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Windows 7: Computer HDD Low Disk Space Issue


13 Apr 2013   #41

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Supercar Ace View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
What exactly happened on the safe mode load attempt?

Like, did it go through the loading motions as usual and stop on a particular file (note that)?

Or it finishes and hangs at the Windows logo?

I'd give it extra time and see if an error does eventually show up, if none did.

....looked at the .dmp and iaStor.sys is the HDD controller driver for your system and here is a MS page with info on that BSOD code....

Bug Check 0x8E: KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (Windows Debuggers)

With cause and resolution info, I hope that helps!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Try running chkdsk: Disk Check
Note: Be sure "Automatically fix file system errors" is checked and check "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors"
If it finds errors, run it again with the same options checked. Also, what antivirus are you using?
I tried booting in Safe Mode but it stopped loading on the this file:

Loaded:\windows\system32\drivers\classpnp.sys

After that it stayed there for 45 minutes.

Any thoughts?
Have you tried doing a Startup Repair? Start your computer and tap f8 repeatedly until you see the Advanced Boot Options Screen. Select the option titled "Repair Your Computer" and press enter. Be sure to log on as administrator if your normal user account isn't an administrator account. Once you are at the System Recovery Options screen, If Startup Repair doesn't find any issues, try running sfc /scannow and chkdsk from the System Recovery options. To do these, follow VistaKing's instuctions in this post: BSOD 0x0000008e ataport.sys after sleep mode


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17 Apr 2013   #42

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Supercar Ace View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
What exactly happened on the safe mode load attempt?

Like, did it go through the loading motions as usual and stop on a particular file (note that)?

Or it finishes and hangs at the Windows logo?

I'd give it extra time and see if an error does eventually show up, if none did.

....looked at the .dmp and iaStor.sys is the HDD controller driver for your system and here is a MS page with info on that BSOD code....

Bug Check 0x8E: KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (Windows Debuggers)

With cause and resolution info, I hope that helps!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Try running chkdsk: Disk Check
Note: Be sure "Automatically fix file system errors" is checked and check "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors"
If it finds errors, run it again with the same options checked. Also, what antivirus are you using?
I tried booting in Safe Mode but it stopped loading on the this file:

Loaded:\windows\system32\drivers\classpnp.sys

After that it stayed there for 45 minutes.

Any thoughts?
Have you tried doing a Startup Repair? Start your computer and tap f8 repeatedly until you see the Advanced Boot Options Screen. Select the option titled "Repair Your Computer" and press enter. Be sure to log on as administrator if your normal user account isn't an administrator account. Once you are at the System Recovery Options screen, If Startup Repair doesn't find any issues, try running sfc /scannow and chkdsk from the System Recovery options. To do these, follow VistaKing's instuctions in this post: BSOD 0x0000008e ataport.sys after sleep mode
Ok, I tried startup repair and it seemed to complete it's cycle (it took about 8 hours). I ran a checkdisk on start up but it seemed to freeze (it was stuck repairing the same issue for 3 hours). I'm thinking my HDD might be shot...I can't uninstall my virtual machine with a BSOD, is there any way to manually uninstall it rather than relaying on the uninstaller program?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Apr 2013   #43

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Supercar Ace View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Supercar Ace View Post



I tried booting in Safe Mode but it stopped loading on the this file:

Loaded:\windows\system32\drivers\classpnp.sys

After that it stayed there for 45 minutes.

Any thoughts?
Have you tried doing a Startup Repair? Start your computer and tap f8 repeatedly until you see the Advanced Boot Options Screen. Select the option titled "Repair Your Computer" and press enter. Be sure to log on as administrator if your normal user account isn't an administrator account. Once you are at the System Recovery Options screen, If Startup Repair doesn't find any issues, try running sfc /scannow and chkdsk from the System Recovery options. To do these, follow VistaKing's instuctions in this post: BSOD 0x0000008e ataport.sys after sleep mode
Ok, I tried startup repair and it seemed to complete it's cycle (it took about 8 hours). I ran a checkdisk on start up but it seemed to freeze (it was stuck repairing the same issue for 3 hours). I'm thinking my HDD might be shot...I can't uninstall my virtual machine with a BSOD, is there any way to manually uninstall it rather than relaying on the uninstaller program?
Try running Seatools on your hard drive:SeaTools | Seagate
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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17 Apr 2013   #44

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

So I made several attempts to install the program and halfway through I get a BSOD

I think My HDD must be shot or something if everytime I attempt to add/remove a program it dies on me.

This is a head scratcher...
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28 Apr 2013   #45

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Ok, so after a lot of tinkering around, I was able to Uninstall my virtual machine, and then reinstall it. Sure enough, looking at my virtual machine's hard disk space, it's showing up at 126 GB. Does anyone know how I can shrink the allowable disk size of my virtual drive? Is there a way to manually alter the partition for it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Apr 2013   #46

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Supercar Ace View Post
Ok, so after a lot of tinkering around, I was able to Uninstall my virtual machine, and then reinstall it. Sure enough, looking at my virtual machine's hard disk space, it's showing up at 126 GB. Does anyone know how I can shrink the allowable disk size of my virtual drive? Is there a way to manually alter the partition for it?
Do you still get BSODs? If so, listen for a clicking sound from your hard drive.
This should help with your question about the size of the virtual machine hard drive: Windows XP Mode.vhd size too big!?
Scroll down to the first reply.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 May 2013   #47

