Querying USN Journal on Disk... ERROR!

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NEN
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Querying USN Journal on Disk... ERROR!

Post by NEN » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:42 pm

I´m having this persistent error with Everything when I do a search:

"Querying USN Journal on Disk F:"

1- When I allow USN on settings the program freezes.

2- I run "fsutil queryjournal f:" command and cmd shows:

"Error: The volume change journal is being deleted"


What that means?

I run HDscan tests looking for Disk errors and everything looks OK.

NotNull
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Re: Querying USN Journal on Disk... ERROR!

Post by NotNull » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:28 pm

AFAIK, HDScan checks a disk on "hardware level" (bad blocks, SMART data). There is also the filesystem (the "software level" of the disk). You have to check that too:
Start a CHKDSK by right clicking the F:-drive in Explorer > Properties > Tools > Error checking

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Re: Querying USN Journal on Disk... ERROR!

Post by void » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:24 am

There is a pending delete on your USN Journal.

Please restart your computer to complete the deletion.
After restarting your computer the USN Journal will be recreated automatically.

Unfortunately, Everything will wait forever for the deletion to complete.
It's on my "Things to fix" list.

NEN
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Re: Querying USN Journal on Disk... ERROR!

Post by NEN » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:34 am

Thanks for the replies.

Problem is Windows is not doing the Scan after reboot...

Or if is doing it, nothing has been repaired... My Disk still shows as DIRTY

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Re: Querying USN Journal on Disk... ERROR!

Post by NotNull » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:37 pm

Strange ... if the dirty flag is set, it should do an autocheck (including checkdisk)

Maybe Everything is interfering with the autochk proces?
Remove Everything from running at startup by disabling Start Everything on system startup and disabling Everything Service (both options can be found under Menu:Tools > Options > General)

Reboot twice
(don't forget to re-enable the disbled options afterwards)


BTW:
- Windows version?
- Everything version?
- is F: a removable disk?
- any pointers in the event log?

NEN
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Re: Querying USN Journal on Disk... ERROR!

Post by NEN » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:32 pm

...

1. I uninstalled Everything altogether - used Everything portable (older version 1.3.4) after that to check again = same result.

- It appears that F: is locked in someway, I tried to tinker with the HEX string values using "DMDE GUI for Windows" and it cannot be edited in any way, program said "Disk is locked and NOT unmountable".

2. OS: Windows 7 N --- Everything 1.4.1...x64 (last update)

3. My F: Disk is removable (internal) - not system = data only = 2TB Western Digital

4. --- How to check the Event Log to post it here?


I´m somewhat newbie on this ;)


Thanks in advance

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Re: Querying USN Journal on Disk... ERROR!

Post by void » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:35 am

From a command prompt, what do the following commands display:

fsutil repair query f:

fsutil usn queryjournal f:

fsutil usn deletejournal /D f:

NEN
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Re: Querying USN Journal on Disk... ERROR!

Post by NEN » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:21 pm

fsutil repair query f:

Self healing is enabled for volume f: with flags 0x1.

flags: 0x01 - enable general repair
0x08 - warn about potential data loss
0x10 - disable general repair and bugcheck once on first corruption

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fsutil usn queryjournal f:

Usn Journal ID : 0x01d453fcbe6fd095
First Usn : 0x000000014ed20000
Next Usn : 0x000000014ed21270
Lowest Valid Usn : 0x000000014ed20000
Max Usn : 0x7ffffffffffffffff0000
Maximum Size : 0x0000000002000000
Allocation Data : 0x0000000000000000

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fsutil usn deletejournal /D f:

... (nothing)

- when entered the command again it shows:

Error: The volume change journal is being deleted.


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Re: Querying USN Journal on Disk... SOLVED

Post by NEN » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:39 pm

---

Ok, now everything seems solved :D

This is what I did:

1. Performed a deep defrag with Ultimate Defrag 5 (Consolidate option) on Disk F.

2. After that, I located a folder that was not defragged/moved - it had a video file inside wichi was corrupted and I couldn´t remove before.

3. I deleted the file and restarted - this time worked.

4. I applied the commands recommended here by void.

5. Restarted and tried Everything portable again, and voilà, problem solved.

I run CheckDiskGUI to check Disk state and now is showing NOT DIRTY again ;)


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Thanks for the help

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