I login as an Administrator, go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer. Event Viewer > Application shows several errors - most related to vmware. Event Viewer > System also shows some errors. I will need to track these errors from now on.
To my surprise Event Viewer > System shows several error events (to view just error events, Menu > Action > Filter Current Log) which could be significant:
- The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume OS. Such events were raised at 2 AM (probably after some system process executed) on 30 April 2008.
- The device, \Device\Ide\iaStor0, did not respond within the timeout period.
So I took the following steps:
- I ran chkdsk on my disks. As I expected there are no errors detected.
- For the iaStor0 issue, saw http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/imsm/sb/cs-025783.htm. I am wary of installing new things unless needed. So I will wait for Vista to hang again before I try to fix the issue.