Programs freezing, BSOD, windows.old - questions!!!

#1
Hello,
I just installed windows 7, and have a few important questions.
1 - When a clean install is done, going from XP to 7 is there the folder
windows.old created, or is that only done when it is an upgrade?
2 - Every day, a few times every day I am having programs freeze on me.
I have to reboot to "safe". I check the events viewer and it says that the program hang.
So it basically tells me nothing!
3 - I also have been having the BSOD, sometimes with the nstor. Is that the Nvidia?
4 - When installing some of my proggies I have had permission denied on a few of the .dll/s.
I just wanted to make sure that it was ok to add the Admin to those dll/s.
I didn't change the system permissions just added the Admin.

I was possibly planning on reinstalling win7 if these errors and freezes continue,
unless someone has a suggestion or a tweak to possibly make them stop.

Thank you so much!
 


Mitchell_A

Essential Member
#2
Answers :D
1. There will be a windows.old folder created if the user does not format the drive upon performing a clean install.
2. What programs are hanging?
3. Could you post the event logs related to the BSODs?
4. If I understand correctly, giving the DLLs admin permissions should be fine. Be careful if you decide to Take Ownership of them though.

Don't reinstall Windows yet :), let's see what we can do first.
I'll try my best to help you out.
Cheers!
 


#3
a doctor huh LOL!

OK .. I get a TON of these. 96 in 24 hours:
Log Name: System
Source: nvstor32
Date: 4/4/2010 5:04:38 PM
Event ID: 5
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: TheBeast
Description:
A parity error was detected on \Device\RaidPort0.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="nvstor32" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49156">5</EventID>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-04-04T21:04:38.504800000Z" />
<EventRecordID>8464</EventRecordID>
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>TheBeast</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data>\Device\RaidPort0</Data>
<Binary>0F0018000100000000000000050004C0070000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000050004C00000000000000000</Binary>
</EventData>
</Event>

Followed by 1 of these:

Log Name: System
Source: volsnap
Date: 4/4/2010 5:04:38 PM
Event ID: 14
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: TheBeast
Description:
The shadow copies of volume C: were aborted because of an IO
failure on volume C:.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="volsnap" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49158">14</EventID>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-04-04T21:04:38.504800000Z" />
<EventRecordID>8465</EventRecordID>
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>TheBeast</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data>\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy2</Data>
<Data>C:</Data>
<Data>C:</Data>
<Binary>0000000003003000000000000E0006C00B000000B50000C001000000000000000000000000000000</Binary>
</EventData>
</Event>
=====================
I think this is one of the BSOD.

Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Date: 4/4/2010 10:49:14 AM
Event ID: 41
Task Category: (63)
Level: Critical
Keywords: (2)
User: SYSTEM
Computer: TheBeast
Description:
The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
<EventID>41</EventID>
<Version>2</Version>
<Level>1</Level>
<Task>63</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-04-04T14:49:14.774400000Z" />
<EventRecordID>8074</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>TheBeast</Computer>
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data Name="BugcheckCode">0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="SleepInProgress">false</Data>
<Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>

================
yesterday, I had 76 of these, none today:

Log Name: System
Source: Service Control Manager
Date: 4/3/2010 10:10:56 AM
Event ID: 7001
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: TheBeast
Description:
The Computer Browser service depends on the Server service which failed to start because of the following error:
The dependency service or group failed to start.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Service Control Manager" Guid="{555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4}" EventSourceName="Service Control Manager" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49152">7001</EventID>
<Version>0</Version>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x8080000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-04-03T14:10:56.369200000Z" />
<EventRecordID>7316</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="396" ThreadID="1912" />
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>TheBeast</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data Name="param1">Computer Browser</Data>
<Data Name="param2">Server</Data>
<Data Name="param3">%%1068</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>
==========================
And I also get this:

Log Name: Application
Source: VSS
Date: 4/3/2010 4:25:08 PM
Event ID: 8194
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: TheBeast
Description:
Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error querying for the IVssWriterCallback interface. hr = 0x80070005, Access is denied.
. This is often caused by incorrect security settings in either the writer or requestor process.

