Unable to do free space erase in Vista

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Unable to do free space erase in Vista

Postby Moe » Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:17 am

Hello,

I have tried several times to run a free space erase on my primary Vista partition to no luck. I am using the single pass pseudorandom sequence and seems like process stops about about 80% of progress then i eventually get a message saying i am out of disk space then Eraser just hangs up. I looked around and a massive directory of 400 gig was created with some garabage file names. The run log is was too large to paste here so I am only pasting the last few lines but there are thousands of entries like it. I do run it as administrator so I don't know what else i am doing wrong. Any help is appreciated.

Regards

Moe.

Session: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:03 AM
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 12:43:18 PM Error C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wwf-perfcnt_ini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_718da32dfe6647eb\PerfCounters.ini did not have its cluster tips erased because you do not have the required permissions to erase the file cluster tips.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 12:43:18 PM Error C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wwf-perfcnt_ini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_718da32dfe6647eb\PerfCounters_D.ini did not have its cluster tips erased because you do not have the required permissions to erase the file cluster tips.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 12:43:18 PM Error C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wwf-perfcnt_ini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16708_none_71e62ab9fe238fad\PerfCounters.ini did not have its cluster tips erased because you do not have the required permissions to erase the file cluster tips.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 12:43:18 PM Error C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wwf-perfcnt_ini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16708_none_71e62ab9fe238fad\PerfCounters_D.ini did not have its cluster tips erased because you do not have the required permissions to erase the file cluster tips.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 12:43:18 PM Error C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wwf-perfcnt_ini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20864_none_722ae6d5177571c1\PerfCounters.ini did not have its cluster tips erased because you do not have the required permissions to erase the file cluster tips.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 12:43:18 PM Error C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wwf-perfcnt_ini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20864_none_722ae6d5177571c1\PerfCounters_D.ini did not have its cluster tips erased because you do not have the required permissions to erase the file cluster tips.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 12:43:18 PM Error C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wwf-perfcnt_ini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18096_none_73691799fb94ec42\PerfCounters.ini did not have its cluster tips erased because you do not have the required permissions to erase the file cluster tips.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 12:43:18 PM Error C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wwf-perfcnt_ini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18096_none_73691799fb94ec42\PerfCounters_D.ini did not have its cluster tips erased because you do not have the required permissions to erase the file cluster tips.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 12:43:18 PM Error C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wwf-perfcnt_ini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22208_none_7456062b1467c068\PerfCounters.ini did not have its cluster tips erased because you do not have the required permissions to erase the file cluster tips.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 12:43:18 PM Error C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wwf-perfcnt_ini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22208_none_7456062b1467c068\PerfCounters_D.ini did not have its cluster tips erased because you do not have the required permissions to erase the file cluster tips.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 12:43:18 PM Error C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wwf-perfcnt_ini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.18005_none_75afde35f873240b\PerfCounters.ini did not have its cluster tips erased because you do not have the required permissions to erase the file cluster tips.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 12:43:18 PM Error C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wwf-perfcnt_ini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.18005_none_75afde35f873240b\PerfCounters_D.ini did not have its cluster tips erased because you do not have the required permissions to erase the file cluster tips.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 12:43:18 PM Error C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wwf-system.workflow.activities_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_3265f2e277fead59\System.Workflow.Activities.dll did not have its cluster tips erased because you do not have the required permissions to erase the file cluster tips.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 12:43:18 PM Error C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_wwf-system.workflow.componentmodel_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_8be419790e15a8ca\System.Workflow.ComponentModel.dll did not have its cluster tips erased because you do not have the required permissions to erase the file cluster tips.
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Forgot to mention i am running Eraser 6

Postby Moe » Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:20 am

I also tried it with other versions but to no avail. 5.8.8 did the same exact thing so it does not appear to be version related.
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Re: Unable to do free space erase in Vista

Postby Joel » Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:39 am

The log can be filtered: Filter using the controls in the Log dialog to only Warning and above and post the filtered log, thanks!

In the meantime, it does sound like the problem is similar to that experienced here. Let me know if that is what you're experiencing.
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Re: Unable to do free space erase in Vista

Postby tones420 » Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:53 am

didn't wanna post a new topic when i have the same problem as the title of this topic.