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Supercar Ace View Post
Ok, so after a lot of tinkering around, I was able to Uninstall my virtual machine, and then reinstall it. Sure enough, looking at my virtual machine's hard disk space, it's showing up at 126 GB. Does anyone know how I can shrink the allowable disk size of my virtual drive? Is there a way to manually alter the partition for it?
Do you still get BSODs? If so, listen for a clicking sound from your hard drive.
This should help with your question about the size of the virtual machine hard drive: Windows XP Mode.vhd size too big!?
Scroll down to the first reply.
Sorry for the delay...I had to find disc space to clean up just so I could launch my virtual drive. I am not getting any more BOSD's (thanks goodness). I ran the VHD compacting procedure (thanks for the link!) but checking my VHD, it still has 126 GB allocated to it. If in the settings tab I change the "virtual hard disk file" to none would that remove the VHD from my actual HDD space?

A random side note, but I tracked down a lot of data that wasn't registering via WinderStat in the folder C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows (60BG). I was able to use unlocker assistant to remove 12.5 GB and stopped the deletion process since the files are truly hidden (not even with "show hidden files" checked did these files show up) so I didn't want to risk crashing my system. Anyhow, I have a enough free space on my HDD to be operational, so any thoughts on the next best step would be much appreciate.

Thanks for all of the help so far!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 May 2013   #48

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Supercar Ace View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Supercar Ace View Post
Ok, so after a lot of tinkering around, I was able to Uninstall my virtual machine, and then reinstall it. Sure enough, looking at my virtual machine's hard disk space, it's showing up at 126 GB. Does anyone know how I can shrink the allowable disk size of my virtual drive? Is there a way to manually alter the partition for it?
Do you still get BSODs? If so, listen for a clicking sound from your hard drive.
This should help with your question about the size of the virtual machine hard drive: Windows XP Mode.vhd size too big!?
Scroll down to the first reply.
Sorry for the delay...I had to find disc space to clean up just so I could launch my virtual drive. I am not getting any more BOSD's (thanks goodness). I ran the VHD compacting procedure (thanks for the link!) but checking my VHD, it still has 126 GB allocated to it. If in the settings tab I change the "virtual hard disk file" to none would that remove the VHD from my actual HDD space?

A random side note, but I tracked down a lot of data that wasn't registering via WinderStat in the folder C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows (60BG). I was able to use unlocker assistant to remove 12.5 GB and stopped the deletion process since the files are truly hidden (not even with "show hidden files" checked did these files show up) so I didn't want to risk crashing my system. Anyhow, I have a enough free space on my HDD to be operational, so any thoughts on the next best step would be much appreciate.

Thanks for all of the help so far!
What antivirus are you using? Have you run chkdsk? Here are the instructions: Disk Check
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 May 2013   #49

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Supercar Ace View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Do you still get BSODs? If so, listen for a clicking sound from your hard drive.
This should help with your question about the size of the virtual machine hard drive: Windows XP Mode.vhd size too big!?
Scroll down to the first reply.
Sorry for the delay...I had to find disc space to clean up just so I could launch my virtual drive. I am not getting any more BOSD's (thanks goodness). I ran the VHD compacting procedure (thanks for the link!) but checking my VHD, it still has 126 GB allocated to it. If in the settings tab I change the "virtual hard disk file" to none would that remove the VHD from my actual HDD space?

A random side note, but I tracked down a lot of data that wasn't registering via WinderStat in the folder C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows (60BG). I was able to use unlocker assistant to remove 12.5 GB and stopped the deletion process since the files are truly hidden (not even with "show hidden files" checked did these files show up) so I didn't want to risk crashing my system. Anyhow, I have a enough free space on my HDD to be operational, so any thoughts on the next best step would be much appreciate.

Thanks for all of the help so far!
What antivirus are you using? Have you run chkdsk? Here are the instructions: Disk Check
I am running Malwarebytes and Avira. My firewall is Comodo firewall. I was running avast, but that cause BOSD's so I removed it. I've tried running chkdsk but it freezes on me (last time I left it running for 48 hours and it was still on the same command line).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 May 2013   #50

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Supercar Ace View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Supercar Ace View Post

Sorry for the delay...I had to find disc space to clean up just so I could launch my virtual drive. I am not getting any more BOSD's (thanks goodness). I ran the VHD compacting procedure (thanks for the link!) but checking my VHD, it still has 126 GB allocated to it. If in the settings tab I change the "virtual hard disk file" to none would that remove the VHD from my actual HDD space?

A random side note, but I tracked down a lot of data that wasn't registering via WinderStat in the folder C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows (60BG). I was able to use unlocker assistant to remove 12.5 GB and stopped the deletion process since the files are truly hidden (not even with "show hidden files" checked did these files show up) so I didn't want to risk crashing my system. Anyhow, I have a enough free space on my HDD to be operational, so any thoughts on the next best step would be much appreciate.

Thanks for all of the help so far!
What antivirus are you using? Have you run chkdsk? Here are the instructions: Disk Check
I am running Malwarebytes and Avira. My firewall is Comodo firewall. I was running avast, but that cause BOSD's so I removed it. I've tried running chkdsk but it freezes on me (last time I left it running for 48 hours and it was still on the same command line).
When chkdsk freezes, do you hear a clicking noise coming from the hard drive? Put your ear close to the hard drive and listen for that noise.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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