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gedstar
gedstar
Posts: 521

Has anyone come across the above error message, there is no error codes just the message above, I've checked the Event Log and nothing is showing up there. Not sure is it's a hardware issue or Windows issue.
Windows XP with SP3 installed.
PC HP Compaq 6005 SFF
Running chkdsk now to see if there's any errors

Cheers

Ged

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Check in Device Manager.

Posted 1 year ago
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gedstar
gedstar
Posts: 521

Hi Lighthouse

No problems with Device Manage everything looks fine

Here's the log from the chkdsk

Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.
Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive.
Cleaning up 42 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 42 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 42 unused security descriptors.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
Free space verification is complete.

122471495 KB total disk space.
13490720 KB in 51995 files.
18460 KB in 5803 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
171935 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
108790380 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
30617873 total allocation units on disk.
27197595 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
60 ea 00 00 d2 e1 00 00 8d 48 01 00 00 00 00 00 `........H......
6f 00 00 00 03 00 00 00 f9 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 o...............
da 7f 2e 04 00 00 00 00 d2 46 af 14 00 00 00 00 .........F......
42 36 69 05 00 00 00 00 a0 18 b1 bd 00 00 00 00 B6i.............
1c c3 66 ae 01 00 00 00 4e 99 66 8c 02 00 00 00 ..f.....N.f.....
99 9e 36 00 00 00 00 00 b0 39 07 00 1b cb 00 00 ..6......9......
00 00 00 00 00 80 68 37 03 00 00 00 ab 16 00 00 ......h7........

Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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I would now defrag the drive.

Posted 1 year ago
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gedstar
gedstar
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Will do just running HP hard drive test first from the boot option

Posted 1 year ago
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gedstar
gedstar
Posts: 521

Found this and it seems to work for Windows XP, for anybody that comes across this problem.
Open up services.msc and disable EventLog service, Reboot, then go to c:\windows\System32\config
Find the following "Sysevent.evt, Appevent.evt, Secevent.evt" either rename or delete, they will be recreated.
Enable the EventLog service again, setting it to automatic, reboot and all should be fine.

Apparently there is corruption in these files that causes this issue.

Ged

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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I would never have thought that that could cause a problem. Just goes to show how much I know.

Posted 1 year ago
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gedstar
gedstar
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Me too, here's the link I found the info on

http://www.wickedlush.com/blog.....indows-xp/

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