskpart (which I'm now fairly confident can't be done XD) was wondering if there is a way to simply delete the storage pool with the tools you have available on the usb boot installer from the iso.

Otherwise I'm going to have to wait until i can buy a new HDD, which in my position could be a very long time, well, unless there is a way to make the thing bootable as is that I failed to think of. There isn't exactly any help on this topic available yet (I may be the first to hit this for all I know, heh heh)

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Recently my SSD root drive has failed, with a 3TB HDD storage pool running on raid 1. After I have installed Windows 10 on another 640GB HDD, it shows up a warning which said "Drives with an unrecognized configuration". The physical drives are
healthy. Could anyone come up a solution for me without having to reset the drives and lose all the data?

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I created a Storage pool with the following setup. Three 3TB drives with parity all in an external enclosure with eSata and USB 2/3 ports. It was connected via USB when created and had production data loaded and tested without any issues.
After a few days of use I decided to see what happened when I tried to access it via the eSata port. No luck, due to a driver on the eSata card issue with Win 8. So I powered all back down and plugged back in via USB. At this point the Storage pool went
into the state as per the screenshot below. Any suggestions to either fix the issue and/or retrieve the data that is in the volume?

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How do I reactivate or resync a mirrored drive in the windows 10 home storage pool
The mirror is still a good drive. I don't know why Win 10 kicked it out.

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When I got my laptop it was set up with a 1TB storage device but my pool only has 250GB even though I set up the device, how do I add storage to the pool?

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Has anyone tried the new Storage Spaces feature in Windows 8? Your experience with it?

More specifically:

1. If this system is used on a shared network with other operating systems such as XP and Windows 7, can the storage pool drives be set up as shared, and become visible and usable from the XP and Win 7 machines?

2. If you have a Network Backup drive, like WD My Book Live, will it see and back up the Storage Spaces configured drive just like any other drive on the network?

A:Storage Spaces (Storage Pool) Experience?

I've only set this up on a Windows Server 2012 configuration therefore I cannot provide the exact steps on how to set one up in a client environment. That being said, a storage space/pool is essentially a virtual disk that resides on one or multiple physical disks allowing you to accumulate free space. For example if I have multiple servers with free space on their data drives I can then create a storage pool to accumulate this. To allocate this storage pool/space to a user or machine you will need to decide what you wish to do with it. Below are a couple of examples of how:

Share via Windows Folder Sharing (UNC Path)Use iSCSI to use the current ethernet infastructure allowing you to assign the storage pool/space a drive letter to the client machineIn a server environment you may wish to use it for DFS (Distributed File System) to maintain redundancy

Personally I use my storage pool as an iSCSI drive for which i have partitioned.

You can only use the free space of a non Windows install drive. To my knowledge you cannot overcome this with partitioning.

In relation to your second question, you will only able to use the share as a safepoint backup if it is shared via Windows Folder Sharing. For example: \\computername\share

Also you will need to make sure that the NAS is on the same workgroup as the Windows 8 machine hosting the storage pool otherwise it will not be able to find the share. Hopefully this is what you asking however pleas... Read more

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I was asked by answers.Microsoft.com to refer this question to this forum.

BTW there doesn't seem to be an option for Windows 10 forum. So I  had to choose Windows 8.

1st of all everything was fine until 2nd of December.

My Laptop installation of Winodw 7 and then upgraded to 10 was configured from the start to have the USER folders (u sing a script provided by Microsoft) on an SD card through an Expresscared media read/write because my system disk is a 64gig SSD
( which BTW means that system restore has been disabled).

on 3rd of December when:

I turned the machine on it couldn'the read my user profile.I tried to login in safe mode but I got sihost warning: unknown hard Error! But I got into prompt screen and ran diskpartThere is an inbuilt SD card reader slot in the machine where I store large downloadBut the system could only see the main SSD and the expresscared SD card with user folders on itI ran sfc /scannow &  then DISM and the sfc /scannow again until both were successful.But again diskpart  only detected the SSD and Expresscard SD cardBut the attributes on the SD card claims that Current state read-only : Yes although read-only flag is No.I have checked the SD card on other machines and it is not write protectedI have tried introducing writeprotected entry in the registry with values of 0 and 1 without successI have tried everything else that I could in Safe mode but other than what is expected in safemode (e... Read more

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I have a spare computer running windows 10 pro, running as a "server". I have added 4 1 tb harddrives and pooled them to have one storage space of +/- 4tb. my question is, If one of my drives fail will the whole pool be gone? i ask because i had created the pool and then the computer had some issue so i disconnected the 2 new drives that i had put in and restarted the computer ( at this point only 2 drives were connected out of the 4) but the pool storage space wouldn't show up, after reconecting the 3rd and 4th drive the pool showed up. is there any way i can save my data in case of one drive failing????