02/01/2010 12:29:27 AM: Running task (C:\).
02/01/2010 12:31:48 AM: Possible failure running task (C:\).
02/01/2010 12:31:48 AM: Erasing the Free Space of a drive requires elevation
02/01/2010 12:31:48 AM: Erasing the Free Space of a drive requires elevation
02/01/2010 12:31:48 AM: Failed to erase file names from drive C:\, don't know why exactly.

happens every time i try to do a free space erase in Vista. all programs closed. v5.8.7. anyone?
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Re: Unable to do free space erase in Vista

Postby Joel » Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:59 am

Yours is simple. http://bbs.heidi.ie/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=5309. Please check the FAQ in future.
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Re: Unable to do free space erase in Vista

Postby tones420 » Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:03 am

Ha! i was just gonna post an edit saying that i never thought to search for "elevation required" and to hold until further notice.....but u beat me to it....its been like 5 mins since my last post....take a break Joel :)
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Re: Unable to do free space erase in Vista

Postby Joel » Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:21 am

Haha, I get notifications for every thread. If I can stop what I'm doing to answer a query, why not? :)
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Re: Unable to do free space erase in Vista

Postby tones420 » Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:52 pm

just buggin Joel, you're doing a great job.

so i did what u said and ran it as the administrator, but it still fails to erase the free space and i get this in the log.

02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-cwevbtargets_i_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20864_none_c41abd3b90741b5f\Workflow.VisualBasic.Targets.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-cwevbtargets_i_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18096_none_c558ee00749395e0\Workflow.VisualBasic.Targets.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-cwevbtargets_i_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22208_none_c645dc918d666a06\Workflow.VisualBasic.Targets.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-cwevbtargets_i_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.18005_none_c79fb49c7171cda9\Workflow.VisualBasic.Targets.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-perfcnt_ini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_718da32dfe6647eb\PerfCounters.ini.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-perfcnt_ini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_718da32dfe6647eb\PerfCounters_D.ini.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-perfcnt_ini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16708_none_71e62ab9fe238fad\PerfCounters.ini.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-perfcnt_ini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16708_none_71e62ab9fe238fad\PerfCounters_D.ini.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-perfcnt_ini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20864_none_722ae6d5177571c1\PerfCounters.ini.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-perfcnt_ini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20864_none_722ae6d5177571c1\PerfCounters_D.ini.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-perfcnt_ini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18096_none_73691799fb94ec42\PerfCounters.ini.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-perfcnt_ini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18096_none_73691799fb94ec42\PerfCounters_D.ini.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-perfcnt_ini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22208_none_7456062b1467c068\PerfCounters.ini.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-perfcnt_ini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22208_none_7456062b1467c068\PerfCounters_D.ini.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-perfcnt_ini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.18005_none_75afde35f873240b\PerfCounters.ini.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-perfcnt_ini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.18005_none_75afde35f873240b\PerfCounters_D.ini.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-system.workflow.activities_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_302f30e67b139c85\System.Workflow.Activities.dll.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-system.workflow.activities_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16708_none_3087b8727ad0e447\System.Workflow.Activities.dll.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-system.workflow.activities_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20864_none_30cc748d9422c65b\System.Workflow.Activities.dll.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-system.workflow.activities_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_3265f2e277fead59\System.Workflow.Activities.dll.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-system.workflow.activities_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18096_none_320aa552784240dc\System.Workflow.Activities.dll.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-system.workflow.activities_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22208_none_32f793e391151502\System.Workflow.Activities.dll.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-system.workflow.activities_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.18005_none_34516bee752078a5\System.Workflow.Activities.dll.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-system.workflow.componentmodel_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_89ad577d112a97f6\System.Workflow.ComponentModel.dll.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-system.workflow.componentmodel_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16708_none_8a05df0910e7dfb8\System.Workflow.ComponentModel.dll.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-system.workflow.componentmodel_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20864_none_8a4a9b242a39c1cc\System.Workflow.ComponentModel.dll.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-system.workflow.componentmodel_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_8be419790e15a8ca\System.Workflow.ComponentModel.dll.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-system.workflow.componentmodel_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18096_none_8b88cbe90e593c4d\System.Workflow.ComponentModel.dll.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-system.workflow.componentmodel_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22208_none_8c75ba7a272c1073\System.Workflow.ComponentModel.dll.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-system.workflow.componentmodel_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.18005_none_8dcf92850b377416\System.Workflow.ComponentModel.dll.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-system.workflow.runtime_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_62e41b9da31be90a\System.Workflow.Runtime.dll.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-system.workflow.runtime_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16708_none_633ca329a2d930cc\System.Workflow.Runtime.dll.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-system.workflow.runtime_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20864_none_63815f44bc2b12e0\System.Workflow.Runtime.dll.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-system.workflow.runtime_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_651add99a006f9de\System.Workflow.Runtime.dll.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-system.workflow.runtime_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18096_none_64bf9009a04a8d61\System.Workflow.Runtime.dll.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-system.workflow.runtime_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22208_none_65ac7e9ab91d6187\System.Workflow.Runtime.dll.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_wwf-system.workflow.runtime_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.18005_none_670656a59d28c52a\System.Workflow.Runtime.dll.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_xcbda.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_f2d24a7aaa8d9f5d\xcbda.inf_loc.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_xcbda.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_fr-fr_95551d5d9d86a764\xcbda.inf_loc.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_xnacc.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_8ce9e18831d1944e\xnacc.inf_loc.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_xnacc.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_fr-fr_2f6cb46b24ca9c55\xnacc.inf_loc.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_xnacc.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_b3ab89be7386e838\xnacc.inf.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_xnacc.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_b3ab89be7386e838\xnacc.sys.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_xrxscan.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_ed393488b2a7196c\xrwcscci.dll.mui.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_xrxscan.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_ed393488b2a7196c\xrwcscd.dll.mui.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_xrxscan.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_ed393488b2a7196c\xrwcscu.dll.mui.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_xrxscan.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_ed393488b2a7196c\xrwcstr.dll.mui.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_xrxscan.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_ed393488b2a7196c\xrwctmgt.dll.mui.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_xrxscan.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_en-us_ed393488b2a7196c\xrxscan.inf_loc.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_xrxscan.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_fr-fr_8fbc076ba5a02173\xrwcscci.dll.mui.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_xrxscan.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_fr-fr_8fbc076ba5a02173\xrwcscd.dll.mui.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_xrxscan.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_fr-fr_8fbc076ba5a02173\xrwcscu.dll.mui.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_xrxscan.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_fr-fr_8fbc076ba5a02173\xrwcstr.dll.mui.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_xrxscan.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_fr-fr_8fbc076ba5a02173\xrwctmgt.dll.mui.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\winsxs\x86_xrxscan.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_fr-fr_8fbc076ba5a02173\xrxscan.inf_loc.
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\WMSysPr9.prx (Protected File).
02/01/2010 2:47:18 AM: Failed to erase unused space on C:\WINDOWS\_default.pif (Protected File).


