corrupted shadow files and huge winsxs directory
Posted on 2013-06-17
Hi, and thanks for any guidance,
I have a a client for whom I am checking the general healthof their laptop. Looking though the event log, I see a consistent series of the following event:
The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume \Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy18 (all 1-18 were flagged)
I have removed and re-established the pagefile, and this has not changed.
I've not seen anything else to better understand what may be at fault.
In addition, I noticed that for pretty bare-bones, one profile, and no collections, and little more than MS Office installed that an inordinant amount of disk space was used (70 GB out of 225 GB). From this, I used Space Sniffer to identify that the \windows\winsxs directory is 30GB!
I don't know whether these two conditions could be related.
Ian insight todetermine one or more root causes to either )or both) of these would be welcome.
Viao VGN-FW200, 4 GB RAM, Vista 64 bit Home Premium w/ SP2