File system error

Posted on 2008-11-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
All of a sudden when I try to start device manager I get an error message "File System Error (-1073741521)  I am using Windows Vista Utlimate and have used the installation DVD and run all of the diagnostics and everything comes up OK. What am I dealing with? Thanks, David
Question by:derickson1625
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    Did you try running chkdsk from the Command Prompt section of the Recovery Environment on the Vista DVD:
    How to use the Command Prompt in the Vista Windows Recovery Environment
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    Seems it was a UAC for someone else.. might try disabling that to see what happens.


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    That did it. I started in the safe mode and disabled the UI consent. Now, can I reset it to the original setting? Thanks a bunch

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