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constant message "Disk E:/ is corrupt, run chkdsk on the drive to resolve issues"

Q: constant message "Disk E:/ is corrupt, run chkdsk on the drive to resolve issues"


I have Both Window XP (C:/) and Vista Premium (E:/) on my system.

Sometimes when I run vista i get a message say something like this: "Disk E:/ is corrupt, run chkdsk on the drive to resolve issues" After a reboot the chkdsk utily runs before it opens vista and fixes any issues, but i get the same problem a few days later.

Any Ideas?

A: constant message "Disk E:/ is corrupt, run chkdsk on the drive to resolve issues"

I'd be testing both the RAM and the hard drive. Vista is really good at stressing out a system and may show issues when XP was fine, as was the case with XP versus 98.

To test the memory I'd use:

Then find out what brand of hard drive you have, probably will show you in Device Manager, and use the manufacturer's diagnostics to test it.

Another cause could be the drivers for the motherboard. Have you installed any chipset drivers? What motherboard do you have?

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I have Vista installed on a partition of my drive which also has xp on it. When I am on vista a yellow triangle that says "Drive M: Is Corrupt Run Chkdsk On the drive to resolve issue" messege keeps coming on the bottom left of the task bar. After Restart It fixes the problem, but then I'll have the something come up a couple days later. Any ideas on this? Thx.

A:"Drive M: Is Corrupt Run Chkdsk On the drive to resolve issue"

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Hi guys,

Hope you can help, this has been driving me nuts for some time now.

Not quite sure what triggered this issue but I have recently been unable to access (play media or music, delete, modify ) any files on my internal SATA slave drive ( B:\ ). Everything seems to work ok on the internal primary drive ( C:\ ). Recent files are held on C:\ , then transferred to B:\ for archiving, back-up or when C:\ is running low on space.

Sometimes when trying to access a file or directory on the B:\ drive I get an I/O error, but even when this error does not appear, I still cannot play or view the mp3, avi or jpeg.

I read somewhere that perhaps the permissions or User Controls have been messed up. I disabled User Account Control in Vista and tried to modify permissions, as they were not the same as the directories permissions on the C:\ drive. It worked for most files, but some are still inaccessible, I get the I/O error.

I tried to run a chkdsk on B:\ and get the error "Chkdsk is not available for RAW drives"

But the drives are both listed as NTFS in the Disk Management System.

Any thoughts on how to get the disk working again, or recover the existing data ? As it stands I cannot even copy files to C:\ to try and recover them.

Hope I have provided enough information.


A:Getting "Chkdsk is not available for RAW drives" message on slave drive with Data ??

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Afternoon all.
Something strange happened yesterday, which i cannot figure out.

I have 3 disk drives, 2 150 gb drives and a 75 gb drive, and they all show up on the start > computer window. Until yesterday.

The 3rd (smaller) drive suddenly showed up as "corrupt or unreadable" and would not let me access it. as if that wasnt bad enough, my DVD drive then went and done exactly the same thing, for no reason whatsoever.

First things first then: The DVD drive. I went to google and found a technique where you go into HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and changed the registrys. This bit has been sorted.

Back to the 75 gb disk drive: it now wont show up on the start > computer window at all. Even on the F8 boot menu it wont show up. The only way it will show up is if I insert my Vista disc in, and then it will show up on the first screen or two of the installation process.

This has meant that the GetDataBack program cant even find the faulty drive in order to carry these unreadable files over to, say, hard disk no.2.
Only the Vista installation agknowledges it as being connected.

Assuming that the DVD drive bit should be quite straightforward at this point, it leaves me with just the problem of the disk drive.

How can I access these files, and drag them over to another drive with the view of reformatting the thing afterwards?

And will this happen again? is this 75 gb drive reliable enough?

Hope you can help. Thanks.

A:"corrupt or unreadable" disk drive

this post is no longer applicable. look below

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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

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?

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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.


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So earlier today, Windows told me it had an update to install. So, I shut down my computer like normal, then booted it back up. In the middle of booting, the black Check-disk screen came up (which is unusual), said something about the C:/ drive being NTFS and needing to scan it.

It then proceeded to delete numerous "corrupt/orphan" files, which was even more unusual. Sensing something wasn't right, I hit my reset button to stop it from deleting anymore files, and avoided the check-disk scan during the following bootup.

My instincts appear to have been correct, as numerous programs can no longer function. Firefox fails to start because its "side-by-side configuration is incorrect." Ifranview appears to have had its core program deleted, but left shortcuts. iTunes "was not installed correctly." Those are just a few examples, but there are more programs such as Adobe that appear to have had crucial files deleted/corrupted. Luckily Internet Explorer *shudder*, my pics/docs/vids/music, and a few other programs appear to be working for now. I tried reinstalling Firefox, but that appears to have done nothing.

I already plan on moving/backing up all of my pics/docs/vids/music and project files to an external hard drive before doing anything else, and I've run Avast! and Malwarebytes scans but found nothing...

So here's my question(s): What the heck happened? What caused this, and is there a way to fix it without wiping my entire hard drive, reins... Read more

A:ChkDsk on Startup, deleted "corrupt" files; Programs no longer work.

What happened, dont really know, but it sounds like an imminant hard drive failure. Good move to back up your stuff.
You should test your hard drive. Go to the website of the manufacturer of your drive, there will be a test.
You can try to remedy the software problem with a system restore. This will have no affect of a hard drive problem, however.
System Restore

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This problem is making me crazy:

I am trying to copy some files to a CD Disk, so that I can open them on a different computer. I have put a disk in the drive, highlighted the file, clicked on "send to", and I get the message: "Please insert a disk into Drive E (or F, whichever I happen to try it with)".

The drives won't recognize that there is a blank CD. If I put in an audio CD or a DVD, it recognizes it, and plays it fine. It's just the blank ones that are giving me a problem. I have tried several different brands of CD . . . same result . . . "Please insert a disk into drive".

Does ANYONE have a remedy for this problem, or a suggestion? Any help will be appreciated.

FYI : My computer is a Dell 8300, running Windows XP. My drives are an NEC CD-RW and a Samsung DVD-ROM.

A:Can't Copy to CD . . "No Disk In Drive" Message

Stupid question.
Are you putting the blank CD in the NEC device?

Open "my computer".
RIGHT click the NEC drive
Left click "properties"
Left click the "recording" tab.
Is the box "enable recording on this drive" checked?

When did the problem begin?
Can you associate the onset of the problem to the addition or removal of hardware or software, to include an update to Windows or your antivirus program? Have you run a registry cleaner recently? I am NOT suggesting that you run a reg cleaner.

Have you EVER been able to burn files on this computer, using this NEC drive.

Basically, to be successful, you need the correct combination of burner / device, optical disk, software.
Are you using CD - R disks? Which brand & model?

Which optical disk are you using?

Which disk burning software is on your computer? Which disk burning software has EVER been installed on your computer?

How to troubleshoot CD playing problems.
I realize that your problem is burning, but many of the concepts are the same.


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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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I have a customized Asus M4A875-M system with:

- Phenom quad core 9750 CPU @ 2.4GHz
- 16GB RAM
- BluRay & DVD R/W optical drives (2)
- 500W Antec power supply
- 4 disks:
= drive 0 - Vertex2 80GB SSD 2.5"
= drive 1 - Toshiba 680GB 2.5"
= drive 2 - White Label 1TB 3.5"
= drive 3 - Seagate 1TB ST31000528AS (just upgraded drive firmware to CC49 from CC45)
= Windows 7 Ultimate
= OpenSUSE tumbleweed linux
= Linux Mint 17.2
= Windows 10
= Windows 7 Home Premium
= OpenSUSE v12.2

My boot loader is grub2 with a nice custom boot menu using this background image.

The issue is the Seagate drive is listed as an "unknown device" under Windows 7 Ultimate OS (along with 3 other volumes) despite the fact it works OK when I boot Windows 7 Home Premium. Haven't gotten Windows 10 to boot yet, so don't know about that, but its just fine under all of the Linux OSs too.

I have all of these backed up using Macrium on a 3TB external USB also.

All of the UUIDs for each disk and partition (volume) are unique as reported by gparted under Linux. Having an issue with Windows 10, but I'm saving that for a separate thread.

