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Safe mode causes BSOD; WinXP OK in normal mode; defrag not completing....

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by GTL, Dec 14, 2009.

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  1. GTL

    GTL Thread Starter

    Jun 28, 2009
    My computer was running slow with the HD churning away, so I ran the anti-ware (Malwarebytes and Trend Micro) and found no infections.

    Then I ran defrag, but had only 5% free space, so I deleted and moved files and got to 15%, but defrag runs for 10 minutes and declares itself done, but it looks like only about 20% of the drive is getting defragged and the rest is badly fragmented.

    I ran CCleaner, chkdsk /r & /f, and went to run defrag in safe mode only to find trying to boot in safe mode causes the dreaded BSoD! But WinXP SP3 runs fine in normal mode!

    Stop: 0X00000007E (0XC0000005, 0X80537009, 0XF7C5E3E0, 0XF7C5E0DC)

    No hardware changes in more than a year, the last time I ran in safe mode was a couple of months ago to get rid of a nasty Trojan.

    So, why will defrag not finish? Why does safe mode cause the BSoD?

    FWIW:clearing up the HD space had reduced the HD churn.

    I ran chkdsk /r in the recovery console and System File Checker, with no apparent change.

    Results of chkdsk from Event Viewer:

    CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
    Usn Journal verification completed.
    CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
    File data verification completed.
    CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
    Free space verification is complete.
    31768537 KB total disk space.
    25785876 KB in 98131 files.
    35884 KB in 11699 indexes.
    0 KB in bad sectors.
    364105 KB in use by the system.
    65536 KB occupied by the log file.
    5582672 KB available on disk.
    4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
    7942134 total allocation units on disk.
    1395668 allocation units available on disk.
    Internal Info:
    b0 ce 01 00 12 ad 01 00 0b 5c 02 00 00 00 00 00 .........\......
    c0 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 ba 06 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
    c8 ea 76 03 00 00 00 00 10 ea e5 47 00 00 00 00 ..v........G....
    98 5f 9b 35 00 00 00 00 7e 13 8c 98 03 00 00 00 ._.5....~.......
    c0 ff 69 67 00 00 00 00 9c 66 fb 84 04 00 00 00 ..ig.....f......
    99 9e 36 00 00 00 00 00 08 39 07 00 53 7f 01 00 ..6......9..S...
    00 00 00 00 00 50 d8 25 06 00 00 00 b3 2d 00 00 .....P.%.....-..
  2. How'dIdoThat


    Nov 2, 2004
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    Running processes can cause this like Toolbars if you have toolbars I'd say remove them completely as they will conflict with I.E.'s toolbar as with other programs like defrag, ( to remove a program make sure it's not running then click Start/ Control Panel / Add-Remove Programs then restart the pc Always restart the pc after installing , removing , or updateing a program ). Then disconnect from the internet and right click on any icons next to the clock and click exit or end to stop them till your done doing the defrag. Then run cleanup disk and try to defrag. If no joy please post a HiJackThis log so we can see if there's other issues http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/622404-please-read-here-first-before.html
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