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Hi All,
Good Morning!!
Could any suggest me to overcome the below scenario.
We are unable to add the new physical disk in storage pool without stopping the cluster service. I have noticed that StorageSubSystemFriendlyName has different naming standard initially and it got changed post the cluster service stop. 

Below power-shell command works post the cluster service stopped. 
New-StoragePool -StorageSubSystemFriendlyName "XXXXX" ?PhysicalDisk (Get-PhysicalDisk -CanPool $True) ?FriendlyName ?XXXX?

Operating system - Windows server 2012 R2 Standard / Datacenter.
Please let me know if you required more information to provide the workaround / solution.

Thanks in advance, R.R.Prabuyuvaraj

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so I bought a my passport external hard drive and have connected it to my new laptop and I'm trying to add it to the storage pool for more storage space. so I know the steps to do it but when I do it I get a message saying close all applications that are accessing the drive and then try again. And that's where my problem is ive tried to close down all applications but still it gives me that message so I need help finding what application is accessing it or how to go forward with this.

thank you for your help its much appreciated.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N3060 @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 76 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4001 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 27 GB (1 GB Free); D: 931 GB (921 GB Free);
Motherboard: HP, 82A9
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

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Windows is really making me upset lately, with the forced windows 10 upgrade dialogues  and all. Today I got some hard drives in the mail along with a usb enclosure all together 5 drives 4TB each. From what I understood windows storage spaces was
supposed to be similar to raid. I heard there was something like raid 0, 1, and 5 so I thought this would be great I could have 1 big 20TB drive. So I went to set this up and the first thing I noticed was the raid 0 was nothing like normal raid 0. There is
no speed increase it just morphs all the drives into one drive with no performance increase and all the chance of data loss without parity. So I decided to do 1 disk parity, oh boy doing that let me have only 12TB of usable space as 6.1TB went to redundancy
for 1 disk. I really don't understand that as in normal raid 5 only 1 disk would be used for redundancy but in this case almost 2 full disks out of 5 are being used for redundancy. Anyways the major issue I have is the whole thing is being spun down and put
into some power saver mode every 2 minutes regardless of what I have things set to. I turned of hard disk spin down in power options, turned of usb power saving in power options, and a tried to use a tool that claims to keep disks awake in windows. This is
really getting me upset as every few minutes when I go to use my external hard drive I have to wait 30 seconds for all the disks to spin up in the storage pool and for windows to recognize it. This is not mak... Read more

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I currently have 4 3tb hard drives in a storage pool using windows and it is nearly full. Its much like a raid 5 array, 3 drives worth of storage with the four drives. I want to add a singe 3 tb drive to this array but windows 8 is telling me i need to add 3 drives.

My question: can I get away with only adding one 3 tb drive without losing my current data? or do i need to add 3 drives as windows is indicating?

A:Storage Pool Question


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My original goal for my Server was to have one giant Storage Pool with separate folders for Videos/Pictures/Documents/VM img/etc... After using this model for the past year, I have found some operational deficiencies with this methodology. For starters with one Storage Pool that meant I would have 16HDD's spinning 24/7 which is an excessive waste of energy and component lifecycle. Another issue was heat, when these HDD's were all in my desktop case I actually had to remove the side cover and cool them with a 12" desk fan (Ive since moved to a Norco 4224).
My new goal is to break up the server into 4 separate Pools. The problem comes in when I'm trying to dismantle my huge Storage Space and reallocate the HDD's to a completely separate Storage Pool. FYI Storage Spaces is not designed to reduce drives/capacity, it only works great when adding drives/capacity. Currently I have shuffled some drives around and managed to separate the main folders into their own Storage Pools. After I copied all the data from my original Storage Pool to the new, I would then delete the original files (10+TB) on the original Pool. Here's the bug; The files would be deleted from the Storage Space (the virtual disk), but the space would NOT be released from the Storage Pool.
What I mean by that is, my Storage Space (E:\ drive) shows that it only has 8TB of files (since the Pool is in parity that would take up 12TB in the storage pool) However, my Storage Pool (made up of 12HDDs) is sh... Read more