Operation:
Gathering Writer Data

Context:
Writer Class Id: {e8132975-6f93-4464-a53e-1050253ae220}
Writer Name: System Writer
Writer Instance ID: {b2548b97-3d35-4668-babe-1aded03d646e}
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="VSS" />
<EventID Qualifiers="0">8194</EventID>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-04-03T20:25:08.000000000Z" />
<EventRecordID>3021</EventRecordID>
<Channel>Application</Channel>
<Computer>TheBeast</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data>0x80070005, Access is denied.
</Data>
<Data>

Operation:
Gathering Writer Data

Context:
Writer Class Id: {e8132975-6f93-4464-a53e-1050253ae220}
Writer Name: System Writer
Writer Instance ID: {b2548b97-3d35-4668-babe-1aded03d646e}</Data>
<Binary>2D20436F64653A20575254575254494330303030313235312D2043616C6C3A20575254575254494330303030313230352D205049443A202030303030313232342D205449443A202030303030343038342D20434D443A2020433A5C57696E646F77735C73797374656D33325C737663686F73742E657865202D6B204E6574776F726B53657276696365202020202020202D20557365723A204E616D653A204E5420415554484F524954595C4E4554574F524B20534552564943452C205349443A532D312D352D3230</Binary>
</EventData>
</Event>
==============

That 'may' give you an idea of what is going on with this weird machine.
I am so not used to all these errors as I never had any problems in XP.
But XP couldn't handle large drives and folders.


I appreciate the help you can offer!!!
Thank you!

 


Mitchell_A

Essential Member
#4
Hmm,.., interesting ^.
Let's run a disk check
start menu>>type "cmd">>right click run as admin>>type in
"chkdsk /f"
Also run a system file check.
same procedure, just type "sfc /scannow"
 


#5
I will do that 1st thing in the morning and report back right after.
TYTYTY!!!

Night all!
 


#6
Are we having fun yet? NOT!

OK I 'tried' to do the chkdsk 3 times, and 3 times it froze.

I did run the scannow and this was the outcome:
Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.


I created a repair disc, so I am going to run a few things and see what happens.

This is getting very frustrating!
 


#7
I checked the memory (which is brand new) and it was perfect.
Then while I was pasting the results in the text file, the dern machine froze again.
(sigh)
 


#8
OK, I tried everything and everything froze, so I am going to reinstall win7.
From what I have been reading, this seems to be a MAJOR problem with win7, so I am not alone.
I just wish they would have gone easier on the permissions!
Everything that is touched has to have admin rights even drivers and that to me is a bit overboard!

I will be back tonight after I am reinstalled, cleanly this time!
Thanks!
 


#9
OK I reinstalled windows 7 and something is majorly wrong!
I had a great install, nice and easy. Then after about 3 reboots and adding
necessary hardware, I get:
"DISK BOOT FAILURE"

I have NEVER been so dern frustated with any product in my life!
I had memory leaks as well with this reinstall. I don't know how to read most of the events in the events logs:

- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-RPC-Events" Guid="{F4AED7C7-A898-4627-B053-44A7CAA12FCD}" />

<EventID>11</EventID>

<Version>0</Version>

<Level>3</Level>

<Task>0</Task>

<Opcode>0</Opcode>

<Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>

<TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-04-05T20:10:24.000600000Z" />

<EventRecordID>160</EventRecordID>

<Correlation />

<Execution ProcessID="1008" ThreadID="332" />

<Channel>Application</Channel>

<Computer>TheBeast</Computer>

<Security UserID="S-1-5-19" />

</System>


- <EventData>
<Data Name="ApplicationName">C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted</Data>

<Data Name="ProcessId">1008</Data>

<Data Name="InterfaceId">{3F31C91E-2545-4B7B-9311-9529E8BFFEF6}</Data>

<Data Name="Method">10</Data>

</EventData>


</Event>

Is there a way to make a copy of the entire events ID log file?
I'm afraid to reboot now as I will get that boot failure again.
I did do the chkdsk this time and it did complete!

I'm going to look for an answer for this boot problem ... somewhere :(
 


Mitchell_A

Essential Member
#10
This could be an indication that your HDD is on the fritz... you said that you're now booted into Windows on that computer? How'd you get it to boot?
 


#11
I am booting for the windows 7 disk.
I haven't rebooted since I did the repair.
I should try it I rekon...

This hdd isn't that old either :(
 


Mitchell_A

Essential Member
#12
I'll leave whether or not you want to risk it up to you, a startup repair may fix it, or you may have to go into the CMD and try some commands.
 


#13
Im going to be here for a few more minutes.
My brain hurts LOL!

I was reading in the forum that this might work:
bcdboot C:\Windows /s C: ????


I'm outta here for the evening.
night
 


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#15
Well Mitch ...
I replaced my HDD and I have windows 7 perfectly running now.
I think ALL the problems I was having I can attribute to the bad HDD.

I REALLY appreciate all of your patience and assistance! :)

Thanks again!!
 


Mitchell_A

Essential Member
#16
Absolutely no problem, :)
Thanks for using the forums, I hope to see you around !
Please don't hesitate to add to my reputation by click "did you find this post helpful"
Please, return with any other problems you have :)
 


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