The Seagate was showing up OK before the FW and RAM update. I may have confused the Win 7 Ultimate OS when I had to remove the CMOS battery to reset mobo, and I forget to switch the SATA ports to AHCI mode. Win 7 Ult. booted up, but many volumes weren't recognized. When I discovered and fixed the move 4 items shown as "unkno... Read more

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Hello, TSG!

Just yesterday I was using the computer normally until I got a Blue Screen. Getting a blue screen is usually something normal that occurs to my every so often, so I didn't mind it and rebooted the computer normally. However, I got two more blue screens within the next hour. The 3rd time rebooting, my computer starts to act strange as if it had a virus. Upon powering up the monitor would just display a black screen with two lines about something --- which I don't remember, sorry --- and stayed like that unless I plugged out the power cord or held on the power button to shut down. Then when after a few tries it boots and displays a message "Floppy Disk Failure" and "Drive 1 not found: Serial ATA, SATA-1" (and the same message for Drives 2 and 3) show up. Also it asks me to continue loading by pressing the F1 Key.

When Windows loads the first time, it displays a message saying a bunch of hardware has just been installed and ready for use. Also, my internal clock resetted itself back to Monday, November 07, 2005 (Which, if I recall, is the date when I got the computer) and my speakers do not work.

TL;DR Version
3 blue screens within a short time
Floppy disk fail
Drivers 1-3 not found: Serial ATA, SATA-1-3

Anyway, I browsed through Google but I haven't seen anyone with both problems. I disabled my Floppy Disk Drive and that message doesn't show up anymore, but the others do and my computer still isn't fixed. I ran a vir... Read more

A:Solved: "Floppy Disk Failure" and "Drive 1 not found" problem

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I have four external drives (FAT32) and opened Partition Magic a couple of days ago. It said one drive was "BAD". MS Disk Administrator says drive is "Healthy".

I am able to access this drive through Windows Explorer and do anything I want with the data. This appears to be a false reading by Partition Magic but I am not completely convinced of this because it has been such a good program for many years.

Do you think I have a failing drive?

A:Partition Magic says drive "BAD". Disk Administrator says "Healthy"

I wouldn't trust either program. Find out the manufacturer of the hard drive and download their hard drive diagnostics. The manufacturer's own tests should give you a much better idea if its in good shape or not.

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My hard drive not showing in "my computer" or "Disk Management" but is showing under device manager. I got the hard drive from a friend and his dad had put a Password encryption on it. Any Ideas?

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When I run 'CHKdsk' the following appears: "Warning! f parameter not secified. Running CHKdsk in read-only mode." Please interpret this message for me. If I should set an "f parameter," how do I do it and what value should I use?

I am running XP Pro. I have never been told there is a poroblem with the disk.

Thanks for any help. {redoak}

A:Solved: CHKdsk "Warning" message

Check this out. CHKDSK

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The system is hanging and slow as if you're running 15 processes at once, and there's a message and some stuff telling me to scan my machine and dropping me to a website advertising a scanner.

"Windows Security Alert
Windows has detected an Internet attack attempt... Somebody's trying to infect your PC with spyware or harmful viruses. Run full system scan now to protect your PC from Internet attacks, hijacking attempts and spyware! Click here to download spyware remover for total protection."

"Microsoft Internet Explorer
SecurePCCleaner may find dangerous traces that need to be cleaned. Don't let your privacy and reputation to be ruined by them. Making your private information public can cause problems with your boss, family or friends. Click 'Ok' to start SecurePCCleaner scanner to remove compromising traces and setup controls to protect your privacy by cleaning or removing dangerous information."

There's a process that's created a "red X' icon in the system tray that is giving notification of viruses and trying to advertise a scanner too.

Please, any assistance to get rid of these would be greatly appreciated

Deckard's System Scanner v20070905.67
Run by Ryan on 2007-09-24 21:16:38
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
97: 2007-09-25... Read more

A:Constant lagging. Fake "Windows Security Alert" message

Hello and Welcome. Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.


You don't seems to have an active Anti-Virus program. Why is that?

Connecting to the Internet without antivirus protection is a "Welcome" doormat for malware. It can take as little as eight seconds to infect an unprotected computer.

We will address that after we regain some control of your machine.


Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri) to your Desktop. We'll use this later.

Download combofix.exe to your desktop.
Double click on combofix.exe & follow the pro... Read more

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I am constantly receiving the "Windows Explorer has Stopped Working", when using explorer.

After looking on the Microsoft Support, I ran System File Checker (CFS) but although CFS has reported it found corrupt files it was unable to fix some of them. I am also denied access to the report log so cannot find more information on these corrupt files. I'm currently running a full virus and malware scan but I'm not overly optimistic that this will sort the issue.

Could you please tell me how to sort this issue? The errors are making explorer unusable!


A:"Explorer has Stopped Working" - constant error message

Next time you want to open the CBS.log, copy it to another folder (example desktop) away from C:\Windows. Then it will open - with Notepad.

Found the corrupt files? You can use this tutorial below to extract the corrupt ones and fix the issue.

Extract Files from Windows 7 Installation DVD
Not that tech savvy or don't want to deal with it and get a quick fix? Follow this tutorial below:

Repair Install

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Hi, I've been getting constant annoying antispyware popups and a message saying "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and must close" about every 15 seconds, literally. Any help with my problem would be greatly appreciated. Here is my HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:37:48 PM, on 2/16/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TME3\Tmesrv31.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Accessibility\FnKeyHook.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\E-KEY\CeEKey.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TME3\TMERzCtl.EXE
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A:annoying antispyware popups and constant "windows explorer must close" message

Hi, welcome to TSF!

You have a password stealer rootkit in your system.

You are strongly advised to do the following immediately:

1. Disconnect infected computer from the internet and from any networked computers until the computer can be cleaned.

2. Call all of your banks, credit card companies, financial institutions and inform them that you may be a victim of identity theft and to put a watch on your accounts or change all your account numbers.

3. From a clean computer, change *all* your online passwords -- for ISP login, email, for banks, financial accounts, PayPal, eBay, online companies, any online forums or groups you belong to.

Do NOT change passwords or do any transactions while using the infected computer because the attacker will get the new passords and transaction information.

Download haxfix.exe and save it to your desktop.
Double click on haxfix.exe to run it.
A red "dos window" (dos box) will open with this options:1. Make logfile
E. Exit Haxfix
Select option 1. Make logfile by typing 1 and then pressing Enter.
Haxfix will start scanning the computer. When it is finished a logfile will open: haxlog.txt
Copy the contents of that logfile and paste it into this thread.

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Ok, I built a PC a month ago and everything seemed find no problems of any sort. The other night I defragmented my hard drive and shut it down and turned it on today to a memory test and the message "Disk Boot Failure, Insert system Disk and press enter"

The computer has access to the XP pro w/ sp2 disk only as a boot device but it will not recognize it now.

I have set Cd-rom as 1st for boot sequence then hard drive I have no floppy drive and the bios has been configured to know that.

I am not sure if this means anything but in the bios the IDE Channel 0 Master says none and when I try to turn on auto detection it wont detect a hard drive.

The HDD is fully connected and has not been touched since I installed it a month ago.

I have this awful feeling that I fried the HDD when I defragmented it last night.

Any help would be very much appreciated. But please be simple this is my first build and my knowledge at this sort of thing is very very sketchy at best.

A:Error message "Disk Boot Failure, Insert system Disk and press enter" on first build

The first thing to do would be to get a new data cable for the herd drive and see if that fixes it, they are nice and cheap nowadays.

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I have a Olympus SP510UZ 7.1 MP Camera. Somehow, someone dropped it or bumped it into something. The memory card door is cracked and every time I turn it on, it shows a "Card Door Open" message, even when the door is actually closed.

Is this something that can be fixed or is it permanently useless?


A:Constant "Card Door Open" Message

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Hi all - I keep getting this message

"Low Disc Space" . When I click on the message it is
"D" drive, and the only thing in it is "the Recycle Bin" with 0 bytes in it!!

Can anyone tell me why I am suddenly getting this message? I am confounded

Thank you in advance. lennon

A:[SOLVED] "Low Disc Space" constant message!! Help -

Can someone please help me???