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I added two new drives and its says im using 8.15TB of 19TB pool capacity but for some reason I cannot change the storage pool maximum to be greater than 15.8TB once I go above 15.8TB it shows a message "The specified size is not valid"

A:Cannot create storage pool greater than 15.8TB

Thats because you only can choose a maximum pool capacity of 10.9 TB.

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The idea of creating a large redundant storage pool seems like a good idea (I can finally get rid of FreeNAS box), but before I do that I have couple of simple question

1) Can I move a pool created on one windows 8 machine to another windows 8 machine?

2) what happens if disk where my OS resides crashes or I feel like re-installing windows 8 on a different set of hardware, will I be risking losing all my data if OS or hardware changes force me to re-install windows 8?


A:Storage Spaces-- Is a pool movable?

Originally Posted by sonisame

The idea of creating a large redundant storage pool seems like a good idea (I can finally get rid of FreeNAS box), but before I do that I have couple of simple question

1) Can I move a pool created on one windows 8 machine to another windows 8 machine?


2) what happens if disk where my OS resides crashes or I feel like re-installing windows 8 on a different set of hardware, will I be risking losing all my data if OS or hardware changes force me to re-install windows 8?


If the storage pool is independent of the OS disk it shouldn't matter if you need to reinstall. Storage pools themselves offer resiliency through striping and mirroring, if enabled.

You might want to take a read through this for more information.

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My organization is currently using Netware 6.5. We need to expand our Groupwise storage pool (currently 200 GB) by 200 GB. Unfortunately, we're not well-versed in Novell and we don't know for certain what the maximum pool size is for Netware 6.5. The system is left over from a previous net admin and I've been combing through the Netware Administrator's Handbook, but I'm not finding it. If anyone knows this information or can direct me to it, I would greatly appreciate it.

A:Solved: Netware 6.5 Storage Pool

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When adding an initial drive to a storage pool I get the error "incorrect function"
System: Proliant ML110 G4, Windows 8 64-Bit, 4GB Ram
I have a 160GB drive installed on the motherboard's controller which hosts the OS
I've installed a single 2TB drive on a 2 Port PCI Express Internal SATA II Controller Card (JMB36x).
As soon as I create a pool using the 2TB drive I get the error "Incorrect Function" and the drive becomes RAW.
The drive id's are unique.
It's worth pointing out that the system without the new controller can only support 2TB max of SATA drives, but this is bypassed by the controller card I added?
Help is appreciated.

Get-PhysicalDisk | format-list FriendlyName, UniqueId, ObjectId, BusType

FriendlyName : PhysicalDisk0
UniqueId : 2039374232333633
ObjectId : {af665d5a-f225-11e2-be77-806e6f6e6963}
BusType : RAID

FriendlyName : PhysicalDisk1
UniqueId : IDE\DiskST3160812AS_______________________________3.AJL_\5&3dc7918&0&0.0.0:risa
ObjectId : {af665d5b-f225-11e2-be77-806e6f6e6963}
BusType : ATA
I'm also worried that the 2TB drive is showing up as RAID not SATA on the controller.

A:Storage Spaces can't add drive to pool.

Hm, this is the reverse of a problem that happened a few days ago, that guy found a solution that may relate to this - I'll try to find him and have him take a look at this thread. brb! Welcome to Windows 8 Forums btw.

OK I sent the guy a link to this post, hopefully he can give you something to try. I'm not familiar with using Storage Spaces that much, there are a few in here who are.

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I was setting up a test storage pool consisting of five 2TB drives. I set it to parity and was surprised to see how small my storage pool was. I'm not sure how the inner working go but I thought I would suffer one drive worth of space to parity but it
is much more than that. Five 2TB drives totals to a little over 9TB total (stupid measurements) but when I set it to parity I only get about 6TB when I was expecting closer to 7.25. Why so little? How does Windows calculate parity for a storage pool?

