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Help w/ Event 1000 (sysmain fault), Event 55 (corrupt Volume Shadow Copy) + more

Q: Help w/ Event 1000 (sysmain fault), Event 55 (corrupt Volume Shadow Copy) + more

Hi all I have been trying to figure out a serious of issues that my PC has been having It s possible they were caused by poorly seated RAM but the RAM seems to check out now There is a whole slew of details on the case here TechNet with a lot more information that will be of help including w/ Event Shadow Help 55 Volume (sysmain more 1000 fault), + Event Copy) (corrupt posted evtx files I have always gotten great help here though and am in dire need of a second opinion so I thought I would check with this forum s experts Here is the basic gist although there is a ton more detail on the other link Since building this machine I ve had frequent BSODs often seemingly-related to middle of the night MSE updates or possibly other windows updates These always required a System Restore to recover from as Windows was unbootable Often it said the Restore failed but it seemed to resolved the bootability issue at least I have removed MSE and reseated some RAM that initially tested poorly but which now seems to be passing MemTest Help w/ Event 1000 (sysmain fault), Event 55 (corrupt Volume Shadow Copy) + more no problem I still have a series of issues that occur and the one that was causing noticeable issues was SuperFetch causing sysmain dll to fault Event posted below on every boot and periodically throughout the day I have disabled SuperFetch which stopped the issue from happening every boot but it still happens occasionally so it seems SuperFetch is but one trigger The other most common error I have is Event posted below possibly related to Windows Backup and or System Restore which seems to indicate that I am having a problem with Volume Shadow Copying also see Events and below I also have frequent Event posted below issues like this one with many different Event Names There is a history of the investigation at the link above that provides a lot more information including a filtered clip of the events from last night which show a lot of interesting things Any help or guidance would be massively appreciated Thanks in advance Event Application Error Faulting application name svchost exe SysMain version time stamp x a bc c Faulting module name sysmain dll version time stamp x a be e Exception code xc Fault offset x bd Faulting process id x Faulting application start time x cba ab f e Faulting application path C Windows System svchost exe Faulting module path c windows system sysmain dll Report Id a c f - af- e -a - cf e cfc Event NTFS The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume Device HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy Event VSS Volume Shadow Copy Service information The COM Server with CLSID e fba - e - d - - c fbbb and name CEventSystem cannot be started x The service cannot be started either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it Operation Subscribing Writer Context Writer Class Id a ad c -b - e c-bb - d f f Writer Name WMI Writer Writer Instance ID c db - f a- c- f- b b d d a Event VSS Volume Shadow Copy Service error Unexpected error calling routine CoCreateInstance hr x The service cannot be started either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it Operation Subscribing Writer Context Writer Class Id a ad c -b - e c-bb - d f f Writer Name WMI Writer Writer Instance ID c db - f a- c- f- b b d d a Event Windows Error Reporting Fault bucket type Event Name BlueScreen Response Not available Cab Id

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A:Disk structure is corrupt and unreadable

Hi there,
What is your primary goal at the moment to recover the partition or to format it and make is usable? You might try using some kind of partition recovery software, but if the data that's on this partition is important you might think about using professional data recovery services. Good luck.
 

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A:New (to me) laptop, need to copy harddrive

Immediately back up everything of value to a USB Flash Drive because your hard drive can crash at any second and recovery of info off of a crashed drive costs serious $.

Can you link us to this laptop? There are inexpensive ways to transfer/clone your hard drive.
 

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A:All newborn photos corrupt on external hard drive

try pc inspector file recovery. http://www.snapfiles.com/get/smartrecovery.html

ALWAYS back up photos to more than one device.
 

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A:Automatic mirror or copy of files for backup purposes

If you require

update foo.txt => mirror:foo.txt
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allway sync.
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A:How to increase volume on C drive

0. Make sure you have everything you can't afford to lose backed up.
1. Get Easeus Partition Master (the free one for home use)
2. Shrink E
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4. Shrink D
5. Expand C

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A:Windows 8 File Copy "Interrupted Action" Issue

I missed to say that there is an easier alternative method to copy files with properties is by creating image of the files need to be copied. For example, iso, daa , bin, etc.
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See this topic
 

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A:Internet packed loss. (Could it be a programs fault?)

What Router brand and model are you using?
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Solutions please
 

A:Pressing Enter Key Mutes & Unmutes Master Volume

Hi Ronnie09,

The Enter key normally does not regulate volume control on most computers. What is the system model of your computer?

Thanks and regards,
Babita G
#iworkforDell
For easy access to drivers, manuals and product updates, please visit our Support Site
 

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A:Cannot watch/copy videos

What is the total size of this hard drive, and its 4 partitions?
 