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Hello. I am very excited to start using the first computer I have ever built, and I have gotten to the BIOS setting, so I was hopeful. However, after checking that the system booted from the CD/DVD drive and then to the hard drive, I received the error message "Bootmgr image is corrupt. System can not boot."

I am installing Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit on a new build. I have 8GB of RAM, an msi A88X-G43 motherboard, a gtx 750 ti graphics card, an amd x4 750k processor, and a Western Digital 1TB hdd.

This is my first time building a computer, but I did research other help threads about the same message. While most other threads relied on using windows startup recovery, I can't do that because I don't have an operating system installed yet. Other threads pointed toward having to format your hdd beforehand, but I only put it in the case as is. Could that have something to do with it?

Thank you very much for helping someone who is new to this.

A:"Bootmgr image is corrupt. System can not boot." message on new build

You need to make sure you have a working Win7 install disc (check on another PC to ensure its not corrupt in some way)

You need to ensure your CD drive actually works and is plugged in correctly ie sata data and power cables tightly secured

Ensure BIOS boots to CD/DVD drive first

If all the above are set correctly and in good working order, you should be able to boot from CD and start your install. I'm assuming you didn't save your BIOS settings correctly or your install disc is bad.

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Burned jpg's to CD, but when I viewed them using ACDSee, the bottom half of most of the pictures are black - with a message that the data stream is corrupt.

I recall seeing that some of them were like this before I burned them to the CD, but many more of them are now affected.

Would it be better to save them in a different format? Could it be because they were put through DCEnhancer before being saved, or because I edited them through ACDSee?

This is a real pain as half of my pictures are useless.

Thanks for any thoughts on this.


A:Fujicam - "Data Stream Corrupt" Error Message

Just bumping this query - Has any one any ideas, please.



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hello everyone. I have an HP zv6000 laptop that's probably 4-5 years old. I attempted to use it today and I got that message stating the OS cannot be found or is corrupt. I last used it the other day just to pay some bills and nothing else. I removed the HD and put it back in. I've tried to open safe mode with nothing more than just the HP screen coming up then that message. Anyone else have ideas? I've got a ridiculous amount of information on there and I'm pretty much fearing I've lost it all....

A:Message saying "windows operating system cannot be found or is corrupt."

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Running Windows 10, I've been trying to download/install Message Analyzer ( and both versions available (64bit and 32bit)
report that their signature is corrupt or invalid. Other downloads have been working fine.

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I checked the forums and could not find my specific issue.

The other day, I successfully installed Windows 7 Ultimate (full version, clean install) on my primary "C" partition and everything worked. Now, I believe I have a corrupt OS. When I attempt to boot normally, I receive an "Error loading operating sytem" message. The Windows 7 installation CD is detected, and begins booting, but following the "loading Windows" screen no options are displayed.

Here is what I did to cause this issue:

-I had an old external drive not compatible with W7, so I decided to try and install XP onto a secondary partition.

-In order to create this partition during the installation, I deleted my "E" partition which I had previously locked with BitLocker. I left my "C" partition (System Rese) and "D" partition (with Windows 7) in tact.

-I began installing Windows XP. Upon reboot, I received my first "Operating SYstem Not Deteced" error.

-I tried booting from my WIndows 7 CD to see what was going on, but following the boot from the CD, the installation program stpped running before any options were displayed. This occured after the "Starting windows" message was displayed.

-I tried booting from the Windows XP install CD. This CD boot properly. I deleted the partition I had attempted to install XP on.

-I tried booting normally, and "Operating SYstem Not Deteced"

-I tried booting from the W... Read more

A:Corrupt W7 Installation - "Error Loading OS" message

You can not install any version of Windows to an external device or drive.

To fix: Detach external drive from system. Boot to Windows 7 DVD and run startup repair.

Startup Repair

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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.


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

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Hello I am in a bit of jiffy here.

Today when I tried to start up my computer everything started out well, Bios started, checked to see what I have plugged in for CD and Hard-drive(so just normal stuff), but when It started up windows it automatically took me Startup Repair. This was unusual though as this has happened before I though it would run it's course and start up after not actually detecting any problems.

I checked back after 3 hours later to see it still trying to "Attempting Repairs"

So i restarted the computer and when the repair started again I clicked cancel and went into a few more options (open command, start from a different point in time, Windows memory Diagnostics, etc.) and ran the Windows memory diagnostics tool. After a few minutes it was done but didn't give me any information.

Computer restarted so I cancelled the scan again. This time I went to diagnostic and repair details. Every test says the same thing completed successfully. Error code = 0x0, and t the end it comes up with this Root cause found: System volume on disk is corrupt.

After It told me the root cause I did what most people do and went to see if I could find a fix
Trying sfc /scannow came up with "There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart Windows and run sfc again.
trying chkdsk c: /f /r gave me a different error "Failed to transfer local logged messages to the event log status 50."

It also states "Wi... Read more

A:Root Cause Found "System volume on disk is corrupt"

Hi, and welcome to the forums.

Well, before anything else, you might boot your repair disk and copy/backup all your files to an external drive.

There are several posts in the forums that sound similar to yours, searching for "corrupt windows system". If you rebooted, not waiting for it to complete the repair process, I would restart that and give it all night as windows is not the speediest at checking obvious stuff (Repair Install).

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I have a toshiba with a windows 7 64bit, and it's been acting really slow recently and freezing up on me so I thought there might be viruses that I needed to get rid of, so I restarted my computer so I could go in safe mode with networking to check if there really were. When I restarted my computer I momentarily forgot to press the f8 key and the windows starting screen with the logo showed up. Without thinking I turned off my computer since I didn't want to restart again (it took forever for the computer to do). Once I turned the laptop on again I ended up going to system repair. For some reason this did nothing to my computer. I left it on for hours and hours until I finally decided I wasn't going to get any results. I once again restarted the laptop but this time when I went to system repair I cancelled it and when into more options and tried doing a system restore which also didn't work and said a bunch of my files couldn't be read. When I looked back at the system repair log it said "system volume on disk is corrupt." I googled it trying to find something to help me, and every place said to run sfc scan, which I did on command prompt, which always gave me the reply "there's a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete" and since my computer can't reboot properly no matter what this is what it'll say. Is there some way to run this scan or another way to fix my computer without having to lose all my data? I have some really important files ... Read more

A:"system volume on disk is corrupt" and sfc scan not working

I suggest first before doing anymore repairs you need to make a backup of all your important data so as not to lose it.

A linux live cd choosing to run off the cd not install go to the windows installation and backup all your data to an ext hdd.

Then using startup repair option at F8 option choose choose the windows installation by highlightlng and choose next go to cmd prompt and type: chkdsk /r press enter

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When I installed Windows 7 Pro x64 today, I did a custom install but I didn't format my drive beforehand. After it restarted the first time, it came up to a screen that said this:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing
or corrupt:
< Windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe.
Please re-install a copy of the above file
After several failed attempts my Dad somhow got it to install properly, and it worked fine until I needed to reinstall updates. When it restarted again, the same screen came up. I put in the Windows 7 DVD and restarted, this time it booted without any problems. My boot is setup as "Boot from CD/DVD Drive" first, and "Boot from HDD" second. But when it said "Press any key to boot CD/DVD" I didn't press anything, and it just moved on normally.
I ran the startup repair but it did not find any problems.
So can somone tell me how to fix this?

A:"ntoskrnl.exe is missing or corrupt"appears unless disk is inserted

Is it the problem now?

Quote: Originally Posted by bomberswarm2

My boot is setup as "Boot from CD/DVD Drive" first, and "Boot from HDD" second. But when it said "Press any key to boot CD/DVD" I didn't press anything, and it just moved on normally.
I ran the startup repair but it did not find any problems.
So can somone tell me how to fix this?

It is not anything abnormal. If the Optical Disc Drive is set to be the first boot device, then every startup will try to boot from it. If there is no bootable disc in that ODD, it will not show the "Press any key to boot CD/DVD" notification, and will automatically search for the second boot device, which is the HDD.

Remove the windows disc from the ODD tray, and try startup your computer. Let us know the results. Is it still saying ntoskrnl.exe is missing there?

