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Windows 7: BSOD volsnap.sys error and steadily decreasing memory

20 May 2015   #31

Windows 10 Professional x64

This can be a failing harddrive, but i'm not 100% sure. Run SeaTools for DOS and Windows.
SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

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21 May 2015   #32

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit


So I ran the SeaTools for Windows (I'm not equipped at the moment to run it for DOS, what with not having a blank cd/dvd or anything) and my hard drive passed all of the tests. I also ran the Lenovo utility for the same thing (well, all its hardware scans) and everything was passed there as well.
The storage space is still trickling down though.

Is there any difference between what the SeaTools for Windows and DOS? I mean, apart from operation. Do they do anything different? I couldn't tell from the page you linked.

I did check the Event Viewer though, thinking that might shed some light. I am getting a recurrent error (EventID 11) with the following text:
The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\DR2

I clicked on the Microsoft help/send more info link and it came up with a 404 error on the site--apparently there's no entry for it there.
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21 May 2015   #33

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Can you please post cmd - vssadmin list shadowstorage result (copy paste or screenshot)?
What size is that partition?
Did the volsnap errors disappear?

Thanks :)

You may be able to run the DOS programs from a bootable USB stick. I use YUMI Multiboot but there are others like Rufus.
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26 May 2015   #34

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit


So I tried the vssadmin list shadowstorage prompt and what came up was that "this program is blocked by group policy"--which is weird, because I did it as an administrator. I have no idea what group policy means.
In any case, I turned off shadow storage a while ago.
And I'm not getting the volsnap errors anymore at all.

As for a bootable usb stick, is that a specific thing or is it just a normal usb?

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27 May 2015   #35

Windows 10 Professional x64

Hm, i hate to say this but can you try to re-install Windows once? A bootable USB can be created easily using some programs.
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05 Jun 2015   #36

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I can try. Probably not right away, because finals are a thing.
At any rate, I'm already planning on upgrading to Windows 10 when that comes out next month, which maybe will do something about this whole problem.
Memory is still draining, for no obvious reason, though it does seem to be doing it more slowly than before. I don't know what make of that...
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