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A:Mousing Moving, Volume Muting and DVD Drive Opening By Themselves

Any updates on this?
 

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Can you tell me what is under the "Sound, video and game controllers" tab in device manager like this:


 

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A:File transfer/copy

Ouch; Especially for large transfers, file movement from media{a} -> media{b} use no intermediate cache or temp files. IMO, unless CHKDSK c: /F /R can fix the new drive, I think you're in deep dodo.
 

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Event ID: 13

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A:ACPI error Event ID 13

This could be caused by a failing hard drive
 

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A:Microphone volume is too low

Tell her to run these:
http://support.microsoft.com/mats/AudioRecording/
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A:Problem making adhoc HD connection to copy data

Nevermind. I plugged the two archive HD's into the mobo today and all is fine and copying perfectly.

Tom.
 

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Yeah! dear you can recover your all photos. I want to ask you that did you try any data recovery or photo recovery software till now? if not then you should I am assuring you will get back your all files . If you want I can help you by suggesting some renowned photo recovery software.
 

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A:Creative HS-720 headset (mic volume problem)

Bump

Does anyone have any suggestions?
 

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A:Cannot open volume for direct access

Hmm; that's the primary partition with Windows on it - - can never format or partition the C:\ while booted from it

WHY are you attempting this?
 

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Easiest approach is to delete the host file
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you need ADMIN privileges
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I've had a similar issue before with a USB flash drive. The issue only occurred for me when reading data off it, but not when placing data on it. It almost seemed like it 'lost connection' with the computer somewhere along the way.

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A:Microphone volume is low with Realtek HD audio

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A:My fn hotkeys do not work for volume control

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If it is within your budget, buy an external hard drive enclosure which operates with a USB or Firewire cable (depending on what you can use). They are available at many online stores such as Directron, NewEgg, Frys, and on eBay...
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A:Sound is distorted when over 50% volume

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A:Dell Inspiron 1000 won't boot

I had the same problem when my graphics card died and then it has also happened to me when a HDD died and got it working by disconnecting the power cable to faulty component. So you could try that, one component at the time, or then remove (for ex.) one ram card and try, then an other and try again...and so on
 

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The screenshot you provided is the properties of a playback device, you need to find your recording device and go to properties on that to find the mic level

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A:Wireless volume/mute remote for Windows XP

Does your computer have an infrared port? It's a small red plastic square usually located in the rear...
Infrared Remote
 

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* I want to buy from newegg
* I am not reusing any old parts from an earlier build
* I haven't bought any parts yet
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My budget would be around $1000 to $1500 as previously stated in the title. I won't be needing any peripherals, and I plan on using the cooler master haf x tower.

Any suggestions on the rest of the build? This would be the first build by myself but I've helped and observed a few other builds. Any help would be appreciated!
 

A:New PC build, budget $1000 to $1500

If you could be a little more specific about what you'll need it for; running a small businesses is broad.

Do you need a blu ray drive?
I suggested two 2TB drives in RAID I for data redundancy, which I would think might be important, but that's to your discretion; same goes for the capacity.

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A:New gaming build - $1000 budget

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
SAPPHIRE 100312-1GSR Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Totals ? $800 USD.
 

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A:Building a new computer for $1000, looking for best possible build

Good!

So you've made the decision of building your own computer. GOOD FOR YOU! :grinthumb

Now, before anything i'd like to let you know that building a PC is more of an opinion thing.. I'm pretty sure spending 1000 Dollars is already going WAY over what you really need. So i'm going to provide you with my opinionated choice.

First off, i'm buying everything off of newegg which i dont get charged taxes for.

I've got an ASUS M4N98TD Motherboard,
An AMD phenom 2 X6 overclocked to 3.8ghz (Bought it at 2.8Ghz)
i've got 6GB of G-Skill Ram DDR3

and Two XFX HD 6950 1GB GDDR5 Video Cards

I built all of this (Including case and peripherals) For under $850.

But i could have done cheaper. For instance, i did not need Two Video cards, and i did not need a hexacore a quad core would have been fine. But i've got Six Screens to power Crysis 2 on and Garrys mod, and i am ONE happy Camper.

Just make sure, that what you buy is a good investment for the future, Reason i also Picked Hexacore, is so i dont have to change the computer for another 10 years hopefully.
 

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A:Need a build around $1000

Are you planning to use any hardware from your current system: monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc.?
 

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A:Volume not loud enough

Did the sound output suddenly drop?

