win32event.pyd: Fatal Error alert

I can get online, but cannot operate system restore or download any fix-it because it says the disk is full, and it won't let me allow more disk space. I have at least 200g free on disk. Saw something else that this win32event.pyd is from Google Chrome, and I use Chrome all the time. Also, if I can get into control panel, I can only do 1 window, it does not respond to going any deeper than 1 category.
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Last updated June 13, 2018 Views 2,488 Applies to:

Hi Cyndy,



Thank you for giving us an opportunity to assist you with Windows concern.



From you post it appears that you get an error disk is full when you try system restore or you try to download fix-it.



  1. Which fixit are you referring to? From which website are you trying to download the fixit and why?
  2. What happens when you try to allocate more disk space for System restore?
  3. When do you get this error message "win32event.pyd"?


Let's try these steps and check for the issue.

Method 1:



Step 1:

Try to boot in safe mode and check if the issue persists.

In safe mode, you have access to only basic files and drivers (mouse, monitor, keyboard, mass storage, base video, default system services, and no network connections).

To start the computer in safe mode



Step 2:

If it works fine in safe mode then perform a clean boot:

How to configure Windows XP to start in a "clean boot" state

Note: After using Clean Boot to resolve the issue follow “Steps to configure Windows to use a Normal startup state” under step 4 from the above mentioned kb article.



Method 2:

I would also suggest you to download and run the latest Microsoft Safety Scanner on your computer and check if it helps:


Note: Any data files that are infected may only be cleaned by deleting the file entirely, which means there is a potential for data loss.


You may want to refer to these links:


Your hard disk is too full

To allocate more disk space for archiving restore points


Please post the outcome and let us know if you need any assistance on Windows.

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