Also, let us know the source of the windows disc. It may be a corrupted one itself.

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Not sure if this is the right forum for this, so feel free to move.

I don't remember when this started, but I am having a lot of trouble with DNS taking a long time to resolve both at home and at one other location (my client's office). Both are wired ethernet connections through a router. It is ruining my productivity as I have to have a lot of tabs open and visit a lot of sites throughout the day for work. It is slow across all websites and all browsers. I can see Chrome reporting that it is looking up parts of the page, waiting for various domains to respond, then "resolving DNS". Page load times can be ridiculously slow, if not painful (especially at my client's office).

Anecdotally, it seems to get progressively worse the more time I spend on the machine during the course of the work day or post rebooting the machine. Other times, it's reasonably ok. It is not present on every network I access. For example working on wifi at a location other than home or my client's office.

The only fix I have tried that seems to have made any difference is to assign myself a static IP address at home. This is obviously impractical as a permanent solution and the impact is slight at best.

Below is a list of everything I've tried to solve it (probably not in order), followed by a list of things I have not tried. I have also attached tracert results using
Ran full virus and malware scans - all cleanUnchecked IPv6Using Google DNS on IPV4Unchecked auto detect prox... Read more

A:Constant "Resolving DNS" issues - all browsers, all sites

I'm having the same issue and it's driving me nuts! I've also tried everything you did and still no luck. I also assigned myself a fixed IP but it did not helped.

Are you still having the same issue? My only hope left now is Windows 10...

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Hey guys.

Basically my pc restarted by itself out of the blue and gave me a "No system Disk, insert system disk then press enter" message at POST screen.

This is a brand new HDD, but anyway I manually restarted like 10 times before it booted up properly. But Checkdisk stated just before the login screen so I let it run, but It froze at "51%". So I had to manually restart again. Now I cancel the checkdisk every time but when I switch my pc and want to use it again later, checkdisk always appears before the login screen and im scared to let it run coz It might freeze again!

And I ran a HD tune error scan and that also froze my pc.

Any help plz?

A:Constant "Check Disk" at startup; Need help

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I have added a SATA drive to my Vista machine that was once loaded with Win XP, the Device Manager does pick it up as well as Disk Management, but under Disk Management it states the drive is "Unknown" and "unreadable" I also do not have any options once I right click on the "Unallocated" area.

I just want this disk formatted and used as extra storage, I did load the Vista DVD and tried to load it on this disk but I got an error as well.

This drive works fine if I put it back in the machine it came from.

A:"Unknown" and "Unreadable" disk drive

Check BIOS settings for RAID and SATA. It may need to be tweaked.

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I have added a SATA drive to my Vista machine that was once loaded with Win XP, the Device Manager does pick it up as well as Disk Management, but under Disk Management it states the drive is "Unknown" and "unreadable" I also do not have any options once I right click on the "Unallocated" area.

I just want this disk formatted and used as extra storage, I did load the Vista DVD and tried to load it on this disk but I got an error as well.

A:"Unknown" and "Unreadable" disk drive

Download and run the disk manufacturer's utility to partition and format this drive. That should find the drive and do the job for you.

You didn't say what brand of drive it was, so I can't point you to the utility, but you can find it with a search of the manufacturer.

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"Cannot lock current drive" ...and therefore I must schedule scan on reboot.

So how do I lock current drive to go ahead with scan without rebooting first?

A:"Cannot lock current drive" (to do chkdsk scan in cmdprompt).

Quote: Originally Posted by pappi

"Cannot lock current drive" ...and therefore I must schedule scan on reboot.

So how do I lock current drive to go ahead with scan without rebooting first?

What is drive letter of current drive? What's on it?

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This is my first post on the forum.

I'm having a very difficult time accessing my WD 1 TB Mypassport external drive. PLEASE HELP WITH DATA RECOVERY

I connected the drive using USB. Windows assigns it a drive letter but does NOT display the volume name. Neither does it displays the "free space and space used" information. When I try to click the drive for browsing folders, Windows Explorer just hangs.

I tried opening DiskManagement but that too does NOT display anything. When I disconnect the external drive, it shows up the internal HDD.

Under Device Manager, I can see that the drive is recognized as WD My Passport 0748 USB Device. Checked the drivers and its up-to-date.

I also tried to run minitools Partition Magic Wizard to see if it scans and displays the data but after 50% completion, I cancelled and tried to browse/view for any file. NO LUCK.

Finally, I started CHKDSK /R /F /X command, which has been running for 27 hours now and showing 10% complete. CHKDSK seems to be correcting error in indexes on stage 2 but that has been going on for over 20 hours. I see the light on the drive blinking and hear some light spinning sound.

While CHKDSK is running, I check the Event Logs and see this message "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\DR4." almost 50,000 times.

Can someone please help me recover/salvage the data? I have been thinking about using few other tools but don't want to interrupt CHKDSK comman... Read more

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Here is the log from Chkdsk. Would someone be kind enough to read it and let me know your thoughts? I had problems with my touchpad and cursor behaving erratically on my Dell Inspiron 1440 laptop and it was suggested that I run Chkdsk to see if it's a hard drive failing. I put a piece of screen saver over the touchpad to see if that would help and changed the settings to default. It helped somewhat, but I bought a mouse and that seems to be working fine. Just have to get used to using it. In the meantime, I'm worried about the hard drive now and whether I need to replace it. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I'm new to this forum.

Checking file system on C: The type of the file system is NTFS. Volume label is OS. A disk check has been scheduled. Windows will now check the disk. CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)... 354304 file records processed. File verification completed. 1533 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed. 4 EA records processed. 45 reparse records processed. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)... 432480 index entries processed. Index verification completed. 0 unindexed files scanned. 0 unindexed files recovered. CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)... 354304 file SDs/SIDs processed. Cleaning up 28 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9. Cleaning up 28 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9. Cleaning up 28 unused security descriptors. Security descriptor verification c... Read more

A:Chkdsk says "bad sectors". Do I need to replace my hard drive?

Looks to me like a couple of bad sectors were found and replaced.

I'd look at the SMART details on the drive periodically and keep an eye on the "reallocated sectors count". If that starts to rise significantly, I'd probably replace the drive, but otherwise I'd probably keep using it.

You should of course have the data backed up regardless.

You can track the SMART details with the drive manufacturer's downloadable disk analysis tool.

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Upon starting my laptop today (my old computer died, and I bought a new laptop), I went to go somewhere for 20 minutes. When I came back, I found that my computer was not functioning properly; it was running a MS-DOS-esque program that was apparently scanning my files. In a few minutes, it was back to normal... or so I thought. I found that I received a stop error when I entered my account after the computer restarted. I rebooted my system and the computer ran Chkdisk, which concluded that the "system volume on disk is corrupt". All scans were successful, and I believed that the problem had been remedied. I was wrong; my system was still dysfunctional. I then ran Windows in Safe Mode, which is where I am right now.

How would I go about solving this problem and bringing my computer back to where it was before? Also, is there a possible way to reformat my hard drive without using an operating system installation CD?

A:"System volume on disk is corrupt"

Hi, while in safe mode open a command prompt and at the prompt type chkdsk /r press enter you will receive a message about the volume being in use and to schedule chkdsk to run at next boot select "Y" and type exit press enter. Reboot and let the full chkdsk run. This will repair and is at this stage the best option, post back to let us know how you get on.

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Ok first off I want to say I've searched and searched and searched to no avail in trying to find a solution to this I've come to the conclusion it's software and not hardware based. Let me start from the top.

I've had an older computer (HP Pavilion a408x) out of commission for a while due to a 'sploded psu. I finally get around to ordering one, install it and everything is good. I bring it back to my office and hook it up to the internet and as expected there's updates. So I up date it and after the updates are installed the computer restarts automatically (weird yes) and as it's coming back on it detects errors and runs CHKDSK. So I let it run and it gets to part 2 of 3. At this point in time my partner is really needing to print sometime and all computers print through this computer. So after about 45 minutes CHKDSK is still on part 2 at only 15%. So I'm like "screw it" and manually shut down and restart. It's at this point I get a "primary master hard disk failure" at the boot screen. Letting start up continue I get a "Stop : c000021 unknown hard error \systemroot \system 32 \ntdll.dll" At this point I realize something is delectably wrong.