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Hi all,

I have been looking at building a NAS for my home and I have noticed that Windows 8 now contains a pretty decent system for protecting my drives (I'm talking about the Storage Spaces feature).

I know we have had Raid 5 support in the past but I very much like the idea of being able to grow the "Storage Pool" by replacing the drives with larger ones when they die and eventually being able to make use of the extra space.

Once of the most important things to me is HOW the user get notified when there is an error on the array (Storage Pool). I have been playing with yanking out drives while writing data and the scary thing is that the system doesn't actually alert you anything is wrong except for the tiny 'action center' flag appearing in the lower right hand corner of the screen. The other kinda annoying thing is that this flag doesn't show anywhere on the Start Screen, only on desktop mode.

LASTLY, another scary thing is that even if you do notice that a message has appeared in the action center, you are told that the drive missing or failing ISN'T a high importance issue!!! Its a general maintenance message ??

So my question is, does anybody know a better way to get these action center messages? I googled for email notifications from the action center but found nothing. I suspect this is because the action center has been a fairly useless feature of Windows until now.

Or alternatively, can anybody recommend a better Storag... Read more

A:Storage Pool Email Action Center Notifications

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Hi there

Just set up a Drive Space mirrored pair via 2 USB externals, but find that both of my SMART monitoring programs - CrystalDiskInfo 5.6.2 and SpeedFan 4.49 - no longer see the 2 disks (the internal boot disk is still seen). Any ideas?

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Trying to add a formatted slave drive (IDE) to the storage pool or even making a new storage pool, the following error occurs "An error occurred and the operation might not have completed". In more details, it says "access is denied. (0x00000005)"

A:Access denied when adding drive to storage pool...

I figured out why the error occurs. In order to add or remove drives in a storage pool, the volume needs to be deleted in disk management. So IDE drives can be added into the pool. I was having "access is denied" error both adding and deleting to the spaces with IDE and SATA drives.

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I added 2 new exact same 4 TB drives that I want to set up as a software raid 1 to prevent loss of data if a single drive fails. It should write the data to both drives at the same time. This should be straightforward to set up - under control panel - storage spaces - create a new pool - select the drives then add them to a "storage pool" and select what type of raid.

These are blank drives - after I select them and try to add them to a pool I get the error "Can't prepare drives" - "Close all applications that are accessing the drive, and then try again." "Access is denied. (0x0000005)"

Nothing is accessing the drives...........

I went into control panel - administrative tools - computer management - storage - disk management - and deleted the volumes from both drives, so they are no longer formatted - now I get a different error message "Can't create pool" - "Check the drive connections, and then try again." - "The request is not supported. (0x00000032)"

I use this computer personally at my house - I just have important data that I don't want to lose and this is a great feature built into Windows 10 - but I cannot get past this point of adding the drives to the pool.

These were initialized as GPT disks because of the capacity. Bitlocker is off, and no other encryption.

Any help would be appreciated....
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Hi All,

When creating a Storage Spaces Pool, the member drives are no longer listed in Disk Management.

My system has been hanging every so often and when I checked the Windows logs, I see a lot of critical error messages about Harddisk/DR10 having a bad block. Since Disk Management no longer lists the individual pool drives, how do I find out which DR10 is one of the pool member drives?

I've tried mini partition tool to see if it can see the drives, it doesn't. It can only see what Disk Management sees and that's only non-storage spaces pooled drives.

Many thanks!

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I had 3x 3TB drives in a parity pool. It started to fill up so i added a fourth 3TB drive and months later one of the original 3 began to fail on me. Performance was slow, then slower, then it showed disconnected.

I retired the drive and added a replacement, literally the same model 3TB drive. I cannot however, get it to remove the failed physical disk and repair the pool. I even tried adding another 2TB drive i had available in case it needed the extra space (didn't make sense but i was reaching).

I get the "drive could not be removed because not all data could be reallocated. add an additional drive to this pool and reattempt this operation."