Have you tried this:

Go to Control Panel and select Sound. In the Sound box under playback check that speakers are set as the default device. Double left click on Speakers and then click on the Levels tab and check the position of the volume control, there may be room to increase it, just click on the volume control and drag it to a higher setting. Click on OK then OK again. Play something and see if it is any better.
 

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A:RAID issue - deleting RAID volume to restore non-RAID disks

sadly, there's no way to do what you want without an existing backup.

Look at it this way;
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We put our data into the structure.

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A:Corrupt BIOS :(

On a desktop I've heard of a Boot-Block BIOS. his is small area of the BIOS that doesn't get overwritten when you flash a BIOS. The boot-block BIOS only has support for the floppy drive. If you have a PCI video card you won't see anything on the screen because the boot-block BIOS only supports an ISA video card. Once the PC boots using the Boot-Block, the old BIOS image is restored.

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A:Mic not working after checking all kinds of volume controls

Do you mean when you speak into the mike the sound that comes out is quiet, this sounds to me like it could be a sound card problem have a look in the device manager to see if there are problems devices.
 

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A:~1000 budget for gaming pc. Need your opinions!

I'm always busy so I do not have time to sit down and build a computer. I wish I did. More so than anything I'd like to know what specs to look for in a computer above others.Click to expand...

Takes less than two hours first time off, from my experience. IMO well worth it, and much faster than any prebuil system under $1300 USD.

What size harddrive? What size monitor (also widescreen or no)? Would you like to include an OS/software/peripherals?

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
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Since you seem to pressed for time, I'll recommend the Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case case as a capable and affordable case, but you can pick whatever.

Total: ?$1000 USD

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A:First time building gaming PC, $1000-1400 budget

First, how old is your old computer?

Second, what do you want to do with this new build, i.e. gaming, video editing, media, etc?

We're going to assume you'll be running Windows 7 64, correct?

* A number of regular posters here should step up in an hour or two and you'll get great advice. By the way, once you see how it is done building a PC really isn't that hard to do.
 

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A:Looking to invest $1000 in a new laptop

In that price range you should look for an i5 (or equivalent) processor, 4GB of RAM and a AMD/ATI 5650 or NVidia 360M.
 

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It has a range of different computer names within the same events. As far as DCOM is configured it's only setup to use TCP-IP.

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Clients:
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A:Event ID: 10009 DCOM was unable to communicate with the computer <computer name>

Extra Info

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A:Corrupt system volume

How old is your hard drive. This can happen when there are failure sites on the hard drive.
Usually, you can cold boot to the VISTA cd, then run a new install in Repair mode (not restore mode), and everything gets patched up... but the problem will happen again if the hard drive is going bad.

Or you could save all data, and try to run the VISTA recovery partition...

You can take out the drive to examine it for date... or you can run a download of Belarc Advisor that will give you an inventory of everything in the computer.
 

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A:Corrupt screen problems at boot and in safe mode for Dell Dimension E520

looks like your screen card has failed.

is your computer still under warranty?
 

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A:RAID errors on large copies and in event viewer

So I went to Q:\ and selected all (highlighting all top-level files and folders, and their subcontents), copied, then went to D:\ and pasted.Click to expand...

Ouch! The technique of copy/paste is more likely to cause issues than anything else, especially on large size transfers.


Empty the Raid target
Select the top-level-folders
drag-n-drop onto the Raid Drive letter

 

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A:Please help me get this PC build under £1000

Here you go:

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.80GHz - 155.09
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Can you attach a screen capture .jpg file of what you're seeing in Disk Management?

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Are you trying to Format the drive to FAT32?
What Brand of drive Lenovo or was it a pass out type?
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If the internal drive is Western Digital you can use a free version of Acronis True Image (tho IMHO it's well worth the $50 for the full product)

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A:Corrupt Partition/MBR?

P.S. When I start it up, the file it says it's missing, is the tcpip.sys file.Click to expand...

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A:Dell Inspiron 1000 starting problems

Sorry misread it completely.

Edit:
Ray's comment seems plausible, also there may be something with motherboard as well. When you turn it on, do you hear any beep(s) ?
 

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A:Drop in Volume

driver..

did you try a newer version of Open AL?
http://connect.creativelabs.com/openal/Downloads/Forms/AllItems.aspx
OR are there newer versions of the driver at the home of the card? Don't forget to delete the old driver version completely :approve:
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A:Sound very low, even though have it up full volume

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A:Corrupt External Hard Drive

hopefully there is nothing important on it, I would reformat it completely. First run the disk check utility on it though, make sure you have it checked to fix corrupted blocks. If check disk doesn't find anything format.
 

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A:XP boot cd to copy files

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Tap the F8 key at boot time.
Select "Command Prompt" from the menu.
 

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