Found this thread, which didn't help much. At some point the c000021 error stops and I start getting "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter" and I found this thread, which didn't help much either. I have also been searching other sites as well.

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A:Hard Drive not found "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter"

Anything would be super helpful, even if it's bad news. I just need to know if I can get this remedied or not.

Another thing I noticed is that the HDD activity light on the front of the computer does not blink or show any activity.


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I just built this new computer (everything new) but when I start it up it gives me this message, and I cannot open my disc (probably not recognised?). Please help resolve this.
Btw. no operation system installed or so.

my computer:
CPU: intel i7 920
Motherboard: gigabyte GA-ex58-ud5
Sata-II hdd
+ cd writer is SATA as well

Could it be that I need to update my bios somehow? I highly doubt it's the hardware as it's all new

A:"disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter" But CD-drive won't open

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I've scanned my laptop with SFC four times in this past week, and each scan ended with the same failure to repair specific files. I'm uncertain how to proceed with these corrupted files.

I followed the instructions in the SFC /SCANNOW tutorial; I installed the System Update Readiness Tool (CheckSUR in attachments) after running SFC three times and it managed to find and fix some sort of error. However, the results seem to be the same in the new SFC scan logs.

I also tried obtaining a .iso of Windows 7 home premium from Microsoft's website (Access Denied) to run a repair install, but it will not accept my product key due to it being a pre-installation provided by Samsung.

I do not have a Windows 7 installation disc so I cannot manually replace them like the tutorial suggests.
Also, I don't know if this is relevant or not, but I ran the WindowsUpdateDiagnostic.diagcab troubleshooter several times as well (dism.txt is in attachments). Every single time it says that two problems were found:
1. Problems installing recent updates (Not fixed)
2. Service registration is missing or corrupt (Fixed)

Additionally, I've recently noticed that my free hard drive space has been decreasing rapidly. In the past two days, it has decreased by 2 or 3 GB, despite not downloading or installing anything. Is this related to my current problem with the corrupted files or something else? I don't know how to find what's eating up my storage space.

Any advice is appreciated,


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I have an hdd which normally runs in a USB case.

I fell foul of switching off before using the "Safe to remove" feature and the drive became Not accessible.

I have removed it and installed it in my main computer as a slave. it is recognised in my computer and in disc managementī

The error message is "The disc structure is corrupted and unreadable"

Disc management shows a healthy disc but without the NTFS file structure.

How can I run dskchk and attempt to recover? as I cannot access from either Start-run or from command prompt

A:how to run chkdsk on a "not accessible drive"

Chkdsk will not recover that drive. You need partition recovery, or file recovery and then repartition and reformat the drive.

Testdisk Documentation
Testdisk Download
Testdisk Boot Disk
Partition Find & Mount
Free DTIData NTFS Partition Repair Tool
Diskinternals Partition Recovery (Demo)
Active@ Partition Recovery
Bootmaster Partition Recovery
ZAR Partition Recovery
DIY DataRecovery DiskPatch
Partition Table Doctor
Sometimes you can recover files even when the partition structure is damaged.

Free recovery applications:
Smart Data Recovery
Recover Files
Free Undelete (NTFS only)
Softperfect File Recovery
ADRC Data Recovery Tools
Undelete Plus
Data Recovery
PCI File Recovery
Ultimate Data Recovery
Disk Investigator
O&O Disk Recovery
Paragon Mount Everything (Mounts any file system, CD/DVD burning, File Manager, Partitioner)
GetDataBack (For FAT or NTFS)
Ontrack EasyRecovery Pro
File Scavenger
Recover My Files
RecoverPlus Pro
Zero Assumption Recovery
Active@ File Recovery
Final Recovery
Recover4All Professional
Easeus Data Recovery Wizard
NTFS Recovery

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I'm getting a lot of "Check Disk for Errors" and "this hard drive needs to be formatted before it can be used" error messages when plugging my external usb hard drives into my home pc which uses windows 7. I don't get any of these messages when I plug the same hard drives in at any of a number of pcs at work which use windows xp. Any ideas on why this is happening only with windows 7? I'm also getting a lot of disconnects and reconnects on these devices but again only on windows 7.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give...


A:"Check Disk for Errors" & "hard drive needs to be formatted" errors


I would do the ck disk. If you still get the notices, I would be concerned about HD failure. Take the HD diagnosis.

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My laptop's system got corrupted.

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: /window/system (something like this)"

Solution I have used:
I got my laptop's hard drive and bought a Hard Drive Enclosure. I connected it to my desktop and found the files.

Next Problem:
The files i found seen to be fragment files in the form of (name).chk. The .chk files can have their extension be change. But this method willl take a long time. There are some programs out there that check what extensions this guys have - like filechk and unchk3.

But i want to recover my files properly. So i want to fix my system, is it possible that i can fix my slave drive's system?

(I already did saw a tutorial saying I shud make my hidden files into unhidden. I'm supposed to find the 'windows>system32>windows and replace it, but I failed because I couldn't find that folder.)

A:Slave Drive - "Windows could not start because the following file is missing/corrupt"

I'd like to know exactly what the error message you're seeing is.

From what I can tell, I doubt the .chk files are related, because .chk files have to do with the CHKDSK utility. When you run CHKDSK and it cleans the disk, it rewrites the damaged files with a .chk extension.

A lot of the time, when you have a "file is missing or corrupt" error, you can copy that file from a working PC onto a removable media like a flash drive or external hard drive. Then you can copy the file from the external to it's proper location on your PC. Also try opening a command prompt and typing the following command:

sfc /scannow

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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!


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:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ash... Read more

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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


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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I've been having this problem for a few days now. Every time I start up I get this error message Windows - no disk Exception Processing Message c0000013 Parameters 75b6bf9c 4 75b6bf9. Also when I open up task manager the window looks funny i.e. all the tabs disappear and I cannot close it. This thing seems to be slowing down my system.

Please advise. Thanks!


A:Solved: "Windows - No Disk" error message [moved from XP; further malware help may be

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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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Hi there!
First of all thanks for the great toturial and the forum.

I tried to do the in-place upgrade from Windows 10 (build 1607) in order to "repair" my system (there are some quirks I want to get rid off) using a freshly created USB (as per description), but it fails with the message "make sure that there is enough disk space available in your PC" (rough translation from german; see attached screenshot) without any further information.

It then automatically cycles back to the question on how to install (i.e. with keeping data and apps or without) and then back into the above mentioned error message.

This is what I already tried or made sure of prerequisites needed:
I have made sure that there is definitely enough disk space available.My C: partition (where windows resides on) is 106 GB large and has currently over 58 GB of free space available.The system partition that is supposed to be 350 MB is still 350 MB (I read something about this potentially being reduced to 100 MB by other tools ...).I have deinstalled the Kaspersky anti virus tool (reinstalled it now after several tries with no success).I have disabled (i.e. fully decrypted) the disk encryption bitlocker on all disks.

My partitions (as seen from "Mini Tool Partition Wizard" and "Disk Manager"):
Do you have any ideas on what else could be wrong?
What intrigues me most is the fact that there is no further information in the error message on what or where is missing... Read more

A:In-Place Upgrade fails with message "not enough disk space"

Hi, Mark and welcome to Ten Forums.
Have you tried to mount the ISO in File Explore, instead if using an USB stick?
I just download the current ISO here: Windows 10 ISO , mount it in File Explorer and run the setup.exe.

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Been receiving the following error all the time. I am using Windows XP Home SP3. "Windows - No Disk 'Exception Processing Message c0000013Parameters 75b6bf7c 4 75b6bf7c 75b6bf7c'"

I have viewed multiple forum histories and there seem to as many "fixes" as google ads.

I trust this group most. Any ideas how to get rid of this problem?

Thank you!

A:Windows - No Disk "Exception processing message c0000013"

Try this:

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I installed a hard drive into my pc to access stored movies. The drive appears in explorer but when trying to open drive I get the message please insert disk media into storage device. Any tricks on how to get to the files.

A:Can't access harddrive "insert disk message appears"

wostone said:

I installed a hard drive into my pc to access stored movies. The drive appears in explorer but when trying to open drive I get the message please insert disk media into storage device. Any tricks on how to get to the files.
ThanksClick to expand...