Any ideas on what i need to do? I have searched a lot and don't really seem to be getting anywhere. The only way i was able to retire the drive was through powershell. I'm assuming it's a GUI issue and perhaps i'm not approaching it correctly via powershell. Attempting to repair virtual disk didn't work.

Any help is appreciated! I really don't want to lose this data. I wasn't able to backup much before the drive failed completely.

A:Storage Spaces - Unable to Remove Failed Drive / Repair Pool


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Hello i have a computer with win7 32 bit .And it started responding very slowly after an year or so.
So i decided to move onto Win8 64 bit.but after downloading i realized that win 8 64bit setup couldnt run on win 7 32 bit.So i decided to do a clean install from a flash drive of 16 gb.So when i started my computer and tried to boot into the flash drive it got stuck at the message "Verifying DMI Pool Data".I left it there for an hour but still no progress.

Please help me out of this situation .
Any help would be appreciated

A:Windows 8.1 installation stuck at verifying DMI Pool Data on Windows 7

Win8 is not an upgrade, but a quirky phone app pretending to be an OS. You'd be better off working through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 to resolve the problems with 7 which always runs perfectly if it is installed and maintained correctly.

Format the flash stick using Option One of UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

Then boot the stick as a UEFI device in BIOS Boot Menu to install as UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

If problems persist test your hardware from Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

You can also set to Legacy, CSM with Legacy Boot first in BIOS setup, then install WIn7 normally to an MBR drive. In either case you should delete all partitions during the booted install.

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I created a Windows To Go flash drive using 64-bit Windows 8.1. It boots and works perfectly except that I cannot activate it with the license key I got when I paid for Windows 8 last summer (I bought the digital download, ordered the
optional disc, and carefully recorded the license key Microsoft e-mailed me). 
I noticed that the "build" of the Windows To Go flash drive states "Windows 8 PRO," not Windows 8 or 8.1. Did I screw up and not install the right version of Windows to the drive? Is Windows To Go only for the PRO version of Windows 8
and not the regular version? I only worked on this as an experiment to see if I could boot Windows 8 on our work PC's (which are sadly still running XP), and I am so close! Where did I go wrong?

A:Created a working Windows To Go flashdrive but it won't accept my paid-for Windows 8 license key

Windows to Go is only available with Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise editions.Carey Frisch

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I am working at a elementary school with a mixed environment of Windows 7 Pro and Windows 10 Pro workstations.  We need a roaming mandatory profile for a generic login.  The student often are changing settings even with a GPO limiting what is accessible
to the students.
The Windows 7 tools for creating profiles are apparently no longer available.  The current tool sets (Windows 8 and Windows 10) have not produced a workable Windows 7 mandatory profile.  We get one or another error message when we try them.
Is it still possible to create an usable Windows 7 mandatory profile with "today's" tool sets?
If it still is possible, would you please point me in the correct direction.
Thanks in advance.

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Hi, trying to be quick before I BSOD again.

Recently had problems getting multiple BSODs, even though I haven't changed any hardware.

I got the aforementioned BSOD error and ran verifier to see the driver problem.

spqp.sys is the only one that came up that wasn't loaded it said "never loaded". I did a Windows Search for it and could not find it.

I don't know what to do know. Thanks in advance.

A:Special Pool detected memory corruption

Can you access the hard drive long enough to get a hold of the contents of the C:\Windows\Minidump folder? If so, zip it up and upload it to your next post.

What settings did you use when running Driver Verifier?

If the spqp.sys file was never loaded, then it's not likely to be a current problem. But a google for it doesn't reveal any results - which makes it suspicious IMO. Try posting over in the Malware forum for assistance: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/

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Hello folk of Windows 7 Support Forums,
I've been having a lot of issues lately. It is a custom build, and I made it around June of last year. Recently, (in the past week) I have been getting a lot of blue screens. At first, I was getting Page Fault in Non Paged Area, since update drivers, trying memtest, and driver verifier, it is beginning to frequently blue screen with Special Pool Detected. I am using Blue Screen View. I have ran Check Disk with no errors. Whenever I play games (such as Chivalry, League of Legends, etc) they crash as well. I have updated my Nvidia Graphics driver from the site. Any help would be thoroughly appreciated. My dump info is attached.

