midas001

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  1. Hey Jwheels, Thanks very, very much for the reply. I have now determined that it is one of the Seagate HDD's. I installed Vista on the other drive and have not had a problem in 6 days. When I try to follow your instructions it still does not work. I was able to navigate to the windows\system32 directory so I assume I can follow the steps and start cleaning up my event list. I guess I am logged in a an adminstrator. I do have a more pressing priority right now and that is getting the dual boot stopped so I can RMA the bad HDD. Newegg was cool about going past the 30 day return policy. So in short I needed the adminstrative command prompt anyway to access the boot configuration data. I already have the RMA for both drives but hate to return a good drive and then have to re-install everything yet again. UPDATE: Navigating to the folder does nothing so I did a little research. This is by far the easiest way to launch the elevated command prompt: http://www.petri.co.il/vista_command_prompt.htm Take care all!!! UPDATE II: Better yet - Start > All Programs > Accessories > Right click Command Prompt > Run as Administrator
  2. Hey all, I am about to pull my thinning hair out!! I installed WinXP Pro two years ago on the machine I built and never looked back, never a problem until the last few months a couple BSOD's (first time since the initial installation). Thought I would catch up with the times, had some extra $$$, wanted to start using the PC as DVR, and needed more HD space so why not go Vista? Heard many good things. OMG!!! Vista has crashed more times than XP, NT, and 98 all rolled into one! My event log can be used in place of fireworks this coming July 4th!! Vista Ultimate 32-Bit was a clean install on one of the brand new Seagate HD's. XP Pro is on the old WD drive. I booted up in safe mode, gave myself full control of the repository folder and everything in it and still cannot do anything to any of the files in there (I do not have permissions do delete and the file is in use if I try to cut and paste into a different folder). I cannot rename, delete, or cut the files or the folder. I tried Yakumo's instructions... When I type cmd in the search box, left crtl+shif it just closes and nothing happens... If I use Run... the command prompt window opens but I do not know if it is an "administrator elevated command prompt ". If it is the correct command prompt I guess I do not understand the instructions. Here is the administrator event list from my last boot up (except for the Outlook event - this started showing up after the last BSOD - yesterday morning. It now shows up every time I start Outlook)... Warning 9/13/2008 10:19:25 PM Microsoft Office 12 Sessions 7003 None Error 9/13/2008 10:05:55 PM Service Control Manager Eventlog Provider 7001 None Error 9/13/2008 10:05:55 PM Service Control Manager Eventlog Provider 7022 None Error 9/13/2008 10:05:45 PM WMI 10 None Error 9/13/2008 10:04:23 PM HttpEvent 15016 None Error 9/13/2008 10:04:14 PM volmgr 49 None Error 9/13/2008 10:03:55 PM volmgr 49 None Warning 9/13/2008 10:02:56 PM Winlogon 6000 None Warning 9/13/2008 10:02:56 PM Winlogon 6000 None Error 9/13/2008 10:02:26 PM DistributedCOM 10005 None Error 9/13/2008 10:02:24 PM DistributedCOM 10005 None Error 9/13/2008 10:02:24 PM DistributedCOM 10005 None Error 9/13/2008 10:02:24 PM DistributedCOM 10005 None Error 9/13/2008 10:02:24 PM DistributedCOM 10005 None Error 9/13/2008 10:02:24 PM EventSystem 4609 Event System Error 9/13/2008 10:02:14 PM DistributedCOM 10005 None Warning 9/13/2008 10:02:14 PM Winlogon 6000 None Error 9/13/2008 10:01:44 PM volmgr 49 None Error 9/13/2008 10:01:39 PM volmgr 49 None Warning 9/13/2008 10:01:55 PM PlugPlayManager 263 None Error 9/13/2008 10:00:40 PM Eventlog 1108 Event processing Warning 9/13/2008 10:00:40 PM Winlogon 6000 None Warning 9/13/2008 10:00:39 PM Winlogon 6000 None My goal was to try and get rid of them one at a time working my way to a clean event log but they seem to be growing instead of shrinking. Any help is greatly appreciated. Not sure if this matters or not... I did not format the drive before the installation. I thought the drive would be formatted as part of the installation. I say this because it took quite a long time to format the other drive after I got Vista running, far longer than it did to install Vista on the new drive. I thought read somewhere that formatting the drive in XP then installing Vista on it might cause a problem. Thanks, Bill S ASUS PB5 Delux wiFi AP solo, Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe, 2 X Segate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB SATA, 1 X WD Caviar SE16 250GB SATA, 4GB Corsair RAM, Nvidia GeForce 7600GT, ATi TV Wonder HD650 PCI Express tuner card.