You might have auto-run worm on the system. Does it appear on C also? When last you scan your system for malware/spyware/adware/worms/viruses/trojans?

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I'm a computer lab assistant at Missouri State, and I always work on one of the two computers behind the desk. Both of the lab assistant computers have the same problem, but none of the others in the lab do.

I am on a computer running Windows XP Professional Version 2002 with SP3 installed. I only get the "no disk" Error Processing message when I start Firefox. Any suggestions?

(note: I have also attached a copy of this error message, if it will help)

A:"no disk" Error Processing Message upon starting Firefox

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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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Hey guys.

So this morning I went to turn on the computer, everything booted up normal, but one of my drives (My external drive) is being read as having some bad sectors. Windows explorer won't open the drive, and asks to reformat it, losing over 800GB of data in the process.

I'd REALLY rather this not happen. I downloaded the demo of GetDataBack for NTFS file systems. It read the drive, and not only can it see the files, it can access them and read them no problem. As far as I can tell, everything is there, yet Windows reads it as corrupt.

I've tried this on two machines with the same result, both running Win7.

Is there any hope for it, or do I have to copy the files with GetDataBack, and reformat the drive?

A:Hard Drive "Corrupt" but files still work


If you can use GetDataBack to copy your files off this drive, I would do that straight away.

There is a chance we can restore the disk, but right now we have no idea if it is about to fail - be safe first, get your data off it before we try anything else.

Once you have done that, post back here and we will see what we can do about that drive.


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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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I recently burned a couple of CDS (filled with videos and mp3s) and MADE SURE that they worked properly and were burned correctly BEFORE I deleted the videos and mp3s from my computer. Well, I burned about 5 cds. I was checking over some of the CDs and 2 of the burned CDs dont want to work. I get the following error:

"Windows cannot read from this disk. The disk might be corrupted, or it could be using a format that is not compatible with Windows"
Why am I gettin this? Im POSITIVE that the disk was burned correctly but now all of a sudden Im gettin this error. I got Windows XP SP2, Gateway Computer.

A:Error Message: "Windows Cannot Read From This Disk."

Are they in perfect condition?

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I'm trying to install Windows 7 64bit to HP dc7800 Ultra slim desktop PC from USB flash drive (since PC hasn't got CD/DVD drive). At the partition selection step I get message "Windows cannot copy files to this disk".
I've already googled a lot and read this forum topics, but still can't overcome this issue.

I've tried the following:
format HDD and create partition table with DISKPART via win7 disk command promt,
format HDD and create partition table with GParted (creating to primary patition: ~50 GB NTFS '"WIN7" and ~100 GB NTFS "DATA",
wipe all data from HDD writing random data,
create bootable USB flash with different tools (Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool, Novicorp WinToFlash),
memtest86+ both operating memory modules (2 x 2GB) for 6 passes,
leave only one module connected to motherboard (with each),
reset CMOS setting in 3 ways (via BIOS, removing power cable and CMOS battery, pushing CLR_CMOS button on motherboard),
set HDD as the first boot device
but nothing helped.

I've searched in BIOS for different HDD emulation modes (AHCI, IDE), but the only present setting present:
Storage -> Device Configuration -> Hard Disk (SATA0):
Emulation type: Hard Disk, None,
Multisector Transfers: 8, 16, Disabled,
Translation Mode: Off, Automatic, Bit Shift, LBA Assisted, User.

What can I do? Your help is appreciated.

Tried removing USB flash key and refresh the partition list in partition selection menu. Didn't help.
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A:Yet another "Windows cannot copy files to this disk" message

Work through these steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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After formatting I keep getting error message "Invalid system disk
Replace the disk, and then press any key"

I use this drive for an old PC that was running Xubuntu but now want to reinstall Win 7 after I went complete Linux on my main machine. I know it works. Every article online says the drive is either dead, infected, or whatever. I'm also booting from a flash drive, another thing I read is it's trying to boot from CD instead of USB and change boot order to fix, obviously that's what I'm already doing.

It's formatted fat32 with MBR. Any ideas what to do?

Thank you.

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Hi, I'm having some trouble in the GIMP, especially when opening or saving files. Going to the C: drive goes fine, but when I go to a following directory, I get the "No Disk" error message, telling me to insert a disk into "the" drive. Whichever that may be.

If that were all, it wouldn't have been a great deal. But whichever button I press in the error message, it just pops up again. And again, and again, and again... This is seriously bad for one's nerves. Of course, I tried to click very rapidly, and eventually it does stop, if you're lucky enough not to click once too many. Because chances are you click on the save or load dialog, then the message pops up, and you can start all over again! I tell you, it's only a matter of time before I have a mental breakdown.

I was actually uncertain as of in which forum to post, as I suspect this could be a Windows problem as well. You see, whenever I stick a USB stick into my computer, the drive letter assigned to it isn't the next one unused. Instead, it skips one. So perhaps my computer thinks there's one more drive - one without a disk in it - while there really isn't. That's just an idea though.

I'm using Windows XP SP2, GIMP 2.2.10 and GTK 2.8.9. Both are the latest version, and there is no mention of a "No Disk" message in GIMP's Bugzilla.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, of course!

A:Solved: "No Disk" error message in GIMP


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I get this error message whenever I try to run iTunes or load a music CD. I cannot get it to disappear, and end up having to reboot. I have run A-Spyware & A-V software, and have cleaned my register.

I saw a solution to this in forum threads, which referred to using "Hijack This". But the solution required someone else to look at my log file, and then suggest specific actions.

Can anyone help me through this please?

Many thanks.

A:Solved: Error Message "Windows - No Disk"

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Help! I keep getting the message "Disk is full. TV can't play because the hard disk you chose in Settings is full. Clear space on this drive or choose another drive." The problem is I have lots & lots of free space left on my drive( like 120GBs) I use a HP Media center pc, & have contacted their support several times, it always boils down to " do a non-destructive recovery" & then "do a destructive recovery" These both work for a little while & then it all starts over again. I haven't been able to identify any new software, etc. that might be causing the problem. Any ideas out there??

A:xp media center "disk is full" message

Hi, and welcome to tsg - please add a reply to your post if you still have a problem with your PC include any updated info.

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I keep getting the "Windows - No disk" message when running Spybot or Adaware. I went to HijackThis and did a system scan and got a log file but I need someone knowledgeable to look at it and tell me what to check and fix after I run a "system scan only". I ran Spybot in Safe Mode and didn't get the pop-up. Any help will be much appreciated. Here is the logfile:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:53:26 AM, on 3/18/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
H:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
H:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
H:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
H:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
H:\Program Files\ 2.0\program\soffice.exe
H:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
H:\Program Files\ 2.0\program\soffice.BIN
H:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
H:\Documents and Settings\Charles Eldredge\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\In... Read more

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First of all, i just want to let everyone know that i am not very good with computers so, please bare with me.

Here is my problem, my wife was trying to download pics from her memory card of her camera (sd card) to my computer so that she could burn the pics to a cd. My computer (Gateway GT5016H) has a slot to insert the memory card into the tower of the computer. She inserted the card, retrieved the pics and proceeded to burn them to a cd. When she was done, she shut down the computer.
Now evertime i start the compuer i get an error message pop up "windows-no disk" "there is no disk in drive. Please insert disk into drive." I also must click cancel multiple time to get rid of the error message. Gateway tech's could not help resolve the problem and told me to contact the manufacture of the sd card because they believe there is a compatability issue. I have windows XP if you need to know.

Can anyone help me.

A:Solved: Error message "windows-no disk" Please help me!

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This message comes up on starting Windows XP and has to be clicked on 8 times to go away.

Using HijackThis 1.99 I did a scan and received this report:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:42:27 AM, on 3/23/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Communicator\xcommsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Scan Server\bdss.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\AdwareDelete\adwaredelete.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\3B Software\Windows Registry Repair Pro\RegistryRepairPro.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\Program Files\AdwareDelete\adwaredelete.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
C:\Program Files\eFax Messenger 3.5\J2GDllCmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Softwin\BitDefender8\vsserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\Brad\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis[1].zip\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Fil... Read more

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Hi, i've came here before to know how to do a clean install of windows 7 but now i have an issue, when i booted my computer up and logged on i got a message saying "Disk faliure back up immadiatley" why is this? I dont know if i posted this on the right thread but someone please help me. Thanks

A:Reinstalled windows 7, now i've gotten a "disk faliure" message.

