In Event Viewer - SYSTEM log - there are repeated Disk Errors.

Recently, I had someone clean up/repair my computer because I had received a "corrupt profile" message in mid-January.

I don't normally monitor the Event Viewer; I was just playing around and stumbled into it once I got my computer back from repair.

Given the repeated (and alarming to me) Disk Error log entries, I would like to know whether my computer's continued functioning and memory are in (or may be in) jeopardy.

Thank you.

 
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Hi dorphinend,

 

·What is the complete error that is displayed with the event ID or the error code?

·What is the make and model number of the computer?

 

The system log contains events logged by Windows XP system components. For example, the failure of a driver or other system component to load during startup is recorded in the system log. The event types logged by system components are predetermined by Windows XP.

To narrow down on the issue I would suggest you to refer the below link and provide us information on the same: How to view and manage event logs in Event Viewer in Windows XP: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308427

 

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Samhrutha G S - Microsoft Support.

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Hi, Samhrutha G.

These are the Error messages:

* Source "disk" with Event "7" (this is a daily message since the first date of the log 1/13/11)

* Source "DCOM" with Event "10000"

* Source "Tcpip" with Event "4198"

* Source "IPNATHLP" with Event "30005" and Event "31008"

* Source "Dhcp" with Event "4201" and Event "1002"

 

These are the Warning messages:

* Source "Dhcp" with Event "1003"and Event "1007"

* Source "bcm4sbxp" with Event "4"

* Source "Win32k" with Event "240"

* Source "Tcpip" with Event "4226"

 

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Try using these notes to post more intelligible copies of Error reports.

Have a look in the System and Application logs in Event Viewer for Errors and Warnings and post copies here. Don't post any from than more than 48 hours ago.

You can access Event Viewer by selecting Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, and Event Viewer. When researching the meaning of the error, information regarding Event ID, Source and Description are important.

A tip for posting copies of Error Reports! Run Event Viewer and double click on the error you want to copy. You will see a button resembling two pages. Click the button and close Event Viewer. This places a copy of the report into your Clipboard. Paste into the body your message. Make sure that this is the first paste after exiting from Event Viewer.

 


Hope this helps, Gerry Cornell
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This will not solve your problem, but is just an FYE for a handy place to look up things you see in the Event Viewer:

http://www.eventid.net/

Enter your event number and source, then read the comments and links sections, see what it means (or might mean) and perhaps get some ideas about what to do aboutit

Some logs such as Security and Internet Explorer may be completely empty or have only a few items.  The default settings for XP is not to log all that activity unless you need to troubleshoot some issue in those areas.  If you enable the logging for them the logs fill up quickly and could negatively effect your system performance with all the extra (usually unnecessary) activity.

If you have Microsoft Office installed, it has its own logs and they may be empty or occasional boring activity or very little activity if there is no problem with your Office applications.  This is normal.

Not every event is a problem, some are informational messages that things are working okay and some are warnings.

Each event is sorted by Date and Time.  Errors will have red Xs, Warnings will have yellow !s.  Information messages have white is.  Not every Error or Warning event means there is a serious issue.  Some are excusable at startup time when Windows is booting.  Try to find just the events at the date and time around your problem.

It is my contention that no event in the Event Viewer should defy reasonable explanation and if I see a red one on my systems, it is an abomination until I figure it out!


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What breed is the burro (sorry puppy) going to be <G>? They can cost an arm and a leg!

In my book FWIW the motto is "If you don't succeed then try and try again".

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I need to change that from FYI to FYE (For Your Enjoyment).

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Hi, Jerry.

Here's the "pasted" detail from the Event Viewer's System log:

Event Type:    Error
Event Source:    Disk
Event Category:    None
Event ID:    7
Date:        2/1/2011
Time:        11:47:35 AM
User:        N/A
Computer:    JENNIFER-054659
Description:
The device, \Device\Harddisk0\D, has a bad block.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

 

Signed,

dorphinend

 

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Run chkdsk to repair the drive.

Select Start, Run, type cmd, type chkdsk D: /f/r and press ENTER.


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Hi, Gerry.

I'm a bit unclear on the sequence you recommended.

After typing "cmd", do I click on "OK" or press enter, or do I just leave a space and then type "chkdsk D: /f/r" and then press enter?

or

After typing "cmd", and clicking OK or pressing enter, do I type "chkdsk D: /f/r" at the blinking cursor showing behind the following:  C:(forward slash)Documents and Settings(forward slash)Jennifer1>

Thanks for your help.

Signed, dorphinend


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Select Start, Run, type cmd  press ENTER, type chkdsk D: /f /r and press ENTER.

Note the spaces as syntax is important. At the end after all 5 stages you will see a report telling you how bad sectors were found. To exit and return to Windows type exit and press ENTER.

Chkdsk can take a while to complete. It all depends on how many bad sectors there are to repair and how large the volume or partition is. You may need to be patient Large disks have been known to take hours.

http://www.updatexp.com/windows-xp-chkdsk.html


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