Multiple Vista Failures

jaff

Member
Greetings:

I am running Vista Home Premium 32 bit without service pack 1 and have been trying to download windows updates for about a month now.

I get a Windows Update error message 8007000b

I ran the command prompt as administrator,typed in fsutil resource setautoreset true C:\.
and I got a message saying

“The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable”

I have tried to download updates 1 at a time, turned off my anti virus And tried manual updates

My Error checking is not working “windows can’t check the disk while it’s in use”
And schedule disk check does not work

The System File Checker tool gives the message
“windows resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them”

The windows memory diagnostic tool runs, reboots and does not display any results

Would appreciate any ideas on how and where to start

Thanks
 

My Computer

Brink

Staff member
mvp

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

jaff

Member
Hi Jaff,

See if you can run chkdsk /f in Option Three of Method Two in this tutorial.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67612-check-disk-chkdsk.html

Afterwards, restart the computer to see if you can run Windows Update.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks for your response Shawn:

Typing in chkdsk c: /f in command prompt from system recovery options
Gives this response:

The type of the file system is NTFS

Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use…
Chkdsk may run if this volume is dismounted first
All opened handles to this volume would then be invalid
Would you like to force dismount on this volume?

I’m not sure I like the sound of that. Although typing in chkdsk c: does start a slow check and shows corrupt areas.


jaff
 

My Computer

joel406

Senior Member
Vista Guru
Sorry to tell you but it looks like a bad hard drive.

The only thing left for "you" to do now is to try a clean install of Vista. And if that fails you more then likly have a bad hard drive.

Then you can get a new one from your OEM(if your still under waranty. Or your next option is to get one from www.newegg.com or local at a Best Buy.

You can also download and create a Hirens diagnostic disk. You can find it with a google searh and all the insructions are at the site for creation and use.

A scan with a Hirens disk will find out for sure if your HD is good or not.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    My Ever Changing Whim!
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad 9650
    Motherboard
    Intel DQ35JO
    Memory
    6GB Corsair DDR2 800
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS 9800GT Ultimate
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19 inch Sceptre 19 inch Acer
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    1 320GB Seagate SATA
    1 250GB Western Digital SATA
    1 200GB Maxtor SATA
    2x160GB Western Digitals SATA
    1 320GB Seagate External
    1 120GB Western Digital External
    1 80GB Westen Digital External
    1 4GB Crucial Flash Drive for Ready Boost
    PSU
    600watt Fortron Source
    Case
    Antec
    Cooling
    Fresh Air
    Mouse
    Razer Diamondback
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural Ergonamic 4000
    Other Info
    My main rig runs Vista Ultimate or Server 2008. Depending on which Acronis image I decide to load.

jaff

Member
Sorry to tell you but it looks like a bad hard drive.

The only thing left for "you" to do now is to try a clean install of Vista. And if that fails you more then likly have a bad hard drive.

Then you can get a new one from your OEM(if your still under waranty. Or your next option is to get one from www.newegg.com or local at a Best Buy.

You can also download and create a Hirens diagnostic disk. You can find it with a google searh and all the insructions are at the site for creation and use.

A scan with a Hirens disk will find out for sure if your HD is good or not.

I have a second hard drive on my machine . Would I be able to install vista on it and run both so I can transfer files and duplicate my setup (gradually)?
Or will my OEM Vista not allow it and see it as a second computer?

Thanks
jaff
 

My Computer

Brink

Staff member
mvp
Hi Jaff,

See if you can run chkdsk /f in Option Three of Method Two in this tutorial.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67612-check-disk-chkdsk.html

Afterwards, restart the computer to see if you can run Windows Update.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks for your response Shawn:

Typing in chkdsk c: /f in command prompt from system recovery options
Gives this response:

The type of the file system is NTFS

Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use…
Chkdsk may run if this volume is dismounted first
All opened handles to this volume would then be invalid
Would you like to force dismount on this volume?

I’m not sure I like the sound of that. Although typing in chkdsk c: does start a slow check and shows corrupt areas.


jaff
Jaff,

Answer Y to the dismount question to let chkdsk run.

Shawn
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

SCSIraidGURU

New Member
I would run chkdsk c:/r and let it do it on a restart. /r invoke /f and a few other tests.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    pair of Intel E5430 quad core 2.66 GHz Xeons
    Motherboard
    Supermicro X7DWA-N server board
    Memory
    16GB DDR667
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA 8800 GTS 640 MB video card
    Hard Drives
    SAS RAID

jaff

Member
Chkdsc c: /f worked after a number of tries without requesting a dismount.

Windows update is working and I am up to date except for service pack 1.


Many Thanks to All


Jaff :)
 

My Computer

Brink

Staff member
mvp
Jaff I'm glad to hear that you got it sorted out. Thank you for the feedback.

Shawn
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD
Top