A:BSOD's Galore, Mostly Special Pool Detected

I forgot to mention that (according to BluescreenViewer) ntoskrnl.exe has been involved with every blue screen.

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W/7 SP1 64 bit 6GB RAM. I had a power outage and I'm now getting the above message BSOD. I have booted with a boot disc and ran chkdsk /R it found a few errors, I booted into Safe Mode once and that worked, but I decided to run Check Disk again, now it won't boot anymore. It won't boot into Safe Mode, stopping at C:\windows\system32\drivers\disk.sys. Check Disk starts at every bootup. From the boot disc in Command Prompt I ran FSUTIL Dirty Query, the results is Drive is not Dirty. I ran Memtest and the Windows Memory test, RAM tests Fine. I booted off W/7 DVD and try Startup Repair. It said this disc cannot repair volume. From the boot disc I tried to run Driver Verifier, it said it was not a Valid Windows 32 application. Not sure if this has anything to do with it, but I have 4 HDD's and when booting from the Windows 7 DVD or Boot disc, it lists the Windows Volume is Drive G: with Drive C: as the System Reserve. When the computer boots into Windows, the Windows Volume is C: I cannot boot into the computer to run diagnostic mode. I cannot scan for Malware, I cannot update drivers as I can't boot in. Not sure what else I can try before I re-install.

A:Special Pool Detected Memory Corruption

Try disconnecting the drives that do not have the Windows install and see if it's Id'd as the C drive almost sounds like MBR corruption?

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Today I installed my new SSD, and installed windows 8.1.  It worked for the first 3 hours, until I got the special pool detected memory corruption BSOD.  I looked at other forums, and  I did the Memtest, and it didn't work.  It started happening when I got my ssd, anyone have any ideas how to fix this?
EDIT: I fixed the problem

A:special pool detected memory corruption BSOD

Could you let us know what you did?
It'll help others who come looking for help with a similar problem.

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Im always getting this BSOD error. Please help me identify the driver that is causing it.
Minidumps attached.

A:special pool detected memory corrupt BSOD

Quote: Originally Posted by ceril

Im always getting this BSOD error. Please help me identify the driver that is causing it.
Minidumps attached.

These crashes were caused by memory corruption (probably a driver). Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.

If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!

*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

If a known good stick fails in a motherboard slot it is probably the slot.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

2-Driver verifier

I'd suggest that you first backup your data and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Win7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - wit... Read more

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Hello, I have been trying for about a week now to fix the constant BSODs I have been getting with the error code with the most common error code of "Special Pool Detected Memory Corruption". A few details before the specs:
Never had BSODs before I recently upgraded the hardware on my computer
Had installed Win10 before I had upgraded any hardware without any issues
The only piece of hardware I did not upgrade was my PSU unless you count not upgrading my HDD
BSOD usually happen when I try to install something large like a game; rarely will happen randomly, but mostly will happen when installing something
Intel i7-7700K @ 4.2 GHz 
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz C15
GTX 1060 6GB 192-bit GDDR5
ASUS Prime Z270-P
Thermaltake SP-750M Smart M Series 750W (like I said this is the oldest part, but unless I missed something should be adequate for now)
Win10, x64, Version 1709, Build 16299.192
I attached the Sysnative file as well, if I can give any more information just let me know, thanks.

A:Special Pool Detected Memory Corruption BSOD

Sysnative not attached
I'd suggest also checking over in the General Security forums for your status with the Spectre/Meltdown updates.
They can cause problems with booting and/or BSOD's - but I'm not familiar with the details on them.
Here's a link to the General Security forums:  https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/45/general-security/

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I've been having lots of BSOD's and not been able to track down the issue.

Tried driver verifier and mem test on each ram stick but no issues.

Files attached. If anyone has any ideas I would be very grateful.


A:BSOD's - mostly special pool detected memory corruption

opps forgot specs:

OS- win 7 64
CPU - Intel i7-920
RAM - 6gb G.skill ripjaws
BOARD - Gigabyte ex58 ud3r
PSU - Corsair tx650
GFX - Ati 5770 HD 1GB PCI VaporX
HD - raid 0: 2 x Barracuda 7200.12 500GB S300


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Dear Tech Support,

I think my computer has serious problems. I don't know what is wrong with it because it is very fast and works very good. But something it just crashes out of the blue and gives me BSOD. Mostly the BSOD is Memory Management or IRQL not less or equal.