the main thing i dont understand it why it is telling me it couldnt erase these files, when i am only trying to erase the free space on my computer? shouldnt it not be trying to eraser files?
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Re: Unable to do free space erase in Vista

Postby Joel » Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:08 am

It was trying to erase the cluster tips of those files, it is normal to get these messages.
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Re: Unable to do free space erase in Vista

Postby Moe » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:42 am

I did filter warning or higher and the list remained huge. Therefore, i am including only the first few and last few lines below.

I did run it as administrator so that should have not been the issue. Now, maye this log is ok, but why did I run out of space and where did these thousands of files come from and filled up my disk entirely?

Regards

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Session: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:03 AM
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:04 AM Error C:\ did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070020)
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:04 AM Error C:\ did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070020)
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
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Session: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:03 AM
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:04 AM Error C:\ did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070020)
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:04 AM Error C:\ did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070020)
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:31:41 AM Error C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys did not have its cluster tips erased because of the following error: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
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Re: Unable to do free space erase in Vista

Postby Joel » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:53 am

Moe wrote:I did run it as administrator so that should have not been the issue.
It is, because in Windows Vista and later (unlike XP) Administrators are not omnipotent any longer and there are certain files in which only the system can access (hence the drive to write Eraser as a service).

Moe wrote:Now, maye this log is ok, but why did I run out of space and where did these thousands of files come from and filled up my disk entirely?
The log is normal, Windows files not have cluster tips erased is fine. You run out of space because that's how Eraser does unused space erasures, it always has been -- The thousands of files are to clean up the MFT to get rid of the old deleted files.
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Re: Unable to do free space erase in Vista

Postby Moe » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:18 am

Thanks very much Goel for your help. Great program, but how do I get eraser to complete the task? My disk is a 650 Gig with about 550 Gig free. Are there any tricks to get it to complete the run? It definitely hangs up about 75%-80% of the way. It definitely sounds a lot like the problem the other gentleman is experiencing.

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Re: Unable to do free space erase in Vista

Postby Joel » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:20 am

Could you copy and paste the task log here? If the filenames are sensitive you can change it before posting, but leave the error messages intact, please.
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Re: Unable to do free space erase in Vista

Postby Moe » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:01 am

The log of warning level and higher is too large. I just tried pasting it in this window but it froze the browser. I pasted it into a word document and it was 8966 pages long. Is there another way I can get it to you? It probably can zip very well and be emailed. Let me know please.

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Re: Unable to do free space erase in Vista

Postby Joel » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:21 am

then never mind - get maybe the last dozen log entries or so should be sufficient.
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