Windows Server 2008 hangs at welcome screen. Last error in log is WMI Event ID 10

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I have been experiencing the issue where the Exchange server stops responding. Mail flow is affected by the unresponsiveness. I have to manually turn off the server and restart to be able to log back on. The last application log event is WMI Event ID: 10
“Event filter with query "select * from __instancemodificationevent within 30 where targetinstance isa 'Win32_PerfFormattedData_PerfDisk_LogicalDisk' and targetinstance.PercentFreeSpace < 1 and targetinstance.Name != '_Total'" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error 0x80041002. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected.”

Anybody seen this before? I get this at least once a week.

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You have to check free disk space on physical and logical drives.
Go to Computer Management->Disk Management and check free space.
Also check disks on errors.


All the storage is on a SAN. I have several drives and the one that has the list amount of space has 23GB.
May be:

This occurs when the performance counters are corrupt on the host you are trying to add.

To rebuild extensible counters, third-party counters, and all other performance counters follow these steps:

1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window.

2. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:


3. At the command prompt, type the following command and then press ENTER:

lodctr /R

Note: In this command, "R" is uppercase.

4. At the command prompt, type exit , and then press ENTER to close the Command Prompt window.

Also as workaround you can create script and schedule periodical task If it is useful

I am experiencing the exact same issue. Windows Server 2008 hangs and I hav to power off by holding in the power button.
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