I have followed your BSOD Posting Instructions. The OS on this computer is Windows 7 (32 bit), before I had Windows Vista as standard OS on it. The computer is approximately 4 years old, with "Intel (R) Core? 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz 2.40 GHz" processor and 3 GB RAM Memory. I also have the output folder and perfmon file attachted to this thread.

Thanks in advance!

A:BSOD - Special pool detected memory corruption

I don't see any crashdumps. You aren't using any "cleaning" software are you? The problem with them is they'll clean up crashdumps, which we need to analyze (plus most of them can end up being harmful).

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Im getting this BSOD lately when im playing games, browsing on the internet and generaly by using the pc.
This is the report i have found in the event viewer:
- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-02-08T17:11:27.060002800Z" />
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
- <EventData>
<Data Name="BugcheckCode">193</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0xfffff98010ff6f60</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0xfffff98010ff6059</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0xab40a8</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x23</Data>
<Data Name="SleepInProgress">false</Data>
<Data Name=&qu... Read more

A:BSOD special pool detected memory corruption

Please upload your full reports:http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html


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Well I am going to build a gaming pc rig and not buying a dvd optical drive at all just to save some money. So I made a bootable Windows 7 Ultimate x64 USB because my rig has 8gb ram. So continue I made one on a 32 bit and I was wondering if there will be any incompatibilities like it somehow installs a 32 bit on a computer with 8gb of ram or something. So I was wondering if something will happen and if there will be any type of problem of any how, I'm really worried about this because I'm going to be building my pc on August 1st, so yeah please help me out here. :S

A:Created a Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Bootable USB, On a Windows 7 x32

Not sure I follow you, but I assume you mean that you have 2 different Windows 7 installation USB drives: one would install 32-bit Windows and the other would install 64-bit Windows.

You can install either. If you install the 32-bit version, Windows will recognize only about 3.2 GB of RAM.

It doesn't matter whether you used a 32-bit or 64-bit machine to make the installation media. What matters is whether the ISO you used is the 32-bit version or the 64-bit version.

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I'm getting bad pool caller blue screen crashes on a regular basis and now also DRIVER VERIFIER DETECTED VIOLATION

any help would be fantastic

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T5200 @ 1.60GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3061 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 93893 MB, Free - 55814 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, CAPELL VALLEY(NAPA) CRB
Antivirus: ESET Smart Security 5.2, Updated and Enabled

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I have a legacy Windows XP x86 machine that I am trying to migrate.  To do that I have mapped a number of shares on a Windows 10 x64 machine.  Most of them map normally.  However, when I try to map one of them I get:
Using a command line:
L:\>NET USE I: \\NYW10-0016\Install /PERSISTENT:YES
System error 1130 has occurred.
Not enough server storage is available to process this command.
Using mapping from File Explorer:
Windows Explorer
\\NYW10-0016\Install is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

Not enough server storage is available to process this command.
The share shows up in my network places and I have been able to map it before to an XP machine.
The big difference between this share and others that I can map is that the share is a USB drive.  Again, please note that in the past I was able to map it.  Has something changed in Windows 10 to prevent mapping to a USB drive?


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Dear Sir,
We have windows 2008 R2 domain controller and we have just purchased windows 8.1 desktop but after joining domain users are not able to access windows 8.1 local d drive. all computers having same OU with other OS like windows 7/8/8.1.
We have enable removable storage access policy to block pen drive but local drive also block. if i remove this computrers from domain or move at computer OU then its working fine.
please help me to resolve this issue because i have 150 windows 8.1 desktops.



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i recently was infected with a virus. i am running windows 7 ultimate on a 32 byte system. i re installed windows 7 and now i have a new directory called windows.old and windows.old000 they are taking up all my memory and my computer is now slow as well as the fact i can not add any more programs. i have tried to delete both of these directories but keep getting the message that i do not have permission to delete. is there a way to delete these directories or is there a program i can use to delete them? i need my memory back

thank you

A:windows 7 re install created windows.old

What kind of computer?

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