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"Day One......used my HP Win 7 Upgrade disc to run some tests.
"Clicked Repair your computer" Tried system restore....got "system restore error" then I tried "Startup Repair" got "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically""
I have no experience trying to repair Vista or Windows 7.
" The I ran command prompt....CHDSK /F..../R just got "Failed to transfer logged messages to event log with status....error 50" It did seem to not find any errors....yet."
Is this you?
9 March 2011
failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50
I have also read on the net today " http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/... " that this error is normal for Vista if you run "Chkdsk" from a bootable CD.
I went there....
Originally Posted by ummm View Post
What DVD? I ran chkdsk /f and /r from doing F8 --> repair options or something and not successful, "failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50".. Whatelse can I do?
That error message is normal and does not mean that chkdsk did not succeed. It simply failed to write the event to the event log.
"Day Two......decided to run memtest
Results after 1 Pass were "Pass Complete No Errors" I read that it is suggested that you run at least 7 passes. "
If it passes the full set of tests once, I personally don't think there's any point in wasting your time running it more than a few times. Some people say let it run all night. Memory is not perfect. There may be a tiny number of errors if you run any test long enough.
"Than I ran WD Datalife Guard Tools. Quick Tools (3m 4s) just showed "Error Status Code: 0000" which I believe is good."
No such error as 0000 - 000 is okay
Data Lifeguard Tools 11 and 10 Error Codes
Data Lifeguard Tools 2.8 Error Codes
"Then ran the extended Test (1hr 55m 51s) , It also came up OK."
"Next put in my HP Win 7 Upgrade Disk in again (already tried once before) . >>>repair your computer>>>startup repair>>>startup repair could not detect a problem, Yeah !!!!"
"Not sure what was done to get me this far "
I think it's probable that CHDSK /F and CHKDSK /R DID find some errors and fixed them but was not able to show you that because you ran it from the Vista DVD and you were getting failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50.
when you boot from the 2000 or XP CDs and run CHKDSK /R from the Recovery Console it has no problem showing you the log as CHKDSK is running and when it finishes. You can't run CHKDSK /F in the Recovery Console.
CHKDSK /R C: or whatever drive letter checks the whole partition including space the data is not on with more tests. Both find previously un-detected bad sectors and move data on them to good spare sectors and flag the location of bad sectors so they can't be used by the operating system, but CHKDSK /R C: flags bad sectors on drive space you may have data on in the future.
"My next problem was to try to get to "Factory Installed" State computer came with Dell DataSafe Local Backup. When I try to access the restore to factory state, It states that it will go back to 1-8-2010 (Factory Image click restart, the computer justs reboots to desktop, does seem to find that recovery.
When I go into Disk Management to look at the HD .....it shows Disk 0 has a healthy 39mb oem partition.....A Recovery 14.65gb NTFS healthy.....OS (C:) 581.48 NTFS healthy. So it seems something is in that recovery part of the HD ??
I did try F8 boot process and chose repair my computer....its goes back to my previous error message "unmountable_boot_volume" When I reboot I'm able to get back into Windows like normal, Go Figure ????"
There may be something in the partitions other than the large one you see as C that is corrupted. I don't know if you can run CHKDSK /R on those partitions - if you can that might fix the problem.
There is more info on the Dell web site about Dell DataSafe Local Backup - there may be T-shooting info too.
"I did contact Dell as far as getting disks, they seem to be willing to help me , so as long as I jump through some hoops, they have been very nice so far."
If you can't get them you could always buy a regular OEM Vista or OEM Windows 7 DVD, the cheapest type.
Since the ram has passed testing, I urge you to test the hard drive with hard drive manufacturer's diagnostics, if you haven't already done so.Do the long test.
It will probably pass, but if it doesn't you would know the drive should be replaced before you waste your time trying to fix data on a defective hard drive.