Quote: Originally Posted by LaurenTrumpe

Hi, i've came here before to know how to do a clean install of windows 7 but now i have an issue, when i booted my computer up and logged on i got a message saying "Disk faliure back up immadiatley" why is this? I dont know if i posted this on the right thread but someone please help me. Thanks

You would do well to follow the instructions for it sounds like you have a HD on the verge of failing.

Probably just co-incidental that you just did a clean install.

After you back up run a chkdsk to check the HD status.


Run CHKDSK /R /F from an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt.

Do this for each hard drive on your system.

When it tells you it can't do it right now - and asks you if you'd like to do it at the next reboot - answer Y (for Yes) and press Enter.

Then reboot and let the test run.

It may take a while for it to run, but keep an occasional eye on it to see if it generates any errors.

See "CHKDSK LogFile" below in order to check the results of the test.

B- Elevated Command Prompt:

Go to Start and type in "cmd.exe" (without the quotes)

At the top of the Search Box, right click on Cmd.exe and select "Run as administrator"


Go to Start and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and... Read more

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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:

I need help.


Doug. Bell

A:Fake "Low Disk Space" error message

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Hi, i've came here before to know how to do a clean install of windows 7 but now i have an issue, when i booted my computer up and logged on i got a message saying "Disk faliure back up immadiatley" why is this? I dont know if i posted this on the right thread but someone please help me. Thanks

A:Reinstalled windows 7, now i've gotten a "disk faliure" message.

why did you do the same post twice but in different sections o_O???? This isn't going to get your problem resolved any faster......

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Hi Guys, any ideas how to access my external hard drive [TOSHIBA MK3029GACE] device manager can see it but it does not appear in disc management.

I use this HDD perfectly in my car HDD player. But when I try to connect it to my Laptop, it does not show up in disk management.

Please check the attached screen shot..

Thanks for the help....

A:HDD shows in "Device Manager" but not in "DiskPart"or" Disk Management

Specs show that drive has a ATA-6 interface (P-ATA, or IDE). How are you connecting this drive to your laptop? Does the laptop have a PATA or SATA connection? Does it use an adapter?

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Hey all,

I recently re-installed Windows XP Home edition. I found that i needed to install Service Pack 3, so i downloaded that and installed it. It seemed to be working okay.

THEN i installed the Gigabyte CD that came with my computer years ago, which supposedly has a lot of drivers on it that i might need.


*Every time it starts up, it pops up the message "Could not load PROSetGUIMgrResource DLL",
*Every time i go into Control Panel, and click on anything there, it pops up the message "Intel(R) PROSet: Resources are not available",
*When i scroll in a window, it moves agonizingly slowly,
*When i move a window around on the screen, it leaves behind a "trail".

Can anybody offer any help?

A:Solved: GUI issues, and "Could not load PROSetGUIMgrResource DLL" message on startup

hi, bad move.

THEN i installed the Gigabyte CD that came with my computer years ago, which supposedly has a lot of drivers on it that i might need.Click to expand...

can you do a fresh install and only load drivers etc. "as needed" ?

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Posted in wrong forum, sorry.

Here is where i meant to post it:

I can;t figure out how to delete this post, does anyone know?

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I've tried frequently documented solution regarding FsDepends where
changing the start reg key from a value of 3 to 0.... doesn't work as this is a common symptom to a different problem.

When using partdisk or the disk management gui I get the error message: "A virtual disk support provider for the specified file was not found"
eg partdisk select vdisk file=c:\my.vdh
There are some statements that some Intel Management Control Software might be knobbing this feature... does anybody know what this installation is doing so that the process can be reversed?
Any other suggestions?

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At startup continually suffer from Windows-No Disk window. Takes 3 cancels to get past. How can I fix this? Read other posts on this and it looked like this may be helpful to see:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:36:42 PM, on 1/5/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
F:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
F:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
F:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
F:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
F:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
F:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\WCESCOMM.EXE
F:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\AiO\hp officejet k series\Bin\hpoorn07.exe
F:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
F:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
F:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
F:\... Read more

A:"Windows - No disk" message at startup

This doesn't look copacetic since no file is listed, I'd check and "fix" it:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Subst] subst C: F:\

Other than that the scanlog is ok.

When did this problem begin? If recent, you might just want to try a System Restore.

The problem is occasionally due to the system trying to access some removable media which has no disk in the drive, such as a zip drive.

It can also be due to drive letters being assigned to drives that no longer exist. What exactly is on your "c:" drive?;en-us;330137

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I can not open my photoshop program in Windows XP professional, it says No Disk and the exact error message is Parameters 75b6bfc 4 75b6b7c 75b6b7c ? Anyone know how to fix this ? Thank you

A:Windows "No Disk " error message

Hi do you have any p2p software on the machine,what av do you have

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im not completely sure if this has to do with windows but i keep having an error message pop up randomly and i have no idea what it is talking about it says:

"Exception Processing Message 0xc0000013 Parameters 0x75EF92A0 0x00000004 0x75EF92A0 0x75EF92A0"

and it only lets me cancel, try again, or continue, but whatever i do it usually pops up a few more times. can some1 please tell me what the hell it means or just how to fix it?

A:"Windows- No Disk" error message???

hi and welcome maybe this will be useful a lot of options

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I'm getting the Low Disk Space message in Windows XP. Well, DUH...I knew that I was running out of room, so I bought an external hard drive with more space than I'll ever fill. Like an idiot...when I got the external.....I just went to folders...sometimes programs and used "send to" the now G: drive. Yes, I know, that was STUPID! Many of the same files are duplicated, etc so that they were copied and sent....not actually MOVED. Some of my programs don't even work correctly anymore.

I know that I can do a system restore....but I'm almost afraid that it might crash my pc. What is the easiest way to fix this problem and put everything else, except my bare essentials, on the bigger drive?


A:The dreaded "Low Disk Space" message

bumping this hoping to get some help

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I get a 'no disk' message from my cd players. Windows recognizes they are there, and I have changed cables, drivers and rebooted from install and uninstall but nothing seems to be getting windows to recognize that there is a disk in the cd player.
I've run out of ideas...

A:false "please insert disk" message

Try this
Left click My computer right click on the cd drive and left click properties, click autoplay and change to suit your needs

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has anyone ever received this message??

"windows no disk"

how did you fix it??

A:"windows no disk" error message.

Hard drive error.,more than likely. Go to hdds makers website,
download the diagnostic utility and run it.

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I can not open my photoshop prom in Windows XP professional, it says No Disk and the exact error message is Parameters 75b6bfc 4 75b6b7c 75b6b7c ? Anyone know how to fix this ? Thank you

A:Windows "No Disk " error message

No need to Post twice, we heard you.
In Photoshop go to File\Preferences\Memory & Image Cache, and set the value of used by Photoshop to 50%. Restart Photoshop. Or if you have another drive, set the Scratch Disk to be on another drive.

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For whatever reason I have been getting the message "Windows - No Disk" when I log on to my user name. This is really annoying and would like to stop it. If anyone has any suggestion's for solving this problem it would be greatly appreciated!
I have run "hijackthis" and posted the log for review.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:11:43 AM, on 3/26/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
D:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
D:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsDeviceConnect.exe
D:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
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A:"Windows - No Disk" error message

has to do with hp media zone

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My problem was answered for someone previously and consists of an annoying pop-up every time I load Windows XP. I have cleaned the registry using a commercial program but this message is still there. Does anyone know how to get rid of it?. The problem does not occur when I boot to Safe Mode. I have downloaded HiJack This and here is my log file:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:37:00 PM, on 2/26/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\Module Loader\DLLML.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\TweakMASTER\TMTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
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A:Windows Startup "No Disk" Message

I don't see the "usual suspects" there, but I would suspect IPOD or Itunes, or perhaps "disk keeper"

Anyway, try doing a "clean boot" to see if it happens:

Run msconfig and select the "Services" tab. Check "Hide Microsoft Services" and then disable the rest. Also uncheck "load startup group" on the general page.

