Maximum number of secrets

Dell / Inspiron 700m
January 1, 2009 at 17:36:00
Specs: Windows XP, 2ghz/1gb
i was installing a program. my computer caught teh BSOD. reboots, and now i can only access my windows partition. my DATA partition gives the error Maximum number of secrets exceeded. this also happens when i try to access my external hdd. under disk management the external and the DATA partition both show as healthy.

any advice?

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January 1, 2009 at 17:47:35
"Maximum number of secrets exceeded"

Could you have misread that? Could it have been
'Maximum number of bad sectors exceeded'?

That would mean your drive is no longer a viable data storage device.

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January 4, 2009 at 12:57:53
no im pretty sure it said secrets. Secrets

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January 5, 2009 at 07:21:50
Can you confirm that message?

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown

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February 5, 2009 at 12:42:52
I also am getting that error starting today. When I try to access my external or 2nd internal hard drives I get "The maximum number of secrets that may be stored in a single system has been exceeded." Any suggestions are welcome. I did a virus scan with AVG and ran CCleaner which had no affect on the error. I am running Windows XP.

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February 5, 2009 at 13:07:51
Look at the thread I am linking below for some explanation.

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