See this link for detailed information:;EN-US;310353

Now restart and test the issue at hand

If no problems, run msconfig and recheck half the disabled items on the Services tab. Test again. If the problem recurs, UNcheck half the items you just checked to narrow down the culprit.

If the problem didn't occur, check the other half, so all the Services are enabled -- proceed to do this on the startup tab as well.

Get the idea? You want to isolate the problem to a specific startup if possible.

Note: if you already have items unchecked under msconfig > startups and are in &#8220;selective&#8221; startup mode &#8211; you should note what these are before beginning. They will need to be de-selected again.

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I am using Windows XP SP2. I just uninstalled Norton AntiVirus 2004. The uninstall would not complete, so I downloaded and ran the SymNRT program (from Symantec) to remove the program. All went well. The program advised that all Norton products had been successfully removed. Upon reboot, after I click my icon on the XP "Welcome" screen and type in my password, windows loads the desktop as normal. A few seconds later howeverm I get the following message:
"Windows - no disk Please insert disk in drive"
Clicking 'cancel' removes the message and everything appears to be fine. I did a bit of research and have already tried the following to no avail:

Clearing recent files list from QuickTime
Starting the PC in Safe Mode to see if the error comes up (it does).
Disabling SpySweeper from running at startup
Disabling ZoneAlarm from running at startup

I still get the error. I since have re-enabled ZoneAlarm and SpySweeper. I have also installed NOD32 AntiVirus. The error remains constant. It happens each time I reboot.

I notice that the log file below refers to L:\Adobe\Photoshop Elements in a couple of spots. I recently did something that caused drive letters to change. I used Drive Mapper in Partition Magic to help fix any problems and all appears to be well. My old "L:" is now "G:". I'm not sure if this is relevant, because this happened a few weeks ago and the error I'm posting about only started today. I did figure... Read more

A:"Windows - no disk" message at startup

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I'm having problems with starting my pc.

Every time I try to boot it I keep getting the error "wuauctl.exe - No disk" that states:
"There Is No Disk in the Drive. Please Insert a Disk into Drive \Device\harddisk\Dr3"

And when I try to close the error message the computer reboots itself.

Any ideas?

A:"No Disk" Message on Windows XP [can't boot]

Does Windows start at all? Or is the message during the startup process and you can't get any further?

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So yesterday, my computer was in sleep mode, working fine. I was vacuuming my room and I blew a circuit, no biggie, happens all the time, so I turn off the vacuum and lights, went down to the fuse box, and flipped the switch back. I haven't tried to use my computer until I finished vacuuming. Once I finished, I sat down at my computer and turn it on.
Now normally, when I turn the computer on, it shows the motherboard screen, then goes to a black screen with white text which says "Verifying DMI Pool Data ............" at the bottom and then it goes to the windows start up screen. This time, after being stuck on the black and white screen for a while, under the "Verifying DMI Pool Data ............" It says "A disk read error occurred", "Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to restart". I though that was strange, so I did what it said, Ctrl+Alt+Delete and it restarted. Same message. I tried repeating this several times, nothing new is happening. I use the power button on my computer and shut it off, then turn it back on again. A different black and white screen showed up with an error message and said to press enter to continue. I pressed enter, nothing happens, so I shut off the computer and turn it back on.
Now it shows me the normal windows crash screen, where you can choose to start windows in safe mode or start it normally. I, not knowing what safe mode even meant, picked safe mode. Safe mode loads up, no issues that I could see, but I noticed t... Read more

A:"A disk read error occurred" and Safe Mode Issues

Ok, so it seems I have solved my own problem, but I'll leave the solution for anyone else who has this issue. I opened the start menu, typed MSCONFIG, pressed enter, and changed from "selective startup" to "normal startup." I restarted my computer and everything ran fine, and everything appears to be back to normal!

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I do not know what I did. When I opened a message it open it "Message"; now it opens in "File". How can I get it back to open in "Message"?

A:Outlook 2016 - Message opens in "File", not "Message"

If you minimized the Ribbon, this caused it. Open a message and maximize the ribbon.

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I get this pop-up every time I load. I cleaned the registries using a commercial program, but this annoying message is still there. Does anyone know how to get rid of it?

A:"Windows - No Disk" [moved from XP; looks like malware issues]

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A friend has an old Pentium 1 HP Vectra 500 PC. On startup it says "Invalid system disk" like if you had a disk in the floppy drive. There is no disk in the CD or A drive. I took the A drive and CD out of the boot sequence via the bios and it made no difference. Is it the hard drive?

A:"Invalid system disk" error w/no disk in drive

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I'm trying to download WoW on my new laptop but an error keeps popping up saying that the disk structure is corrupted and unreadable. This also happens with other disks too. I've downloaded the disk on other computers before and it still works my other laptop. How do i fix this problem??????

A:Need help: "disk drive is not accesible because the disk structure is corrupted"

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hi. i'm new here. nice to meet all of you!
just like a lot of folks i'm sure, i've come here because there are some weird things running on my pc that shouldnt be in there.
please help!!!!!!

heres the hijack log
(thanks in advance. i don't know much about this computer virus stuff.)

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:06:40 AM, on 9/5/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Dantz\Retrospect\retrorun.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Verizon Online\ConnMgr\cmisrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Components\Encoder\Wmencagt.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Verizon Online\AppMgr\vz... Read more

A:"windows no disk" and "winsilly" "win956temp"

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I installed googledrive two weeks ago. Ever since every time I boot I get the message: "there is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive\Device\Harddisk11\DR11.
The options are cancel, try again, and Continue; none do anything; I get a big DONK!

Any ideas? I even did a system restore and that didn't get rid of it.....I've researched it and that hasn't helped.

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Just re-installed a new hard drive. After reloading windows and my printer.. HP PSC 2410xi photosmart.... I began getting a pop up that reads:
Windows No Disk
There is no disk in the drive. Please insert disk.
Cancel Try Again Continue

I searched your forum and saw to download Hijack This and run a system scan. Here are my scan results, please help:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:22:53 AM, on 5/1/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
g:\program files\\agent\mcdetect.exe
G:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
G:\Program Files\\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
G:\Program Files\\VSO\oasclnt.exe
G:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
G:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1145302271\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
G:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
G:\Program Fi... Read more

A:"Windows No Disk" Pop Up Message

Please don't post duplicate threads.

Continue here:

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I have started receiving this message every time WinXP tries to install updates:

"Windows - No Disk Exception Processing Message c0000013 Parameters 75b6bf7c 75b6bf7c 75b6bf7c"

I believe it may have to do with my recently removing a hard drive to use in another system (without having disabled it in Device Manager first), but I don't know how to get rid of it. It is interrupting the update installation and not allowing it to complete.

Any advice will be gratefully appreciated.


PS - Here's a HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:58:07 PM, on 11/11/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2svc.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2comm.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2pre.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2tray.exe
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A:"Windows - No Disk" Message

Hi, might work, scroll down to the auto fix.


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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:01:35 PM, on 9/2/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\winupdates\winupdates.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
C:\Program Files\Warecentral\PrintKey-Pro\PKey_Pro.exe
C:\Program Files\interMute\SpamSubtract\SpamSub.exe
C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\Nail.exe
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [winupdates] C:\Program Files\winupdates\winupdates.exe /auto
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [winupdate] C:\Program Files\winupdate\winupd... Read more

A:getting "No Disk" message popup

Hi and welcome to TSF.

Please download Ad-aware at and install it if you don't have it already. Make sure it's the newest version and check for any updates before running it.

Also go to to download the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants.

To run this tool, Go into Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner.
Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection.
Also make sure to customize the settings in Ad-aware at for better scan results.
Run the scan and fix everything that it finds.


Download Ewido Security Suite - Install & Update it's database but do not run it yet.

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REBOOT TO SAFE MODE Restart the computer. The computer begins processing a set of instructions known as BIOS.
As soon as the BIOS has finished loading, begin tapping the F8 key on your keyboard.
Continue to do so until the 'Windows Advanced Options' menu appears.
Using the arrow keys on the keyboard, scroll to and select the menu item - Safe Mode.

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** Please disable all other antivirus programs before proceeding.**

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